The History of the Internet in a Nutshell

Nov 15 2009 by Cameron Chapman | 267 Comments

If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you spend a fair amount of time online. However, considering how much of an influence the Internet has in our daily lives, how many of us actually know the story of how it got its start?

Here’s a brief history of the Internet, including important dates, people, projects, sites, and other information that should give you at least a partial picture of what this thing we call the Internet really is, and where it came from.

The History of the Internet in a Nutshell

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Helpful Tips for Switching to the Mac OS

Nov 12 2009 by Federico Viticci | 33 Comments

Helpful Tips for Switching to the Mac OS

Many Windows users want to move over to the Apple Mac OS but fear that the switching process may be hard.

This article is not about why you should switch to Macs, but rather, how to do it and to show you that there’s really nothing to it. I’ll guide you through the general process of switching to an Apple computer with some practical easy steps to follow.

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10 Puzzle Websites to Sharpen Your Programming Skills

Oct 15 2009 by Ben Dowling | 65 Comments

Solving programming puzzles is a fun way to develop your logical and problem solving abilities. Also, when you’re familiarizing yourself with a new programming language, solving puzzles for that language can help speed up the learning process.

Here are the top 10 popular programming puzzle sites that will help test your thinking and improve your programming, problem solving, and logical thinking skills.

1. Programming Praxis

Programming Praxis

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45 Beautiful Dual-Screen Wallpapers

Oct 11 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 54 Comments

If you have two monitors in your work environment–a common set up amongst design and development professionals–you can use a desktop background made for users who have multiple screens. If you would like to find out about tools that give you the ability to use multiple monitors and computers, you may be interested in reading about five free tools for multi-monitor computer set-ups.

In this collection, you can find a large amount of beautiful desktop wallpapers for two monitors. We hope that you will find a handful that you will absolutely love.

Azure Eye

Azure Eye

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10 Revealing Infographics about the Web

Sep 20 2009 by Jacob Gube | 46 Comments

The use of graphics as a tool for educating viewers is a great approach to sharing information. It’s an effective way of composing otherwise boring information and data into an easy-to-consume and fascinating way.

In this article, you’ll discover a variety of infographics and visualizations associated with the internet. You might just learn a thing or two about the web by looking at these awesome artworks!

Click on the image to go to the larger version of each graphic.

1. Web Trend Map is a graphical representation of the top domains and personalities on the web. It maps websites and notable persons onto the Tokyo subway system as train stations with their popularity and success represented by their position and size.

Web Trend Map

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10 Unusual Places to Get Design Inspiration

Jun 23 2009 by Kayla Knight | 42 Comments

Inspiration isn’t something that just pops into a designer’s head. Most of the time, we must make an active approach to discover it. This obviously isn’t a new concept, and there are thousands of inspiration websites from CSS galleries to showcase blog posts. These are way overused, though; in order to create a truly successful design, one must find inspiration elsewhere.

10 Unusual Places to Get Design Inspiration

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50 Stunning and Beautiful Desktop Wallpapers

May 5 2009 by Mirko Humbert | 111 Comments

If you spend a lot of time on your computer, you probably want to make it a friendly place. A gorgeous desktop wallpaper will personalize your interface and can inspire you creatively.

In this collection, you will find 50 beautiful desktop wallpapers handpicked for just you. You can never have enough wallpapers – and if you’re feeling like your desktop needs a face lift, check these out.

1. Stabilis

Stabilis

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