How to Convert Keynote to PowerPoint

Apple Keynote is one of the most popular apps professionals use to create presentation slideshows. Although, there may come a time when you’ll want to edit a Keynote slideshow in PowerPoint because not everyone has access to the same app. For example, you may run into problems when you’re collaborating on a team presentation or want to share your slideshow with someone else who’s using a Windows device because the Keynote app is exclusive to Apple devices. Thankfully, the Keynote app has a built-in solution to this problem. In such cases, you can convert your Keynote file to PowerPoint format quite easily. In this guide, we’ll show you how to export a Keynote presentation to PowerPoint format, step by step. What to Do Before Exporting Before you start the converting process, make sure to follow these steps. Include Images Separately Keynote lets you export presentations to various types of file Read the full article…

Bootstrap Grid System Guide: Examples, Tutorials, and Tricks

You’re reading Bootstrap Grid System Guide: Examples, Tutorials, and Tricks, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook! Bootstrap grid is at the core of the framework. It underlies everything. It is the heart and soul of the boilerplate and the main reason we choose it in the first place. In one word, it is where everything begins. … Read the full article…

Should We Kill the CAPTCHA?

Do you like CAPTCHAs? Don’t lie, of course you don’t. On the fun scale, you rank them right up there with dentists and IRS agents. However, as an intelligent web designer or developer, you understand that they are a necessary annoyance. But wait, are they really? Given the collective talent and intelligence of the web design community, is a fuzzy string of letters really the best that we can up up with? If users hate these things so much, why not come up with something new? Let’s explore this idea and see if we can inject some fresh ideas into the conversation. Are CAPTCHAs Evil? We’ve all been there before. You’re trying to log into a website or fill out a form and you’re thrown a piece of text that looks like it was hit by a tornado and informed that you have to decipher it in order to go Read the full article…

Testing Made Easier Via Framework Minimalism And Software Architecture

Testing Made Easier Via Framework Minimalism And Software Architecture Testing Made Easier Via Framework Minimalism And Software Architecture Ryan Kay 2019-08-22T13:00:59+02:002019-08-22T11:05:42+00:00 Like many other Android developers, my initial foray into testing on the platform lead me to be immediately confronted with a demoralizing degree of jargon. Further, what few examples I came across at the time (circa 2015) did not present practical use cases which may have inclined me to think that the cost to benefit ratio of learning a tool like Espresso in order to verify that a TextView.setText(…) was working properly, was a reasonable investment. To make matters even worse, I did not have a working understanding of software architecture in theory or practice, which meant that even if I bothered to learn these frameworks, I would have been writing tests for monolithic applications comprised of a few god classes, written in spaghetti code. The punchline is that Read the full article…

Bringing A Better Design Process To Your Organization

Bringing A Better Design Process To Your Organization Bringing A Better Design Process To Your Organization Eric Olive 2019-08-21T13:30:59+02:002019-08-22T11:05:42+00:00 As user experience (UX) designers and researchers, the most common complaint we hear from users is: “Why don’t they think about what I need?” In fact, many organizations have teams dedicated to delivering what users and customers need. More and more software developers are eager to work with UX designers in order to code interfaces that customers will use and understand. The problem is that complex software projects can easily become bogged down in competing priorities and confusion about what to do next. The result is poor design that impedes productivity. For example, efficiency in healthcare is hampered by electronic medical records (EMRs). Complaints about these software systems are legion. Dr. Steven Ugent, a Boston-based dermatologist and Yale Medical School alumnus, is no exception. Since 2010, Dr. Ugent has used two Read the full article…

How to Embed a YouTube Video in Keynote

If you’ve ever wanted to embed a YouTube video in Keynote to create a more engaging slideshow for in-person or recorded presentations, don’t worry. It’s not complicated at all. We’re going to take you through how to embed a YouTube video in Keynote step-by-step, and share a few tips for how to use video to supercharge your presentations. You don’t need any special software, and you’ll be all set with a video-packed presentation in minutes! Can I Embed a YouTube Video in Keynote? Video content can be a great way to take a presentation to the next level. Moving content can be a great way to enhance the story you are telling to a live or online audience. YouTube is one of the most used video platforms available, so it’s no wonder that you’d likely want to embed a video from this service into your presentation. Keynote doesn’t actually provide Read the full article…

