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Why Adobe is giving designers its UX design software for free

Starting today, Adobe is making its interface design software free to anyone in the world. The XD CC Starter kit includes desktop and mobile versions of Adobe XD, a program that enables designers to create and share prototypes of websites, apps, and other user interfaces.<p>Since moving to a …

UX Design

How Parents Can Predict Their Kids’ Future Careers

Kids don't know what they want to be so, if you're genuinely curious, it's best to ask them different kinds of questions.<p>Realistic (R)<p>I like to work …

Kids

Get a Summer Shred in 21 Days with Bobby Maximus

Getting your summer abs won't be easy. It will be worth it.<p>So: You want to get ripped in less than a month?<p>It’s a big goal, especially if you're aiming to get in beach-worthy shape for the quickly approaching summer sun. And big goals require big commitments—which is exactly why you need this …

Workouts

Microsoft’s meeting room of the future is wild

Transcription, translation, and identification<p>Microsoft just demonstrated a meeting room of the future at the company’s Build developer conference. Meeting rooms, conference calls, and meetings in general are usually the stuff of nightmares, but Microsoft is working on prototype hardware that will …

Artificial Intelligence

These are the sneaky ways apps like Instagram, Facebook, Tinder lure you in and get you 'addicted'

If you own a smartphone, you've likely experienced the feeling: you've got a few moments of downtime so you take out your phone to see what's new.<p>Maybe you feel an urge to see what your friends are up to, a need to connect to other people. Maybe you want to squeeze in an extra bit of reading or …

Gestalt Theory for UX Designers: Principle of Similarity.

Many designers can boast of having creative intuition and a sharp eye: they add as much passion and feeling into the layout of the future website or …

These 2 Founders Started a Music Streaming Company From a Tiny Apartment. Today, It's Worth $16 Billion

Music Streaming

The iOS apps that dominated our screens in 2017

2017 was a great year for Apple as a whole, and the App Store was no different.<p>From messaging apps to music-generating tools to a smart AI assistant, Apple and various third-party developers unleashed an impressive array of new software designed to get us tapping, swiping and — most importantly — …

5 SEO Strategies to Immediately Focus On in 2018 | Inc.com

Today, your website is your storefront. Even if you have a brick and mortar business, many people will find you online or check you out online because getting in their car. Sure, it's nice to have a great website with content that makes you stand out, but that doesn't mean anything if you're not …

Engines

These are the best apps for your new Mac of 2017

New Mac? Start here<p>Whether you’re unwrapping your first Mac, or getting an upgrade, you’ll need some apps for your new computer. We’re here to help, with some of our best picks to get you started.<p><i>We've rounded up our favorite and most-used apps and utilities for the technology we use every day.</i> …

Apps

The Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Give Them These 10 Things | Inc.com

Think about someone who made you believe in yourself -- someone who saw more in you than you believed was possible.<p>How did they inspire you to stop settling and start reaching for what is possible?<p>They <i>gave.</i> They gave generously. They gave selflessly. And they didn't expect anything in return. …

Self-esteem

The Creator Of The Papyrus Font Knows You Hate It, And Admits It's Overused

"It was one of the best things I've seen."

Typography

Here's How Our Favorite Chefs Make Scrambled Eggs

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!<p>October 02, 2017<p>Scrambled eggs are an American classic, and a staple in my own breakfast routine. …

3 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 6%

High-yielding stocks can be rewarding, but you have to be careful about risk.<p>High-yield dividend stocks are always tempting, but you have to be more …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things | Inc.com

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and …

Self-help

The UK's 50 best Sunday lunches

From pubs in the Highlands to London’s Highbury, a zero-waste eatery in Brighton and an art haunt in Somerset, here are our 50 picks for a sumptuous Sunday ...<p>Whether yours is a roast dinner, sharing plates laden with seasonal salads, or a mound of just-caught seafood, Sunday lunch is the meal that …

England

Do We Need A Better Term For UX? | Inc.com

The usage of the term User Experience (UX) has has exploded in the tech, media and design industries in recent years. But what does UX really mean?<p>The truth is, it is incredibly difficult to define what UX is, or what a UX designer does. Because it's so new, we haven't yet arrived at a universal …

UX Design

I'm 27 and I've saved $200,000 — here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16 years old, I hung up my hard hat after another brutal day digging ditches under the Texas sun. That day was special, because it was payday, and I'd finally have enough money to pass $500 in my bank account.<p>By the time I was 18, that $500 had grown enough to start investing in the …

3 Oil Stocks to Buy Now That Crude Has Turned Bullish

Oil prices are up 20% from their low a few months ago, but these oil stocks haven’t caught up.<p>Oil entered bull-market territory this week, after …

How to Deal With Image Heavy Website Design

If a picture really is worth 1,000 words, then why aren’t you using them to tell your brand’s story?Flowery, poetic copy is great, but images bring …

Web Design

10 Super Useful Code Generators for Web Designers

Code generators can be a web designer’s best friend for a couple of reasons. For one, they can often help you learn new techniques or brush up on …

Web Design

Free eBooks All Designers Should Read

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a book contains that and more. To improve your design skills and stay in line with market trends and …

Graphic Design

3 steps to figure out how much mortgage you can afford

Generally, the amount a lender will allow you to borrow for a mortgage is the amount at which the monthly loan payments (including principal, interest, property taxes, and homeowners insurance) equal no more than 28% of your gross monthly income.<p>If you have excellent credit, some lenders may allow …

Personal Finance

5 mobile UI and UX strategies your users hate

Hate is a strong word, but it’s more than appropriate when it comes to these mobile UI and UX strategies.<p>With over 50 percent of website traffic now originating from mobile, businesses need to try harder when it comes to converting smartphone users who have a much lower conversion rate.<p>Remember …

The 40 Most Common SEO Mistakes [Infographic]

Which search engine optimization (SEO) mistakes appear most often on websites?<p>To find out, SEMRush used its site audit tool to collect anonymous data …

A guide to your first mobile design project

If you’re a design student or a junior designer and you’re about to dig into your first mobile project, here’s some guidance on what to keep in mind …

UI Design

Email marketing engagement and response statistics 2018

How To Market A Case Study To Attract $425,000 In New Leads

About two months ago I published, “How A Filipino Company Earned $726,000 In New Leads In 25 Days Using Cold Emails.” The article was the story of how Daniel Wallock used cold emails to drive results for one of his clients. That case study has driven $425,000 in new leads to Wallock’s business.<p>In …

Marketing

Questions to Ask During the Website Kickoff Process

Key Information That Should Be Provided at the Start of a Website Project<p>The start of a website project is an exciting time. It is also possibly the …

By: Peter David Gustafson

Hi Matt-<br>Great post. However, I have curve ball question for you (I think):I’m analyzing a client site’s spam backlinks to submit using Google’s …

Spam