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Facebook is making Windows 10 apps for Messenger and Instagram

Microsoft's big goal with Windows 10 is to encourage developers to create universal apps that run across PCs, tablets, and phones. The software giant now has a big ally: Facebook. At Microsoft's Windows 10 devices event in New York this morning, the company revealed that Facebook is creating …


Moments, the best of Twitter in an instant | Twitter Blogs

When you open Twitter today you’ll see something new: Moments, the best of what’s happening on Twitter in an instant.

Every day, people share hundreds …

Social Media

Facebook, eyeing TV dollars, rolls out new ad products | Reuters

Facebook Inc introduced a slate of new advertising products on Sunday, most of which are aimed at luring television advertisers onto the 1.5-billion user social network.

The advertising options, most of which will also be available on Facebook-owned Instagram, are designed to take advantage of the …


Keyboard Smörgåsbord

Why you shouldn’t ignore the bigger breakpoints in Responsive Web Design

Web Design

The 8 Worst UX Mistakes Coming From Experts

Have you ever asked yourself what UX is all about? It’s about learning from mistakes. You can build a design around the idea of turning bad …

UX Design


Try Keeping Focus instead of drowning with links.

It’s easy to create a page with lots of links going left and right in the hope of meeting as many …

Attention Economy

Facebook Starts Letting You Add A 7-Second Looping Video As A Profile Pic

To keep its decade-old social network lively, Facebook is introducing five big changes to user profiles, which are viewed 4 billion times per day:

The option to pin Featured Photos to the top of the profile
• Temporary profile pics
• Easier visibility controls for About info, including a new 100 character …


Twitter is reportedly ditching the 140 character limit

Twitter is currently working on a new product that will let you share tweets that are longer than 140 characters, Recode reports.

The company already removed its character limit from direct messages last month, so it wouldn’t be a surprising move as the company has been testing lots of changes in …


Field Research at Uber

Observing what people would never think to tell us

As technology becomes more ubiquitous in our lives and a networked economy emerges, it’s important …


What do companies mean when they say they want a UI/UX Designer?

Is it like an either-or? One with a dash of the other?

Like ordering a sandwich with just a tiny bit of mayo? Which one’s the sandwich and which is …

UI Design

Sorry Indies, Your Free App Will Make You Broke

I yell every time I come across an article touting the miracles of making your app free. Sure, free apps work for some app developers. But the …


The future of cards in Web design

You’ve been seeing those rectangular boxes on a lot of websites lately, right? Those are cards, and they’re popping up more and more. But don’t mistake cards for being a mere trend or simply eye-candy. Cards are as practical as they are popular – in fact, that’s why you’re seeing them so often.


Web Design

The art of iterating quickly

At feedly we think that feedback from users is a gift. We have organized our design process to absorb, structure and integrate as much feedback as …


Play Your Cards Right: Exploring the Cards Trend in Web Design

From online stores to social media sites, cards are fast becoming a popular web design pattern. One of the most obvious reasons is that card design …

Web Design

Telegram delivers 12B messages a day, CEO Pavel Durov says WhatsApp sucks

SAN FRANCISCO — Telegram is now delivering 12 billion messages a day through its chat service, according to its founder Pavel Durov. This announcement of a 2 billion increase from August comes with a shot against the market leader WhatsApp, which Durov said “sucks.”

At the TechCrunch Disrupt …


How could Medium and Twitter withstand Facebook’s moves to get the journalists and celebrities to move

A little bit about me. I was an early user of Twitter. Joined back in November, 2006. Was one of the first 100 to Instagram. Have seven million …


3 Exercises to Sharpen Your UX Skills

Being a great UXer takes a lot of work.You need to be creative, empathetic, articulate, and patient (among many, many, other qualities). And those …


Dropbox releases its chat app Zulip under an open-source license

Dropbox has released its recently acquired chat app, Zulip under an open-source Apache license.

According to a blog post by Zulip co-founder Tim Abbott announcing the move, Dropbox has released everything, including the server, Android and iOS mobile apps, desktop apps for Mac, Linux and Windows, …

Open Source

Twitter is experimenting with a feature that changes the platform significantly

Is there anything Twitter is not experimenting with? Today a new polling feature has hit the feeds of Twitter users on both desktop and mobile, and it looks different from what we’re used to.

Twitter normally deploys features through Cards — lines of HTML designed to integrate rich media and other …


Google Search Is 4th Most Popular App & Growing Faster Than Facebook [comScore]

While not the hottest app in the news, Google Search usage and placement is scorching, according to a new report from comScore.


See What People Are Saying About Your Articles with Mentions

By Vadim Lavrusik, Product Manager and Liz Heron, Head of Journalism Partnerships

Earlier this month, we made Facebook Mentions available to verified …


How Toca Boca got 100M mobile downloads by putting kids first | GamesBeat | Games

Last week, Toca Boca hit a major 100M download milestone with its range of kids mobile games. The Swedish company — with offices in Stockholm as well as San Francisco and New York — has positioned itself to compete with major kids developers like Disney and Nickelodeon, and it’s achieved that in …


Pinterest opens up developer sandbox for new apps and integrations

Pinterest announced it has opened its developer sandbox, offering access to the company’s APIs for building new apps and third-party integrations.

As a followup to the Pinterest Developers Platform debut earlier this year, the sandbox offers a suite of endpoints for building apps and integrations …


Prototype interactions & animations in InVision

We’ve been listening carefully to what our users (and the design community at large) need to help them produce their best work. What we’ve heard is …


Facebook’s News Feed now plays 360-degree videos

Facebook videos are about to get more immersive: the News Feed now supports 360-degree video.

The new feature is available on both mobile devices and the desktop, and works similarly to YouTube’s implementation. On mobile devices, you can simply move your phone to look around the video (or tap and …


Instagram Hits 400M Users Just 9 Months After Announcing 300M

Today, Facebook-owned photograph-centric social network Instagram announced that it has hit 400 million users. This comes just nine months after announcing that it hit the 300 million mark.

Looks like they’ll have to update this chart:

Here’s what the team had to say about hitting the 400 million …


Twitter is redesigning its follow and tweet buttons for the first time in years

After years of the familiar Twitter follow and tweet buttons scattered around the Web, the company is redesigning them to be flatter, attractive and work better.

The new icons remove the share count displayed next to the button and flatten its overall look. As part of the update Twitter will be …

Social Media

Facebook just revealed how it will make money from messages

Facebook first revealed the broadstrokes of its master-plan to make money from its chat product, Messenger, during its last earnings call.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company planned to let people and businesses start messaging each other ad-free. Then, once it became natural for both people …


Facebook Ramps Up Its Instant Articles, and the Washington Post Is All In

Last spring Facebook started hosting stories from the New York Times, BuzzFeed and other publishers directly on its iPhone app — a move that generated much chatter and hand-wringing about the Future of Media.

Since then, Future of Media chatterers have moved on to other topics, and it has been hard …