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Musicards - Online Music Theory Flash Cards
A collection of music theory flash cards for the beginner and intermediate music student. Learn note names, chords, key signatures at your own pace.
music  theory  education  flashcards  learning 
5 weeks ago by garrettc
List of development resources
Covers programming, business, theory, gaming, security, and more.
programming  business  security  theory  gaming  cms  networking  devops  sysadmin  resource  list 
october 2018 by garrettc
The Poetics of Empire
Formal, classical dramatic theory isn't just dry historical homework; it can help us to a greater understanding of modern cinema.
cinema  film  theory  critique  protaganist  antagonist  villains  heroes 
june 2018 by garrettc
Color in UI Design: A (Practical) Framework
"Or, said another way: The fundamental skill of coloring interface designs is being able to modify one base color into many different variations."
colour  design  designthinking  designsystems  patternlibrary  theory  webdesign  webdevelopment 
january 2017 by garrettc
Music Theory reference
Find scales, chords, modes, intervals and other music theory topics quickly and easily.
learning  music  theory  education  reference 
october 2014 by garrettc
Color Template
This is an absolutely wonderful way to introduce somebody to colour theory:
colour  theory  design  science 
december 2013 by garrettc
Never Use Black
Design tip by Ian Storm Taylor. Most things you think are black aren't.
design  theory  colour  webdesign  tips 
august 2012 by garrettc
Here's a little cheat sheet to writing a song.
It's actually a pretty good summation of pop music structure.
music  howto  tutorial  theory  cheatsheet 
march 2011 by garrettc
History Of The Color Wheel
A look at the progression of colour organisation systems and how the colour wheel came to be. By ColorLovers
design  history  art  colour  theory 
february 2011 by garrettc
Seven ways to think like the web by Jon Udell
Given the web’s hybrid nature, how to can we teach people to make best use of this distributed hypermedia system?
web  rest  architecture  data  communication  principles  theory  society  restful 
january 2011 by garrettc
On Negative Space
"Negative space is as deliberate a choice as any other decisions you make while designing. I don’t use white space because pixels are free, or I couldn’t come up with something to put there. I use white space because it belongs there."
design  webdesign  theory 
september 2010 by garrettc
Visualizing Fitts’s Law
The clearest explanation I've seen of this key part of the user experience.
article  design  userexperience  theory  interface  law  reference  resource  software  science  interaction  hci  gui  usability  webdevelopment 
october 2007 by garrettc
The Mullet Strategy
Big sites like Digg, MySpace et al let users party, argue, and vent on the secondary pages, but professional editors keep the front page looking sharp.
business  community  design  ia  interesting  internet  socialsoftware  strategy  theory  webdevelopment  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
july 2007 by garrettc
Evolution is Not Just a Theory
Nice 2 minute run down of why all those creationist/young-earthers are purposefully misunderstanding what the word 'theory' actually means.
evolution  science  fact  law  theory  debunking 
july 2007 by garrettc
Color Inspiration from the Masters of Painting
"The world has seen thousands of artists and millions of great pieces of art, but we chose just a handful of pieces of art from some of greatest masters of painting to show a little of how they were inspired by color"
advice  art  colour  creativity  css  design  inspiration  theme  theory  visual  painting  research  resource  webdevelopment  tips 
july 2007 by garrettc
Five simple steps to better typography
Mark Boulton's fantastic series of articles on improving web typography.
advice  css  design  font  grid  guide  howto  typography  visual  text  theory  style  reference  layout  webdevelopment  colour 
june 2007 by garrettc
How to Write a Spelling Corrector 20 lines of Python! Great explanation of how it all works too.
code  howto  guide  language  learning  programming  python  algorithm  spelling  probability  theory  maths  mathematics 
april 2007 by garrettc
Personal and Historical Perspectives of Hans Bethe
"IN 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community"
education  entertainment  history  interesting  learning  lectures  maths  media  movie  physics  science  talk  theory  quantum  video  mathematics 
february 2007 by garrettc
Five simple steps to better typography - Part 4
Relating to the scales of font sizes and why those values are in photoshop in the first place
art  css  design  guide  howto  inspiration  layout  reference  resource  style  text  theory  typography  usability  font  technique 
november 2006 by garrettc
Tracing the Evolution of Social Software
"the core ideas of social software itself enjoy a much longer history, running back to Vannevar Bush's ideas about 'memex' in 1945"
article  blog  collaboration  community  culture  design  network  social  society  software  teaching  productivity  technology  theory  timeline  webdevelopment  tools 
october 2006 by garrettc
Introduction to Music Theory
Found via the connexions site (which I found via a TED talk video ) is this comprehensive CC licensed music theory course
theory  useful  music  learning  education  creativecommons 
august 2006 by garrettc
Particletree · Show Me The Colors
"If you lack the color scheme gene and can’t open Photoshop and pick a handful of beautiful colors off the fly, here are some schemes and coordinators from around the web to get things rolling."
colour  design  inspiration  theory  webdevelopment 
august 2006 by garrettc
A Primer on Time, by M. Joseph Young
Temporal Anomalies in Time Travel Movies
travel  timetravel  theory  movie 
july 2006 by garrettc
Self-reflexive rulesets in online communities... (
Imagine a set of messageboards, each with their own clear identity and each with a functioning moderation system based around a pre-existing political structure - one Monarchic, one Parliamentary Democracy and one Distributed Anarchy.
community  socialsoftware  rules  theory  design  society  online  interesting  webdevelopment  leedsgeekup09  ogn16 
july 2006 by garrettc
Music theory for guitarists
Going to need this at some point. Scale, intervals, triads etc
guitar  music  reference  theory  lessons 
april 2006 by garrettc
How C.R.A.P is Your Site Design?
4 principles to analyse your designs: Contrast, Repetition. Alignment. Proximity
advice  art  design  graphics  guide  ideas  information  interface  internet  layout  rules  skills  style  theory  tutorial  webdevelopment  colour  tips  tools 
april 2006 by garrettc
Subtraction: The Funniest Grid You Ever Saw
Great article about the design grid underlying the Onion's new site
css  design  grid  html  interesting  layout  markup  reading  reference  theory  usability  visual  xhtml 
october 2005 by garrettc
Less as a competitive advantage
6 things from 37Signals to make you a better company. Less truly is more
business  design  howto  management  philosophy  programming  reference  software  theory  webdevelopment  tools 
october 2005 by garrettc

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