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35+ HTML & CSS Resources for Beginners

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>In case you are not familiar with HTML and CSS, here’s a quick intro.<p><b>HTML</b> is a markup language used …

Knowing When to Fire Someone

George is the most talented, productive executive Roy ever had to fire.<p>George had pulled off a string of celebrated victories and won a reputation as a strong performer. Having been hired to lead his hospital’s compliance program as regulations grew increasingly complex, he had put the policies and …

How to advance when there is no career ladder

A generation ago, many companies offered a straightforward career ladder. If you performed well, you could count on a steady climb in salary, job …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Mozilla's new Things Gateway is an open home for your smart devices<p>Project Things is kicking off.<p>Matthew Hughes<p>How to build a UX portfolio with no work experience<p>A lot of user experience professionals who are active in our industry today have faced the question "How to …

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Sorry Stoners: Hemp Isn’t A Miracle Material After All

Most of us have long-suspected that hemp supporters were just marijuana supporters. Modern Farmer’s takedown of the crop proves it.<p>We all had that friend in college (heck, maybe “that friend” was even one of us). Hemp necklace. Hemp bracelet. A Grateful Dead T-shirt, even in the dead of winter. But …

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

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Never Mind the Middle—Barack Obama Pays Off His Rich Backers

The president’s second-term appointments reflect his top-bottom political coalition, writes Lloyd Green.<p>President Obama’s pincer movement on the …