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7 essential tools for today's web designer

Every web designer needs the right collection of tools in their creative arsenal to help create the site they want. Everyone has their favourites, …

Top 5 Best Open Source Big Data Visualization Tools

Data is all over the place<p>It is in the news, the business we run and the tasks we undertake. However, making, managing and presenting data figures …

The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

Famous Russian painting damaged in vodka-fueled attack

MOSCOW (Reuters) - One of Russia's most famous paintings, which depicts Tsar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged after a man attacked it with a metal pole after drinking vodka.<p>The canvas, "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on November 16, 1581," was completed by …

A Chat With the Mayor of Roundabout City, USA

Why is Carmel, Indiana, planning to build as many as 40 more roundabouts on top of its existing 102?<p>In Carmel, driving around in circles isn’t a symptom of being lost; it’s a way of life. Despite its small size, the Indiana city has more roundabouts than any other burg in the U.S. Much of that has …

The Handbook of Tyranny: stark infographics on human cruelty

<i>Handbook of Tyranny</i> tells the story of human cruelty in a series of beautifully designed inforgraphics, like this chart showing methods of crowd …

New airports under construction with amazing designs, facilities and technology

How to create the perfect structure for a UX case study

UX case studies form the core content of a UX professional’s portfolio. They are essential to getting you hired, because case studies are a window to …

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

Foolproof UX – Medium

UX Strategy: Thinking & doing Episode 4<p>Tim Loo<p>May 30<p>UX Strategy: Thinking & doing Episode 3<p>UX Strategy: Thinking & doing Episode 3Welcome to our …

Google’s New Timesaving Design Tool Lets You Unify Colors, Typography Across UI

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Image via Material Design<br>While Google’s ‘Material Design’, a design language for its apps, has …

How to Make a Website that Influences People: 9 Web Design Psychology Tips [Infographic]

Are you looking for ways to improve your business website? Want to use web design psychology to convince more visitors to do business with you?<p>SSls …

Lobe’s ridiculously simple machine learning platform aims to empower non-technical creators

Machine learning may be the tool de jour for everything from particle physics to recreating the human voice, but it’s not exactly the easiest field to get into. Despite the complexities of video editing and sound design, we have UIs that let even a curious kid dabble in them — so why not with …

Machine Learning

Beautiful chart shows how the English alphabet evolved

Matt Baker from UsefulCharts.com made a detailed poster and video of how the English alphabet evolved over the last 4,000 years, but his elegant and …

33 Kitchen Products For Anyone Who Basically Has No Cabinet Space

Defeat your no-storage woes with roll-up drying racks, pull-down spice racks, and more clever organizers.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items</i> …

10 Code Snippets For Creating Animated Headers & Video Backgrounds

Every great website needs a beautiful header to grab attention. It’s the first thing visitors see, and it’s the only thing encouraging visitors to …

Data Dashboard UI Kit

A beautifully designed dashboard UI kit with more than 130 components.Designed and published by Creative Form Studio, this data dashboard UI kit is …

Building A Serverless Contact Form For Your Static Site

Building A Serverless Contact Form For Your Static SiteBuilding A Serverless Contact Form For Your Static SiteBrian Holt 2018-05-02T18:30:17+02:00 …

Customer research: How to start when you don’t know where to start

You’ve been working on a startup, design, or project and know that you need some customer validation to move on to the next step. If you’ve never …

Watch: 9 Ways to Compose a Shot Like a Pro

Understanding the science behind the art of composition is the first step in composing like one of the greats.<p>Composing a shot can be a tremendously …

In Living Color: Pantone’s Palette and Popular Culture

Forget “person of the year,” how about “color of the year?” #MAGA Red would definitely win for 2015 and it seems somewhat fitting that only a year …

100 Years On, What Does It Say That We’re Still Censoring Egon Schiele’s Nudes?

Known for his erotic drawings of women as much as his own emo nude self-portraits, Egon Schiele is proving even more controversial now than he was …

What exactly is this so-called ‘Material Design 2,’ and what will it look like?

If you follow Google at all, you’ve probably heard this “Material Design 2” buzzword that’s been going around since February. At that point it was little more than just number, but as I mentioned, we had rudimentary evidence that there was really something to this. Long story short, we’d heard …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

Germany’s Unicorn Craze

The mythical creature rises in uncertain times.<p>Sometime in 2016, as Germany was reeling from disagreements over migration, politics, and national identity, the country received a magical visitor. The unicorn appeared on hats, liqueur bottles, cereal boxes, condom wrappers. By last summer, it seemed …

Unicorns

Website Navigation Best Practices for Web Designers

The structure of your website’s navigation or the navigation style you use often plays a key role. It determines how user-friendly your website will …

Learn how to build a WordPress site that actually attracts visitors

If you’re building your own website, or even just planning to, odds are you’ve considered WordPress as a foundation. After all, 29% of all sites are …

Check out the Best Multipurpose WordPress themes of 2018

Specialty WordPress themes serve a legitimate purpose, but you will usually do far better in most instances by investing in a premium multipurpose …

Volkswagen To Redesign Its Logo As ‘The Brand Is Not In Good Shape’

Volkswagen’s current logo. Image via Volkswagen<br>Volkswagen is in talks of revamping its logo as it steers towards the electric car route, Bloomberg …