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Spring has sprung, and what better time could there be to learn something new?  Open source is a huge topic with a little something for everybody, so go on, jump right in!

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Calling All Scrabble Lovers!

Sunday April 13, 2014

Scrabble Board

April 13 is Scrabble Day, so in honor of one of America's favorite board games, we thought that we'd put a list together of five free, open source Scrabble-themed games, tools, and flair. If you love Scrabble, these are meant for you!

Cropped version of image thebarrowboy / CC BY

Live in San Francisco?

Saturday April 12, 2014

Close-up of a Gingko leaf

If the answer to the above is yes, then we have a project that might be of interest ... especially with Earth Day right around the corner. Trees are great for a lot of reasons -- shade, fruit, oxygen, air filtration -- but they could use a little help in today's urban centers. And, it just so happens, there's an open source project in San Francisco called Urban Forest Map that's trying to track where and how healthy the city's trees are. Not only will this help city planners, climatologists, and urban foresters, it'll help the general public, too. So, what are you waiting for?

Cropped version of image Dragan Maksimovic / CC BY-SA

Open Source in Providence, RI

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Open Source Providence

Providence, RI, has gone by a few nicknames over the years, but one thing has always been true -- it's home to a lot of creatives. One of the top art schools in the country is downtown (the Rhode Island School of Design, aka RISD), one of the Ivy League colleges is right next door (Brown University), and there's even a top-rated culinary school in the city (Johnson & Wales University). With all that talent squeezed into one small city, it's not too surprising that the open source philosophies have taken root. Why not flip through our gallery to see what's going on for yourself?

Image Catharine Rankin

Dingbats for Designers

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Elusive Icons Webfont.

Web designers are constantly looking for more resources, thinking of new ways to showcase a client's work, and coming up with unique methods of interacting with users. And, in today's world, those users expect clean, modern icons ... luckily, though, we have have nine great dingbat (or pictograph or glyph) fonts that can make it much easier to accomplish. So, if you're in the market for some new image fonts, head on over to Dingbat Fonts for Web Designers and More Dingbat Fonts for Web Designers to see what we've hand-picked just for you.

Image Catharine Rankin

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