April 2015 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology.

Life in the Algorithm


Squeezing a playable chess program into 487 bytes


Nobody Knows What an iPad Is Good for Anymore


8 Web Design Facts that Will Blow Your Mind


Fun videos teach design concepts to kids


An Anti-Torture Logo That Cleverly Communicates Across Three Cultures


40 free resources every designer should know


Pi Day: pi transformed into incredible art – in pictures


NVBOTS Wants To Make 3D Printers As Easy As Toasters


Dropbox’s Head of Design on the Dawn of Personalized Products – First Round Review


Solar Power SunAirPlus – INA3221 Python Raspberry Pi Library Released


The Secret Life of Punctuation: The Ampersand


The Hidden Language Of The ~Tilde~


The Long and Fascinating History of Quotation Marks


You Call that a Punctuation Mark?! The Interrobang Celebrates its 50th Birthday


A Brief History Of User Experience Design


Olio Creates A Homebrew Smartwatch With Some Amazing Features


Noose around Internet’s TLS system tightens with 2 new decryption attacks



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    Tim is an award-winning writer and technologist who enjoys teaching tech to non-technical people. He has many years experience with web sites and applications in business, technical, and creative roles. He and his wife have two kids, now teenagers, who are mad about video games.

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Why Do Designers Hate Comic Sans?

The history of the font and the reasons people hate Comic Sans are great ways to learn about typography.

Learn Typography Online

Learn typography online and practice basic typography skills.

The 10 Principles of Good Web Design for Developers

Design basics for developers who do not have a designer around to say "no comic sans!"

Mary Glendening Talks about Library Makerspaces as Community Technology Centers

Librarian Mary Glendening describes how they created their library makerspace.

An Interview with Joe Dytrych and Dee Saigal, Creators of Erase All Kittens

Learn how two people created a fun online game to teach HTML and CSS.


Apple's new Swift programming language is an interesting language to study and learn, plus an opportunity to watch a new language evolve.

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.

Online Security Tips

How to create secure passwords, manage your email accounts, securely backup data, and more.

April 2015 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology.

April 2015 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the April 2015 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

Code Golf

Problems software programmers can do to practice their skills, from beginner to advanced.

Design Patterns and Anti-Patterns

How programmers use design patterns and anti-patterns to develop software.

Help Build Applications Online

This website lets anyone practice their coding and design skills.

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