Latest Tools of the Week [1st August – 7th August]

New month, new beginnings! We have entered into the month of August and one thing that remains same while dates, months keep changing is the homework we here are DesigniMag do to help you all the best way possible. Without breaking the chain of making continuous efforts to ensure that we make to present before you all we are here with our first week’s compilation of August 2015.

From a superb deal from Mightydeals to unique JavaScript library namely Substitureteacher.js, tool to learn CSS there are some of the really interesting tools that we have selected for you all to check out this week.

Latest Tools of the Week [25th July – 31st July]

Latest Tools of the Week [18th July – 24th July]

Latest Tools of the Week [11th July – 17th July]

Latest Tools of the Week [4th July – 10th July]

Latest Tools of the Week [27th June – 3rd July]

1. Bootstrap Starter Kit Deal

If you are interested in lean, mean and highly responsive Bootstrap web designs, MightyDeal has come up with an incredible Bootstrap Starter Kit for you all to easily put together a great website of your own. All you get to do is drag and drop HTML Builder, mix and match various Bootstrap Content Blocks to put together unlimited website layouts. You can get this Bootstrap Starter Kit for mere $14. Grab the deal now before its late.

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2. Lotus

Lotus is already featured in our list of best Ruby frameworks article sometime before but we thought to give a shout out once again for this awesome Ruby framework.

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3. Substitureteacher.js

A unique JavaScript library that will rotate a series of sentences that will look awesome on any website above hero image.

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4. FlexBox

Interested in learning CSS flexbox for free? If yes, don’t find other resources, just click on the link, enter your email ID and you will get free 20 videos that will help you learn CSS Flexbox.

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5. CSSPlus

Another CSS based tool for developers which is fast and robust.

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6. Html5toolstips.js

This site will cover some of the useful light and clean tooltips with smooth 3D animation that looks lovely on any website or app and the best part is you don’t need any framework.

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7. Export Kit

One of the most advanced Photoshop plugin that will help you to convert any PSD into HTML, CSS, WordPress, jQuery, Android, etc and that too in just few clicks. Awesome, isn’t.

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8. GameAnalytics

A must have tool for game developers that helps them to understand game player’s behavior by giving relevant insights.

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9. Minigrid

A minimal zero dependency cascading grid layout that is only 2kb in size and you can install it very easily.

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10. @pixelSorter

A Twitter bot developed in Ruby language that help designers to sort the pixels. This Twitter bot will sorts the rows or columns as you choose of an image according to specifications like hue,brightness, contrast, red, etc.

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That’s all for now. Have your say by dropping in the comments in the section provided below. We would love to hear from you.

40 Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – July 2015

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Tools, apps, websites that can be categorized as useful resources for our designers and developers are genuinely doing their job pretty well to help the ones checking them out and making their optimum use. It is always a wise idea to seek help if you are able to work smart and invest your time on the job that need to be done by yourself.

DesigniMag team is working in the same direction, not exactly creating these useful resources instead by looking for them all over the web and preparing the list of the best tools and apps. Each one of the tools is carefully selected based on its utility, the ease, availability, without the hidden charges or anything that might leave the users disappointed.

Here is our list of useful tools for designers and developers that were introduced in the month of July 2015. Check out our previous month’s compilation by clicking on the link. 30 Useful Tools for Designers and Developers – June 2015.

1. Web Design Conferences to Attend in August 2015

If you have missed out, we are adding the list of web design conferences that are scheduled to be taking place this month and we suggest our designer friends to try and be the part of whichever conference they wish to attend. Register now, before it gets late.

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2. Best Podcasts for Web Developers

Podcasts are the best source of keeping oneself posted about the latest happenings in the field of development. Few days back we listed down some 15 podcasts for our developer friends to subscribe and stay in the loop and informed about the latest developments, trends and other things.Click on the link or the image below to check out the list of worthy podcasts for developers.

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3. Sketch Flex Layout

Its a jQuery plugin for Sketch that lets users create CSS Flexbox layouts with the stylesheets and prototypes available.

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4. CodeMyUI

This is a web portal that provides users miscellaneous resourceful stuff that they can check and use if the need arises. Incase one gets stuck, this is a one stop destination that will prove to be helpful.

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5. AnyAPI

AnyAPI is a website where users are provided with over 100 high-quality public APIs to be used easily.

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6. SVG Filters

SVG filters is a tool that helps in getting SVG filters. All users need to do is drag and drop the image and SVG Filters will do the needful.

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7. Brand Colors

Looks good and is worth checking out too. Here users get official color codes for different brands.

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8. Font Matcherator

Its a tool that lets users identify the fonts on the images. Upload an image with type and Font Matcherator will identify the fonts that match.

