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Patti Smith Creates a Detailed Packing List for Going on Tour: Haruki Murakami Books, Loquat Tea & More

Packing lists are not inherently punk rock.<p>But the handwritten packing list Godmother of Punk Patti Smith scrawled upside down on a photocopied …

Patti Smith on the power of daydream time

How often do you let your mind drift? <b>Patti Smith</b> — writer, poet, musician, artist, world traveller — urges you to put down the phone and daydream. …

10 Tips for Creating Marketing Messages that Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Robert W. Bly's book The Marketing Plan Handbook</i><i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p><i>Robert W. Bly explains how you can develop big-picture marketing plans for pennies on the dollar with his</i> …

Bowie And Beyond: Looking Ahead To The Music Of 2016

You're probably still digesting the best music of 2015, but now that the calendar has officially turned over, it's time to look ahead. To provide a glimpse at some of the highlights 2016 will have to offer, NPR Music's Stephen Thompson recently joined NPR's Michel Martin to survey a few forthcoming …

Google Now Converts Flash Ads to HTML5 Automatically

Google is about to make Web ads a little less annoying. Starting today, the company will automatically convert Flash campaigns to HTML5.<p>Campaigns will automatically be switched over to HTML5 when uploaded through AdWords, AdWords Editor or some third party tools. Although not all ads can be …

YouTube Live Streams Get HTML5 Player And Now Support 60FPS Playback

Last year, YouTube introduced 60 frames per second (fps) video streams and today, it’s bringing the same smooth playback experience to live streaming videos, as well.<p>As Google rightly notes in today’s announcement, this will be especially exciting for game streaming (as well as for live sports …

IAB Says HTML5 Is New Standard, Adobe Agrees

In a move that is sure to change the digital advertising landscape, the Interactive Advertising Bureau laid out an overhaul to its display creative …

Updating Google Web Designer to help ease the transition to HTML5

As browsers change the way they support Flash, HTML5 is becoming the de facto language for building display ads. In fact, the IAB just launched their …

With Digital Ads Shifting to HTML5, the Industry Now Has a New Set of Guidelines

The long-called-for migration of digital ads from using Adobe Flash to HTML5 is becoming a reality. It's a shift underscored by, among other …

10 Wonderful HTML5 Tools For Professional Developers & Designers

Do you know that there are a lot of HTML5 tools obtainable for professional web developers and designers? Using these high-end tools, you can make …

HTML5 On The Rise: No Longer Ahead Of Its Time

Shikhir Singh Contributor<p>Shikhir Singh is the senior developer relations manager at Sencha.<p>Today marks the one-year anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) declaring the HTML5 standard complete, a significant milestone in the history of the Internet and web application development. In …

Why HTML5 is causing the ad industry pain

We're currently facing a serious skill shortage in the digital advertising world for HTML5 expertise. Why has this happened?<p>Well, let's just say we …

HTML5 Mastery: Constraint Validation

The fifth part of the "HTML5 Mastery" series goes into details of form submission in HTML5, in particular constraint validation. We'll have …

Vimeo speeds its online videos, goes HTML5 by default

Vimeo has sped up its video-streaming technology and made the shift from Flash-powered video to HTML5 by default, the company said Tuesday.<p>The new player software improves performance, social links, and post-production capabilities, Vimeo Chief Technology Officer Andrew Pile told CNET. It loads in …

Software

How to Apply Design Thinking—to Your Own Life

A review of Ayse Birsel's "Design the Life You Love: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future"<p>A New Year's resolution is the easiest …

UX Design

NYC's Best New Architecture of 2015, From the Whitney to 2 WTC

<i>It's time to make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate, architecture and neighborhood universes of New York City! Yep, it's time for the 12th Annual Curbed Awards! Up now: the best of New York City's new architecture.</i><p>This was a …

Architecture

Matias Duarte: we need to stop basing design on archaic concepts

The Verge<p>Everyone keeps talking about how far technology has gotten the past decade or so, but that is not exactly what the bigger brains in the industry believe. After some talks with a couple Foxconn engineers, I realized technology has gone through more of an evolution, as opposed to a …

Helping Users Absorb Change: Four Steps Designers Can Take

<i>What to do when fear and anxiety about change exceed the touted benefits of something new and improved.</i><p>Articles and surveys on the Web and in print …

The best design conferences and events to plan for in 2016

Compared to other industry events, expectations are sky-high at design conferences. “Dentists, physicists, sociologists, taxidermists all meet to find out what’s new in their specialties. So do designers, but they are not happy about it,” Ralph Caplan former director of the Aspen International …

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …