Chris Harris

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The Little Black Book of Intuitive Web Application Design

A web app that isn’t easy to use will not win many hearts.<p>But designing a user-friendly interface is no joke either.<p>What do my users want? How will …

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

That's where Tesla's Gigafactory comes into play.<p>For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million-square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Fresh Resources for Web Designers and Developers (January 2016)

Many of the tools and apps for developers found on the Web evolve according to trends while some evolve to be a more pragmatic solution.In this …

17 easy productivity hacks that will help you crush it in 2016

And it might not be as hard as it seems.<p>A few simple tweaks to your routine can make you far more productive — which will really help you crush it in 2016.<p>Here are 17 simple things you can start doing now (and throughout the year) to set yourself up for success:

9 powerful habits to develop in 2016

Success is also subjective; if one chooses to live within one's means and owes no debts, he or she may consider him- or herself successful, whereas another may see success in the numbers in their bank account.<p>Regardless of the definition, when we think of successful people, what attributes …

The mental trick that can help you brainstorm your best ideas

A member of the team writes the ideas down, and everyone later reviews them to determine if any are viable.<p>Idea generation isn't always a group effort, however. All too often you find yourself sitting in front of your computer, trying to come up with a great marketing slogan or a name for a new …

Project Management

24 Beautiful Websites with Vertical Layouts

If you want to design a website with vertical layout, then you must take a look at these awesome design examples first!You’ll get your dose of web …

30+ Free Flat UI (User Interface) Kits For Designers

People now-a-days prefer simple design to present their content rather than flashy illustrations, extraneous textures that are over-designed. “Flat …

Microsoft starts to open source its JavaScript engine Chakra

Microsoft today announced plans to open source the core components of Chakra, the company’s JavaScript engine that’s used in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. The project, dubbed ChakraCore, will be released on GitHub in January (although initially it will be Windows-only).<p>Aside from powering …

Write Swift code in a web browser with the IBM Swift Sandbox

IBM has today unveiled their first public effort towards Swift, with the introduction of the IBM Swift Sandbox website. You can type lines of Swift code into the text editor on the left and then run the code on a Linux server, posting the output in the right column. This is all made possible by the …

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

5 Reasons Self-Development is Key to Your Success

Self-Development or personal development is the result of taking steps to improve yourself. There is no single area of focus. In fact, the process of …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

77 Books That Changed My Life and 3 Recommendations to Read More Books

The one constant thing in our life is change. We cannot avoid it and the more we resist change the tougher our life becomes.<p>Trust me, I know this …

Why I taught myself 20 languages — and what I learned about myself in the process

During the past few years, I’ve been referred to in the media as “The World’s Youngest Hyperpolyglot” — a word that sounds like a rare illness. In a …

Language Learning

3 Ways to Prevent Your Web Design from Becoming "Generic" — SitePoint

From time to time, we might find ourselves overworked. Perhaps there’s one month (or several) in the year where clients are snowballing left, right …

How I learned to build sustainable success. 7 practical steps

Like any young entrepreneur freshly-launched in a venture, I actively read, sought and researched marketing/business strategies that build …

Baubotanik: The Botanically Inspired Design System that Creates Living Buildings

<i>Timber buildings are regularly praised for their sustainability, as carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by the trees remains locked in the</i> …

Ecology

Magic Leap Shows A Glimpse Of Its Augmented Reality Tech

Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup that is backed by Google, has mostly kept quiet about its technology that lets people see fantasy creatures and other massless objects overlaid on reality.<p>But executives on Tuesday offered a glimpse of the company's still-unreleased technology, showing a …

Augmented Reality

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Japanese Bonsai Tree Takes a 10-Year Journey Around the Globe

Conceptual artist Azuma Makoto pushes the boundaries of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, taking his plant and flower designs to entirely new levels. Makoto's 10-year project <i>Shiki: Landscape and Beyond,</i> captures the journey of a Japanese white pine bonsai tree around (and above) the globe. …

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How to Create a Web Style Guide You'll Be Proud Of — SitePoint

“Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment …

Why Not Visit South America?

Latin America does not always make it into lists of most popular areas to visit, but that's because not everyone is willing to give it a chance. Those who do however, are always in for great adventures and out-of-this world travel experiences. Here's why.<p>Latin America does not always make it into …

South America