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Ultimate Resource Guide for the NEW Google Classroom!

Google Classroom is an essential tool for any teacher using Chromebooks or Google Drive as a teaching tool. On the surface, classroom is a simple …

Google Drive

8 Ways to Make the Search Field Sexy with CSS

The search field is very much a utilitarian part of your average website. But that doesn’t mean it should be ignored. Quite the contrary.<p>Search …

Material Design

The Disingenuousness of ‘Right to Try’

The new law has a catchy name, but it will only make it more difficult to know if medication is effective or safe.<p>In the Oval Office on Wednesday the president kissed a small boy with muscular dystrophy. Behind them were two men who Trump described as battling ALS. He thanked them for their …

Health Care

How I made a smiley toggle control — WotW

This is the first post of a series called <b>Widget of the Week</b>.<p>As the name implies I’ll be creating every 7 days a widget based mostly on dribbles from …

CSS

How Team Canada Continues to Own the Podium at the Games

Ahead of the 2010 Vancouver Games, Canada created an entirely new framework for funding and developing Olympic athletes which is still paying off in Pyeongchang<p>GANGNEUNG, South Korea—In the years leading up to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canadian officials embarked on an ambitious plan. They …

Canada

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 …

10 Free Open Source Date Picker Plugins

Select menus are a common choice for date pickers since they’re easy to set up. But after decades of MM/DD/YY menus, I think our users deserve …

Web Design

Charlize Theron Is Not Here To Make Friends

Theron has spent the last 30 years ignoring the unspoken rules of proper (female) star behavior.<p><b>In 1995, Charlize Theron was</b> newly arrived in Hollywood after stints as a model and a dancer, living in a fleabag motel, and running out of money. Her mother had sent the 20-year-old Theron a check from …

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

Civil Rights

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

How to design responsive and device-agnostic forms

Whether it is a signup flow or a multi-view stepper, forms are one of the most important components of digital product design – so you need to design …

Mobile Devices

15 Tools That Will Help You Build Your Website (No Coding Required)

So many ideas, so little time (or coding ability)! If you’re ready to launch a new website for your startup, personal blog, portfolio, or anything …

The 10 Best UX Tools for 2016

Does your UX toolbox look a bit empty? You can’t expect to do the job right without the proper tools.Let’s check out some of the best UX tools to try …

Web Design

Visual Perception. Icons vs Copy in UI

Our eyes are a powerful instrument of getting great deal of information in split seconds. What is more, we do not need to apply too much effort: most …

20 UX Blogs Every UX Designer Must Follow

UX can either make or break a website. It defines the framework for design and development and bridges the gap between the company and customers. You …

UX Design

Podcast: Andy Budd on Designing for Users

Andy Budd is a leading voice in the UX design community.He co-founded the influential Brighton, England digital product and service design agency, …

UX Design

125 Easy Tweaks to Optimize Your Website's UX

Welcome to a huge list of best practices in <i>user experience (UX)</i>, <i>user interfaces (UI)</i>, and <i>interaction design</i>.<p>Whether you’re designing a website or …

UI Design

This guy got Windows 95 running on an Apple Watch

Developer Nick Lee managed to get a fully functional version of Microsoft's classic Windows 95 operating system running on the Apple Watch.<p>Look and see for yourself:<p>It's not especially usable, but you can watch Lee go through the Windows 95 start menu and load a program.<p>In a Medium post, Lee …

Apple Watch

Watch Batman v Superman reviews take a toll on sad Ben Affleck

I like Ben Affleck. Good Affleck, bad Affleck — I don't care. I like <i>Reindeer Games</i>. I love <i>Shakespeare in Love</i>. I don't like <i>Clerks 2</i> or <i>Runner Runner</i> or <i>Surviving Christmas</i>, but I can make the most of them, similar to the way I use over-ripe bananas to make delicious banana bread.<p>I do not wish to see</i> …

Ben Affleck

David Bowie and the sad, inspiring history of making art while dying

He died Jan. 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.<p>He died Jan. 10, 2016, two days after his 69th birthday.<p>How could we have been so stupid? David Bowie had barely been seen in public, didn’t do interviews, and then he put out the video for a new song, “Lazarus,” in which he’s sickly thin, in …

Here's how Elon Musk and friends would want to punish Volkswagen

In an open letter to the California Air Resources Board, Musk and 44 of his like-minded investor friends urged the state to release Volkswagen from the obligation to fix its cars and instead have the company reinvest the money in producing zero-emissions vehicles.<p>In September, Volkswagen admitted …

CES