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Designing Imaginative Style Guides

Andy Clarke unpacks his tinsel and untangles the Christmas illuminations to add some brilliance to the subject of style guides.

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Women Who Draw

Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work. YES!

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Over 25,000 Paper Flowers

This stunning installation of over 25,000 colorful paper flowers by Emmanuelle Moureaux made me look.

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Interesting facts about every country in the world

This video, with interesting facts about every country in the world, is *so* great!

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Acts That Amplify

This photo caught my eye. Discovered in a post over on Brain Pickings: Acts That Amplify: Ann Hamilton on Art, the Creative Value of Unproductive Time, and the Power of Not Knowing

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How To Stay Married

After filming weddings for two decades, Doug Block tracks down some of the couples to get their perspective on love and marriage. (via Bas)

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♥ / Designers: Charge What You’re Worth

Big thanks to Charge What You’re Worth for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week! Designers: Do you want to learn how to charge more?

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When Checking My Email

This is how I feel when glancing at my inbox. Oh, email…

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Like

In a time where it’s all about the “digital likes”, we might as well hang one on our walls.

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75+ High Quality Free Fonts: Handwriting, Script & Brush Fonts

Fonts took on a revival in handmade styles this year, from calligraphic, script and handwritten to brush painted and block-printed.

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Build A New Model

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller

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The Secret to Persuading Clients to Hire Your Design Firm

More than anything, establishing trust is the key to getting hired. But how do you persuade clients to trust you?

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What next for CSS Grid Layout?

Rachel Andrew opens the door on next generation CSS to bring us tidings of Grid joy.

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Drake on Cake

Drake on Cake. You’re welcome.

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Japan Sends Its New Space Junk-Fighting Technology To The ISS

What floats 249 miles in the sky, stretches 2,300 feet, and took over 10 years to develop?

An anonymous reader quotes Phys.org:
Japan launched a cargo ship Friday bound for the International Space St

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First Steps in VR

Shane Hudson dusts the snow from his jacket and helps us take our first tentative steps into the gloomy world of virtual reality.

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What's New in Firebase? Updates From the Firebase Dev Summit

Firebase's goal is to help developers build better apps and grow them into successful businesses.

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Make Creating Websites Fun Again With Hugo

Static sites are popular for many reasons.

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Get Started With Android VR and Google Cardboard: Panoramic Images

During the 2014 Google I/O conference, Google introduced the Cardboard VR viewer, an inexpensive device made of cardboard, which uses lenses and a user's phone to provide simple access to virtual r

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How to Extend Visual Composer With Custom Content Elements

In the previous tutorial we looked at 

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Creating a Custom WordPress Messaging System, Part 1

Earlier this year, we worked through a series of tutorials covering the process of

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How to Make a Chrome Extension to Delight (or Troll) Your Friends

Leslie Zacharkow presents the purrfect solution for anyone who’s ever dreamt of creating their own Chrome browser extension.

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What the Heck Is Inclusive Design?

Heydon Pickering questions whether accessibility is really the name of the game, and asks if perhaps inclusivity might be a more broadly acceptable term for

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Give it Away

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it.

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Google Says It Is About To Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Google said today it will power 100 percent of its sprawling data centers and offices with renewable energy starting next year.

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Weather Channel To Breitbart: Stop Citing Us To Spread Climate Skepticism

Breitbart.com published an article last week that erroneously claims global warming is coming to an end, claiming "global land temperatures have plummeted by 1 degree Celsius since the middle of the y

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Apple Launches Single Sign-On Service To Make Logging Into TV Apps Less Time-Consuming

Apple has launched Single Sign-on, a service designed to make logging into TV apps much less annoying.

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New Stegano Exploit Kit Hides Malvertising Code In Banner Pixels

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: For the past two months, a new exploit kit has been serving malicious code hidden in the pixels of banner ads via a malvertising campaign tha

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Former Samsung Engineers Build Smart Umbrella That Tells If It's Going To Rain

A team of former Samsung engineers have developed a smart umbrella, dubbed Opus One, that tells its owner if it's going to rain with the shake of the handle.