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9. Pagelocity

This tool optimizes and maintains different web pages the easy way. Also, with the help of this tool, users get an insights about their web page within a minute.

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10. Zeplin

Zeplin is a tool that lets users design hand-off in simple manner. Also, one can generate styleguides and resources, automatically.

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11. Turret

This is a framework that ensures in style and browser behaviour normalisation to ensure rapid development of responsive and accessible websites.

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12. Relay

Its a design communication system that is synced with slack. With Relay users can capture and share work in progress with their team members.

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13. HTML5 Mega Cheat Sheet

HTML5 Mega Cheat Sheet is a website that provides users the series of HTML5 tutorials and guides.

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14. Zoom Slider

Zoom Slider,; Name says it all! Its a simple content slider with a depth-like zoom functionality for a predefined area in different slides.

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15. Photoshop Design Space

Photoshop Design Space is a website that is built with HTML5 to let users rapidly prototype, test, and create a space in Photoshop without compromising with the reliability.

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16. Purify CSS

The tool detects as to which CSS selectors your app is using thereby creating a file without the unused CSS.

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17. Sassline

This tool helps spread better typography all across the web. Its best use can be made in prototyping, blogs and full website builds.

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18. Material Palette

Material Palette is a tool for designers to select the palette. Users need to select two desired colors and material palette will show how the result would look like.

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19. Semantic UI

Semantic UI is a development framework that promises to help create beautiful, responsive layouts using human-friendly HTML.

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20. Material Design Lite

This is a tool that lets users add a Material Design look and feel to their websites.

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21. Systematic CSS

Systematic CSS is a tool that makes it easier for users to prototype, iterate and scale a web design in a systematic manner.

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22. Ditto

Ditto is a tool that can be used in Photoshop for things like colours, text, font sizes; almost everything.

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23. XType

XType is one efficient data validation in JavaScript that improves the efficiency and readability by unifying the most basic but common data and type validations in apps into single, highly optimized operations.

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24. Session With Typography

Sessions with Typography is a self-guided experiment for Typekit fonts and Adobe Muse.

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25. Tota11y

Tota11y is an accessibility visualization toolkit that ensures to help in visualization of how a partiuclar website performs with assistive technologies.

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26. BassCSS

BassCSS is a lightweight, fast, modular CSS toolkit that comprises of a huge range of base element styles and immutable utilities to provide speed, clarity, performance and scalability.

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27. Half Tone Patterns

This is an online vector halftone generator created by Larissa Davidova that as the name says generates half tone patterns for designing.

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28. Crayon

Its a list of CSS variables that links color names to hexadecimal values usable with post CSS or with the CSS preprocessor.

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29. Expand.js

This is a modular library comprising of approximately 80+ custom elements and 350+ utility functions to start working on various web apps in a hassle-free manner.

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30. Sketch Flex Layout

Sketch Flex Layout is a plugin for CSS Flexbox layouts that use style-sheets and prototypes.

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31. Spectacle

Spectacle is a reactjs presentation library to write their decks in JSX. It shows users a slide lookahead, current time and current slide.

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32. Breakouts

Breakouts is a website that comprises of different JavaScript game engines for implementations of the classic game Breakout in different engines.

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33. RADjs

RADjs is a framework that helps users in building mobile apps in a speedy way. It supports almost all web browsers and is optimized for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8.

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34. A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

If Machine Learning interests you all then you have got a website that will help you get the better learning. Its a visual introduction to Machine Learning. Also check out our some of the best Machine Learning cheat sheets and 12 best free Machine learning ebooks.

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35. QuantityQueries

QuantityQueries by Drew Minns is a tool that claims to help users in building Quantity Queries for different projects.

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36. Zeplin

Wish to create pixel perfect apps without any issue or much fuss? With Zeplin you can do so as it helps generate styleguides and resources, automatically.

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37. Styleguide

Creating and maintaining styleguides goes easy with this amazing tool namely Styleguide.

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38. DeployBot

Deploybot is a simple app that helps users in deploying code anywhere without complex cookbooks, recipes and configurations.

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39. CSS2SASS

CSS to SASS is a converting tool that enables users to convert CSS to SASS easily.

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40. Markdown UI

This is a responsive user interface in markdown that helps in creating responsive UI’s for mobile and web using Markdown Syntax. Rapid prototyping UI’s for single-page and multiple-page apps goes easy with Markdown UI.

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Have anything to add, suggest or pass on the review as to how good or bad these resources are to be used in various designing and development projects? Do let us know!

Latest Tools of the Week [18th July – 24th July]

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Are you the one who waits for Friday to check out what DesigniMag team has in store for you all? With the hope that we are able to solve the purpose for which we have taken this initiative of coming up with a weekly compilation of useful resources, we are here once again. Besides the list of fresh tools, apps, websites, this time we have listed down something which you all would love.