How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 1)

How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 1) How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 1) Alvin Wan 2019-08-20T15:30:59+02:002019-08-21T11:06:30+00:00 In this tutorial series, we will build a web-based multiplayer virtual reality game in which players will need to collaborate to solve a puzzle. We will use A-Frame for VR modeling, MirrorVR for cross-device real-time synchronization, and A-Frame Low Poly for low-poly aesthetics. At the end of this tutorial, you will have a fully functioning demo online that anyone can play. Each pair of players is given a ring of orbs. The goal is to “turn on” all orbs, where an orb is “on” if it’s elevated and bright. An orb is “off” if it’s lower and dim. However, certain “dominant” orbs affect their neighbors: if it switches state, its neighbors also switch state. Only player 2 can control the dominant orbs while only player Read the full article…

20+ Best Free Photoshop Brushes 2019

If you’re a professional designer or an illustrator who use Photoshop for design work you’ll find this collection of free Photoshop brushes quite valuable. With the right set of brushes, you can go beyond your imagination to create unique graphic designs, illustrations, effects, backgrounds, and so much more using Photoshop. Of course, you don’t always have to pay to get the best brushes. We scoured the web to find the best free Photoshop brushes and divided them into a few popular categories. Have a look. What Type of Free Photoshop Brush Do You Need? We’ve broken our collection down into different categories, so you can quickly find just the right Photoshop brush for your project! Watercolor Brushes Hair Brushes Smoke Brushes Paint Brushes Cloud Brushes Grunge Brushes Stars Brushes How to Install Free Photoshop Brushes Free Watercolor Photoshop Brushes 40 Free Watercolor Photoshop Brushes This high-quality set of Photoshop brushes Read the full article…

UX Designers Will Love Phrase

Have you ever struggled with translation management across languages for a website project? It can be a complicated task to navigate. Phrase is designed to make it a lot easier, saving UX designers time and effort during website builds. Phrase is a translation management solution for software products. It’s built with designers in mind, and their recently released Sketch Plugin can be incredibly helpful for anyone designing with multiple languages in mind. We’re taking a look at the broad tool, as well as the new Sketch Plugin, and explaining how it works. What is Phrase? Phrase is a developer-centric localization tool that’s made to make translation easier for you and more seamless for users. Developers, copywriters, designers, and project managers can all reap workflow benefits. It’s a scalable solution that is rooted in an API that’s designed to fit all software localization processes. Phrase integrates with the API, plus other Read the full article…

Pitching Your Writing To Publications

Pitching Your Writing To Publications Pitching Your Writing To Publications Rachel Andrew 2019-08-19T14:00:59+02:002019-08-20T11:07:43+00:00 Recently, I had a chat with Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert over on the Shoptalk Podcast about writing for publications such as Smashing Magazine and CSS-Tricks. One of the things we talked about was submitting ideas to publications — something that can feel quite daunting even as an experienced writer. In this article, I’m going to go through the process for pitching, heavily based on my own experience as a writer and as Editor in Chief of Smashing. However, I’ve also taken a look at the guidelines for other publications in order to help you find the right places to pitch your article ideas. Do Your Research Read existing articles on the site that you would like to write for. Who do they seem to be aimed at? What tone of voice do the writers take? Does Read the full article…

Creating a Custom Bootstrap Landing Page with Startup 3

You’re reading Creating a Custom Bootstrap Landing Page with Startup 3, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook! Designmodo’s Startup Framework is an affordable tool to help you create excellent web pages quickly. The framework is a drag and drop page builder, made with Bootstrap. This means you can easily and quickly generate production-ready, responsive pages in a … Read the full article…

What Is Adobe After Effects (And What Is It Used For?)

