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My Journey Of Learning Programming Through Flatiron School #44

My Journey Of Learning Programming Through Flatiron School #44

My name is Mason Ellwood, and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code.

I recently read online that The Flatiron School recently was bought by WeWork. In the post I was reading yesterday on techcrunch (https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/23/wework-acquires-flatiron-school/), it explained that WeWork is a monster co-working company valuing in at roughly 20 million dollars. The deal terms where not disclosed to the public but what the public does know is that this means free tuition to any WeWork employees! Which is sweet if you are apart of that organization, less cool if you are not.

What WeWork is, I guess basically they work with large and small company creating work environments. The closest thing that I can relate to this, that we have here in Arizona is Cohoots (https://cohoots.com/). Creating fast work environments for startups and organizations that need a space fast and cheap.

The reason for them selling is unclear to me. But the techcrunch article stated:

“The news of the deal comes just a week after Flatiron School settled with the NY Attorney General for $375,000 after operating without a license from the NY State Education Department and improperly marketed and promoted its job placement and average starting salary of its graduates.”

But it sounds like Neumann’s is really looking forward to there new partnership and cant wait to get involved in what The Flatiron School has to offer saying:

“Our culture is one in which we are always ready to do more, to learn more, and we are proud to expand our offering with this new platform for learning. In Flatiron, we have found a partner who shares our vision of connecting people — through space, design, technology and community — and understands that those connections are what humanizes the way we work and live. We are all students for life. I am excited to welcome the entire Flatiron School team of educators, engineers and innovators to WeWork to continue to learn, together.”

  • Neumann

In another article, they mentioned that this move is similar to what LinkedIn did with their deal with Lynda.com. Creating a one stop shop for both learning and training, “free of charge” with there service.

“WeWork hopes to become a physical manifestation of the same ideals: a physical space where people can work, live, snack, network, and learn.”

  •  Fast Company (https://www.fastcompany.com/40484965/wework-just-bought-nyc-coding-bootcamp-flatiron-school)

What is most interest to read is that because of this recent acquisition there will be now more transparency into the real states of graduation success.

“As a part of the settlement, Flatiron will have to be more transparent about exactly how many of its grads are getting starting salaries of roughly $75,000 and how many are actually employed (versus those who are freelancing or interning). The organization will also have to get a license from the State Education Department even though it does not grant degrees for its courses.”

  • Fast Company (https://www.fastcompany.com/40484965/wework-just-bought-nyc-coding-bootcamp-flatiron-school)

So what this means for me…..

Most likely nothing haha, I will continue school like I did before, slowly poking my way through Javascript. But this doesn’t discredit that there will be changes that will be made. But it is too soon to tell what this all means. I do want to say that this post is no reflection on how I view the school. This is merely a reflection on a few articles I read online to mirroring the information I had accessible to me.

 

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20+ Fresh & Creative 404 Error Pages Examples For Your Inspir...

20+ Fresh & Creative 404 Error Pages Examples For Your Inspir…

It’s necessary to have a beautiful and appealing 404 error page. It appeared when a user used wrong URL or broken link. Besides, it can show up when the page URL was changed or redirected.

When a user has landed on 404 page, there is a huge chance he or she will leave without having to see what else your website can offer. Thus, once it happens, you need to help them get back to the homepage.

In this list, we have collected 20 fresh and creative 404 error pages to see just for fun. Or, you can use their ideas to create some cool 404 error page for your site or blog.

1. Dropbox

dropbox

2. The useless web index

theuselesswebindex

3. Bluegg

bluegg

4. Dan Woodger

danwoodger

5. Figma

figma

6. Bitly

bitly

7. tinsanity

tinsanity

8. Lego

lego-404

9. Airbnb

air-bnb

10. Grantburke

grantburke-404

11. BrandCrowd

brandcrowd

12. IconFinder

iconfinder

13. Blizzard

blizzard

14. Cooklet

cooklet

15. Hoppermagic

hoppermagic

16. Template Monster

tm-404

17. ShutterStock

shutterstock

18. MailChimp

mailchimp

19. Repair Pal

repairpal

20. Starbucks

starbucks-404

21. Designoholic

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Top Notch Web Apps for Designers and Design Teams - Web Design Le...

