James Edwards

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Discover how to use Adobe Lightroom

Whether you're an aspiring professional photographer or a casual photo-taking hobbyist, you should know how to use Adobe Lightroom. This powerful …

6 trends that are changing the face of UX

When I started my UX career, the iPhone didn’t exist. I was wireframing screens for car navigation systems using PowerPoint. User experience …

Intro to Kanban Boards, the Highly Visual Project Management Method

If you’re forever fighting your project management system, Kanban boards are worth a look. “Kanban” — Japanese for “visual signal” or “card” — are …

You're Leaving Money on the Table

Stock photography is an industry that enables many photographers to make a good living. Though some photographers focus their entire career around …

Bootstrapping your React Native App

Well, hello there. This is my first post here at Dev.to, and I am excited to be a part of your community. 😇<p>I have been playing around with React …

Software Engineering

48 Environmental Victories Since the First Earth Day

As Earth Day turns 48, we take a look back at the biggest milestones in environmental protection.<p>The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, was a milestone event for the planet. An estimated 20 million people took to the streets across the U.S. to raise awareness about the impacts of human activities …

The 3 Big Differences Between UX And UI Design

The debates over the definitions of UX and UI have been going on for almost as long as the terms have been around. UX stands for User Experience, and …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

How to Design a Homepage That Converts

First impressions matter.When someone visits your website, the first thing they’ll see is your homepage. The way your homepage is set up can make or …

Best Design Practices for Website Headers

Everyone knows: there is not the second chance to make the first impression. In the sphere of digital products, this eternal truth works in terms of …

UI Design

The Lightroom Cure: An Easy 7-Step Program for Recovering Maximum Quality in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Are you one of the many photographers who prefer spending more time behind the camera than behind the computer? If so, this Lightroom tutorial is for …

Starbucks' Former President Reveals 6 Leadership Traits That Led to His Wild Success

Howard Behar, author of It's Not About the Coffee, grew Starbucks from 28 stores to more than 15,000. He reflects on the key leadership principles that made that happen.<p>Howard Behar is former president of Starbucks Coffee Company International and the author of <i>It's Not About The Coffee</i> and <i>The Magic</i> …

Leadership

A counterintelligence expert says there are 4 types of people — and you can't earn someone's trust without knowing theirs

At some point during his career with the FBI, Robin Dreeke abandoned the "golden rule" — the old adage that you should treat others as you would like to be treated.<p>He replaced it with another guideline , this one from author and speaker Tony Alessandra, called the " platinum rule ": Treat others as</i> …

Self-improvement

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths - and shows the Greeks did not develop trigonometry

A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today.<p>The tablet, known as Plimpton 332, was discovered in the early 1900s in Southern Iraq by …

11 Places to Learn Microsoft Excel for Free That Will Make You Jump for Joy

May you never fear mail merges and pivot tables again.<p>Ah, Excel. This little piece of software is the unicorn of spreadsheets, and that's why so many people want to learn it.<p>You'll be hard-pressed to find an office that doesn't use Excel for one purpose or another, even as more sophisticated …

Eye Candy: How Jackie Tran Composes His Gorgeous Landscape Photos

Spend even a short time looking at Jackie Tran’s spectacular landscape and cityscape photos and it won’t come as a surprise to learn he’s a graphic …

Outstanding Leaders Exhibit More Than Just Emotional Intelligence--They Have These 7 Traits, According to Neuroscience

Neuroscience will show you how to evolve your emotional intelligence skills to elevate your entire team's effectiveness.<p>The topic of emotional intelligence (EQ) continues to dominate leadership conversations. Rightly so. However, in a <i>Harvard Business Review (HBR)</i> article that highlighted research …

The State Of Advanced Website Builders

Advanced website builders — the tools provided by <i>Squarespace</i>, <i>Wix</i>, <i>Weebly</i>, <i>The Grid</i> and more — produce websites that look and feel like they were …

Web Design

Why Testing with Real Content Is Better Than Lorem Ipsum

Testing is a critical part of building usable digital products. A testing environment with relevant content encourages more thoughtful feedback, that …

To Be a Strong Leader, There Are 6 Things You Must Give Your People (Most Rarely Do)

The cream of leadership rises to the top when these things happen.<p>The impact of work cultures on the bottom line is a hot business topic. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of commonly held values, beliefs, and positive work behaviors drives engagement, …

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …

This post is regarding one tricky mechanism in javascript that every beginner must understand —…

This post is regarding one tricky mechanism in javascript that every beginner must understand — <b>hoisting</b>. Every technical interview includes …

JavaScript

How To Spark A UX Revolution

<b>Editor's Note</b>: <i>Making big changes doesn't necessarily require big efforts — it's just a matter of moving in the right direction. We can't wait for</i> …

Web Design

Unlock the Hidden Power of Lightroom with These Quick Tips from Anthony Morganti (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful and widely used tool, but like other comprehensive editing applications it has some hidden features that are unfamiliar …

Tutorials

How I Git

<i>As usual, this post initially appeared here</i><p>I'll bet you use git (or Subversion or something, but I know git so that's what I'm writing about). This …

6 brilliant ways to slice user stories

Some time ago on my personal blog I was writing about Impact Mapping, a tool to evaluate your assumptions regarding your product. The result of this …

Motion design: UI and UX Collection

Motion design is intrinsically useful for product design, especially when designing for mobile devices. Even experience designers might have a …

10 rules for making user-friendly web forms

Despite the evolution of human-computer interaction, forms still remain one of the most important types of interaction for users. People who use your …

UX Design