30+ Best Fonts for Resume + Cover Letters

Writing the perfect resume or cover letter takes careful creative thinking. And choosing one of the best fonts for a resume or cover letter can help your words have an impact, look professional, and stand out! Of course, the contents of these documents are the key thing. But you do need to carefully consider the design of your resume or cover letter to make it appear professional. In addition to finding the right resume template to represent yourself, choosing the best font for your resume and cover letter is one of the most important tasks that requires attention. It might determine whether you’ll come across as a true professional or an amateur (especially for any creative position). There are many different styles of fonts you can choose to design a resume or cover letter. To help you get a headstart, we handpicked a collection of the best fonts for resume Read the full article…

Block Kit: Slack’s Contribution To Building A Better Collaboration UI

Block Kit: Slack’s Contribution To Building A Better Collaboration UI Block Kit: Slack’s Contribution To Building A Better Collaboration UI Suzanne Scacca 2019-03-14T15:30:41+01:002019-03-15T11:06:18+00:00 (This is a sponsored article.) Over the last few years, there’s been a major shift in terms of the way companies work. As more businesses become location independent, collaboration tools have become the standard way in which teams meet and get work done. That said, just because we have collaboration apps that integrate our connected business processes and tools, that doesn’t mean the experience always leads to optimum efficiency or productivity. Why? Well, sometimes an unfriendly UI gets in the way. That’s why, today, I’m going to talk about Block Kit, Slack’s contribution to building a better collaboration UI. For those of you who have built a custom Slack app (for the app directory or for internal purposes), this will be your introduction to the new design Read the full article…

‘Ape Out’ and ‘Baba Is You’ demonstrate the depth of simplicity

The games we see advertised the most aren’t necessarily the best representatives for what has become an incredibly diverse medium. Yearly AAA installments and massive open worlds are all well and good, but simplicity is rarely on display — which makes two recent releases, Ape Out and Baba Is You, all the more delightful. Both are, in a way, very simple games, but from that simplicity arises complex and enjoyable gameplay concepts that can entertain (or frustrate) for hours. It’s a refreshing reversal of games that appear complex but ultimately have very little depth. Ape Out is certainly the more simple of the two, at least in gameplay terms. You’re an ape — a great ape. A gorilla, to be precise. And you have gotten out. The smooth top-down action has you navigating a procedurally generated office patrolled by gun-wielding ne’er-do-wells. To prevent further ape blood from being spilled, you Read the full article…

Turtle Beach is buying fellow gaming accessory maker Roccat

There was a nice surprise morsel for those following Turtle Beach’s financials this week. In addition to a “record fourth quarter,” the headset maker announced that it has agreed to purchase fellow gaming peripheral company Roccat for $14.8 million in cash. Turtle Beach is best known for creating gaming headsets for a wide range of different consoles, PCs and mobile devices. Picking up Germany-based Roccat will help the San Diego company further expand into additional peripherals like mice and keyboards. Turtle Beach is also hoping it will help expand its primarily U.S. and Europe-based sales into Asia, where Roccat has already made a dent. In a press release tied to the news, Turtle Beach CEO Juergen Stark calls the deal “a key step in achieving our goal of building a $100 million PC gaming accessories business in the coming years.” The complementary nature of the two companies’ product portfolios should Read the full article…

In a challenge to Twitch and YouTube, Facebook adds ‘Gaming’ to its main navigation

Facebook’s gaming efforts and challenge to Twitch are taking another big leap today, as the social network begins the initial rollout of a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation of Facebook’s app. The goal with the new addition is to help people more easily find games, streamers and gaming groups they follow, as well as discover new content, based on their interests. After clicking the new Gaming tab, there will be a feed of content that points to instant games you can play with friends; videos to watch from top streamers, esports organizations and game publishers; and updates from your various gaming groups, the company says. The new Facebook Gaming tab builds on the gaming video destination the site launched last year as Fb.gg. That hub had offered a collection of all the video games streaming on Facebook, and a way for gamers and fans to interact. As Read the full article…

Facebook aims to unite 700M gamers on its platform with new gaming section

Vivek Sharma, head of product for gaming, and Vijaye Raji, vice president of games at Facebook, at the company’s Seattle office. (GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Facebook says it has more than 700 million gamers and fans of games on its platform, and it wants to bring them all together in one place. Facebook today unveiled a new dedicated Gaming tab in its mobile app for people to play games on the platform, follow their favorite game streamers and participate in gaming groups. Facebook said it will roll out the new section first to a subset of “10s of millions” of users before releasing it more broadly. Facebook did not reveal any new gaming features or services, but today’s announcement creates a central hub for gaming. It builds on a destination for gaming video that Facebook began testing last summer. The tab separates out gaming-related notifications, groups and other communications Read the full article…

Microsoft to extend Xbox Live to Android and iOS, but company stays mum on Switch and PS4 compatibility

