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Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps

Progressive Web Apps give us an opportunity to reset our expectations and to loudly declare that We Can Do Better when designing user experiences on …

Web Development

Building a Responsive UI in Android

There’s few things more annoying than realizing the great looking screenshots from Google Play don’t translate to your device. I certainly don’t …

Web Development

The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

25 Best Songs of 2015 So Far

25<p>Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall, “Streets of Arklow”<p>So weird for the ultimate Irish rock poet to accept a knighthood — it's the first time Van has …

Music

Applying The Addictive Psychology Of Slot Machines To App Design

The secret to slot machines’ addictiveness can be reduced to a few basic psychological principles.<p>Slot machines were once an afterthought on casino floors, where table games were the real action, but as Andrew Thompson details in a piece on the <i>Verge</i>, slots have come to represent the majority of …

Slot Machines

4 Animated GIFs That Reveal The Secret To Great UX Testing

All designers should use these techniques to test their designs.<p>Great designs don’t just fall out of a designer’s brain. More often than not, they’re the result of rigorous testing, using a nebulous mix of scientific and not-so-scientific techniques. But if you’re not sure what the difference …

UX Design

Government Urges Lenovo Computer Owners to Remove Superfish Software

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday advised owners of Lenovo computers to remove a software program known as "Superfish," which it said the world's No. 1 PC maker started installing on some machines as early as 2010. Homeland Security said in an alert released through its National …

Lenovo installs adware on its computers that could let hackers steal private data

A vulnerability has been discovered in a piece of software that ships pre-loaded onto Lenovo computers that could grant hackers access to a user's secure browser data, allowing third parties to potentially collect passwords, bank details, and other sensitive information.<p>Superfish, an adware program …

New Lenovo PCs shipped with factory-installed adware

Buy a new Lenovo computer recently? Well, it looks like it could be infected with some factory-installed adware. Users on the official Lenovo forums started noticing that search results were being injected with sponsored links (like what happens when a machine is infected with typical adware or …

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Top 10 films of 2014: complete US chart

10. The Lego Movie<p>What we say: Everything is awesome. And forever compromised. The Lego Movie is a $60m (£38m) advert that’s clever, smart and extremely funny. It’s marketing as art, art as commerce, and commerce as fun. It’s also an attack on corporate mono-culture. And a deconstruction of stupid …

TreSensa Raises $2M To Help Build And Distribute Games For The Mobile Web

TreSensa, which offers tools for the development and distribution for mobile games, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in Series A funding.<p>Surprisingly (at least to me) TreSensa is focused on games built in HTML5 for mobile browsers. The reason, according to CEO and co-founder Robert …

2014 could be the year web browsers replace Photoshop

The language that controls the web’s style—CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets—could be getting a new set of features that will make it the new gold standard for graphic design.These features, collectively known as blending modes, are currently under consideration by the World Wide Web Consortium, the …

10 Web Design Trends You Can Expect to See in 2014

December is always a great time to look back on the year that was and the new year that is soon to come. There are many exciting things that 2014 has in store for us who live, work, and produce the World Wide Web we love and cherish.<p>Last year, we looked at the 10 Web design trends for 2013. Many of …

Cute overload: Line messaging app hits 300 million users

Inexplicably, the world craves more <i>kawaii</i> cute characters.<p>The dizzying ascent of Japanese messaging app Line has marked another milestone, notching 300 million registered users worldwide, executives told a press conference in Tokyo.<p>The app, which is drenched in horrifyingly cute cartoon critters, …

Cute

Top 10 teen movies

10. Blackboard Jungle<p>Billed as "a brass-knuckle punch in its startling revelation of teenage savages" and based on the book of the same name by Evan Hunter – aka crime writer Ed McBain – who drew on his own experiences as a teacher in the Bronx – Blackboard Jungle ushered in the age of the teenage …

Accessing Vector Icons Without Leaving Photoshop

BlendMe.in is a Photoshop extension that allows you to quickly find a high-quality icon that you can simply drag and drop and then easily continue …

Original And Innovative Web Layouts

Original Web Layouts<p>Beurre & Sel This website is just beautiful. The automatic slideshow plays in the background, with the main navigation bar at the …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

Here’s Where to Watch Spike Lee’s Essential Films for Filmmakers Online

Here's Where to Watch Spike Lee's Essential Films for Filmmakers Online<p>Last week, Spike Lee shook up his sputtering Kickstarter campaign by uploading …

On ‘Breaking Bad’ Panel, Bryan Cranston Says Playing Tortured Characters ‘Should Be Difficult’

Bryan Cranston on Heinseberg's Aggression, Walter's Impotence<p>If you’re a <i>Breaking Bad</i> fan in New York City, this week has been a cornucopia. Every …

Cloud Cannon Turns Any Static Website Into An Editable Dropbox-Based CMS

Cloud Cannon is a CMS designed specifically for designers who know how to work with HTML, JavaScript, CSS and any static content. Instead of having to turn your beautiful designs into a dynamic CMS, you just have to put your files into a Dropbox folder — Cloud Cannon will take care of the rest in …

Introduction To Photoshop Scripts

But first, we have to answer the obvious question.<p>Why Do We Need Scripts?<p>Why should we would learn to script if Photoshop already has pretty nice …