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Codecademy gets a major redesign to take the pain out of learning how to code

Two years after launching, and with more than 24 million users learning how to code on its platform, Codecademy is getting a facelift.<p>The New York City startup unveiled a sleek new website redesign today, which should make Codecademy easier to use for newcomers as well as make the site more useful …

Smashing Magazine — For Web Designers And Developers

Finding people to participate in qualitative UX studies can be an elusive task. We tend to hear about studies and their findings, but we don’t hear …

Khajag Apelian: Type Design Is Not Only About Drawing Letters

<b>Q: Could you please start by telling us more about some of the typefaces you’ve designed?</b><p><b>Khajag:</b> Well, I’ve only designed one retail font, and that …

Building The Web App For Unicef's Tap Campaign: A Case Study

For every 10 minutes that a user gives up their phone, a sponsor would donate a day’s worth of water to children in the developing world. While the …

Why Is Facebook Blue? The Science Behind Colors In Marketing

Turns out, something as simple as tweaking the color of a button changes user behavior or endears people to your product. Buffer’s Leo Widrich explains the importance of color in website and brand design.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the</i> …

Upgrade Your Brain: Resources for Coding Beginners

<i>Adam Benzion is the founder of Entirely—a Seattle startup focused on social innovation, keen on connecting more people in more places to create special things together.</i><p><i>“Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”— Steve Jobs</i><p>Anyone who’s paying …

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations …

If you want fast code, don't use assembly

…unless you're an expert at assembly, that is. The title of this post was obviously meant to be an attention-grabber, but it is much truer than you …

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Microsoft Build 2014: Everything Announced on Day 1

At its Build 2014 conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft made a slew of software and hardware announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything announced at the event – and we’re not including the fact that all attendees were treated to an Xbox One and a $500 Microsoft Store gift card. …

Which Color Should You Use For Your Icon?

Blue is the most common favorite color in the world, which is why so many companies have used it for their logos and mobile app icons. However, by picking blue as a primary branding color, many smaller companies run the risk of literally blending in with their competition.<p>This became grossly …

Mightybell now lets anyone create a custom community on its social platform

Mightybell has officially launched its platform for creating micro social networks, allowing anyone to sign up and begin connecting with like-minded people.<p>During its beta phase, Mightybell signed on several notable clients, including American Express, Lean In and The Gates Foundation. The product …

6 Totally Strange But Effective Productivity Hacks

<i>Ilya Pozin is the founder of</i> <i>Open Me</i> <i>and</i> <i>Ciplex and is a</i> <i>columnist for Inc, Forbes & LinkedIn.</i><p>Sometimes, you need more than conventional wisdom and obvious advice to get yourself back on track.<p>In fact, some of these hacks, whether it’s looking at baby animals or grabbing some Z’s, might actually seem …