20+ Best Free Keynote Templates

Today we’re bringing you a collection of the best free Keynote templates for making all kinds of presentation slideshows, including business, creative, agency, and startup pitch decks. Keynote is a great tool for making effective presentations. But, let’s face it, when it comes to the default templates included, your options are limited. Luckily you can still download and use Keynote templates made by other designers. For this collection, we handpicked some of the best free Keynote templates just for you. Sure, these templates might not have the polish of premium Keynote templates you can spend a few dollars on. But, for the very low price of free, these will give you more than enough to design a stand-out slideshow. Lookbook – Colorful Free Keynote Template Lookbook is a free Keynote template that features a set of colorful and attractive slides. The template comes with a design filled with vibrant colors Read the full article…

Improving WordPress Code With Modern PHP

Improving WordPress Code With Modern PHP Improving WordPress Code With Modern PHP Leonardo Losoviz 2019-02-22T13:00:38+01:002019-02-23T11:04:54+00:00 WordPress was born fifteen years ago, and because it has historically preserved backwards compatibility, newer versions of its code couldn’t make full use of the latest capabilities offered by the newer versions of PHP. While the latest version of PHP is 7.3.2, WordPress still offers support up to PHP 5.2.4. But those days will soon be over! WordPress will be upgrading its minimum PHP version support, bumping up to PHP 5.6 in April 2019, and PHP 7 in December 2019 (if everything goes according to plan). We can then finally start using PHP’s imperative programming capabilities without fear of breaking our clients’ sites. Hurray! Because WordPress’ fifteen years of functional code have influenced how developers have built with WordPress, our sites, themes and plugins may be littered with less-than-optimal code that can gladly receive an Read the full article…

FTC to hold a public workshop on loot box concerns this year

The Federal Trade Commission is planning to hold a public workshop later this year to analyze the video game industry’s sale of loot boxes, according to an agency letter obtained by The Verge. The workshop would bring together the video game industry and consumer advocates to discuss concerns and possible outreach around the controversial practice. The letter came as a response to a request from Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) last month, which asked agency officials for an update into their investigation into loot boxes. In today’s letter, FTC chairman Joe Simons declines to comment on the alleged investigation, but he says that the agency will open up a public forum on the video game industry’s sale of loot boxes in the next few months. A… Read the full article…

The best pens for artists in 2019

What’s the best pen for an artist? It’s a difficult to answer, because pens are used for so many different things. So in this post, we’ve gathered the opinions of artists, designers and other creatives to find out which pens should be in your desk drawer. Read on and you’ll find out which are the best pens for drawing, of course, but also the best pen for writing, the best pen for sketching, the best pen for calligraphy and so on. In short, whatever you need a pen for, you’ll find the right one for you in this list. If you’re sorting out your full pencil case, take a look at our guide to the best pencils, too.  Picking the best pen for drawing was a close-run competition, but ultimately we had to opt for the Copic 1.0 mm Multiliner, which is a truly premium quality pen in all respects. The Read the full article…

Anthem’s 90-Day Post-Launch Roadmap Revealed

BioWare’s shared-world shooter Anthem is officially out for everyone today, and with it, BioWare has announced the events and changes you can expect over the next three months. In a post on the BioWare blog, Chad Robertson, Head of Live Service on Anthem, shared his short-term vision for the game with a look at the first 90-day roadmap of what the live-service team has planned. You can find a list of the activities below, broken out by the month they’ll be deployed. It’s important to note that none of these activities have concrete deployment dates, or weeks, assigned to them just yet, so we’ll have to keep an ear to the ground for when we can expect them to roll out during the calendar month. Read the full article…

Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC We Want

Kingdom Hearts 3 has now been available for a few weeks, and while many of us are still working our way through Battlegates, the Ultima Weapon quest, or a Flantastic hunt, it’s hard not to look to the future of Square Enix’s action-RPG series. While the ending(s) of Kingdom Hearts 3 leave us plenty to chew on, the sequel also presents a unique opportunity for Square to expand on their franchise-hopping adventure with DLC, a would-be first for the Kingdom Hearts series. Read the full article…

Including Animation In Your Design System

Including Animation In Your Design System Including Animation In Your Design System Val Head 2019-02-21T13:00:24+01:002019-02-22T11:04:07+00:00 (This article is sponsored by Adobe.) Design systems come in all shapes and sizes, but as Sparkbox’s design system survey noted, not all of them include guidelines for animation. Sure, some teams may have decided that motion wasn’t something their product needed guidance on, but I suspect that in some cases motion was left out because they weren’t sure what to include. In the past few years, I’ve talked with many teams and designers who admit they think motion is something they should address, but they just aren’t sure how. If you’re in that boat, you’re in luck. This article is all about what to include in a set of motion guidelines for your design system and how to pull it off. Why Animation? Animation is an important design tool for both UX and brand Read the full article…

Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst signed to Showtime’s Halo series

Showtime has announced it has hired Black Mirror and Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst to direct and produce its forthcoming live-action TV show adapting the popular video game franchise Halo. Production on the project will reportedly begin later this year. It’s the latest development in a notoriously troubled franchise that’s been struggling to get off the ground for more than five years now. Microsoft first announced the series back in 2013, with Steven Spielberg attached as an executive director. In 2014, word broke that the show was headed to Showtime. After a couple of years of near radio silence, Showtime announced it had greenlit the show for a 10-episode first season. At the time, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert… Read the full article…

Use the Pen tool and textures to add depth in Photoshop

Over the following short screen-capture videos, Charlie Davis, a London-based illustrator, covers how to use the Pen tool and brushes to build a peaceful countryside scene. You’ll also learn how to apply masks, and how to use textures from Adobe Stock to add depth and warmth. Davis took a mental trip to the country to evoke silence and solitude when he was asked to illustrate this scene in Photoshop CC. “This scene is about getting away from the digital noise of modern-day life,” he explains. Once you’ve mastered the techniques in this Photoshop tutorial, you can apply them to your own artwork.  Get Adobe Creative Cloud now 01. Begin your composition with the Brush tool After importing your initial sketch into a new Photoshop CC file, you can begin your composition, using the Brush tool (B) to draw in major elements. Davis works on a Wacom Cintiq – his graphics Read the full article…

What We Want to See Apex Legends Do to Stay on Top

It’s barely been two weeks since Apex Legends took the world by storm, and not only are many people playing the game — it amassed more than 25 million players in its first week alone— but even more are watching others play the game. With 41 million hours of Twitch viewership over the past week, Apex Legends has more than doubled the watch time of Fortnite, which has been reigning supreme for almost a year now.Clearly, Apex Legends has quickly dominated the Battle Royale genre, but the real question is: how can it keep ahead of the well-established competition? Read the full article…