Adobe After Effects is a video and animation-based tool that’s used to add elements to moving pictures and animations. Most designers use it to create titles, intros, and transition between clips for more seamless video production. After Effects is part of the Adobe Creative Suite of products and is included in cloud plans. Full suite users already have access to this tool, or you can get it on its own if that’s all you need. As with other Adobe tools, the great thing about using this set of tools is that functions and interacts have a look and feel that you are probably already used to, making it easier to learn on the fly. Here’ a look at Adobe After Effects, what it is, and how to know if you should use it for projects. What Is After Effects? After Effects is a tool that’s used to create animation and Read the full article…

Monthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data Sensemaking

Monthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data Sensemaking Monthly Web Development Update 8/2019: Strong Teams And Ethical Data Sensemaking Anselm Hannemann 2019-08-16T13:51:00+02:002019-08-17T11:07:17+00:00 What’s more powerful than a star who knows everything? Well, a team not made of stars but of people who love what they do, stand behind their company’s vision and can work together, support each other. Like a galaxy made of stars — where not every star shines and also doesn’t need to. Everyone has their place, their own strength, their own weakness. Teams don’t consist only of stars, they consist of people, and the most important thing is that the work and life culture is great. So don’t do a moonshot if you’re hiring someone but try to look for someone who fits into your team and encourages, supports your team’s values and members. In terms of your own life, take some time today Read the full article…

Bootstrap Modal Guide, Examples and Tutorials

You’re reading Bootstrap Modal Guide, Examples and Tutorials, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook! Bootstrap framework is rich in different components. Not only did the team take care of the design and its integral constituents, but they also put many efforts into functionality. That is why, along with static units like buttons or typography, … Read the full article…

The (Upcoming) WordPress Renaissance

The (Upcoming) WordPress Renaissance The (Upcoming) WordPress Renaissance Leonardo Losoviz 2019-08-15T13:00:59+02:002019-08-16T11:05:15+00:00 It has been 8 months since Gutenberg was launched as the default content editor in WordPress. Depending who you ask, you may hear that Gutenberg is the worst or the best thing that has happened to WordPress (or anything in between). But something that most people seem to agree with, is that Gutenberg has been steadily improving. At the current pace of development, it’s only a matter of time until its most outstanding issues have been dealt with and the user experience becomes truly pleasant. Gutenberg is an ongoing work in progress. While using it, I experience maddening nuisances, such as floating options that I can’t click on because the block placed below gets selected instead, unintuitive grouping of blocks, columns with so much gap that make them useless, and the “+” element calling for my attention all over Read the full article…

How to Use Premiere Pro: 10 Beginner Guides + Tutorials

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most powerful video editing tools professionals can’t live without. Whether you’re making films or editing YouTube videos, this app can do wonders to help advance your career. Getting access to technology and software used by Hollywood movies used to be a dream for most filmmakers and video editors. Today, you get to use that same software for a very low price. Films such as Avatar, Deadpool, Gone Girl, and many more were made using Premiere Pro. If you’re interested in using this incredible software and learning how to make the most of the app, we made a round-up of some useful guides and tutorials to help you get a head start. These resources will allow you to learn how to use Premiere Pro, develop new skills, and even earn money creating and selling Premiere Pro templates. Why Use Premiere Pro? In addition to Read the full article…

10 Ways to Use Mapping in Web or App Design

Almost everywhere you look these days, you find a map or location-based nugget of information. Almost every app asks for a location, and their presence is becoming more and more common on desktop websites as well. But if you have not branched out into the world of mapping or location data, it may seem a little intimidating. How can you effectively use mapping services for your website or app? We’ll take a look at ten ways you can integrate a map today. 1. As an Actual Map It almost goes without saying but the best use of a map could be to plot location information on… well… a map. You have a couple of options for creating a map for design projects. You can draw the map yourself or use a third-party service. With a drawn map, you really can get a level control and style that may not be Read the full article…