40+ Stunning Food, Drink & Packaging Design Mockups

Part of your job as a designer is to make sure you present your final design to your clients in a way that they expect (and that makes your hard work shine!). Clearly, they will want to see how your design looks and feels on their actual product — that’s where product mockups can be incredibly helpful. This week we’re taking a look at food, drink, and packaging design mockups. We’ve tracked down some beautiful examples on Envato Elements so, if you’re currently designing a label or package design for a client, some of these might be the perfect way to present your design when it’s done. Enjoy! Food Pastry Boxes – Carrier Boxes Mockups This is a bundle of 6 different food boxes mockups. It includes different types of carrier boxes used to deliver pastry and food. You’ll find drink boxes, square-shaped boxes, triangle boxes, and more mockups in Read the full article…

Drag and Drop Your Way to a Website With WP Page Builder

Do you ever find yourself looking for an easier way to build a website? WP Page Builder is a drag-and-drop plugin for WordPress to help you create a website quickly without a lot of coding. It’s made for designers who want to get a website finished fast or beginners that want to play with a website but don’t have design or coding experience. Here’s a look at the tool and how you use it. What Is WP Page Builder? WP Page Builder helps you build responsive websites in WordPress with visual tools that work on the screen. The page builder includes a library that’s packed with elements and modules that you can drag and drop onto pages to create a design. Almost anyone can design and build beautiful websites without writing a single line of code using this tool. And no design experience is needed. The best feature of WP Read the full article…

15+ Best VSCO Lightroom Presets

VSCO is a popular photography app for both Android and iOS, known for stunning filters and effects. Today we’re featuring a selection of VSCO Lightroom presets, inspired by the VSCO app, to help you achieve similar results with greater power and flexibility. If you have a copy of Lightroom, you probably want to have more control over the specific nuances of how a filter is applied. We’ve found this collection of Lightroom presets that feature pretty much the same filters, effects, and adjustments included in the VSCO app. The only difference is they are quite a bit easier to customize and change in more dramatic ways. Plus, you can apply these Lightroom presets to your photos with just one-click! VSCO Cam 50 Lightroom Presets This bundle of Lightroom presets will give you plenty of options to play around with to improve and enhance your photos. It comes with 50 different Read the full article…

Smashing Book 6 Is Here: New Frontiers In Web Design

Smashing Book 6 Is Here: New Frontiers In Web Design Smashing Book 6 Is Here: New Frontiers In Web Design Vitaly Friedman 2018-09-13T13:25:00+02:002018-09-14T07:15:18+00:00 Imagine you were living in a perfect world. A world where everybody has fast, stable and unthrottled connections, reliable and powerful devices, exquisite screens, and capable, resilient browsers. The screens are diverse in size and pixel density, yet our interfaces adapt to varying conditions swiftly and seamlessly. What a glorious time for all of us — designers, developers, senior Webpack configurators and everybody in-between — to be alive, wouldn’t you agree? Well, we all know that the reality is slightly more nuanced and complicated than that. That’s why we created Smashing Book 6, our shiny new book that explores uncharted territories and seeks to discover new reliable front-end and UX techniques. And now, after 10 months of work, the book is ready, and it’s shipping. Jump to Read the full article…

Nintendo finally announces some new games for the Switch

Nintendo is at last (at last!) bringing some new content to the Switch! Yes! In a Nintendo Direct, the company let fly a number of games and a couple of original titles. The biggest Nintendo-produced titles we had glimpses of are a new Animal Crossing in development for the Switch and Luigi’s Mansion 3. We learned next to nothing about the new Animal Crossing, other than that it’s coming in 2019, but we did get to see some gameplay from the latest chapter of Luigi’s only titular adventure in the Nintendo world. Luigi’s Mansion 3 seems to follow in the ghost-vacuuming footsteps of its predecessors with the bizarre camera angles and all. It’s also heading to the Switch stage in 2019, setting up a couple of Nintendo titles for us to look forward to next year, possibly alongside Metroid Prime 4 (?). Other familiar additions to the Switch include a Read the full article…

Nintendo’s NES Switch controllers activate the nostalgia centers (and wallets) of retro gamers

The news that Nintendo would be adding NES games to the Switch as part of its paid online service had a mixed reception, but the company has completely made up for this controversial decision by releasing wireless NES controllers with which to play those games. At $60 they’re a bit steep, but come on. You know you’re going to buy them eventually. Probably next week. The controllers were revealed during the latest Nintendo Direct video news dump, alongside a host of other nostalgia bombs, like a new Animal Crossing and about a million Final Fantasy ports. But first the details of those sweet, sweet controllers. They’re definitely NES-style down to the buttons, meaning they aren’t going to replace your existing Switch Joy-Cons. So why do they cost so much? Because Nintendo. At least they’re wireless and they charge up by slotting onto the Switch’s sides like Joy-Cons. And they do Read the full article…

PlayVS taps League of Legends in launch of high school esports platform

PlayVS, the startup bringing an e-sports infrastructure to the high school level, has today announced that it will partner with Riot’s League of Legends for its early-access season. High school students across five states, including Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, will be able to sign up to play for their school in Season Zero, which begins in October 2018. Around 200 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada are offering esports scholarships, but without any infrastructure around high school esports, those recruiters are left at the mercy of the publishers and a grueling tournament schedule. Meanwhile, young gamers who want to go pro are forced to gain a following via Twitch, or hit up all those tournaments and find a way to shine. PlayVS offers access to recruiters while giving high school students the chance to play competitive esports at the high school level. The startup, backed Read the full article…

