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in 24 ways

Git for Grown-ups

Emma Jane Westby recommits us to version control by pushing a more mature approach to Git that merges relevant application with practical tips.

in You the Designer

You! Be Informed! #0053 – Transform Awards 2014 Call for Entries

Transform Awards, the only dedicated celebration of rebranding, repositioning and brand transformation in Europe is …

in Smashing Magazine

Efficiently Simplifying Navigation, Part 1: Information Architecture

in 24 ways

Coding Towards Accessibility

Charlie Perrins reminds us of a fundamental requirement of our work: accessibility; and that there’s more to accessible interfaces than screen rea

in You the Designer

7 Questions Successful Web Designers Don’t Forget to Ask to Their Clients

Before website designers begin designing a website, they need to get into the minds of …

in Slashdot

New MIT Camera Takes 3D Photos in the Dark

smf28 writes "In a recent research paper published in Science, a team of researchers at MIT describe a new imaging technique that produces three-dimensional photos with only a single photon per pixel,

in 24 ways

Make Your Browser Dance

Ruth John ushers the Christmas party disco online using the Web Audio API to festoon your browser with some twinkling scripted lights that pulse along with you

in Six Revisions

50% Discount Sale on All Products at TemplateMonster (+ Giveaway)

Between November 27 to December 3, 2013, everything on templatemonster.com is for sale with a 50% discount.

in Ace Jet 170

West South Central

Just before I went all quiet Elizabeth, in Texas, very kindly sent me a package packed full of road maps from her part of the world. And then I went quiet. It was months ago.

in Dezeen

Genetically engineered crops could grow lace amongst their roots


in Slashdot

Black Silicon Slices and Dices Bacteria

Zothecula writes "Originally discovered by accident in the 1980s, black silicon is silicon with a surface that has been modified to feature nanoscale spike structures which give the material very low

in Slashdot

Google Wants To Write Your Social Media Responses For You

taikedz writes "A new patent has been filed by Google that tries to analyze your past communications to then construct responses to the overwhelming amount of posts you receive.

in You the Designer

Featured Artist: Photorealistic Pen Drawings by CJ Hendry

Art meets luxury.

in Boagworld

Educational Decisions

This week on the Boagworld web design podcast, should clients be the ultimate decision maker about design and is web design education failing?

in swissmiss

F Bunk Bed

The F Bunk Bed by Rafa Kids is the most stylish kids bunk bed I have seen to date. Lets consider it wishlisted for Tilo’s room.

in Boagworld

The Best Geek Gifts – Christmas 2013

Every year in the build up to Christmas I share my top ten gift ideas for the geek in your life. This year is no exception.

in magCulture

Overmatter 27.11.13

CBS creative director Jeremy le Croix offers his Favo(u)rite Magazine for SPD. Magazine-in-a-frisbee Freestyle has a new website.

in Ace Jet 170

Winning Post

I don't know if anyone remembers but a while back Michael Russem from the Kat Ran Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, sent me the rather marvellous Eric Gill, Notes on Postage Stamps that revealed (wel

in Dezeen

Bowstring Truss House turns a warehouse with a spectacular roof into a home


in Design Observer: Main Posts

Peter Bo Rappmund: 800 Miles: Photographing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

On Places, a portfolio of photographs by Peter Bo Rappmund, who has documented nearly every mile of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

in Slashdot

CMU AI Learning Common Sense By Watching the Internet

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from the Washington Post "Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions o

in Ace Jet 170

Peake District

The latest book of Nigel Peake's labourious drawings is a story book.

in Dezeen

This week on Dezeen

Cheeses made with human bacteria recreate the smell of armpits or feet

in Design Observer: Main Posts

OBlog: New Items in the Design Observer Store

New products listed in the Design Observer store.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Paul Polak: End Poverty or Bust

Five years ago, Steve Bachar and Paul Polak decided to create a venture capital fund that would only invest in socially responsible companies. There was only one problem.

in swissmiss

Superfront Handles

The Trunk by Superfront is a beautiful 2,5 mm thick leather handle for drawers etc. Also a big fan of the Loop.

in John Resig

Use Project-based Interviews Instead of “GitHub”

First, some background: I highly recommend that you read the following two blog posts: by Ashe Dryden: The Ethics of Unpaid Labor and the OSS Community and by James Coglan: Why Github is not your CV.

in Boagworld

How and why to create a pattern library

Ensuring a website is consistent and easy to maintain are two of the biggest headaches faced by larger organisations. Fortunately pattern libraries can help.

in Slashdot

3D-Printed Dinosaur Bones "Like Gutenberg's Printing Press" For Paleontologists

Philip Ross writes "Uses for 3D printers are more widespread than ever, but researchers in Germany are expanding 3D-printing territory even further.

in Slashdot

New Smart Glasses Allow Nurses To See Veins Through Skin

Lucas123 writes "Epson and Evena Medical today unveiled a new smart-glass technology that allows nurses to see 'through' a patient's skin to the vasculature beneath in order to make intravenous placem

in Boagworld

Just how significant is the web to business?

In the next season of the podcast we explore the impact of the web on business, but is it really as significant as web p

in magCulture

Coming soon: Put a Egg On It #8

Love this new tasty zine cover – check the dog’s eye (click image for larger version). PutAEggOnIt.com  

in magCulture

Overmatter 19.11.13

The power of editorial design: ‘Magazine covers help people understand the world better.’ The power of editorial photography: see last weeks edition of French newspaper Libération, published with

in Dezeen

Cliff House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is perched over a sheer rock face


in Design Observer: Main Posts

Debbie Millman: Dawn Hancock

On this episode of Design Matters with Debbie Millman, Debbie talks to Firebelly Design founder Dawn Hancock about what it means to be a socially conscious designer and how she thrives off giving back

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Jim Williamson: Dallas Is a Story I Tell

On Places, Jim Williamson remembers growing up in Dallas, and explores the oddity of memory, the blurring of shared national tragedy with the personal and ordinary.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Alexandra Lange: Tale of Two Signs: Twilight Epiphany + newly renovated Blaffer Art Museum demonstrate how art can animate a cam

A review of the renovated Blaffer Art Museum and James Turrell's latest skyspace, "Twilight Epiphany."