Aidan Runner

209 Flips | 6 Magazines | 1 Follower | @AidanRunner2015 |                             Design | Development | Marketing                                            Twitter, IG, Medium, etc:   @aidanrunner                www.aidanrunner.me

Websites With Good Color Contrast

Color is the main tool you have in order to attract your audience’s attention towards that exact thing you want them to know. Using colors, you can …

UI Design

User Experience Is Important For Web Designers

The first thing that grabs your attention when you open an app or a website is the way in which it is designed. User experience depends mostly on …

UX Design

Interface Animation. The Force of Motion

Even in the ancient times people knew about the great power of motion. Literature, art, folklore, technologies all witness numerous attempts of …

11 Ways to Be More Like a Zen Monk

<i>Photo credit: thegardenofzen.com</i>Recently, I read a story about the state of decline of Zen Buddhism in Japan and of the rapid closure of Zen …

Meditation

Why Simple Brands Win

The greatest brands make life simple. Think Google, Amazon, or even Dunkin’ Donuts. They cut through the clutter by delivering what consumers want, when they want it, without hassle. By simplifying customer experience in a complex world, these brands win customer loyalty, which drives business …

How A Logo’s Color Shapes Consumers’ Opinion Of A Brand

A new study on the ethical implications of logo colors suggests that the blue might be “greener” than green when it comes to branding.<p>We live in a time of rampant greenwashing. Ever since companies realized that eco-friendliness can lure consumers, they’ve gone out of their way to market themselves …

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

11 Marketing Tools Worth Trying in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every individual, small business and large enterprise will not only create content and engage on social media in 2016, but seek new ways to cut through the noise and stomp out the competition.<p>So how do you ensure your brand gets the …

Adobe bows to HTML5 and renames its Flash Professional app

Given that Flash is widely considered an internet blight, it's hard to imagine a time when it was actually <i>cool</i>. But in the day, the app was the only way to make interesting animated pages, so it attracted top designers to its content creation tool, Flash Professional. Adobe has now officially ended …

Brand Storytelling Emanates From The Heart

<b></b>Walt Disney’s initial experience and expertise was in making cartoons, and although he created Disneyland, he was not trained as a theme park …

Walt Disney Company

PageCloud Launches Product Following $1 Million in Preorders, Says Web Design is 'Broken'

PageCloud has launched what it claims is the "world's most advanced web editor" following strong preorders.The Ottawa startup's presale success has …

Web Design

10 Free Tools For Productive Programming

Every programmer needs a set of tools -- and tools seem to be even better when they're free. Here are 10 you can use to be more productive in your …

Business Technology

To Get More Creative, Become Less Productive

There is a fundamental tension between productivity and creativity, and managers won’t get more of the latter until they recognize it.<p>Productive people move through the tasks they have to accomplish in a systematic way. They make steady and measurable progress toward their goals. They make …

Is the Floating Action Button the new Hamburger Menu?

Google’s Material Design continues to be a popular approach to contemporary web design. An almost-flat style, the set of principles—originally …

Will UI Designers Be Unemployed Soon?

2015 is probably the best time in history to be a UI Designer, but if you are one — It’s probably time for you to start thinking of your next …

7 Usability Testing Tools You Need Now

If you have a business with a website, you know that there are always things you can do in order to make that website better, and easier for your …

UX Design

Netflix details its Javascript library named Falcor

Netflix has only been around since 1999, but today accounts for nearly 35% of Internet traffic in the U.S. with a whopping 43 million subscribers. …

Trix – Rich Text Editor for Everyday Writing

Advertise here via BSATrix is a Rich Text Editor for Everyday Writing. You can compose beautifully formatted text in your web application. Trix is a …

Text Editors

How to Build a Website Style Guide

Uncover the story behind the making of the HubSpot style guide, as well as the lessons we learned along the way.

Dropbox beta tests Paper, a collaborative writing tool

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Dropbox<p>Dropbox has revealed a new collaborative writing tool. It’s called Paper — not to be confused with Facebook’s …

How Is the NSA Breaking So Much Crypto?

<i>There have been rumors for years that the NSA can decrypt a significant fraction of encrypted Internet traffic. In 2012, James Bamford published an</i> …

The 50 Best Web Design Books Worth Reading in 2017

Learning is constant. As web design professionals, you have to be constantly in the know about the latest trends and technologies in web design. …

How I learned to stop worrying and love the code

I’m learning to code. I’ve been on again off again with it for about two years now. But I've only very recently started to feel like I could actually …

The Big List of 189 Words That Convert

“Join us!”<p>“Sign up!”<p>These phrases litter the huge variety of email newsletter boxes you’ll come across online, and they generally serve the same …

Culture Clash: Coding, Software And Writing For Humans

There’s a lot of bad code out there. And it’s causing major problems for companies that are looking to build a more mobile-centric, transformational architecture.<p>Specifically, bad code causes projects to take more time, more money and more resources (aka Software Crisis) — which is repeated over …

Software developers need to focus on traits, not skills

Java, Python, Ruby, C#, C++ and PHP. These are a few of the top languages in demand for software developers, but more important than competency in a specific scripting language is having the skills to succeed in DevOps and Agile.<p>It’s not uncommon for a talented developer to cross-train a new …

The psychology behind successful Web design

As designers, we are user advocates first and foremost.<p>We need to understand what users want versus need before they ever encounter our designs. Once they do encounter it, they must first feel safe and comfortable. This sometimes contrasts with our desire to innovate – which is why we have to align …

Wrangling Large Scale Frontend Web Applications

Web applications are massively shifting to the frontend, thanks to exciting new JavaScript / CSS technologies, expanding browser capabilities (visualizations, real-time apps, etc.) and faster perceived user experiences. However, client web applications can be a nightmare to maintain at scale, even …

Web Applications