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Flickr takes a step forward with a new interface and a timeline

Flickr began rolling out a new feature called Camera Roll today, PetaPixel reports. The update, now testing in beta, features a sleeker interface that allows users to browse, edit, and organize their photos with greater ease.

Camera Roll lives up to its name by allowing users to view all of their photos in a fluid stream organized by date. Users can choose to arrange images by date taken or date uploaded, and scroll smoothly from their most recent photos at the start of the roll, to their oldest photos at the end.

Another big update is the addition of a timeline, pictured above. When users click on a year shown on the left-hand side of the page, the year expands into 12 months, allowing users to jump back and forth in time…

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Mountain Maneuverability with Snowfoot: A step forward in the snowshoe world offers unrivaled agility and traction in sleek, lightweight form

Mountain Maneuverability with Snowfoot

There’s no getting in the way of a skier or snowboarder on the hunt for untracked, deep snow. While the lengths some riders go to for a fresh covering might seem ridiculous to an outsider, alpine touring veterans know that the journey up is all part……

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Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard: Spanning microclimates and elevation, a look at the heritage estate that puts fruit forward

Napa Valley's Newton Vineyard

Once considered a scrappy competitor to its European counterparts, Californian wine—the Napa Valley region in particular—has since secured itself in the minds (and palates) of wine lovers the world over. With the rise in the popularity and recognition……

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‘Fast & Furious 7’ release date moved forward to April 3rd, 2015

Fast & Furious 7 was pushed way back after one of its stars, Paul Walker, died in a car crash last year, but now the movie’s release date is being moved forward by just a bit. The film is now planned for release on April 3rd, a week earlier than the April 10th release date that was originally announced to compensate for the changes in script and filming. Since then, it’s been announced that Walker’s brothers would actually step in to help finish out his role in the next film.

Walker himself had completed most of the dramatic and action scenes that he was needed for already, so it appears that the movie may not have to make a dramatic number of changes mid-production. Universal didn’t say why it’s chosen to just slightly push forward the…

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Charged: Moving Art Forward with Bryce Wolkowitz: An interview with the owner and curator of the NYC gallery at the forefront of digital art

Charged: Moving Art Forward with Bryce Wolkowitz

Slightly obscured by the glare of the gallery’s impossibly tall and tinted windows, the lines of Robert Currie’s wiry, site-specific installation stretch toward the entrance of Bryce Wolkowitz…

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Material Innovation: Product Design: An educational and inspiring survey of the cutting-edge materials that are pushing product innovation forward

Material Innovation: Product Design

A driving force behind innovation in all areas of design and technology is the development of new materials. Sometimes overlooked, this core tenet is given the spotlight in the upcoming Thames & Hudson release, “Material Innovation:…

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Alcatel’s Unexpected Casting Campaign: Put your best selfie forward in the French company’s photo competition

Alcatel's Unexpected Casting Campaign

Advertorial content: Though Albrecht Dürer, the 15th-century German painter, is widely credited as the first artist to explore self-portraiture, the origins of today’s selfie actually extend all the way back to man’s first scrawlings…

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The 10 best 3D movies to look forward to in 2014

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Whether you love it or grudgingly accept it, 3D movies are here to stay. Using a range of camera angles, animation techniques and character designs, they continue to bring in audiences and top the box office. Here, we take a look at some what we think will be the best 3D movies to arrive on the big screen in 2014.

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40 Web Design Conferences To Look Forward To In 2014

There’s no place better than a conference to elevate your creativity. Listening to fresh lectures from top-class experts from around the world and mingling with a ton of like-minded fellow professionals can really breathe life into your career and future plans.

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To save your time, we have done the hard work of identifying 40 web design conferences you might be interested in, for your convenience. Check your travelling schedules, book your reservations and have fun at these 40 Web Design conferences. A table of summary has been prepared for you at the end of the post.

CrossTrain Morning

CrossTrain will fulfill your precious morning with 6 killer presentations by UX professionals, learning space provided by Dallas User Experience Group and hundreds of dollars’ worth in giveaways. [Jan 24, Addison]

crosstrain morning

Mobile + Web DevCon

Latest mobile development tools, app optimization with updated HTML5 and JavaScript technologies, cross-platform app development are all highlights in this conference. [Jan 28-30, San Francisco]

mobile + web devcon


In Respond, not only can you meet the masters of responsive web design, but also learn about mobile-first responsive design, data-driven interactive content and the current state of responsive images. [Feb 4-5, Sydney]



Over 40 sessions with 30+ presenters in 3 full days, ConveyUX has everything you want to know about UX including content strategy, interaction, development, management and research. [Feb 5-7, Seattle]



