Jonathan Stafford

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How to Use Instagram for SEO

Instagram is one of many social media platforms businesses are including in their social media marketing strategies. Using social media can help …

Snapchat is the first social-media stop for most millennials

Snapchat appears to be the social-media app of choice for millennials.<p>College students turn first to the ephemeral-messaging app before Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, according to data released Thursday by LendEdu, an online marketplace for student loan refinancing. Fifty-eight percent of college …

Social Media

33 Actionable Tips to Build a Memorable Online Brand

“If you’re not on the internet. You don’t exist.”<p>Seth Godin said that – or maybe it was Winston Churchill? Whoever it was, they had a point. …

10 things I wish I knew before shooting 360 video

Forget your standard video rules, when shooting in 360 degrees convenience may trump quality. 360 video -- that VR-like format that lets you look up, down, left, right, and behind -- is all the rage right now. But to get those wraparound views, you'll need a special camera (or multiple camera …

Videography

Improving Customer Experience: A Must for Mobile Marketers in 2015

Paul Swaddle, CEO, Pocket App, discusses how marketers can create a successful customer experience<p>According to analysts, Gartner, 89 percent of …

Customer Experience

Taylor Swift Takes a Bite Out of Apple Music

Google reportedly to add 'buy' buttons to mobile search results

If you search for something on Google, does that mean you want to buy it? Maybe. At least that appears to be the idea behind buy buttons, a new feature the Wall Street Journal says will start rolling out in the next few weeks.<p>With a one-click way to purchase what you search for, Google plants its …

How Crayola Crayons Are Made

There are 120 different colors of Crayola Crayons.<p>23 shades of red, 20 greens, 19 blues, 16 purples, 14 oranges, 11 browns, 8 yellows, 2 grays, 2 coppers, 2 blacks, 1 white, 1 gold and 1 silver. The Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania makes 12 million crayons a day in a variety of the shades we …

Project Uses 360º GoPro Setup to Let You Climb Up a 13,000-Foot Peak in the Alps from Your Couch

Outdoor brand Mammut recently teamed up with avid climbers Dani Arnold and Stephan Siegrist to document and create an incredible interactive 360º …

Wooden Pinhole Camera by Scott Yu-Jan

MINI LAPTOP<p>Smartphone Macro Lens<p>3D Printer Cantilever 2.0 C3Dt/c<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>Thanks for this great post. We shared it in our facebook page: …

Great Photoshop Brushes Freebies

As a designer sometimes it gets frustrating to come up with new pieces with the same old brushes all the time. For that we have some very generous …

Graphics

A Compact Solar Charger that Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Your morning yoga routine brings you energy to make it through the day.<p>The Solio Sun Powered Charger has its own …

Solar Charging

8 Dipping Sauces for Fries that Are Better Than Ketchup

Switch up your fry dip selections with these eight excellent sauces.<p>Los Angeles burger lovers agree: The one at Father’s Office is incredible. No …

Tutorial: How to Create Double-Exposures in Photoshop

While double-exposure photography all started in-camera – most likely by accident – it’s since become an actual style and genre of photography all …

FDA approves new insulin inhaler for diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved a new insulin inhaler for use in treating diabetes, its first in years. The product, which is made by California-based MannKind Corporation, uses a dry powder that people can breathe in to control insulin levels. It's been designed not as a …

Google’s Self-Driving Car Is Real, And It Looks Like A Tiny Bubble-Car

Aw, look, it’s smiling at us. Nice autonomous car!<p>We’ve known Google has been working on self-driving cars for awhile now, but all of a sudden, the project is real: last night, Google revealed a working prototype of its self-driving car. It’s a two-seater that looks something like a mashup of a …

Autonomous Cars

Climbing the Hollywood ladder, one coffee or script delivery at a time

Just before midnight, as 25-year-old JP Erickson was getting ready to go to bed, his phone buzzed.<p>"Are you available tomorrow at 5:30 a.m.?"<p>The text was from the production coordinator of a low-budget movie offering a day's work as an unpaid production assistant.<p>First thought: <i>Unpaid and early —</i> …

Steven Spielberg

Mini-review: Lockscreen Wallpaper Designer, the simple iPhone app for creating prettier lockscreens

You’d think choosing a photo to use on your iPhone lockscreen would be a pretty simple task. Scroll through your Camera Roll, choose a photo you like, hit Set and you’re done.<p>The reality is a little different. Half the time the photo you really want to use is landscape format (horizontal) and you …

Photographer Explores NYC’s Forgotten North Brother Island with a 4×5 Camera

It’s a part of New York City that few have ever seen or will ever see. Called North Brother Island, this piece of land sits in the East River, …

San Francisco Skyline in Illustrator

A couple of weeks ago I decided to practice my Illustrator skills to create a simple skyline of San Francisco for a print material I am working on. I …

Graphics

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Illuminated Cut Paper Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti | Colossal

<p>Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (known collectively as Hari & Deepti) are an artist couple who create paper cut light boxes. Each diorama is …

Typographic Logo in Illustrator and Photoshop

I have been playing more with simple stencil style logos in my spare time, especially because it requires a lot of practice and attention to detail. …

Graphics

Strips of Film Woven Together to Create Fragmented Photos

Korean artist Seung Hoon Park weaves strips of film together to produce visually intriguing compositions where a fragmented world comes together in complex arrangements. Throughout the series, <i>Textus</i>, his unique approach redefines the typical landscape in mosaic style.<p>To create the unique …

As Mac Turns 30, Apple Still Lives Under Its Glow

There’s a moment when Steve Jobs is officially introducing the first Macintosh that has now become iconic. He’s talking up the specs of the machine at the Apple shareholders meeting 30 years ago today and then shows off an ad for the computer where we see someone unzip a case and pull the machine …

DIY Stacked Dowel Shelving

Something about the new year really lends itself to organization. While I’ve been pacing myself through Apartment Therapy’s January Cure and kicking …

Woodworking

Behind the Scenes: Designing & Painting Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Cars at Magic Kingdom Park

We’re thrilled to start off the New Year with an exciting behind-the-scenes look at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.<p>Walt Disney Imagineering just shared this …

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway - The Full History!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported,Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, the Broadway spectacular that defied odds and expectations to conquer New York, …