(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) Microsoft plans to drastically expand the reach of Xbox Live, bringing the online community to iOS and Android devices. Hints of this move, which will let Xbox Live players take their groups, achievements, friends lists, games progress, and more to their smartphones, first surfaced in February. Microsoft confirmed the plan to bring Xbox Live to iOS and Android via a new software development kit ahead of the big Game Developers Conference next week. A GDC session description last month foreshadowed the expansion of Xbox Live, and it also included the Nintendo Switch console as one of the platforms set to become compatible with the service. In a pre-briefing with reporters, Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft corporate vice president of gaming cloud, said he didn’t have anything to announce related to the Switch. He also declined to share any details about compatibility with PlayStation 4 in a briefing Read the full article…

Microsoft adds new back-end game developer tools, unites services under ‘Game Stack’ program

Microsoft is doubling down on gaming inside its cloud division, bringing together several developer tools and services under one umbrella and introducing new capabilities from a key acquisition made last year. The new Microsoft Game Stack unites services such as Xbox Live, Azure, Visual Studio and PlayFab, the Seattle startup Microsoft acquired last year. None of these services is new on their own, but bringing them together under Game Stack is designed to make it easier for developers to find and use Microsoft’s tools. Kareem Choudhry. (Photo Via Twitter) “Historically, our lineup of game developer tools has been varied and lived in pockets all across Microsoft,” Kareem Choudhry, Microsoft corporate vice president of gaming cloud said in a briefing ahead of the big Game Developers Conference this week. “Developers don’t really have time to go searching for tools, and we know it’s been hard to navigate and take full advantage Read the full article…

Everyone’s favorite farming game is now on Android

Stardew Valley, the laid back farming RPG that was originally released for Windows PCs back in 2016, is now available on Android. Until now, the game’s mobile version has been exclusive to iOS, after coming to iPhone and iPad last October. For those keeping track, the release means the game is now available on PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and even the now-defunct PlayStation Vita. Other than the control changes, Stardew Valley’s mobile version is the same game as its console equivalents. The basic goal is to build a farm from scratch by building and investing in more and more expensive crops and livestock, but there’s also an entire town’s worth of characters to build relationships with, and dungeon… Read the full article…

Turtle Beach is buying PC gaming accessory brand Roccat for $19.2 million

Turtle Beach is known for gaming headsets, but it’ll soon be adding an entirely new roster of PC gaming peripherals to its catalog: it’s purchasing Roccat, a fine purveyor of mice, keyboards, mouse pads, and headsets, for $19.2 million in cash, stock, and earn-out payments, according to the press release. These days, Turtle Beach is known more for value rather than quality, so Roccat will probably be a valuable, higher-end brand that the company can take advantage of. We wouldn’t expect to see the respected Roccat name disappear anytime soon. But now might be a good time to pour one out for the idea of a successful indie peripheral brand to go it on their own. Turtle Beach and Roccat joining forces is just the latest example in a larger… Read the full article…

Police in India arrested ten students for playing PUBG

Police in India arrested ten college students after they were caught playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on mobile. Gujarat, a western state in the country, banned the game last week over concerns that it’s too addicting and violent. The students were released on bail later today. The students were apparently “so engrossed” in the game that they didn’t look up and notice police approaching to arrest them, one cop told local media. PUBG is still legal in the rest of India, but Gujarat singled out the game after parents and educators complained that the game was too violent and distracted students from studying. In February, a local minister in Gujarat described it as “a demon in every house,” according to The Times of India. And even as… Read the full article…

The best laptop cooling pads in 2019

The best laptop cooling pads might seem like an easy find, but search results reveal a surprising amount of choice. Why? For artists and designers using these devices for long periods of time, a laptop cooling pad is essential. Cooling a laptop allows the processors to push harder and perform better, without crashing. The challenge is finding the best cooling pad for your device, which means considering size, number of fans, power, noise, portability and more. Confused? Fret not, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down for our pick of the best laptop cooling pads available right now.  First, let’s take a look at the different specs you’ll be dealing with. Size is a big issue. You don’t want to buy a pad that’s not large enough for your laptop as it won’t cool it enough to offer any real benefit. Number of fans presents a similar issue, although this is more Read the full article…

The best graphic design tools in March 2019

This month’s round-up of the best new graphic design tools showcases a new flagship smartphone released to huge fanfare alongside a slick, slimline stylus quietly slipped out by Wacom. The two tech launches are widely different in approach, but both products offer designers exciting new creative possibilities. As usual, we’ve also curated the best new books and brushes for streamlining your creative process: you’ll find some brilliant new resources below, for all fields of interest. Read on for this month’s best new tools for graphic designers. And if you’d like a comprehensive look at the more standard tools every creative should own, then don’t miss our ultimate guide to graphic design tools. Boasting a vibrant and bright 6.1-inch Infinity Display, faster Wi-Fi 6 and HDR10+, and a triple-lens rear camera that takes ultra-wide photos, Samsung’s latest flagship takes the single hallmark features of other handsets and crams them into one Read the full article…

7 Things to Look For in a Website Builder for Your Next Project

You’re reading 7 Things to Look For in a Website Builder for Your Next Project, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Website builders are great assets. If you’ve chosen to use one, we hope you like it. If you are debating which website builder to use, this post will go over seven different features to be mindful of when selecting the … Read the full article…