I recently received an email from a reader who asked for advice on how to create ropes and knots in Illustrator, which are particularly common with nautical themed designs. A custom Illustrator brush immediately sprung to mind, so I played around and perfected a technique that can be used to make any path look like […]
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If you ever thought about taking 3D photos or video you are going to love this tutorial. It is based around the oldish Ricoh GX8, but you can adapt it to any camera you desire, as long as you can trigger them remotely. The general idea is quite simple, and here is the outline for [...]
Use the custom GitHub Commit widget to display a list of the latest updates from a repository. Additionally, you can use shortcodes to add commit lists or embed any gist. The plugin will cache the GitHub response for a certain time period. You can change this value to any wordpress schedules you have isntalled (default: hourly, half-day, daily). To get more time frames you will need an additional plugin that extends the cron schedules. Detail
Most of the time, it is easier to learn a new skill when you can watch someone in action. That is why it may seem so much easier to learn from Photoshop video tutorials. No fumbling around trying to find the tool the tutorial requires; instead, you see exactly where the tool is located and also exactly how best to use it. Video tutorials are a great way to learn valuable techniques while having a good time, so check out the following below and learn some new advanced Photoshop skills. Cool Dark
Suddenly found that you’re the owner of a new Windows Phone? Perhaps you made the jump after being convinced by our strong argument for switching. Whether you received a Nokia, HTC or other model for Christmas or have simply made a seasonal upgrade to your previous device, switching to a new mobile OS can be something of a culture shock. Over the past few years we’ve published a considerable collection of guides and tutorials for readers to get familiar with Windows Ph
We need to talk about Facebook games. I believe if you’re on Facebook, you are either on the team that plays games, or the team that does not. The former basically taps into Facebook for favors from friends while the latter runs the “Please do not invite me anymore” recording on loop. The bad news is, this is going to keep going on for as long as you are still on Facebook. The good news is, you don’t have to sever ties with friends who “just don’t get it that
We need to talk about Facebook games. I believe if you’re on Facebook, you are either on the team that plays games, or the team that does not. The former basically taps into Facebook for favors from friends while the latter runs the "Please do not invite me anymore" recording ... Continue reading »
We often focus on the importance of ensuring our product is usable. Less often, we discuss other factors related to people accepting and using our products. Users don’t automatically or simultaneously accept even the best ideas and most useful technologies. Acceptance and adoption happens in stages, and in order to stick, it has to happen the right way. Therefore, our design teams need to account for both usability and how the use of a product spreads across users in order for our work to
The zombie apocalypse is quite literally the stuff of nightmares. Imagining any kind of scenario in which hordes of rotting corpses are roaming around should fill any right-thinking person with dread. And it matters little what kind of zombies they are or how they got infected. Whether you personally believe that the zombie apocalypse is long overdue or that it’s never going to happen, doesn’t it pay to be prepared? You know, just in case? We’re here to help, and while helping
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One of the interesting new features introduced with iOS 8 this past WWDC was Extensions. In this post, we’re going to learn how to create a simple extension for an existing app. Now, before we get into the nitty gritty …Continue reading →
We’re all resigned to it: launching a browser reloads every tab you previously had open, blasting a cacophonous mix of sound and video. While browsers have made it easier to control this experience with tab icons and extensions like MuteTab, for most people this behavior presents a confusing and disorienting experience. As developers and designers it’s our job to make the web welcoming, not overwhelming.
Google Now, the smart voice assistant from the search giant, allows you to accomplish many tasks using nothing but your voice. You can use voice control on your device with this application, but it’s limited to understanding only a few commands. The good news is you can use two awesome ... Continue reading »