20+ Best Spooky Halloween Fonts

Halloween is a busy time. Not just for the kids, but also for professional designers. It’s that time of the year you start looking for Halloween-themed fonts, templates, vectors, and icons for designing all those spooky posters and greeting cards. Well, this year you won’t have to spend hours searching for creative fonts for your Halloween designs. Because we already did the work for you and picked out the best spooky Halloween fonts that will make your work stand out from the crowd. In this collection, we feature a collection of the best Halloween fonts that are suitable for all kinds of designs from posters, greeting cards, social media designs, and other Halloween and horror-themed designs. Have a look. Endless Sorrow – Halloween Font Making your Halloween designs look both scary and fun will be much easier when using this creative font. It features elements of both a quirky and Read the full article…

25+ Modern, Premium Keynote Templates

Keynote is a presentation tool for Mac (and iOS) that you can use to create beautiful presentations wherever you go, on whatever device you’re using. It’s highly useful, dynamic and practical. Keynote is easy for producing and professional presentations that set you apart from the usual Powerpoint crowd! Having a modern, premium Keynote template is a great starting point. We have gathered over 25 amazing Keynote templates that you can use for your next presentation. These templates range from business-centric themes to fashion design, creative presentations, and many others. All of these templates are affordably priced, and super-simple to install. We’ve also included a few similar Powerpoint templates if you don’t have a copy of Keynote, so you aren’t left out! Tayo – Modern Keynote Template Tayo is a colorful Keynote template with a modern design. It’s a multipurpose template made for business and corporate presentation needs. The template features 30 Read the full article…

Icon Design in 2018: The Key Trends

Icons might be one of the most important – and underrated – examples of design in your portfolio. Here’s a look at icon design in 2018, plus some great examples of inspiring icons and design work. Icon elements are shown almost everywhere, but sometimes get produced as an afterthought. That shouldn’t be the case. A great icon design can be distinctive and add finesse and flair to a project. Let’s take a look at what’s new, and what’s hot in icon design in 2018! Line Style Icon Design Line style icons seem to be the trend that never gets old. Part of the reason is that this icon style can work practically anywhere on any background type. Many of the popular, downloadable icon packs often include a line style design because of this versatility. It’s easy to see this in the example above. Each icon is easy to see and Read the full article…

Sony announces the PlayStation Classic, its own mini retro console

If you’re the kind of person who has two beers and regularly launches into the same 20 minute-long ode to the original PlayStation for playing a seminal role in the maturation of gaming as an art form, well, do we have some news for you. Sony just announced its intentions to give the PlayStation the (winning) Nintendo Classic treatment with a tiny to-scale version of the PS1 called the PlayStation Classic. The teeniest new console is scheduled to hit shelves on December 3, retailing for $99.99. Like Nintendo’s wildly popular SNES and NES Classics that paved the way, Sony’s PlayStation Classic will come pre-loaded with a cache of well-loved games. The PlayStation Classic’s lineup will feature 20 classic games, including Final Fantasy VII [editor’s note: hell yeah], Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms.  “Almost 25 years ago, the original PlayStation was introduced to the world. Developed Read the full article…

Nintendo is offering an exclusive Fortnite bundle with the Switch

Fortnite has taken the world by storm. In fact, the game is so popular that Epic has released versions for PC, Xbox, PS4, iOS, Android and the Nintendo Switch, making the game about as accessible as possible. The popularity of the game stems from the general popularity of the Battle Royale genre and popular streamers like Ninja, who have made the game so much fun to watch. But it also comes from the fun, and often fleeting, skins, dances and pick axes the game offers in its Item Shop. On October 5th, folks interested in the Switch can pick up some extra Fortnite swag. It’s a bundle royale! A #NintendoSwitch #Fortnite bundle including special in-game items and 1,000 V-Bucks will make the jump into stores on 10/05. https://t.co/5049PRWbjr pic.twitter.com/qoraUQA5DO — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 18, 2018 Nintendo is releasing a bundle that will include an exclusive Fortnite skin, glider Read the full article…

Old media giants turn to VC for their next act

The Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 eras weren’t kind to the world’s largest media conglomerates, throwing their business models into question, creating whole new categories of content consumption, and bringing online competition to subscription and ad pricing. Many of the media giants from the 1990s and early 2000s remain market leaders with multi-billion dollar valuations, however, and have become active investors in startups as a tactic to help themselves evolve. Of the traditional media companies that have committed to corporate venturing, there are two distinct strategies: those whose investing seems to be about replacing the historic classifieds section of newspapers and diversifying into a range of consumer-facing marketplaces, and those whose investing is concentrated on capturing an early glimpse (and early equity stake) in startups reshaping media. Replacing Classifieds, Investing in Marketplaces Mathias Doepfner, CEO of Axel Springer. The company’s startup accelerator is one of the most active in Europe. Read the full article…

