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35 Surprisingly Useful Websites You Never Knew You Needed 25 Trendy Web Designs For Your Inspiration In From up North’s popular web design galleries we present a collection of the best web design we’ve come across the last couple of weeks. Modern and beautifully designed websites using the latest techniques like HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery to create the new trends of the online world. Ranging from elegant landing pages for new products and services to more advanced Ecommerce Websites for larger online companies. If like this post and want to see more like this, check out our web design archive with 40 posts like this one or head on over to our popular Pinterest board packed with more great web designs. Lastly, sharing this post with friends, family and co-workers is of course highly appreciated! Enjoy, I hope you like them! Also, if anyone is sitting on more information regarding the creator behind a specific piece, please use the arrow below the image to go the image page.

Traveling To The Third World Is Great And Also It Sucks The thing about visiting the Developing World when you live in the Developed World is that it’s a rich, eye-opening, perspective-building cultural experience and the other thing about it is that it sucks. You know that upsetting person who posts pictures on Facebook of themselves doing some delicious- or beautiful- or wild-looking activity in somewhere like Tanzania or India or Peru? And even though they’re posting for their own purposes as part of a skillful weave of Image Crafting and Jealousy Inducing, it makes you yearn anyway as you sit there in whatever shitty life you’ve chosen for yourself? The thing you need to remember is that they did some careful cropping on the photo—they cropped out the misery. You should still be jealous—just not that jealous. Let’s pause for a moment to examine the distinction between traveling and going on vacation. There are three things you can focus on when you’re on a trip: 1) The Place. 2) The People. 3) Yourself. * Here ** A) But really.

20 Inspiring Posters with Design Quotes Design exits for as long as humans are on this planet. It is a very creative process and requires exceptional skills, talent and lots of hard work. Today I’ve collected some of the most inspiring design quotes on creating, inventing, polishing and achieving success in design scene. In this collection you will find 20 inspiring posters with intelligent design quotes. Author: Tomas Laurinavicius All posts by Tomas Laurinavicius Adventurous designer and entrepreneur. 20 Things I Learned While I Was in North Korea Well that was weird. I was only in North Korea for five days, but that was more than enough to make it clear that North Korea is every bit as weird as I always thought it was. If you merged the Soviet Union under Stalin with an ancient Chinese Empire, mixed in The Truman Show and then made the whole thing Holocaust-esque, you have modern day North Korea. It’s a dictatorship of the most extreme kind, a cult of personality beyond anything Stalin or Mao could have imagined, a country as closed off to the world and as secretive as they come, keeping both the outside world and its own people completely in the dark about one another—a true hermit kingdom. A question, then, is “Why would an American tourist ever be allowed into the country?” Allow me to illustrate what I believe is the reasoning behind my being let in: High Level Government Meeting And so, I was allowed in, along with a small group of other Westerners, accompanied (at all times) by three North Korean guides. 1. 2. 3. This is it.

Top 10 Websites for Visual Inspiration If you are a designer or simply love browsing all over the Internet don’t waste your time on useless websites. There are many great websites with visual inspiration to help you develop new ideas. The Internet enables us to learn everything we want and also gives us an unlimited amount of resources and inspiration for free. Here are top 10 websites that can fulfil your procrastination needs and offer all sorts of inspiration – from tutorials and inspirational stories to the latest news and trends on design, art, architecture, lifestyle and more. From Up North Form Up North is the resource for design inspiration. Designboom Designboom represents a valuable source of visual contents. Bored Panda Bored Panda is a highly visual oddities magazine dedicated to showcasing the world’s most creative artworks, offbeat products and everything that’s really weird or wonderful. DesignTAXI DesignTaxi talks about design, art, photography, technology and pop culture. Abduzeedo Designspiration Niice We Heart It

How to Set Up a Beautiful Blog Today: Step by Step A new year is here. Why not resolve to create something meaningful? Why not start a blog? Creating this blog is one of the best decisions Ryan and I ever made. So, let’s say you’ve thought about starting a blog to communicate your thoughts and express your feelings. Since creating this blog three years ago, we’ve garnered an audience of more than 2 million readers, and we’ve learned a lot about blogging along the way. Because we receive so many questions about how we specifically set up our blog, we decided to provide our readers with a soup-to-nuts, comprehensive guide for how to start a blog. Video: Joshua Discusses How to Start a Blog Can’t see the above video? Step-by-Step Instructions: How to Set Up a Blog While there are free blogging platforms out there like and, nearly every serious blogger uses a self-hosted WordPress site because of its creative freedom and flexibility. Step 1. Before you get started, you’ll need two things: Step 2. We Use Bluehost. Wait!

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Your Family: Past, Present, and Future This post was originally published about a year ago. Back with new posts soon. I have one living grandparent—my father’s mother, who’s 89. Nana. I visited Nana recently and went through the usual activities—talking about myself in a loud voice, fixing her “broken machine” by unminimizing the internet browser window, being told to slow down Timothy and get in the left lane, even though the turn is still a half mile ahead. I don’t know you, but I can almost guarantee that you don’t ask your grandparents (or older parents) enough questions about their lives and the lives of their parents. During my visit, Nana referred to herself as “the last of the Mohicans,” meaning basically everyone she spent her life with is dead—her husband, siblings, cousins, and friends are all gone. So on this visit, I started asking questions. She was annoyed. But it only took a couple minutes for her to become absorbed in storytelling, and I spent the next three hours riveted. I knew none of this. Who were they all?

The Great Perils of Social Interaction If an alien ever immigrated to Earth, he’d be a social disaster. He’d try his hardest to learn by observing how humans behave, but it wouldn’t be easy—he’d see someone ask a stranger for a cigarette and he’d go ask for a sip of someone’s latte. He’d see a couple kissing on the street and he’d go try to kiss the policeman on the corner. He’d stare. He’d get food all over his alien face. And when he got tired, he’d lie down on the sidewalk. Our alien immigrant wouldn’t last a day before being arrested. That’s the way things are—there is an intricate set of thousands of social rules, and we’re all sharply attuned to them. But the hardest part of trying to abide by the Social Rulebook is that it’s far from a perfect book. Unfortunately, in the world of social interaction, there’s no Supreme Court to interpret tricky situations, no legislature to amend bad rules, and no international law to help standardize things across cultures. It’s the wild fucking west out there. Why I’m Always Late

The Apple Game: How Good a Person Are You? I’d like to introduce you to a game I’ve been playing with friends for years.It’s not a game really—more of an exercise. The purpose is to add a bit more depth to the question, “Are you a good person?” Here’s how it’s played:Treat a person like an apple, with three layers of depth— The idea is to label a person simply as either “good” or “bad” on each of these layers to create an “apple profile”—a quick sizing up of their goodness through and through. Layer 1) The Apple Skin Definition: How you come off at first Who Knows Your Skin: Everyone who comes into contact with you, from a cashier you buy something from (that’s the outermost surface) to a coworker you’ve never really gotten to know (further inwards but still considered the skin). Questions to Ask to Know Whether Your Skin Is Good or Bad: – Do people tend to like you and feel comfortable around you when they first meet you? If most of these answers are YES, your skin is Good. Layer 2) The Apple Flesh Layer 3) The Apple Core