30+ Best Tri-Fold Brochure Templates (Word & InDesign)

Are you working on a new tri-fold brochure design for your business? Want to make them look even better than your competitors? Then you’ve come to the right place. We’re featuring some of the best tri-fold brochure templates you can use to easily design a stunning brochure with a minimal budget. The design of a brochure says a lot about a company and the quality of the business. The colors you use in your brochure, the way you format the content, and the fonts you choose, play an important role in showing off professionalism and authority. For this collection, we carefully handpicked the best brochure templates designed by professionals to help you choose the right design and get a headstart on your own tri-fold brochure design. All the templates in this collection can be downloaded from Envato Elements for a single price. All you have to do is buy a Read the full article…

What’s the Best Font for Subtitles? 5 Examples Compared

When it comes to choosing the best font for subtitles (or any other captioning), nothing matters more than readability. Clear subtitles are more than just identification on the screen, they can be a means of accessibility for many users. You’ve probably seen a fair share of good – and bad – subtitle font options. (I remember watching a movie where the subtitles were yellow and nearly unreadable in some scenes. That’s not a good choice!) Closed captions are also common for viewing video on social media – who wants to play the sound at work? – and to understand content in another language. Today, we’ll look at some of the best fonts for subtitles, and tips for creating small text elements on a moving video background that people will actually want to read. Roboto Roboto is one of the most common typefaces in the modern era. It’s used pretty universally Read the full article…

I Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8

I Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8 I Used The Web For A Day On Internet Explorer 8 Chris Ashton 2019-03-19T12:00:08+01:002019-03-19T11:11:07+00:00 This article is part of a series in which I attempt to use the web under various constraints, representing a given demographic of user. I hope to raise the profile of difficulties faced by real people, which are avoidable if we design and develop in a way that is sympathetic to their needs. Last time, I navigated the web for a day using a screen reader. This time, I spent the day using Internet Explorer 8, which was released ten years ago today, on March 19th, 2009. Who In The World Uses IE8? Before we start; a disclaimer: I am not about to tell you that you need to start supporting IE8. There’s every reason to not support IE8. Microsoft officially stopped supporting IE8, IE9 and IE10 over three Read the full article…

A Detailed Comparison Between WordPress And October CMS

A Detailed Comparison Between WordPress And October CMS A Detailed Comparison Between WordPress And October CMS Leonardo Losoviz 2019-03-18T12:00:28+01:002019-03-19T11:11:07+00:00 Three months ago, WordPress finally released React-powered Gutenberg to power its default content editing experience, triggering many people who are not happy with this change to look for alternatives. Some folks decided to fork and release pre-Gutenberg WordPress, however, for me this doesn’t make much sense since it still carries 15 years worth of technical debt. If I were to find an alternative to WordPress, I would try to avoid being stuck in the past, and aim for a clean cut through some mature platform built on modern foundations. This article compares WordPress to the arguably similar yet more modern October CMS on a wide arrange of both technical and non-technical topics. The goal of the article is not to convince people to stick to WordPress or to switch to October Read the full article…

TikTok parent Bytedance is getting serious about games

A turbulent 2018 for China’s gaming market hasn’t held back newcomers. Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup behind a collection of rising new media apps including TikTok and Jinri Toutiao, is making a further push into video games after it took control of a mobile game developer through a roundabout deal. According to a business registration filing, Shanghai Mokun has become wholly owned by Beijing Zhaoxi Guangnian, a second-tier subsidiary of Bytedance. Mokun is a mobile game developer previously owned by 37 Interactive Entertainment, a publicly listed games publisher that earmarked $791 million in revenue last year, which makes the Shanghai-based company about one-sixth the size of Activision Blizzard. Zhang Lidong, a veteran journalist-turned senior vice president at Bytedance, has taken the helm as Mokun’s legal representative. The price of the deal is undisclosed. A spokesperson from Bytedance declines to comment on the transaction. TechCrunch has reached out to 37 IE Read the full article…