Nintendo unveils Switch Online service and (finally) a new Animal Crossing game for Switch

Nintendo announced that an eagerly awaited sequel to its Animal Crossing series will come to the Switch in 2019. (Nintendo Photo) Last week, Nintendo’s corporate headquarters in Japan was damaged by Typhoon Jebi, which knocked the N off the Nintendo sign on the outside of the building. The next day, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the island of Hokkaido. After that, you can’t really blame Nintendo for canceling its planned Nintendo Direct stream and rescheduling it for Thursday. But the news was well worth the wait as Nintendo revealed several long-awaited new games, including a new Switch sequel in its Animal Crossing series, in addition to Nintendo Online, the new service for online play. Here’s the full rundown of the announcement — including new Switch games, the Nintendo Online service and new Nintendo 3DS games. Nintendo Online The new Nintendo Switch service, Switch Online, begins on Sept. 18. The service features an Read the full article…

Isabelle joins Smash Bros. Ultimate, with Animal Crossing coming to Switch in 2019

You can stop feeling guilty about abandoning your 3DS Animal Crossing town: Isabelle the Shih Tzu is coming to kick your ass. Today’s Nintendo Direct revealed the addition of everyone’s favorite mayoral assistant to the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. As you can imagine, Isabelle’s repertoire of moves are cutesy — the pup uses things like fishing lines and pom pomps to fight her enemies. I’m sure it’ll be infuriating to lose against her, just like it is annoying to fight against the adorable villager. Taking a break from assisting mayors and just being an all-around lovely pup, Isabelle from the Animal Crossing series is joining the roster as a playable fighter in Super #SmashBrosUltimate! pic.twitter.com/YSVoYDkHRR — Nintendo of America… Read the full article…

Everything you need to know about Nintendo’s online Switch service

Nintendo Switch owners will soon have the opportunity to expand the capabilities of their portable devices with the launch of a paid online service along the lines of Xbox Live and PSN. Beyond granting multiplayer access to users, the service promises perks such as online cloud saves, and NES games added with multiplayer connectivity. Here’s what to expect. As previously announced, Nintendo Switch Online ranges in price: $3.99 for a month, $7.99 for three months, $19.99 for a year, and family plans that costs $34.99 (provided there are at least two accounts) — but users can get a seven day free trial to start. At launch, the NES offerings include titles such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Legend of Zelda, and more games will be added… Read the full article…

Final Fantasy VII and other classic Square RPGs are coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019

Nintendo announced today that some of the most beloved role-playing classics from developer Square Enix are coming to the Switch next year, including Final Fantasy VII. The news was announced during the company’s Nintendo Direct live stream. In addition to FFVII, Switch owners are also getting FFIX, FFX/X-2, and FF12. It looks like the latter three titles will be the HD remastered versions that were released for the PlayStation 4 / PS Vita consoles as well. Nintendo has previously confirmed Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition for its handheld console, too. A whole host of legendary FINAL FANTASY titles are being released on #NintendoSwitch over the coming months and into 2019! p… Read the full article…

Google logo sparks ‘correct design’ debate

This article was originally published in September 2017. Back in September 2015, Google waved goodbye to the serifed logo that had served it well for years. In its place was a chunkier, sans-serif typeface, complete with a ‘G’ symbol used across apps and other web domains. While it didn’t take long to get used to the new logo, the ‘G’ letter symbol has been niggling keyboard critics over on Reddit. Brought to light in a thread by Reddit user A_freakin_t-rex, the images (shown above) question the mathematics behind the shape and colour of Google’s ‘G’ symbol.  And while A_freakin_t-rex claims not to have made the image (taking credit only for posting it on Reddit’s ‘mildly infuriating’ board), a stream of comments on the thread shows that other designers have taken issue with the symbol design.  But what’s the problem with the letter? Everyone can read it clearly; the colours communicate Read the full article…

Flash sale! Get 30% off Affinity Photo for iPad

Affinity Photo for iPad is Apple’s reigning iPad App of the Year, and it recently received an update (read on to find out more about the exciting improvements and new features). To celebrate, developer Serif is offering you the chance to pick up a copy of its top photo editing app with 30 per cent off the usual price.  This flash sale will run until midday BST on Tuesday 18 September, and takes the price of this awesome photo editing tool down to £13.99 / $13.99 / 14,99€. US: Get 30% off Affinity Photo for iPad UK: Get 30% off Affinity Photo for iPad Affinity Photo for iPad received an enthusiastic response following its launch at Apple’s WWDC last year. We gave it an almost-perfect four and a half stars in our Affinity Photo for iPad review, thanks to its ability to seamlessly switch between different drawing modes, extensive import Read the full article…

Huge Changes at Uber: Logo and App Redesign

You’re reading Huge Changes at Uber: Logo and App Redesign, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! This change was inevitable. As new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi became head of a company that was drowning, Uber was ready for a renaissance. They had to change their existing brand image to move in the right direction. The first step … Read the full article…