Archive for October, 2012

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum makes its digital collection of 125,000 masterpieces free to all

As a prelude to its reopening 13 April 2013, one of the world’s leading museums, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, will launch Rijks Studio, a ground-breaking new online presentation of 125,000 works in its collection which will go live today. Rijks Studio invites members of the public to create their own masterpieces by downloading images of artworks or details of artworks in the collection and using them in a creative way.

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https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/rijksstudio

Add a “Dial Extension” Button to Contacts on iPhone

Though you’ve long been able to add automatically dialed extensions to contacts on the iPhone, the newest versions of iOS handle extensions much more intelligently, allowing you to create a “Dial Extension” button to any specific contact. That extension dialer can be activated manually, making the navigation of telephony menus infinitely easier, here’s how to quickly add this to a contact:

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10 Things You Didn’t Know Dropbox Could Do

We live in an age when we want (and sometimes need) to access information at all times. This includes our own data and files — text documents, photographs, videos, music and more. That’s why services like Dropbox and the cloud are so popular with the connected generation.

Free of charge (with a paid upgrade option), Dropbox lets you upload your files to folders accessible anywhere there’s an Internet connection. It eliminates the hassle of emailing yourself attachments and running into size limits. People can use Dropbox through the desktop app, mobile apps or via the web.

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Building Real Software: Bad Things Happen to Good Code

We need to understand what happens to code over time and why, and what a healthy, long-lived code base looks like. What architectural decisions have the most lasting impact, and what decisions made early will make the most difference over the life of a system.

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Learnable Programming

Heres a trick question: How do we get people to understand programming?

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FoldingText — Plain text productivity for geeks

Plain text productivity for geeks. As you type, FoldingText auto-formats your document into sections, lists, and paragraphs. Fold sections to see the big picture. Focus to see the details.

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Combining Responsive and Adaptive Strategies to Solve Mobile Design Challenges | UX Magazine

When creating sites for the current market, UX designers and business decision makers face the daunting task of figuring out how to deliver the wow-factor website across desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Sometimes this even includes having to cater for native apps within the same project plan.

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Photoshop Layers De-mystified: a beginners guide to smarter photo editing | Digital Camera World

Yesterday we took a look at how Photoshop’s Blend Modes work and the 10 best blends for photographers. Today we want to go even further back to basics with photo editing and look at the types of Photoshop layers and how to use them to get the effect you want.It’s a given that layers are key to successful image editing in Photoshop but, for novices, layer lore can still seem like a black art. In this post we’re going to demonstrate how user-friendly and essential Photoshop layers are to you.

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