Gavin M.

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Using Color When Designing Apps Or Websites

One thing that is absolutely essential the the overall success of your website is being able to select the right color scheme.When it comes to other …

UI Design

The Importance of Evaluating UX

It’s been a popular meme on LinkedIn. The bottles are intended to be a clever way to explain the difference between UI (user interface) and UX (user …

How Much Does It Cost to Make a Custom Website?

In some ways, creating a website is a lot like building a house. There are endless options depending on what you need and want. Each and every website design project, like every house, is always different.<p>After 15 years in the website design and digital marketing industry, the question I most …

Project Management

These Cute Little Wifi Routers Want to Solve All Your Wireless Problems

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a secretive startup is promising to solve every problem you’ve ever had with wifi, from poor connections to ugly …

The Best Google Font Combinations That Look Good Together

Whether you are creating a website, writing your resume or designing a presentation, the fonts or typeface you choose can make a notable difference. …

Typography

Multi-billion dollar corporations hit by mystery hacking gang

Now newly-released research from security firms Symantec and Kaspersky reveals that a much wider range of corporations have been hit by the hackers …

Cybersecurity

The insane ways your phone and computer can be hacked — even if they're not connected to the internet

But getting this data can be difficult. In fact, some of the most previous of digital information is safeguarded by machines that have no contact with the outside world.<p>So can this internet-less data be hacked? Well, yes.<p>With some help from the research of the security firm Kaspersky Lab, as well …

Kaspersky Lab

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

6 Cheap Ways to Ensure Your Cyber Security

Anyone with a computer has probably been a victim of a phishing attempt, where hackers pose as a trustworthy entity and try to get your username, …

Cybersecurity

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ISIS Supporters Are Posting Tutorials for Wi-Fi Hacking and Spying Tools

Some of the passages are simply copied and pasted from elsewhere on the web.<p>Supporters of the violent, militant group known as the Islamic State or ISIS are attempting to circulate a small catalog of various spy tools, as well as tutorials on how to hack Wi-Fi networks in order to evade detection, …

Wi-Fi

4 UX Hacks for Reducing Visual Friction On Your Homepage

All of us are constantly faced with elements of visual friction whether we choose to acknowledge them or not.<p>Even when sites are internally tested …

UX Design

13 Warning Signs That Your Blog Design Stinks (And How to Fix It)

Starting a blog that readers love depends on two important things: user-friendly responsive design and useful content in your blog posts. Once you …

Marketing

7 pillars of minimalist Web design

To be most effective, a minimal design framework needs a solid backbone. The key components of visual organization include a strong grid, visual balance, and close attention to alignment.<p>A strong grid is the foundation for organization. The grid – built through tactically using negative space – …

How To Change User Habits With Interaction Design

As Duhigg suggests, here’s a simple framework for designing new habits:<p>Find the cue and the reward<br>• Don’t modify the cue or reward. Create a new routine.<p>For example, let’s look at Groupon as an example. Before the company came along, if users saw a product they liked (cue), they would need to scour …

We Have the Technology: SRI Wearable Robots Make Soldiers Better, Stronger, Faster (Video)

Forget exoskeletons -- the famed research lab is now building "exomuscles."<p>In the heart of Silicon Valley, lining the wall in one of the world’s most advanced robotics labs, is a row of sewing machines.<p>It’s a different tool for a different type of robot. A team of researchers at SRI International, …

The value of design, defined.

<b>What is design?</b><br>This particular string of words returns a whopping 2,720,000,000 results in a Google search. The dictionary tells us that design is "a …

UX Design

A Useful Guide To Master Responsive Design Using CSS

Responsive design has revolutionized the web for obvious reasons. It’s what web design experts recommend for and the majority of site owners are …

Exploring the Latest CSS Animation Trends in Web Design

The web is an ever-evolving medium propelled forward by enthusiastic developers and creators. Animation is just a slice of web design that has risen …

Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Quoting A Web Design Project

Striking out on your own as a freelance designer can be incredibly exciting and rewarding, but to be successful, designers who go this route must …

Small Business

UI/UX Designer — what does it even mean?

A short primer on the skills you need to break into the industry.<p>We’ve noticed something funny at Designlab over the past few months. The web/mobile …

UX Design

How to create color schemes online [Tip]

Website designers always need to set up effective color schemes for their sites. You can set up effective colors for your site without website design …

Web Design

How To Design Mesmerizing Studio or Agency Websites

Creative studios are becoming much more popular with such an interconnected world of digital design. Large-to-medium sized companies are found all …

UI Design
UI Design

7 Crucial Web Design Trends in 2015

You need to keep up with the world. But how can you do this? Well, don’t worry, I'm here to help you out! I selected 7 crucial web design trends to …

Web Design

Watch This DJ Pound The Default iPhone Ringtone Into A Crazy Catchy Dance Track

Happy Saturday! Ready for your semi-regular reminder that some people are just too damned talented?<p>You know that one iPhone ringtone? Yeah. <i>That one.</i> Some call it “Opening”; others call it “That one damned song thats woken me up every morning since iOS 7 came out.”<p>A DJ out of New Delhi, India, cut …

World's cheapest 3D printer moves forward

Over 1,400 backers committed over $400,000 to the crowdfunding campaign that had an original goal of just $9,000. The Little Rock, Arkansas-based …

3D Printing