Category: Social Networking

10 Best Social Networks for Designers

10 Best Social Networks for Designers
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Our success in this world is highly determined by connections we make and value we create. Social networks are making this whole process of networking and meeting like-minded people easier by providing digital space where people can express themselves and have meaningful conversations. Designers always want to get feedback, seek for inspiration and generally meet other designers.

Today I am sharing my research on 10 best social networks for designers. You will find some old school social platforms like DeviantArt and glorified Dribbble but also some growing and promising communities.

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Tutorial: Grabbing Popular Dribbble Shots Dynamically via jQuery

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Compared with any other design network Dribbble always seems to come out on top. The quality of submissions is beyond comprehension to most graphics designers, especially with mobile/web user interfaces. There are so many amazing shots published every day but it’s tough to keep up with the constant flow of new publications.

In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build a small webapp which dynamically pulls all the most recent popular shots from Dribbble. The interface is very simple to work with and we want to create all these effects without refreshing the page. For organizing the backend data I’ll be using a custom jQuery plugin named jribbble. It suits our needs perfectly and it’s so easy to get started – even a newbie JavaScript developer could pick this up in a couple hours.

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Best Pinterest Style WordPress Themes

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Pinterest allows you to collect and share images, videos and other media content types with your follower base, many people do not know that WordPress supports many different post types, allowing WordPress users to post quotes, galleries, videos and images to their blog. Today I wanted to focus on the best WordPress themes that are built similar to Pinterest, these Pinterest themes mostly use the jQuery masonry layout and WordPress custom post types to display the content in a similar fashion to Pinterest.

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Tutorial: Pulling Your 5 Most Recent Tweets via Ajax

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For web developers just breaking into social media there are dozens of fantastic APIs you can work with. Most notably the Twitter API has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. And such rightly so, as the developers at Twitter have been working nonstop to improve endpoints and other miscellaneous settings.

The API has also been online long enough that 3rd party developers have created their own web apps and released the code as open source. In this tutorial I’ll be working with exactly this type of open source jQuery plugin called tweet! which can pull recent tweets from any user account. The plugin also comes with some default styles which we’ll play around with. We could also pull tweet data from searches, lists, and favorites as well.

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