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The Best Flowchart Software

We looked for affordable programs with monthly and annual subscriptions. Although there are additional high-end flowcharting programs on the market, …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

These spooky podcasts are the best for October horror

There is no greater time to fill your earholes with horror than October. As a month that continues to be inextricably tied to our pagan origins …

Using fetch() and reduce() to grab and format data from an external API - A practical guide

Today we’re going to learn how to get and manipulate data from an external API. We’ll use a practical example from one of my current projects that …

JavaScript

Building a Horizontal Timeline With CSS and JavaScript

In a previous post, I showed you how to build a responsive vertical timeline from scratch. Today, I’ll cover the process of creating the associated</i> …

Anime for Beginners: 20 Pieces of Essential Viewing

Let’s face it, Hollywood is no stranger to remakes. Especially when it comes to making English language versions of brilliant moments in Asian …

57 Work Desks for a More Productive Work Life

How many hours a day do you spend at work? No matter what the number is for you, it’s always important to make sure that you are the most productive …

Subtle Survivor Belt Buckle Hides a Collection of Useful Tools

Just by looking at it, you wouldn't know that this minimalist belt buckle holds a whole slew of tools inside. The SlideBelt, a survival belt, equips …

Wake Up Bright and Early New Year’s Day to Gorgeous Coffee-Painted Art

Embracing the caffeine high, Jon Norquist takes a few java dribbles and evolves them into an artform.<p>Who would think that a tragedy like a spilled mug of coffee could ferment an abstract piece of art? Coffee-splashed artwork twists and turns across the page, ranging from weak to strong, light to …

Mermaids Swim In A 10,000 Plastic Bottle Ocean To Show How Much Average Person Pollutes Earth

Montreal-based photographer Benjamin Von Wong (previously here and here) is fascinated with water, but the artist kept his lense above the surface …

Ranking All 21 "Best Rap Album" Grammy Winners

Much like the NBA, the Grammys have a complicated relationship with Hip Hop. Decisions like Young MC’s “Bust a Move” winning over Public Enemy’s …

This is the sleekest solution to the new MacBook Pro's port problem

After last month’s reveal of Apple’s new MacBook Pro, potential buyers were taken aback by its ports — or rather, the lack thereof.<p>In a move inspired by the new design of 2015’s MacBook, the company decided to only give the device USB-C ports. Depending on which model you buy, you either get two or …

How To Create Dramatic Vector Illustrations

Things To Consider Before Getting Started<p><b>Resolution</b>. Although vector artwork is scalable without compromising quality, you have to decide on the …

A Quick Guide For Designing Better Buttons

Buttons are a common element of interaction design. While they may seem like a very simple UI element, they are still one of the most important ones …

WeVideo revamps its online video editor for HTML5

WeVideo has rebuilt its browser-based video editor using HTML5 instead of Flash.<p>For many of you, the whole debate about HTML5 versus Flash may seem like a weird flashback to 2010. But Flash is taking a while to die completely — Google Chrome, for example, continues to phase out Flash gradually.<p>CEO …

UI in Action. 15 Animated Design Concepts of Mobile UI.

Animation in UI is a tool of great power breathing life into the process of interaction. It helps user to get fast feedback, provides opportunities …

The Way We Learn Today Is Just Wrong

Over 155 million Americans play video games, and spend upwards of 3 billion hours per week engrossed in a game.<p>The way we learn today is just wrong.<p>Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like… Angry Birds.<p>Half of school dropouts name boredom as the No. 1 reason they left.<p>How do we …

Coloud launches three wallet-friendly headphones under $40

We've featured Coloud headphones on CNET in the past, but you might recognize the company as the brains behind other personal audio brands like Marshall and Urbanears. Today, the company added three new products to its lineup of budget-conscious headphones: the No. 16 on-ear, the No. 8 lightweight …

Consumer Tech

Short Film Shows What It's Like to Grow Up Being Player Two in Video Games

If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation <i>Player Two</i> should hit you right …

Wrio Keyboard for iOS Claims up to 70% Faster Typing Speed

Swiss startup Wrio has launched a new keyboard app for iOS which claims to speed up typing by between 20 and 70 percent compared to standard Qwerty layouts.<p>The developers of Wrio say they achieved this typing feat by throwing out the rulebook that says keys should be square, and instead adopting a …

Why Curriculum Should Function More Like A Game

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OPLØFT adjustable standing desk makes a more dynamic workspace

Sitting down all day to work isn't fun, and recent studies suggest a link between extended sedentary periods with an increased risk for obesity, …

Microsoft's new iOS keyboard may help you stop dropping phones

Just weeks after releasing its Hub keyboard for iOS, Microsoft has dropped another one. The Word Flow keyboard is available today in the US App Store and is meant to make typing on-the-go a lot easier with its nifty one-handed option.<p>Similar to the Windows Phone keyboard, users of the Word Flow …

Button UX Design: Best Practices, Types and States

Buttons are an ordinary, every-day element of interaction design. Despite this, because buttons are a <i>vital element in creating a smooth</i> …

UI Design

Meet Grace Neutral, a Body Modification Enthusiast Redefining Beauty Standards

Social media sensation Grace Neutral is famous for creating her own unique definition of beauty. Using dramatic body modification techniques, the …

The 4 Universal Requirements For Great UX

The prestigious UX consultancy Nielsen Norman Group inspires a set of tips for designing butter-smooth user experiences.<p>As the saying goes, build the right thing, then build the thing right.<p>Usability is how well a product serves its purpose, and encompasses a variety of interface aspects: How …

UX Design

100+ Painters Contributing 12 Oil Paintings per Second in World’s First Feature-Length Painted Animation – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

“Loving Vincent” has a trailer! The world’s first feature-length painted animation will focus on the life of Vincent Van Gogh and feature 12 oil …

Animation

UI Animation. Microinteraction for Macroresult.

Microinteraction is one of the key things to care about in UI/UX design. They are, perhaps, the best proof that attention to small details is able to …