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How to Efficiently Import Images from Photoshop to Adobe XD

Ever since Adobe Comet was announced 2 years ago, we’ve had the chance to play around with the software and eventually incorporate it into our workflow for all our client projects. The more we used the software, the more we learnt how to use it more efficiently and effectively. Adobe XD was designed to work with other Adobe tools like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Photoshop is the most powerful tool for photo editing and Adobe Illustrator is the most powerful tool for vector creation. Tutorial After using Photoshop, it’s a hassle to go through the drop
by Stephen Leung

Keyboard Handling in iOS Chat Application for Optimal User Experience

As iOS Devices rely on Soft Keyboard as its input source, keyboard appears and disappears frequently during the Application Lifetime. When keyboard appearance and disappearance is not handled properly, often times it will break the user experience in using the app. Views in focus are hidden or even worse submit button is obscured by the keyboard, preventing the user from continue. As handling keyboard is one of the common issue iOS developers often encounter, there is already some resources in the Internet covering this topic, e.g. Apple official documentation or Tutsplus Improving from the above sources, this time I
by Andrianto Lie

Digital Transformation: 5 Tips from the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) publishes a “Digital Transformation Initiative” (DTI) report each year. This report looks at how digital technologies can revolutionize the way businesses operate. In WEF 2017, digital transformation is described as a “once-in-a-generation chance” whose net benefits could exceed $100 trillion by 2025. Thinking about these tips are a great first step to preparing your organization for digital transformation’s opportunities. However, if you want your organization to lead the pack, you have to make digital transformation one of your top priorities. As the American writer William Arthur Ward said “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you
by Justin Yek

5 Benefits of Running a Product Design Sprint

At Altitude Labs, we started using the Product Design Sprint (PD Sprint) as a result of helping our client’s organize their thoughts around the plethora of ideas brewing in their heads. Having experimented with this framework with small and large corporate teams, we realise our project execution efficiency had increased as a result of adopting this process. In this article, we list out 5 benefits we observed by running a PD Sprint: 1 - Jump Into Your Customer's Shoes The PD Sprint brings transparency and empathy within the project team. By laying out and digesting your business vision and
by Helene Ly

Flexbox in 10 minutes

What is flexbox? Flexbox, named also flexible box, is a new layout mode introduced in CSS3, which defines how elements are arranged in a page in a way that they behave predictably under different screen sizes and devices. It is called flexbox because of its high flexibility on controlling the behaviour of elements in various directions. Compared to the old layout methods like display table and floating inline blocks, it is much easier and more flexible to: Lay out elements in different directions Rearrange display order of elements Align elements to different position Dynamically fit elements into container When not
by Felix Yau

Our Guide For New Engineers & Data Scientists

This article spells out everything you need to kickstart your journey as an AL engineer or data scientist. If you are reading this because you are joining the Altitude Labs team, first off, we're excited to have you on board! We strive to make Altitude Labs a great place for engineers, data scientists and designers to work. In part, this means making sure you work alongside bright, proficient and motivated people. It also means helping you grow both as a person and an engineer. We have developed a curriculum to help you hit the ground running so that we can
by Justin Yek
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