The tech industry needs you now more than ever.

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Photo by Christopher Gower on Unsplash

A lot of times, people come to me seeking knowledge or assistance in getting a job and I am always able to give them what I have and know. What do I know?

There is no such thing as unemployment in the technology sector today, what we have is technical unemployment.

Before you get all argue-y, google the term “technical unemployment”. You will simply find that what we are witnessing is an evolution of the job or white-collar industry. It is no longer what we thought it was or what our…


Becoming be a digital artist…

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My illustration from my dribble account: https://dribbble.com/dubem-design

Just become a digital artist, get started. End of story.

But honestly, it’s not that easy even for me. Sometimes I wish there was something to blame, maybe motivation will power or something of a thing of that sort, but really there is no excuse. The daily responsibility of getting better at your craft cannot be laid at the feet of abstract concepts, time, place, or lack of a teacher.

Some of the things I am coming to terms with:

  1. Professions don’t have the time to coach you
  2. Youtube is a great place to learn

One of the many things to be grateful for

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Intro

So, I thought I was transitioning to writing more technical posts, but I decided to take a pause so my brain can cook up something new. Meanwhile, I was reminiscing over my learning journey, starting from a clueless dude who wanted to write programs to make robots move to someone learning to write code that makes products scale. …


Discover the building blocks of a great email template design

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Photo by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

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So you signed up for an app, their interface looks great and then you have to confirm your email, but wait! you wonder if the email is from the same website or maybe you are being scammed. Often times I have come across great website/ web apps with awful email layout. It’s like the frontend theme could not cope with the different standards and considerations for coding up an email template.

With my experience with email templates, I have often conquered by planning, designing the UI, and then coding…


Beginner guide to frontend development

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Photo by Carlos Muza on Unsplash

Story Story

I was a young aspiring software engineer, watching tutorial videos, reading articles who didn't really know the difference, all I wanted to do was code. Well, I found out the difference after an interview where I was asked what my strength was and I just said “coding”. It was clear that I didn’t know much but the interviewer did praise my design skill and tried to get me to change course. After a few interviews, I resolved to accept a design work at another firm so I could use my free time to…


A guide for new devs and designers calling web apps, websites.

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Photo by Halacious on Unsplash

Intro

This is a question I often get asked all the time, what is the difference between a website and a web app. Non-techies and dev/ designer newbies use it interchangeably. It’s usually fine for me until when it is time to negotiate value and price or when the new guy has mistaken them too much a time that it gets on your nerves. This post is actually for my new recruits but it would be great if it helps you too.

Here are some of the reasons why…


A career guide for new devs and designers

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Photo by Eftakher Alam on Unsplash

Hello, friends, If you are reading this you might be one of our new recruits and I say welcome to you. If not, you can still go ahead and read the guide really. It applies to anyone going into the web design and development career.

Somehow, someway you stumbled unto the adventurous world of web design and development, maybe through a friend who inspired you, you want to build a product, the need to earn a living, or just pure curiosity. …


Some will not give but condemn you when you do

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

I am going to tell you a short story today, one with great lessons.

One day, I was at the coming down from the stairs of an internet-cafe when I met an elderly man with his driver struggling to climb the stairs. I immediately offered to help and instantly progress was made. We were able to take him up the stairs, though slowly but we got there surely. I had left the internet-cafe to go get something as I was doing some homework there.

On returning, I saw the elderly…


Why organization is a strong ingredient for success

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Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

Prior to reading Napoleon hill’s Think and Grow Rich, the words, organize, and organization translated as the task you know you should do but can’t get your self to and big business. However, it is more than this. Organizing is more than just the way it is said, you must take it seriously because it is one strong characteristic of successful people.

It all starts when you have an idea. But an idea doesn’t come fully formed. You must sit and bring the pieces together. …


Wonder why you are always tired from doing absolutely nothing

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Photo by Henrikke Due on Unsplash

It's one thing to be tired after the days work, its another to be tired after the day's rest. What!, people can be tired from doing nothing? Yes, they can I would have to look deep into why this is, but I am here in this post to ponder this phenomenon.

I was going to title the post, daily tiredness until I researched the word fatigue and saw that it fit the description of what I was trying to explain. So we are on the same page, fatigue is:

Feeling…

Dubem Kizito

Frontend Developer, somethings write about life. sometimes draws, somethings animates, sometimes animate.

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