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10 Absolute "Nos!" for Freelancers. Customize Every Aspect of Your Android Experience. One of the biggest advantages of Android’s open source roots is that users have complete control over pretty much every aspect of the operating system.

Customize Every Aspect of Your Android Experience

If you don’t like any aspect of the stock Android experience, there’s a good chance that someone somewhere has already done something about it. If you own an Android phone that is not a Nexus (One or S), you have probably already experienced this. HTC’s Sense UI and Samsung’s TouchWiz are examples of phone manufacturers’ attempts to providing device-specific Android experiences.

This is often misunderstood by the less tech-savvy, who assume that what you see is what you get. But with a few downloads, you can completely overhaul the way your phone looks and acts. For more articles on customizing Android, check out our roundups of Awesome Live Wallpapers, Outstanding Android Themes, and Beautiful Wallpapers.

Introduction You don’t use the default widgets and application icons on the home screen? Ethiopian multiplication. Ethiopian multiplication You are encouraged to solve this task according to the task description, using any language you may know. A method of multiplying integers using only addition, doubling, and halving. Method: Take two numbers to be multiplied and write them down at the top of two columns. In the left-hand column repeatedly halve the last number, discarding any remainders, and write the result below the last in the same column, until you write a value of 1. 15 sites web developers and designers should know.

ColorCombos When designing a website, one of the firsts (and most important) steps of the process is to choose a color scheme.

15 sites web developers and designers should know

Color Combos allow you to browse thousand of different colors combinations for getting inspired for your upcomming design. Color schemes can be browsed by colors.Visit colorcombos.com LIpsum Who doesn’t know the extremely popular Lorem Ipsum text? What the font? You just saw a logo or website using a particular font and you enjoyed it.

25+ Useful Infographics for Web Designers. Infographics can be a great way to quickly reference information.

25+ Useful Infographics for Web Designers

Instead of pouring over figures and long reports to decipher data, an infographic can immediately make apparent exactly what a dataset actually means. Blog Archive » The Human Computer Interface of the Future for People w/ More Than Two Fingers. Good insight here from gizmag on why touch is and is NOT a good replacement for the mouse/KB: Using a traditionally-placed desktop screen as a touch interface, even for short periods, places too much strain on a user’s arm. Touchscreens used in a drafting table configuration lessen the strain on the arms, but increase the chances of neck strain, as users are forced to look down at the display.

And in either setup there is also the problem of the user’s hands obstructing the display. Miller’s 10/GUI overcomes these problems by splitting the touch surface from the screen, and using a touch surface similar to a drawing tablet that is large enough to accommodate all ten fingers. 15 Free Online Tools for Web Designers on a Budget. About two years ago when I became a full time freelance web designer, I made it a point to operate with little overhead.

15 Free Online Tools for Web Designers on a Budget

Even though I was confident I could make it as a freelancer, there was some fear that things might not go as planned. Because of this, I didn’t go out and spend lots of money on equipment and expensive software. My focus was on being frugal and saving money where I could. How To Respond Effectively To Design Criticism - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement.

How To Respond Effectively To Design Criticism - Smashing Magazine

7 iPad Apps That Help You Budget and Improve Your Lifestyle. Photo: Ben Atkin According to Techcrunch, since the iPad’s release in April the number of iPad apps has grown to over 10,000.

7 iPad Apps That Help You Budget and Improve Your Lifestyle

That is still dwarfed by the iPhone’s library of 200,000 apps — and growing — but is still pretty impressive for just a few months on the market. Since the iPad is still in its infant stages, the app store is relatively light on apps with a specific personal finance focus: most still focus on the gaming and reading niches. (Apple, however, says that almost all of its 200,000 iPhone apps are compatible with the iPad, including the Mint.com mobile app. You could also revisit Mint’s list of the top personal finance apps, published back in February.

Still, we were recently able to find seven iPad apps that, if not directly related to personal finance management, at the very least help you find savings in everyday life situations and, as a result, manage your money more successfully. Which iPad personal finance apps make your “best of” list? The Life of Python – 20 Greatest Monty Python Sketches. The Holy Grail of Python’s 20 most hilarious sketches, celebrating their 40th anniversary. Ridiculous Image Technology Coming Video. 10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines - Smashing UX Design. Advertisement Everyone would agree that usability is an important aspect of Web design.

10 Useful Usability Findings and Guidelines - Smashing UX Design

Whether you’re working on a portfolio website, online store or Web app, making your pages easy and enjoyable for your visitors to use is key.