Ryan J. Sparrow

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Instant Pot Tex-Mex Beef Stew

From:<p>Level: Easy<p>Total: 1 hr 15 min<br>• Active: 30 min<p>Yield: 4 to 6 servings<p>1 tablespoon chili powder<p>2 teaspoons ground cumin<p>1 teaspoon ground coriander<p>1/2 …

I Posted a Photo Every Day for One Month on Instagram and This Is What Happened

Gaining followers on social media can be an entire business in itself with numerous guidelines to optimize your chances of being noticed. One of …

Editing RAW Images on an iPad

<b>Q.</b> <i>Can I edit RAW image files from my D.S.L.R. on an iPad Pro? If so, is it possible to save the edited images back to the computer later so I don’t have to take a laptop with me on my trip?</i><p><b>A.</b> If your camera uses a RAW format supported by Apple’s iOS system on the iPad and you have a photo-editing …

IPad Pro

A Comprehensive Guide To User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) Having undertaken initial user research and analyzed your research findings, the next phase of the design process is …

How to build a UX portfolio with no work experience

A lot of user experience professionals who are active in our industry today have faced the question “How to build a UX portfolio if I have never worked in UX?” when starting their career.<p>Let’s be honest: it’s a bit unfair.<p>“Portfolio” is a mandatory field in almost every job application form, …

UX Design

How to make your first wireframe

If you’re new to UX design or you’ve been doing it for years, you’ve no doubt heard of wireframes. Here are some wireframing tips and tricks from our …

10 Laws Of UX, Illustrated

A handy guide for remembering Fitts’s Law, Jakob’s Law, and more.<p>Good design tends to follow general principles that give designers overarching guidelines to work within. But for user experience and interface designers, there are also laws that govern the nitty-gritty. For instance, it’s helpful to …

Using Gradients In User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) Color has the potential to make or break product. Today you’ll learn how to use gradients for a website in Adobe XD …

Photoshop Tips | Advanced Hair Masking

Layers and layer masks are vital elements in Photoshop, and they have played an enormous role in Photoshop’s trajectory toward its adoption as the …

Web Design and How to Create Effective Mobile UX Content

The Online and Offline Transition of 2018In 2018 Web design and layout has become even more vital for engaging online audiences.When connecting …

7 Techniques for Better, Faster Layer Management in Sketch

Tiny Techniques<p>If cakes have layers, and designs have layers, does a cake design have double the layers?<p>Tiny Techniques are bitesized design tricks …

MDB UI Kit: A Free Material Design UI Kit for Bootstrap 4

MDB UI Kit is one of the most popular and well implemented Material UI kits for Bootstrap. If you are looking for Bootstrap 4 UI kits that are …

Interaction Design & UI/UX: 10Cool Projects with 10Clouds

We have featured the branding redesign from the kind of from 10Clouds on ABDZ. Let's now take a look at their actual work that involves UI/UX, Web …

The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

Universal Principles Of User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) As designers working in an ever-changing field, it’s important that we develop an understanding of the timeless design …

What Your Instant Pot Buttons Mean

The Instant Pot is user friendly in so much as it is a very safe, self-contained, all-in-one multi-cooker, but its user interface is not exactly …

What to know about the “raw water” trend

A new Silicon Valley craze could make people sick.<p>Untreated, unfiltered “raw water” is apparently the hot new fad around Silicon Valley, or so says a recent New York Times trend piece.<p>People are eschewing tap and bottled water in favor of an icy cold glass of untreated spring water — so-called …

Public Health

Who is Gen Z? How teens are consuming content

Defined loosely as the generation born approximately between 1996-2011, Generation Z is 25% of the world's population and is poised to surpass other …

Social Media

FREE Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Street Photography

HAPTIC presents the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide for Street Photography Series — visualizations of essential photography lessons and tips by ANNETTE …

10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography

<i>Don’t forget to order the new re-print of “The Decisive Moment” by Henri Cartier-Bresson!</i><p>I have been doing quite a bit of research into Henri …

Black and White Photography Theory

<i>Figure to ground, grit and grain, and emotion.</i>CONQUER THE STREETS.Henri Wrist Strap: PHANTOM BLACKConquer the streets with <b>Henri PHANTOM BLACK</b>.Your …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Bad news from Mashable, BuzzFeed, and Vice shows times are rough for ad-supported digital media

Thursday was a rough day for digital media. Within hours, a series of reports, some unofficial and others confirmed, underscored a bitter reality that’s become increasingly harder to avoid: Not even the biggest digital media startups are immune from the seismic shifts in digital advertising …

Media Industry

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'

The inventor of the world wide web remains an optimist but sees a ‘nasty wind’ blowing amid concerns over advertising, net neutrality and fake news<p>Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s optimism about the future of the web is starting to wane in the face of a “nasty storm” of issues including the rollback of net …

Fake News

After 'Choosing Donald Trump,' Is The Evangelical Church In Crisis?

When Donald Trump announced he would be running for president, he didn't seem like the obvious candidate for evangelical voters, given his multiple divorces, use of crass language and one-time admission that he had never asked God for forgiveness.<p>Nonetheless, he did manage to coalesce 81 percent of …

7 fantastic resources for free images

High-quality photos are crucial to successful content marketing and social media strategies.<p>Unfortunately, organizations run lots of bad stock images …

The Mobile Photography Workflow Solution: Fstoppers Reviews the 12.9-Inch Apple iPad Pro

Ever since tablets became more mainstream, I've been aching for a device that could truly be a full-powered, mobile photography solution. After all, …

“Combat Journalism”: How the Internet Changed the Republican Party Forever

In his new book, Republican Like Me, the former C.E.O. of NPR leaves safely Democratic life in search of the new Republican order—including the darkest corners of the far right.<p>Absent a trip or two to Colonial Williamsburg, I’ve spent very little time with historical re-enactors. Nor have I had …

Five types of gun laws the Founding Fathers loved

Were muskets in 1777 better regulated than assault rifles in 2017?<p>Saul Cornell<p>October 22, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.<p>The Second Amendment is one of the most frequently cited provisions in the American Constitution, but also one of the most poorly understood.<p>…