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Famed architect Shigeru Ban builds quake-proof homes from rubble in Nepal | Reuters

TOKYO - After twin earthquakes in April and May claimed 9,000 lives and left vast swathes of Nepal in ruins, survivors worried if they reused the brick rubble, they would end up with the same vulnerable, seismically unsound structures.<p>Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (C) shows a prototype of the …


'Das Auto' no more: Volkswagen plans image offensive | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Scarred by a public relations thrashing over its “Dieselgate” scandal, Volkswagen is planning an image offensive, and its “Das Auto” global advertising slogan is an early casualty.<p>A Volkswagen company logo adorns the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany December 8, 2015. REUTERS/Carl …


The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Thursday.</b><p><b>1. Stocks soared after the US Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in nine years and gave an upbeat assessment of the US economy.</b><p><b>2. Destroying ISIS is job No. 1 for President Barack Obama and most Americans.</b> But …

Paris attacks: What happened on the night

<b>The attacks in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November by gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously - and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.</b><p>The attacks were described by President Francois Hollande as an "act of war" …

Francois Hollande

23 Artworks

<i>NOTICE: This blog post includes images of nudity in painting and drawing.</i><p>--<p>What we have here are 23 pieces of art, with my notes on each. These works are by 23 of 50 artists -- representing 23 of 100 artworks -- included in issue #68 of <i>Poets/Artists</i> magazine, which I had the honor of curating under …

Misused mobile UX patterns

If you are an experienced designer, you probably agree that being inspired by others is not stealing in UI design. It’s best practice research. It’s …

UI Design

20 Years of Pixar and the Truth Behind 'Toy Story'

Dotted across the cinematic landscape you'll find a number of landmarks - films that transcend the usual to invigorate, define, and sometimes …


Must-Know Techniques for HTML5 Responsive Design

Learn the secrets of building HTML5 apps for any and all screen sizes. Discover this handy, introductory guide to the DNA of responsive web design.

Web Design