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Design Exercises To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

The creative mind is like the human body.<p>Creativity is something that should be trained everyday, or else it would get out of shape. Thus, doing some …

Graphic Design

James Victore: How To Find The Right Font

How to Find the Right Font: James Victore’s Big Tip<p>February 18, 2016<p>If you’ve ever felt like you didn’t know how to find the right font, you’re not …

How To Design Websites That Mirror How Our Eyes Work

Site layout affects conversions, so it’s important to know the value of your on-screen real estate. Take <b>Freespee</b> as an example. After redesigning their site into the above version, subsequent A/B testing revealed that they could increase their phone conversation rate by 30 percent for the same ad …

Microsoft just made an aggressive move against Google in the cloud wars

Each of the three technology giants has a cloud platform, where applications can run at tremendous scales more efficiently in their own data centers.<p>Obviously, each would rather developers use their cloud platform than those others. That means giving the people who build applications the tools they …

5 great fonts for graphic design

Knowing how to choose a suitable typeface is a simple but important method of improving your content’s design. I believe it is probably one of the …

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

Art

"What is kerning, mother fonter?"

Typography, as middle school best friends, has its own language. Talking about kerning with your best typelover can be cool. But if you haven’t …

10 typographic mistakes everyone makes (including us...)

In typography, as in grammar, there is no objective ‘right’ way to do things; there are just conventions, and these conventions change over time. And …

Intricately Carved 16-Century Prayer Nuts Open to Reveal Incredibly Detailed Scenes

A prayer nut was an extravagant, intricately carved boxwood carving from the Middle Ages that could be carried and used for private devotion. Owned mainly by the wealthy in northern Europe, a prayer nut was as much a status symbol as a sign of faith, as only those with money could afford them.<p>The …

British Museum

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Computer Science

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

How Sega built the Genesis

By <i>Polygon Staff</i><p>In late 2014, publisher Read-Only Memory released <i>Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works</i>, a history book covering the hardware, games and legacy of Sega's 16-Bit system. Featuring console diagrams and translated design documents, it serves as part art book, part history lesson and part …

The Top 10 Grammar Myths

<i>Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and is known for her Grammar Girl website, podcast, and games.</i><p>Before you argue with me, read …

Language

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

An Extreme Gift Guide For Obscenely Wealthy Nerds

These are the most awesome science and tech experiences that money can buy<p>Are you bored of eating at Michelin-star restaurants and flying in a helicopter to work everyday? Do you have so many piles of cash sitting around that they're cluttering up your second vacation home? Sounds like you need a …

Berlin, 1963: Voices From the Wall

Three stories of a divided city<p>In December 1963, <i>The Atlantic Monthly</i> published a 43-page supplement on Berlin, "the Broken City." The report was published just two years after construction began on the Berlin Wall, and many of the stories revolve around the rise of this new, tangible division …