30+ Superhero Logo Templates

Superheroes are all the craze these days. Everywhere you look you see some sort of a superhero logo or a character on t-shirts, posters, and mugs. There’s no age, race, or gender difference to loving a superhero character. If you’ve been looking for a cool Batman logo template or a Superman logo template to use in your own designs, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re working on a poster, a mug, or a geeky t-shirt design, you’ll find plenty of your favorite superhero character logos as well as other superhero-themed logos in this collection. Batman Logo Template Vector PSD Everyone’s favorite superhero, Batman is arguably the most popular comic book character among all ages. This creative Batman logo template is perfect for every occasion. It comes to you as a vector PSD file. Price: Free Batman Signal Logo Template This logo template features the classic Batman logo with Read the full article…

How to Use an Instagram Template

An Instagram template is a kit of pre-made designs to help you share different types of content on the highly popular social media channel. While there are plenty of Instagram templates out there – for individual posts or to create stories – getting started can seem intimidating. How do you most effectively use an Instagram template to create engaging content? Here, we have a guide that breaks it all down so you’ll be creating Instagram posts like a pro in no time. Why Use an Instagram Template? Instagram templates are a great, time-saving tool for marketers, designers and individual looking to make the most of the platform. A template can include locations to add images and graphics with text, infographics, backgrounds, and other visual elements. It’s the basis for jumpstarting the idea of a design. If you struggle with coming up with types of content to share, a template can Read the full article…

Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word]

Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word] Front-End Performance Checklist 2019 [PDF, Apple Pages, MS Word] Vitaly Friedman 2019-01-07T12:00:13+00:002019-01-08T09:35:05+00:00 Web performance is a tricky beast, isn’t it? How do we actually know where we stand in terms of performance, and what our performance bottlenecks exactly are? Is it expensive JavaScript, slow web font delivery, heavy images, or sluggish rendering? Is it worth exploring tree-shaking, scope hoisting, code-splitting, and all the fancy loading patterns with intersection observer, server push, clients hints, HTTP/2, service workers and — oh my — edge workers? And, most importantly, where do we even start improving performance and how do we establish a performance culture long-term? Back in the day, performance was often a mere afterthought. Often deferred till the very end of the project, it would boil down to minification, concatenation, asset optimization and potentially a few fine adjustments on the server’s config file. Looking back Read the full article…

After 5 years, Sony’s PS4 is still killing it

After a successful holiday season, Sony’s PlayStation 4 is nearing some pretty wild milestones. The company announced Monday that they had sold over 5.6 million PS4 units over the holiday season worldwide, bringing the total number of current-gen consoles sold to 91.6 million, a number that suggests the popular console is still vibrant even after five years on the market. Microsoft has been in a losing position throughout the “console wars” and while it hasn’t released its own numbers recently, it’s estimated that the quantity of Xbox One units sold may make up just about half of what Sony has shipped this generation. Meanwhile, Nintendo has had a banner year following the success of the Switch which launched in late 2017 and has become the fastest-selling game console ever in the U.S. though the total units sold still drags far behind the much older PS4. Nintendo Switch forecasted to outsell the Read the full article…

Daily Crunch: Nvidia breaks with tradition at CES 2019

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Nvidia launches the $349 GeForce RTX 2060 Nvidia broke with tradition and put a new focus on gaming at CES. Last night the company unveiled the RTX 2060, a $349 low-end version of its new Turing-based desktop graphics cards. The RTX 2060 will be available on Jan. 15. 2. Elon Musk’s vision of spaceflight is gorgeous  This spring SapceX intends to launch the next phase in its space exploration plans. The newly named Starship rocket, previously known as the BFR, intends to to be rocket to rule them all. And it’s going to look good doing it. 3. Apple’s increasingly tricky international trade-offs Far from its troubles in emerging markets like China, Apple is starting to face Read the full article…

Lenovo joins the ultrawide display party with two 43.4-inch monitors

Over the past year, we’ve seen some truly giant ultrawide monitors appear. Samsung, Philips, and LG are all offering 49-inch ultrawide curved displays, and now Lenovo is joining the huge display party with two curved 43.4-inch monitors. The first is Lenovo’s ThinkVision P44W, which is aimed at business users, and the second is the Legion Y44w Gaming Monitor. They’re both the exact same 43.4-inch panel, and it appears the difference is simply the supplied stands. Lenovo’s ultrawide monitors will lift, tilt, and swivel to adjust, and the giant ultrawide display means it’s similar to having two 24-inch 16:10 displays pushed together to create a 32:10 aspect ratio. You’ll need to clear some space on your desk for either of these displays,… Read the full article…

Corsair’s wireless Harpoon gaming mouse debuts low-latency tech at a competitive price

Corsair is known for RAM sticks, power supplies, and a line of rakish, FPS-friendly gaming mice, which have plenty of fans. Now, it’s adding a wireless mouse with a new proprietary frequency-hopping wireless technology, called Slipstream, to keep your gameplay lag-free. In fact, it’s a mouse of many connectivity options, including a 2.4GHz USB wireless receiver housed inside of the unit, Bluetooth support, and a fully functioning (data and charging) wired USB connection, as well as six programmable buttons. For a $49 wireless mouse, the Harpoon Wireless is unusually well-equipped, with more connectivity options than wireless mice from competitors like Razer and Logitech that cost nearly twice as much. Even so, frequency-hopping isn’t a… Read the full article…

Nvidia’s mobile RTX 2080 let me play Overwatch at 4K on a gaming laptop

Nvidia’s big announcement during its CES press conference yesterday — mobile RTX GPUs for gaming laptops — was an expected one. The company has always worked to find the balance of power consumption, heat production, and the delicate GPU-CPU dance required to fit a desktop graphics chip into the slim, portable package of a notebook. Yet with the RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 series, we’re starting to see the delta between what’s been considered “desktop” and laptop gaming performance shrink to unprecedented levels. But there’s a catch. At Nvidia’s showroom here in Las Vegas, I was able to try out a small handful of the more than 40 confirmed RTX laptop models coming from its hardware partners starting later this month. The one I was most… Read the full article…

The 61 best free Photoshop brushes

Photoshop brushes are a fantastic time-saver for digital artists. They enable you to quickly create rich artwork without having to draw all the individual design elements each time – and there are thousands for you to choose from. Get Adobe Creative Cloud now But where to start? There’s a huge spectrum of Photoshop brushes available, ranging from grunge and watercolour brushes to leaf designs and fabric textures, and cloud patterns to glass shatters. And while Photoshop CC does ship with a set of brushes pre-installed, they only scratch the surface of what’s possible with the brush engine. We’ve split our collection into four categories to help you find the perfect Photoshop brush:  Photoshop brushes for painting – for mimicking a traditional art effect Natural brushes – everything from hair to clouds, trees, fire and water effects Grunge Photoshop brushes – for when you want a distressed or aged effect Fantasy Read the full article…

80 best Adobe Illustrator tutorials

Adobe Illustrator remains the industry standard for vector-based design, despite ever-improving competition from the likes of Sketch and Affinity Designer. Whether you’re designing an icon, logo, app interface, typography, or a complex illustration, Illustrator has some powerful tools to bring your ideas to visual life. In this post, we bring together the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials to help you create whatever you want to. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran, you’ll find high quality, free lessons here to boost your skills. Once you’ve got to grips with how to use Illustrator, it’s worth thinking about how you can boost the software with custom Illustrator brushes or add functionality with Illustrator plugins. Don’t have Illustrator CC? No problem, you can get it now as part of a Creative Cloud subscription. Or, if you’re short on cash or just starting out in design, take a look at our roundup of free Read the full article…

7 Web Design Rules You Should Never Break

Web design can be a complex world. It is full of rules, terminology, and techniques that govern what makes an excellent web page that achieves the objective(s) it was designed for, and one that does not. However, web design can be complicated to master if you do not have the right training. Despite its complexity, […] The post 7 Web Design Rules You Should Never Break appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

PlayStation 4 Sales Exceed 91.6 Million Units Worldwide

The PlayStation 4, as of December 31, 2018, has officially sold more than 91.6 million units globally. Announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment, the 2018 holiday season saw over 5.6 million PlayStation 4 units being sold, pushing the system to its new sales milestone. As for the games, more than 50.7 million PS4 games were sold during the holiday season, bringing the worldwide total to over 876 million PS4 games sold since Sony’s latest console launched on November 15, 2013. Marvel’s Spider-Man, which is PlayStation’s fastest-selling exclusive of all time, continued its success story through the holidays with sales reaching over 9 million units globally as of November 25, 2018. Read the full article…

How Obsession Helps and Hurts Path of Exile

The recent announcement of Diablo Immortal sent quakes of doubt, hesitation, and anger throughout much of the games community. Despite its best intentions, Blizzard’s initial news of a Diablo mobile game hit the ground with a thud, and the weeks it spent scrambling to salvage the situation didn’t help matters. Disappointed and left without direction, many Diablo 3 players who were looking forward to a potential sequel instead looked elsewhere to get their ARPG fix, eventually finding solace in Path of Exile, with PoE’s community welcoming them with open arms. Path of Exile is an online ARPG developed and published by New Zealand-based Grinding Gear Games, released on PC in 2013, ported to the Xbox One in 2017, with a PS4 release sometime early 2019. It features six character archetypes with an unlockable seventh, abundant skills with complex methods of enhancing or changing them, and an extensive and memetic skill Read the full article…