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Which CMS should I choose?

If you’re reading this, you’re probably trying to decide <i>which CMS should I choose for my big project?</i> There’s hundreds of articles and choices out …

Girl, 12, runs half-marathon by mistake

CLOSE<p>More than 3,500 runners took part in the annual Rochester Regional Health Flower City Half Marathon and Wegmans Family 5k through Rochester on …

Publishers Finding Success With Tech Niches Within Their Local Markets

It was 2009, and two Bostonians were annoyed. They had a product — a cool one, maybe cooler than Facebook, but not timed quite right — and no one …

The future of motion in UX design

<b>Design is coming to life in ways never seen before.</b><p>That’s according to Kharis O’Connell, the CEO and founder of HUMAN, a Vancouver-based product and design studio focused on emerging platforms. Much of the company’s work is rooted in wearable technologies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality …

UI Design

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

Milwaukee's Best: The Wisconsin City Has Become a DIY Hip-Hop Haven

Brew City has never been a hip-hop destination, but a strong university arts scene and new sense of unity is changing that.<p><i>IshDARR, left, and WebsterX, right / Photo by Kenny Hoopla, courtesy of WebsterX</i><p>Milwaukee, Wisconsin has never been known as much of a hip-hop city. It’s had its moments: Coo …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Wireframe Basics for Beginners: An Agency Perspective

Wireframing is one of the most effective and valuable exercises during the project lifecycle. Whether you’re building a mobile application, a …

Ad Blocking and the Future of the Web

YOUR SITE may soon be collateral damage in a war between Silicon Valley superpowers. By including ad blocking in iOS9, Apple isn’t trying to take …

Digital Advertising

The long, slow death of an American newspaper: Inside the publishing tragedy of the Los Angeles Times

Tribune Publishing is planning on enacting a major new round of layoffs at the Times and elsewhere<p>"Newspaper cutting jobs" is such a common story that it's barely newsworthy anymore, but newspapers still matter enough that it's worth paying attention when they get gutted by their owners. That's …

Here's a look at Facebook's plan to kill unicorn startup Slack

Facebook at Work is almost exactly like regular Facebook, but tweaked slightly to fit a corporate environment. The idea is that it will be super easy for people to use it in a business setting because they already know how to use it socially.<p>Facebook employees have been using Facebook to fulfill …

Apps

Apple's New iPhone Update Will Make the Internet Way Faster

The newest version of iOS 9 launches Wednesday packed with a bevy of new features. One of the most useful for iPhone owners—and worrying for online …

Ad Blocking

15 Connecticut Instagrammers to follow

No, It’s Not Your Opinion. You’re Just Wrong [UPDATED]

There’s a common conception that an opinion cannot be wrong. My dad said it. Hell, everyone’s dad probably said it and in the strictest terms it is …

Gawker Removes Controversial Post After Huge Backlash

Gawker on Friday removed a controversial story about a media executive soliciting a male escort who later attempted to extort him, after the decision to post the piece received widespread condemnation on social media.<p>Nick Denton, the site's founder and chief of Gawker Media, wrote in a post that he …

Media Industry

A guy gave internet strangers access to a Facebook account…

Facebook has been under fire for sometime over its ‘real name’ policy but what happens if you create a completely fake person and let strangers on the internet decide who they are? That’s what Joe Veix decided to do.<p>The writer and inveterate Web experimenter – I previously wrote about his Chrome …

Adobe Flash is terrible, here's how to uninstall it forever

It’s been long enough. Vulnerability after vulnerability is found in Adobe Flash and yet most of us continue to put up with it and blindly install it on every computer.<p>Even when Adobe started packaging rubbish with Flash we kept installing it. With the latest revelations that a surveillance company …

Milwaukee Running Tours gives us a little history lesson with our city run

Journal Sentinel reporter Lori Nickel writes about health and fitness for the average person.<p>July 06, 2015<p>SHARE<p>By of the Journal Sentinel<p>July 06, …

How to design for human behaviour: 5 pro tips

Our two-volume series Interaction Design Best Practices delves into the details of the art of interaction design: how different interaction elements …

Why has Apple spawned so few start-up companies?

Jaron Waldman, founder and CEO of Curbside, shows off the company's Airstream trailer at the Target store in Sunnyvale, Calif. Sales associate Paul …

How cards are taking over Web design

As a design framework for organizing large amounts of content – image, headline, main text, call-to-action (such as a share button or link) – on an equal plane, cards have become the go-to structure for the container style of design.<p>Furthermore, this emphasis on organization and clarity extends …

Digital news consumers unlikely to pay for content and increasingly block ads

<b>The takeaway from Reuters’</b> vast new study of the world’s digital news consumers is that the disruptive trends publishers have been grappling with the …

Digital Advertising

Ever stick your face in a cutout? Meet the kitsch genius who invented them.

Ever stick your head in one of those cardboard cutouts at the beach? They're the perfect symbol of summer on the boardwalk, when even the corniest gags turn hilarious.<p>These instantly recognizable pieces of Americana have a name: you can call them "carnival cutouts," if you like.<p>But you can also …

Art

Adultery? For Me, It's a Big Yawn

At, 60, I've read thousands of books, from trashy beach fiction to great works of literature. And here's my conclusion:<p>I am tired of reading about adultery.<p>True, a lot of great writers have tackled this topic. And some terrific books have resulted. <i>Madame</i> <i>Bovary. Anna Karenina. The Scarlet Letter</i>. …

Books

5 Things Editors and Publishers Can Do to Survive Digital Disruption

About a year ago, I stopped referring to Bon Appétit as a magazine and started calling it a brand. Six months later I even dropped the air quotes. …

Advertising Industry

Apple’s Junk Drawer Problem

We'll wait hours in line in the cold/heat/rain/snow for a shiny new piece of Apple hardware, but once we get it, the first thing we do is fill it with third party services.<p>There’s a folder on the homescreen of my iPhone affectionately labeled "Apple Crap." Inside, a colony of flattened, …

Twitter’s terrible decision to block Politwoops

The reason Anthony Weiner is no longer a member of Congress is because he sent a photograph of himself in his underwear to someone on Twitter. The reason that Aaron Schock is no longer a member of Congress appears to be because of a discrepancy between the number of miles for which he billed the …

Social Media

I have 227 browser tabs open, and my computer runs fine. Here’s my secret.

Most people do not care much about web browsers. Most people aren't even aware they are using one. Whichever web browser happened to be installed on their computer when they got it is "the internet." They don't mess with the settings or customize it — at most, they bookmark a few pages.<p>For a small …

Software