Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:

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League of Legends may have 27 million players per day, but it hasn’t been redesigned since 2009.Martin Vlas took it upon himself and Behancers are going nuts for his new UI design, improving everything from login to character design.

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Redesigns are apparently this month’s theme, as another super-fan has taken it upon himself to give a new look and feel to one of his favorites: Futurama. Check out FUTURAMA 3D part 1 by Russia based Alexey Zakharov.

Navigating an AMD codebase in Sublime Text using Static Analysis and Node.js

As your JavaScript codebases grow, it can be difficult to stay productive within your editor. Whether you are looking for modules that require the current module or simply trying to hop between dependencies; most tasks related to navigating a large codebase require numerous steps that become tedious and can seriously hinder productivity.

Behance engineer, Joel Kemp, writes about how he used static analysis techniques via Esprima and Node.js to overcome these problems within Sublime Text 3. Check out the post: Navigating an AMD Codebase in Sublime Text.

Announcing Creative Cloud Market

We’re thrilled to announce a new feature called ”Creative Cloud Market“, a collection of high-quality, curated assets for creatives by creatives. Now you can access a remarkable selection of vector graphics, icons, patterns, UI Kits, for-placement images, and more from your Creative Cloud Desktop app – all part of your subscription to Creative Cloud.

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Editable branding package PSD file by Graphic Burger

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Scalable icon set by Yoon J Kim

We’ve partnered with some of the most talented and experienced Creatives on Behance to create a library of ready to use, royalty-free assets that assist in the creative process. Gone are the days of scouring the web for UI/presentation kits, settling for mediocre placement images, and spending hours masking products and devices. Now you can access thousands of professionally crafted files including devices, branding layouts, wireframes, charts, vector shapes, repeatable patterns, backgrounds and brushes for your next personal or commercial project. Read more →

Bēhance Dev Links Issue 01

World cup results for hackers. Uses Soccer For Good API

Nothing like getting sports scores and info in your Terminal!

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submitted by Rachel White


JS NICE

“Statistical Renaming, Type Inference and Deobfuscation”

Nice!

submitted by Joe Sepi


Create a TV Show Tracker using AngularJS, Node.js and MongoDB

An introduction to full-stack javascript development that uses express on the backend, mongodb for data storage, and AngularJS on the client.

submitted by Sean Dunn


Colorize log files on CentOS and Ubuntu using ccze tool

Even though you might be using centralized logging tools like Splunk, Logstash, or Sumologic, occasionally you just want to go in and tail a log yourself. Ccze is an awesome, custom-color formatting tool that makes the arduous task of reading/searching through logs a little more pleasant.

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Portfolio Review Week #5 Superlatives & Stats

One of our favorite things about Portfolio Review Week is seeing the incredibly unique pictures that come out of these global events. We have seen some amazing things, from Behance cupcakes, to live paintings, to homemade photobooth props; our hosts and attendees can get super creative! Because of this, we thought it would be a fun idea to create Portfolio Review #5 Superlatives. 

PRW Superlatives

Spring PRW stats:

Events: 300
Cities: 209
Countries: 80
#BehanceReviews tweets: 3,234
RSVPS: 6,344
Appreciation Coins Awarded: 1,500

Top 5 largest events:
Bogota, Colombia (723)
Lima, Peru (323)
Trujillo, Peru (151)
New York, USA (130)
London, England (129)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (128)

Introducing the Behance Wallpaper App

What’s on your computer desktop? For most of us, it’s a vacation photo from years ago, a default background that came with the computer, or something you set a few months ago that you haven’t had a chance to change.  We design our office spaces to maximize creativity and inspiration, but what about the place where we spend hours of our time, the computer?

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That’s why we created the Behance Wallpaper app—an easy way to make your workspace more beautiful and discover new creative work at the same time. For this first time, see creative work from Behance in all its hi-res, full screen glory on your desktop.

 

Once you install the Wallpaper app, you can choose from one of 60 designs (with an option to sort by creative field) by some of Behance’s top creatives, then choose how often you want to change your background—hourly, daily, weekly, monthly. Whatever your setting, the desktop will automatically change so you have a new design as often as you like. The app will stay fresh, with new designs added each month on top of what’s there now.

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Loving a particular wallpaper and want more? You can follow the creatives behind the designs directly from the app.

Download the Behance Wallpaper app in the App Store.

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Developer’s Toolkit: Mike Sherov

This post is part of a series where Behance developers talk about the various tools they use to get things done and make ideas happen.

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I’m Mike (and that’s one of my twins, Grant, on my shoulders. Julian’s a bit shy!). I’m primarily a JS engineer, but I also dabble in PHP, Mustache, and SCSS. I guess you’d say I’m a full stack dev who just prefers writing JS. I have a strong passion for testing, deployment, and code quality. I maintain (and contribute to) Behance’s static analysis toolchain: SCSSLint, JSHint, JSCS, PHPCS, and am currently working on centralized logging using Sumologic.
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Most Appreciated Projects: Monthly Roundup

Appreciations are a way to send genuine kudos to another creative professional on Behance. This is our community’s way of curating the network, so that the best projects gain the most exposure. Here’s a look at two of the most appreciated projects on Behance this month:


The stair truck returns! A project filled with “Greatest Rides” from film and TV, from Dumb & Dumber to Back To the Future and Beyond. Kudos, Ido Yehimovitz.


Tom Anders Watkins of the UK’s super-popular animal logo exploration. In his words: “exploring ways in which logos can be formed using only basic shapes nd minimalist techniques.”

 

 

June’s #workspacewednesday

For this edition of #workspacewednesday, we wanted to start sharing some photos from our own work spaces here at the Behance office in New York City.  First, some context.

We’re located in Soho, a neighborhood sandwiched between Greenwich Village to the north and Chinatown to the south.  Known as the Soho Cast Iron Historical District, the neighborhood was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1978 and many of the side streets still sport Belgian block roads and cast iron architectural elements.  During the second half of the 20th century, Soho was home to artist lofts and performance spaces.  In the early 2000s. the area changed drastically thanks to retail outposts from Apple, Bloomingdales and many others and in recent years, Soho has been included in Silicon Alley, New York City’s burgeoning tech scene.

As you might notice, we name our rooms.  This one is Victore, named after our friend James Victore.  The Library was “constructed” when we spread our office out to the floor below us.  Originally, we had some bookcases here and there, but we decided that we needed a space where someone could sit and contemplate or learn something new.  Or take a conference call.  We usually take a lot of conference calls.

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