20+ Church Bulletin & Newsletter Templates

Every church needs the right templates for creating effective church bulletins and newsletters to spread God’s message. Thankfully, there are many easy-to-use church bulletin templates to quickly design flyers and newsletters for your congregation! You need to be creative to attract the attention of your churchgoers, with modern and attractive designs. We’ve handpicked a collection of creative and modern church bulletin templates for creating beautiful event flyers, newsletters, and bulletin messages. You can simply download these templates and edit them with either Photoshop or Illustrator to add your own content. Church Event Flyer Bulletin Template This is a multipurpose flyer template you can use to design many different types of church bulletins to promote special events, sermons, and meetings. The template is available as a fully layered PSD file and you can edit it using Photoshop CS5 or above. You can also change the colors and text quite easily. Price: Read the full article…

How to Make a Poster in PowerPoint: 10 Simple Steps

In addition to creating presentations, did you know you can use PowerPoint to design other elements such as posters? Today, we’re walking you through exactly how to make a poster in PowerPoint. While not everyone thinks about making a poster design in PowerPoint, it’s actually pretty easy—and is a viable option if you need something quickly, or don’t have other design software available. (Posters made in PowerPoint are frequently used in academic settings for assignments and event promotion on college campuses.) Today, we’re going to take you through the steps of how to make a poster in PowerPoint. 1. Collect Poster Materials Before starting on a PowerPoint poster design, sit down and figure out what is going on the poster. Write out a plan for the design and collect all materials in a folder on your desktop – text, charts or data and photos or other graphics. 2. Launch Software Read the full article…

Inclusive Design For Accessible Presentations

Inclusive Design For Accessible Presentations Inclusive Design For Accessible Presentations Allison Ravenhall 2018-11-15T13:45:14+01:002018-11-16T11:14:51+00:00 To all the presenters of conferences, workshops, and meetups: I truly enjoy hearing your anecdotes and learning things from you. I like laughing at your jokes, especially the puns. Unfortunately, some people in your audience aren’t getting as much out of your session as me. They may not be able to see your slides, or hear you speak, or make out the details on the screen. A few tweaks will make your presentation more inclusive. Here are some tips so next time you’re on stage, everyone in the crowd can laugh at your bad jokes. 1. Create Accessible Slides Make Your Text Big. No, Bigger. The back row of your presentation room is a long way from the projector screen. It’s much further than the distance between you and your laptop screen as you create your slides. Read the full article…

E3 slouches towards irrelevance again as Sony announces it’s skipping the show

I like E3 . I really do. But it’s also monumentally dumb: game companies spending millions to show off essentially faked content to an increasingly jaded audience. And it’s increasingly out of step with how the gaming industry works. So it should come as no surprise that Sony will be skipping the show more or less altogether this year, joining Nintendo in taking a step back from spectacle. Sony has been a part of CES for 20 years and this will be the first one it’s ever missed. I’ve gone to their events every time I’ve attended; I was there for their historic putdown of Microsoft after the latter announced some hugely unpopular restrictions on used games. I think you can actually see me near the front in the broadcast of that one. (You can! I’m at 1:29.) And E3 has been a part of Sony’s yearly cadence as well. Read the full article…

Bunch scores $3.8M to turn mobile games into video chat LAN parties

The best parts of gaming are the jokes and trash talk with friends. Whether it was four-player Goldeneye or linking up PCs for Quake battles in the basement, the social element keeps video games exciting. Yet on mobile we’ve lost a lot of that, playing silently by ourselves even if we’re in a squad with friends somewhere else. Bunch wants to bring the laughter back to mobile gaming by letting you sync up with friends and video chat while you play. It already works with hits like Fortnite and Roblox, and developers of titles like Spaceteam are integrating Bunch’s SDK to inspire longer game sessions. Bunch is like Discord for mobile, and the chance to challenge that gaming social network unicorn has attracted a $3.8 million seed round led by London Venture Partners and joined by Founders Fund, Betaworks, Shrug Capital, North Zone, Streamlined Ventures, 500 Startups and more. With Bunch Read the full article…

Here’s the teaser trailer for Niantic’s Pokémon GO-style Harry Potter game

The good news: Niantic/WB Games/Portkey has released a trailer for “Wizards Unite,” the Harry Potter game built in the same spirit as Pokémon GO. The bad news: It… doesn’t show much. If you were hoping for gameplay footage or really anything detailing how the game will work, you’re out of luck. Alas! It’s just a teaser trailer, and tease it does. The game’s newly expanded website, meanwhile, adds this: Please resist the urge to panic. Traces of magic are appearing across the Muggle world without warning and in a rather chaotic manner. We worry it is only a matter of time before even the most incurious Muggles catch wind of it. We call on all witches and wizards to help contain the Calamity or risk the worst of times since You Know Who. Brush up on your spells, get your wand ready, and enlist immediately. The one big new detail? Read the full article…