In this conference you will have 4 days of workshops and presentations to allow you to explore the interaction design practices, and gain inspiration plus insights from relevant disciplines. [Feb 5-8, Amsterdam]



Roost is the embodiment of conference and training that aims to provide you clear lessons about modern websites, applications and core processes, and principles to build them correctly. [Feb 10-11, San Diego]


IRCE Focus

The web design conference at IRCE will focus on current design and usability development and help online marketers tackle rising customer’s expectation. On the other side, the mobile commerce conference will supply insights about today’s mobile customers, and the latest commerce strategies to deal with them. [Feb 10-12, Orlando]

irce focus

jQuery San Diego

It’s not only about jQuery itself, but also most recent jQuery-related projects, code architecture, design and implementation practices, tools and workflow improvement, and finally rising browser technologies. [Feb 12-13, San Diego]

jquery san diego

Meta Refresh

Meta Refresh is a showcase for web designers and developers to present their original works, and what contributions they have made to advance the state of the Web. For 2014 the spotlight is on the front-end workflow process. [Feb 12-15, Bangalore]

meta refresh

In Control

12 world-certified educators and industry leaders will talk to you their professional ways of handling web and mobile designs in this conference. [Feb 17-19, Orlando]

in control

An Event Apart Atlanta

If you are passionate about perfecting every corner of web design including code, content and usability, this 3-day educational event with 12 renowned speakers will take your web design skills to new heights. [Feb 17-19, Atlanta]

an event apart atlanta


ConFoo is a friendly learning experience, spanning different programming languages such as Ruby on Rails, jQuery, Java, Asp.Net, and more! Check out the huge schedule. [Feb 24-28, Montreal]


O’Reilly Fluent

Fluent is the conference where developers and UX/UI designers gather together to share their experience in technologies like HTML5 and Node.js, and discuss the future of web. [Mar 11-13, San Francisco]

o'reilly fluent

Smashing Conference

For sure Smashing Conference is going to be about real-life projects, workflows and practical insights that can be deployed as soon as you learn them. You get 2 conference days, 5 workshops, and 18 expert speakers with ticket. [Mar 18-19, Oxford]

smashing conference

Breaking Development Dallas

If you are that kind of person who always seek for ground-breaking solutions with flux of creativity, this event is for you. Featured speakers include Brad Frost, Ben Callahan, Jason Grigsby, Scott Jenson and Jonathan Stark. [Mar 31 – Apr 2, Dallas]

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Microsoft Build

An event organized by Microsoft to help developers build better experience on hundreds of millions of Microsoft devices. [Apr 2-4, San Francisco]

microsoft build

WebVisions New York

Seek the visions of web and mobile technology, and eventually the paths to triumph in them with WebVisions conference. [Apr 3-4, New York]

webvisions new york

Future of Web Design

In FOWD, designers and developers talk about the latest technologies and techniques that bring the revolution to the web, and that includes zero interface, digital agency revolution, responsive web typography, future of interaction, etc. [Apr 7-9, London]

future of web design

UX Immersion Mobile

‘Design for the user, not the device’ is the slogan for the UX Immersion Mobile conference that will deliver on workflow, usability studies, design patterns and any other UX topic. [Apr 7-9, Denver]

ux immersion mobile


The conference will be sharing the most harmonious web development practices that bring joy to both developers and users; talk about a win-win situation! [Apr 11-12, Prague]



In MinneWebCon you are guaranteed 2 full days of committed knowledge-sharing sessions from speakers of all backgrounds and work environments. [Apr 14-15, Minneapolis]


Industry Conference

In this conference you will meet with 8 speakers from Foursquare, Etsy, Happy Cog, Charity:Water and The Washington Post to learn their insights in design in organizations, metrics, UX, CSS, business and web performance. [Apr 22-23, Newcastle upon Tyne]

industry conference

The Next Web Europe

What is the next big thing for web? Over 2500 attendees will explore it together in The Next Web conference. Speakers include Chad Hurley, Stephen Wolfram, Matt Mullenweg and Kevin Rose – all famous people you recognize. [Apr 24-25, Amsterdam]

the next web europe


Be entertained and inspired with great tips covering design, gaming, frontend development, mobile development and marketing as well. You also get to hang out with new friends! [May1-3, Columbia]



More and more mobile devices are going for different specs and features, and Artifact Conference wants to help you the web designer and developer to solve development challenges with tool adaptation as the core strategy. [May 5-7, Austin]


