Wednesday, November 30, 2016

U.S. Imposes Nationwide Ban On Smoking In All Public Housing

The Obama administration has issued a sweeping final rule banning smoking in all public housing units nationwide, extending a smoke-free environment to nearly a million units.

Monday, November 28, 2016

After Election, Diversity Trainers Face A New Version Of 'Us Versus Them'

Through the eyes of those who work to make companies "inclusive," the 2016 election suggests two things: Business will pick up, but it won't be business as usual.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Popular design news of the week: November 21, 2016 – November 27, 2016

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. 

The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however, in case you missed some here's a quick and useful compilation of the most popular designer news that we curated from the past week.

Note that this is only a very small selection of the links that were posted, so don't miss out and subscribe to our newsletter and follow the site daily for all the news.

If CSS is so Easy Why Does Everyone Suck?


10 Best New Web Design Tools for November


Site Design: Apple Newsroom


Learn X in Y Minutes


The Coming Revolution in Email Design


Responsive Web Design Basics


Use the Simplest Tools


Your Ultimate Guide to CSS Units


Website of the Year 2016


Google's Redesigned Google Sites Goes live


10 Bold Rebrands that Made a Big Difference


Sketch 41.1


What's New in Node 6?


LogoMiner – Catalog of Logo Designs for Analysis and Free Download


Site Design:


The Importance of Storytelling in Design


Unbox the Web


Mailchimp Paper Buddy


The Problem Isn't the Client. It's You


Introducing Color Fonts


Firefox Focus


6 Experts Predict Top Web & Mobile App Design Trends 2017


5 Things I Learnt as a Designer at LEGO


Daily Curated Color Inspiration


Duco – An App that Helps You Run Successful Design Sprints


Want more? No problem! Keep track of top design news from around the web with Webdesigner News.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Twitter Is Adding New Filtering Tools in an Effort to Curb Abuse

Twitter Is Adding New Filtering Tools in an Effort to Curb Abuse
Twitter hopes to curb harassment once and for all by giving users the ability to filter keywords and hashtags while be The post Twitter Is Adding New Filtering Tools in an Effort to Curb Abuse appeared first on WIRED.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Episode 733: A Trunk Full of Truffles

Truffles are a lumpy, smelly fungus. They're also one of the most coveted foods in the world. Why are they so expensive? And why are people willing to pay so much for them?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kemang Wa Lehulere Constructs a History From South Africa's Shadows

Mr. Wa Lehulere's work can seem very abstract, but a closer look reveals allusive, layered references to his own personal history and that of his country.

Monday, October 24, 2016

How To Poison The Mobile User



One of the most popular children's television heroes here in the Czech Republic is The Little Mole, an innocent, speechless and cheerful creature who helps other animals in the forest.

How To Poison The Mobile User

TV heroes often fight against people who destroy their natural environment. When watching The Little Mole with my kids, I sometimes picture him as a mobile website user. Do you want to know why?

The post How To Poison The Mobile User appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Herman Miller Just Redesigned Its Iconic Aeron Chair

Herman Miller Just Redesigned Its Iconic Aeron Chair
Herman Miller made a series of ergonomic tweaks in pursuit of Bill Stumpf's original goal for the Aeron: to create a chair you don't notice. The post Herman Miller Just Redesigned Its Iconic Aeron Chair appeared first on WIRED.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Defamation Trial Over 'Rolling Stone' Rape Allegation Story Begins

A former associate dean of the University of Virginia is suing for nearly $8 million in damages, alleging that a now-discredited story about a gang rape falsely painted her as the "chief villain."

Friday, September 30, 2016

Alvar Aalto "changed the history of skateboarding"

Finnish Modernist architect Alvar Aalto accidentally invented the skateboard bowl with a 1930s swimming pool design, according to a US skateboarding magazine and a Finnish newspaper. (more…)

Monday, September 19, 2016

New York's Use Of Phone Alert Shines Spotlight On Wireless Emergency System

"WANTED," blared New York's alert. "Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old male." This year, non-federal authorities have sent as many wireless emergency alerts as in the previous three years put together.

The Thumb Zone: Designing For Mobile Users



If there is one thing that will stand the test of time, it's thumb placement on mobile devices. This makes consideration of the "thumb zone", a term coined in Steven Hoober's research, an important factor in the design and development of mobile interfaces.

The Thumb Zone: Designing For Mobile Users

Have you ever interacted with a mobile website or app that simply didn't play nice with your thumbs? Perhaps you've had to stretch to get to an important menu, or swiping turned into a battle with multiple swiping elements. Mishaps such as these reveal poor consideration of the thumb zone.

The post The Thumb Zone: Designing For Mobile Users appeared first on Smashing Magazine.