Game review: Archiact’s ‘Evasion’ is a challenging but rewarding VR trip through bullet hell

“Bullet hell,” or danmaku (Japanese; lit. “bullet curtain”), is a sub-genre of shoot-’em-up games that’s all about dodging constant streams of enemy fire. The archetypical bullet hell shooter — many of which never officially make it out of Japan — is ferociously difficult and represents a pure test of the player’s reflexes and pattern recognition, as you spend your time scrambling for that fleeting half-inch of screen estate that isn’t currently occupied by at least two different things that will kill you. From the moment I first saw it at PAX, Evasion was described to me as a bullet hell shooter in VR. It was developed by Archiact, a studio based in Vancouver, B.C., which hopes to use it as a big flagship franchise going forward. When I got the chance to play it on my own, my first impression was that it was one of those games that was Read the full article…

Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming phone might be better for non-gamers

Xiaomi’s Black Shark sub-brand makes its Western debut today with the eponymous Black Shark gaming phone in Europe. The phone is officially priced at £439 / €499 for a 6GB RAM / 64GB of storage model, going up to £479 / €549 for 8GB / 128GB. For a limited time, however, UK pricing will be £409 / £449 and European prices will be €469 / €519. Despite Xiaomi’s seemingly well-timed launch in the UK last week, Black Shark says the phone will only be available through the sub-brand’s own website for now. I’ve been using the phone for a little over a week, but I’m not ready to publish a full review yet. I’ve run into some issues with the included controller and have been in communication with Black Shark, but didn’t receive final answers in… Read the full article…

Nintendo dashes hopes of an N64 Classic

2016 had the NES Classic, 2017 had the SNES Classic, and 2018 has the PlayStation Classic, so a Nintendo 64 Classic can’t be too far away, right? Don’t count on it. In an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aimé says that while he “would not ever rule something out… what I can tell you is certainly that’s not in our planning horizon.” “We were clear when we did the first two Classic series that, for us, these were limitedttime opportunities that were a way for us as a business to bridge from the conclusion of Wii U as a hardware system to the launch of Nintendo Switch,” says Fils-Aimé. “That was the very strategic reason we launched the NES Classic system.” “We’ll see what comes next.” “So while consumers may… Read the full article…

Headset legend Astro just made a $200 controller that’s as elite as they come

$200. That’s a heck of a lot for a PS4 / PC gamepad, particularly when Sony’s much-loved official DualShock 4 controller can often be found for just $40 on sale. But because this PS4 / PC gamepad comes from Astro — the acclaimed company behind the you-get-what-you-pay-for Astro A40 and A50 headsets — I immediately knew it would be worth some serious consideration. Astro has never sold its own gamepads before, but that hasn’t stopped the brand from going all-out today: the new, officially Sony-licensed Astro C40 TR controller is arguably even more elite than Microsoft’s Xbox One Elite, which itself raised the ceiling for gaming controller prices to a then-sky-high $150 back in 2015. (The Verge’s Microsoft expert Tom Warren argued it was… Read the full article…

LEGO Black Friday deal alert: up to 40% off top LEGO sets

When it comes to creative play, you can’t get better than LEGO. What started out as a humble little wooden brick in the 1930s, has since grown in to one of the world’s most popular and sought-after toys, for kids and adults alike.  And now, with Black Friday just around the corner, there’s no better time to get your hands on some of LEGO’s most impressive sets. Today Amazon has knocked up to a whopping 40 per cent off various LEGO sets, but you’ll need to hurry. These deals are only on today and we don’t expect stocks to last long. The best Amazon Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals in 2018 Below you’ll find some sets now on offer, but there’s plenty more where they came from over on Amazon. Prime members can access these deals as soon as they’re available, however non-members will have to wait 30 minutes Read the full article…

The best Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPad deals in 2018

With Black Friday 2018 fast approaching, now’s the time to start looking for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday iPad deals. But you don’t have to wait until 23 November – we’re seeing all manner of retailers kick Black Friday off early, with some cracking discounts already on offer.  The reality this year is that retailers are actively choosing to move towards a longer sales period – and away from short bursts of extreme deals that crash servers and deplete stock levels. This gives consumers more time to make an informed decision when making a purchase, rather than resorting to impulse buying.  And that’s great news, because it means there’s more time to nab yourself a brilliant iPad bargain. However, as Apple products are notoriously hard to get hold of at a discounted price, it’s unlikely we’ll see anything higher (or even up to) 40 per cent off. But Read the full article…

Best Free Sketch Plugins for UX/UI Designers in 2018

You’re reading Best Free Sketch Plugins for UX/UI Designers in 2018, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! When it comes to professional design tools, the first thing that comes to mind is products by Adobe such as Photoshop or Illustrator. However, the situation is changing. Newer solutions such as Sketch App are growing in popularity. There are … Read the full article…