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Common webpage design mistakes

Simple layout and design tips to help you create a stunning webpage<p><i>Our designer team noted the most common mistakes that people do while building</i> …

Visual Design

Free Mobile Device Mockups to Use in 2018

You're reading Free Mobile Device Mockups to Use in 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, …

Mockups

This $20 DIY kit makes your NES, SNES or Mega Drive controller wireless

I have to hand it to 8BitDo. At first I thought they were just opportunistically hawking cheap hunks of plastic in an era of unparalleled nostalgia for retro games, but… well, who am I kidding? That’s exactly what they’re doing. But they’re doing it well. And these new DIY kits are the latest sign …

Retrogaming

WeChat’s exclusive emojis express emotions Western apps cannot

It is very difficult to talk to Chinese people without using emojis. Whenever a Chinese friend Facebook messages me, I feel compelled to reply with WeChat because there are messages and nuances that can only be expressed with emojis that only exist on WeChat.<p>The difference between emojis on Chinese …

Apps

How To Create A Brilliant, Creative Résumé That Distinguishes You From Peers

A memorable résumé isn’t only about presentation, but also about what’s included inside its contents.<br>In this helpful career advice piece from …

Wireless charging doesn’t have to be boring…

Building on the idea that a charging phone shouldn’t be a useless one, the Octagon Wireless Charger, quite like the Baseus Maruko Charging Cable, was …

Snow chains for your feet

Designed to be snapped on to your trekking shoes when you need every bit of traction you can get, the Yaktrax Summit looks bold, rugged, and like it …

Shower Power

Showering is supposed to be a catharsis of the day and of our daily environmental exposure. The last thing we should be dirtying up is our conscience …

A Truly Practical Hairdryer!

For many, the hairdryer is a device which is used daily, so putting something that is used so often after every use is a bit of a hassle and it’s not …

Food porn serves up a welcome revival for hand-made ceramics

From a tiny studio in Canberra's inner-north, ceramic artist Richilde Flavell is riding an exciting wave of demand for hand-made ceramics.<p>"Cafes, …

A Friendly and Fun, Fan!

As I’ve mentioned previously, playful design is a style of design which I love, especially when it takes a rather mundane design and puts a fun spin …

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

How to Build Your First Photography Studio

For a lot of us who are chasing a career in photography, we soon come to a bit of a pinch point. We have thrown all our money into cameras, …

How to Create Your Own Presets in Lightroom

Presets are a powerful way to make your work in Lightroom much more efficient and to ensure more consistency in your style. This helpful video will …

This Kitty Litter Changes Color to Gauge Your Cat's Health

It's every cat owner's nightmare to bring kitty in for a routine checkup and discover that they have a serious health condition. That can often …

Pets

Curiosity Makes You Smarter

Evoware Is a Startup Creating Entirely Edible Plastic Wrap

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

The Force Field Blanket Keeps Monsters (and Darkness) At Bay

Do you remember what a dark room after bedtime was like when you were a kid? When you were surrounded by murky shapes in the shadows, hearing tiny …

TV shows

Spaced Repetition Is an Effective, Science-Backed Way to Learn a New Language

You probably took a foreign language class in high school. Even after four years of learning Spanish vocab, perhaps the only thing you can still …

10 Cheap, Unexpected Kitchen Essentials We Rely On

Here at Wirecutter, some of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We go to work and chop mountains of produce or sauté batch after batch of chicken …

Finally, someone made a power strip that makes sense for modern homeowners

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Traditional power strips have relied on the same shape and outlet configuration for years. And that would be fine if the gadgets we …

Powerstrip

21 Kitchen Gadgets From Target That Are Extremely On Trend RN

If you told me that becoming an adult would mean getting really excited about kitchen gadgets, I wouldn't have believed you. As far as my Target …

$19 device adds motion activation to anything that plugs into the wall

Want to turn on a lamp anytime you walk into a room? Don’t want to spend a lot of money or deal with fickle smart home hubs to make it happen. …

Improving Your Street Technique

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Blupace. It and the images in this story are being republished here with permission.</i><p>As with most things in life, …

Street Photography

Shredded

What does it mean to be 'Catabolic'? | The Core™

Catabolism is a word that many of us fear because there is an automatic association with muscle loss. However, catabolism is actually a very …

Which type of arm genetics do you have?

10 Training Methods To Break Through A Muscle Building Rut

So, you’ve been hitting the gym regularly and have seen great improvement in size, definition and strength, however you notice your progression is …

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