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Coffee & Code: Designers vs. Developers

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This past Sunday we hosted the second Coffee & Code at The Lab! Coffee & Code, inspired by an alumni, is designed as a chance for HackerYou grads from all programs to get together, make connections, work on projects, and hang out with other engaged, and inspiring developers. This month, we had two grads from the Part-Time HTML & CSS program: Emma Jenkin (Beacon Design) and Felix Lau (Creative Reflex) lead the event. Originally designers, both are now working as both designers AND developers. They broached the topic of bridging the gap between the two fields. The following post was written by Emma Jenkin (Beacon Design), Felix Lau (Creative Reflex), Bianca DiPietro (Designed by Bianca), and presented for Coffee & Code on July 6, 2014.

No matter what side of the divide you call home, it’s key to speak both languages.

We’ve pulled together a healthy list of resources to help bridge the gap:

Unheap - A tidy repository of jQuery plugins

PSD Covers - Turn your 2D designs in to 3D mockups

History of Interior Design - Drop-dead side-scroll site

Sony Store - “We are engineers, but we are also artists”

24 Hours of Happy - Share this moment of happy

Isotope - Fancy sorting plugin

The Noun Project - For all your iconic needs

Unsplash - Suitably hipster free stock images

S!te Alerts - See how the competition is doing

Similar Web - Creep the internet and see who’s on top

Make Your Money Matter - Some really incredible scrolling action

One Page Love - Love one-page websites? Get inspiration here.

Zinio - Free magazines – including net - online with your Toronto Public Library card