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The Radar: May 20, 2015

May 21st, 2015 - by Julie Hale - Salt Lake City, Utah

Keeping up with design and technology is a lot of work. Luckily, we enjoy wading through the noise just to find the gems of awesomeness sprinkled throughout. The Radar is our gift to you, Current or Potential Client, so that you can enjoy all of the awesome without any of the drudgery. Unwrap it each week, and know that you’re loved by the geeks and pixel-pushers at Objective.

The Good and Evil of Content Strategy

Good read on when and how to use personalized content.

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Speeding Up the Web

Google’s new QUIC protocol aims to combine some of the best features of UDP and TCP with modern security tools.

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3D Holographics…Finally?

Despite all the movies about the future, it is still amazing when something from one of them actually looks like it could become a reality.

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Speaking Hexadecimal

Is it time to create English words to pronounce hexadecimal number combinations? You be the judge.

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The Accessibility Project

Excellent resource detailing how to make web applications accessible for everyone.  Also helps dispel common myths that developers believe about building accessible applications.

How-tos and Myths


Need fonts, photos, graphics or music for your project? Here’s a hand-picked directory of the best free resources for creatives.


The Secret of My Success

Graphic Designer, Paula Scher, discusses her worst jobs, her biggest challenge as a designer, and her productivity secret (EMBRACE BOREDOM!).

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Javascript Promises

Here’s an article that demonstrates some common pitfalls when working with Javascript promises. If not used correctly, your code may not run in the order that you’d expect it to. This link is an example from the author demonstrating that.

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Be Mobile-Friendly or…

Google’s new algorithm will greatly hinder search results for websites that aren’t mobile-friendly. Time to go mobile or get buried.

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Input Type Sandbox

A way to test the near-infinite combination of input types, validation patterns and attributes across any device, OS or browser, to see how onscreen keyboards and HTML5 validation behaviors react.