Dirk McCrossin

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Typography in Motion: 36 Days of Kinetic Type

The 36 Days of Type is probably my favorite design challenge and there are a few reasons for that. The most important for me is that it requires the …

Typography

Five Websites That Nail UI/UX Design

Well-developed websites are hard to come by these days, but well-developed AND well-designed websites? Those are one in a million.<p>So when the …

UI Design

How You Can Improve UX with Microinteractions. Part II

In the first part of the article, I talked about the definitions and types of microinteractions and why they work for your product UX. Here, I will …

UI Design

How to reset your midlife body to burn fat – in six easy steps

Weight gain is not an inevitability of ageing – although, for many people, as they accumulate years under their belt, they also gain pounds.<p>A big part of this is down to the modern dietary environment, which encourages gradual weight gain over time. Over the last 10-20 years, we have started to eat …

Diabetes

Six of the best fish dishes

Smoked mackerel, potato and green bean salad (pictured above)<p>Prep <b>10 min</b><br>Marinate <b>10 min</b><br>Cook <b>30 min</b><br>Serves <b>4</b><p>For the salad<b><br>1 small red onion</b>,peeled and verythinly sliced<b><br>2 tbsp red wine vinegar</b><b><br>500g small waxy potatoes</b><b><br>300g green beans</b>,trimmed<b><br>8 thin rashers smoked streaky bacon</b> (optional)<b><br>6-8 smoked mackerel</b> …

Recipes

Want to Become Successful at Anything? Start With These 6 Words

There are many tips and strategies to help you become world class. But none of that matters without understanding these six words.<p>Much has changed between 1956 and 2018. However, while everything has changed on the surface, at the core, we're still very much like the people who lived in 1956.<p>One …

Self-improvement

Felicity Cloake’s barbecue masterclass: jerk chicken – recipe

Jerk chicken is one of my favourite things to barbecue. I’d even go as far as to say that, with a few honourable exceptions , it’s about the only chicken dish worth the grill space. You can also use this sweetly aromatic, unapologetically fiery Jamaican rub on goat, mutton or pork belly.<p>Serves …

Recipes

15 Whole30 Meal-Prep Recipes to Make Those First Few Weeks a Little Less Scary

It’s official: You’ve committed to the Whole30. You’ve trashed your candy stash, deep-sixed anything deep-fried, and dumped (read: drank) the last of …

Healthy Eating

10 awesome new web design tools for May

Summer is finally on its way, and with it comes a whole load of great new web design tools. One of the most exciting of which is Lobe, a system that …

Web Design

Read This and You'll Always Want to Keep a Can of Chickpeas in Your Pantry

Yes, there is hummus. And chocolate hummus. But did you know a wallet-friendly can of chickpeas can do a whole lot more than collapse into a swirl of …

101 things to do in London

We’re all completely spoilt for brilliant things to do in London. From picture-postcard attractions to hotspots in odd spots, by day and by night, …

England

German company converts old shipping containers into gorgeous living spaces

Building with shipping containers may be a growing trend, but converting these steel boxes into livable spaces is no easy feat. Thankfully, …

These Spicy Beef Lettuce Cups Are a Hit Any Night of the Week

Sponsored by Cholula® Hot Sauce<p>4 servings<p>Spicy beef meets the crunch of cucumber, creamy avocado, and the tang of a Cholula® Green Pepper mayo. It’s bursting with flavor and a match made in lettuce cup heaven.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch scallions<p>1 head Bibb or butter lettuce<p>2 Persian cucumbers<p>1 large …

Weight loss diet tips to lose 10 kg in one month

Weight loss diet tips to lose 10 kg in one month<p>Photo: Shutterstock<p>If you’re still figuring out a way to lose weight and build that beach body for …

POFO is the WordPress Theme for Building Beautiful, Hand-Crafted Websites Sponsored

Web professionals are always looking for that extra edge. We want tools that help us get things done faster – but without sacrificing quality. In …

Rainy-Day Ribs

Chef Virginia Willis on how to save the cookout when the weather won’t cooperate<p>“When it comes to deciding what type of ribs to cook,” says chef Virginia Willis, author of the new book, <i>Secrets of the Southern Table</i>, “you have basically two choices: spareribs and baby back ribs. Spareribs are cut …

BBQ

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

This One Tip Makes Cucumbers Taste So Much Better

<i>Every Friday, we're publishing This Good Thing, where we'll feature a restaurant dish, store-bought food item, kitchen tool, or food-adjacent</i> …

Carne Asada

<b>by Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology</b> — April 22, 2018<p>When it comes to the <b>best carne asada</b>, I’ve had my fair share in Mexico. And the truth is there’s no …

Cooking

10 new web design tools for April 2018

The theme of our roundup this month is speed and efficiency: a few of these web design tools will do amazing things for your workflow by cutting out …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Trendy Gradients in Web Design

We're going to dissect the current digital design trends, first up Gradients, one of the most mentioned themes in the results of our trends survey, …

A top Texas butcher shares how to make proper beef jerky at home

Shawn Knowles is a self-described “old-school butcher” and owner of Old Town Market in Lewisville, Texas. He began working at the shop when his …

This Creamy Salad Dressing Comes Together in 2 Minutes

Whisk the mustard, mayonnaise or yogurt, salt, sugar, and pepper together in a small bowl until combined. Add the vinegar and whisk until smooth. …

Illustration Identities Are Our Thing

We get a lot of requests from clients who are interested in making illustration a core component of their brand identity. Some might think it’s a …

Graphic Design

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new features or improve on features that already exist within …

Social Media

Why Managing a Creative Team Is So Hard (and 5 Tips to Do It Better)

Starting any new business venture is exciting. You’re free from the shackles of corporate life and you’re finally able to control your own schedule, …

7 Website Design Trends for 2018

Imagine a scenario: a client asks what they should do to improve their organic rankings. After a diligent tech audit, market analysis, and a …

Recipe: Mexican Restaurant-Style Cauliflower Rice — Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides

Inspired by the savory, tomato-tinged rice you know and love from your favorite Mexican restaurant, this version brings all of that plus an extra …

Recipes