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Best Three Prototyping Tools You Should Be Using By Now Sponsored

App and website designers, developers, and project managers always need to be on the same page. Prototyping tools often serve as the most effective …

Prototyping

How to prepare for a successful Fine Art Exhibit

You’ve built a nice portfolio of landscape photographs. Now, it’s time to share your photography with the outside world. I’m not talking about …

Small wonders: The winners of the Macro Art Photography awards

The winners of the Macro Art Photo Project have been revealed with first place awarded to a magnificent shot of two mayflies perched atop a poppy. …

Canon 80D vs. 7D Mark II - Which One to Get

Bee fly

Lens Tips: How to Find Your Lens' Sweet Spot

It’s a commandment brought down from the mountain: spend less on the camera if necessary, but don’t skimp on the lenses.<p>Most photographers will nod …

New Class: The Secret To Creating Super Sharp Images

<b>The Secret To Creating Super Sharp Images with Moose Peterson</b><br>Join <b>Moose Peterson</b> as he shares his hard earned tips, tricks, and techniques for …

Moment lenses — the DSLR killer?

I travel with a Canon DSLR and two primes, a 35mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.2 (endearingly nicknamed, “the fat kid”). Switching lenses is cumbersome and not ideal in certain environments, like a Saigon street market, densely crowded with vendors, tourists and thieves.<p>After lugging this camera kit through …

Mobile Photography

I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

People are intrigued when I say I'm a writer: "Ooooh, novels? TV shows? Anything I know?"<p>When I explain that I have a blog and a copywriting business, they say, "Cool!" but sometimes, their eyes mist with pity. They offer to help me find work. They picture me living in a water-stained basement …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

The default settings aren't necessarily the best.<p>It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a …

4 signs you've got a client from hell

Clients from hell rarely have a tail, horns and the faint scent of brimstone, but there are ways you can spot a difficult customer before you sign …

Are microframes the future of wireframing?

Wireframes are dead! Interactive prototypes are everything! We’ve heard these shouts for at least the past seven years. If the popularity of these …

7 Books with Unusual and Unconventional Formats

When you crack open a book, you generally know what you’re getting yourself into, format wise. A story divided into chapters made of indented …

Near the Mayor’s Office in London in the Rain

Tip: Getting Extra-Shiny Streets<p>Streets are already pretty shiny in the rain at night, but here’s a way to make them extra-crazy. You have a lot of …

HDR Photography

Dutch Photographer Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk Shoots Portraits In the Style Of Classic Paintings

Dutch Artist and Fine-Art Photographer Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk style is inspired by the masterpieces of old master painters. While you see your …

Hidden Faces in Fine Art Portrait Photography

Unknown faces, surreal atmospheres, scintillating body languages and most importantly excellent mood throughout, here we have listed out some …

Web Typography: Numerals

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Rutter’s new book, Web Typography.When it comes to numbers we …

Our 10 Favorite Open Source Resources From 2017

So many new projects are released every year and it’s tough to keep track. This is great for developers who benefit from the open source community. …

Use This Trick to Get an Amazing Memory

A new study suggests that you don’t need natural abilities to improve your memory—just a lot of practice using a simple mnemonic device.<p>If you’ve …

The Brain

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Common UX mistakes that can kill your project

Designing a great website or application is much more than just adhering to fancy design trends. It’s a potent mix of stunning visuals, well thought …

UX Design

The intriguing puzzle of extreme sleepiness

Shortly after his 21st birthday, Henry Nicholls realised he had the symptoms of narcolepsy. His quest to find out why led him to a fascinating tale of scientific discovery, involving luck, foresight... and some surprisingly sleepy dogs.<p>One of my first jobs was to keep a lookout for lions. There are …

This pop-up prefab cocoon can immerse you in the heart of nature

Immersing yourself in nature without leaving the comfort of your room may sound too good to be true, but that’s exactly what French architect and …

Oh God, Someone Ran Fear and Loathing Through Google's Neural Network

By now, the entire internet’s realized that Deep Dream, Google’s artificial neural network, is capable of some pretty trippy images. But what happens …

Neural Networks

The Latest Google Algorithm Creates Video Based On a Few Still Images

Google’s engineers can do some pretty incredible things with the consumer technology it has developed—from “dreaming” neural networks based on …

Artificial Neural Networks Can Day Dream–Here's What They See

When you look for shapes in the clouds, you’ll often find things you see every day: Dogs, people, cars. It turns out that artificial “brains” do the …

Watch What Happens When an Algorithm Tries to Predict the Next Frame 100,000 Times in a Row

Like an athlete trying to push their body to its extreme limits, artist Damien Henry was curious what would happen if you asked a predictive …

Machine Learning

Airtight prefab House in the Woods pops up in just ten days

Airtightness, minimal site disturbance, and speedy construction are just a few benefits of the striking House in the Woods. Designed by London-based …

The mesmerising graphic design of mid-century typewriter manufacturer Olivetti

Our craving for minimalism in today’s chaotic and information-heavy world is only further indulged when looking at the work of Olivetti, one of the …