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Microsoft to buy GitHub, a platform for software developers, for $7.5 billion in stock

Microsoft on Monday announced plans to acquire software developer platform GitHub in a deal valued at $7.5 billion.<p>GitHub was valued at $2 billion in …

Satya Nadella

Awesome Animated Mockups for Your Next Killer Presentation

There are so many things to love about being a designer in this day and age. The community is connected and quite strong. There are plenty of great …

8 indispensable (and free) Google tools

Google is so much more than just the world’s premier search engine.<p>Google has a bevy of helpful products—many of which are completely free. If you …

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

Landscape Photography

5 Genius Paint Hacks

Hacking

The Freshome Gift Guide: Tiny Living and Small Apartment Gifts

That special person who lives in a small apartment or studio is one of the hardest to shop for during the holidays. When space is limited or tiny …

6 Pro Tricks to Know When Arranging Your Room

One-click online shopping and free shipping has made the whole furniture buying process seem super easy and accessible. But what happens when you …

The Rule of Thirds Explained

Do you have a desire to capture better images? Have you learned the fundamental settings and are ready to take the next step? If so, it’s time to …

Common Long Exposure Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Long Exposure Photography has become a popular niche within landscape photography during the few last years. The images can be dreamy and often …

MASTER CAMERA SETTINGS: Aperture, Shutter Speed ISO

Over *50* sample images with settings--but more importantly--the process behind HOW to pick camera settings that give you SHARP, CREATIVE, CLEAN, and …

What to Ask Graphic Design Clients

At the start of a project, it is important to know what to ask graphic design clients to gather as much information as possible. This will often …

Graphic Design

iPhone X: Interface Guidelines

Today we've witnessed the latest from Apple, whatever you feel it was amazing or not; they have released the new iPhone. It's here and it's what …

Mobile Technology

How to create better wireframes

Wireframes are a necessary part of the web design process. Acting like blueprints for web and app projects, they help you discover early on what …

7 great tools for testing your responsive web designs

Every modern web designer should know the principles of responsive web design – how to get your sites to render perfectly on whatever device or …

How to Work Faster With Layers in Photoshop

As you can imagine I spend a lot of time in Photoshop. And when you spend as much time in Photoshop as I do, you want to work as fast and efficiently …

Clever Ways to Use Awkward Spaces in Your Kitchen

If you've ever priced a kitchen renovation, you probably know that custom cabinets are very, very expensive. Which leaves most people working with …

Shuji Kobayashi Photography

Intimacy and sensuality through the lens of Japanese photographer Shuji Kobayashi.When looking at Shuji Kobayashi’s photographs you may notice it’s …

The Top 10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Beginner Photographer

Oh the road to becoming the best photographer you can be, you come across loads of useful information… and some not-so-useful information. Sometimes, …

Top 10

12 Tips for Selling Photography Prints from A Website

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Online store page of a website run …

How To Photograph Long Exposures At Night

The earth rotates at around its axis 1,000 miles per hour and hurtles around the Sun at about 70,000 miles per hour, yet the stars in the distance …

8 Plugins Every WordPress Website Needs

Make sure you have these essential plugins to keep your site running smoothly and efficiently.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As any WordPress user knows, plugins are an important feature to any site, and finding the right ones can be a chore.<p>For those <i>not</i> …

Web Design

15 Modern Tools For the Coffee Connoisseur

These days, modern coffee lovers are faced with endless options when it comes to brewing the perfect cup of joe.<p>Whether you’re a dedicated coffee buff or simply enjoy a refreshing glass of cold brew on a hot summer day, we have you covered—from storage and mugs to innovative brewing machines. …

Three words make brainstorming sessions at Google, Facebook, and IDEO more productive

Brainstorming can be a tricky business. There’s the awkward silence when your boss asks a far-fetched question and no one knows how to respond. The fear that you’ll toss out an idea only to draw blank stares. The collective sense of disappointment when the whole team <i>wants</i> to help, but can’t come up …

Creativity

Get Better at Composing Your Images with These 5 Quick Tips

It’s a good idea for everyone to occasionally review some basic concepts of photography that are easy to take for granted. To that end, consider this …

Meet “Design Systems”, A New Smashing Book

It’s ready, and it’s shipping. We’re <i>very</i> proud to release a brand new Smashing book: “Design Systems” by Alla Kholmatova’s — our new practical guide …

UX Design

250+ Free Material Design Backgrounds You Should Download

Material design is an extremely popular web design trend nowadays and you must take advantage of it! Make sure your freebies collection has enough</b> …

Five great tips to help you master portrait lighting and improve your photography

Learning different portrait lighting techniques can seem complicated when you’re just starting out. Because of this, photographer Ed Verosky shares …

Five Pieces of Gear That Are Always in My Photography Bag

With every job or concept we go to shoot, our gear that we take with us is constantly changing. We take our full lighting setup for a day in the …

Swiss Army Knives

How to edit raw images in 5 simple steps

<b>James Paterson gives his top tips for editing raw photographs</b><p>Camera makers expect the raw photographer to want to make their own choices when it …

Tutorials

8 graphic design trends for 2017

So we’re already into 2017, in case you haven’t noticed. That means you probably have already broken one of your New Year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, my resolution to get better sleep has already been dashed.<p>But one of my resolutions that I will not be breaking is to become a better graphic …