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How To Design Mobile Apps For One-Hand Usage

by Maitrik Kataria

90% of the smartphones sold today have >5-inch displays. Bigger screen real estate presents newer challenges and opportunities for app makers and designers. Let’s look at how designing apps for one-handed usage can solve those challenges.

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What To Do If People Hate Your Brand Mascot

by Suzanne Scacca

Does your website have a mascot that the audience isn’t responding well to or that outright hates it? Or maybe your new client has brought along a mascot that you’re unsure about? If a mascot’s design or messaging isn’t on point with an audience, …

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Setting Up API Mocking With Mirage JS And Vue.js

by Kelvin Omereshone

This article introduces Mirage JS, an API mocking library that lets you build, test and share a complete working JavaScript application without having to rely on any backend API or services. You’ll also learn how to set up Mirage JS with the …

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