Let me give you an idea. Well, its a deal! For more information you got to hit a jump and check out as to what the deal is about. Believe me you all are going to love the deal besides the tools, apps and various resources we have come up with.

Latest Tools of the Week [11th July – 17th July]

Latest Tools of the Week [4th July – 10th July]

Latest Tools of the Week [27th June – 3rd July]

Latest Tools of the Week [20th June – 26th June]

Latest Tools of the Week [13th June – 19th June]

1. Massive Discounts on Stock Photos

Depositphotos offers one of the largest stock photo libraries available on the web. Indeed these come with a price tag which might not sound good but are definitely worth paying for. Okay, time for some good news for you all. There is a massive discount that you all can avail.

Yes, you heard it correct. You can nab either 100 or 200 images of your choice for up to 92% off the regular price! That’s not all, the best part of the deal is that you all can grab the images of almost any size you wish to. Sound amazing huh!  When you open up the link, you will find the timer that is running fast, so hurry up and grab the deal now!

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2. RADjs

This is a framework that enables users to build mobile applications faster. It is optimized for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8, supports all web browsers.

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3. Iconjar

Iconjar is a tool that lets uses to organize, search and use icons in a hassle-free manner. It lets you store all your icons in one place with just one click.

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4. CodeMyUI

CodeMyUI is a website where you get oodles of resourceful stuff that you can check out and use in your projects. It can be called a one stop destination for users here they are promised helpful stuff.

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5. AnyAPI

As the name says, here you get over 100 high-quality public APIs that you can check out and use the same if need arises.

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6. Material Palette

Designers know how cool it is to play with colors and how important right type of palette is in designing. material Palette is a perfect tool for designers. They got to pick two colors and material palette will show how the result would look like.

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7. Spectacle

Spectacle is a reactjs presentation library for users to write their decks in JSX. It comes with a built in presenter mode. What it does is that it shows you a slide lookahead, current time and current slide.

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8. Dashing

Dashing is a Sinatra based framework that lets you build beautiful dashboards. It is not a simple instead an exceptionally handsome dashboard framework in Ruby and Coffeescript.

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9. Ditto

Ditto is a tool that enables users to use in Photoshop for things like colours, text, font sizes; almost everything.

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10. Half Tone Patterns

HalfTonePatterns is an online vector halftone generator that is created by Larissa Davidova for you all to check out and use.

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11. Find Guidelines On Web

Find Guidelines On Web by  Arno Di Nunzio is a reliable list of links to the official guidelines in one convenient central location curated with the aim to help graphic designers in various projects.

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12. Crayon

Crayon.CSS is a list of CSS variables that links color names to hexadecimal values usable with post CSS or with the users’ favourite CSS preprocessor.

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13. Sketch Flex Layout

Sketch Flex Layout is a plugin for sketch for CSS Flexbox layouts using stylesheets and prototypes

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14. Calltoidea

Calltoidea is a one stop destination for users to get a good dose of inspiration.

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That’s all for the day. Have your say by dropping in the comments below. We know you all have a time crunch but believe us your valuable time that you devote to leaving your comments won’t go waste. Your suggestions matter a lot!

22 Web Design Conferences to Attend in July 2015

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Learning is a never ending process. Be is related to life, work, education or anything, one keeps learning the entire life. Professional growth and development to talk about is directly related to how much open one is to learn new things, about latest development, share ideas experiences, thoughts, understand the importance of technology and adapt to the changes taking place and how it can effect the productivity and efficiency.

There is no such point called saturation or where one can claim to be perfect knowing everything. The continuous changes keep the challenges high and increasing the competition. How then in such a hectic work schedule one can learn to ensure growth and success.

Tutorials, checking out other people’s works seeking inspiration can be quite helpful. Besides, you can call up meetings with your fellow people, attend conferences, events, be the part of such gatherings where renowned speakers (people in your profession) share their experiences. We have been listing down such best web design conferences of each month worth attending for designers and developers. 22 Web Design Conferences to Attend in June 2015,and 13 Web Design Conferences to Attend in May 2015.

Today, we have jotted down the conferences that are scheduled to take place in the month of July 2015. Be the part of these world famous events and you will see the change in your work style, get good know-how of related topics and much more. Hit a jump to know about all these best web design conferences of July 2015 that you can attend.

1. ReactEurope

When: July 2–3, 2015

Where: Paris, France

You all know how react.js has changed the way we think about client-side applications through concepts like virtual dom, one-way data flow, immutable data structures and isomorphism. ReactEurope is an event that lets users meet the core team and other members of the community to learn, socialize and have fun.

