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Michael Hill’s exit from the US starting to pay off

After shutting up shop in the United States and reducing its Australian footprint Michael Hill is starting to see some success again.
At the end of December 2018, the jewellery retailer's statutory NPAT rose by 125 per cent to $19.5 million, compared to $8.5 million at the same time a year ago.
Earnings also rose during...

Cardinal George Pell found guilty of child sex abuse

Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty and is set to be jailed for child sexual abuse in the most sensational verdict since the Catholic Church became engulfed in worldwide abuse scandals.

Cop’s head smashed on road in ‘sickening’ act

Victoria Police are hunting for a group of six people after they allegedly set upon two senior cops in Melbourne early this morning, “rag-dolling” one of the officers and leaving the other with cuts and bruises.



Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for Bohemian Rhapsody

Malek takes the honour for his role as Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, which has been dogged by controversy due to its director Bryan SingerOscars 2019: follow all the action – live!Oscar winners: the full list 2019 – updated live!Rami Malek has won the Oscar for best actor at the 91st Academy Awards for his role...

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YouTube SEO: How to Optimize Videos for YouTube Search in 2019

As recently as a decade ago, inbound marketing was a brand new idea. Marketers were learning that they couldn't just publish a high volume of content -- it also had to be high-quality and optimized in ways that made it as discoverable as possible through search engines. That content was once largely limited to the...

An introduction to guerrilla research

Photograph by Tim WalshThe principle of guerrilla research is to get useful insights in an efficient way without needing to create complex prototypes, recruit a certain demographic, or be a seasoned user research expert.Guerrilla research is ideal for teams who want to test ideas early and often, allowing them to move on...

Help customers discover your products on Google

People come to Google to discover new brands and products throughout their shopping journey. On Search and Google Images, shoppers are provided with rich snippets like product description, ratings, and price to help guide purchase decisions. Connecting potential customers with up-to-date and accurate product information...

What a Two-Tiered SERP Means for Content Strategy – Whiteboard Friday

Posted by willcritchlowIf you're a big site competing to rank for popular head terms, where's the best place to focus your content strategy? According to a hypothesis by the good folks at Distilled, the answer may lie in perfectly satisfying searcher intent.

Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high...

Marketers cautious about influencers’ authenticity, per new survey

Influencer marketing could use some soul searching, a recent survey points out.
“The Global State of Influencer Marketing in 2019” [free, registration required], the first such report from social listening platform Talkwalker, queried more than 800 marketing, PR and other digital professionals worldwide through an...


How to Secure Your Identity & Become Anonymous Online in 2019

Your social security number, credit card information, and medical history can fall into the wrong hands if you're not careful about how and where you share your data online. If you really care about your data, there are tools and techniques you can utilize to protect yourself from cyberstalkers, advertisers, and hackers...

Program Insights from the PayPal Security Team

PayPal’s security team is tasked with helping to protect personal financial information for millions of account holders every day. We sat down with PayPal Information Security Engineers Ray Duran, Sonal Shrivastava, and Pax Whitmore, and Project Manager Rebecca Francom to learn more about how PayPal works with...

The end of Blu-ray

Thanks to the rise of streaming, Samsung is discontinuing its Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray player lines. That's lousy news for people who love older TV shows and movies.

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

Content warning: This story contains discussion of serious mental health issues and racism.
The panic attacks started after Chloe watched a man die.
She spent the past three and a half weeks in training, trying to harden herself against the daily onslaught of...

Leaked images reveal Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 headset

Microsoft’s new HoloLens 2 headset has leaked just hours before the company is expected to unveil it at a press event in Barcelona. Twitter user WalkingCat has published four photos of the HoloLens 2, which appear to be promotional marketing material for the headset. The leaked photos show a smaller headset, with...


Major Brands Reimagined In The Bauhaus Style For 100th Anniversary Celebration

Images by or_range (left) and *Luciy (right) via 99designs, featured with permission

In honor of the Bauhaus school of design’s 100th anniversary, graphic design company 99designs invited its community to reimagine the logos of 21 of the world’s biggest brands in this influential style. Names include National...