Watch Google unveil its mysterious gaming project live right here

Google is holding a press event at the Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time, 1 PM Eastern Time, 5 PM in London and 6 PM in Paris. While many game companies rely on Google Cloud Platform for their server and infrastructure needs, today’s conference is going to be different. The company has been working on something called Project Stream for more than six months. In its initial technical test, the company let you play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in your Chrome web browser. The game would run on a server in a data center near you, and you’d see the video stream in your browser and interact with your character from your computer. And it sounds like Google is ready to launch its cloud gaming service for real. So let’s see how Google plans to sell this service and the initial game Read the full article…

How to build The Matrix

Rizwan Virk Contributor Rizwan Virk is executive director of Play Labs @ MIT, a serial entrepreneur and author. Released this month 20 years ago, “The Matrix” went on to become a cultural phenomenon. This wasn’t just because of its ground-breaking special effects, but because it popularized an idea that has come to be known as the simulation hypothesis. This is the idea that the world we see around us may not be the “real world” at all, but a high-resolution simulation, much like a video game. While the central question raised by “The Matrix” sounds like science fiction, it is now debated seriously by scientists, technologists and philosophers around the world. Elon Musk is among those; he thinks the odds that we are in a simulation are a billion to one (in favor of being inside a video-game world)! As a founder and investor in many video game startups, I Read the full article…

Valve veteran and Riot Games developer launch Stray Bombay, a new game studio in Seattle

(Stray Bombay Logo) Even if you don’t know Chet Faliszek‘s name, you’ve likely heard of his work. As one of the writers at Valve Software in the 2000s, Faliszek helped create the stories of seminal video games including Portal, Left 4 Dead, Half-Life 2: Episode One, and Counter-Strike. To put it less gently, he’s one of the reasons why cakes have been lies for the last 12 years. More recently, since leaving Valve in 2017, Faliszek was working in Seattle at Bossa Studios. This week, at the start of this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Faliszek officially announced the founding of his newest venture, Stray Bombay, with Dr. Kimberly Voll. Based in Seattle, Stray Bombay is actively hiring at GDC for multiple positions, with funding already in place via Riot Games and Upfront Ventures, in order to create a new cooperative-play video game. “Players are smart, they are Read the full article…

Washington-based brothers behind ‘Dwarf Fortress’ to unexpectedly launch cult indie game on Steam

The cult indie hit Dwarf Fortress is unexpectedly coming to Steam. Silverlake, Wash.-based designer Tarn Adams, the primary creator of Dwarf Fortress alongside his brother Zach, announced via the company’s Patreon page last week that the long-running game will arrive on both Steam and Itch.io in a new version that features actual graphics and “generally enhanced” audio. As the original Dwarf Fortress (see below) has been both freeware and made entirely of ASCII art since 2006, this marks a massive departure for the game in more ways than one. The reason for the new version, according to Adams’ announcement, is related to financial concerns due to healthcare treatment costs. “We don’t talk about this much, but for many years, Zach has been on expensive medication, which has fortunately been covered by his healthcare,” wrote Adams, co-founder of Bay 12 Games. “It’s a source of constant concern, as the plan has changed Read the full article…

SHODAN returns in System Shock 3 trailer

OtherSide Entertainment has dropped the first real teaser trailer for its upcoming System Shock revival, offering a look at some “pre-alpha in-engine” footage of a doomed space station under the control of murderous AI SHODAN. The System Shock 3 trailer was shown at Unity’s Game Developers Conference keynote, confirming that the game will use the Unity engine. System Shock 3 sees original producer Warren Spector return to the legendary immersive sim series. The game has undergone a protracted development and recently lost its publisher, Starbreeze, which is in serious financial trouble. Despite this, last month Spector said “The team is still, as we say, ‘psyched and cranking’ — in other words, continuing as normal. I’m confident we can… Read the full article…

