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Todoist redesigns its iOS app to save you time, increase productivity

There are plenty of to-do list options out there, ready to equip your phone with software to help you meet deadlines. Todoist is one of those, and the iOS version of the app just got a massive redesign. First, instead of typing in an item, and then having to tap a few more menus to assign a due …

Reviewing UX Designs While Drunk Makes Way More Sense Than You Think

Richard Littauer’s project “The User Is Drunk” is like Drunk History for programmers.<p>First impressions matter online. With the overwhelming amount of choice the Internet affords, designers have to be careful to not turn away users (read: potential customers) with inscrutable navigation or laggy …

Typography Inspiration: Understanding Font Pairings

Typography Inspiration: Medieval, Neoclassical and Victorian Font Pairings<p>An Exclusive Free Download from Print Mag<p>Finding the right font …

18 Best Sites for Finding a Startup Job

Startups are hot. Nowadays, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll find one of your friends wanting to a launch a new company. And, if not, there is …

30 Romantic Movies To Stream This Month

It's February, and you know what that means. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it may seem like all anyone is talking about is love, …

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …

The Best Boozy Products Of 2014

From wooden dice that demystify mixology to a smarter breathalyzer, here are the year’s best products for the design-minded drinker.<p>The best gift for your favorite lush is usually some form of booze, but the second best gifts are accessories that make drinking that booze easier (a travel kit for …

These Are Photos Of Puppies Learning To Swim. That Is All

Seth Casteel’s underwater puppies are the perfect portrait subjects: Full of personality, snuggle-worthy, and (literally) ready to play ball.<p>In his latest photo series they learn to swim, wide-eyed, nose to camera, while we watch at close range. As young as six weeks and as old as six months, the …

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Does your iPhone 5s have short battery life? Apple might replace it

Apple’s(s aapl) new iPhone 5s is supposed to get up to 10 hours of battery life, but some users are experiencing results far short of that. Apple has …

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Photography

How 'Flappy Bird' Went From Obscurity to No. 1 App

The developer behind <i>Flappy Bird</i>, a simple but rage-inducing game that recently went viral, says his success was just luck.<p><i>Flappy Bird</i>, which first …

Facebook Develops A Photoshop For Interaction Design, And It’s Free For Anyone To Use

To design the groundbreaking app Paper, Facebook built an in-house IxD tool first. And then the company shared it with the world for free.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>We’ve already waxed poetically …

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Type & Grids: Free Responsive HTML5 Template

Instructions<p>Download and open the ZIP file.<br>• Edit the only HTML file, index.html, to add your own content.<br>• Mix and match the included type and color CSS …

Key Ingredients To Make Your App Go Viral

• 14 min read<br>• Mobile, Business, Apps, Marketing<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web …

5 Eco-Friendly Cities Built From The Ground Up

From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida<p><b>Lavasa</b> <i><br>Maharashtra, India</i><br>Planned population: 300,000<br>Projected completion date: 2021<br>Lavasa's designers are using biomimicry to transform an arid site in India's Western Ghats into a lush city. Building foundations will store moisture, as trees do, …

Why Lego Minifigures Have A Hole In Their Heads

To match the bricks? To snap on hats? Nope. In reality, minifigs have been designed to allow air to pass through if lodged in a child’s throat.<p>What do you call cocktail trivia that’s aimed at 10-year-olds? Regardless, Lego’s humanoid minifigures are one of the most iconic toys worldwide, but they …

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Bam! The Powers Of Your Favorite 600 Superheroes And Villains, All On One Chart

Superman had it all–flight, strength, X-ray vision, even laser eyes. Ever since his fateful debut in <i>Action Comics #1</i> (1938), comic book writers have been forced to get a bit more creative when inventing superheroes and their counterpart villains–sometimes, maybe even a bit <i>too</i> creative.<p><i>The</i> …

Google Steals Ideas From Bing, Bing Steals Market Share From Google

Last month, Google added a new feature to its homepage that enabled users to select a background image. Google included a gallery of professional photos to choose from, including those by famous artists and National Geographic. Soon, Microsoft responded via tweet over the obvious similarities of …

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Top 10 Websites for Designers - June 2013

Every month HOW scours the web and pours through submissions from creatives to discover the top design websites. We’re looking for the best promo …

Extract Colors From Your Surroundings With Adobe's Kuler App

Color nerds, watch out – the Kuler app might give you a heart attack from excitement.<p>Kuler is the name of Adobe's web-based, socially powered color …

How I Work: IDEO's Duane Bray On Creating Great Digital Experiences

<i>Duane Bray at IDEO’s New York City office.</i><p>Like all IDEOers you meet, Duane Bray is unfailingly nice, with a soft, well-spoken voice. He reminds you …

How Much Has The Web Really Changed?

Screen Sizes<p>In the 1990s, the Web was 640 pixels wide. In the early 2000s, it grew to 800 pixels. A few years later, we decided it should be 1024 …

Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface

In fact, if you can honestly say that the first iPhone application you designed didn’t have any top or bottom bar elements, get in touch and send …

Typographic Design Patterns And Current Practices (2013 Edition)

Now, three years later, <b>we’ve reviewed the original study and explored how Web typography has changed</b> over these years. We spent countless hours …

How To Download The Entire Google Fonts Catalog

Google’s massive collection of free and open-source fonts, Google Fonts, has grown in popularity since launching over two years ago. The quality of the typefaces available may vary greatly, but if you’re in search of new fonts, Google Fonts is still an excellent place to look.<p>Google has made the …