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Avoiding confusing client communication

Effective communication with our clients is one of the most important parts of our job. Yet most of us put little consideration into the tools we use.

in swissmiss

Analog Memory Desk

YES! This analog memory desk made me smile. I want one.

in praegnanz.de

Meine praktische Streamingwelt

Ich glaube um das Jahr 2007, als das iPhone vorgestellt wurde und der iPod noch sehr populär war, dämmerte es vielen, dass man in Zukunft möglicherweise nicht mehr alle Daten für das persönli

in magCulture

At work with: James Cartwright, Printed Pages

You may have noticed the images of sprawling sunbathers on colourful towels that have been circulating on Instagram and Twitter recently: the bright, tongue-and-cheek cover images for the new issue of

in swissmiss

Friday Link Pack

Illustration by Måns Swanberg – Quip aims to change the electric toothbrush game. – ‘Distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind‘ – I want to stay here.

in swissmiss

Design

Design used to be the seasoning you'd sprinkle on for taste; now it's the flour you need at the start of the recipe. — John Maeda (@johnmaeda) April 14, 2015

in NETTUTS

Design Patterns: The Observer Pattern

Now here I come with one more behavioral design pattern in this series, which is the Observer Pattern.

in NETTUTS

Moving WordPress: Using Plugins to Move Your Site

If you've never moved a WordPress site before, you'll find that it isn't as straightforward as moving a static website.

in swissmiss

The Generosity Experiment

Sasha Dichter’s Generosity Experiment made me think. It’s all about leading with generosity.

in Slashdot

The Crazy-Tiny Next Generation of Computers

An anonymous reader writes University of Michigan professors are about to release the design files for a one-cubic-millimeter computer, or mote.

in Slashdot

How Brain Pacemakers Treat Parkinson's Disease

the_newsbeagle writes Pharmaceutical research for neuropsychiatric disorders hasn't produced many breakthroughs lately, which may explain why there's so much excitement around "electroceutical" resear

in Slashdot

Chinese Ninebot Buys US Rival Segway

An anonymous reader writes Xiaomi-backed startup Ninebot, a Chinese maker of electric-powered personal transportation products, has acquired U.S.

in Slashdot

Magician Turned Professor Talks About the Math Behind Shuffling Cards

An anonymous reader writes with this story about magician and professor of mathematics and statistics at Stanford University Persi Diaconis.

in Slashdot

MIT Celebrates 10 Years of SCIgen Bogus CompSci Paper Generator With New Tool

alphadogg writes Three MIT grads this week are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their clever SCIgen program, which randomly generates computer science papers realistic enough to get accepted by ske

in Slashdot

NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly

An anonymous reader writes: The Nouveau driver developers working on open-source support for the GeForce 900 Maxwell graphics cards have found this new generation to be "very open-source unfriendly" a

in Slashdot

GAO Warns FAA of Hacking Threat To Airliners

chicksdaddy writes: A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warns that the U.S.

in Slashdot

Researchers Design a Self-Powered Digital Camera

Jason Koebler writes: Researchers at Columbia University have designed a fully electric digital camera that powers itself using ambient light. Put in a well-lit room, it would work indefinitely.

in Slashdot

Samsung SSD On a Tiny M.2 Stick Is Capable of Read Speeds Over 2GB/sec

MojoKid writes: Samsung has just announced its new SM951-NVMe SSD, the industry's first NVMe SSD to employ an M.2 form-factor.

in Slashdot

Jack Thompson Will Be Featured In BBC Film 'Grand Theft Auto'

New submitter requerdanos writes: Former attorney and professional troll Jack Thompson is set to become a major motion picture figure, played by Bill Paxton, in the upcoming film Grand Theft Auto.

in Slashdot

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found In Windows HTTP Stack

jones_supa writes: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows HTTP stack that is caused when HTTP.SYS parses specially-crafted HTTP requests.

