How To Speed Up The Wireframing Process With Photoshop And Adobe XD

How To Speed Up The Wireframing Process With Photoshop And Adobe XD How To Speed Up The Wireframing Process With Photoshop And Adobe XD Manuela Langella 2018-06-19T15:45:38+02:002018-06-20T09:58:25+00:00 Before starting any design project, there is one word that is sure follow you from the very beginning: wireframing. Today, we will learn how to create a wireframe in Adobe XD and how to implement some graphics from Photoshop just by using libraries. But first, what exactly is a wireframe? A wireframe is a visual representation of your project’s structure. It defines the bones, the elements that will work in your layout, and the placement of the content for your prototype. The great thing about wireframing is that it’s a combination of simple elements that make you concentrate on your project’s functionality. In this stage, you can draw without thinking too much about the style and design. You just have to figure out Read the full article…

Alto’s Odyssey is coming to Android next month

Serene snowboarding game Alto’s Odyssey is finally making its way to Android next month. It was released on iOS back in February. Once again, Team Alto will be partnering with Noodlecake Studios to handle porting the sequel. And like the Android version of Alto’s Adventure before it, it looks like Odyssey will be free on Android and supported by ads and in-app purchases, instead of the one-time purchase offered on iOS. It’s yet another indication of the piracy problem that tends to plague premium Android games and apps on the platform. Alto’s Odyssey is coming to Android next month! Pre-Register today on @GooglePlay and be the first to get notified at launch https://t.co/IyjbPNxrdB pic.twitter.com/VzmZ2rWmCs — Alto’s Odyssey… Read the full article…

Nintendo doesn’t think Labo has reached its full potential yet

Back in April, Nintendo launched a bold new initiative called Labo. A collection of DIY cardboard accessories for the Switch, Labo was designed primarily to reach brand-new audiences outside of the traditional game-playing demographic. While the company says that the first two iterations of Labo have sold well — the “variety kit” reached the top 10 on the NPD sales chart during launch month — there’s still a lot of work to do. While more typical games like Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey tend to have a surge of sales at launch, Nintendo believes Labo will have a longer lifespan. “Labo represents something else entirely,” says Shinya Takahashi, general manager of the company’s software division, Nintendo EPD. While Labo is… Read the full article…

The Scuf Vantage is a Fortnite player’s dream PS4 controller

Scuf Gaming, one of the leading makers of custom game controllers for competitive play, has a new device coming out next month that promises to even further enhance the ability of gamepad users. The device is called the Scuf Vantage, and it’s a custom PS4 controller with back paddles, two additional side buttons, and an instant remapping feature that lets you customize every one of those additional input mechanisms on the fly. It sounds like an obvious upgrade for serious competitive players and aspiring streamers, but the question remains: do you really need a controller that costs as much as $200 to improve your game? Last week at E3 in Los Angeles, I got my hands on a finalized version of the Vantage. I demoed it on the one game most… Read the full article…

How to attract top talent to your agency (and keep it)

Recruitment can be one of the toughest parts of running a successful design agency. There are so many factors involved, and it’s a big responsibility – especially when you’re still a relatively small, new business. You’d think it would be easy to recognise when more staff members are required for your agency. It’s when you have more work than your existing team can handle, right? Not necessarily. Growing a team has a little to do with capacity, and everything to do with capability. Success hinges on finding the right people. You don’t want more of the same skills; you want to be able to expand the amount of work you can handle, while at the same time developing the type of work you do – and the way to do that is through smart management and team building. Read on for six gems of advice to help you attract the Read the full article…

Us By Night: a design festival with a difference

If in the past, you’ve struggled with how to network, this is one event that will definitely help hone your skills. With ping pong, video games, street food and art markets, Us By Night is a design festival with a difference.  After two successful editions, the unique nocturnal experience returns for its third instalment this November – and it looks set to be the best one yet.  Tipping the traditional design conference very much on its head, this year’s three-night festival has an inspiring lineup, including Mr Bingo, Mirko Borsche and Emily Forgot – with more to be announced soon – and an endless night market guaranteed to make the event one to remember.  We caught up with Belgian-born designer and Us By Night founder Rizon Parein to find out why designers should put the date in their diaries now… How did Us By Night come about? In 2016 I Read the full article…

How to Design a High Converting Email Newsletter [Infographic]

You’re reading How to Design a High Converting Email Newsletter [Infographic], originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! An email newsletter is an essential part of every website owner’s strategy. A good email allows you to better connect with an online audience, gather information about user wants and preferences and even sell products online. According to a report, … Read the full article…

5 Tips to Use Instagram Creatively for Your Brand

It seems like every brand is on Instagram these days. So how do you create posts that generate engagement and help your images, video, and stories stand out from the pack? The answer is to use your keen design eye. The same skills that you use as a designer—color balance, contrast, shape, and composition—can help you create Instagram posts that stand out. (It is a visual medium after all!) Combine those skills with a little social media strategy and you’ll start building a loyal follower base in no time. Here are some tips to get you on the path to Instagram success. 1. Own Your Visual Story You want to create a visual story and tell it with each post. A strong visual story is what will connect users to your brand on Instagram. People remember 80 percent of what they see, making this the perfect medium for designers. But Read the full article…

BEM For Beginners: Why You Need BEM

BEM For Beginners: Why You Need BEM BEM For Beginners: Why You Need BEM Inna Belaya 2018-06-18T14:00:51+02:002018-06-19T08:41:16+00:00 BEM makes your code scalable and reusable, thus increasing productivity and facilitating teamwork. Even if you are the only member of the team, BEM can be useful for you. Nevertheless, many developers believe that such a system approach like BEM puts additional boundaries on their project and makes your project overloaded, cumbersome, and slow. We’ll be collecting all of the main aspects of BEM in a condensed form. This article helps you understand the basic ideas of BEM in just 20 minutes, and to reject prejudices that the system approach is detrimental to your project. The Big BEM consists of Methodology, Technologies, Libraries, and Tools. In this article, we’ll talk more about the methodology itself because it is the concentrated experience of a huge number of developers and it brings a systematic approach Read the full article…