Inspirational Examples of UI Style Guides
In much the same way as we found wireframe sketching brand identities incredibly inspirational, web UI style guides have the same effect.
styleguide  ui  design 
8 hours ago
UI Screen Shooter
UI Screen Shooter will take screen shots for your iOS app for the App Store automatically using UI Automation. This will produce the images needed in each localization, for each device, and in each screen of the app you need. This saves quite a bit of time since we need to generate screens for the 3.5", 4", 4.5", and 5.5" displays, and both iPhone and iPad if your app is universal--not to mention that you have to do this for every localization you support in the store.
screenshot  ios  development  tools 
18 hours ago
16 Things | Andreessen Horowitz
We don’t invest in themes; we invest in special founders with breakthrough ideas. Which means we don’t make investments based on a pre-existing thesis about a category. That said, here are a few of the things we’ve been observing or thinking about; we’re especially grateful to our founders/companies, and the entrepreneurs we meet with everyday, for their insights here.
entrepreneurship  trends 
18 hours ago
Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb - NYTimes.com
AS much as we love our digital devices, many of us have an uneasy sense that they are destroying our attention spans. We skitter from app to app, seldom…
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yesterday
Alternote — note-taking app for Mac. Alternative Evernote client for Mac
Alternote is a note-taking app for Mac OS X. Alternote is an alternative Evernote client for Mac. Alternote has wonderful interface and is extremely fast.
evernote  software  mac  tools 
yesterday
Amazon.com: 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime: Books
Online shopping for 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime from a great selection at Books Store.
reading  books 
yesterday
Of Mice And Men | 99% Invisible
“Not satisfied merely pointing and clicking, Engelbart imagined that his mouse would be used in combination with a keyset to execute all kinds of commands that today are difficult to imagine doing without a keyboard.

Take word processing, for instance. The five-button keyset could produce all 26 letters by memorizing combinations of these keys used together. Learning to type would take a lot of practice, but Engelbart believed that with lots of repetition, the muscle memory would take over.”
DougEngelbart  interface  ui  history 
7 days ago
Укротители протеста: как «Антимайдан» будет бороться с оппозицией :: Политика :: РосБизнесКонсалтинг
Уже сейчас в движение вступили около тысячи человек, рассказал РБК сенатор и зампредседателя «Боевого братства» Дмитрий Саблин. По его словам, в «Антимайдане» рассчитывают довести численность минимум до 10 тыс. человек, поскольку «заявки организаторам приходят в больших количествах». Руководить движением будет штаб во главе с сопредседателями, а также исполком.
Russia  2015 
9 days ago
The Truth About Your Smile | The Hairpin
I had braces for seven years of my life—a clumsy mix of palate expanders, headgear, and invasive lip-bumpers that bulked my skinny face at a time when I was already awkward enough without them. I was one of those middle-schoolers whose parents forced orthodontics on them when they were too young to realize what a great investment it was in their future. Instead, I adopted a coping mechanism of smiling with my mouth closed, a practice subsumed by a general feeling that I would forever be ashamed of my smile. What I didn’t realize then was that my teeth were…
health 
9 days ago
Гид The Village. Как начать разбираться в классической музыке
Любое классическое произведение, вероятно, потребует от вас большего внимания, нежели обычная современная песня. Не переживайте, если с первого раза оно покажется вам сложным и непонятным. После пяти-семи прослушиваний вы начнёте чувствовать его внутреннюю логику, узнавать определённые моменты и выхватывать темы, сменяющие одна другую. Продолжайте слушать — дома, по дороге на работу и в лифте — и постепенно произведение, которое на первый взгляд казалось вам «неподъёмным», станет вам близким и понятным. Для тех, кто хотел начать слушать классику, но не знал с чего начать, The Village выбрал несколько эффективных методик.
music  education  from instapaper
11 days ago
Construct the web out of stackable containers.
A web page is a stack of autonomous containers.

Content on the web page is enclosed in these containers. Every container has a full-layout width. It can be further structured internally, but is self-sufficient. That is, a container’s content and interactions aren’t affected by previous or following containers.
Containers of one stack may be loaded from origins anywhere on the web.

