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Every Website Will Break (Eventually)

I know – the headline sounds dire. And, to some degree, it is. But I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and I feel like we, as designers and …

The next time you mess something up at work, remind yourself of 3 truths to stop agonizing

Does that question surprise you? It's certainly not a common one in professional circles, where our focus tends to be on quantifiable success.<p>While achieving desirable results and succeeding matters, if we consider how failure is inextricably linked with success, it's a bit surprising we don't …

The Next Big Thing in Filmmaking Has Come to YouTube

YouTube, the second most popular website on the internet, has the ability to effect change and the adoption of new technologies in visual mediums …

How to Bring Your Boring Website to Life

As technology continues to advance and more companies become competent at using it to market their product or services, it becomes more critical to have a website that really performs. Consumers are not only looking to company websites for information, but utilizing online sites to schedule …

“Design has nothing to do with art”: Design legend Milton Glaser dispels a universal misunderstanding

Design is not art. It’s a distinction understood by practicing designers, but it still eludes many. In an Oct. 29 talk at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the 87-year-old graphic design legend Milton Glaser gave the best definition of the practice of design.<p>“Design is the process of going …

Graphic Design

Watch: Episode 1 of Nigel Barker’s New Adorama Web Series ‘Top Photographer’

Yesterday (1st November) saw the release of the first episode of Nigel Barker’s new show in conjunction with Adorama – entitled Top Photographer. …

Three Emotional Movie Scenes That Used Brilliant Visual Tricks

It’s easy for films to make us feel sad or happy by showing us a character be sad or happy. We project our own emotions onto the screen, using what …

Get a 55" 4K TV With an Xbox One S and Free Game for $850

In search of a 4K TV and an Xbox One? Best Buy has launched a new deal you may want to consider.<p>The store is now selling a 55" Samsung 4K TV with your choice of Xbox One S bundles for $850. Xbox One S bundles available in this deal include the 500 GB Halo Collection bundle (includes Halo 5: …

39 logo fonts everyone should know

Typography can make or break the design of a logo. The right logo font can amplify the impact of your logo (and brand), while the wrong font could be …

What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?

Design Thinking is not an exclusive property of designers—all great innovators in literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business have …

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

How To Make Your Not-So-Great Visual Design Better

<i>“How do I get better at visual design?”</i><p>This question comes up a lot. I coach and mentor a lot of students on product design by tutoring for the …

Visual Design

7 things Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest American architects, got wrong about design

Chun-Hung Eric Cheng / Flickr“It takes a brave soul to buy one of Wright's houses,” says Chicago-based architect John Eifler.He should know: He’s …

Are you a “bricklayer” or an art director? Chris Do explains.

"Just like age is not an indicator of maturity, I don’t think years doing something makes one more capable than another in terms of being a great art …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Getting Started with Fullstack Web Development

These days, modern <b>full stack development</b> is very popular in both small agencies and larger companies with a dedicated technical team. Full stack web …

How to Design a Workspace that Unlocks Your Team's Potential

Use these 3 essential principles to shape a work environment that empowers your high-performing team.<p><i>This is a guest post by Stevie Toepke, a lead consultant with Frontier Academy, a development and training firm that delivers learning content for professionals seeking to increase employee</i> …

19 Artists Hijacked the Hallways of a Brooklyn High-rise

High above Brooklyn, lucky renters live amidst original works of art.<p>Phong Bui, who founded art mag <i>The Brooklyn Rail</i> nearly 20 years ago, is turning a residential tower in downtown Brooklyn into a work of art. Presented with the opportunity to commission artists to bedeck the halls of brand new …

How RocketJump Film School Has Removed All Your Excuses For Not Making a Movie

The dean of RocketJump Film School talks about how a production company’s incisive video series teaches every aspect of how movies are made.<p>Aspiring directors now have equipment on their phones they would’ve had to pay an indie film budget’s worth of tuition to access only a decade or two ago. Just …

Filmmaking

The Division: The Crafting System Explained

One of the handful of things The Division does not bother explaining to its players is the crafting table. This can cause a lot of people to …

59 Simple Life Hacks for Dog Owners

Last updated on By Jen Gabbard 17 Comments<p>Shares 59.7K<p>Over the years I’ve learned quote a bit about dogs. Some of it was learned by reading & …

Pets

‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6

Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the handset if it detects that a repair has been carried out by a non-Apple technician.<p>Relatively few people outside the tech world are aware of the …

Mobile Technology

25 Promising Digital Design Blogs To Follow This Year

Let me ask you a simple question. How much value you get from the blogs you read every day? Are they worth your time?<p>Whether you are a startup founder, entrepreneur or a creative freelancer you read a lot of blogs and magazines every day. In the age of digital noise, it is extremely hard to find …

Graphic Design

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

10. Legend

There are too many movies. That's not a complaint really (movies are great), but there's no denying that at every level of cinema - from massive …