What music genres are searched for the most on Google?

Data from Google can tell us a lot about what’s popular in the world. After all, when people are curious about something, generally they will “Google it”. In fact, Google has created a website called “Google Trends” that lets you track the popularity of search terms over time. It even lets you compare musical genres. […]

How the Internet actually works

Dear reader,

This post may not be up for long. There are forces beyond my control at work. I hope you believe me when I tell you my very life is in danger. I will go into hiding soon after the publication of this post. Do not try to contact me. It’s now up […]

How a web design goes to hell

A collection of web design horror stories

If you’ve ever done any freelance creative work, you can relate to the plight of the designer in this comic. If you’ve ever been on the other end of hiring a designer to build a website for you, this just might give you […]

Questlove gives the best advice for bands you’ll ever hear . . .

Questlove is best known as the drummer and joint frontman for the Grammy-winning band The Roots. He’s also been fronting the in-house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and now The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. His advice for bands is not what you might think. His surprising advice comes at 0:44.

 

 

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The world’s worst website ever

Have you ever come across a website that’s so horrible, so impossible to navigate, so ugly, that you shudder at just the memory? (If you’ve completely blocked out the experience, I understand.) No doubt there were red and yellow flashing banners, mixed fonts, buttons everywhere, and too many animated gifs. Oh my! You probably hit […]

5 Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Creative Career

As humans, we all struggle at times to stay excited about certain tasks at hand. We get bored; we get frustrated; we get distracted (ooh, cat gifs!) and our art suffers for it — we stop writing our novel, we stop writing our next song.

Sometimes you just have to stop and remember why you are doing […]

Your Website is Outdated Because…

10 reasons why you and your website are stuck in the past

1. You own stock in Adobe, and you’re waiting for Flash to make its big comeback. And while all other web designers have abandoned Flash, you’re loyal as a dog. An old, half-blind, narcoleptic dog that’s developed a bad limp.

2. Following […]

The Curious Vocabulary of Computer Geeks

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Wikepidia defines “geek” thusly: “The word geek is a slang term for odd or non-mainstream people, with different connotations ranging from “a computer expert or enthusiast” to “a person heavily interested in a hobby.”

But I would argue that being a geek is becoming more and more mainstream and less […]

What the Colors You Choose Say About Your Website

Colors can evoke emotions and associations when we experience them. Not only that, they can change the way we think. Studies have shown that red increases our ability to concentrate and blue can increase creativity. Colors have power. What does your website communicate with color? Cool colors like blue and green often have a calming […]

Neil Young Plays Fresh Prince

Jimmy Fallon’s best role yet! […]