Every container has a public URL = origin. A page is defined merely by a list of those origins. From there, containers are loaded into the page. The container's author maintains the original. The authors of the stack and of the container may be different.
ia  webdesign 
14 days ago
No Action Figures Please - Boing Boing
A dramatic reading of a memo sent from Scott Dadich to all WIRED employees in San Francisco
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14 days ago
Sleep as a Competitive Advantage - NYTimes.com
Too many of us live by the myth that one less hour of sleep gives us one more hour of productivity, Tony Schwartz writes in the Life@Work column. In reality, lost sleep not only leaves us more fatigued, but also takes a toll on our cognitive capacity.
sleep  cogpsy 
14 days ago
5 Comics You Should Be Reading Right Now | WIRED
* Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
* The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Marvel)
* Rumble (Image Comics)
* Back — http://backcomic.com/1
* Bitch Planet (Image Comics)
comics 
14 days ago
Explain the events of Star Wars Episodes 4-6 like you are a heavily biased Imperial history textbook — bhamv comments
“To resolve these niggling issues, the Emperor adopted a two-pronged strategy. Firstly, he dissolved the Imperial Senate, which meant that the inefficiency of bureaucracy could be replaced by a more streamlined decisioning process, thus greatly accelerating the pace of governance and legislation. Secondly, the Emperor ordered the construction of a space station known as the Peace Moon.”
propaganda  history 
14 days ago
Студентам ВШЭ прочитали лекции о заряженной воде и лечении холодной плазмой
Высшая школа экономики пригласила лжеученых прочитать лекции студентам Московского института электроники и математики. Как рассказал на своей странице «ВКонтакте» студент МИЭМа Виталий Буланенков, руководство позвало выступить создателя теории «волнового генома» Сергея Гаряева и Валерия Слесарева, который является первооткрывателем «явления аквакоммуникации». Лекцию Гаряева отменили по требованию студентов; выступление Слесарева состоялось 13 января, рассказал Буланенков «Медузе».
2015 
14 days ago
To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This - NYTimes.com
More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. Last summer, I applied his technique in…
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18 days ago
«Правило 90 секунд» :: Частный Корреспондент
Авиакомпания British Airways открыла обновленные короткие курсы по выживанию в катастрофах, которые могут пригодиться тем, кому приходится часто летать. За полдня и 135 фунтов стерлингов (около 220 долларов) пассажиров обучают особым техникам и навыкам, о которых не рассказывают перед полетом.
emergency 
5 weeks ago
Не только Яндексу. Микроразметка на крупнейших сайтах рунета: зачем ею пользуются и почему она пригодится и вам / Блог компании Яндекс / Хаб
Мы уже рассказали вам о мире семантической разметки — о том, какие бывают словари, почему столько стандартов синтаксиса, а также разобрали, в каких продуктах она используется.

Теперь мы решили показать, как микроразметка участвует в жизни существующих сайтов: сделали обзор всех возможностей, которые она дает интернет-магазинам, сайтам СМИ и видеохостингам, и узнали, насколько они пользуются спросом у крупнейших проектов рунета.
markup  microformats  seo  webdev 
5 weeks ago
Raw Photo Processor (RPP)
A Raw converter for Mac OS X (10.4-10.10), supporting almost all available digital Raw formats made for photographers by a photographer-software engineer with unmeasurable amount of help and tutoring from my friend, professional photographer Iliah Borg. We just got fed up with those converters made by programmers for their upper management :)


Think of RPP as a development machine in terms of film photography - first you have to develop your roll right, then do whatever you want with it. So this is NOT a full featured photo processing package, you may need Photoshop or some other tool to apply sharpness, cropping and so on. RPP is easy to integrate with other tool though, f.e. it has Adobe Lightroom version 2, 3, 4 and 5 plugin and can work directly with Photoshop.
osx  photography  software  freeware 
5 weeks ago
What Happened When Marissa Mayer Tried to Be Steve Jobs - NYTimes.com
Eric Jackson was sitting in his hotel room on Sea Island, Ga., watching his kids splash around in the pool, when he clicked “publish” on his latest blog post…
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6 weeks ago
Галина Арапова: «Ужесточение законодательства в сфере СМИ — это катастрофа» / Интервью / Новости / 36on.ru Воронежский городской портал
«В рамках медиафорума для журналистов, который прошёл в Воронеже, состоялся семинар директора «Центра защиты прав СМИ», практикующего медиаюриста Галины Араповой. Тема разговора касалась не только изменения работы журналистов в связи с ужесточением законодательства в области массмедиа, но и в целом новым правовым рискам общения в соцсетях. Мы публикуем основные тезисы выступления медиаюриста, которые будут интересны всем тем, кто хоть раз опубликовал пост в соцсети. Из текста вы узнаете, что теперь за призыв вернуть Крым можно получить 5 лет, материться в СМИ безопасно можно только на иностранном языке, за распространение неточной или порочащей информации — требуют удалять материал с сайта или уничтожать тираж газеты без какой-либо компенсации, а за отрицание или искажения сути патриотизма ваш сайт предлагают блокировать.»
russia  2014  media  law 
6 weeks ago
What You Learn in Your 40s
Pamela Druckerman
PARIS — IF all goes according to plan, I’ll turn 44 soon after this column appears. So far in my adult life, I’ve never managed to grasp a…
from instapaper
6 weeks ago
ProductTank: What do UX people want from Product Managers? - MindTheProduct
At the last ProductTank event, Jesmond Allen, UX director at cxpartners, spoke about what UX people want from PMs and they can best work together.

