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Eye Candy for Today: Carlo Ferrario ink drawing

<i>Ancient Structure Beside a Stream</i>, Carlo FerrarioPen and black on on paper, roughly 6 x 9 inches (16 x 23 cm); in the collection of the Morgan …

Drawing

Build stunning apps and websites after completing this ‘Ultimate Front End Development’ training

If you look at a website and your first thoughts are of its layout and typography, you may have the makings of a front-end developer. These design-minded pros focus on how a user interacts with a given site — and you can learn what goes into that with the Ultimate Front End Development Bundle.<p>Just …

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

CSS

The Best Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

If you’re paying for premium software, chances are there’s a free alternative out there you could use instead, with features just as good as the ones …

Boosted tells skaters its latest electric board isn't safe

One of the best electric skateboards on the market is suffering from battery problems. In a blog post, Boosted confirmed that its second-generation board has overheated on two separate occasions. In both instances, a lithium battery cell "vented" inside its fire-retardant enclosure -- no-one was …

8 modern kitchen surfaces

The kitchen always requires special attention, especially if we are looking for the best options to choose the ideal surfaces for this space.<p>Each …

Kitchens

Mesmerizing animations of Japanese joinery

Japanese joinery is a kind of practical discipline of puzzle-boxes, in which precise, clever wooden interlocks are used to made secure joints without …

Coding boot camps replace college for software engineers

Tucked away on the top of two floors of a downtown building in San Francisco, 160 students are sitting in front of computer screens, developing …

Online Education

This Illustrated Guide Shows You When to Wear Different Dress Shoes

You might not need to wear dress shoes that often. When you do, you need to know which ones are appropriate for your outfit. This handy illustrated …

10 Image Bookmarking Sites for Visual Inspiration

Image Spark allows its users to upload and collect images. Their Community section features popular images and moodboards bookmarked and created by …

Three tools to rule them all: How to fix anything in Photoshop with three basic tools

I know – that title sounds a little bit like clickbait-ish. But! It’s not! (well not this time). You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to fix most …

How To Raise Your Data-Viz Game Without A Design Degree

Good Charts may look like “Edward Tufte for Dummies,” but it might also be the design manual of the year.<p>The best design books, like the best designers, value pragmatism over purity. My Edward Tufte books look great on the coffee table, but <i>Good Charts</i> will be joining <i>Design Is a Job</i> on the bookshelf …

Molly Crabapple: the sketcher blurring activism and art

Molly Crabapple is sitting in an appropriately noirish and velvety Soho club, talking animatedly about the “global slide to authoritarianism”. “I’m American: tangerine Hitler is our Republican presidential frontrunner, but Russia has Putin, and Europe has the rise of fascist parties. It’s a very, …

Black Lives Matter

DIY - Concrete Garden Edging - Quiet Corner

Looking for an inexpensive, lasting way to set apart your planting beds? Use these steps to make concrete garden edging in any length you wish.<p>Always …

Landscaping

15 Most Loved Free Fonts For Website Design

Font styles have always been a fundamental factor for every digital designers, be it in web design or graphic design. As long as there are words or …

Graphic Design

How to Make Your Existing Photos Shine in Post Production in The Next 20 Minutes (Lightroom Special)

Post production is a massively important part of every serious photographers workflow and is something you ignore at your peril. While it will not …

Tutorials

Morpholio Brings Ease to Architectural Drawings with ScalePen

Prior to CAD, design students, architects, and the like, used technical pens for drafting, when there weren’t any buttons to undo what you just did. …

archatlas: Brooklyn Garden Studio Hunt Architecture From the architects: The Brooklyn Garden Studio is a self-built retreat located in the garden of a Boerum Hill Townhouse in Brooklyn, New York. The project is an escape from the city, both the act of building and the time spent inhabiting. The garden studio provides a peaceful, seemingly detached oasis within the immense landscape of New York City, a perfect spot for enjoying a book or an afternoon nap. There is something special about being in a space in New York that makes you feel elsewhere. Images and text via Hunt Architecture (via archatlas)

130 Kitchen Designs To Browse Through For Inspiration

There’s a time to be practical and there’s a time to look beautiful. When discussing interior design, it’s not a matter of choice but rather an issue …

This Stunning Barn Renovation Blends Historic Preservation With Sustainable Design

Several 18th century barns were given new life as a beautiful, eco-friendly home.<p>This is one beautiful and seriously smart barn! Dubbed the "Ancient Party Barn," this stunning barn conversion was designed by London-based architecture studio Liddicoat & Goldhill, which won a prestigious 2015 RIBA …

Perfectly Light Your Video Chats With This DIY LED Laptop Frame

The glow from a laptop screen doesn’t look flattering on anyone’s face, especially if you’re having a video chat in a dark room. This bright LED …

Build 14 Websites and Master HTML, CSS, JavaScript & More

It’s not enough to tell hiring managers that you know how to code. A portfolio that shows off what you can do is essential when you’re starting the …

Employment

Williamson Chong Architects adds "carved" facade to Toronto family home

The wooden facade of this Toronto property by local practice Williamson Chong Architects is set-back and angled towards a nearby ravine (+ slideshow).<p>…

Download thousands of free images from the New York Public Library

As a designer, you can never have too many assets. From the best free fonts to free WordPress themes and website templates, you never know when …

How to Install and Use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingBrushes can be a means to create complex designs more simply or speed up your design creation process. Often designers create …

Graphics

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

How to Write a Screenplay: Script Writing Example & Screenwriting Tips

It's easy to feel intimidated by the thought of writing a screenplay. The rules! The formatting! The binding! Don't let the seemingly endless parade …

Filmmaking

HD Displays: Dell 23″ Widescreen LED: $120 (Reg. $220), Samsung 40″ 1080p Smart HDTV: $573 (Reg. $748), more

<b>Update:</b> 5/19 (1pm): The 23″ Dell Monitor has sold out.<p>Today we’re seeing a number of high quality HD displays with great discounts. The first, at Newegg, is the Dell S2340M 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor for $159.99. Use the coupon code: <b>EMCYTZG339</b> at checkout to drop it to only $119.99 shipped. …