Top Notch Web Apps for Designers and Design Teams – Web Design Le…

Whatever your business or occupation, you want to make the best use of your core competencies. These might involve web design, project management, or business management.

Your responsibilities can also involve necessary, yet tedious and time-consuming tasks. If these to be done manually, can be error-prone as well.

When these tasks require frequent attention, you’re left with less time to do what you do best.

The best solution is to invest in apps that automate these tasks. In fact, a high-quality web app can make completing them easier and faster. Many of these apps, however, require installation and updating.

These web apps can be superior choices for the solutions you’re looking for. They don’t require installation or maintenance.

 

Apptivo

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This web app features a powerful online CRM system that sits at the core of an integrated suite of business apps. Apptivo automates your sales and marketing tasks, and provides a total view of your customer base.

You can also access this web-based system from your mobile devices.

 

Webflow

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This web app enables you to do both design and develop custom, responsive websites — without writing a line of code, or relying on a template. It also lets you create a bespoke CMS for any website, with structured content tailored to the site’s purpose. That’s how Webflow helps creative teams break down their silos and simplify collaboration between design, dev, and content.

 

Paymo

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This full-featured management app is suitable for individual designers and developers as well as for teams. Paymo enables you to manage your projects, track your time and expenses from start to finish. It also manages your invoicing and resource scheduling.

 

Nutcache

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Whether you’re an old hand at managing Agile and Scrum projects, or relatively new to the game, you’ll find Nutcache to be extremely helpful. This robust, business-oriented web app manages the total project lifecycle, and does so within the Agile set of principles.

 

pCloud

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Storing your videos, documents, photos, and other information on the cloud has its definite advantages.pCloud gives you 24/7 access to your stored information, whether it’s from your PC, tablet, or phone. It is also the first cloud storage system to offer lifetime use for a single payment.pCloud is one of the top Dropbox alternatives that you can find.

 

Keep up to date with the latest trends; the easy way

Every day we witness new design and project management tools appearing in the marketplace. Considering the rapid pace of development, it can be hard for a professional to keep up. Time spent on learning about the latest and greatest is also the time that’s taken away from the work at hand.

Nevertheless, you want to know about any new products that appear that can make your work easier. New tools can help you improve processes and deliverables, and boost your productivity.

If you want to save time, you’ll need to let others do the searching for you. Like that, you will still be able to improve your workflow and make your life just a little easier.

Read the reviews, study the pros and cons and find out what the potential learning curve of a new tool might be. By doing so, you can save yourself lots of time and trouble.

 

Summary

Design processes can vary in accordance with project types, team sizes, and the like. However, we tend to settle on a preferred set of tried and tested tools.

There is always a room for improvement. Moreover, continuous improvement should be one of the goals of any web designer.

New and improved tools, including web apps, deserve a close look. You’ll often get a significant return on your investment once you’ve put them to use.

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Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design – Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da…

Robert Katai’s first contact with the design was back in the days when Photoshop was a fun tool, used essentially for liquifying friends’ faces. We’ve all been there, on either one of the teams – the liquefiers or the liquified.

The first time I opened a design program was way back when Photoshop was only for liquifying your friends faces and edit some photos of  your crush’s in high school.

Since then, he has come a long way and today he’s a visual marketer and content strategist at Bannersnack. Even though he didn’t follow the design path as a career, he finds joy in creating something visually beautiful from scratch from time to time.

He enjoys experimenting and challenging himself, hence, he decided to start 15 days dare: to create each day a logo for a marketing buzzword.

“As every marketer who wants to do something new, something different and crazy, I thought about starting a 15 days challenge and design some marketing logos.”

Throughout the process, Robert has asked for the opinion of his fellow designers but even though he received some suggestions he decided to leave his logos chiseled.

Well, I don’t want to make them perfect. Because I’m a marketer, not a designer!

Check out Robert’s gallery of 15 marketing logos! Let us know what you think.

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

Marketer Cheats his Field With Design - Creates 15 Logos in 15 Da...

