Benjamin Slade

1,025 Flips | 6 Magazines | 13 Likes | 23 Following | 118 Followers | @bcslade | Creative Director at what.it.is, a branding and interactive agency based out of Austin, TX.

Most Frequently Used Typefaces Of 700+ Brands, According To New Study

Image via Icons8<br>Do brands get “edgy” when it comes to making font choices? Further, is there a difference between typefaces people like and typefaces …

Typography

These charity experiments successfully nudge people to give more

A few simple tricks–like telling people how close they are to their giving goal–prompts an enormous increase in donations.<p>More Americans feel like people should be acting at least twice as charitably as they really do. While most of us feel like people should be giving around 6% of their annual …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Best Historic Towns to Visit Throughout Brazil

With Portuguese colonizers arriving in the 1500s bringing with them enslaved Africans, and the indigenous population prevailing before then, in …

Brazil

Things to Do in Crete Greece – Complete Guide

Crete, Greece is the biggest island of Greece loaded with everything from Greek cuisines, historic forts to the exquisite scenery. Some say it is a …

European Travel

Colombia's Hidden Gem for Beach Lovers

The drive east from Santa Marta is reminiscent of California’s Route 1, with breakneck curves, roads with no shoulder and daredevil drivers. The road …

South America

Portugal Off The Beaten Path: The Algarve and The Azores

Portugal, as I’ve shared over the last few weeks, is an incredible up-and-coming European destination. Lisbon and Porto are both vibrant, fun cities …

European Travel

Inside the 199-Year-Old Company Making Aston Martin Badges by Hand

UK company Vaughtons is hand making hood ornaments in an era of mass production.<p>A bucket of Ts sits atop a weathered wooden bench—months’ worth of production distilled into a single cubic foot. These letters help make up the distinctive Aston Martin script on the back of the DB11, Vantage, and …

Mother of Pearl

QuickStart a Node.js User Management App using the Cosmic JS CLI

Cosmic JS is an API-first content management platform that makes it easy to add content to any existing or new application. Developers get a suite of …

Best things to see and do in Alberta, Canada's breathtaking winter wonderland

Elizabeth Bennet, a vision of goose-bumped flesh erupting from a flimsy white gown, is having a crafty fag on the steps of a Canadian castle. She is …

Canada

Comporta: Why Portugal's low-key celebrity haunt is the perfect antidote to the Algarve

Toes in the sand and caipirinha in hand, I watched the jaw-dropping sunset paint the Atlantic pink and gold as the DJ mixed up tropical house.<p>It was …

European Travel

How to build an interactive infographic from scratch

Creating interactive infographics with plain Javascript (Part-one)<p>Introduction<p>Today’s browsers let us connect information in ways never seen before. …

Infographics

These Gifts Are Perfect for the Avid Cyclist Who Already Has Everything

Gear up for the cyclist on your list!<p>Most die-hard cyclists have done their research and have built up a plethora of gear over time, so buying gifts for them can be quite the task. But we all know someone who always forgets their pump, never has the proper tools, or could just use a few new …

Die Hard

Henning Larsen Architects designs stunning 750m2 town hall in the Faroe Islands

Built over a river in the Faroese village of Norðragøta is the new Eysturkommuna Town Hall. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects Partner Ósbjørn …

Architecture

Octopus with Potatoes and Chorizo

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine wine, onions, rosemary, bay leaves, 2 tablespoons of the salt, and 4½ quarts of the water in a large stockpot over high; …

Recipes

Hybrid Smartwatch - Q Commuter Dark Brown Leather

Activity Tracking<p>With built-in activity tracking, you can track your everyday accomplishments: steps, distance and calories burned.<p>Battery Life<p>This …

Batteries

Quick tours to languorous stretches: what's the ideal length for a Danube cruise?

Rising in Germany’s Black Forest, Europe’s second longest river winds 1,170 miles (2,850km) to the Black Sea through four capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade. It’s big on sights, but what will you see on cruises of varying lengths? Here's a closer look.<p>Short Danube cruises<p>Sailings …

European Travel

The Best Cobb Salad, CBD All Day, and My New Favorite Spritz

Amanda Shaprio on the recipes she turns to when it's hot, humid, and her A/C is still broken.<p><i>Every week, Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro talks about what she's seeing, eating, watching, and reading in the wellness world and beyond. Pro tip: If you sign up for the newsletter, you'll get the scoop</i> …

Food

INVINCIBLE x adidas Consortium FUTURECRAFT 4D Gets Official Look

To debut at a pop-up activation.<p>Earlier this week, we shared a preview of what to expect from the forthcoming INVINCIBLE x adidas Consortium …

Shoes

No one cares about your logo

Let’s take some pressure off logos–they really don’t need to work so hard. Here’s what drives your brand instead.<p>Somehow companies have gotten into the mind-set that a logo–this thing that does nothing more than identify us–is incredibly important.<p>We build our brands around them and when we get …

Graphic Design

7 Reasons You Should Explore the English Countryside at Least Once

If you’re planning on visiting England, chances are that the towns and cities – London in particular – are high up on your wish-list. While there is …

Peak District

The value of superior UX? Priceless, but awfully hard to measure

With greater attention to user experience (UX) design comes greater debate over its ROI. Can this even be measured?<p>Let's face it -- when it comes to …

UX Design

The adidas ZX 4000 4D Sees a Brand New Colorway

Resting atop 4D technology.<p>After we got a first look at the adidas ZX 4000 4D model yesterday, images of a new colorway have surfaced. This time …

Shoes

The $65 Japanese Whisky You Have to Find This Summer

For Japanese whisky lovers, August will show a brief silver lining among a seemingly endless series of clouds. Most of the news from Japan for the …

11 Reasons Why Montenegro Needs to Be Your Next Holiday Destination

Ask anyone who visits this slice of absolute paradise and they’ll tell you that Montenegro is a land of Adriatic heaven. Bursting with rolling, …

Michael Symon's Grilled Lamb Souvlaki

Your backyard barbecue just got a serious upgrade. Michael Symon shares this delicious, versatile kebab recipe from his new cookbook, Playing With …

How to build complicated grids using CSS grid

Once upon a time, I might have had to begrudgingly tell a designer this type of layout wouldn’t work well on a responsive web page which needs to …

Semplice - New Semplice 4 Features

Semplice 4 is the new generation of our advanced online portfolio tool. We redesigned and redeveloped everything from scratch, aiming to give you …

One Week in Northern England Itinerary - Part-Time Traveler

Have a week? Want to go somewhere absolutely lovely?<p>Here’s why getting away to the U.K. (without even touching London) is one of my favorite trips to …

Audio - Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers in Natural

12 Breathtaking Places to Visit in Portugal Before You Die

There is something unique and fascinating for everyone to discover throughout Portugal. Featuring idyllic beaches, wild terrain and hidden ancient …