What’s the Deal With Em and Rem?

With all the talk about designing for responsive websites, two little words keep cropping up – em and rem. But what are they? Em and rem, along with pixels, are units and methods to measure and resize type. Em and rem are relative, rather than static, units and are being used more and more for responsive web design schemes. Let’s dive into this concept today and explain things a little more clearly! Where Did Ems Come From? Ironically enough the term “em” originates with print design. An em is the size of an uppercase M in any typeface, making the size relative to the font. Many print designers are familiar with em (and their counterpart en) when it comes to spacing. An em space or en space – which is the size of an uppercase N – is often used to make words and spaces look better in big type. Read the full article…

Far: Lone Sails is a meditative journey through the end of the world

Okomotive It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. Starting a game with a cold open — no title screen, no options — is risky. It’s something that could very likely be confusing. But in Far: Lone Sails, it sets the expectation that you, the player, are the impetus for everything. Nothing will happen unless you do something first, and you are going to have to do everything yourself. It’s fitting considering the lonesome post-apocalyptic landscapes of the game’s setting. Your time in Far is generally split between managing various systems to keep your giant vehicle moving… Read the full article…

These 7 Multipurpose WordPress Themes Are the Best 2019 has to Offer

You’re reading These 7 Multipurpose WordPress Themes Are the Best 2019 has to Offer, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook! There’s a reason so many people choose to go with a multipurpose WordPress theme. The best ones excel in flexibility, the number and variety of features offered, and the ability to create almost any website type you can imagine. You … Read the full article…

Bootstrap Buttons Guide, Examples, and Tutorials

You’re reading Bootstrap Buttons Guide, Examples, and Tutorials, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook! Buttons are baseline components of every interface. When it comes to Bootstrap, the simplest details matter. Therefore, Bootstrap buttons are not just rectangle-shaped elements; they are professional tools with predefined styles. Read about Bootstrap grid,  Bootstrap navbar, and Bootstrap modal. Meeting the … Read the full article…

Checking in with FroStee – Australia’s Hearthstone Grandmaster

One of the biggest changes to the competitive Hearthstone scene this year has been the introduction of Grandmasters – a league-style system featuring 48 of the top players in the world, divided into three regions: APAC, North America and Europe, each with 16 players. The second season of Grandmasters started quite recently, and sees players battling it out every weekend to try and come out on top in their respective region and earn a place at the Hearthstone Global Finals at BlizzCon. Season 2 will also see two players from each region relegated to make room for fresh faces, so the stakes are high. On top of that, this season has also introduced a new format, moving away from Specialist towards a modified version of Conquest. You can find out what a number of Hearthstone pros think about that change here. Read the full article…

IGN’s Hellbound: Episode 2 of an Early Look at Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus

Dungeons & Dragon’s newest adventure, Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus, is just a few weeks away. We here at IGN have been eager to explore more of Faerun’s most dangerous city – and, of course, the infernal planes it leads to – since it was first revealed a D&D Live 2019. We invited Dungeons & Dragons Game Designer Kate Welch and D&D artist Tyler Jacobson (who did the cover art for Avernus) to show myself, Casey DeFreitas and Brandin Tyrrel what it takes to survive a trip to Avernus. Kate leads us on a quest from Baldur’s Gate and into the top level of the Nine Hells – though whether we make it back or not remains to be seen! Read the full article…