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Mountainbiken

Appelscha, 14-8-2015

India Heroes

April 16, 2015

On Typography

Jan 21st, 2012<p>I have been intrigued by the idea of making a typographic scale out of a musical scale that would not only be very readable, but also …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Google for iOS Gets Material Design, Built-In Maps Integration

Yesterday, YouTube for Android received its own Material Design update to match Google’s move towards its latest design aesthetic. Today, the Google app for iOS received an update with Material Design to take advantage of the larger screens on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.<p>In addition to the design …

The Basics of Branding

In a free market world where companies fight for market share and recognition, your brand can be your most valuable asset. It helps you stand out from competition, gives your company a clear sense of place and purpose and it’s an important element of customer loyalty.<p>There are millions of …

The Case for Slow Programming

My dad used to say, “Slow down, son. You’ll get the job done faster.”<p>I’ve worked in many high-tech startup companies in the San Francisco Bay area. I …

Beyond Objective-C, Beyond Swift

I had been writing software for less than a year when Apple introduced Automated Reference Counting (ARC) in iOS 4. Even in that short span of months …

Objective-C

7 Habits of Highly Effective People--and Why You Can't Stick to Them | Inc.com

I remember meeting Dr. Stephen R. Covey during my days as a corporate manager. It was at a training conference that ran for about two days straight, and I was blown away by his ability to captivate the crowd, present salient details, and whip through a presentation.<p>The author and speaker, who wrote</i> …

Time Management

Buying an iBeacon: Guide to Bluetooth LE Devices

Having trouble figuring out all of the options for Beacons and Bluetooth LE devices? You’re not alone.<p>Every day there seems to be a new device or …

Internet of Things

Scared Someone Will Laugh at Your Ideas?

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-founder of</i> <i>Arkenea Technologies</i> <i>and a mobile strategy advisor. He can be contacted via Twitter</i> <i>@rahulvarshneya</i><i>.</i><p>Ever noticed that whenever Facebook implements a new design change on their website, just how many people crib and rant about the change?<p>Most people are habituated …

Which Color Should You Use For Your Icon?

Blue is the most common favorite color in the world, which is why so many companies have used it for their logos and mobile app icons. However, by picking blue as a primary branding color, many smaller companies run the risk of literally blending in with their competition.<p>This became grossly …

The Future of API Design: The Orchestration Layer

<i>Daniel Jacobson (Twitter | LinkedIn), is currently director of engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application development for NPR where, among other things, he created the NPR API. He is also the co-author of APIs: A Strategy Guide.</i><p>The digital world is expanding at an …

Why REST Keeps Me Up At Night

<i>This guest post comes from Daniel Jacobson (@daniel_jacobson), director of engineering for the Netflix API. Prior to Netflix, Daniel ran application</i> …

30 of the Most Beautiful and Well-Designed Android Apps

Android can be beautiful. Naysayers might tell you otherwise, but it’s absolutely true. Admittedly, it’s far easier to find visually stunning apps for the iPhone and iPad; truth be told, there are just more of them in the App Store. But if you value incredible style and aesthetics, don’t dismiss …

Groninger Museum heeft primeur met iBeacons: kunst komt tot leven

Langzamerhand beginnen we iBeacons, de technologie voor Bluetooth-communicatie met apps op korte afstand, ook in Nederland in de praktijk te zien. We …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

15 of the Best New iOS Apps From February

On the hunt for some of the better new iOS apps to arrive on the scene over the past month? Look no further. Here’s 15 of the best to hit the App Store in February.<p>Outread<p>Last month, Outread launched its own take on what speed-reading should be about – however it was for iPhone and iPod touch only. …

13 Beautiful Examples of Colorful Websites

Coming up with the right color palette for a web design can be one of the most important parts of the design process, and also one of the most …

7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

Nieuwe iOS 7-programmeercursus van Stanford beschikbaar

Wie apps wil leren programmeren voor iPhone en iPad kan al jarenlang terecht bij de uitstekende cursus van Stanford University. De eerste edities van …

JSON API — A specification for building APIs in JSON

If you’ve ever argued with your team about the way your JSON responses should be formatted, JSON API can be your anti-bikeshedding tool.<p>By following …

13 Inspiring Examples of Textures and Patterns in Web Design

A lot of trends come and go, but textures and patterns in web design are always around. A good use of textures and patterns can add personality, …

Graphic Design

Best Web Designs of 2013

To close our “best of 2013” series we gathered the web designs our readers most talked about, and we did this huge list to show you what we and our …

Web Design Trends for 2014

The start of a new year is always an exciting time for businesses to look ahead and wonder what the coming year will bring. There are a lot of …

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What to Expect from Apple in 2014

As we noted last week, Apple had a relatively quiet 2013. However, this year should turn out to be different, as CEO Tim Cook has reassured employees that the firm has “big plans” for 2014.<p>New product categories?<p>Throughout 2013, Cook hinted publicly about Apple’s plans for new product categories. …

TNW on Twitter: "Apple discovers it’s not easy building a smartwatch. iWatch has production issues ➤ http://t.co/r37tul5I2W http://t.co/AGXUiJB4sr"

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Foursquare Details How it Rewards and Punishes its Superusers

Foursquare’s database currently includes 60 million venues, and the company today decided to explain how it is maintained. More specifically, Foursquare has outlined how it rewards and punishes the superusers who sift through the constant updates of hours, locations, and phone numbers that are …