"I have lots of ideas. How do I pick the right one? Execute on as many as possible. The right idea will pick you" – @jaltucher
— Topsy Taiwo (@topsytaiwo) June 17, 2019
All the balls are the same color — and that color is *brown*! pic.twitter.com/JriPXHnNYR
— Chaz Firestone (@chazfirestone) June 14, 2019
This is amazing. If you cover the colored lines that pass over each ball, you’d see the balls are all the same color. Cones, rods, and brain are all playing a game!
Source: Dilbertblog, June 2007, so I assume it’s Scott Adams.
Creative, highly specialized, remote work is the future. The new millionaires will be those who adapt to this lifestyle. Digital nomads are already ahead of the game. The internet is truly the greatest form of liberation. @naval pic.twitter.com/3upDxTX0mT
— Jade (@JayBeDreamin) June 11, 2019
If you haven’t followed Naval yet, do it!
Just like nature. It will happen when it supposed to happen
Opportunities, ideas, timing run on their own schedule,not on yours
— Shiva Singh Sangwan (@shivassangwan) June 10, 2019
If you aren’t following @naval?, you probably should check him out!
every time a non-writer friend asks “how’s work going??” i either stare at them with dead eyes or gush about how lucky i am to have the greatest job on earth. so i made this chart to explain: pic.twitter.com/bxcHcyPuD6
— Erin Griffith (@eringriffith) June 6, 2019
If you do creative work for other people, this chart is a fact of life. But if you are doing and monetizing what YOU want, no one has you at their whim. Figuring out how to do that is the trick 😛 .
Find the thing that looks like work to others, but feels like play to you, and then go all in on it.
Naval Ravikant, on the Joe Rogan podcast.
The most powerful money makers are individual brands who themselves are leverage. They have knowledge that nobody else has. They’re knowledge is the knowledge of themselves. Knows all these people. Can’t replace them. Have to pay what they’re worth.
Naval Ravikant, on the Joe Rogan podcast.
Just bought the classic Stretching book by Bob Anderson and was delighted by this very instructive and memorable example on how not to stretch. I, nor you, will ever do it wrong again :-).
— Gallica BnF (@GallicaBnF) June 5, 2019
17th century: very creative use of pen, ink, and watercolor. Modern jackalopes look so different 😛 .
It’s about time. Been wanting this forever.
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Update: February 26, 2019: After nine years of the digital-only edition, the Big Book of Font Combinations is available in glorious, full-sized print editions: paperback and hardcover. Learn more!
Update: April 5, 2016: I recently compiled a list of the 19 most popular fonts according to usage by graphic designers from all over the web. I could have had 100, but I got it down to under 50, and from there whittled it down to just the 19 best fonts. Why 19? Because at exactly 20, the “long tail” shot right out and the differences in tallies became negligible. Take a look at those top fonts if you want and come right back because now we are going to have a little typography fun.
You’ve probably noticed the trend for bigger, bolder visual elements on websites. There are several reasons for this trend, and one of the biggest is that visual elements catch the attention of the reader. A picture really is worth a thousand words, and it grabs the reader above the fold. That means you have them, at least for the moment, and can then keep them engaged with your amazing content.
One way to incorporate large images is with full-screen website backgrounds. However, a full-screen background can be done really well, and it can also be done really wrong. The last thing you want is to make your website cluttered or the text difficult to read. To make sure you’re using a full-screen background in a way that will entice readers to hang around your site, try these best practices:
When it comes to using larger images in the background or anywhere on the page, you have to stop and consider what you want your priority to be on the page. Compelling images can be engaging and inspiring to your audience. However, those same images can also fall flat if placed incorrectly on the page. … [Read More]
Back in the day, we’re happy with drop-down menus and simple HTML markups for web design navigation patterns. Now that user experience is an invaluable criterion in designing a web site, web designers are on their feet, thinking of ways on how to integrate better functionality that promises a good effect on the visitor’s user experience.
Aiming for user experience does not solely rely on one page. In creating a website, we should keep in mind that the main goal is to get the visitors navigate through your website and spend more time on your website. Why? When people leave your website, it increases your bounce rate. As it increases, it is found out that it affects your conversion rates negatively.
One of the reasons why people leave your website is that they can’t simply find what they are looking for. If you notice that the main page of your website has a high bounce rate, you need to look into it as soon as possible. You can blame poor navigation practices implemented on your website as the number one culprit.
In this post, we’re going to share some tips and inspiration for web designers in designing fundamental navigation patterns they can apply in their web design concept.
From the dawn of civilization, there have been commercials. If you look close enough at the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, you’ll likely find an ad for a chariot dealership mixed in with the picture stories. (Seriously, though: papyrus wall posters in Ancient Egypt were some of the earliest advertisements.) Flash ahead to our modern age and you’ll find there could never have been television without commercials. Now that the world has truly become Internet-centric, businesses want to utilize your time by offering some form of advertisement.
At first, it was a banner ad dropped onto a website. The clever marketing device soon evolved into the popup. Today, tech savvy websites generate popups in hopes of capturing an email address or providing a direct click-through to sales.
As a web designer, your goal is to create popup tools that will make the client happy and not annoy the user. Too tall an order? Perhaps it’s not as challenging as you might imagine. Before getting to the gorgeous graphics that you’ll create to go with it, you might want to consider some functionality.