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A Dozen Delicious Descents to Ride in 2017

Whoever first decided to make “going downhill” a euphemism for things going badly obviously wasn’t a mountain biker. While most of us love to ride …

10 best new web design tools for January

If you work in the world of web design, whether that be in a studio or working from home, it's vital to keep up-to-date with the latest industry …

How to Annotate and Document UX Deliverables

You just won a big new piece of work. The schedule is tight and so is the budget. Luckily, the project proposal defined the deliverables and …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

Motivation

How to corner on a mountain bike - MBR

Follow these tips to give you greater control and speed<p>Anyone can go fast in a straight line; it takes skill and technique to carry speed around …

Mountain Biking

23 Michael Jordan Quotes That Will Immediately Boost Your Confidence

What M.J. would say about North Carolina's loss to Villanova.<p>Last night, Villanova beat North Carolina to become NCAA National Champions. Villanova deserves respect and applause for their victory. However, what would Michael Jordan say to the team of his alma mater after such a defeat?<p>Fittingly, …

Michael Jordan

The Seven Best Strategies For Using Photos in Web Interfaces

A memorable photograph on a website can single-handedly shape a brand’s entire identity,As sight-based creatures, we process visual data much better …

Improve Your User Experience and Flow With Content-First Design

<i>Content is one of the most important parts of your website.</i><p>It's what gives you a voice, tells your company's story, and emphasizes what you do and …

UX Design

20 TED-talks For Designers. Inspiration Full Of Thoughts

In creative jobs, design in particular, inspiration is one of the keys to productivity. Perhaps, one of the most productive kinds of inspiration is …

Creativity

7 Short Videos That Will Make You More Social and Likable

Introverts and extroverts alike can increase their ability to connect and influence employees, customers, and co-workers.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining</i> …

Public Speaking

Methods for Using Micro-Interactions on Your Site

When it comes to user experience, micro-interactions drive all interactions. Only a few years ago, when touch screen devices first entered the …

Google is giving away 2GB of free Drive storage today

Google is giving away 2GB of Drive space today. In what's become an annual tradition, Google is again offering free Google Drive storage space to users who go through a brief account security checkup. The checkup will take less than a minute to review things like your two-step verification …

Google Drive

Meet The Man Who Created Papyrus, The World’s (Other) Most Hated Font

Chris Costello sold Papyrus for the equivalent of $2,500 when he was 23. He never could’ve guessed how big it would become–or how reviled.<p>You’ve probably never heard of Chris Costello, but there’s a good chance you hate him. Outside of Comic Sans creator Vincent Connare, Costello is perhaps the …

What Disney’s Classic Animation Principles Could Teach Web Designers

Disney’s 12 principles of animation are as relevant for today’s interface designers as they were for yesterday’s dancing-broom illustrators.<p>Disney’s 12 classic principles of animation from Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas’ <i>The Illusion of Life</i> are mentioned in nearly every article about interface …

UI Design

How to wow me with your UX research portfolio

When I started out in user experience in 1989 — the field was called ‘human factors’ back then — there was no concept of the ‘UX portfolio’.<p>Just …

Google Ventures On How To Design A Killer Website

To build the best consumer website, go shopping, says GV’s Michael Margolis.<p>What do buying coffee beans, making an investment, and choosing a doctor have in common? They’re all forms of shopping. In each case, customers follow predictable processes for finding, evaluating, and narrowing options. If …

eCommerce

Just How Original Were the First iPhone & iOS 7? According to Kirby Ferguson's Latest 'Everything Is a Remix' Case Study, Not at All.

One more for today, via new Gizmodo-spinoff Sploid: We took note of filmmaker Kirby Ferguson's "Everything is a Remix" project when it launched in …

SXSW Interactive

Interview With Benjamin Dauer From Soundcloud

During our conversation, we paused many times for the adorable toddlers passing by. Benjamin spoke about his passion for music and how he enjoyed …

Sites of the Week: Colibri IO, Pixelapse, Tickspot and more

This week are full of colorful websites showing their cool and amazing services. My special mention is for Colibri IO and Cloud306! Check out these …