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Hidden Productivity Secrets With Alfred

Open With Sublime Text<p>One of my favorite features in Alfred is its powerful file and folder search capability. What if we take advantage of this to …

What science tells us about the safety of genetically modified foods | Ars Technica

GMO foods are safe to eat, but they pose challenges in the environment.<p>Many aspects of modern technology make people a bit uneasy, but genetically …

Responsive Image Container: A Way Forward For Responsive Images?

“Got Something Against Markup Solutions?”<p>No, I don’t! Honestly! Some of my best friends are markup solutions.<p>I’ve been participating in the …

Data-Driven Design In The Real World

• see what a good data-driven model looks like on paper,<br>• look at a real-life example of the model,<br>• share some resources to help you get started with …

An Insider's View of Mobile-First Design: Don't Make These Mistakes

Everyone from users to entrepreneurs to advertisers loves the "mobile" category because those products are always with us, always on, and instantly …

How To Create High

Small Batteries<p>Mobile phones use radios for all communication, and they have little batteries that need to be carefully managed in order to avoid …

Responsive Navigation On Complex Websites

In our latest project for a public health organization, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU), we started with audience research to find out the …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

How To Fix The Web: Obscure Back-End Techniques And Terminal Secrets

In the US, many broadcasters participate in the Emergency Alert System, which theoretically allows the President to address the nation within 10 …

Great Products Focus On A Motif

What can designers, or any team member for that matter, do to increase the overall quality and success rate of the products we craft and to elevate …

The “Other” Interface: Atomic Design With Sass

We Need To Follow Atomic Design Principles In Our Style Sheets<p>Last month, in a post titled “Atomic Design,” Brad Frost argued that Web development …

Auto-Forwarding Carousels, Accordions Annoy Users & Reduce Visibility

<b>Summary:</b> The user's target was at the top of the page in 98-point font. But she failed to find it because the panel auto-rotated instead of staying …

From Here You Can See Everything

Against my better judgment, I’m watching another episode of <i>The West Wing</i> as I write this. It’s streaming on Netflix in a window next to this one. …

Pay your dues.

So you want to be location independent, have a passive income and make money off what you love, right? Don’t worry, all you need to do is start a …

HERE IS TODAY

Sleep: Everything You Need To Know

<b>Sleep is the Force Multiplier</b><p>We spend one third of our lives sleeping, it's crucial for muscle recovery, fact retention and preparing the body to …

You are not Steve Jobs

A young CEO storms through his start-up, a tiny Godzilla, crushing the feelings of his staff like so many Japanese paper maché buildings. He rubs his …

The Matasano Crypto Challenges

I recently took some time to work through the Matasano crypto challenges, a set of 48 practical programming exercises that Thomas Ptacek and his team …

11 Things I Wish I Knew About Django Development Before I Started My Company:

<b>UPDATE</b>: <b>I’m currently available for Django/Machine-Learning/Design consulting. If you are interested, please contact me: info@mathandpencil.com. For</b> …

A non-magical introduction to Pip and Virtualenv for Python beginners

One of the hurdles that new Python developers have to get over is understanding the Python packaging ecosystem. This blog post is based on material …

Responsible Considerations For Responsive Web Design

Context-Sensitive Interactions<p>Pattern Translations<p>In a responsive Web design project, each breakpoint defines the experience within a certain range …

Mastering Real-World Constraints (A Case Study)

The Challenge<p>As a Web and mobile app UI design firm, we couldn’t very well ignore the problem for much longer and let prospective clients pinch, …

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Flipboard 2.0 refreshes app's look, now lets everyone run their own magazine (hands-on)

Flipboard announced today that it has 50 million users, and also released a new version of its app that lets every one of them become an editor-in-chief. Flipboard 2.0 is "the most epic release we've ever done," CEO Mike McCue told <i>The Verge</i>, and most of its new features focus on curation: users can …

Looking Back and Springing Ahead

<i>The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft.</i><p>Last week was the official start of …