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Boy in hospital after dingo attack

A six-year-old boy was taken to hospital after running in to a pack of dingoes on Fraser Island, and receiving a bite to his leg.

Native American Vietnam Veteran Speaks Out After MAGA Hat-Wearing Teens Harass Him – HuffPost

Native American Vietnam Veteran Speaks Out After MAGA Hat-Wearing Teens Harass Him  HuffPostViral video shows teens mocking Native American demonstrators at Indigenous Peoples March - NY Daily News  New York Daily News'Blatant racism': Ky. high school faces backlash after video shows students surrounding indigenous...

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Watch builders construct a life-size Chevy truck with 300,000 LEGO bricks

Behold, the LEGO Chevrolet Silverado. The full-size truck is basically a giant ad for Chevy and the new LEGO Movie, which is due out in February. Apparently they have to fight Duplo blocks from outer space. No, seriously, that’s the plot. Anyway, the 2019 Silverado is six-feet tall, weighs 3,307 pounds and took 18...

10 Things to Do in Barbados

I recently traveled to Barbados, the easternmost island of the Caribbean, for a conference. I decided to arrive early to explore. As an avid photographer,...
The post 10 Things to Do in Barbados appeared first on Johnny Jet.

Frog Eye Salad

Frog eye salad is a sweet contradiction. Definitely not made of frog eyes, and not your average lettuce-based salad, this sweet, creamy side dish is a beloved treat in the United States' Rocky Mountain region. A particular favorite among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, frog eye salad is a...

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Slack by Pentagram and In-house

“Hash it Out”

Launched in 2013, Slack is a collaboration platform that allows people to work together more efficiently by keeping conversations, files, and to-do lists in a unified ecosystem that operates across desktop and mobile. During a 70-week period between 2014 and 2015, and without any formal advertising in...

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The case against behavioral advertising is stacking up

No one likes being stalked around the Internet by adverts. It’s the uneasy joke you can’t enjoy laughing at. Yet vast people-profiling ad businesses have made pots of money off of an unregulated Internet by putting surveillance at their core. But what if creepy ads don’t work as claimed? What if all the filthy lucre...

This London Agency Gave People a Lift by Redesigning Their Elevators

An elevator isn't the first place one thinks of for a chance to have some interesting interaction. Most of the time, the ride up and down is an exercise in people gazing forward quietly, or sneaking peeks at their phones. Conran Design Group, part of Havas in London, is seeking to break the monotony and...

How to Use Quora and Reddit to Fuel Your Content Marketing Needs

Community sites like Quora and Reddit can be gold mines for your content marketing. But you better respect what is and is not allowed. Here’s how to get a start that won’t end in a suspension or ban (and bring results). Continue reading →
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Full Funnel Testing: SEO & CRO Together – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by willcritchlowTesting for only SEO or only CRO isn't always ideal. Some changes result in higher conversions and reduced site traffic, for instance, while others may rank more highly but convert less well. In today's Whiteboard Friday, we welcome Will Critchlow as he demonstrates a method of testing for both your...

14 Copywriting Examples From Businesses With Incredible Copywriters

You all know the Old Spice guy, right? The years-old "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like" campaign was memorable for many reasons, but one of them was that it gave Old Spice a voice -- voice that came through in every video, commercial, tagline, Facebook update, tweet ... you name it.

The Power Of Simple Brand Experiences

I have a new favorite toy store brand. I don’t know what their logo looks like. I have no idea how simple their digital user journeys are. I know nothing of their brand purpose, or even if they have one. What I do know, is that one experience I had with them this week has […]

Ways to succeed in Google News

With the New Year now underway, we'd like to offer some best practices and advice we hope will lead publishers to more success within Google News in 2019. General adviceThere is a lot of helpful information to consider within the Google News Publisher Help Center. Be sure to have read the material in this area, in...

Tech

Which MacBook has the best battery life?

Battery life is one of the most important factors in buying any laptop, especially MacBooks. Their battery life is typically average, but there are some standouts. Knowing which MacBook has the best battery life can be rather useful.

Facebook is launching a petitions feature

Tomorrow, Facebook will launch a petitions feature called Community Actions, reports TechCrunch, which will allow users to notify their local officials of actions that they’d like to see happen.
TechCrunch says that the feature will begin to roll out to users tomorrow across the United States, who will be able to...

Google Maps will now display speed limits for its Android and iOS apps

For the last couple of years, my wife and I have relied on an ancient Garmin GPS for long road trips, in part because it had a useful feature that Google Maps lacked: speed limits. We might end up switching soon, because Google has begun rolling out the feature to Google Maps on iOS and Android devices.
The new feature,...

Do You Take This Robot …

Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying?

Design

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration

AoiroStudioJan 18, 2019
The unfamous Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. Where you'll find the most interesting designs/artworks/concepts curated by one of us to utterly inspire your day. Besides that, it's an opportunity to feature work from other designers,...

