How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint

While most users are accustomed to the standard 16:9 aspect ratio of presentations, you can change the size of slides in PowerPoint. You might change to accommodate a different screen size – maybe the older 4:3 aspect ratio – or to create a custom file type. The tool even includes a few predefined sizes to make it easy for you. You’ll ideally want the size of your presentation to match whatever device it will be shown on (which is why it’s worth asking about the resolution of the screen or projector you’ll be using in advance!) Here’s how to change slide size in PowerPoint in a few quick steps. Change Slide Size Between Standard and Widescreen The two most common sizes for PowerPoint presentations are standard (4:3) and widescreen (16:9) sizes. The standard size has shifted to 16:9 as more computer and projection screens have moved to this size. Both Read the full article…

Adventures In August (2019 Wallpapers Edition)

Adventures In August (2019 Wallpapers Edition) Adventures In August (2019 Wallpapers Edition) Cosima Mielke 2019-07-31T11:50:06+02:002019-07-31T11:07:39+00:00 Everybody loves a beautiful wallpaper to freshen up their desktops and home screens, right? So to cater for new and unique artworks on a regular basis, we embarked on our monthly wallpapers adventure nine years ago, and since then, artists and designers from all across the globe have accepted the challenge and submitted their designs to it. It wasn’t any different this time around, of course. This post features wallpapers created for August 2019. Each of them comes in versions with and without a calendar and can be downloaded for free. A big thank-you to everyone who got their creative juices flowing and submitted their designs! At the end of this month’s collection, you’ll also find some “oldies but goodies” that we rediscovered way down in our wallpapers archives and that are just too good Read the full article…

Designing And Building A Progressive Web Application Without A Framework (Part 3)

Designing And Building A Progressive Web Application Without A Framework (Part 3) Designing And Building A Progressive Web Application Without A Framework (Part 3) Ben Frain 2019-07-30T14:00:00+02:002019-07-31T11:07:39+00:00 Back in the first part of this series, we explained why this project came to be. Namely a desire to learn how a small web application could be made in vanilla JavaScript and to get a non-designing developer working his design chops a little. In part two we took some basic initial designs and got things up and running with some tooling and technology choices. We covered how and why parts of the design changed and the ramifications of those changes. In this final part, we will cover turning a basic web application into a Progressive Web Application (PWA) and ‘shipping’ the application before looking at the most valuable lessons learned by making the simple web application In/Out: The enormous value of JavaScript Read the full article…

Nintendo Switch sales are up, even with new models on the way

Quarterly sales for the Switch remained brisk for Nintendo’s most recent quarterly earnings. The number made a jump from 1.88 to 2.13 million units year over year. Modest, sure, but still solid for a console that’s getting slightly long in the tooth — especially given the fact that we’ve been aware new versions are on the way. Two were confirmed earlier this month, addressing concerns with the product. There’s the Switch Lite, a $200 version of the console ($100 less than the standard price) that swaps convertibility for portability, and a unit with longer battery life. The arrival of both will almost certainly boost sales as the company heads into the holiday season. With the new quarter factored in, Switch sales are now at 36.9 million for the life of the product. Nintendo, meanwhile, expects total unit sales to hit 18 million for the full year. In spite of positive Read the full article…

Nintendo Switch growth continues as aging rivals Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One stagnate

Nintendo’s Switch console has now reached nearly 37 million units sold over its lifetime. (Nintendo Photo) Nintendo, the youngster of the video game console market — well, at least the youngster the current console generation — continues to grow steadily as its primary competitors struggle with the inevitable effects of old age. Sales of Nintendo’s hybrid Switch console rose to 2.13 million units in the June quarter, up more than 13 percent from the same period a year ago, Nintendo said in its quarterly earnings report Tuesday morning. The company’s profits fell overall, but that was largely due to the effects of exchange rates rather than any fundamental issues in Nintendo’s business. With the latest results, nearly 37 million Switch consoles have been sold since the March 2017 release. That compares to 13.5 million units over the life of the company’s prior console, the Wii U; and more than 100 Read the full article…

Sony warns PlayStations will cost more if Chinese tariffs continue

Sony has warned that PlayStation consoles will become more expensive if the Trump administration goes ahead with higher tariffs on more Chinese exports, the WSJ reports. The Trump administration, which raised tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods this past May, is now threatening to expand tariffs to an additional $300 billion of Chinese exports, which would include video game consoles. In preparation for the potential expansion of tariffs, Sony says it’s now considering its options, including passing the cost of production onto its consumers. (The WSJ paints the price increase as a necessary step if the tariffs continue, though one Sony exec clarified that nothing has been decided yet.) “We… Read the full article…

Black Shark 2 Pro shows that gaming phones are here to stay

If you know anyone who says phones have become boring and predictable, point them to gaming phones. The Black Shark 2 Pro, which was announced this week, prioritizes some specs that you probably won’t hear the largest phone makers mention onstage, or at least not yet. The Pro is a slightly revised model of the Black Shark 2, which was released earlier this year. The updated version improves on the touch response speed of the display by around seven milliseconds, down to 34.7ms from 43.5ms. That might not seem like much, but mere milliseconds (factoring in the screen’s touch response speed and network ping) could mean the difference between a win and a loss in competitive play. For context, the newly announced Asus ROG Phone II has a… Read the full article…

Slides 5 Coming Soon

You’re reading Slides 5 Coming Soon, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook! One year ago, we released Slides 4 and now we’re almost ready for the much-anticipated Slides 5 release. This year we released many fixes and features and they all build into what will be our biggest Slides update yet. Read the full article…

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Why Killstreaks Are the Right Move

Announced in a lead-up to a full multiplayer premiere this Thursday, killstreaks are officially back in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. I, for one, relish their return. It’s a controversial topic, one with supporters on either side defending the validity of playing an objective versus rewarding raw shooter skill. But killstreaks inherently speak to the spirit of the Call of Duty series: a fast-paced arena where personal performance is the primary metric to judge a player’s success. Scorestreaks, introduced in Black Ops II, rewarded players for completing objectives, destroying enemy equipment, and resupplying allies. Killstreaks, as the name would suggest, only rewarded you for getting kills. Playing the objective may be the law of the land in Battlefield but Call of Duty, to me, has always felt more like a vain expression of my own shooter skill than it has a game about teamwork… and that’s totally fine. Read the full article…