in Slashdot

Longer Video Shows How Incredibly Close Falcon Stage Came To Successful Landing

Bruce Perens writes In the video here, the Falcon 9 first stage is shown landing with a tilt, and then a thruster keeps the rocket vertical on the barge for a few seconds before it quits, followed by

in Slashdot

India's Net Neutrality Campaign Picks Up Steam, Sites Withdraw From Internet.org

First time accepted submitter arvin (916235) writes The Huffington Post reports on prominent Indian websites withdrawing from Facebook's internet.org initiative.

in Slashdot

Gyro-Copter Lands On West Lawn of US Capitol, Pilot Arrested

An anonymous reader writes that Doug Hughes, 61, a mailman from Ruskin, Florida was arrested for landing a gyro-copter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

in Slashdot

Why "Designed For Security" Is a Dubious Designation

itwbennett writes The list of products designed to be security enhanced that turned out to be anything but seems to get longer by the day.

in Six Revisions

Ultimate Guide to Link Types for Hyperlinks

Link types help describe the relationship between two or more web pages. There are 12 link types for hyperlinks.

in magCulture

Overmatter: 14.04.15

New York interviews Jop van Bennekom of Fantastic Man,‘We decided to have more fun and loosen up the magazine.’ i-D name-checks some zines you need to know.

in magCulture

Out now: Kwintessens, volume 24 #1

Design magazines tend to be designed in one of two ways, following either the minimalist’s golden rule of ‘less is more’ or ruling by the eye-grabbing dictum of ‘less is bore’.

in NETTUTS

Introduction to the New Lollipop Activity Transitions

What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction

One of the
most interesting aspects of the Material
Design specifications is the visual
continuity between activities.

in NETTUTS

Building Your Startup With PHP: User Settings, Profile Images and Contact Details

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

This tutorial is part of the

in NETTUTS

Mastering WP_Query: An Introduction

By default, WordPress will run a query on each page that your site displays, the nature of which will be determined by the type of page being viewed.

in Dezeen

Modern Art gallery takes over three London warehouses opposite a Hawksmoor church


in swissmiss

Big Juicy Creative Life

“What if you wake up some day, and you’re 65… and you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life?” – A

in You the Designer

Selfie Fables — Disney Alternative Art Illustrations by Simona Bonafini

What if Disney stories had Instagram?

in Slashdot

Google Lollipop Bricking Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Devices

First time accepted submitter Zape (303550) writes The Lollipop update has turned sour for me and several other Nexus 7, Gen 2 (and Nexus 5) owners.

in Smashing Magazine

Thinking Like An App Designer

in magCulture

PIM: The smallest magazine of its kind

At 11 x 7 cm, PIM (Public Illumination Magazine) is the smallest magazine of its kind, an artist periodical that has been distributed in the dusty nooks of downtown New York’s independent bookshops

in Wired

You Want the Apple Watch to Succeed

You Want the Apple Watch to Succeed

The critical response to the Apple Watch so far

in swissmiss

NYTimes Cooking Techniques

I just got lost in a sea of short and refreshingly basic Cooking Technique Videos over on the New York Times. Here’s how you shuck an oyster.

in swissmiss

Favorite Things

I am so getting my kids one of these classical memento boxes. Really lovely.

in swissmiss

This Banner:

Eat More Tacos. YES!

in John Resig

Annotated Version of the Original jQuery Release

Recently I was prompted by Daniel Lamb to try and find old versions of jQuery for his jQuery Archive project.

in NETTUTS

Understanding Variable Scope in Sass

In this article, we’ll take a deeper look at variables and variable scope in Sass.

in NETTUTS

How to Use Gravity Forms as an eCommerce Solution

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

Did you know you can use Gravity

in Boagworld

Risk, reward, fear and nurturing a startup culture

Many large organisations are so terrified of risk that it hampers their ability to operate in a digital world.

in Slashdot

How Comcast Bankrolls Organizations That Support TWC Merger

An anonymous reader writes: When Comcast announced it was pursuing a takeover of Time Warner Cable, many activists and internet users immediately submitted objections to the deal.

in Six Revisions

More Optimization Techniques for Improving Website Speed

This guide on improving web performance talks about optimizing the HTML structure to load resources optimally, as well as server configurations.