Steven Reid

194 Flips | 5 Magazines | 16 Likes | 2 Following | @safepit | Computer dude, artist, author, creator. Read my blog at https://www.reids4fun.com

10 Steps to Turn Draft 1 into a Published Piece (that you can be proud of)

How to revise like a pro — it’s more than just fixing grammarOver the last eight years, I’ve written over 500 scripts and stories for national TV …

Writing

Writing an Outline: 19 Surprising Ways This Could Kill Your Book

IF YOUR BOOK IDEA is your baby, you probably want to give that baby the absolute best start in life. So, will writing an outline for your book kill …

Writing

BEM For Beginners: Why You Need BEM

BEM For Beginners: Why You Need BEMBEM For Beginners: Why You Need BEMInna Belaya 2018-06-18T14:00:51+02:00 2018-06-20T16:37:38+00:00BEM makes your …

Web Design

Web Design: Beautifully Designed Home Pages

Matt Wojtaś shared a set of beautifully design website home pages and shared on his Behance profile. I believe most of the work was done as a concept …

Graphic Design

7 design tactics to enhance the storytelling on your website

There's more to storytelling—at least on websites—than just words.Your content is important, but the design and layout of your website contribute to …

Web Design

How You Can Improve UX with Microinteractions. Part II

In the first part of the article, I talked about the definitions and types of microinteractions and why they work for your product UX. Here, I will …

UI Design

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Tutorials

5 Tips to Think and Act Like A Start-up in your Corporate Gig

Two years ago I packed my bags in Germany and left for Silicon Valley in pursuit of a new intrapreneurship opportunity after 20 years of living and …

Entrepreneurship

Design-Inspired Leadership

<i>A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be</i>.<p>—Rosalynn Carter, …

Design

Someone attached a massive Canon lens to a Game Boy Camera, and it actually worked

The Game Boy Camera isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think "high end."<p>The unusual peripheral, released in 1998, could be …

Chinese Grand Prix

10 awesome new web design tools for May

Summer is finally on its way, and with it comes a whole load of great new web design tools. One of the most exciting of which is Lobe, a system that …

Web Design

This 27-year-old ex-Facebook engineer invented a super popular way to protect Mac PCs from hackers without Apple's help

A tiny security startup called Kolide is starting to make waves within the computer security world.<p>It helps businesses dive into the guts of their employees' Macintosh computers to find all the sketchy things a hacker could use to break into a corporate network.<p>Kolide is on the radar because its …

Essential Tips to Printing Amazing Photos

Photographer Adam Karnacz is a landscape photographer who loves seeing his work come to life on print. No really, listen to him! May we all be this …

Photography

Part 3: Epic Cinematography and Philosophy of 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick

Lesson: Confuse the viewer by changing perspective<p>The part which also blew my mind: the confusion of perspective:<p>Dynamic angle<p>The next transition …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning

Infographic: Design tips to juice your website

A cookie-cutter website won’t cut it.<p>As the digital face of your organization, web design and functionality can draw in audiences, but can chase them …

Want to Get Your Business Site Ready for Google’s Mobile First Index? Read This!

Speeding up your site is not optional. And time is short before Google rolls out their Mobile First Index and Google Speed Update in July.Even …

Fork Parker's Crunch Out is a legit new SNES cartridge game… in 2018

Dust off your Super Nintendo: the 16-bit era is back.

Bootstrap Theme Builder

Rapidy build custom themes for Bootstrap, the world's most popular front-end component library for mobile-first, responsive Web apps.<p>Whootstrap is a …

What It Takes to Think Deeply About Complex Problems

The problems we’re facing often seem as complex as they do intractable. And as Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” So what does it take to increase the complexity of our thinking?<p>Too many leaders default to …

Management

20 Free Dark Backgrounds for Web, UI and Graphic Design Projects

Everything seems to be about cleanliness, minimalism and excessive use of white space nowadays, but what about dark designs?! Dark websites and …

Lutify.me Cross-Platform LUTs Are Now Even Better in Lightroom and Camera Raw

A little while ago I showed you a fantastic LUTs pack, called Lutify.me, compatible with most photo and video editing including Capture One, …

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Google is shutting down its goo.gl URL shortening service

URL shorteners can be both useful and fun. Google's take on the tech launched in 2009, and added a third-party API, the ability to create QR codes and the power to link right to iOS and Android apps. Even Keanu Reeves has a URL shortener named in his honor. Unfortunately, Google is replacing its …

The fast, fun and free HTML5 Game Framework

Web Design Inspiration for the Week

We tend to focus most of our efforts on mobile design because, we carry those devices with us all the time and it is probably the first experience we …

UI Design

How to Use Textures in Web Design

The trend of applying breathtaking textures in printed design is slowly replicating within websites and mobile apps. Therefore, a deeper knowledge of …

Only 2% of people can solve this Einstein riddle — see if you can figure it out

There's nothing like a good riddle to stimulate your mind and give you an excuse to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes. Sure, the thrill of solving puzzles may not give you the adrenaline rush of a skydive, but regularly doing logic and crossword puzzles can keep your brain young as you age. And …