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This Short History Of Comic Sans Will Make You Love Comic Sans

Or at least understand it.<p>Comic Sans gets a bad rap. It got so bad that in 2010, the font took to the site <i>McSweeney’</i>s to redeem itself (“I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes f*cking Gutenberg”).<p>Now, a short video has come to the contentious font’s defense, making the argument …

Typography

Irsay: Negotiations to make Manning Colts GM never got serious

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay admitted on Saturday to pursuing Peyton Manning to rejoin his franchise in an executive role, but those dreams …

The 15 Best Christmas Albums

If I asked you to name the Best Christmas Albums of All Time, you'd probably say something like Bing Crosby's <i>Merry Christmas</i> or Elvis Presley's record that's literally called <i>Elvis' Christmas Album.</i> But this narrow thinking leaves out so many timeless, iconic holiday offerings—like Aly & AJ's</i> …

Wandered.space helps you explore the cool spots all around you

Wandered.space is a service for those moments when you want to explore the area around you, but don’t know where to go.<p>It was created this weekend at TechCrunch’s Disrupt London hackathon by a team of three coworkers from Seattle-based Azuqua. One of them, Skyler Hartle, told me that they were …

Where to Eat Breakfast in Wine Country

Breakfast truly is the most important meal, especially if swirling and sipping is the order of the day. An outing to wine country should involve all of the above, so be sure to line your stomach with a hearty meal before you play sommelier.<p>To do so, here are some of the best breakfasts north of the …

The top 9 most popular restaurants in San Francisco, according to Uber

Instead, Uber judged San Francisco's most popular restaurants by which ones had the most drop-offs in the last year.<p>The ride-hailing company recently unveiled its restaurant guide based on a year's worth of drop-offs in the city to see which restaurants had the most drop-offs from November 1, 2015 …

England

Why your washing machine smells, and how to clean it

Say goodbye to your stinky washer!<p>GE Appliances<p>Kori Perten, USA TODAY<p>When we think of washing machines, we think of clean, fresh-smelling clothes. Laundry is supposed to have a comforting aroma—one that’s so well-loved that there are even colognes designed to mimic its scent.<p>But what do you do when …

14 Home Decor Instagram Accounts With Stories That Are Actually Worth Following

Since Instagram introduced its stories feature, we’ve been gifted with a ton of behind-the-scenes action from some of our favorite home decor tastemakers. There’s a huge variety of tastes and styles out there to satisfy any sensibility, so we found 14 of our favorites for you. Before and after …

Decorations

So apparently red wine brownies are a thing and we need them ASAP

For obvious reasons, we love a good brownie that crumbles in our mouth. And guess what? Today is our lucky day (and yours!), because <i>Cosmo</i> let us know …

Collection Of The Best Email Testing Tools Online

Don’t be afraid of email testing. There are many free or freemium tools online that can help you with testing your SPAM score, deliverability and …

Marketing

Father brings his six-year-old son's drawings to life with Photoshop

A creative father is bringing his six-year-old son's wacky sketches to life - and the results are bizarre and sometimes terrifying.<p>The child called …

Eight disruptive startups are shaping the future of food and technology

Meet eight innovative food disruptive startups honored by the first ReThink Food Innovator Program. The RTF’s inaugural program “recognizes eight …

Customers Don’t Want Ads, They Want A Conversation

Marketing is rapidly transforming into a dialogue between buyers and sellers or collaborative marketing. Crowdtap CEO Brandon Evans on the five trends driving the shift.<p>It is becoming clear that the future of social marketing, and marketing in general, will be built around collaboration. Social …

The Evolution Of Grammatical Genders: Why French Has Two Genders, German Has Three, And English Just Doesn't Care

French can be a funny old language. Anyone who’s learned it will have, at some point, read a phrase like “Bernard and his sisters, have they …

Linguistics

How to conduct a UX review that won’t get thrown out

When conducting a UX review, you need to focus on actionable insights.An audit is not an just a laundry list of usability issues. Triage, prioritize, and deliver clear next steps to our stakeholders and clients.<p>Beyond fixing glaring issues, you also want to reveal new opportunities for conversion …

UX Design

An artist who draws monsters next to unsuspecting subway riders is blowing up on social media

Rubin has always been an artist.<p>'I've been drawing all my life, though there was a time where, for a couple years, I just didn't do much art,' he …

Social Media

How to Design The Perfect Logo (A Logo Design Recipe)

Like CGfrog on Facebook:<p>Doesn’t matter if you are a freelancer, full time working designer or just common people, Just close your eyes and imagine …

Graphic Design

Travel These Exotic Skateboarding Locations From Around the World

From the mountains in Norway to the Zulu heartland of South Africa.<p>Evolved from a tiny Californian subculture, skateboarding has become a well-recognized and respected mainstream sport all over the world. With the growth of its commercial success and universal appeal, the boardsport is practically …

Skateboarding

148 Resources to Help You Become a CSS Expert

I’ve gathered a list of more than 100 resources for mastering CSS. They can help you master the techniques that will help set your designs apart from …

CSS

Onboard diagnostics will connect cars to the Internet of Things

For as long as I’ve owned a car, I’ve always been interested in extracting data from it.<p>One of my earliest experiments involved using a paperclip to complete a connection between a red wire and a green wire beneath my dashboard so that diagnostic error codes would flash on the dashboard of my ‘91 …

Internet of Things

No, these aren’t real animals, they’re actually balloon sculptures

These animal balloon sculptures are so realistic it’s freaking us out.<p>If you were to stumble across the designs, which include a lizard, buffalo and …

What YOU should eat on your period: Study shows syncing food to your menstrual cycle helps women stay in shape - and here's your meal plan

• <b>Appetites and energy levels fluctuate over menstrual cycle</b>• <b><br>A new study says following your body's cycle can help lose weight</b>• <b><br>Dietician Limor Baum tells</b> …

Free Polygon Backgrounds and Textures

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Polygon backgrounds are pretty famous among web designers. Most of the polygon environments are …

20 Quick Summery Snacks With Only 3 Ingredients

Summer produce is usually so good that it doesn't need much to make it better. But when you are looking to spice things up, we have a few ideas to make your Summer snacks more interesting and elegant. Butter, citrus juice, and salt are a few of the no-brainers, but we've thrown in some oddball …

Craft the perfect portfolio in a day

Put your hand up if you haven't updated your design portfolio website for months. Maybe years? When you're working flat-out on final-year projects, …

Web Design

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

Relationships

Combining Typefaces Made Easy (Free eBook)

Since the introduction of web fonts, the undivided variety of typography is available to web designers and their projects. However, combining the …

Typography

Cards Against Humanity Designer: “Graphic Design Doesn’t Have A Critical Dialogue”

Amy Nicole Schwartz talks about jokes, failure, and what’s missing from graphic design discourse today.<p><b>Doreen Lorenzo: How did you know you wanted to be a designer? How did you get here?</b> <b><br>Amy Nicole Schwartz:</b> My passion for design came out of my love of writing. When I was in high school I was very …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …