Cecil Bellon

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Bandsaw Tips: How to eliminate drift from your cuts

The bandsaw is easily one of the most versatile pieces of machinery found in a woodworking shop. It’s also likely the most misunderstood. Michael …

How to Advocate and Evangelize User Experience

It’s getting better and better but, still, how many times have you had to justify why user experience matters and what it actually means? To be …

What is Color Theory?

Recalling Color Theory Keywords: a way to refresh your memories!<p>Choosing the best combination of colors for an interactive design layout is not, as …

How to write the beginning of your UX case study

Writing your portfolio UX case studies is easier when you follow a simple structure: a beginning, a middle and an end part. As with practically …

We Tasted 14 Fancy Butters, and This Is the Best One

But you probably wouldn't be sad about most of them<p>Butter is great. This is probably not news to you. It makes things taste good. But to me, there …

Have We Been Poaching Eggs All Wrong?

I’ve been poaching eggs at least once, if not four or five times, a week for decades. That’s how I know there’s way too much overthinking, and just plain silly thinking, around poaching eggs. They are the easiest (and best) eggs you can make!<p>An old boyfriend taught me to make poached eggs. Rather, …

World's Best Honey Garlic Pork Chops Recipe

"A quick and simple grilled pork chop that everyone will love featuring a simple and easy glaze."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup ketchup<p>2 2/3 tablespoons honey<p>2 …

Recipes

Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) Recipe

"Char siu literally means fork burn/roast-'Char' being fork (both noun and verb) and siu being burn/roast-after the traditional cooking method for …

Back to Basics: What Everyone Should Know About Color Theory

What Everyone Should Know About Color Theory<p>March 13, 2018<p>Anyone who creates images needs to work with color, whether you’re a designer, illustrator, …

A theory of user interfaces

Let's begin with what user interfaces <i>are</i>. <i>User interfaces are software and/or hardware that bridge the world of human action and computer action</i>. The …

What should a new designer know about typography? – Muzli - Design Inspiration

What are the most important typography terms?<p><b>Readability</b> and <b>personality</b>.<br>Typography is to convey correct information to the audience effectively. To …

This Modern Prefab Is Now a Gorgeous Guest House

In Morelos, Mexico, a sleek prefab is assembled in a backyard after being constructed entirely off-site.<p>When SOA Soler Orozco Arquitectos was asked to design an independent addition to an existing holiday home, their client requested limited on-site construction. Up for the challenge, the team …

Prefab Homes

The Surefire Way to Test Whether Baking Powder Is Still Good

You know that can of baking powder whiling away in your pantry? It says hi! It’s reliable and multipurpose and helps out with a teaspoon here, a tablespoon there. But, really, how long do you think you’ve had it? The leavening agent may have a long shelf life, but it’s definitely not immortal.<p>If …

How to Make Pulled Pork

Chef Sean Brock is a Carolina-barbecue scholar, too. Here, his grill-and-oven method for Carolina pulled pork, plus three key sauces.

Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup Recipe

"This Egg Drop soup is born from a love of the soup and MANY trips to my favorite Chinese restaurant (asking them many questions) resulting in this …

After Watching This, You Will Never Peel Potatoes The Same Way Again

Drop those vegetable peelers, y’all, there’s a new kitchen hack in town that’s guaranteed to change your relationship with potatoes and that dreaded …

Hugh's Dry Rub Recipe

"Use this dry rub on your favorite meat before grilling. It stores well in an airtight container, and I've had a lot of positive feedback no matter …

9 Kitchen Organizing Tips That Will Make You a Better Cook

Confidence in the kitchen starts before you reach for any ingredients. Where you store your spoons, spices or spatulas could be the difference …

Top seven safe, effective natural antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them?<p>Prescription antibiotics, such …

Gardening 101: Chamomile

Chamomile, <i>Matricaria chamomilla:</i> “Calming Companion”<p>Chamomile is truly a plant with a purpose. Dating from ancient times, its usefulness as a …

If You Read These 9 Books on Leadership, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

While no aspiring leader's bookshelf is complete without a copy of Sheryl Sandberg's <i>Lean In</i>, there are literally hundreds of other books on the topic …

How To Re-Pot Indoor Plants and 5 Reasons Why You Should

The long daylight hours of late spring are like rocket fuel for indoor plants. With the higher temperatures and increased light, your plants just …

You’ve Been Making French Toast All Wrong (Here’s How to Do It Right)

A plate of perfect French toast—crispy round the edges, custardy in the center, and capped off with an amber kiss of maple syrup—is a thing of …

Flat UI Elements Lack Clickability Clues and Cause Confusion

<b>Summary:</b> Our eyetracking studies show flat UI design often possess weak signifiers and lack sufficient clues to indicate actionable elements on the …

What’s the difference between UX and UI design?

And some tips for you to get started with both.Image creditsA few days ago, I published a post on Typography, a post on Color Theory, and a post on …

UI Design

Resources, links, references and articles on Design Systems

Every company is building its own Design System, to be able to manage design at scale and create consistency for users. Here are a few directions for …