By Aaron Quigley | Friday, August 29, 2014
It’s back-to-school time, and that means shopping for paper, pencils, a ruler, and the various other tools of academia.
One surprising item popping up on school lists around the nation is an Internet-ready mobile device, such as an iPhone or iPad. Classrooms as young as kindergarten are working mobile applications into their curricula, hoping the technology can aid instructional pedagogy and increase student engagement and achievement. At the same time, these devices are helping teach students technical skills that translate to their future careers.
By David Gassner | Friday, August 29, 2014
I was recently asked about how to set up a local Android development environment correctly, and it was such a good question that I wanted to share the answer with everyone.
Q: I’m learning how to create Android apps. In Eclipse with Android Developer Tools, when I create a new app I get a null pointer exception right away. I’ve also noticed that the new project’s “src” folder, where my Java source files should be located, is empty. What did I do wrong?
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 29, 2014
This week in Pixel Playground, Bert walks us through the process of turning the lynda.com logo into a billboard sitting on the Capitol steps.
Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.
First of all, let’s just put it right out there: I did not finish today’s assignment due to a tight work schedule.
Today’s challenge was to fill an 8 ½ x 11” piece of paper with all kinds of faces, from people to puppies, from monsters to aliens.
By David Franz | Friday, August 29, 2014
If you’ve ever wondered how the big acts manage their live stage shows using today’s cutting-edge technology, Daniel Mintseris—keyboardist and programmer for St. Vincent and David Byrne, among many other artists—is going to show you.
By David Blatner | Thursday, August 28, 2014
InDesign has a couple of font-locating tricks that seem almost magical to the untrained eye.
By Jeff Carlson | Thursday, August 28, 2014
We humans always need some issue to take sides on. For photographers, the Great Debate is whether to shoot in Raw or JPEG mode.
The answer to the question is yes: You can make great photos using either format.
By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 28, 2014
So, you know the cardboard backing on notepads? Today Von challenged us to create what he calls a cardboard doodle.
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