 

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20 Amazingly Creative Wedding Invitation Designs

The wedding day is one of the most important days in our lives. Everything has to be perfect: the wedding decorations, the dress, the cake, wedding photos, and of course, wedding invitations. A lot of work is done on wedding preparations.

Wedding invites can be printed or written by hand, in any case, they should carry a personal touch or a couple that is going to get married. In this collection, we have handpicked creative wedding invitation designs that will definitely impress you!

The designers of these invites play around witgh colors, typography, images and get amazing results. So, scroll down, see the wedding invitations and get ideas you can use for your own big day.

1. Teepee Invite

teepee-invite
1-teepee-invite

2. Wedding Invitation Design

Wedding-Invitation-Design-hawaii

3. Wedding invitation Design

sasha-marta
1-sasha-marta

4. Kai+Tuan wedding invitation card

KaiTuan-wedding-invitation-card
1-KaiTuan-wedding-invitation-card

5. Wedding Invite – Overall

Wedding-Invite-Overall

6. Adventure for Two: Wedding Invitations

Adventure-for-Two-Wedding-Invitations
1-Adventure-for-Two-Wedding-Invitations

7. A Paper Record Player

paper-record-player
1-paper-record-player
2-paper-record-player
3-paper-record-player

8. Insta Photo Frame wedding invitation set

polaroid-invite
1-polaroid-invite

9. Wedding Save The Date Balloon Cards

baloon-invite
1-baloon-invite

10. Wedding Invite – Overall

newspaper-invite

11. My Wedding Invites

wedding-invitations-red

12. Wedding Invite Final 2

zachary

13. K+M Wedding Invitations

KM-Wedding-invitations

14. save the date invitation

save-the-date

15. Festive Wedding Suite

Festive-Wedding-Suite
1-Festive-Wedding-Suite

16. Love City Life

city-life

17. The Rabbit & Monday Misfits

The-Rabbit-Monday-Misfits
1-The-Rabbit-Monday-Misfits

18. Chad & Helen | Wedding Stationery

Chad-Helen-Wedding-Stationery
1-Chad-Helen-Wedding-Stationery

19. Save The Date invitation

save-date

20. Wedding Stationery | Ashley & Edwin

wedding-stationary

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30 Amazing Payment Form Designs for Your Inspiration

30 Amazing Payment Form Designs for Your Inspiration

If you have ever sold something online, you know how difficult it is. You need to create a nice product or service, create a website and social media accounts to promote it, run the promotion, find clients, sell the product, and only then you can collect money.

The whole process is hard and time-consuming. And the last step is credit card payment form. People don’t tend to leave their credit card details in poorly designed form with confusing fields. That’s why you, as a designer, need to create a beautiful and easy-to-use credit card payment form. We decided to help you with this challenging task and collected 30 amazing payment form designs for your inspiration.

1. Daily UI Challenge

adidas-trainers

2. Pay

pay-form

3. Daily Ui #03 Credit Card Checkout

Daily-Ui-03-Credit-Card-Checkout

4. Credit Card Checkout

credit-card-checkout

5. Daily UI 002 – Credit Card

payment-details

6. Payment Screen & Summary

payment-screen

7. Daily UI 002 – Credit Card Checkout

adidas-yeezy

8. Daily UI 002 – Credit Card Checkout

dear-checkout

9. Credit card checkout #02 Daily UI

checkout-gif

10. Buffer – Credit Card Checkout

buffer

11. Daily UI 002 – Credit Card Checkout

drone-ckeckout

12. DailyUI Challenge

bank-of-america

13. Daily UI Challenge

sports-checkout

14. Credit Card Checkout

swoon

15. Daily UI (#dailyui)

reebok-crossfit

16. Credit Card Checkout

heart-checkout

17. WEB DESIGN // #dailyUI day 01-10 + 12 & 19

credit-card

18. Daily UI Challenge (001-010)

interior-payment

19. Day 2 – Credit Card Checkout

credit-card-design

20. Daily UI #002 – Credit Card Checkout

zeplin-creditcard-dribbble

21. Credit Card Checkout – DailyUI #002

creditcard-details

22. Credit Card Checkout

finger-snap

23. Credit Card Checkout

macbook-checkout

24. Fitbit Product Checkout Page

ui_fitbit_dribbble

25. Daily UI #002 – Credit Card Checkout

vespa-credit_card_checkout__2_

26. Daily UI #002: Credit Card Checkout UI

pink-checkout

27. Daily UI #002 – Credit Card Checkout

coconut

28. Credit Card Checkout

lamps-credit_card_checkout

29. credit card checkout

home-plants

30. Daily UI :: 002 Day 002 Credit Card Checkout

watch-metal

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20 Amazing Free Metal Textures to Use in Your Future Designs

20 Amazing Free Metal Textures to Use in Your Future Designs

It’s a challenging task to find proper textures, fonts, icons and brushes for every design project. Of course, you can create all these stuff yourself, but it will take a lot of time. Besides, there is no need to waste your time, when there are numerous free and premium design elements available on the web today.

If you are going to create some metallic design in future, these 20 free metal textures will certainly come in handy.

Most textures and patterns look not so good without grunge photo effects and creative typography. And these metal textures are no exception.

1. Green Metal Rust Texture 2

green-metal-rust-texture-2

2. Grey Metal Rust Texture

grey-metal-rust-texture

3. Orange Metal

orange-metal-rust-texture

4. Dumpster

dumpster-metal-texture

5. Rust Metal

rust-metal

6. Dust Metal

dust-metal

7. Red Metal

red-metal

8. White Grunge Metal

white-grunge

9. Gun Metal

gun-metal

10. Bright Cold Galvanized Metal Sheet

dirty-bright-galvanized-steel

11. Black Scratched Metal Plate

wildtextures-black-scratched-plate

12. Blue Scratched Metal Sheet

scratcjed-blue-metal

13. High Contrast Brushed & Scratched Metal Sheet

metal-sheet-scratched-brushed

14. Vertical Brushed Metal Sheets

brushed-metal-shets

15. Seamless Metal Textures

seamless-metal

16. Dark Rusty Metal Sheet

dark-rusty-metal-sheet

17. Scratched Pink Painted Steel Sheet Texture

pink-scratches

18. Rusted Turquoise Metal Sheet Texture

wildtextures-turquoise-rusted-metal-sheet

19. Seamless Checkerplate Anti-Slip Metal Floor

checkerplate-metal-sheet

20. Grooved Blue Steel Texture

grooved-blue-steel-texture

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My Journey Of Learning Programming Through Flatiron School #39

My Journey Of Learning Programming Through Flatiron School #43

My name is Mason Ellwood, and I’m currently working on Flatiron School’s Online Full Stack Web Development Program. Each week, I’ll be writing about my experience, what I’m learning, and tips on learning to code.

Building culture at work always seemed a little odd to me… I mean the idea itself does not seem odd; building a group of people up and creating a positive and active workforce all driving towards the same goal. Yah I mean it seems simple enough. It also seems like such a huge focus of so many companies, constantly being retold about the culture that a company has, and told and showcases like a gift to the workforce. Almost as if to say “hey if you work somewhere else, then you will be miserable”, because they do not have this hyper-defined culture that is cultivated at your current location. Then why is that so hard to find?

I have worked at a lot of companies, meaning I have worked at less than 10 and for some reason, it is hard to find a culture at these places that actually reflect this hard defined temperament of the general population of the workforce. But when you find it you really find it, it’s almost a slap in the face. It’s almost odd and kinda takes you back a step.

When I started The Flatiron School, I was not expecting to find anything more there then what I had with any of my other online class I have taken in college. And I don’t know about you, but every single class I took online I basically thought I was taking myself. On a solo mission to figure something out. But here’s where I was slapped in the face.

The Flatiron School was different, and yah almost odd. How are all these students, who have never met each other SO invested in each other and in the curriculum?! I have made a friend in an online class, I mean COME ON?! I don’t know how they did it but they really did. They have created a culture at The Flatiron School that not only loves what they do, but are willing to set aside their time to help each other. If that does not speak for the curriculum I don’t know what does.

I know this post has nothing to do with code, but I am having fun in an online class. I know it’s weird… So hats off to them if anything haha.

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