Meet the Designer: Carlos Pariente Carlos Pariente keeps busy as a UI designer at Redbility—a Madrid-based, all-purpose digital design agency—and stays busy with personal projects outside the office that allow him to realize his own self-directed branding, UX, and UI experiments. We got the scoop from Carlos on the importance of functional design, the inspirational power of networking, and why coffee and cacti make a major difference in the creative process. 1. What drew you to UX/UI design, and how did you get your start? I’ve always loved being creative. How To Access THE HIDDEN WIKI (Deep web, secret Internet) (Some of this was copied from BB.com, I'm just bringing it to TBN) For those who don't know, the deep web represents a gargantuan part of the internet which is not accessible through regular searches via google or other search engines. Searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean. While a great deal may be caught in the net, there is still a wealth of information that is deep, and therefore, missed.
26 useful graphing solutions for web developers - Webdistortion Many a web application can be enhanced with a decent graph to show data. Unfortunately out of the programming languages / frameworks that we have available to us, none seem to be very forthcoming with decent graph components, and it is left up to third party solutions to provide the necessary. From my hunts around the web the following showcases some of the better options.
New MailChimp: Collaboration by Design Design is a byproduct of many things: training, experience, objectives, audience, and more. It’s also influenced by where we work and those we encounter. We’re susceptible to influence—it’s how we continue to grow, how our rough experiments gain shape, and how our talents mature. 50 Viral Images (and how they spread) Viral videos are ubiquitous – they have spread into both mainstream pop culture and corporate America. Everyone talks about developing viral videos, and there are plenty of techniques you can use to give your video the best chance of success. But, something not talked about as frequently are viral images. Viral images predate viral videos, and have been around since the AOL and Prodigy days when there wasn’t enough bandwidth available for the everyday user to access video. Images can be spread on the web through several means, and they criss-cross back and forth between:
Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto The 12 Principles of UX in Motion Easing and Offset & Delay relate to timing. Parenting relates to object relationship. Transformation, Value Change, Masking, Overlay, and Cloning all relate to object continuity. Parallax relate to temporal hierarchy. Obscuration, Dimensionality and Dolly & Zoom both relate to spatial continuity. 37 Ways to Tie a Scarf Hello there! Welcome to The Knot Library. Are you ready to knot, twist, tie, tuck, loop, braid, fold, and fluff with Scarves Dot Net? We compiled over 50 (and counting!) different ways to tie a scarf, so chances are we have a new knot or two for you! How to Use Scarves.net
50 Viral Images Part Two My original 50 viral images (and how they spread) post turned out to be extremely successful and was read quite a few times to say the least. I was surprised so many people were interested as the images in there had already been passed around social media to death. With that said, I failed to consider most people don’t spend nearly as much time on the web as I do. Seeing as the first viral images post was published June 15, 2008 we’re passed due for a fresh one. 11 Tips For Building Great Color Palettes – Prototyping: From UX to Front End Whether you’re a novice or an old hand, how to use color is one of the most contentious and elusive questions in design. Colors have myriad cultural, social, and emotional meanings, and the complexity of choosing a palette isn’t made any simpler by the fact that a designer’s options are practically infinite. In this week’s article, our in-house design guru, Patrick Multani, shares his tips for how to build great color palettes. Let us know what you think in the comments – and feel free to share any other tips that you use in your work!
How to Make Cinemagraphs — Still Photos that Move Like Movies Yup, that picture moves. Nope, you’re not going crazy! ‘Cause who said photos can only feature “still” life? Inspired by the moving pictures created by photographer and motion designer duo Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, we set out to make the magic happen. Make your pictures move like ours did with a some Photoshop magic! 40 Examples of Brilliant Responsive Website Layouts Responsive web design become a very popular trend in 2011. It’s likely something we’ll see continuing well into 2012 as designers are beginning to support a myriad of mobile devices. Building layouts for the web can be tough, but inspiration is a huge factor.
“I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov Free eBook — eBookBees.com 1: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; 2: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; 3: A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law; “I, Robot” Download info: Language: English | Genre: Sci-Fi | Published: 1950 | Pages: 132 | Difficulty: 4/10 | Format: ePub, Kindle, PDF I, Robot is a special and unique approach to the conventional concepts of the Sci-Fi genre.