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Exclusive: Material Theming Is Google’s Ambitious New Design Tool

Google is evolving its landmark Material Design philosophy–and making it easier for everyone to use.<p>Today at Google I/O, the company revealed a major overhaul of its Material Design language with a new tool called Material Theming.<p>Material Theming, on the most basic level, is a plugin for the …

“Write what you know” or “know what you write”?

Every writer is familiar with the mantra “write what you know”. I do agree that’s good advice, but sometimes, “know what you write” is more to the …

How to keep your brain sharp as you get older

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s — but research has unlocked four key strategies that boost your brain power, …

3 Websites with Amazing User Experiences And Why The Hell You Should Care About UX Anyway

Google provides a wonderful experience for their users. Just before I began writing this blog article, I googled “user experience.” Just like that, …

UX Design

5 easy ways to uncover your creative genius

How would you describe creativity? Is it an innate way of thinking, or is it more like a muscle that can be developed with regular activity? The …

Creativity

7 simple steps to creating a great brand identity

There are many ways to approach a rebrand. A trend of late has been to focus on reawakening a brand's heritage by looking to the past, but sometimes …

Team Sky

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

6 Free UX Design Courses From Top Universities Worldwide

To master UX skills requires adequate guidance from industry professionals. Here are 6 UX design courses from top universities, all FREE!<p>This article …

UX Design

10 Excellent New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts You Need to Check Out

Sometimes, you’ve got the bandwidth for watching the extended cut of a superhero movie plus all its special features, or binge-watching an entire TV …

Science Fiction

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

The six best programming languages to learn right now

Which languages are most popular among developers due to their high demand, and how to get started learning them.<p>Knowing which programming language …

Programming

Mobile App Design Fundamentals: 9 Common UX Mistakes to Avoid

With today’s competitive mobile app market, it’s more important than ever to stand out and develop a unique brand identity through user experience …

UX Design

5 Tips for Attracting More Readers With a Killer First Sentence.

In a society, with a short attention span, it is essential to get it right from the start. How do you draw people in to read what you have written? …

Creative Writing

5 key animation patterns and how to use them

Animation can be a very powerful web design tool. But before animating every element of our designs, we must learn when and how to use this new tool. …

UI Design

If you were fired, don’t lie about it in a job interview. Do this instead

Being fired is awkward. Sometimes you deserve it, and sometimes you don’t. Either way, it can be a difficult thing to explain at a future job interview. In fact it’s hard to think of a less tasteful way of selling yourself for gainful employment than admitting that you were forcibly removed from a …

Employment

How to make your designs responsive

Back in the ‘olden days’ (before 2010), most web design involved the creation of two separate websites: one for desktop, one for mobile. Then Apple …

Web Design

Founder, Not A CEO - Some People Need To Start Companies, Not Run Them

<i>Tom Savage is a founder.</i><p>That is nothing out of the ordinary, at least as far as our startup-mad culture is concerned. The Bristol native has started a half-dozen companies and initiatives in his 17 years as an entrepreneur since leaving university, the most recent and ambitious of which was Wholi, …

Entrepreneurship

5 writing tips for marketers

The purpose of any marketing activity is to get someone to take action.<p>To that end, Ann Handley, head of content at MarketingProfs, offers this …

Public Relations

Magical Mockups Bundle from Pixelo

Get over 700 unique mockups with an extended license and a discount of 99%.Now you can add some magic to your designs with this huge bundle of more …

Graphic Design

The 8 most effective ways to get back on track after you messed up (and finally stay there)

A couple of weeks ago you were on your A game.<p>You would workout 3 to 5 days a week, eat a clean healthy diet, meet targets in your professional work, …

Albert Einstein

4 design tools you never knew you needed

Certain tools for designers are likely to make the default shopping list for any agency or freelancer. These include essential hardware, creative …

Project Management

How To Write When You Are On The Go

Many of the writers that I know don’t just write for a living. Most of them have regular 9 to 5 jobs and they write for extra money. I myself fall in …

Creative Writing

6 Tips to Accelerate Your Blogging Career

Have you opted Blogging as your primary profession? Here are a few tips that can help you in the quest<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>From the Bollywood stars to a teenager living in the …

Marketing

如果地球是個硬碟,生命如何創造資訊彼此溝通?《阿凡達》展現的生態文明──泛生態科幻系列(2)

本文為系列文章,在此之前你可能會想先看看 人類該如何學習自然而變得文明?—那些含有「泛生態」意涵的科幻作品發想與凝望由核心概念到描述細節,在電影《阿凡達》(Avatar) 在科學科技設想描述上都是不折不扣本系列希望介紹的「真生態科幻」概念代表性的入門作品,尤其在主角人物與植物網路的通訊、生物溝通的情 …

人類該如何學習自然而變得文明?那些含有「泛生態」意涵的科幻作品發想與凝望──泛生態科幻系列(1)

<i>通往宇宙的明路,就在森林的荒野中。</i>──約翰‧謬爾上述這句出自「國家公園之父」的名言,不只是文學上的抒懷,從主要棲居地球陸地的人類文明發展而論,更可以視為科學上的假設與推論。人類該如何學習自然而變得文明?相較於自然生態展現出的整體性、多樣性、秩序、永續、平衡與效能,縱使評價人類時要加入其心智與行為的偉 …

The value of superior UX? Priceless, but awfully hard to measure

With greater attention to user experience (UX) design comes greater debate over its ROI. Can this even be measured?<p>Let's face it -- when it comes to …

UX Design

6 Amazing Portfolio Websites by Apple Designers

<i>By</i> <i>bestfolios.com</i><i> — collecting the best designer portfolios, resumes and design resources.</i><p>1. Jessie Ren<p>Jessie Ren is a Senior UX Designer at Apple and …

The 7 Best Presentation Software Tools For Entrepreneurs

Having great ideas, knowing the facts you want to convey and presenting a pitch deck so successfully that you get funded can be very different things. Regardless of the stage of your company, a lot of your success is riding on a few slides.<p>This is something I was reminded when I covered the pitch …

Entrepreneurship

A mental technique called “cognitive reappraisal” makes long-distance running feel easier

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettWhen you’re in the middle of a gruelling long-distance run and the pain and fatigue is becoming overwhelming, an obvious strategy …

Transform your portfolio from good to great

Applying for a job in the design world can be a frustrating business. You’re certain in your own mind that you could ace this role; why can’t …