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Flexible typography with CSS locks

In early 2012, I shared a formula for “molten leading”, or fluid line spacing. Experienced typographers know that long lines of text need more line …

Typography

Build your own Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi for $60

Amazon’s Echo is a nifty little gadget that’s powered by the company’s Alexa voice assistant and listens for voice commands to do things like order your groceries, update you on the weather and play your favorite tunes. The only problem is, it costs a pretty penny — $180 to be precise.<p>Thankfully, …

Raspberry Pi

Meta's new AR headset lets you treat virtual objects like real ones

Meta's augmented reality headset originally launched on Kickstarter, but the company has managed to avoid the flash-in-the-pan fate that befalls so many crowdfunded projects. The company has learned plenty from the developer-focused Meta 1 headset and is now ready to take the wraps off a …

Augmented Reality

Lytro dives into virtual reality filmmaking with debut of its Immerge video camera

Since its debut in 2006, Lytro has produced devices that leverage light-field technology, which captures information about the direction and intensity of light rays. Today, the company is applying this technology to the world of virtual reality with the unveiling of the Lytro Immerge, a cinematic …

11 ways to screen your front-end developer candidate

For any business with a website, your front-end developer is arguably one of your most important hires. Their code, UX sensibility, and ability to work with both your tech and design teams determines how people will interpret your brand. To help you choose wisely, I asked a group of successful …

The Evolution of Buttons in UX Design

Buttons are a crucial part of designing interfaces. Getting this element right will go a long way toward good UX and elegant design. At their most …

She turned code into 'spells,' and the results are very Harry Potter. In the best way.

When one teacher turned coding into casting spells, things got very Harry Potter in the very best way.<p>Until University of California San Diego's …

Harry Potter

CSS is Alive and Well — SitePoint

Due to the ever-growing popularity of React, Facebook’s user interface library, there has been some discussion on the topic of CSS and whether or not …

Technology With A Profound Purpose -- Access For All

Traditionally focused on providing equal access to people with disabilities, accessibility has become a mainstream requirement that reduces technology barriers to the information <i>everyone</i> needs for school, work, and life.<p>Today, accessible technology allows humans and machines to interact effectively …

The future of cards in Web design

According to The Complete Guide to an Effective Card-Style Interface Design: “The best card design is simple. It also features a rich content experience. For a successful card-style project, both of these elements must be present. But there are plenty of other design techniques that can add to …

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata: our favorite moments

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>While the industry mourns the unexpected death of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, we wanted to take some time to celebrate the joy Iwata brought to our lives. Beyond the games he was involved in creating, Iwata was a remarkably charming and …

Try to wrap your mind around the incredible future Google is creating

Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects (ATAP) group is easily one of the most exciting divisions we know about at Google. The teams there are …

Low-Contrast Text Is Not the Answer

<b>Summary:</b> Low-contrast text may be trendy, but it is also illegible, undiscoverable, and inaccessible. Instead, consider more usable alternatives.<p>A …

Should You Buy A Tesla Battery?

So does it make sense to buy this battery? The answer depends on who you are and where you live. For companies that pay steep demand charges (when …

UC Berkeley

Looking Inside Reality Driven VR

Just when you thought you were full up on awesome… Edwin Rogers comes and thwacks you in the head.<p>Really, that’s what it felt like.<p>Rogers presented at the NY Video Meetup that we host at AOL – and you could feel the room take a collective breath.<p>Rogers began with the simple promise that the time …

7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility

Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. Imagine a world where …

Magic Leap just revealed an augmented reality steampunk shooter

Google-backed augmented reality company Magic Leap's CEO, Rony Abovitz, was supposed to appear at TED this week to talk about his company's mysterious work. At the last minute, though, the company pulled out of this and another appearance for reasons unknown. Those reasons are still unknown, but …

Augmented Reality

7 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes That Just Might Change Your Life

Steve Jobs didn't just leave a legacy of great products. He also shared ideas that continue to inspire and motivate.<p>He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure</b> …

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

The Emerging Challenge of Augmenting Virtual Worlds With Physical Reality - MIT Technology Review

Augmented reality provides a live view of the real world with computer generated elements superimposed. Pilots have long used head-up displays to …

Augmented Reality

Accessible Interface Design

On designing with accessible color contrast ratios<p>Accessible Interface Design<p>A year ago I joined the Salesforce UX team as a Product Designer working …

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Social Media

10 Best HTML & CSS Frameworks For Web Designers

Using HTML & CSS Frameworks you can easily accelerate your web design and web development works. Good front-end design frameworks allow you to use …

The BBC's Doctor Who Coding Game Comes to Tablets Today

The BBC has updated its online game <i>The Doctor and the Dalek</i> with four new levels, and is launching free iPad and Android tablet versions of the Doctor Who-themed title.<p>Developed as part of the BBC’s Make It Digital Initiative last October, the idea behind the game is to introduce players to the …

10 Responsive Design Problems and Fixes

<b>The Internet is changing, with responsive websites quickly adapting to any device and screen size to bring the user the most dynamic experience</b> …

The Evolution Of Managers

This concept and the visual was taken from my new book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization.<p>A few months ago I introduced the concept of the 7 Principles of the Future Employee which was followed by The Evolution of the Employee. I’m …

15 Usability Tips to Design a Highly Impressive Website

HTML5, Tips, Trends, Web Design<p>A+ A-<p>Email Print<p>https://www.fromdev.com/2014/08/Usability-Tips-Design-Website.html<p>Web design changes faster than the …

Making A Complete Polyfill For The HTML5 Details Element

23 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

These programming skills will earn you the most money

<i>This post has been corrected</i><p>If you want to provoke an argument among computer programmers, ask them to pick their favorite coding language or framework. But even more contentious in an environment where engineers literally have agents, is which is the most lucrative.<p>Quora threads on the subject …

Programming