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30 essential UX tools

When developers build websites, they often focus on the layout and technical features but neglect one very important aspect — how the user …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Retailers Sending Mixed Messages in Wake of 'Heartbleed' Bug Scare

The dreaded "Heartbleed" bug has prompted security experts to warn that information on approximately half a million websites may be vulnerable to …

Heartbleed Bug

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Turner Broadcasting

Finally, an Alternative to the Much-Hated QR Code

Marketers have been trying to make print and outdoor ads interactive for years, but despite their efforts, consumers are largely rejecting QR Codes. …

How to Optimize Your Web Content for Display on Flipboard

MagMaker / September 28, 2013<p>If you’re a Magmaker with a blog or website, you want your content to look great when you share it in a Flipboard …

Enterprise Flipboard - Craig Roth

The ability to subscribe/unsubscribe to a variety of content sources<p>All the content sources are accessed through tiles on your homepage as well as …

6 Cloud-based Tools For Creating Mobile & Web Apps

Living in the age of the web, it has become essential to create applications for both the web and mobile platforms. In order to build the best apps, …

Apps

Bring Your Own Device and the Power of Work Environment

There are a lot of factors that can influence an employee’s satisfaction. They range from everything to how they are treated at work to how they fit …

The Workplace

How to Make Your Life a Little Less Hectic

The word I hear most often from the people I work with is “overwhelmed.”<p>People feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff going on in their lives and …

Productivity

Bring Your Own Device – 8 Steps for a Enterprise BYOD Strategy

With smartphone use slated to reach 2 billion in the coming years, it’s no surprise that more than 65 percent of workers consider their personal …

Mobile Devices

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

The Most Popular Words Used in Viral Headlines

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>There is no one way to create viral content.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>So many different variables go into a viral post—timing, …

Hands On With Reporter, An iOS App That Wants To Help You Understand Your Daily Life

If you are like me, life speeds by and you cling for something like normalcy as work and everything else swirls.<p>Want a better grip on your daily activities, and how your habits are changing over time? Reporter, a new application for iOS, wants to help. Built by Nicholas Felton, a former Facebook …

How to Save Your Phone When It Falls in the Toilet

Of all the things that belong in the toilet, most would agree that cellphones definitely don't make the list. Then how does it come to pass that 19% …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Hands On With Facebook Paper

This ain’t your mama’s Facebook. Paper is almost too modern, or maybe it’s just years ahead of its time. The free new iOS app released yesterday in the U.S. lets you browse your News Feed plus curated sections of articles and memes through full-screen cards, new gestures, and delightful animations. …

You’d Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products, a new book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover.</i><p>Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head …

7 (Easy) Ways To Use Your Time Better In 2014

Learning how to use your hours better enables all sorts of other changes. If you want to reach any of your goals this year, you’ll need to become more productive. Here’s how to get started.<p>“Use my time better” is not one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. Nonetheless, a life is lived in …

Productivity

How To Be Part Of The Team When You Work From Home

Working from home has its perks. You spend very little time commuting and less money on work clothes; you have greater flexibility, more family time, and fewer co-worker interruptions; and you don’t have anyone constantly looking over your shoulder and watching your every move–just to name a few.<p>It …

Walk Users Through Your Website With Bootstrap Tour

When you have a web application which requires some getting used to from your users, a walkthrough of the interface is in order. Creating a …

Web Development

50 Must-have plugins for extending Twitter Bootstrap

You most certainly know about Twitter Bootstrap - the popular front end framework for building websites and apps. It favors simple, responsive …

What Is The Principle Behind The 'Flat' UI / UX Design Being Adopted By Apple, Google & Microsoft?

I believe the move to flat UI is inspired by people’s increasing familiarity with digital interfaces.<p><b>The Early Days (1995-2003)</b><p>When I started designing for the web in the late 90s, only a certain class of professional workers was familiar with desktop software, let alone digital interfaces. That …

2014 UX/UI trends for mobile solutions

2013 was an exciting year for UX/UI design with one of the key changes being a marked move from skeumorphic to flat design. However, beware of thinking this approach is merely a move towards a minimalist style. The real point behind this change is that it is a shift of focus onto content and …

UI Design

Have Bad Vision? This App Could Improve Your Eyesight

An app created by a University of California neuroscientist can improve users' eyesight to help them perform everyday tasks by their sharpening …

Evernote for Android now supports handwritten notes

No matter how great your Android keyboard is, sometimes good old handwriting is the best way to take notes in a meeting or jot down your next big idea. If carrying a notebook with you everywhere isn't your style, starting today you can create digital handwritten notebooks using Evernote's Android …

Big Changes Are Coming To Google Search Results -- Are You Ready?

Face it: We’ve gotten too used to our familiar search results. The simple lists, the basic titles, the easy tags and categories; they’ve all been with us since the dawn of the search engine age. 2013 saw a few changes in search engine results page (SERP) format, but for the most part, our SERPs …