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How to do a UX review

Published: Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |

From 24 ways: A UX review is where an expert goes through a website looking for usability and experience problems and makes recommendations on how to fix them. · Go to How to do a UX review →

Pantone color of the year for 2016

Published: Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , |

From Print: Tighten your suspenders (or garter belts), color fans. The 2016 Pantone Color of the Year (“COY”, in colorist parlance) could knock you flat for multiple reasons. In a first in COY’s 15-year history, Pantone has selected, not one shade, but two. And these two particular shades are bound for frenzied controversy, heated debate, and Interwebs bashing-and-praise galore: Serenity and Rose Quartz, a gender-bending duo of pale pink and blue. · Go to Pantone color of the year for 2016 →

Common reasons a website is unsuccessful

Published: Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , |

From Vandelay Design: If you are planning or building a new website, you are obviously hoping for some type of success. Of course, success can mean any number of things, and each website’s success should be determined by the needs and desires of its owners and creators. Some websites exist strictly to provide information to visitors. Others aim to sell products. Some exist solely to provide information about the services of a business. As you can see, there is no one equation for success online, but there are a number of common causes for failure with a website. Here is a look at ten possible things that can keep you from achieving anything significant with a website. · Go to Common reasons a website is unsuccessful →

SOLO – Search Oxford Libraries Online

Published: Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , |

Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries have been hard at work digitizing their collections. This month’s update: The Libraries’ collection of over a million maps and half a million printed music scores. · Go to SOLO – Search Oxford Libraries Online →

In search of the great song

Published: Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , |

a documentary series exploring and celebrating the universal pulse, affirming an underlying connection- 'the Great Song'- while encouraging audiences' unique creative expression.
Featuring artists, educators, scientists, spiritual teachers and 'humans-without-definitions', the film series traverses North America, Europe, Australia and India revealing a soulful, musical recognition 'softwired' into the core of humanity, reminding us who we are. · Go to In search of the great song →

The End of Suffering (The Great Bell Chant)

Published: Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , |

May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos, even in the darkest spots human beings are able to hear it clearly, so that all suffering in them cease, understanding comes to their hearts, and they transcend the path of sorrow and death. · Go to The End of Suffering (The Great Bell Chant) →

Sam Harris on “free will”

Published: Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , , , , |

From Skeptic.com: Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The Moral Landscape, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. His new book is short (96 pages), to the point, and will change the way we all view free will, as Oliver Sacks wrote: “Brilliant and witty—and never less than incisive—Free Will shows that Sam Harris can say more in 13,000 words than most people do in 100,000.” UCSD neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran notes: “In this elegant and provocative book, Sam Harris demonstrates—with great intellectual ferocity and panache—that free will is an inherently flawed and incoherent concept, even in subjective terms. If he is right, the book will radically change the way we view ourselves as human beings.” · Go to Sam Harris on “free will” →

The Signature Strength Test reveals your top 5 strengths, and they may surprise you

Published: Fri, Mar 4, 2016|Filed in: Bookmarks|Topics: , |

As human beings we tend to focus on our personal negatives instead of looking at our strengths. By taking this signature strength test, designed at University of Pennsylvania, you can finally see what your strengths really are — and whether the ones you come up with match the ones that you might have guessed for yourself. · Go to The Signature Strength Test reveals your top 5 strengths, and they may surprise you →