HOW Design Live

With 3000+ attendees and 80+ speakers, HOW Design Live is a combined effort to offer you the life-changing 5-day learning experience with topics covering print, package and web design as well as technology, leadership and freelancing. [May 12-16, Boston]

how design live

DESIGN Conference

Besides design theory and research methods, DESIGN Conference will present about design processes, tools, education and sociotechnical issues to ensure you understand your design from the inside out. [May 19-22, Dubrovnik]

design conference

PHP Conference

As a PHP developer, you probably don’t want to miss this international conference and workshops that will improve your fundamental understanding on not only PHP development, but also database, methodologies, web API, security, and more. [Jun 1- 4, Berlin]

php conference

WEB Conference

Web Conference returns this year with ‘future-friendly web’ as the main topic. You can check out past year’s schedule to get familiar with the conference. [Jun 9-10, Penn Stater]

web conference

Future Insights

Future Insight is known for bringing out the best inspiration and insights for thinkers, explorers and pioneers of web. [Jun 16-20, Las Vegas]

future insights


Launched by Net Magazine and Creative Bloq, Generate is the source of inspiration, education and social center for web designers and developers. [Jun 20, New York]


O’Reilly Velocity

Velocity is for web professionals hunting training events and information from companies of all sizes. You get books, newsletters and industry reports as well. [Jun 24-26, Santa Clara]

o'reilly velocity


Ethan Marcotte coined the term ‘responsive web design’, and even introduced the new way to design for multiple screens, and now he’s going to speak for NAGW together with other inspiring speakers. [Sep 9-12, St.Paul]



SmartWeb is dedicated to east-European web designers and developers who are ready to boost their creativity and skill. [Sep 23-24, Bucharest]


Adobe MAX

In Adobe MAX, you connect with over 5000 creative minds to improve your development knowledge, techniques and strategies within 5 days. All for delivering your epic product. [Oct 4-8, Los Angeles]

adobe max


Since 2008, Fronteers Conference has been one of Europe’s largest conferences focusing on front-end web development with workshops and meet-ups. [Oct 9-10, Amsterdam]


CSS Dev Conference

Want to master your CSS kung fu? Look no further than this. [Oct 13-15, New Orleans]

css dev conference


If you are both a web specialist and educator, HighEdWeb will be your ideal conference to explore all web issues related to colleges and universities. [Oct 19-22, Portland]


Web Summit

A conference with a gathering of the world’s leading thinkers from companies, big and small from all around the world. Last year, there were 300 speakers and 10,000 attendees.

web summit

Ready To Inspire

Get ready to be inspired with new knowledge of web design, type and code, shared directly by experienced web experts. On top of these, you got to enjoy live music, meet-up and parties too.

ready to inspire

Summary [Table]

For your reference, here’s summary of all the conferences, dates, locations and price per pax.

Conference Date Location Price (General)
CrossTrain Morning Jan 24 Addison, TX $ 75
Mobile + Web DevCon Jan 28-30 San Francisco $ 1895 (Early Bird)
RESPOND Feb 4-05 Sydney $ 599
ConveyUX Feb 5-07 Seattle $ 995
Interaction Feb 5-08 Amsterdam $ 315 (Single Day)
Roost Feb 10-11 San Diego $ 599
IRCE Focus Feb 10-12 Orlando $ 845
jQuery San Diego Feb 12-13 San Diego $ 449
Meta Refresh Feb 12-15 Bangalore $ 42
In Control Feb 17-19 Orlando $ 595
An Event Apart Atlanta Feb 17-19 Atlanta $ 1095
ConFoo Feb 24-28 Montreal $ 715
O’Reilly Fluent Mar 11-13 San Francisco $ 1645
Smashing Conference Mar 18-19 Oxford $ 597.60
Breaking Development Dallas Mar 31 – Apr2 Dallas $ 995
Microsoft Build Apr 2-04 San Francisco $ 2095
WebVisions New York Apr 3-04 New York $ 325
Future of Web Design Apr7-09 London $ 595
UX Immersion Mobile Apr7-09 Denver $ 1689
WebExpo Apr 11-12 Prague TBA
MinneWebCon Apr 14-15 Minneapolis TBA
Industry Conference Apr 22-23 Newcastle upon Tyne $ 273
The Next Web Europe Apr 24-25 Amsterdam $ 725 (Early Bird)
ConvergeSE May 1-03 Columbia $ 325
Artifact May 5-07 Austin TBA
HOW Design Live May 12-16 Boston $ 1995
DESIGN Conference May 19-22 Dubrovnik TBA
PHP Conference Jun1-04 Berlin $ 1230
WEB Conference Jun9-10 Penn Stater $ 650
Future Insights Jun 16-20 Las Vegas TBA
Generate New York Jun 20 New York TBA
O’Reilly Velocity Jun 24-26 Santa Clara TBA
NAGW Sep9-12 St.Paul, Minnesota TBA
SmartWeb Sep 23-24 Bucharest TBA
Adobe MAX Oct4-08 Los Angeles TBA
Fronteers Oct9-10 Amsterdam TBA
CSS Dev Conference Oct 13-15 New Orleans $ 695
HighEdWeb Oct 19-22 Portland TBA
Web Summit TBA TBA TBA
Ready To Inspire TBA TBA TBA

