domenica 16 novembre 2014





How to learn a new language: 7 secrets from TED Translators

By Krystian Aparta

They say that children learn languages the best. But that doesn’t mean that adults should give up. We asked some of the polyglots in TED’s Open Translation Project to share their secrets to mastering a foreign language. Their best strategies distill into seven basic principles:

  1. Get real. Decide on a simple, attainable goal to start with so that you don’t feel overwhelmed. German translator Judith Matz suggests: “Pick up 50 words of a language and start using them on people — and then slowly start picking up grammar.”

martedì 11 novembre 2014

30 web design tips to make your life easier

Leading experts in web design reveal the secrets that save them time and speed up their workflow.

Every web designer has a secret or two. Hard-won workflows, hidden hacks, and insider knowledge that are the mark of true experience and the stuff that separates great web design training from good.

Here, we've managed to persuade some of the web's busiest devs and designers to part with their most closely guarded tricks and tips. It's quite a collection.

Packed with professional know-how, you'll discover secret features of well known tools, the beta services that the design industry is buzzing about and CSS tricks that make page design for multiple platforms easy. So whether you're a beginner at online design or a web veteran, you're bound to uncover one or two tips here that will change the way you work.

Web Design Trends To Look Out For In 2015

Web Design Trends To Look Out For In 2015

It’s September! Which means fall is here, the pumpkin spice lattes are flowing, and the end of 2014 is in sight. We can now begin to look at the web design trends of 2014 (so far) and make some predictions as to what will have staying power in 2015. At least that’s what I plan to attempt in today’s post. And of course, since Elegant Themes exists at the intersection of web design and WordPress, I’ll be talking throughout about how these trends have and will impact the WordPress Community–from existing WordPress themes and plugins to the new opportunities these trends will provide. Let’s get into it!

lunedì 10 novembre 2014

5 Website Design Trends to Dominate 2015

Web design is a critical component in effective marketing and lead generation. Today’s competitive websites are designed for a mobile world, one that emphasizes video content engagement and crisp content blocks designed to captivate visitors—and convert visitors to customers.

What are the top trends powering web design for 2015?

20 steps to the perfect website layout

Claudio Guglieri, associate creative director at San Francisco agency Fantasy Interactive, walks you through the process of designing a website layout from start to finish.

When approaching the topic of designing a website layout, I thought about common mistakes I have seen in my years designing, especially with interns and new designers fresh from web design training.

Within this short list of steps to the perfect website layout, I aim to cover what I believe every new website builder working within a digital agency should know and do before starting a new project, and what they should pay attention to during the process.

Robert Crumb messo a nudo, l’intervista

Splendida e lunghissima intervista tratta da Conversazioni sul Fumetto a Robert Crumb di Gary Groth, pubblicata su Comics Journal 121 del 1988, traduzione di Graziano Pedrocchi.

venerdì 7 novembre 2014

Sei annoiato? Pazzesco!

I am…absolutely floored.
Hopelessly lost in admiration!
You are everything I aspire to be.
Oh. Hold on. …..
Back. I had to go and check what “bored” meant, just in case the definition had changed recently, but no! It’s the same! In essence, you’re saying you’re sat there, with all the resources of the internet at your disposal, and you’ve run out of interesting things to do. Which is just incredible. You are amazing.

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giovedì 6 novembre 2014

10 regole di successo che Andrew Carnegie ha utilizzato per diventare uno degli uomini più ricchi del mondo

Andrew Carnegie arrived in the U.S. in 1848 with barely a dollar to his name. By 1901, he was the richest man in the world.
At the height of his power, he was approached by a young journalist named Napoleon Hill who was interested in telling the stories of successful people.
Carnegie saw a special drive in Hill and in 1908 decided that Hill would document all of the strategies that made him a legendary businessman and philanthropist.

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