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10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

Apps

iOS 11: Notable UIKit Additions

Apple’s Famous Framework Has New Toys<p>Craig Federighi, colloquially referred to as #HairForceOne among the Apple faithful, pulled off the curtains on …

Craig Federighi

Safe Area Layout Guide

Apple introduced the topLayoutGuide and bottomLayoutGuide as properties of UIViewController way back in iOS 7. They allowed you to create constraints …

WWDC
Computer Science

My Favorite Xcode 8 Shortcuts (Part 1/3)

Assistance Editor, Navigator, Quick Open, Line Number<p>Motivation<p>Last night, I calculated the <b>number of months</b> we humans live. Since 2/3 conscious, we …

Dutch coder built thousands of websites with built-in backdoors

Hiring a developer to build your website is always a bit of a minefield. There’s just so much that can go wrong, especially if you pick a developer that isn’t qualified or competent. Or just plain untrustworthy.<p>One example of this comes from the Netherlands, where law enforcement are warning 20,000 …

Principles of typography in web projects

To be a good web designer you have know by heart a lot of principles and rules. Some regard typography – forgetting about them will result with …

Stick to These Font Sizes to Simplify Designs (and More Design Tips)

Whether you're new to graphic or web design or have passed the beginner stage, these tips from David Kadavy can help you simplify your slides, web …

Typography

36 High-Quality Flat Design Resources

In contrast to skeuomorphic design, flat design focuses on simple shapes, colors and typography to emphasize clarity and usability. It was a term …

The Difference Between RGB and CMYK, Explained

Anyone who has ever opened Photoshop has been met with the question of using RBG or CMYK at some point. These might seem like arbitrary options at …

Learning From Data Viz Pioneer Edward Tufte: 5 Lessons For Interface Designers

Above all else, show the data.<p>Think about how much data you sift through on a daily basis. You might search Amazon for a new book, read the latest headlines on nytimes.com, browse Spotify for the best soundtracks, and check your wearable to see if you’ve logged enough steps–and that’s only a tiny …

Edward Tufte

Here's How Google Makes Sure It (Almost) Never Goes Down

When was the last time you needed to Google something and Google wasn't there?<p>Odds are, you don't remember that ever happening. Sure, there are times …

The Doors to Design: 10 Essential Terms Every Marketer Needs to Know

<b>Everyone is a designer</b>. Well, at least everyone has the potential to be a designer, and that’s because people understand basic design principles …

Four tips to give your app that material design look

This is from material.cmiscm.com<p>Material design has been around for a while now and is showing no signs of losing its popularity with more and more apps putting the design language to good use. So if you want to give an existing app a little more spit and polish and maybe help it grab some …

UI Design

15 Twitter accounts that show just how weird the Web is

<i>This week, Twitter turns 10. Over the next few days we’ll be exploring how far the microblogging service has come, the challenges it faces going forward and some of its key moments along the way.</i><p>Facebook may be the most popular social media platform – and it’s arguable whether Twitter itself is one …

How To Convince Your Client To Invest In UX

Being a UX designer has never been more exciting. Since the onset of the UX revolution, designers, developers, product managers and even executives …

UX Design

Mobile app UX design: What strategies work and why

Your app’s success is contingent on a combination of factors, but I feel as you probably do as well, that the overall mobile user experience (UX) tops them all. The apps that stand out in the market are those that deliver great UX.<p>Now, there are a countless number of elements that when applied in …

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The Retina Asset Workflow You've Always Wanted For Photoshop

Let me walk you through the basics of artboards and Generate. Then we’ll look at a real project in which I used these techniques together, making for …

Adobe has figured out a clever way to track people as they switch between devices

One of the major advantages Google and Facebook have over other companies in the digital advertising and marketing space is their ability for cross-device tracking, thanks to those companies' huge audience of logged-in users.<p>Many other companies — particularly ones like Adobe that don't have …

Digital Advertising

How to craft the perfect playlist for productivity

Nothing has more of a negative impact on my workday than forgetting my headphones.<p>Like most people, music is a huge part of my life. I listen to the most music while I work, sifting through playlists, from neo classical to indie to electronica on what seems like a never-ending search for the …

The Future of Conversational UI Belongs to Hybrid Interfaces

2016 is the year of everything conversational. Messaging apps are taking over the world and app store rankings with incredible retention and …

Chatbots

Facebook now lets you choose from hundreds of profile picture frames

Last year Facebook added the ability to set temporary profile photos in support of a cause and later made it possible to add other types of frames by visiting pages, like those of sport teams, that supported it.<p>Today, Mark Zuckerberg shared that there’s a new way to browse all the available causes, …

Mark Zuckerberg

On sait enfin pourquoi le chien est attaché à son maître

Le chien est souvent considéré comme le meilleur ami de l’homme mais personne n’a encore été en mesure d’expliquer les origines de l’attachement d’un …

Pen & Paper: Cryptik

The graffiti and street artist shares his latest drawings from the pages of his sketchbook.<p>You may recognize Cryptik‘s work from his hypnotizing murals strewn across Los Angeles and San Francisco; the artist is most known for his intricately ornate artwork that tend to hold bold designs and …

Designing for the Apple TV

We find ourselves in an interesting period of UI design for the big screen. With the launch of the 4th generation Apple TV late 2015, most of the …

It’s not the interface that makes the experience.

This week Andy Budd wrote a piece entitled The Industriali[z]ation of Design (or why Silicon Valley no longer needs UX designers). There has been a …

Free Photoshop Tools For Web Designers

Code and Photoshop don’t go well together? Actually, they do, if you have HTML Block installed. The plugin uses the WebKit engine to <b>render HTML/CSS</b> …

Adobe Creative Cloud gets a major update

Adobe has announced major updates to Creative Cloud; specifically Animate CC (formerly Flash Professional), Muse CC, and Bridge CC. Here's what's …

Web Design

Chrome's developer tools are finally getting a dark theme

Any developer can relate to this: moving from the safety of your dark-themed text editor and opening Chrome’s developer tools, only to be blinded by its immaculate <i>whiteness</i>.<p>Thankfully, Google has finally given in to a request that developers were constantly asking for: Chrome’s developer tools now …