Ode to Simplicity in Graphic Design Playing with Lines

Ode to Simplicity in Graphic Design Playing with Lines

abduzeedoFeb 25, 2019
I am a fan of simplicity and for this post, I would love to share some artwork that inspired me for some recent personal projects. These are graphic design explorations using simple elements like lines and adding some deformation. It is a super...

Case Study: Bewegen by Locomotive

Bewegen was founded upon the vision of revolutionizing how we move. They created the most advanced bike-share system available, featuring world-class pedelec...

Stanley Kubrick. Work and life

This website is dedicated to the Stanley Kubrick's 90th birthday, his life and work. Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

Decluttering a Landing Page for Better Design and Higher Conversion Rates

You're reading Decluttering a Landing Page for Better Design and Higher Conversion Rates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+!

When it comes to improving the metrics of a landing page campaign, there is no magical trick. There is definitely not a...

Case Study: Inspora. Brand and UI Design for Virtual Stylist

A new generation of apps gets more and more personalized to dive deep into specific problems of a particular user. Today’s design story is about a product of this kind: meet Inspora, a virtual personal assistant in the issues of style and fashion. The Tubik team had a chance to work on the design of the logo, user...

Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Kate Spade

“Ace of Spades”

Established in 1993, Kate Spade is a women life and style fashion house that offers handbags, ready-to-wear, jewelry, footwear, gifts, home décor, and more. Launched originally with her husband Andy Spade with a small collection of six utilitarian nylon handbags designed by Kate Brosnahan Spade (1962...

Adobe announces huge update to its Lightroom Ecosystem

Adobe announces huge update to its Lightroom Ecosystem

AoiroStudioFeb 20, 2019
It's been a longtime coming and it's nice to see an from Lightroom, they have introduced huge updates including the all-new Sensei-powered feature called Enhance Details. Combining the power of machine learning and computational photograph...


Visual Studio 2019 Release Candidate (RC) now available

Today we’re sharing a Visual Studio 2019 Release Candidate (RC) – one of the final steps before general availability on April 2 at the virtual launch event. You can download the RC at
The post Visual Studio 2019 Release Candidate (RC) now available appeared first on The Visual Studio Blog.

Look Ma, No Media Queries! Responsive Layouts Using CSS Grid

Not only has CSS Grid reshaped the way we think and build layouts for the web, but it has also contributed to writing more resilient code, replacing "hacky" techniques we've used before, and in some cases, killing the need to rely on code for specific resolutions and viewports. What's so cool about this era in...

High performance container networking

Researchers and engineers from Microsoft Research and Microsoft Azure have contributed nine scientific papers to the technical program of the 16th Annual USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation – NSDI ‘19 – to be held in Boston, Massachusetts between February 26 and February 28, 2019. Our...

JavaScript Proxy

I’ve always loved the flexibility of Objects and prototypes in JavaScript, but for a long time, I felt that a level of dynamism was lacking. JavaScript eventually added get and set methods for object properties, which was an awesome step, but there was still room for improvement. The JavaScript Proxy API was an awesome...

5 New CSS Techniques to Master in 2019

Web designers are fascinated with ways to try new CSS techniques and push the boundaries of what CSS can do. Well-planned CSS can control almost any aspect of a design, and contribute to better overall user experiences—with cleaner and more consistent code. But what techniques are trending? What should you learn next? We...

Use your favorite extensions with Visual Studio 2019

Do you want to try the preview of Visual Studio 2019 but worry that your favorite extensions aren’t supported yet? A record number of extensions have already added support for Visual Studio 2019. So there is a good chance your favorite extensions are among them.
The post Use your favorite extensions with Visual Studio...

How to Avoid DOM Blocking in JavaScript

JavaScript programs run on a single thread in the browser and in runtimes such as Node.js. When code is executing in a browser tab, everything else stops: menu commands, downloads, rendering, DOM updates and even GIF animations.
This is rarely evident to the user because processing occurs quickly in small chunks. For...