Sony is launching a PlayStation Classic console this December loaded with 20 games

Sony is following in Nintendo’s footsteps and bringing back its original PlayStation console nearly 25 years after its initial release as a miniature gaming device called the PlayStation Classic, the company announced today. The device will cost $99.99 ( €99.99 / 9,980 yen / £89.99) and, similar to Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic consoles, will come pre-loaded with 20 “genre-defining” titles, including Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, and Ridge Racer Type 4. The device will launch globally on December 3rd. In addition to a standard mini-PlayStation, buyers will also get two classic PS1 controllers for games that support local multiplayer when they purchase the bundle. We don’t yet have a full list of games, but Sony’s press release confirms… Read the full article…

Nintendo Switch Online launches today — here’s how to join

Nintendo Switch Online is scheduled to launch later today, September 18th, shortly after 11PM ET / 8PM PT. Once it arrives, the free online gaming that Switch owners have enjoyed since the console’s launch will come to an end. To enjoy the same games online, you’ll need a subscription to the service. Thankfully, buying into the service doesn’t cost very much, and it will grant you access to more than just online gameplay. You’ll also be able to chat with friends via the Switch Online app, back up your precious game saves to the cloud (though there are a few caveats), and play a growing collection of retro NES games online or with a pal locally. Those games require an active Nintendo Switch Online subscription if you want to keep… Read the full article…

Fortnite is not the biggest game on YouTube this year

This year, it’s felt like Fortnite has taken over the world: seemingly every teen is playing it, big sports events always have stars doing in-game dances, and even Drake likes to drop onto the island from time to time. When it comes to video content, some of the most circulated and widely talked-about gaming clips tend to be wild plays or funny Fortnite moments. But, don’t let the hype deceive you: Fortnite hasn’t actually overtaken every corner of the internet. Ryan Wyatt, YouTube’s director of gaming content and partnerships, does admit that battle royale games, in general, have been exploding on the platform, thanks to the likes of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Call of Duty’s recent Blackout mode. Despite that, none of these games… Read the full article…

Bath Digital Festival returns

Bath Digital Festival is set to return on 23-27 October for its most ambitious year yet. The week-long festival of everything to do with digital technology will encompass 85 talks held in various locations around the city, and early bird tickets are available for just £10 (usually £15), which is ridiculously cheap for what’s on offer. Buy an early bird ticket to Bath Digital Festival for £10 That £10 ticket will get you access of the full schedule of events, and you just need to reserve your place on the ones you want to attend (hurry though, popular talks will book up fast). Helpfully, the mammoth festival is broken down in to a different theme each day.  Tues 23 – Digital creativity: Design and creativity using digital tools Weds 24 – Digital working: How tech is changing the way we work Thurs 25 – Digital for good: Digital as a Read the full article…

5 designer mistakes that drive clients mad

It takes time, skill and effort to build and maintain a strong, healthy client relationship. Getting it right is crucial, not just for the sake of the project you’re working on, but to help ensure repeat work. However, there has to be a balance between catering to your client’s needs, and being a doormat they take for granted. Likewise, you need to show you know what you’re doing and wow them with your creativity, but not come across as arrogant or inaccessible – the best client relationships are forged on collaboration. It’s a fine line to tread. Read on for five all-too-common mistakes that designers make that can drive clients mad – and more importantly, how to avoid them. 01. Ignoring the constraints of the brief It pays to think outside the box creatively, but constraints are there for a reason This may sound blindingly obvious, but sometimes the whiff Read the full article…

Push Notifications: Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid Making

Web and mobile push notifications are one of the most efficient and handy tools that can help you increase your conversion rates and engage your audience in real time and with actual results. Moreover, personalised push notifications can reach out to even the most determined leads. A smart marketing strategy with the use of push […] The post Push Notifications: Top 5 Mistakes To Avoid Making appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

Online Appointment booking systems: How do you choose the perfect one for your business?

You’re reading Online Appointment booking systems: How do you choose the perfect one for your business?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Over the last decade, it seems that everything has been happening online, doesn’t it? People like the feeling that they are just a few clicks away from whatever they need. With that in mind, if you are a business owner, … Read the full article…

Do Japanese Games Now Occupy the Space Between Indie and AAA?

If you ask someone who grew up in the 90s to describe their childhood, there’s a good chance they’d begin listing the epic worlds and stories they experienced in video games and animated series from Japan. In the era we’re talking about, you had the sprawling world and memorable dungeons of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the sudden murder of your party member and main healer Aerith in Final Fantasy VII, Psycho Mantis hauntingly reading the save data on your console in Metal Gear Solid, and encountering your first undead in the Spencer Mansion in Resident Evil. Elsewhere it was watching Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion late at night, or tuning in early before school to catch the adventures of Goku, Ash or Naruto. Read the full article…