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Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

For your entertainment, a long list of the funniest yearbook quotes

It's that time of year again, time for seniors to dust off their thesauruses and come up with the most clever yearbook quotes they can.<p>Seniors from …

Bless This Designer for Remaking Famous Logos to Teach Us Which Fonts They Use

You know the logos, but do you know the fonts?<p>That was the question that clearly obsessed Emanuele Abrate, an Italian graphic designer and educator. …

Graphic Design

Building Games With Python 3 and Pygame: Part 2

OverviewThis is part two of a five-part series of tutorials about making games with Python 3 and Pygame. In part one, I introduced the series, …

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

10 Awesome CSS3 Tricks

This article will introduce you to 10 CSS3 tricks that will enhance your website.<p>When CSS was developed around 1995, you could not do much with it …

Mobile Devices

Understanding Manual Mode of a DSLR Camera

One of the scariest things for every new photographer is the moment when you pick up your new DSLR camera and turn it to manual mode.It is safe to …

Too Many Students and Not Enough Time

Having taught in urban, suburban, and rural schools, and having worked with teachers in these environments, I can say from experience that class size …

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 …

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They need this skill …

10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

The wireframing process is crucial to every new UI project. Before you get into the colors and typography you have to consider the user experience …

5 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Website Actually Works for You

Time to raise your SEO game.<p>Guidelines from major search engines like Google are actually pushing businesses to be better and that's a good thing!<p>It may feel as if the rules of SEO are constantly in flux or open to interpretation, but the insistence on white hat SEO practices is making the internet …

Tax Preparation

Front-End vs Back-End vs Full Stack Development

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>Web development encompasses multiple skill sets, and there are …

Web Development

CSSReference.io is a gorgeous visual guide to CSS

The best way to learn CSS is through trial-and-error. <i>You’ve got to write code in order to learn to be a coder</i>. That’s the simple truth of the matter. But it’s always nice to have a helping hand guide you through the often confusing and contradictory technology used to style and illustrate webpages, …

How to survive as a web designer beyond 2020

Graphic design on the web is becoming standardised. Visual trends are being adhered to like rules, and organisations are losing their identity …

13 design tools and websites that are godsends for UI/UX designers

The continuous improvement of design tools has had a positive impact on usability and user experience. This has provided great convenience not only …

UX Design

How the web became unreadable

I've caught myself squinting and holding the screen closer to my face. I've worried that my eyesight is starting to go.<p>These hurdles have made me grumpier over time, but what pushed me over the edge was when Google's App Engine console — a page that, as a developer, I use daily — changed its text …

5 Essential Elements of Modern Website Design Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Modern website design is a moving target, as designers and marketers constantly push to find better ways to display information and attract the attention and patronage of visitors. That said, in recent years the following elements have each come into their own as indispensably features of modern …

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Hamburger Menus in Web Design

Advertise here with BSA<br>Odds are you’ve seen the “hamburger menu” in the top corner of many of today’s mobile websites. It’s three lines stacked …

Guided Notes in Google Classroom

Teachers have long used lecture with PowerPoints, Google Slides, and other tools to deliver content. With advances in educational technology, we need …

HP Announces Yet Another Mobile Product That Will Fail

HP clearly didn’t get the memo that Windows Phone is dead. Meet HP’s first flagship smartphone since the Palm Pre 3. HP calls Elite x3 a “revolutionary mobile platform” but it’s not. It’s just another also-ran from HP.<p>HP says a device like the Elite x3 has never been done before and that’s clearly …

Windows Phone

A First Look At Uber’s New Logo And Branding

Uber, once a black car service for an elite few, has ditched its stark branding for a new approach evoking a more connected world. While Uber’s wordmark was cleaned and tightened up, the the way most of us know Uber–its app icon–was given the biggest refresh. Gone is the minimalistic black and …

Globalization

Cisco Finds Global Mobile Users Growing 2X Faster Than Global Population

• More people will have mobile phones (5.4B) than electricity (5.3B), running water (3.5B) and cars (2.8B) by 2020.<br>• By 2020, over 75% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video, making this category the highest growth rate of any mobile application.<br>• By 2020, 4G connections will account for 72% of …

Internet of Things

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2016

Design trends often span several years (even decades for some types of design), but Web design is a quickly moving and changing industry where trends come and go quite often.<p>We’re still working with some of those trends now: responsive web design, flat design, performance and speed, and perfecting …

Education Research Highlights From 2015

1. Well-Designed Classrooms Boost Student Learning<p>A classroom's physical learning space makes a difference in how well students learn. In this study …

Education

The world's first website went online 25 years ago today

Invented by Tim Berners Lee, the first website went live at research lab CERN in 1990<p>Today the world's first website turns 25 years old. Created by 60-year-old British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, while he was a researcher at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the …

5 Common File Types in Photography and When You Should Use Each One

You’ve spent the last few hours working on the perfect photo shoot and everything went better than you could have possibly imagined. After importing …

Tutorials

Google sounds the death knell for Adobe Flash

Chrome is the second most popular browser for desktop and laptop computers, with about 28% market share, behind only Microsoft Internet Explorer, according to NetMarketShare.<p>The change, first announced in June, is just Google's latest attack against Adobe Flash.<p>Flash had been the standard for …

Stupidly Giant Icons Can Crash Almost Every Major Web Browser

It just keeps downloading until it explodes<p>At the top of your web browser and to the left of every tab is a tiny little icon. It's called a favicon, and it's usually only a few kilobytes in size. But thanks to a quirk of programming in Chrome, Safari, and Firefox, it can also crash your browser.<p>The …