Stylish Use of Textutre in Illustration: Wizje Magazine

Stylish Use of Textutre in Illustration: Wizje Magazine

abduzeedoJan 18, 2019
Tomasz Woźniakowski shared a beautiful project on his Behance profile. It’s a set of illustrations he recently created for the newest Wizje magazine publication which is a polish collective of young people promoting poems of various...

How to work effectively with engineers

Tips from a product designer on building valuable partnerships with engineers.Right after college, I started working at Dropbox as a product designer. What I expected was that my first year working would make me better at my craft — at typography and layout, at asking the right research questions, at constructing...

Case Study: Buzzworthy Studio

IntroductionThe Buzzworthy Studio rebrand and redesign was built to showcase our transformation. Over the years, we onboarded some exceptionally talented...

25 Trends: The definitive guide to turn-of-the-decade UX. (Part 2)

Trust me. I trust me. You should too.Hey, did you catch the first part of my series on UX trends?5 Trends: The definitive guide to turn-of-the-decade UX. (Part 1)If not, be sure to read that too. If so, get ready for the exciting conclusion of the series. This is definitely more of an Empire Strikes Back than a Use Your...

Using Red and Green in UI Design

Exploring the common ways red and green colors can be used in digital productsColor has a significant impact on our perceptions and emotions. Used correctly, color can evoke a specific reaction in your users. For this article, I want to focus on two particular colors — red and green. There’s a reason why I want to...

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Slack by Pentagram and In-house

“Hash it Out”

Launched in 2013, Slack is a collaboration platform that allows people to work together more efficiently by keeping conversations, files, and to-do lists in a unified ecosystem that operates across desktop and mobile. During a 70-week period between 2014 and 2015, and without any formal advertising in...

Behold, Amusing Logo Misuse Guidelines By Major Brands That Are Indeed Real

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If you’ve never really been captivated by style guides, these real-world logo no-nos might win you over.

Likely in light of Slack’s refreshed brand identity, American technologist Andy Baio has rounded up a series of over-the-top...

How to Use the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year in Design Projects

It might be one of the best public relations moves in the design world. Pantone releases an annual color of the year that sets the tone for color trends for a 12-month cycle. This year’s selection – Living Coral – is representative of many of the color trends we’ve seen heading into 2019. Bright hues […]

Escaping Gridlock: When And How To Break A Grid Layout

Barring a freshly cleaned whiteboard or the latest version of Sketch, one of the most invaluable tools in a user experience designer’s toolbox is the grid layout. Ancient as design itself, grid...

Dev

Moving from Flow to TypeScript for static typing

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JavaScript Weekly

Exploring JavaScript Modules: From IIFEs to CommonJS to ES6 Modules — A commonly 'under-learned' aspect of JavaScript is the module system, but given its unusual and varied history, that might not be a surprise. In this post (which also comes in video...

Python | Check if all elements in a list are identical

Given a list, write a Python program to check if all the elements in that list are identical. Examples: Input : ['a', 'b', 'c'] Output… Read More »
The post Python | Check if all elements in a list are identical appeared first on GeeksforGeeks.

Oreo Construction: Hiding Your Components Inside The PCB

In recent months, the ability to hide components inside a circuit board has become an item of interest. We could trace this to the burgeoning badgelife movement, where engineers create beautiful works of electronic art. We can also attribute this interest to Bloomberg’s Big Hack, where Jordan Robertson and Michael...

Node v11.7.0 (Current)

Notable Changes
compression / zlib:
Added brotli support (Anna Henningsen and Zach Vacura) #24938

console:
Added inspectOptions option (Ruben Bridgewater) #24978

crypto:
Always accept private keys as public keys (Tobias Nießen) #25217

deps:
Upgrade npm to v6.5.0 (Jordan Harband) #25234

fs:
Use...

Monthly Web Development Update 1/2019: Rethinking Habits And Finding Custom Solutions

What could be better than starting the new year with some new experiments? Today I figured it was time to rethink JavaScript tooling in one of my projects. And since we wrote everything in plain ECMAScript modules already, I thought it would be easy to serve them natively now and remove all the build and transpilation...

Ben Heck Can Program The Smallest Microcontroller

Microcontrollers are small, no one is arguing that. On a silicon wafer the size of a grain of rice, you can connect a GPS tracker to the Internet. Put that in a package, and you can put the Internet of Things into something the size of a postage stamp. There’s one microcontroller that’s smaller than all the others....

2019 CSS Wishlist

What do you wish CSS could do natively that it can't do now? First, let's review the last time we did this in 2013.

❌ "I'd like to be able to select an element based on if it contains another particular selector"
❌ "I'd like to be able to select an element based on the content it contains"
❌...

How to Use Animation in Angular 6

In this tutorial, you'll learn about the importance of animations in improving the user experience. I'll show you how to incorporate animations in Angular 6 applications with the help of animation components and Bootstrap.The Role of Animations in User Design
Most web users are visual creatures and therefore respond to...