John H. Julian

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15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Accessibility: Improving The UX For Color-Blind Users

According to Colour Blind Awareness 4.5% of the population are color-blind. If your audience is mostly male this increases to 8%. Designing for …

Web Design

Tips for Learning PSD to HTML5/CSS Conversion

Designing and developing a website involves a distinct set of activities. Both, however, are dependent on each other to deliver the finished product. …

Photoshop CC Sneak Peek: Focus Masks

Driverless Cars: Optional by 2024, Mandatory by 2044

<b>Sixty years ago this month, Isaac Asimov</b> published a short story about a self-driving “automatobile” called Sally who had not only judgment but …

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

Internet

Siamese fighting fish

These stunning portraits show Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air, displaying their long, flowing fins and brilliant colours. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich uses specialist lighting and crystal-clear water to capture exuberantly finned and coloured varieties of Betta …

Can women get sex whenever they like?

It's Christmas – the season for making merry, going out and, if you're single, trying to snog people under the mistletoe before the pubs close. So I thought it would be a good time to look at one of the oldest assumptions in the Men vs Women book: can women get sex whenever they want, while men are …

9 Tips to Keep Your Camera Safe While Traveling

For those of us who find ourselves traveling frequently with our photography gear, we are always looking for easier and better ways to keep our …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Photography

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

A Beautiful Collection of Insects

The USGS Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program is program run by biologists with the U.S. Geological Survey in Maryland. Part of their work is to develop identification tools and keys for native bee species by creating accurate and detailed pictures of native bees and the plants and insects …

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Microsoft's Concept Videos From 2000 Were Spot-On. So Why Didn't Ballmer Build Any of It? - Bloomberg

(Corrects spelling of Microsoft spokesman's name in 6th paragraph.)<p>On June 22, 2000, a few months after Steve Ballmer took over as CEO of Microsoft, …

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Serena Williams captures U.S. Open crown

NEW YORK — Serena Williams leapt into the air and didn't want to come back down to earth. So she kept jumping, up and down, over and over, screaming with joy and radiating relief.<p>It had taken longer than most anyone had imagined and a much tougher opponent than she'd faced all tournament, but …

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

Library of Congress

Let This Gorgeous Chart From 1944 Teach You About Electromagnetic Radiation

Everything you need to know about electromagnetic waves in one poster<p>Reflection, refraction, diffraction, oh my! Dive into the wonderful world of electromagnetic radiation--i.e., the energy that travels through space in waves, like x-rays, microwaves and good old visible light.<p>Lawrence Livermore …

5 Reasons Why The Kindle's Touchscreen Is Worse Than Buttons

The newest Kindle is great! But touchscreens on ebook readers have serious problems. Not everything has to be a touchscreen, okay?<p>To get it out of the way: Kindle rules. But, Amazon's flagship Kindle, now the Kindle Paperwhite, continues a trend that very much does not rule: forcing us all to use a …

How to Create an Enterprise UI Toolkit

User interface toolkits are helpful for ensuring consistent quality in your web software products and encouraging rapid prototyping in agile software …

Web Design

Infographic: A Map Of Racial Segregation In America

A pointillism map of every person in the country makes U.S. Census data look like a watercolor painting.<p>This map has exactly 308,745,538 dots. It’s a painstakingly specific number, taken from the 2010 U.S. Census. While the ebb and flow of populations means that exact number is different today, the …

Why video games may be good for you

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects. Scientists say they are not only understanding why, but they also trying to put these observations to the test.<p>The spreadsheet was seven feet long. Printed in …

Gender

Blurry Photographs of Unsuspecting Cyclists in Motion

Italian photographer Massimiliano Sarno has a habit of catching unsuspecting subjects as they whiz by on their wheeled vehicles. Whether they're on a motorcycle, bicycle, petty cab, or even a shopping cart, Sarno captures the beautiful motion of these solitary figures mounted on their ride. …

Photography