Building Real-Time Charts With GraphQL And PostgresBuilding Real-Time Charts With GraphQL And Postgres Rishichandra Wawhal 2019-03-27T13:00:08+01:002019-03-28T17:36:26+00:00Charts form an integral part of any industry that deals with data. Charts are useful in the voting and polling industry, and they’re also great at helping us better understand the different behaviors and characteristics of the users and clients we work with. Why are real-time charts so important? Well, they’re useful in cases when new data is produced continuously; for example, when using live-time series for visualizing stock prices is a great use for real-time charts. In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to build real-time charts with open-source technologies apt for exactly this particular task. Note: This tutorial requires basic knowledge of React and GraphQL. Stack PostgreSQL The very point behind using Charts is to visualize “huge” volumes data. We, therefore, need a database that efficiently handles lar..
In this article we list 17 different MailChimp templates to help you make the most of your email marketing efforts, no matter the occasion or purpose. These templates have been selected for their amazing designs, and fully functional and customizable structure. Your aim with these is to create highly converting and effective email campaigns. So, at the end of the post, we’ve provided three additional tips to make the most of your newly purchased MailChimp template. Themeforest is home to thousands of MailChimp email templatesNewsletter Templates Newsletters are the staple of email marketing, and they’re growing in popularity. Check out the following five creative and informative MailChimp templates we found for you. 1. Grabient | Email Newsletter Grabient | Email NewsletterGrabient is a versatile MailChimp template that makes for a perfect simplistic newsletter. It’s a fully responsive template with a drag and drop builder. It doesn’t have a complicated visual design which is ideal f..
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Meet “Art Direction For The Web,” A New Smashing Book By Andy ClarkeMeet “Art Direction For The Web,” A New Smashing Book By Andy Clarke Bruce Lawson 2019-03-26T10:40:39+01:002019-03-28T17:36:26+00:00A page on the Web isn’t like a printed page. Many of us learned that the hard way when we abandoned fixed-width layouts and embraced the web’s inherent flexibility and responsiveness. Read the excerpt chapter. Modern web technologies like CSS Grid, Flexbox and Shapes have made it possible for us to implement print’s often distinctive designs, and the web’s now full of tutorials on how to use them. But the most important question is not “how” we can use art direction techniques to improve our designs for the web, but instead “when” and “why”. eBook Hardcover eBook$14.90 $19Get the eBook PDF, ePUB, Kindle. Free for Smashing Members. Hardcover$29 $39Get the Print (incl. eBook) Printed, quality hardcover. Shipping starts mid-April. This is the reason why Andy Clarke wrote his n..
Imagine that you’re running a business website where you sell a consulting service or physical products, and you’re targeting several groups of different consumers. Your website homepage obviously cannot be tailored to each group with different needs and demands, and therefore cannot perform equally well in converting all of your target customers. This is where landing pages become your secret weapon. Let’s deep dive into the essential roles that landing pages play in optimizing sale funnel conversions and how they work together with email marketing to help you seal the deal with prospects. Photo by Le BuzzWhat Are Landing Pages?Building sales funnels with clearly defined goals is a critical part of growing your businesses. In plain words, a sales funnel is a path, consisting of a set of activities, that prospects follow to reach the final step, which is the desired conversion goal. In a sales funnel, landing pages are stand-alone web pages that don’t belong to your main website, but f..
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How To Find And Make The Most Of The Unplanned User JourneyHow To Find And Make The Most Of The Unplanned User Journey Ben Christine 2019-03-25T12:30:35+01:002019-03-28T17:36:26+00:00Fallbacks can be defined as an alternative plan that may be used, and in the context of user journeys, they would be an alternative path to the expected or planned user behavior. So, when we think about our sites and apps, we build them with a particular plan in mind to achieve a particular goal by taking a particular route and to experience a particular experience. If you are experienced in building products, you will know that users have a tendency to do things you didn’t plan for, and that’s alright because we can’t possibly understand all of their needs and intention. This is why fallbacks are so valuable. Over the years, we have tried and tested many tools at Venture Harbour to help us get better feedback loops. Our products have needs which require different types of tools to reveal all kinds o..
Nowadays, every business should have a website. As a restaurant or cafe owner, it’s imperative that your food business has a well-branded, beautifully-designed online presence in order to attract more customers. Do you need a beautiful new restaurant site? One with on-trend designs made for 2019? Thanks to WordPress, you can easily create your restaurant website design without having to worry about hiring a developer to ensure your menu is displayed and updated properly. With a top WordPress restaurant theme made for 2019, you can: Showcase your menu in full and feature beautiful photos of your best dishes. Display your new site with a responsive design that looks perfect on mobile. Allow your customers to make a reservation online or even order food to be delivered to their doorstep. But if you turn to Google to find the right theme, you’ll wind up with hundreds of results, which can be totally overwhelming. That’s why we’ve gathered our best-selling restaurant and cafe Word..
SVG Circle Decomposition To PathsSVG Circle Decomposition To Paths Bryan Rasmussen 2019-03-22T13:00:08+01:002019-03-28T17:36:26+00:00This article starts with a confession: I like to hand-code SVG. It’s not always the case but often enough it could seem peculiar to people who do not share my predilection. There are a good number of benefits in being able to write SVG by hand, such as optimizing SVGs in ways a tool can’t (turning a path into a simpler path or shape), or by simply understanding how libraries like D3 or Greensock work. With that said, I’d like to look more closely at circular shapes in SVG and things we can do with them when we move past a basic circle. Why circles? Well, I love circles. They’re my favorite shape. First off (hopefully you’ve seen a basic circle in SVG before), here’s a pen that shows one: See the Pen circle by Bryan Rasmussen. A lot of things can be done with a circle: it can be animated and it can have different colors applied to it. Still, there..
As a musician or a band, your primary goals are to fill the gig venue with raving fans and get noticed by agents. The best way to make sure that happens is to create an attractive website. Using your website, you can share information about your albums, upcoming single releases, events, and general band or biography information. Having a site also makes it possible for music agencies to get in touch with you about the possibility of signing a contract. One of the easiest ways to create a website is to use WordPress. Aside from being easy to use, WordPress is versatile enough for any type of website, including those for musicians, DJs, bands, and more. There are plenty of Premium WordPress themes geared for the music industry that include features like an audio player, event information, the ability to sell your merchandise, and so forth. Premium music WordPress themes on ThemeforestThe Best Music WordPress Themes of 2019In today’s post, we’re showcasing some of the best music WordPre..