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Tips For Mastering A Programming Language Using Spaced Repetition

Since first hearing of spaced repetition a few years back, I’ve used it for a wide range of things, from learning people’s names to memorizing poetry to increasing my retention of books.
Today, I’ll share best practices that I’ve discovered from using spaced repetition to learn and master a programming language.
Further Reading on SmashingMag: How To Get Started With Ruby Crucial Concepts Behind Advanced Regular Expressions 7 JavaScript Things I Wish I Knew Much Earlier In My Career An Introduction To Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS)’“) Some great articles on this topic are already out there, including “Memorizing a Programming Language Using Spaced Repetition Software” by Derek Sivers and “Janki Method” by Jack Kinsella.

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Form-Field Validation: The Errors-Only Approach

Error pages for form-field validation are dreadful. You’ve just filled out 20 form fields, yet you get the same bloated page thrown back in your face because a single field failed to validate.
I clearly recall the often loud sighs of despair during our last usability study each time a test subject encountered a validation error page.
Further Reading on SmashingMag: Web Form Validation: Best Practices and Tutorials Useful Ideas And Guidelines For Good Web Form Design Web Form Design: Showcases And Solutions We also noticed that test subjects who had been exposed to validation errors began to take preventive actions to avoid them in subsequent steps, by writing things such as “N/A” in the “Company name” field if in doubt about whether the field was optional.

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Form-Field Validation: The Errors-Only Approach

The Basics of Business Card Design

A business card in some cases is the most important marketing piece that a company will have. It has the potential to make or break business deals, and is just as important as the way you present yourself during a first impression. In this post, we will cover some of the basics such as typography, layout, object placement and printing standards when designing a business card.
Printing Standards Before you move too far into a fresh design, printing standards should always be considered.

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