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2. WebVisions Barcelona 2015

When : July 2-4, 2015

Where : Barcelona, Spain

WebVisions Barcelona is an event that features a fabulous lineup of design, UX, tech and strategy experts.

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3. AnalogFolk London Hack Festival

When : England, London

Where : 4th July 2015

Get to meet the best technical and creative minds providing guidance on a variety of technologies and movements at the AnalogFolk London Hack Festival.

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4. Introduction to AngularJS Workshop

Where : England, London

When : 7th July 2015

At Angular JS Workshop visitors will get introduces to the basics of AngularJS as you are guided through the steps to create an interactive restaurant application. The course is split into two full-day workshops.

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5. CSS Summit 2015

Where : Online conference

When : 7th–9th July 2015

CSS Summit is a virtual, live CSS and SASS conference. Environments for Humans brings together some of the Web’s most notable experts in CSS and Sass for an all-new, three-day online conference, the CSS Summit 2015! Get online and bring the experts to your desktop for three days from 9AM to 5PM.

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6. Further AngularJS Workshop

When : 8th July 2015

Where : England, London

Learn how to build your own awesome AngularJS FoodMe(lite) application at the workshop from the organisers of jQuery UK where they will introduce you to the basics of AngularJS providing steps to create an interactive restaurant application.

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7. CascadiaCSS

When : United States, Blaine

Where : 8th July 2015, 9 AM

CascadiaJSFest is a three-day community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript and CSS. Browser, server, OS.

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When : July 10-11, 2015
Where : Madison, Wisconsin USA
UXMad is a one track conference that will feature speakers from various places. The conference will showcase to locals the assets of the UX community and providing a chance to experience one of the best, brainiest, and least expensive places in the US to live and work.

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10. MozCon

When : July 13-15, 2015

Where : Seattle, Washington

MozCon is an event that is best for SEO, marketing, content strategy, analytics where they will learn about these topics and tons more at MozCon. You will have to shell out $1,499 for general admission ticket.

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When: July 13-17, 2015

Where : Lincoln,England

BritishHCI Conference 2015 will focus on digital society and let user understand the role interactive technology plays in mediating our civic lives.

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12. Steakholder

When : 14th June 2015

Where :  Germany, Karlsruhe

Steakholder is an informal evening event where under different theme everyone is invited to bring the interest in the digital age and exchange knowledge.

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13. UX Careers in 2015

When : July 16, 2015

Where : Seattle, Washington

UX Careers in 2015 is an event where you all will get to join a variety of UX professionals to network and discuss the current state of UX careers, understand how the field is evolving, and get tips to keep up to date on latest trends.

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Where : Beijing, China
This conference will focus on the combination of business and user experience design strategies, in order to react to the consumers in the experience times thereby redefining user-experience.

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16. SwissJS 2015

When : 18th July 2015, 9 AM

Where : Switzerland, Berne

SwissJS is a conference dedicated to Swiss JavaScript developers where they get the chance to meet and socialize with fellow people.

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17. PHP South Coast Conference 2015

When: 18th July 2015, 8 AM

Where: England, Portsmouth

This is the first conference namely PHP South Coast 2015 which is scheduled to take place on the south coast of England in Summer 2015, where community members from around the world will gather under the same roof to learn and share information about the latest trends and technologies in professional PHP development.

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18. EuroPython 2015

When : 20th26th July 2015

Where : Spain, Bilbao

EuroPython 2015 is the largest Python conference in Europe where designers and developers around the globe will meet to share their experiences.

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19. User Experience (UX) & User Interface (UI) Exchange

When : July 22, 2015

Where : San Diego, California USA

User Experience (UX) & User Interface (UI) Exchange is an event that will include a variety of presentations and hands-on activities. Besides, you will get networking opportunities with other industry professionals, all focused on user experience, user interface, visual design, icon design, interaction design, information architecture, and usability research.

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20. WDCNZ 2015

When : New Zealand, Wellington

Where : 22nd–23rd July 2015

WDCNC 2015 is an event where you will get to meet renowned developers from different places to share their experiences and know-how.

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21. Forward 3 Web Technology Summit

When: July 27–31, 2015

Where: San Francisco, CA, USA

Forward 3 Web technology Summit is an event where multiple tracks will cover an abundance of technical topics including JavaScript, real-time communication, web MVC components, functional programming, scala, clojure, UX, data visualization, and much more.

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22. AnDevCon Boston 2015

When: July 29–31, 2015

Where: Boston, MA, USA

AnDevCon Boston 2015 is an event where the most recent innovations in Android development in 70+ sessions will take place.

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Incase you have missed out any conference in the recent past, why not attend the one(s) in the month of July 2015. How about letting us know which one would you want to attend to enhance the know-how of designing and development?