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Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more

Books worth reading, recommended by Bill Gates, Susan Cain and more

The 15 Hottest Restaurants in Montreal, January 2015 - Eater Montreal Updated by Ian Harrison on Jan 8 2015, 1:02p The January 2015 Eater Montreal Heatmap welcomes a whopping eight new restaurants to the fold in the likes of Old Montreal, Saint-Henri, Downtown, and Westmount. Enjoy. The 15 Hottest Restaurants in Montreal, January 2015 1 Brasserie Harricana Brasserie Harricana is an homage to a bygone tavern in Amos, Quebec, that fell victim to a massive inferno in 2013. 95 Jean-Talon Ouest Montreal, QC H2R 2W8, Canada 2 Cirkus Toulouse native Julien Joré, formerly of Brunoise, 357c, Au Cinquième Péché and Au Petit Extra, is the owner and chef of this new restaurant in the old Pyrus Bistronomique. 1481 Laurier Est Montreal, QC H2J 1H8, Canada 3 Commerce The makeover of Bar & Boeuf from the MTL Cuisine restaurant group features a signature pub/wine bar menu from Pastaga owner and chef Martin Juneau. 500 McGill Montreal, QC H2Y 2H6, Canada 4 Harlow 438 Place Jacques Cartier Montreal, QC, Canada 5 Jatoba 1184 Place Phillips Montreal, QC H3B 3C8, Canada 6 Landry & Filles

10 new web tools to add to your armoury New year, new tools. That's what they say. Isn't it? Anyway, regardless of who says what, we've rounded up some of the niftiest web design tools that have generated a bleep on our radar recently. There's a range of interesting utilities here to help you get to grips with Material Design; work with SVG; develop web apps; communicate with colleagues; and make colour palettes, backgrounds, UI elements and plenty more. 01. Last summer one of the big announcements to come out of Google I/O was Material Design, a methodology for making web app designs work across desktop, tablet and mobile. Material Palette is a tool for creating colour palettes in the Material style. An example interface is built to show you how the palette looks in action, and it is downloadable in CSS, SASS, LESS, SVG, XML and PNG. 02. IRC has long been a favourite haunt for developers to chat and discuss their work, but designers have tended to steer clear. Subscription offer 03. 04. 05. snabbt.js

7 great widgets to transform your website in 2015 Do you ever visit a website and wonder how it got all of those amazing 'extras' to work? The booking form, the calendar, or even the weather display? Many people assume that these kinds of bells and whistles require a web developer to put in place. Taking advantage of these tools can engage your visitors, offer valuable insights, and make a simple site much more functional. Subscription offer What are widgets? Applications that are embedded into the body of websites are called widgets. A widget adds functionality to your site by outsourcing the development of the application to a coder, instead of every site owner having to program it themselves. Let's take a look at some favourites... 01. It's no secret that email marketing is a cost-effective way of increasing conversion, sales, and brand awareness for your business, so definitely take advantage of it with either MailChimp or INinbox. 02. If you need to share a calendar on your website, Google Calendar is the classic bet. 03. 04. 05. 06.

Choosing web fonts: 15 expert tips Over the last few years, the possibilities for using type on the web have expanded enormously. In the bad old days of the web, designers were restricted to a few 'web safe' fonts, which meant everything looked pretty much the same, or using images to replace the type – a clunky solution that caused problems for the reader and technical problems in the browser. Nowadays, though, you can access an astonishing array of professional typefaces for use on your sites, bringing the aesthetics of print design to the web. Since around 2010, widespread support of @font-face in all the major browsers, plus a new web open font format, WOFF, has led to a technical revolution and the rise of a number of web font hosting services. These companies allow users to pay a subscription to host an enormous range of web fonts on their website. Popular services include Typekit, Fontdeck, WebINK and Tim Brown is the type manager at Typekit. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10.