Digital Design Trends to Look Forward to in 2014


Here’s a little secret about us. Part of the reason we founded a digital agency in the first place was to ensure that we’d always have the latest and greatest technology and digital products. That fun also extends to making wildly unscientific prognostications on what may or may not happen in the next 365 days of digital design.

Yep, we’ll be seeing even more flatness.

We are at the end of the beginning of flat design. Every design trend article has this one at the top of their list. After iOS 7 launched the design world started to flatten everything they could get their pixels on. Flat shapes and colors started appearing everywhere in 2013 but this is really just the start. The bigger design concept behind all this flatness is just simplicity. Finding ways to make your web or app design simpler means you can actually concentrate on getting users to try doing increasingly complex things. The challenge this trend imposes is that lots of websites, products, and services will be competing in a Thunderdome of flat color and simplicity ubiquity.

This is how we scroll.

People are still asking us about the fold of a website. Yes, it’s true that in 2014 I’m 100% confident that we’ll be building experiences that are scrolling in nature and still will be discussing the fold. The dead tree newspaper really is The Walking Dead of influence over design.

Pinterest, Tumblr, and Instagram are just a few of the continuous or infinite scrolling experiences that suck you into a total wormhole of non-productivity. That feeling of “I’ll just scroll down one more time” and then I’ll move on, then you see something amazing, so you do it again. Infinite scrolling is the crack cocaine of web design.

The end of navigation as we know it.

We’ve already started seeing the impact of responsive design on websites as websites are starting to lead with hamburger menu navigation on all screen sizes. The era of a website having traditional navigation is quickly ending. Users are now used to on demand menus, sticky navigation and fixed headers that follow you as you scroll. These new tools allow for cleaner, simpler web design.

Micro-Storytelling & The Snow Fall Effect.

The other big impact on design is the increasing presence of micro and long form storytelling that is changing the way we see stories. Micro-storytelling on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Vine, and pretty much any single-serving blog on Tumblr are only the beginning of this new wave of storytelling. All of these platforms work ever so slightly different for a distinctive slice of your audience. The lack of cookie cutter approach means we have to create more net-new content as a result.

Meanwhile, as stories get smaller, we also get to enjoy how news and online articles are simultaneously getting larger too. Who would have expected that? Take Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, who has launched Medium, where people share longer-form ideas for those who think well beyond just 140 characters.

The New York Times is one of the organizations pioneering the way with its long form digital journalism in pieces like Snow Fall and A Game of Shark and Minnow. These mixed media pieces stitch together video, photos, sound, interaction and stories into one neatly designed package to consume. For the generation that grew up digitally and would rather watch YouTube than ever read a 30,000-word New Yorker piece, this could be a game changer. It’s no wonder that according to Forbes, the top marketing job in 2014 will be Director of Content.

Everything just gets smarter.

And while we’re all working harder to push out stories in real time on a fractured media landscape, we can look forward to a world where our TVs talk to our fridges and then Amazon delivers new stuff to us via their drone army as soon as we’re out of eggs. Yes, eggs, you can have a product that monitors your eggs and tells you when they are expired, or when you are getting low. Wrong category, but you can still almost hear Homer J. Simpson proclaim, “Doughnuts, is there anything they can’t do?”

The future is actually so much more than smarter, it’s about a world of invisible buttons. Invisible is the next generation of flat. That is to say, buttons we don’t even know we’re pushing. As Neo in The Matrix once said, “Wow.” Pioneering this term and movement is Amber Case — who incidentally has the coolest job title ever, Cyborg Anthropologist. At Le Web she said, “Instead of having a bunch of sensors all over the place, when you got home the lights would turn on, because the device would know when it entered the GPS circle around the house. When it leaves that circle, it would automatically turn off.” In short, design is about to move off the screen and out into our environment space.

In a future world where everything is simpler, more flat, shorter and longer, infinite, and thankfully smarter, knowing that drones will deliver goods by air brings us one giant step towards living in The Hunger Games. For the designer, may the odds be ever in your favor.

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