Leigh Mitchell

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Mingalabar connectivity?

Street view, Sule Pagoda Yangon. Photo credit: Frodo van Oostveen.<p>The first tweet I posted in Myanmar was directly from the taxi on my way from …

The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design

Responsive design has to go beyond optimizing for different screen sizes, write Code and Theory’s Dan Gardner and Mike Treff.<p>Responsive design, which allows designers and developers to build websites that adapt to every screen size, is one of the most empowering web tools to be adopted in the last …

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Apple Products Minimal Wireframe Kit (PSD)

Friends, today's freebie is a great resource to help designers and developers to showcase their designs on various Apple products. This is a minimal …

Are You Making These 5 Common User Onboarding Mistakes?

<i>Samuel Hulick is a long time UX consultant with an intense focus on user onboarding. This article originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Getting people to sign up for your software is tough. It requires a lot of time, energy, and money, yet many companies are losing most of those hard-won users …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

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Back to Basics: Short Walkthrough Covers the Exposure Triangle for Beginners

When you’re first learning the basics of photography, one of the first things you find out about after dropping out of ‘auto’ is the exposure …

Back to the Basics: ISO and Noise Explained

As photography technology continues to improve year in and year out, the ISO ranges we’re capable of pulling quality images from are getting truly …

Glow In The Dark Nuclear Element Soaps are Radical but not Radioactive. - if it's hip, it's here

Glow-in-the-Dark Nuclear Element Soaps from United Nuclear products and supplies are the perfect nerdy gift for your science loving friends.<p>Nuclear …

Cool Second Hand Cars That Are More Affordable Than You Think

It’s not that you <i>can’t</i> buy a new car, it’s just that you might not <i>want</i> to. Why dump a ton of money on a flashy new vehicle would you could spend less …

How to Survive a Plane Crash: 10 Tips That Could Save Your Life | The Art of Manliness

We often think that plane crashes are catastrophic and unsurvivable events. Thanks to movies and 24/7 news channels, the enduring image of a plane …

Is responsive design killing mobile?

Picture yourself at a work event. What are you wearing? What are you talking about? How loud are you talking? If you indulge at all, how much have you had to drink? Now picture yourself on a weekend trip with a group of friends.<p>We won’t go into details, but things look a little different, don’t …

Study: Watching TV after work makes you feel like a loser

It seems natural to reach for the remote to take a breather after a taxing day of conference calls and TPS reports, but a new study warns that especially work-weary folks who flick on the TV or play video games may feel incredibly guilty and like failures afterward, reports the <i>Independent</i>.<p>Instead …

How To Get Media Into iTunes Faster [OS X Tips]

I’m all for getting my stuff into iTunes more efficiently, aren’t you? Jordan Merrick is, too, and he’s come up with a brilliant way to do just that. He’s also got a great site full of clever tips there as well. Really, go check it out.<p>The default way, says Merrick, for media to get to iTunes is …

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Dragdis May Be The Best Bookmarking Tool Ever

I've tried many different bookmarking services over the years but as always I give up after a while because it just becomes tedious. The user …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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What 1939 Thought Fashion in 2000 Would Look Like

In this British Pathé clip, fashion designers predict what the future of fashion will be. It mostly involves removable sleeves and adjustable-length …

What Would $50 In 1940 Rent A New Yorker Today?

With the average Manhattan rent hovering around $3,800, it can seem impossible that there was a time when one could find a whole apartment for $500 to $600 a month, let alone something in the double digits. But throughout the 1940s, rents average a mere <b>$50 per month</b>, with many places costing even …

Has the aid transparency standard come of age?

Let's get this straight from the start: the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is not going to render our aid programmes miraculously transparent, defeat corruption and make every dollar deliver change (pdf). The initiative is essentially an open data standard, a way of generating and …

Could Google Maps Help End Poverty?

Last year in the Indian city of Chennai, more than half a million people suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. These men, women and children weren’t rural migrants who had just moved to the city. Neither were they incomers from somewhere else in the world. They were slum dwellers who had lived in …