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Ask an Expert: All About Getting a Workout without Equipment

Everyone <i>wants</i> to get into shape—but it's easy to find excuses to put off exercise. Maybe you feel like you don't have the right equipment, and just …

5 tips for making your designs future-proof

I was younger than I can remember when my parents bought our family an Apple IIe computer. When I was 11 I thought Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat was the …

The 10 best new web design tools in July

Anything that makes accessibility easier is a big help to any web designer's workflow so this month we were pleased to discover tota11y, a tool that …

5 website layout trends of 2015 so far

In previous decades, we got used to landing on a website and experiencing pretty much the same thing. Oh, there has always been some diversity in …

UI Design

How to use design thinking in your next project

With more and more engineering-focused companies trying to become design-centric, they’re no doubt trying to adopt design thinking.<p>But it’s not as simple as saying, “Just use design thinking.” Saying it does not make it so.<p>What exactly is “Design Thinking”? Let’s take a step back and hear from the …

How To Build A World-Class Design Portfolio

Six tips for building a portfolio that lands the job. Plus, peek inside the portfolios of designers at Facebook, Dropbox, and more.<p>I’ve reviewed thousands of designer portfolios over the past 10 years as a former design lead at Facebook and now as the cofounder of the investing and mentoring …

Designing Your Innovation Portfolio

Small businesses and large firms will often have different types of projects in their portfolios, and the big ones will be investing much more …

The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice,</i> a compelling manifesto <i></i>that outlined the paralysis and dissatisfaction one feels when presented with too many choices. A decade later, Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of the global digital design agency Huge, has evolved Schwartz’s observations …

Design

The importance of avoiding bad stock art

We share our secrets with attractive sites<p>Within the first few seconds of loading up a web page in your browser, your brain has gone through a list …

Contract Killer

When times get tough, it can often feel like there are no good people left in the world, only people who haven’t yet turned bad. These bad people …

5 Best Ways to Improve Workout Performance

Want to maximize your gains? Then keep reading (sponsored content by EAS Sports Nutrition)<p><i>Move, sweat, eat, repeat</i> makes for a decent training plan up to a point. But if you want to maximize your fitness gains, eventually you need to train <i>smarter:</i> smarter eating, smarter moving, smarter …

Look inside! Jason Statham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley list California home

The June/July cover boy for Esquire magazine is busy with real estate this season.<p>Action star Jason Statham — who appears in the Melissa McCarthy vehicle “Spy,” out this month — has listed the Hollywood Hills compound where he lived with longtime girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a Victoria’s …

Why your website continues to disappoint

Great design on the web doesn’t come from moments of inspiration. It comes from the continual iteration of every detail.<p>Preorder my self-learning …

10 Web Design Statistics

The practice of web design is a multi-disciplinary exercise. Designers might stand to benefit from adopting a consumer-centric approach that examines …

(Almost) Every Keyboard Shortcut for Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator Mapped on Virtual On-Screen Keyboard

<b>A new tool maps virtually every keyboard shortcut for three widely used Adobe applications (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) on an interactive,</b> …

Tutorials

Is It Better to Do Cardio or Strength Training First?

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Mallory Creveling for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>By now you know if you want to build a lean, fit body, you can't stick to the treadmill or elliptical alone. It takes some heavy lifting to get that strong and chiseled physique. In fact, even if you want to be a better runner, you still need to …

Exercise

How Much Sitting Is Too Much Sitting? The Difference Between Too Much Sitting and Too Little Exercise

Google entries for the search terms "sitting health" outstrip hits for Angelina Jolie, Hilary Clinton, Brad Pitt and climate change. How does something as unsexy as sitting, the absence of activity, get celebrity status?<p>Sitting has elbowed its way past all other bad behaviors and become public …

How to Know What Type of Fitness Training Is for You

Man, has fitness evolved over the last decade. It seems like a few years back, all you were doing was going into gyms and weight training on machinery as well as hitting a couple of Jazzercise classes (I've always wanted to say that word: Jazzercise... )<p>These days, it is normal to get confused with …

Exercise

6 perfect food pairings to make you a better runner

Green tea + Toast = Less overeating<p>Starchy breakfast favourites like toast, pancakes and cereal are a great way for runners to load up on …

Survival Of The Fittest: Embracing Innovation In Private Businesses

<i>By: Lise Caissie and Lynn Healey, Partners, EY Canada’s Private Mid-Market practice</i><p>Innovation is no longer a “nice to have” but a “must have” for any private business. For owners, innovation can be a scary and overwhelming area to delve into. But there’s no need to fear it. It’s really a matter of …

Meet Adobe Hue CC: Capture Inspiring Looks with Your Phone, Use Them In Your Edits

Remember "Project Candy," Adobe's phone app that captures inspiring light and color, and turns that data into a look which can be applied to your …

New benchmarks and key tools to help marketers measure cross-device conversions

article<p>en<p>https://adwords.googleblog.com/2015/06/new-benchmarks-and-key-tools-to-help.html<p>Inside …

AdWords

26 Creative Business Logo Designs for Inspiration #39

Beautiful logos roundup for inspiration. Today’s in this gallery I’ve gathered creative <b>business logo designs</b>, concepts and ideas that will surely …

Graphic Design

Why your business should be blogging

If a web designer has a website, he most likely treats it as a resume that showcases his portfolio of work. This can be particularly true of web …

Web Design

Telltale Signs Your Customer Is About To Leave (And What You Can Do About It)

If we’re honest, most of us will admit that we have favorite clients and customers. Maybe they earn that status by forming the biggest slice of our revenue pie; maybe they renew their contracts year after year without question, or maybe they’re simply an easy account to manage.<p>Yet it’s those same …

How to prepare your images for web use

Not all that long ago, exporting images from a PSD file was a complex and tedious task which could take a dozen or more steps to create a single …

Tutorials