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On Heroes - Ann Easley. Recently, someone multiple generations ahead of me and well respected in Silicon Valley told me that I’m a pioneer. The implication was that I’m the first to look like I do and do what I do professionally. That I’m creating a new path for future generations to follow. That’s a lot of pressure to put on the shoulders of someone still establishing herself - it’s also an incorrect assertion that discredits the achievements made by my predecessors.

I can’t entirely fault this individual’s ignorance. In a continuing series, I’ll highlight newfound heroes of mine. Having visible examples of people that look like you in an aspirational professional field is powerful. Easley began her career as a human computer, assigned to perform mathematical computations for the engineers and scientists working at NACA.

Without a degree, Easley was “considered a subprofessional,”2 so she worked and went to school full-time, pursuing a degree in Mathematics. As Dr. 2. 3. Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple. I. Launch Day In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it belonged to someone else—has described himself as both “deeply, deeply tired” and “always anxious.” When he sits down, on an aluminum stool in Apple’s design studio, or in the cream leather back seat of his Bentley Mulsanne, a car for a head of state, he is likely to emit a soft, half-ironic groan. His manner suggests the burden of being fully appreciated. There were times, during the past two decades, when he considered leaving Apple, but he stayed, becoming an intimate friend of Steve Jobs and establishing the build and the finish of the iMac, the MacBook, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad.

He is now one of the two most powerful people in the world’s most valuable company. “I’m shy,” Ive said. The day’s event included a ten-minute film. J. II. 60fps on the mobile web — Flipboard Engineering. Flipboard launched during the dawn of the smartphone and tablet as a mobile-first experience, allowing us to rethink content layout principles from the web for a more elegant user experience on a variety of touchscreen form factors.

Now we’re coming full circle and bringing Flipboard to the web. Much of what we do at Flipboard has value independent of what device it’s consumed on: curating the best stories from all the topics, sources, and people that you care about most. Bringing our service to the web was always a logical extension. As we began to tackle the project, we knew we wanted to adapt our thinking from our mobile experience to try and elevate content layout and interaction on the web. Early on, after testing numerous prototypes, we decided our web experience should scroll. In order to optimize scrolling performance, we knew that we needed to keep paint times below 16ms and limit reflows and repaints. What if you want to animate the width of an element? The DOM is too slow. Text. It’s Only Color.

Working with color while designing is really about creating another dimension in your medium. Choosing a successful palette creates a foundation for adding meaning and hierarchy to your design. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, choosing a palette can be a very straightforward process. I’ve found that three colors are all you need – and choosing them doesn’t have to be arduous. Equally, putting them to use shouldn’t be stressful. In this post I’ll introduce some basic color theory and share a few tips I’ve learned along the way. Hopefully, it will help inform your choice and use of color – enjoy. The color wheel If you close your eyes and picture a color wheel, the image that comes to mind is likely one designed by a man named Johannes Itten. Here’s the breakdown of Johannes’s creation.

The colors Primary – Yellow, Red, BlueSecondary – Orange, Violet, GreenTertiary – Yellow-orange, Red-orange, Red-violet, Blue-violet, Blue-green, Yellow-green Some key terms Choosing a palette. Why Malcolm X Is Getting Written Out of History. Half way down a winding country road in New York’s wealthy Westchester County, one of America’s most famous revolutionaries lies buried under three feet of crisp white snow. It is 50 years since Malcolm X was gunned down at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and since then he has lain in Ferncliff Cemetery – far from his people, surrounded by a ring of country clubs and golf clubs, alongside other dead celebrities including Judy Garland, Joan Crawford and Ed Sullivan. He is an icon. He is a face on a T-shirt. But although he was certainly not silent in life, his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz fears he is not well understood. On a quiet winter’s morning at the Audubon Ballroom, with its small exhibit and sole staff member on the premises, some of these plans seem far from fruition – but Malcolm X continues to be a powerful figure in the political consciousness and a widely accepted part of the American story.

Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week. Why Language May Shape Our Thoughts. Vanishing Act. In a New Hampshire apartment during the winter of 1923, this typewritten notice was fastened squarely against a closed door: Nobody may come into this room if the door is shut tight (if it is shut not quite latched it is all right) without knocking. The person in this room if he agrees that one shall come in will say “come in,” or something like that and if he does not agree to it he will say “Not yet, please,” or something like that. The door may be shut if nobody is in the room but if a person wants to come in, knocks and hears no answer that means there is no one in the room and he must not go in.Reason. If the door is shut tight and a person is in the room the shut door means that the person in the room wishes to be left alone.

Through the door could be heard furious clacking and carriage returns: the sound, in fact, of an eight-year-old girl writing her first novel. “Tell me a story about it,” she demanded. And yet others pass by more quietly. She had just turned twelve.