32 myths to be dispelled

I need to print out all of these posters and put them into a binder on my desk so I can have them at the ready when people come tell me that something has to be above the fold.

form-ux-tips:

Tell users what your password rules are up front, rather than making them guess and wait for validation errors.
You could also check the rules with javascript as they type, then put a tick next to each rule as they are satisfied.

THIS

form-ux-tips:

Tell users what your password rules are up front, rather than making them guess and wait for validation errors.

You could also check the rules with javascript as they type, then put a tick next to each rule as they are satisfied.

THIS

I had this conversation with my friend about an hour before the game started last night. This is why fantasy football is so cruel. I had the right read on last night’s game but every fantasy guru in the country says you never bench your #1 pick on the first week. 

Aaron Rodgers got 11.56 points. 

Russel Wilson had 22.54.

I had this conversation with my friend about an hour before the game started last night. This is why fantasy football is so cruel. I had the right read on last night’s game but every fantasy guru in the country says you never bench your #1 pick on the first week.

Aaron Rodgers got 11.56 points.

Russel Wilson had 22.54.

The End of Gamers

dangolding:

On the evidence of the last few weeks, what we are seeing is the end of gamers, and the viciousness that accompanies the death of an identity.

I surround myself with people that think about the bigger picture. I live in this world where the thoughts are provoking and there is consideration as to why things are the way they are. And I’m so completely within this bubble that it shocks me when I see something outside of this line of thinking. Even so, what I read yesterday simply floored me. Not even for a moment did I believe that there were males so broken. In this way, my ignorance is astounding. I live in a fantasy.

250 likes!
(only took 6 years)

250 likes!

(only took 6 years)

YouTube's biggest stars are cashing in offline

parislemon:

Andrea Chang on the rise of YouTube as a star-making platform:

That has upended the way viewers, particularly those in the prized younger demographic, watch content: YouTube now reaches more U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 than any cable network, according to Nielsen.

That’s staggering. Imagine what it means for cable television five or ten years from now…

And imagine how much every television/media company would be willing to pay for YouTube right now if it were an independent entity…

Sure they’d want to buy it now if they could. But not to reach anyone. They’d want to buy it so they can shut it down. Or transform it into something that it isn’t, effectively shutting it down.

Made With Paper

Made With Paper

Because Wednesday

Because Wednesday

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Breeze: One Foot in Front of the Other

I’ve been published! Wait, that’s not the right term. Guys, my words appear on someone else’s web place. 

Marriage

Marriage

Indiana, Utah same-sex marriage bans struck down

breakingnews:

The 10th Circuit ruled Wednesday that Utah cannot ban same-sex marriage.

In a separate ruling, a federal judge said Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Follow the latest at Breaking News

Take the hint.

Little Fluffy Clouds #vscocam

Little Fluffy Clouds #vscocam

Motivation

A few weeks ago Facebook bought Moves. This was not good news to me because I liked the Moves interface but really, really don’t like Facebook. After Moves changed their privacy policy and it became apparent that Facebook was going to be tracking my data, I decided to jump ship. I’m a sucker for a good UI and a catchy marketing video so I decided to give Breeze a try. And just look at how motivating this app has been for me.

My first week with the app was pretty sedentary, something I was painfully aware of but couldn’t seem to change. 

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But the application sent timely bits of encouragement. I’m usually put off by push notifications but these didn’t feel heavy-handed. They were light in their writing style and the application gently nudged me to try to hit my goals. At first the goals were very small, like 1500 steps or 2000 steps. The more I hit these goals, the more motivated I became. 

Now look at my 2nd week with the app.

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I’m becoming obsessed with my steps. The dotted line represents the goal Breeze set for me and I’ve been blowing through it for the last week. Today’s goal is the highest it has set for me yet at 4500 steps and I’m already half way there and it isn’t even lunch time yet. If I walk to lunch today I’ll blow through my goal again. 

I wish I could explain the psychology behind what they’ve created. I don’t know if it’s @BreezeApp specifically or if I would feel this way about any of the apps that take advantage of the iPhone 5S M7 processor. I believe Breeze has done an excellent job of using positive reinforcement to get me thinking about my steps. I was probably in a place where I was truly ready to change something. But whatever the reason, it’s hard to argue with the results. I hope to be over 10K steps a day soon. 

Today’s struggle led to this doodle.

Today’s struggle led to this doodle.

nevver:

Design Crush

nevver:

Design Crush

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