10 Tips to Teach Yourself Design & Boost Your Design Skills With products and services depending largely on design skills to appeal to their customers, the demand for good design skills is increasing day by the day. Today’s graphic designers come from all sorts of backgrounds. Some took courses in school while others took it upon themselves to learn design. If you’re one of the latter and need some help in improving your design skills, then read on. Below is a list of 10 tips as well as resources to help you get a running start on your design journey. 30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students I’m always excited when I’m using Padlet. Is it the interface, the way everything is designed, its purpose or the fact that I’m organizing things smoothly? I don’t know. It just makes me happy.
Tiny Homes Banned in U.S. at Increasing Rate as Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways, including the rising popularity of tiny houses. These dwellings, typically defined as less than 500 square feet, are a way for people to break free of mortgages, taxes, utility bills and the general trappings of “stuff.” They’re especially attractive to millennials and retirees, or those seeking to live off-grid.
Twimbow - Colored Thoughts The Rainbow vanished Hi folks, today is a sad day here in Twimbowland, In the last communiques, Twitter discouraged the development of new applications replicating the core Twitter Experience, called “Traditional Clients”, among which Twimbow is included. They outlined some rules ( read here ) which disheartened us and now we have no longer enthusiasm to continue our adventure. Since our first day we tried to go along with the wishes that you (our dearest Twimblers) wrote in your feedbacks, and we tried to develop Twimbow accordingly. How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Good news and bad news. I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news.
Instantly Create a Color Palette Based on Any Image - BetterCloud Monitor Enter Palette Creator, a Chrome extension that creates a color palette based on any image you have. It’s a great creative tool for those of us who might not have the experience or education to know how to create a striking color scheme. Head to the Chrome Web Store and search for Palette Creator. The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom July 25, 2014 Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped learning setting. In fact, over the last couple of years I have reviewed several web tools and iPad apps that can be used in flipped classroom but the ones I am featuring below are among the best out there. 1- Educlipper Educlipper is a wonderful tool for creating video tutorials and guides to share with students.
Living Building Basics The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program and sustainable design framework that visualizes the ideal for the built environment. It uses the metaphor of a flower because the ideal built environment should function as cleanly and efficiently as a flower. With the Living Building Challenge, you can create buildings that are: Regenerative spaces that connect occupants to light, air, food, nature, and community.Self-sufficient and remain within the resource limits of their site. Living Buildings produce more energy than they use and collect and treat all water on site.Healthy and beautiful. YouTube Videos Near Me Use this Google Map to find and watch YouTube videos that were captured at a geographic location near you or any other region on the world map. To get started, drag the red marker and place it anywhere on the Google Map. Use the zoom control on the map to move closer to an area for more accurate results.
Handmade Wednesday: Cinder Block Garden Planter July 20, 2011 23 comments Please, please, please forgive me for being late with this post! 100 Brilliant Color Combinations: And How to Apply Them to Your Designs Color makes a design come alive. It can attract attention, set a mood, and even influence our emotions and perceptions. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when choosing a color palette for your design project. So we’ve done the hard work for you— giving you 100 color combinations inspired by nature, food & drink, travel, and everyday items. Want to use these color combinations in Canva?
App of the Week: Vibby In this weekly blog, our own Emily Jeanes gives readers the lowdown on web apps that educators can use inside Haiku Learning. Emily is the very first Haiku Learning Sales Engineer. Edtech ninja, sci-fi writer, and proud transfer from our award-winning Client Services team, she brings with her a passion for researching, playing with and integrating awesome educational tools into Haiku Learning. Like Haiku Learning, she likes to think she plays well with others.
Hause.me 3D-Printed Off-Grid Prefab House A new 3D-printed luxury smart home with off-grid capability just hit the market today—and it offers buyers the freedom to live almost anywhere. "We wanted to create the most energy-efficient and insulated building in the world…something good enough to get into the Guinness World Records," says Max Gerbut, CEO of haus.me. The company began tinkering with the idea of readily available off-grid mobile homes that could withstand extreme climates in 2016. Even before the startup was ready to launch a product, Gerbut and his team were flooded with over 10,000 buyer requests from around the world. After years of research and prototyping, haus.me is now officially accepting sales—and last month they completed their first delivery: a fully autonomous 400-square-foot mOne unit in Ukraine that runs entirely on solar power. What makes the haus.me product different is how it’s built, says Gerbut.
Free New Online Photo Editing Websites to Have Fun With There are a lot of online resources available where You can change, enhance and make funny photo editing without knowing and program like Photoshop. Maybe You want to be on magazine cover, want Your own personalized dollar or maybe just want to change Your mood? Now You can do it with just few mouse clicks and in few seconds. Take a look at this list of ten photo editors you must try. These free photo editing websites let you import images from your social networks, touch up photos, promote your work, and more. We’re not going to recommend to you who photo editor to use because we, designers, are picky and like to try things on our own.