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Drink Like an Engineer

Engineer Shaan Hurley created AutoCAD drawings of more than 70 different cocktail recipes. This is so wonderfully nerdy. Great find, FastCo.

in 24 ways

Cohesive UX

Cameron Moll brings the tenth 24 ways to a close with a look at the increasing need for common experiences across devices.

in Slashdot

Comcast-TWC Merger Review On Hold

An anonymous reader writes: When the U.S. Federal Communications Commission began reviewing the merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, it imposed a 180-day deadline on the review process.

in You the Designer

Advanced Photoshop Tutorial: Energy Sphere

Hi, creatives!

in 24 ways

Taglines and Truisms

Andrew Clarke poses the question, that if we’re all telling prospective clients that we’re crafting and designing delightful, beautiful and

in Dezeen

Sou Fujimoto to create House of Hungarian Music at new Budapest museum park


in Design Observer: Main Posts

Debbie Millman: Liz Danzico

On this episode of Design Matters, Debbie Millman talks to Liz Danzico about writing and designing, life in NYC, and why it’s so important to keep learning (and re-learning).

in NETTUTS

Create a YouTube Client on Android

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

There are a lot of popular third party YouTube client

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Véronique Vienne: Wild Card

The new Picasso Museum logo

in NETTUTS

Fifty Actions of WordPress – Series Finale

Welcome to the series finale of "Fifty Actions of WordPress!" Over the last few weeks, we've been looking at WordPress actions - what they are, how to use them, and 50 of those that exist alon

in NETTUTS

Introduction to Creating Your First WordPress Widget

For non-coders creating a WordPress site, widgets are great. They let you add menus, lists, feeds, text and much much more to widget areas which don't need to be limited to the sidebar.

in Six Revisions

Top 10 Free Online RSS Readers

A review of the 10 best free online RSS readers I've come across so far.

in NETTUTS

Data Visualization App Using GAE Python, D3.js and Google BigQuery: Part 2

In the first part of this series, we created a Python application and deployed it to Google App Engine (GAE).

in 24 ways

Naming Things

Paul Lloyd perches his partridge in the CSS pear tree to discuss naming methodologies, ontologies and semantics. What’s in a name?

in You the Designer

Eccentric Habits of the Tech Elite

We all have our own quirks. Some find solace in 90s music. Some enjoy touching …

in Slashdot

Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died

Onnimikki writes James Stewart, author of the calculus textbooks many of us either loved or loved to hate, has died.

in 24 ways

Why You Should Design for Open Source

Jina Bolton lets the Christmas spirit of generosity and goodwill flow freely into open source projects in need of good design.

in NETTUTS

iOS 8: What's New in SpriteKit, Part 1


This tutorial gives an overview of the new features of the SpriteKit framework that were introduced in iOS 8.

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Create a Multi-Store Setup Using OpenCart

Most of the popular eCommerce frameworks available in the market provide the ability to offer multiple stores from within a single installation, and OpenCart is no different.

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Integrate Bitcoin Payment Gateway Into OpenCart: Part 1

In this series, we are going to look at building a Bitcoin payment system into our installation of OpenCart.

in 24 ways

Content Production Planning

Sophie Dennis understands the necessity of planning carefully how and when website content will be produced – and who’s responsible.

in NETTUTS

The Top 50 Code Posts of 2014

At the end of each year, it's always fun to look back and see what some of the most popular posts are that were published on our site throughout the last year.

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Hunger Crunch

Hunger Crunch is a FREE online game that fights world hunger. All proceeds go to help feed orphaned children around the world. Play the game online or download it from the App Store!

in You the Designer

Lumino City’s Beautifully Handcrafted Paper Adventure Game

While most premiere game studios around the world are spending millions of dollars to develop a kick-ass …

in NETTUTS

Get a Fast Start with the Mailgun Plugin for WordPress

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

When you self-host WordPress, getting a cont

in NETTUTS

Drill Down Into Stackify's Smart Error and Log Management

What Is Stackify?

Stackify provides cloud-based server Application Performance and Monitoring and troubleshooting tools called Smart Error and Log Management (SmartELM).

in Boagworld

Seven myths about digital transformation

Many organisations recognise the importance of digital and the need to change. Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion about what digital transformation is and how to carry it out.

in 24 ways

An Overview of SVG Sprite Creation Techniques

Sara Soueidan shows us three ways to create icon sprites using SVG: with HTML, CSS and, perhaps most powerfully, fragment identifiers.

in Slashdot

Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

An anonymous reader writes: We keep hearing about the revolutionary properties of graphene, an atom-thick sheet of carbon whose physical characteristics hold a great deal of promise — if we can

in magCulture

Out now: Victory Journal #8

The eighth issue of Victory Journal, the large-format New York sports mag, uses footballs’ Mario Balotelli to introduce the Heroes and Villains theme.

in 24 ways

SEO in 2015 (and Why You Should Care)

Dave Collins reacquaints us with the benefits of SEO, cutting through the snake oil with the clove-scented satsuma zest of genuine techniques to help

in Six Revisions

Why the :visited Pseudo-class is Strange

Modern browsers have severely restrained the CSS properties that developers can use in a style rule that uses the :visited link pseudo-class.

in magCulture

At Work With: Luke Tonge, The Recorder

Typeface company Monotype first launched its journal The Recorder in 1902, and it continued to publish type and related technology news until ceasing publication the 1970s.

in NETTUTS

Customize the Behavior of the WooCommerce Sale-Flash

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

For those who are familiar with WooCommerce, you m

in You the Designer

Behance 2014 Review

Behance is the leading portfolio platform where designers can both showcase and discover creative work.

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Friday Link Pack

– Space nerds, you will love this website – Wiki Sky. (via) – Wireless Showerhead Speaker. Seriously.

in 24 ways

Is Agile Harder for Agencies?

Charlie Perrins wonders why agencies sometimes struggle to adopt agile web development processes, particularly in relation to business structures an

in 24 ways

Putting Design on the Map

Shane Hudson weighs up online map design and finds it (or, rather, us) wanting.

in Boagworld

Be proud of your digital project managers

It's time to stop treating our digital project managers as second class citizens. They are an asset, not a line item nobody wants to pay for.

in You the Designer

Spotted: Marsala, Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Every year since 1990, the Pantone Color Institute has nominated a Color of the Year — forecasting which …

in Slashdot

Why Open Source Matters For Sensitive Email

Jason Baker writes Can you really trust your email provider? And even if you self-host your email server, can you really trust its security if you can't see the code?

in magCulture

Out now: Das Magazin winter 2015

Dutch literary magazine Das Magazine always has smart covers; this latest one made my laugh (Click image for larger version). Design by Vruchtvlees. dasmag.nl

in magCulture

Overmatter 10.12.14

Don’t write off paper, ‘Mankind’s original browser.’ Andy Cowles highlights The New Yorker’s attention to detail.

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Making Sites More Responsive, Responsibly

Sally Jenkinson asserts that responsive design isn’t just about displaying content on multiple devices – we can also respond to users’ c