Nilan Lovelace

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Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers

With roughly 800 million active users, Instagram is one of the main players in the social media ecosystem. Generation Z now uses the platform as one of their primary sources of interaction.<p>But, as digital marketers have come to learn, Instagram is far more valuable than an amusing consumer product. …

Marketing

This is what happens to your body if you eat too much protein

You can have too much of a good thing<p>Protein is a very important part of any diet. Our hair and nails depend on it to keep them in tip top condition …

7 simple swaps to make for lasting weight loss

It’s a fair statement to say that at any one time, a large percentage of us are trying to lose weight. As a registered dietitian, I see this in my own practice — at least 50 percent or more of the individuals who come in to see me are doing so with the hopes of dropping at least 20 pounds.<p>It’s not …

You Don't Need a Big Budget to Get Started With Video Content

Just because your audience expects you to have videos doesn't mean they expect you to do a Star Wars sequel.<p>Video marketing is bigger than ever -- this is an undeniable fact. In addition to traditional video content, live streams are very popular these days.<p>If you're still not employing video …

How to Quickly Replace a Sky in Photoshop With Multiply Blend Mode

In his latest photography tutorial, noted French photographer (and prolific video tutorial maker) Serge Ramelli demonstrates how to quickly and …

5 Quick Social Media Tweaks to Elevate Your Personal Brand

Think refining and boosting your personal brand is an overwhelming undertaking? It doesn't need to be.<p>If you're anything like me, the idea of personal branding seems somewhat intangible and even slightly overwhelming. Don't get me wrong -- I understand the importance. But, when it actually comes …

Public Relations

How to Start Your Own Business Using Any 1 of These 12 Marketing Skills

Do you want to start a small business? Are you looking for a great side hustle? Do you have marketing skills? If your answers are yes, read on.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. But maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job -- at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle, but you're …

Marketing

Case Study: The Notification That Started It All – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Initial ideas<p>How can data be displayed in the clearest manner? I had been reading about the cards design pattern for a while now (check out Design …

UX Design

How one software company overhauled its old school vibe.

Following Volusion’s brand redesign from conception to implementation.<p>Volusion has a long and vibrant history as one of the top ecommerce software …

Typography

Inspiring UX quotes, mobile navigation patterns, taxonomies and more UX this week

What’s hot in UX this week:Design better data tables →Data is useless without the ability to visualize and act on it. The success of future …

UX Design

How Design Thinking Builds Empathy, Gives Purpose and Honors Educators

In her early teaching years, Wanny Hersey learned how hands-on projects—which would eventually become known as “making”— could engage and motivate …

Pedagogy

Website Design & UX: Formerly Yes Store Concept

Happy Monday guys! Let's start it off with a web design & UX project of a store concept named: Formerly Yes. The thinking behind this concept would …

You Can Put This Wallet on Speed-dial!

Yes, this wallet holds your money, but that’s so passé. The Zillion wallet can do much MUCH more.<p>You’re at home getting ready to step out, you’ve got …

Crowd Funding

When a design sprint isn’t the answer

A week is a lot of time to waste. And if you jump into a design sprint just because you heard it can solve any problem in a week, throwing away your …

Design Thinking

UI Motion: A Beautiful Problem Solver to Improve UX

Why do users love motion so much?<p>The answer is simple, because motion supports the essence of real-time interaction. It creates the same emotional …

Google Material Design Lead shares origin story of the company’s design vision

Rich Fulcher is the head of Material Design UX and Engineering at Google. In our fourteenth episode, we talk about how Material Design was built, how to create your own design language within your company, and why strong culture plays a critical role in the design process.<p>When Larry Page returned …

10 great uses of typography in portfolios

When it comes to putting together a portfolio site, the main thing you need to worry about is selecting your best work, because ultimately that’s …

How Human Memory Works: Tips for UX Designers.

One of the greatest information processors we deal with in our everyday life cannot be seen or touched. It cannot be bought or sold as well as taken …

UI/UX Designers: How To Enrich Your Portfolio Get People Knocking On Your Door

“You’re only as good as your portfolio.”<p><b>Designing</b> an aesthetically pleasing portfolio is one thing—populating it with value adding, substantial …

Why Experience Design Matters More Than Ever Before

Every major smartphone works the same way. You’ll find apps, web browsers, clean typography, and similar, intuitive iconography across them all. Eventually, you’ll land at a social app like Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, or Snapchat–and you’ll land there again and again, dozens of more times a …

5 Fail-Safe Strategies to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

You’ve invested in a new website, set up your blog and have some pretty credible content. Now what?<p>If you’re feeling less than elated by the amount …

Let’s Build a Web App with Vue, Chart.js and an API Part II

Part of a series<p>In case you missed the first part, you can find it here. First of all, wow! Thanks for all the feedback and twitter messages! 💝 I …

Coffee Coding Series: Learn How a Mobile App is Built [Video]

You’ve probably heard the term “coding” once or twice. But what does it mean? And what does a “web developer” do? Something with the web, sure, but …

6 Reasons Why You Should Launch a Mobile App for Your Business -- and 3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't

Mobile is the next great digital frontier, but is your business truly ready to reap its benefits?<p>Content Marketing and Enterprise Mobile App Specialist<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Research has shown that the enterprise mobile app market is expected to grow to $63 …

Apps

🎉 Introducing Sketchpacks for macOS

Release Notes<p>Manage and auto-update Sketch plugins from your menu bar<p>Last year I wrote about my ideas for a Sketch plugin registry called …

Bricking IoT devices gives incentives for better security

(was: ‘How to force manufacturers to take IoT security seriously?’)<p>This is just a brief thought which has popped into my head that I thought I’d …

How to Handle the ‘Bigness’ of IoT

Getting started with the IoT will require organizational plumbing.<p>The Internet of Things holds an abundance of promise for enterprises seeking to …

How To Prototype IoT Experiences: Building The Hardware (Part 1)

The world is constantly evolving with frameworks, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and virtual reality (VR). These and many others are opening …

Internet of Things

Internet of Things Integration

<b>The Internet of Things Hits The Mainstream</b><p>Gartner forecasts that by 2020 there will be 25 billion connected things in our world. These connections, …