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By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Creating Orthogonal Cubes with Illustrator's Line Segment Tool

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Learn how to draw an orthogonal cube pattern with one of the simplest tools in Adobe Illustrator: the Line Segment tool.

In this free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows how to build a “boxed tower” illustration that interlocks with itself. And it all starts with a single line!

By Scott Fegette | Monday, July 27, 2015

What’s New in Dreamweaver CC 2015

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Dreamweaver has always been a veritable Swiss Army knife for web pros—a huge application that covers just about every aspect of web development.

However, that breadth and power makes it hard to learn, and hard to stay up to date with all the Dreamweaver features and changes from release to release.

Fortunately, there’s a lot to be excited about in this year’s update to Adobe’s flagship app for web designers and developers, with a noted focus on making Dreamweaver more friendly for beginners and pros alike.

Let’s take a look at what’s new in 2015.

By Chris Nodder | Monday, July 27, 2015

Nope — Web Design Isn't Dead

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“I would dance on the grave of the type of conceited web design that builds graphic-rich, information-poor art sites. I want to nurture the type of interaction design that puts users and their need for information first.” —Sergio Nouvel, UX Magazine

An article that recently circulated on Mashable made the case for web design having no future because well-designed mass-market templates and templating tools already exist, and because content is now distributed on other platforms such as Facebook or Mobile apps and push services.

However, as a user researcher and interaction design specialist, I don’t see bands of feral unemployed web designers camping out at night in the park huddled under pages torn from their Adobe Illustrator how-to books, shivering in their faux lumberjack shirts, scraping together pennies to buy a bottle of artisanal craft beer.

And there’s certainly no downturn in demand for Web Design courses on lynda.com.

By Guy Kawasaki | Monday, July 27, 2015

The Guy Kawasaki Guide to Pitching

guy kawasaki guide to pitching

This is a collection of six tips that you’ll seldom hear about the art of pitching.

It’s intended to help you evangelize your company to potential investors, employees, customers, and partners in the shortest and most effective way.

By Chris Croft | Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Top 10 Project Management Mistakes

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Project management is like most things: The top 10 mistakes probably account for 90% of failures.

Here’s what to avoid, and how to avoid it.

By Jeff Carlson | Saturday, July 25, 2015

TripMode: Don't Blow Through Your Allotted Data While Traveling

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When packing for modern summer travel, be sure to throw in the Internet. I have decent broadband access at home, and I forget that’s not the case everywhere else.

I learned this lesson the hard way on my last trip—although not in the way you might expect:

I made sure I had an alternate method of getting online, but in the process, I burned through my data allocation—twice in two days.

Here’s how it happened, and how to use TripMode to make sure it doesn’t happen to you:

By Peggy Fisher | Friday, July 24, 2015

Coding for Kids: Create Your Own Weather App!

Coding for Kids: weather app

You can’t turn on the news lately without hearing a story about extreme weather: tornadoes, droughts, flooding. Weather affects all of us and we’re all interested in what’s going on outside our doors.

If you have a son or daughter who enjoys checking the weather, they might love to create their own weather app! Here’s how …

By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 24, 2015

Tips for Buying Wide-Angle Lenses for Video

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Wide-angle lenses not only give you the ability to capture your surroundings; they capture action as well.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I continue to take a look at wide-angle lenses and help you decide what to consider when buying a wide-angle lens.

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