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Starting A Company In 2017? Here Are 7 Tools To Make Your Job A Whole Lot Easier | Inc.com

Nowadays, it really doesn't matter what field you're in--you need to be digital. Big cabinets and stacks of paper are going out the door, and so are sloppy desktops with endless excel files. There are too many great programs out there with automated processes to warrant doing business any other way.<p>…

Small Business

Node.js and io.js are settling their differences, merging back together

Earlier this year, a number of Node.js developers started their own fork of the framework, io.js, after a public spat with the “steward” of the framework, Joyent.<p>Today, the Linux Foundation has announced that Node.js and io.js will officially merge codebases under a new entity: the ‘Node …

JavaScript

Social Rank's Tech Startup Index Reveals Social Secrets

Social analytics company SocialRank has been on a roll recently, revealing a Global Brands Index, Tech Media Index and Tech Companies Index tracking data from those groups on Twitter. Today it’s announced the Tech Startups Index.<p>The latest index tracks 86 companies. It’s based on a list of the …

Startups

Pay What you Want for the Back-End Developer Bundle

If you’re interested in getting into building your own websites and apps, this is the best way to get started. The Back-End Developer Bundle includes a range of courses to teach you Ruby, Python and PHP at your own pace, and at your own price!<p>With over 95 hours of training content, these eight …

Bilbo's sword Sting can detect unsecured Wi-Fi, not just orcs

How is an orc like an unsecured Wi-Fi network? It's really not, except that you could argue both align as chaotic evil and — as of earlier this month — you can detect either one with Bilbo's sword Sting. Spark, a company that sells hackable internet hardware, celebrated the release of the last …

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

TNW's Apps of the Year: Our Favorite Apps of 2014

<i>In our Apps of the Year series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for our favorite apps of 2014.</i><p>Earlier this week, we rounded up the best iOS and Android apps that launched in 2014. Some of our staff favorites may not have been released within the past 12 months, but they’re apps we …

These are the best iPhone and iPad apps of the year, according to Apple

Apple’s iOS App Store is frequently criticized as having mediocre discovery capabilities—people searching the store often only see the ‘top’ lists, which tend to favor apps that are already popular, regardless of their quality. So it’s helpful when Apple takes a critical approach, such as its …

Apps

Handcrafted Wood Furniture from Israeli Designer Alon Dodo

Israeli designer Alon Dodo can craft some pretty wicked wood furniture.<p>With the design motto of “perfection of imperfection”, Dodo believes that the …

IFTTT Adds New Twitter Recipes

IFTTT, a platform that can automate a wide range of actions across a huge number of services and devices, announced some new ‘recipes’ for Twitter today, thereby allowing you to keep track of content and users across the social network with even less effort.<p>Among the new recipes is an option to …

Are You Making These 5 Common User Onboarding Mistakes?

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Getting people to sign up for your software is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users …

The Classic Standards Manual Exclusively Re-Released On Kickstarter

Little did Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth know that when they were in the basement of the design firm Pentagram, they would stumble upon a rare, …

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

MB Empire Font Family

The MB Empire font family, a sturdy sans-serif typeface from M-B Creative.<p>Ben Mecke-Burford of studio and foundry M-B Creative has designed the <b>MB</b> …

Typography

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Home Tours

Grid Systems in Graphic Design/Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung

The book suggestion of this week is titled Grid Systems in Graphic Design/Raster Systeme Fur Die Visuele Gestaltung by Josef Muller-Brockmann and …

Data porn: what does a year's worth of conversation look like?

What does a year's worth of communication look like? For eight years now, designer Nicholas Felton has been tackling that question with his annual report, compiled from exhaustive logs of every email, text, and conversation he participated in all year. This year's version is particularly dense, …

The best iPad stylus is now for sale in Europe

FiftyThree's Pencil stylus for iPad comes to France, Germany, and the UK<p>Paper's creator FiftyThree is bringing its Bluetooth stylus for iPads to Europe. As of today, customers can order Pencil from Amazon in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The product is available in two models: the £49.99 …

Yo has a real purpose now

Yo is a great way to annoy your friends, but it could also turn into something much more — a simple way to manage push notifications across multiple apps and gadgets. Today, we got the first taste of how Yo might actually be useful on a daily basis. The company has launched an IFTTT channel that …

Comment on Hello Bank! iPhone App – Mobile UI Design by kurth34765@mail.ru

Yeah this is good design and i think users should be like this UI design. It looks so well in a simple art. So i think these iPhone do well business …

UI Design

Colorful Logos by Graphic Designer Maria Grønlund

The eye-catching effect of colorful logos.<p>Maria Grønlund‘s work is significantly characterized by her passion for striking colors. There are many …

Graphic Design

5 Great Front-End Developer Tools You Must Try

<i>Arnaud Breton is a full-stack developer at mention with a specific focus on the front-end side and user experience. This post originally appeared on the mention blog.</i><p>Over the last few years, we’ve seen tremendous growth in an entirely new generation of Web applications. These apps have become much …

What makes a good digital design portfolio?

Dear Doctor,<p>I’m redesigning my digital design portfolio, and I’m not sure what the best practice is right now. I’d like to start using it to apply for roles – do you have any tips on putting one together so it’s appealing to employers?<p>Rob Wood says…<p>Digital design is very subjective, and everyone’s …

Eureka! Archimedes scientific calculator gets major update

Scientific calculator app Archimedes has received its first significant update in quite a while.<p>Adding the expected iOS 7-compatible design tweaks, the app also adds a number of useful improvements. The first of these relates to Archimedes’ plotting function. Curves now feature fluid navigation and …

Mathematics

Meet Noisli, The Beautiful Noise Generator That Helps You Focus

It’s been proven that the right background noise can spur creativity and keep you motivated as well as increasing your focus. The new kid on the block, Noisli, is the perfect tool to help get you more productive in the comfort of your own home.<p>Noisli is a beautifully minimalist tool for generating …

Geometric Paper Birds and Animals by Estudio Guardabosques | Colossal

<p>Feast your eyes on this phenomenal geometric paper sculpting from Estudio Guardabosques, a multidisciplinary design studio out of Buenos Aires, …

This Website Takes Amazon And Makes It 1,000 Times Better

Amazon is probably your go-to site when you've got a specific product in mind. It's easy to use, has great deals, and even throws in some pretty entertaining reviews now and then.<p>But you've got to admit that visually, Amazon is ... ugly. Like, super ugly. And if you're sick of digging through …

Secrets to Success with Email Autoresponders

Email autoresponders are one-to-one emails sent to a subscriber on your list that are triggered to add value to the experience a person has with your business online.<p>Autoresponders are triggered by an action taken on your website or by a timer set by your team, whichever best suits the …

12 Ways to Get Ahead in the App Store

Don’t expect to suddenly see millions of downloads raking in. That, unfortunately, very rarely happens unless you promote your app. Here’s a check list to help you get the word out to potential users on a limited budget… because that’s how most entrepreneurs and startups can afford.<p>1. Tell your …

The Album Art of Leif Podhajský

In Leif Podhajský’s studio (an old converted stable in Shoreditch, East London) there is a shelf filled with albums that he’s designed; their colorful spines lined up one after the other. Designed by mixing digital images with painted textures and drawings, the artist and creative director has …

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