Having had experience in both roles, she outlined the difference in job descriptions, pointing out that, in fact, the two roles were more alike than not. She identified this overlap as an opportunity for the two roles to help each other out, but highlighted the risk of treading on each other’s toes.
ux  productmanagement 
6 weeks ago
The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work – and What They Do Instead - NYTimes.com
At every age, the chances of not working have changed in the last 15 years. Teenagers are far more likely not to work. Older people are retiring later and working more. In the ages in between — the periods of life when most people work — the changes have been smaller, but they are still substantial.

In the late 1960s, almost all men between the ages of 25 and 54 went to work. Only about 5 out of every 100 did not have a job in any given week. By 2000, this figure had more than doubled, to 11 out of every 100 men. This year, it’s 16. (People in the military, prison and institutions are excluded from these figures.)
society 
6 weeks ago
The Great Courses
The Great Courses are uniquely crafted for lifelong learners like you, with engaging, immersive learning experiences you can’t get in a lecture hall.

The secret ingredient is YOU. Our customers are involved at every step of the process, helping to choose course subjects and select professors from the thousands we screen each year.
audiobooks  books  education  learning 
7 weeks ago
Welcome — Write the Docs 1.0 documentation
“Write the Docs is a place where the art and science of documentation can be practiced and appreciated. There are a lot of people out there who write docs, but there isn’t a good place to go to find information, ask questions, and generally be a member of a community of documentarians. We hope to slowly solve this problem by building a place with high quality information about the art of writing documentation. Along with that, we hope to open communication between all the awesome people out there writing documentation.”
documentation  howto  opensource  writing 
7 weeks ago
Brainscape: What would you like to learn today?
Find, create and share smart flashcards, based on brain science.
apps  flashcards  learning 
7 weeks ago
Download Artful — The best way to bring fine art to your Mac wallpaper
Artful sets your desktop wallpaper to a random work of public domain art

You are the curator. Pick the types of art you want displayed, and Artful will do the rest. Filter by artist, genre, style, technique, or medium. It changes the art as often as you like, or only when you want it changed.
art  osx  software  desktop  wallpapers 
7 weeks ago
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management  communitymanagement 
7 weeks ago
How to Make a Performance Budget
It all seems to have stemmed from Chris Coyier’s tweet, and I was coincidentally on stage at An Event Apart San Francisco talking about performance budgets at…
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7 weeks ago
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7 weeks ago
Sex and drugs and getting old
“DON’T look like trash, don’t get drunk, don’t be sick down your front,” Joanna Lumley, an actress, once advised the young. They seemed to “behave badly”…
from instapaper
7 weeks ago
LiteIcon
LiteIcon is a simple app which allows you to change your system icons quickly and easily.

Simply drag an icon onto the one you want to change, and click the Apply Changes button. That's it.

To restore an icon by the original, just drag it out.
osx  software  icons 
7 weeks ago
Боевая машина // Как новый директор АвтоВАЗа тюнингует «Жигули»
Фото: РИА НОВОСТИ
Бу Андерссон, новый президент АвтоВАЗа, выгнал с предприятия треть “белых воротничков” и упразднил половину руководящих должностей. Он…
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7 weeks ago
You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?
Whether it’s cucumbers splashing into water or models sitting smugly next to a pile of vegetables, it’s tough not to be sucked in by the detox industry. The…
from instapaper
7 weeks ago
Live Like a Hydra — Medium
If you’re familiar with the idea of antifragility, skip to #2.
I’ve been a fan of Nassim Nicholas Taleb since reading Fooled By Randomness 9 years ago. It’s one…
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7 weeks ago
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Мы - авантюристы
“Рамблер” радикально преобразился. Один из старейших порталов в российском интернете представил главную страницу, в центре которой - новый основной сервис:…
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7 weeks ago
The 5 Most Common Mistakes in Design — The Year of the Looking Glass — Medium
There’s no learning without mistakes. And I’ve done the following (as well as seen the following done) too many times to count. Luckily, there’s this thing…
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7 weeks ago
Как Мексика победила нефтяное проклятие с помощью бюрократии
«В результате этих национальных комплексов мексиканский частный капитал после реформ потек во все отрасли, кроме нефтяной. В 90-х к национальному частному капиталу активно присоединился иностранный, потому что Мексика заключила соглашение о создании зоны свободной торговли с США и Канадой (NAFTA). Но иностранцев к нефти тоже не подпустили. И пока вся остальная мексиканская экономика активно модернизировалась, нефтегазовая отрасль оставалась в ленивых и артритных руках древней госмонополии Pemex.»
economics 
7 weeks ago
The Utopian UI Architect — re:form — Medium
“I said, ‘What is this?’ and they said, ‘We don’t know yet,’” Victor recalls. “It was an early prototype of the hardware. Maybe twenty other people in the world…
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7 weeks ago
Послание циникам: какой экономический курс задает речь Путина
В обращении президента к парламенту прозвучало много планов и инициатив – от очевидных до крайне спорных. Их стоит разобрать подробнее, чтобы понять, чего…
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The Attentive Reader | Snakes and Ladders
Recently I gave a talk at Vassar College for a meeting of LACOL, the Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning. Rather than writing out a lecture, I talked my…
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