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Weekend reading list – week of April 20

April 24, 2015

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of April 20.

The Hillary logo
Seems like the Internet can’t shut up about the logo that Hillary Clinton launched as part of her campaign to secure the Republican presidential nomination. To some, it looks like a road sign pointing to the nearest hospital. For others, it’s too obviously inspired by the FedEx logo… AIGA, everyone’s favourite design blog, chimes in on the debate.
Read it on the AIGA blog

“Sorry, I was in a meeting all day”
How many times have you said those words? Do we put too much importance on meetings? Are they always necessary? Elizabeth Saunders, an expert on time management, shares her tips for limiting the number of unnecessary meetings in your life.
Read it on Harvard Business Review

¡Cuba si!
Discover how Airbnb was able to launch in Cuba, a country where Internet connections are rarely reliable and access to a credit card is almost impossible.
Read it on Fast Company

Another perspective on the economy
The newly redesigned Wall Street Journal website is simple, easy to navigate and fast. Particular attention was obviously placed on making infographics more legible and they also developed an app specifically for the Apple Watch.
Read it on Nieman Lab

LOL WIN OMG CUTE FAIL WTF
BuzzFeed is one of those rare media sources that has actually transformed how we consume information. “When people are sharing a BuzzFeed list or quiz, they’re doing it partly for the content and partly to connect with someone else in their life.” Dive into this comparative analysis of BuzzFeed with Time, USA Today and MTV.
Read it on The Atlantic

41% of Quebecers consider themselves to be in a precarious financial situation, according to a study conducted by CROP for Raymond Chabot
#Sponsored
Raymond Chabot, a firm specializing in financial restructuring and bankruptcy, recently entrusted TP1 with the redesign of their website. The new look was optimized for smartphones, tablets and computers, and puts the spotlight on Raymond Chabot’s advisors.
Read in on Infopresse

Book recommendation of the week:
Rails 4 Test Prescriptions: Build a Healthy Codebase. A “Bible” that presents all the best advanced techniques for writing effective tests using the Ruby on Rails framework and the rspec 3 library. Not for beginners!

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Read and recommended by Denis Laliberté, web Developer, TP1

Happy reading!

– TP1 team

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