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Scientists Develop Robotic Hand For People With Quadriplegia

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as u

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Apple Says Air Exposure Is Causing iPhone 6s Battery Problems

Last month, Apple announced a repair program for a "small number" of iPhone 6s phones that suffer from faulty batteries.

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Apple To Start Publishing AI Research To Hasten Deep Learning

In what is a major deviation in its strategy, Apple will allow its artificial intelligence teams to publish research papers for the first time.

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T-Mobile CFO: Less Regulation, Repeal of Net Neutrality By Trump Would Be 'Positive For My Industry'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TmoNews: T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter spoke at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York City, and he touched a bit on President-elect Dona

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Some Children's Headphones Raise Concerns of Hearing Loss, Report Says

Some headphones marketed for children may not restrict enough noise for young ears.

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Vinyl Records Outsold Digital Downloads In the UK Last Week

Sales of vinyl outstripped those of downloaded music for the first time since the advent of digital downloads last week in the UK.

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Samsung's Upcoming Galaxy S8 Flagship Smartphone Won't Have a Headphone Jack: Report

Samsung is planning to ditch headphone jack in its next flagship smartphone, called the Samsung Galaxy S8, reports SamMobile, a Samsung-focused blog that has a pretty good track record with these thin

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YouTube Pays Music Industry $1 Billion From Ads

YouTube, the music industry's enemy No. 1 earlier this year, said Tuesday it has paid more than $1 billion in advertising revenue to artists, labels and publishers in the last 12 months.

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Supreme Court Rules For Samsung in Smartphone Fight With Apple

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its high-profile patent dispute with Apple over design of the iPhone.

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Supreme Court Considers When US Patent Violations Are 'Induced' Abroad

The US Supreme Court today will take up a case that will determine how much help an overseas manufacturer can get from the U.S. without running afoul of US patent laws.

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Game of Phones

Turn your trusty cellular companion into the subject of a scavenger hunt between you and your friends: Game of Phones.

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NPR’s Book Concierge

The NPR Book Concierge let’s you filter and search over 300 titles that the NPR staff and critics loved this year.

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Public Speaking with a Buddy

Lara Hogan stands up and goes it alone to expound on the benefits of presenting on stage with a buddy.

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Motivating management and colleagues to embrace change

To create better user experiences or encourage digital adoption, we need to bring change. But getting colleagues to change is hard. Here are four things you need to be doing right now.

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Thoughtfulness

“If there were one word that could act as a standard of conduct for one’s entire life, perhaps it would be thoughtfulness.” – Confucius

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Crazy Horn

We all should blow our crazy horn at bit more often. Print by Marc Johns.

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Amazon Go

Amazon has created a small grocery store in Seattle that allows customers to grab items off shelves and walk out without having to wait in a checkout line. They’re charged automatically.

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Creating a Weekly Research Cadence

Wren Lanier sets aside time to explore the benefits of a regular schedule for user research.

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Should We Really Embrace Failure?

When you work in digital you hear all the time that we should embrace our failure. But is that true and how do we convince our boss of that?

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Internet of Stranger Things

Seb Lee-Delisle lights up our 2016 advent series with an illuminating guide to making your own Stranger Things style fairy lights to pick up messages from the upside-dow

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9 Simple CSS Image Filters

CSS image filters are a quick way to tweak images in the browser without resorting to Photoshop.

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British Film Institute To Digitize 100,000 Old TV Shows Before They Disappear

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Thousands of British TV programs are to be digitized before they are lost forever, the British Film Institute says.

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Amanda Levete's firm proposes multi-storey football pitches for central London

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Quiz: Choose the Right Front-End JavaScript Framework for Your Project

Need help deciding which JavaScript framework you should use for your next exciting project? Find out which front-end framework you should learn in our quiz!

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Google Cloud Storage: Managing Files and Objects

In the first part of this two-part tutorial series, we had an overvi

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How to Run Unix Commands in Your Python Program

Unix is an operating system which was developed in around 1969 at AT&T Bell Labs by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie.