Stop asking design candidates to redesign your product. It’s unfair and (worse) it’s ineffective.

This morning, I heard from a young designer who is looking for her first design job in San Francisco. She’s truly talented and she has a strong portfolio, so she is interviewing at over a dozen companies in Silicon Valley. Yesterday, two separate companies asked her to do quick take-home demo projects to show her design thinking and her abilities.

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Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report: Web Design News & Insights Since 1995

A GOOD CONFERENCE is a designed experience. I don’t mean a visually over-designed brandgasm. I mean an educational and emotionally considered narrative. To me, the ideal conference offers a single track, so that all attendees (and all speakers) share the same intense experience over one or more days.

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PayPal is finally free-let the real mobile-payments battle begin

It’s finally happening: eBay is officially spinning PayPal off as a separate company. And it comes at a crucial time, just as the budding mobile-payments industry-which many see as the future of payments and commerce-is getting interesting. While PayPal has very done well for itself-payment volume grew 29% from a year earlier in the June quarter to $55…

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Engaged, Inspired, and Ready to Build a Better Web

Automattic is a distributed company – we all work from wherever we are. Right now, “where we are” is 197 cities around the world: New Orleans, USA. Montevideo, Uruguay. Tokyo, Japan. Vilnius, Lithuania. Once a year, we get together somewhere in the world to meet, work alongside, learn from, and laugh with one another in an exhilarating, exhausting week called the Grand Meetup.

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Lisa Sabin-Wilson at Prestige Conference 2014!

The Prestige Conference is taking place in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota from Friday, October 3rd to Saturday; October 4th. This conference is unlike any other! They have sought out the BEST speakers in the WordPress Community to speak on topics related to the economics of WordPress, with the target audience being entrepreneurs in the WordPress industry.

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WordPress Beyond Boundaries: A Recap of WordCamp Europe 2014

This weekend, 950 WordPress professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world descended upon Sofia, Bulgaria to participate in Europe’s largest WordCamp to date. WordCampers arrived excited to soak up new information and connect with others in the European community. Sofia’s graffiti-lined streets are peppered with leftovers of communist architecture, contrasting the Neo-Bohemian culture that energizes the city.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: October 2014 – Smashing Magazine

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one- desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd.

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Meet our Brown Belt Sponsors: WP Engine – WooCommerce Conference

We’re hugely privileged to have one of the top WordPress hosting companies sponsoring #woooconf at the Brown Belt level. When it comes to WordPress hosting you can count on WPEngine for fast, reliable and secure hosting, trusted by tens of thousands of websites. Businesses large and small rely on WP Engine’s exceptional customer service team …

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This Agency’s Office Literally Disappears After Hours So You Can’t Work Late

Employees at Amsterdam design studio Heldergroen won’t be putting in much overtime. Not in the office, at any rate. That’s because every day at 6 p.m., their desks, tables and other work surfaces, with their computers attached, are hauled up to the ceiling by steel cables normally used to move heavy props in theatrical productions.

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