Microsoft has released a collection of tools that will help Visual Studio 2012 users more easily write add-on applications for Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Microsoft’s Office 365 hosted service. The packages could be handy for longtime Visual Studio users, given the number of new technologies Microsoft is supporting in these office products. The new releases of...
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Dreamweaver, one of the first, and perhaps the most famous visual Web-design app, has evolved over time into a powerful development tool that can facilitate almost any kind of website or project. Today the app—alongside Flash Professional and the HTML5-oriented Edge Tools & Services suite—joins Adobe's new Creative Cloud Web-oriented lineup. The company's new cloud...
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Facebook unveiled a new News Feed design Thursday, saying the social network will now emphasize visual content.
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The web has become a very visual medium, which means that your company’s “image” is more important than ever. A striking image of your product or business can help boost sales, according to some studies. The National Retail Federation, for example, notes that more than two-thirds of consumers think that seeing the image of a product is “very important” when making buying...
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Storytelling website Storybird has added a poetry web app designed to let users quickly create illustrated digital poems.
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You'd think your web project is ready for development when the visual designs are signed off. But they sometimes miss important details: the "missing spec" for the SEO, usability or accessibility of your site.Next time you get given a visual design here are some additional questions to ask.Ahh, the smell of a large-format printout. Many of you reading this will have been...
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Design is no longer esoteric and instead it influences everything and is everywhere, argues author John Maeda, President of Rhode Island School of Design. Health and healthcare too are changing with design thinking.
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It's not uncommon for designers to confuse a beautiful looking product with one that works beautifully. A great technique for creating smarter, better products is to approach them using story-centered design.
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In today's digital age, storytelling is changing in a big way. Ingrid Kopp, director of digital initiatives at the nonprofit Tribeca Film Institute, fills us in.
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The Boston Globe’s design staff won 18 awards in the Society for News Design’s 34th annual competition, bringing home honors for their work on everything from sports to politics to arts and entertainment coverage. “We’re gratified by this recognition of the Globe’s design, infographics, and digital team,” said Dan Zedek, assistant managing editor. “The awards are a...
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