Unity’s latest demo is a gorgeous sci-fi short starring a lifelike virtual hero

The latest jaw-dropping demo from Unity, one of the most widely used game engines in the world, isn’t just an example of how developers can use new shadow effects or rendering tools. It’s also a darkly beautiful philosophical journey stuffed into a short animated film. “I’m fascinated by technology and its impact on us as humans; our psychology, sense of self-identification, and our deeply ingrained sense of spirituality,” explains Veselin Efremov, creative director at Unity’s demo team. “I thought it would be fun to explore these existential and philosophical themes in the guise of a simpler adventure story.” The new short film is called The Heretic, and it lasts less than four minutes. In it, a man in a beat-up leather jacket, one that… Read the full article…

Nvidia is bringing ray tracing to old GPUs that can’t ray trace worth a damn

How do you convince gamers that they’re getting their money’s worth from a $500+ graphics card? Nvidia’s latest technique is pretty smart — it’s taking real-time ray tracing, an eye-popping if barely adopted feature previously exclusive to its pricey new RTX-series graphics cards, and bringing it to a whole bunch of older Nvidia GTX-series GPUs that can’t ray trace to save their lives. I’m partly joking. It’s pretty cool that I’ll soon be able to try out some “basic” DirectX Raytracing with my nearly three-year-old Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU! Here are the other graphics cards and chips that should be able to take advantage with a driver update this April: But seriously: Nvidia’s blog post seems explicitly designed to… Read the full article…

Effective Mobile App UX Enhancement

The quality of mobile app user experience is highly relevant in terms of holding users’ attention for the largest number of repeated launches. The Interaction Design Foundation claims that mobile UX must bring joy to users and this is something I agree with. The point is that such a clear idea is, in fact, a […] The post Effective Mobile App UX Enhancement appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

The Life in Between: A New Model of Customer Engagement for Life Insurance

By Laura Keller Several years ago, our financial advisor and good friend began talking to us about retirement planning, college savings for our infant daughter, and the importance of life insurance. He said, “It’s not cheap, but you need to do it.” He advised us on the company to choose, began the paperwork, and told us how to continue the application process. Of course, I didn’t look forward to taking on the cost or the administrivia of applying for life insurance. “You’ll need to answer questions about your income and health and have physicals,” our friend told us. Nevertheless, there was something oddly fulfilling about applying. Life insurance isn’t a fun topic or process, but it represented a milestone in our lives. With a family, I was ready to think about someone other than myself. The Emotional Side of Life Insurance The woman processing our application was perfectly nice and Read the full article…

Platform UX: Domain-Driven Design Concepts in Enterprise UX

By Amy Chess Adopting systems thinking is critical for designing effective UX research, particularly at the enterprise level. Enterprise software is a complex ecosystem that propagates data from one set of applications to another, typically with no explicit articulation to the user of the rules that govern this flow of data. Making key software-architecture decisions based on an understanding of user needs regarding the transmission of data throughout this ecosystem is essential. Domain-driven design (DDD) is a set of modeling techniques that can facilitate systems thinking. DDD is an approach to modeling software that accounts for business processes by explicitly articulating the relationships among teams and technical systems with the intent of accelerating the discovery work that is necessary to iterate on existing software. Read the full article…

Creating Environments That Encourage Behaviors That Make Meaningful Work

By Daniel Szuc and Josephine Wong In this article, we’ll examine the environments in which we live and work, taking a moment to reflect on how they make us feel. We’ll also consider how to create explicit moments for practicing reflection and helping us make meaningful work. This need not be work that is saving-the-world meaningful, but simply work that is personally meaningful. Consider meaningfulness in connection with this definition of behavior: “The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward others.” Who makes us feel the way we feel and why? How does the environment play a role? Do we have an explicit role to play in our environment? How can we create an environment that thrives, and why is this important? This article builds on the ideas in our earlier article “Fostering Learning Environments to Generate Sparkle.” Read the full article…

Plain Text vs. HTML Email Templates: What’s Best for Marketing?

You’re reading Plain Text vs. HTML Email Templates: What’s Best for Marketing?, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook! Plain text or HTML email template? Which performs better? Which generates more leads and provides higher conversion rates? This has been the subject of much debate. Even though email marketing has a long history, professionals cannot reach a consensus. Each … Read the full article…