It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… December (2018 Wallpapers Edition)

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… December (2018 Wallpapers Edition) It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… December (2018 Wallpapers Edition) Cosima Mielke 2018-11-30T09:01:00+01:002018-11-30T08:19:34+00:00 What are you looking forward to in December? Spending time with family and friends during the holidays, watching the birds gather in your snowy backyard, or celebrating “Bathtub Party Day” maybe? These are just some of the things that inspired artists and designers to create their desktop wallpapers this month. All wallpapers in this post come in versions with and without a calendar for December 2018 and can be downloaded for free — as it has been our monthly tradition since more than nine years already. To cater for an extra bit of December joy, we also collected some wallpaper favorites from past years at the end of the post. Happy December and happy holidays! Further Reading on SmashingMag: 60 Beautiful Christmas Photoshop Tutorials Winter- Read the full article…

Strategies For Headless Projects With Structured Content Management Systems

Strategies For Headless Projects With Structured Content Management Systems Strategies For Headless Projects With Structured Content Management Systems Knut Melvær 2018-11-29T13:35:41+01:002018-11-30T08:19:34+00:00 This is the guide I wish I had the last couple of years when running projects with headless Content Management Systems (CMSs). I’ve been a developer, a user-experience and technology consultant, a project manager, information architect, and an author. The different hats have made me realize that even if we’ve had so-called “headless” CMSs for a while now, there’s still a way to go about thinking how to use them best. We are now at a place where many of us rely on JavaScript frameworks for frontend work, using design systems made of components and compositions, rather than just implementing flat page layouts. There’s a lot of traction towards the JAMstacks and isomorphic/universal apps that run both on the server and the client. The final piece of the puzzle Read the full article…

Nintendo Switch forecasted to outsell the PS4 in 2019

The Switch has been a monster hit for Nintendo by nearly every measure. The convertible console is precisely the success the company needed after a few years in the wilderness following the Wii U flop and smartphone foot-dragging. Strategy Analytics predicts more good things for the platform, predicting that Nintendo will surpass Sony in console sales next year. The margins are admittedly pretty thin, with Nintendo selling 17.3 million Switches to Sony’s 17.1 million PS4/PS4 Pro (Microsoft’s in a distant third here at an even 10 million), but if it holds, it will be an impressive feat nonetheless.  That number would put Nintendo ahead of the pack for the first time in 10 years, back in the Wii/PS3/Xbox 360 days. The company’s gearing up to release one of the console’s biggest titles yet, with the new Super Smash Bros. due out next week, and rumors have been swirling around update Read the full article…

Red Dead Online: everything you need to know about Rockstar’s multiplayer Wild West

One month after the sprawling epic Red Dead Redemption 2 launched, developer Rockstar expanded the Western even further with Red Dead Online. A free multiplayer spinoff, Red Dead Online offers a range of competitive modes, including Fortnite-style battle royale, in addition to a brand-new story to play through. It’s a huge and constantly evolving world, and you can keep up with the latest developments right here. Read the full article…

Going viral – what’s it worth?

On paper, having your artwork go viral online seems like the express ticket to success. If a piece of art gets shared by popular news outlets and social media pages, that means the creator is set to be inundated with ‘likes’ and new fans clamouring to buy their work, right? Not quite. While viral art, by its nature, can garner a lot of attention, the journey to fame is not as straightforward as it seems. In a similar way to how sharing timely and talented fan art can get you paid, an image that goes viral can make artists money. But talking about the finances is tricky at the best of times. Chuck internet stardom into the mix and it becomes even more difficult to untangle exactly how much cash your art going viral brings in.  How to network successfully: 19 pro tips To clear things up, illustrator Lucy Bellwood Read the full article…

18 top CSS animation examples

You’ve probably noticed the number of CSS animation examples featuring on websites has been on the rise lately. Animation is one of the key web design trends of 2018. All over the web, designers are getting creative and using CSS animations to bring personality to their sites, explain complex ideas quickly and easily, and guide their users’ actions. These animations don’t need to be overblown – even a subtle movement can have a big impact (most still have their roots in Disney’s classic 12 principles of animation).  Here, we’ve pulled together a selection of CSS animation examples from some of the biggest websites around, and dug into the code to show you how to achieve these effects yourself. This page features in-depth tutorials, or click through to page 2 for inspiring effects (and links to their code) for you to dig into yourself. What is CSS animation? CSS animation is Read the full article…

IGN Happy Hour: Hearthstone Special With Ben Thompson

With Hearthstone’s next expansion, Rastakhan’s Rumble, just around the corner, Team Five’s creative director Ben Thompson drops by IGN to talk about his favourite card art, the long road to getting trolls into Hearthstone, and how he loves to geek out over typography. Yes, it’s CARD CORNER! Download the IGN Happy Hour: Hearthstone Special right here Or stream it below: Read the full article…