Emma Obendorf

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Virtual Reality Won’t Work Without Great UX Designers

When done well, virtual reality (VR) experiences are mind-blowing. They’re disarming. They can transport a user from a living room to a haunted house …

Why graphic designers need beautiful websites

As a graphic designer, when a Google search tells you that you’re one in about thirty million results (calculated in 0.37 seconds), suddenly you can …

Google Search

7 Hidden Lightroom Tricks You Might Want to Know

Educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE has 7 great tips for Lightroom users that might just surprise you and make your post production life a little …

Radiohead album hides an app that only runs on an '80s computer

In the age of the hipster, dust-covered and irrelevant mediums like the vinyl and cassette tape have slowly been given a new lease of life. Now, thanks to Radiohead<i>,</i> it looks like popular British computer the ZX Spectrummight be the next '80s relic to come back into fashion. Celebrating the 20th …

The Enormous Ice Sheet That Broke Off of Antarctica Won’t Be the Last to Go

The stunning visual of an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Delaware breaking off into the ocean has struck wonder and worry in those all across the …

Global Warming

8 Plugins Every WordPress Website Needs

Make sure you have these essential plugins to keep your site running smoothly and efficiently.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As any WordPress user knows, plugins are an important feature to any site, and finding the right ones can be a chore.<p>For those <i>not</i> …

Web Design

Creative People Literally See the World Differently, Mind-Blowing Research Shows

Exceptionally creative people and your average Joe see different things when they look around.<p>Creative people aren't just different because of the surprising and valuable work they produce. Nor is exceptional creativity all a matter of personality. The differences between the creatively gifted and …

Creativity

The Surprising Reasons That Some Fonts Cost Thousands Of Dollars

If you’ve never paid for a font, you aren’t alone. After all, the Internet and your word processor are full of free ones. But there’s another side of this industry that most people are never exposed to: High-end typefaces that can cost thousands of dollars. For some clients, it’s a matter of …

Typography

Typography Ruined The Oscars’ Biggest Moment. This Guy Fixed It

Do us a favor, and give designer Brandon Jameson a spare statuette.<p>By now, we’ve all seen the replays and read the analysis, breaking down how Warren Beatty could have gotten the wrong envelope for Best Picture. But something else could’ve prevented the biggest screw-up in Oscar history. If the …

Typography

How to get the ‘Orange and Teal’ look in Adobe Lightroom

Editing images these days is not as simple as you may think. Sure, you can apply any filter you want in Instagram, but to really produce an image …

Why I wish I hadn’t blamed my father for all of my faults

Ariane Sherine on the estrangement that started when she banned her father from seeing her young daughter<p>My father and I have been estranged for over two years. He was physically violent and emotionally abusive to me throughout my childhood, and I felt that I couldn’t forgive him. In August 2014, I …

Portable

Check Out An Interactive Map of Every Dinosaur Fossil Found On Earth

The map lets you search by period, taxonomy and strata.<p>Some engineers have created an interactive map to navigate the overwhelming amount of data created by the Paleobiology Database, a massive collection of information about fossils and related research. The map essentially plots the location of …

10 best new tools for illustrators this February

Last month, our new tools for illustrators post focused on traditional drawing and sketching tools. This month, I've put my best pencils away to …

Bolivia's salt flats – in pictures

The salt flats in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia, are the largest in the world and contain 50-70% of the world’’s lithium reserves

NASA’s Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying

MIT/Carnegie Institution for Science<p>NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star — three of which lie in …

What is the ‘Orange & Teal Look’ and Why is it So Popular?

Many a blockbuster movie and several popular travel photo/video creators out there use something called the ‘Orange and Teal look’ when they color …

Cinematography

The Real Difference Between Google And Apple

Google and Apple are both hyper-successful companies, but chart their patents, and they have completely different innovation signatures.<p>Steve Jobs has been granted 347 patents in the past decade, many awarded posthumously. By contrast, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page only have a combined 27 …

Innovation

The best alternatives to Adobe Illustrator

Raster vs. vector images<p>A little bit of tech speak is required to establish the fundamental differences between the two main types of graphics …

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

Cameroonian kid beats internet ban to win coding competition

A 17-year-old Cameroonian has won Google's annual Code-In competition despite the partial shutdown of internet in his country. Nji Collins Gbah is …

What Is A Supernova? New Study Reveals Star Captured Hours After Explosion

Supernovas are a tricky thing to catch right away, and they can’t even be seen in the Milky Way from Earth.<p>But what is a supernova? Put simply, it’s …

Pay What You Want to Learn How to Master Photoshop And Web Design

Master the web.<p>Have you ever wanted to learn Photoshop, web design or HTML but weren't sure where to start?<p>Learning the basics doesn't have to be …

Web Design

Some Geological Observations On The Oroville Dam

After copious amounts of rainfall in California in the last weeks, the artificial lake of the Oroville Dam is now filled far above its normal capacity. To hold the lake level at a maximum of 20 feet below the crest of the dam, the additional water can be discharged by a main spillway and an …

Why Your Content Marketing Is Failing and How to Fix It

Engaging your customers with compelling content has a magical benefit on sales but there are no shortcuts to making it work.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing can be extremely effective for extending your reach, driving traffic and helping you …

Marketing

Pros of Choosing AngularJS Technology for Your Business

Information Technology is constantly updating and moving ahead. We alsoThe post Pros of Choosing AngularJS Technology for Your Business appeared …

Possibly the Best Focal Length for Landscape Photography?

If you’re a landscape photography enthusiast like me, you’re constantly trying to find new approaches and even new gear that will help you capture …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

16 UX/UI Instagram accounts you must follow

With hundreds of millions of monthly active users, Instagram is a fantastic visual platform for designers. The Facebook-owned social network lets you …

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

15 stunning examples of interior design using natural stone

Successful interior design creates aesthetically pleasing and healthy indoor environments that enhance how we live, work, and play. Since many of us …