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Simplifying local development: The ./run executable

By Robin Winslow on 5 July 2017

Canonical’s webteam manage over 18 websites as well as many supporting projects and frameworks. These projects are built with any combination of Python, Ruby, NodeJS, Go, PostgreSQL, MongoDB or OpenStack Swift. We have 9 full-time…

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Designing build.snapcraft.io

By Matthew Paul Thomas on 3 July 2017

Many open-source software developers use GitHub. Let’s make it as easy as possible for them to build and release their code automatically.

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June’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 3 July 2017

Here are the best links shared by the design team in June 2017: How I Create Talks Technical Speaker Starter Kit 4 Things I Know About Pattern Libraries The Road to Burnout is Paved With Context Switching MVP: I Do Not Think That Word…

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May’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 1 June 2017

Here are the best links shared by the design team in May 2017: Introducing a faster BBC News front page Brick Block Create storyboards for your animations Introducing the Citymapper Smartbus Design Better Data Tables Screen Sizes: Viewport…

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Our open source websites

By Robin Winslow on 31 May 2017

Nowadays free software is everywhere – from browsers to encryption software to operating systems. Even so, it is still relatively rare for the code behind websites and services to be opened up. Stepping into the open Three years ago…

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April’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 2 May 2017

Here are the best links shared by the design team in April 2017: Joe Coleman: Sliding degrees of ‘hard sell’ Mockuuups Studio & Sketch Reasons to conference 2017: Design, Code & Create Hamburger Menu Alternatives for Mobile…

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Designing in the open

By Anthony Dillon on 25 April 2017

Over the past year, a change has emerged in the design team here at Canonical: we’ve started designing our websites and apps in public GitHub repositories, and therefore sharing the entire design process with the world. One of the main…

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What we learned at our first official GV design sprint

By Inayaili de León Persson on 4 April 2017

Last month the web team ran its first design sprint as outlined in The Sprint Book, by Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp. Some of us had read the book recently and really wanted to give the method a try, following the book to the letter.…

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March’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 3 April 2017

Here are the best links shared by the design team in March 2017: China’s zombie factories and unborn cities IXD17: Let’s Make the World We Want to Live In Great README A list of 30 women rocking in UX to celebrate International Women’s Day…

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February’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 1 March 2017

Here are the best links shared by the design team in February 2017: Write Good linter for Atom Land Lines – Chrome Experiments Better Web Typography for a Better Web Fast Good Cheap Data Visualizations by Herwig Scherabon How Flexbox…

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January’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 1 February 2017

Here are the best links shared by the design team during the first month of 2017: A Guide to 2017 Conferences Information Literacy Is a Design Problem Pattern patter. CLARK FROM INVISION, FOREVER! The Imbalance of Culture Fit a big list of…

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December’s reading list

By Inayaili de León Persson on 1 January 2017

We hope everyone has had a great start to the year and fun holiday season. Here are the best links shared by the design team during the last month of 2016: Creating a Weekly Research Cadence We’ve updated the radios and checkboxes on…