9 Challenges Faced by Google Glass Developers


Developing apps for Google's Android is usually smooth as glass. Developing for Glass? Not so smooth. Here are some complications that only Glassware developers will encounter. Google refers to the people who sport its Glass, the technology that doubles as eyewear, as … [Read more...]

5 Truly Effective CSS Boilerplates and Frameworks


Creating engaging websites that invite return visits is hard work. A modern site also has to scale to support every device available and be launched online in ever -shorter times. Perhaps the only reasonable way for developers to implement the responsive design demanded by … [Read more...]

SGI’s Long, Strange Trip: from Dinosaurs to Big Data


Some companies stay in the same business they began with, for good or ill. Others change their business model – and survive. Silicon Graphics isn't the same it was 20 years ago, but it is alive and kicking – and today it’s focusing on Big Data. Twenty years ago, Stephen … [Read more...]

9 Live Wallpapers to Make Your Macintosh Even More Beautiful


My name is Carol Pinchefsky, and I'm a Macaholic. I've never owned, or even seriously used, a PC. I find Macs intuitive and usable, and I've never once felt that way about C: drives and D: drives and oh-god-why-me drives. So may the ghost of Steve Jobs smite me for … [Read more...]

Have Some Fun with ASCII Art

ASCII art is probably as old as the use of ASCII itself, and unless you create it by typing each letter manually without a generator, I'm hard pressed to even call it art.  However, like those silly Skype emoticons, there is something fun about it that has me playing around … [Read more...]

10 Live Wallpapers to Gussy Up Your Android Device


Recently I fell in love with Android. I should say, I fell in love with Android again. We broke up for a while when I got an iPhone, but then I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, and Android started seducing me. Next, I ditched my iPhone and switched to a Samsung Galaxy S4, and … [Read more...]

A Developer and a User Walk into a Bar: 5 Steps to Getting Users’ Insights while Avoiding a Bruised Ego


As a developer working on consumer online software, you're invested in creating meaningful experiences for users. At the same time, if you ask customers what they want, they will – as Henry Ford remarked – ask for a faster horse. But it's worse than that, because users don’t … [Read more...]

6 Cool Live Desktops for the Self-Respecting Windows Geek


Your Windows computer finally has enough horsepower to run pretty, interactive wallpaper. It’s time to revisit desktop enhancements. Here’s a few to tickle the fancy of any Windows user. In the early to mid-2000s, desktop replacements, gadgets, live-wallpapers and all … [Read more...]

Zapping Graphics that Dazzle Too Much

Distracting zapping graphics

If your users are missing obvious information in a Web application or on a website, the graphics you’ve used may be to blame. Well-defined graphics add pizzazz to a site, but poorly implemented graphics turn user interfaces into a circus experience that fail to meet the … [Read more...]

The Rise of The Developer, Designer, and Software Tester [Infographic]

SmartBear Infographic

According to recent reports, between January and June 2012, the technology (or “tech”) industry added nearly 100,000 jobs at a 1.7 percent gain. It has also been reported that by the year 2020, employment in all computer occupations is expected to increase by 22 percent. … [Read more...]