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Steve Jobs: iPod, iTunes competitors were 'collateral damage'

In a taped deposition shown in antitrust court Friday, Apple's late CEO argued that record label contracts and security holes were the company's primary concern.<p>OAKLAND, Calif. -- In a courtroom here Friday, the face of the late Steve Jobs appeared on a video monitor as Apple's then-CEO was asked …

Boston College

Google admits that advertisers wasted their money on more than half of internet ads

Online advertising is a fickle thing. It accounts for 20% of the ad industry’s total spending, and over 90% of revenue for the internet giants Google and Facebook. That said, no one seems to have any idea whether it actually works.<p>That uncertainty reached a new high this week, as Google announced …

Digital Advertising

Style Guide: Going Sockless

Style Guides

15 Podcasts Every Guy Should Know

Maybe you have a long commute or are just tired of hearing the same Imagine Dragons song every time you turn on the radio, whatever the case, …

24 Of Design’s Most Important Principles, Animated

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.<p>Animated by Toronto-based art director and motion designer …

Animation

Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design

The book suggestion of this week is titled Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design by John Clifford. Based on the reviews it is a …

Graphic Design

Passible: A Sweet Password Manager for iOS

A quick peruse through the App Store reveals no shortage of password management apps, indicative perhaps of people’s desire to not, well, lose their passwords.<p>Passible is the latest service to throw its hat into the ring courtesy of ClearSkyApps – an Israeli development firm with perhaps more of a …

Six Californias, An Initiative to Divide California Into Six New States

Six Californias is an initiative spearheaded by venture capitalist Tim Draper to divide California into six new states. According to the Six …

California

The Creative Class with Stefan Sagmeister

WeTransfer’s unexpectedly good “The Creative Class” series unveils its final episode, concluding<p>WeTransfer’s unexpectedly good “The Creative Class” series unveils its final episode, concluding with a brief look into the life of Stefan Sagmeister. While the name itself might not be recognizable, …

Why Do We Love Michael Bay’s Cinematic “Bayhem”?

The good news is Michael Bay’s success proves we’re all visually sophisticated. But we’re also visually illiterate.<p><i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i>, Michael Bay’s latest vertiginous slow-mo cacophony, has reached a new critical nadir even for the franchise. With a mere 17% Fresh Rating on Rotten …

Rotten Tomatoes

Sites of the Week: Fuffr, Conjure, PopUp Design and more

This week we're featuring nice projects and services that you need to spend some time to read about. In special I'm talking about Made w/ code, from …

Web Design

Elysio Font Family from Type Dynamic

Elysio, a condensed and humanist sans serif font family.<p>The <b>Elysio font family</b> was recently published by foundry Type Dynamic in May of 2014. It’s a …

‘The Internet Arguer’, A Video Showcasing the Terrible Things Said by People That Always Argue on the Internet

<i>“Yes, you raise a lot of good examples. What about this single exception?”</i><p>Slacktory editor Nick Douglas has released a video showcasing the terrible …

Internet

Nvidia Grid VCA – Motion Graphics by Bureau Hardy Seiler

The Nvidia Grid VCA – Explanation Video.<p>Bureau Hardy Seiler from Hannover, Germany teamed up with studio Nord Nord to create an explanation video …

Computer Hardware

OK Go’s New Music Video for ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ Loaded with Four Minutes of Live Optical Illusions | Colossal

<p>After a two year hiatus from creating their visually brilliant music videos, alternative rock band OK Go are finally back with their latest …

Boldial WP – Flat WordPress Theme with 3D Portfolio

Boldial WP, a flat theme with integrated 3D portfolio.<p><b>Boldial WP</b> was developed and designed by the experienced team of IshYoBoy, a web design studio …

Visit AIGA's 'Century: 100 Years of Type Design' Exhibit Before It Closes Its Doors on July 31

<i>Editor's Note: Although this exhibition was originally scheduled to run through June 18, it has been exhtended to July 31—don't miss it!.</i><p>I wasn't a …

Typography

Sites of the Week: Muse, Kickdrop, Friiio and more

This week I selected a lot of services and nice portfolios! Take a special look in three of them: PRPL's portfolio, Kickdrop and Framer.js. Check out …

Web Design

Video of OS X Yosemite Redesign

18<p>SHARES<p>Apple recently announced their all new desktop OS recently, OS X Yosemite. If you didn't know already, the new version has a brand new look …

Travel Website and App Design Concept by Kristian Hay

Wayfarer, a travel & discovery website and app concept.<p>Wayfarer is a hypothetical website and app concept, which provides an all-in-one travel …

“Shape” is a short film to get people thinking about how the world is made around them and where design fits in

“Shape” is a short film to get people thinking about how the world is made around them and where design fits in.

Designers design for the 1% – it's time to start designing for the 99%

The future of design lies in products that give sense and meaning to people, writes Nille Juul-Sørensen<p>"Why would the CEO of the Danish Design Centre (literally) kick a design icon on stage during his TedX talk?" Many people have asked me this question over the last few months. Don't I like icons? …

Product Design

Hearthstone tips: A beginner's guide to losing less

<i>Hearthstone</i> is a difficult game to get better at.<p>It's not that the game has a steep learning curve — it's that it has like, 75 discrete learning curves, each with their own unique gradient of steepness. What's tricky isn't figuring out what cards have the best synergies, or how to counter the …

3D Video Game Art That Looks Good Even Without Glasses

Look, we know you're looking at a screen without the benefit of red and blue lenses right now. But don't let that stop you from admiring that Chun Li …

Comics

Goodbye Ugly Forums! Moot Is A Flexible And Modern Platform For Online Discussion (And It’s Free)

Moot, a startup offering a new take on commenting and forums, is launching today after three and a half years of development with the goal of bringing these key pieces of Internet discussion into the modern era. Unlike many of the options for online discussion that exist today, Moot is designed to …

Runnable Aims To Be The YouTube Of Code, Only With Fewer Cat Videos!

Before YouTube, watching video on line was a hit-and-miss proposition. There were Flash video players, but many videos need to be downloaded before you could play them. And you might or might not have the player for the specific format of the video installed on your computer. So although there was …

Google Analytics gets Speed Suggestions to Boost Site Performance

As part of its quest to speed up the Web, Google today added a new Speed Suggestions report to Google Analytics. In short, the report offers suggestions how to speed up your site’s slowest pages.<p>The Speed Suggestions report shows the average page load time for top visited pages on your website and …

A letter from a flat designer.

Things you should know about flat design.<p>Dear Designers & Non-Designers,<p>This post is for both of you. For designers, this will serve as a good …

Identify Code Error In Sublime Text With Sublime Linter

Writing codes for hours only to find that it returns errors is one of the most distressing thing about a developer’s life. This is made worse when we …

Simple and Easy Cross-browser CSS3 Animations

Animate.css is a collection of css3 cross-browser animations made by Dan Eden.<p>How to use<p>To use animate.css in your website, simply drop the …