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What Are Render-Blocking Resources & How to Fix Render Blocking Issues

Render-blocking resources are one of the most common reasons for slow loading websites. And if your website is not fast enough, not only are you …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

How to Use the Hidden Camera Level Tool in iOS 11

Apple's native Camera app in iOS 11 has plenty of tools for helping you get the right shot, but some are more hidden than others. The camera level is the perfect example of a really handy tool that many users don't even know exists, mainly because it's part of a feature that's turned off by default.<p>…

Gestalt Theory for UX Designers: Principle of Similarity.

Many designers can boast of having creative intuition and a sharp eye: they add as much passion and feeling into the layout of the future website or …

UI Design

Weight flux alters molecular profile

Stanford scientists have found links between changes in a person’s weight and shifts in their microbiome, immune system and cardiovascular system.<p>The …

Stanford University

Please Stop Using Local Storage

Seriously. Just stop it already.<p>I don't know what it is, exactly, that drives so many developers to store session information in local storage, but …

localstorage

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

How to Use Visual Hierarchy in Web Design

Visual hierarchy is vital to good website design. It’s one of the key principles that will make your website effective in accomplishing your goals …

UI Design

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

eCommerce

The Most Important Rule in UX Design that Everyone Breaks

In Product Design, and Possibly Life Management<p>There is one principle of organization that every human should adhere to, particularly people who …

UX Design

10 Beautiful Examples of Motion Design in Mobile Apps

Interactions are a smaller detail of mobile design but can make a tremendous difference to the overall user experience of an application.In the past …

This 1 Skill Literally Takes a Second to Learn, and It Will Instantly Change Your Life

You'll be more resilient, more humble, and more prepared to take what the entrepreneurial life throws at you.<p>My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can …

Self-improvement

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Everyone wants to be humble. <i>Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker</i>.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around proclaiming to everyone who'll listen that you're a genius.<p>But now that it's just the two of us, we can be honest. If you really are a genius — or at least smarter than average — …

The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your mood

A great web design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about your website and your organization. The type of feelings they produce – positive or negative – are entirely in your hands and should not be …

UI Design

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Researchers discover aluminum foil actually does improve your wireless speed

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found that a 3D printed shape covered in aluminum foil can improve wireless range and increase Wi-Fi security. The project, which appeared on Eurekalert, involves placing a reflector on and around a Wi-Fi router’s antennae to shape the beam, increasing range …

Wi-Fi

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Quickly Create Responsive Email Templates with MailStyler 2

These days, every business needs a responsive email template for their marketing campaigns. The trouble is that email client software on both desktop …

10 Super Useful Code Generators for Web Designers

Code generators can be a web designer’s best friend for a couple of reasons. For one, they can often help you learn new techniques or brush up on …

The ultimate beginner's guide to trading online

Online trading gives you an opportunity be your own boss, set your work hours, work from home (or the beach), and make as much money as you want without the artificial cap placed on salaries.<p>However, beginner traders often have a hard time understanding how the market works – the information …

20 Places to Find the Best Free Fonts for Your Brand

Congratulations.You’ve started a business, brand, or website and it’s time for you to start distributing content.Where do you start?Sure, you’ll need …

You Probably Won't Survive the Same Workouts Brad Pitt Used to Get Shredded for 'Fight Club'

If you're envious of how much easier it appears to be for Hollywood movie stars to transform their bodies, keep in mind they have access to chefs, …

What is SSL and why it’s important for secure web browsing

In this article, I will explain, in layman’s terms, what SSL means, and its importance in today’s everyday computing.<p><b>What is SSL, and how does it work?</b><p>Let’s start with the basics: SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer.<p>SSL is the standard implementation for establishing a secure and encrypted link …

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

10 Inspiring 3D Web Projects Built With CSS & JavaScript

The web has come a long way from dial-up Internet and GeoCities pages. Websites are now fully responsive and accessible from touchscreen devices. But …

50 shades of grey: inside top blogger Kate Watson-Smyth's London home

Think grey is boring? Allow Kate Watson-Smyth, British blogger par excellence and grey evangelist, to change your mind. Her five-bedroomed 1860s terraced house in north London is a symphony of serene grey shades and she has some fascinating theories about why it’s the defining neutral of our times …

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …