When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout

When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout When And How To Use CSS Multi-Column Layout Rachel Andrew 2019-01-11T15:00:30+02:002019-01-11T15:32:41+00:00 In all of the excitement about CSS Grid Layout and Flexbox, another layout method is often overlooked. In this article I’m going to take a look at Multi-column Layout — often referred to as multicol or sometimes “CSS Columns”. You’ll find out which tasks it is suited for, and some of the things to watch out for when making columns. What Is Multicol? The basic idea of multicol, is that you can take a chunk of content and flow it into multiple columns, as in a newspaper. You do this by using one of two properties. The column-count property specifies the number of columns that you would like the content to break into. The column-width property specifies the ideal width, leaving the browser to figure out how many columns will fit. Read the full article…

Improbable urges Unity to unsuspend their license, rectify ‘farcical’ situation for developers

Improbable may be pissed at Unity, but they still want them back. In a blog post titled “A final statement on SpatialOS and Unity,” the team at the cloud gaming startup aimed to tell their side of the story and implored Unity to “clarify their terms or unsuspend our licenses.” Unity is a game engine that developers use to create, among other things, games. Improbable offers a cloud solution to developers that basically enables large multiplayer online gameplay by rendering the game worlds across multiple servers on its SpatialOS platform. Unity pulls nuclear option on cloud gaming startup Improbable, terminating game engine license Yesterday, Improbable announced that Unity had terminated their game engine access and that developers that used SpatialOS were in danger of losing their work. Unity responded that live and in-development games were fine and that Improbable was in violation of their new terms of service and needed Read the full article…

Epic Games receives an ‘F’ from the Better Business Bureau

The Fortnite community may be polite, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting the customer service they deserve. The Better Business Bureau gave Fortnite maker Epic Games an “F,” the lowest possible grade. The Better Business Bureau, which is not a government agency but rather a national network of nonprofits that measures how well businesses handle dispute resolution and relays that information to customers, says that 247 of 271 BBB complaints filed in the last year have gone unanswered by Epic. An Epic spokesperson told Kotaku that “Epic Games is not affiliated with the Better Business Bureau and has redirected all player submitted complaints from the BBB to our Player Support staff.” Kotaku points out that the BBB isn’t necessarily above reproach. TIME reported in 2013 that the one branch of the BBB based in Los Angeles had been involved in a pay-to-play scheme: While the BBB offers consumers many services—lists Read the full article…

Exclusive: Verizon is quietly testing its own Netflix-style cloud gaming service

Verizon is currently conducting alpha testing of Verizon Gaming, a game streaming service that would represent a major new initiative for the home and mobile internet giant. The Verge can report that Verizon Gaming is already up and running on the Nvidia Shield set-top box and will, according to the company’s documentation, eventually make its way to Android smartphones. In either usage scenario, the service can be played using a paired Xbox One controller. Verizon has not publicly advertised Verizon Gaming or even really acknowledged its existence. Verizon has quietly been recruiting players to take part in the test, which currently involves over 135 games. Participants are promised a $150 Amazon gift card upon completion. They’re given… Read the full article…

New Super Mario Bros. U on Switch is the perfect complement to Super Mario Odyssey

2017’s Super Mario Odyssey was a delightful experience, one that stretched the limits of what a Super Mario game actually is. It was downright strange, with a tone and gameplay that constantly shifted, so you never knew quite what to expect. That’s great and all, but it doesn’t always scratch that very particular Mario platforming itch. Thankfully, Nintendo hasn’t completely abandoned classic 2D Super Mario games. In fact, today one of the best games in the series is making its way to the Switch. New Super Mario Bros. U is the latest in a growing list of Wii U games getting a second life on the Switch, following the likes of Captain Toad and Mario Kart 8. The Wii U may have been a commercial disaster, but it was full of great games that… Read the full article…

12 pretty fonts to glam up your projects

We all know that pretty things are hard to resist, and that applies to typography as much as it does to ceramics or cakes. To make sure your next piece of work wins people over with its adorable aesthetics, check out these 12 pretty fonts.  There’s something here for a range of budgets, so hopefully you’ll be able to find the ideal font for your work. If you’re looking solely for free fonts, however, then don’t miss our list of the best free fonts. 01. Viva Beautiful Make the most of Viva Beautiful’s alternates and ligatures for a hand-painted vibe Format: OTF, TT Starting off our list of pretty fonts is Viva Beautiful, a hand-painted brush script. It’s available in two script styles (Regular or B) and an all caps font, and both scripts come in a basic or pro version. The pro versions include OpenType alternates and common ligatures Read the full article…

The best free graphic design software

Every profession needs its tools, and unfortunately, graphic design software isn’t cheap. For students or those just setting up on their own, it can seem prohibitively expensive, in fact. But that doesn’t mean that those who can’t afford to splash out on one-off payments or commit to subscriptions have to go without – there is some excellent free graphic design software out there with features to rival the big name packages.  And depending on what you’re trying to achieve, even if you’ve already shelled out for paid-for creative apps like Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite – which we highly recommend you get if you can – you may still find these free tools useful.  The best free fonts for designers Here are our best free graphic design tools – divided into sections for creating vector art, editing images, creating data visualisations and other useful tools you might like – use the Read the full article…

Gears Boss Explains How Drake, Minnie Driver Were Nearly in Gears 3

Head of the Gears of War franchise Rod Fergusson has confirmed that rapper Drake and actress Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Riches) were both nearly voice actors for Jace Stratton and Samantha Byrne in Gears of War 3. Initially revealed in a Twitter thread that revolved around memorable video game quotes, Tony Rowe, a tester on the game Jurassic Park: Trespasser, said he remembered a cut line in that game where Driver said “They should’ve sent a policeman or a ninja.” After Driver was tagged in the tweet, she came in to respond to Trespasser producer Seamus Blackley, asking why shy was fired from Gears of War. Fergusson and Cliff Bleszinski quickly hopped on the tread thereafter confirming she was, in fact, once involved with Gears 3. Read the full article…

Update: Gearbox CEO Responds to Lawsuit Allegations

Update: Randy Pitchford has publicly alluded to the lawsuits following Kotaku’s original story, while Gearbox itself has offered an official statement. In a series of tweets posted this afternoon, Pitchford said “The attacks made by my former friend and colleague have no basis in reality or law. He is simply trying to shake me down for money,” while Gearbox’s statement reveals the company is filing a grievance in Texas against Wade Callender. Gearbox’s full statement to Kotaku reads: Gearbox will be filing a grievance with the State Bar of Texas against our former general counsel Wade for disciplinary proceedings for filing a lawsuit that includes accusations that he knows to be untrue. The lawyer’s rules of professional conduct expressly prohibit the filing of documents that are knowingly false. The tell is within Wade’s claim itself – his use of hedged lawyer language and clever application of quotation marks betray that he Read the full article…