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Joost Schuur
Works at PlayMob
Attended Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
Lives in London, UK
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Great title. I promise that responsive design isn't one of them. 
Whenever I see a link called Web Design Trends for this year I click it happily only to be disappointed within minutes. It’s always…
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+Joost Schuur I heard Apple may be coming out with a watch too... oh goodie!!
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It's a premium course, but I have no doubt that it's worth the money, based on Wes Bos' experience producing similar courses.
A premium training course to strengthen your core JavaScript skills and master all that ES6 has to offer. 19 Modules and 66 Videos!
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No problem :)
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A collection of usage examples for the new CSS Grid Layout specification.
CSS Grid Layout. The CSS Grid Layout specification is one of a few new specifications that are redefining how we approach layout for the web. Alongside Flexbox and the Box Alignment Module it will become part of a modern layout system for websites and web applications.
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Developers should love the security of unit tests. Nobody loves writing unit tests, but the peace of mind they bring can easily be worth the extra work. Unit tests check blocks of code to ensure that they all run as expected. This is very common for traditional software development and now very common in web …
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You have probably already used some icon fonts on one of your websites. But did you know there are so many beautiful free icon fonts that you…
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These seem useful
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Great intelligent color palette generator.
Generate beautiful color palettes with no prior design knowledge.
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Hm... they are still very similar function wise: https://coolors.co/

Both are really cool though.
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As a technical medium, Responsive Web Design (RWD) requires a working knowledge of the code that makes it work. Designers who ignore the basics fail to understand what browsers can and can’t do. Cascading Stylesheets, or CSS, is the language...
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A modal. A small box that pops up to tell you something important. How hard can it be? Wellllll. Medium hard, I'd say. There's quite a few considerations a
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useful post

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Common mistakes designers make and how to fix them
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Very useful.
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There's a free version too, but I thought the pro version of this Bootstrap/Material Design UI Kit was especially well put together and offered numerous components and sample layouts to play with.
Start Your Development With A Badass Bootstrap UI Kit inspired by Material Design.
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Sometimes you don't need a full CMS. A static site generator like Jekyll will do the job. Full set of screencasts showing all about it.
Free, curated resources for Jekyll users. Guides, tutorials, videos, snippets, services, themes and templates for the most popular static site generator.
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Codecademy even has a nice little tutorial using Jekyll. Pretty basic but a good start - https://www.codecademy.com/learn/deploy-a-website
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MaintainableCSS is an approach to writing modular, scalable and of course, maintainable CSS.
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Wow, this article is awesome ^_^
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Product Manager
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  • PlayMob
    Product Manager, 2012 - present
  • IGN
    Product Manager, 2000 - 2010
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Santa Ana, CA - New York, NY - London, UK - Tübingen, Germany
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Nerdy product guy. Gamer. Touches code (usually in a good way).
Introduction
I like nerdy things. Passionate about video game connected services and making people's social lives richer through thoughtful product design and online networks. Over 10 years of professional experience in the video game industry. I currently work on product at Playmob, a company that connects game developers with charities for in-game item sponsorships.

I'm also learning web application development again in Ruby on Rails, so I know what the heck the engineers are talking about.

Enjoy cycling, reading (alternate history and science fiction (Mars, time travel, robots)). Unsuccessfully recovering TiVo-holic. Space nut, gamer, atheist, web developer/coder, Apple aficionado, pro science, pro rational thought and behavior.

I also run the +Martian Soil and +Backbone Links pages on Google+ and help out as a moderator in the London and Web Developers, Web Designers, Web Coding

In case you're wondering, despite the Dutch name, I don't speak the language much. My father is Dutch (and my mother German).

I also maintain a Gamers circle, where I post more gaming news than in public. Let me know if you'd like to be added to that.

Current gaming obsessions: Team Fortress 2 and Minecraft.

Content posted prior to the account migration in July 2012 can be found on the old profile.
Bragging rights
Worked on 1,000 video games. Kinda. Was a pretty big deal online in the 90ies (or at least that's what I told my Mom).
Education
  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
    Business, 1991 - 1993
  • Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen
    Computer Sciences, 1993 - 1995
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jschuur, joostschuur
What an amazingly spacious place by the canal! Cafe area when you get in, tables for food upstairs and a lounge downstairs with a performance space. Great for larger groups of friends to meet up in the evening, or just to pop in during the day after a walk along Regents Canal. Dog friendly too.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I went on the hunt for a new place to buy some bread and explore the neighbourhood and really enjoyed the warehouse ambiance and the good selection of baked goods. It did not disappoint in my quest to get some new 'fancy sandwich making bread'. Even the metal coffee mugs were a fun way to mix things up.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The first of a serious of coffee places with tech workers in mind. Comfy, uniquely individual seating, power outlets and wifi galore, good food menu for a bite to eat and they even offer space to book for small scale meetups or company meetings. Some days can get a little crowded and noisy, so your mileage may vary.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Unbelievable variety of international foods, all under one roof. The only bad thing I can say about it is there's too much variety I chose from and it's only on Sundays. Some seating available (check the back!), but you might have to sit on the floor or, weather permitting, on the curb outside. Note: there's even more food options in the neighbourhood and various parts of the Old Truman Brewery. Just in case you need more choices.
Public - a year ago
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Restored in the style of the original theater, the Globe not only puts on the Bard's classic plays, sometimes in a modern setting, but also other plays from the era or more contemporary times. At £5 the standing room tickets are a steal, but make sure you know what you're in for if it's a 3+ hour Shakespeare play. Even if you're seated, you may want to upgrade to a cushion for only an extra pound.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
No less than six different soups made daily here, with plenty of space to sit and enjoy them. It's right down by the Old Street Underground station, so whether you want a quick meal before you're off somewhere or are passing the time until a local appointment, no need to walk further. Even has a bitcoin ATM.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
John's is an old school barber shop that isn't much to look at, but provides a good service with a friendly conversation. I've never seen it busy here (in fact, I wonder how he stays in business!), so you'll probably not need to wait. Prices are a couple of pounds more than the quick places you'll find on busy streets (about £12 for a basic men's cut), but the service is more than worth it.
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