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The Secrets of the Creative Process: How to Bring Your Idea to Life

<i>Jenna Mack is the creator and host of the interview program</i> In the Grey<i>. She is an experienced producer who was responsible for cultural segments on</i> …

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

A Quick Intro Into Progressive Web Apps

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — best technical writing tool<p>P<b>rogressive Web App</b> (<b>PWA</b>), in general, is a term used to denote web …

Web Development

Image Optimization in Advanced Web Development

Web-quality imagery is always a balancing act between using the smallest possible file size while providing good image quality. Embedding a photo …

The Airbnb Tool That’s Changing UI Design

Uber, Google, Instacart, and others are all adopting Airbnb’s prototyping tool, Lottie.<p>There’s a hot new design software being used today by major tech companies like Airbnb and Google to build new apps. But the tool, called Lottie, wasn’t born from your typical designer. Instead, it has its …

Open Source Software

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: What causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change makers, while most others plateau?<p>I've explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Behind Waze's Ambitious Plan to End Traffic for Good

08 Min Read Time - Waze revolutionized navigation through crowdsourcing. Now, with Google’s backing, the app is rolling out innovative new features …

What One Company Learned from Forcing Employees to Use Their Vacation Time

Have you ever felt burned out at work <i>after</i> a vacation? I’m not talking about being exhausted from fighting with your family at Walt Disney World all week. I’m talking about how <i>you knew</i>, the whole time walking around Epcot, that a world of work was waiting for you upon your return.<p>Our vacation …

The Workplace

A hot startup is using $12 million from Andreessen Horowitz to pursue a 'holy grail' of web technology

<b>* The startup is on the cutting edge of web development, letting programmers instantly deploy super-fast websites with a click.</b><p><b>* Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Peter Levine will join the company's board.</b><p>Sometimes, less is more.<p>For the last decade or more, most major webpages have been designed …

The Golden Age Of UX Won’t Last. Here’s How To Prepare For What’s Next

Great UX abounds. How will UX designers continue to prove their value?<p>When I started the digital design agency AJ&Smart in 2011, UX design was still so misunderstood that I spent the next three years just explaining to my clients what it actually was and why it was valuable (while also defining it …

UX Design

Why Bad Ideas Are The Key To Being More Creative

And how you can use design thinking to burn through the bad ideas that lead to good ones.<p>Growing up, we're all taught to follow the rules. Wait your turn in line. Fill in the bubble of the right answer. Eat your dessert last. Tie your shoes and tuck your shirt in. Don't ask stupid questions. We're …

Creativity

Moving From Photoshop And Illustrator To Sketch: A Few Tips For UI Designers

• 17 min read<br>• Graphics, Workflow, Plugins, Sketch<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web …

Web Design

IDEO builds interactive font map using artificial intelligence

<b>in an exercise to investigate the ways in which machine learning can be applied to various creative challenges, designers at IDEO are bringing</b> …

Your Organization Can't Afford to Ignore Good Design

Your customers will reward you for it.<p>Last week I wrote about, what makes a design-led or centered organization different from other organizations. Thank you for all the interest the article generated.<p>I had a selfish reason for the article. As a designer I want to make the value of design apparent …

Design

The Relationship Between Shutter Speed & Flash Is Critical | Remember This Lighting Mantra

Aperture controls flash, shutter speed controls ambient…this is a good mantra to have when trying to understand and control flash.<p>Some photographers …

Entrepreneurship Isn't Like An Action Movie -- Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know Going In

A startup isn't a smaller version of a big company, it's a search for a sustainable business model.<p>All too often, people want to see entrepreneurship as if it were an action movie. The hero, transformed by a great moment of epiphany, champions his idea despite being besieged on all sides by those …

Business Strategy

The Single Biggest Marketing Challenge for Startups

No one cares about your startup.<p><i>What are the main marketing challenges for a startup founder? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Tommy Burns, Works at Matrix Marketing Group, on Quora:</b><p>…

Marketing

How to Design a Large Scale Responsive Site

Responsive design has evolved considerably since it was first defined by Ethan Marcotte in 2010. The discussion now isn’t whether you should develop …

Best Practices for Long Scrolling

<i>The days of “above the fold” are over.</i> Long scrolling and infinitely scrolling sites are becoming more and more common lately, and it’s no mere trend …

The Advantages of Google AMP: Why Marketers Should Embrace It ASAP

Let me start by stating the obvious: It's a mobile world — and as web traffic from mobile devices increases, techniques that speed and optimize the …

5 search engine optimization trends for 2017

With every passing year, search engine portals develop new algorithms and rules with the hope of combating spam links and people trying to play the …

3 Tools for Design Managers to welcome new designers and help them grow

This month is my 2nd year anniversary becoming a product design manager. I’m still new to it. I didn’t go to school for management. I simply became a …

Build interactive emails with CSS

<b>Mark Robbins</b> <b>shows you how to create JavaScript-like functionality in HTML email campaigns with just CSS</b><p>‘Email code is so outdated you have to code …

Web Development

Stock photos, royalty-free images & video clips

Save with flexible plans to suit every budget. View plans and pricing<p>Less searching. More finding.<br>Discover royalty-free images, illustrations and …

Tilda is the web design tool for the rest of us

If you’re a maker, a hustler, a shaker, or a serial entrepreneur you probably make a lot of websites. There are a number of tools you can use including Bootstrap (please stop using Bootstrap), Squarespace, and a few cool WordPress plugins. Now there’s also Tilda.<p>Tilda is basically an easy-to-use …

Web Design

Online tool takes the guesswork out of CSS media queries

If you're struggling with your website layout or just lacking in web design inspiration, here's a simple online tool that will make your day-to-day …

The Difference Between Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) and Mobile-Friendly Pages

No business can underestimate the importance of having their website content being displayed correctly and quickly on the mobile devices. But, with …