15+ Best Icon Fonts for Web & UI Design (Free + Premium)

Icon fonts are one of the most useful elements that web and UI designers simply can’t live without. Today we’re bringing you a collection of the best modern and creative icon fonts you can use in your website and user interface designs. With icon fonts, you don’t have to rely on libraries of PNG files. You don’t have to resize and edit icons using vector files to make them fit into your website designs. And, more importantly, you don’t have to worry about optimizing the icons for various screen sizes. However, finding the right icon font to blend with your design projects can be challenging. We want to make that process much easier. Get started by browsing our handpicked collection of free and premium icon fonts (and be sure to take a look at our tips for choosing an icon font to help you get started!) Icofont – Free Creative Read the full article…

Become An HTML Email Geek With These Videos From Rémi Parmentier

Become An HTML Email Geek With These Videos From Rémi Parmentier Become An HTML Email Geek With These Videos From Rémi Parmentier Rachel Andrew 2019-11-14T12:00:00+00:002019-11-15T11:08:36+00:00 Creating an HTML email can feel like stepping back a few years as a web developer. All of our new layout functionality is unavailable to us &mdasj; email clients render the same layout in completely different ways. Just when we think we have it all fixed, another email client shows up with a new set of bugs. Not too long ago, Rémi Parmentier, an HTML Email developer, ran a session with practical front-end techniques for building modern, cross-client emails. A few weeks later, he gave a wonderful talk at SmashingConf Freiburg highlighting some of the common struggles and shared useful strategies for avoiding problems in email development. There was so much useful information contained in these sessions that we wanted to release them more widely Read the full article…

Microsoft announces its xCloud streaming service and a truckload of new games are coming in 2020

Microsoft has announced a vague intention to launch its xCloud game streaming service sometime in 2020, and dropped a double handful of new titles that will arrive on it and the existing Game Pass subscription. It seems that next year will indeed be the opening battle in the streaming wars to come. The announcements came at XO19, the company’s Xbox-focused event, which is taking place in London. They seem calculated to take the wind out of Google’s sails; the opening lineup of Stadia, Google’s entry in the game streaming world, was finalized earlier this week and is rather bare bones. Microsoft is hoping Google’s first-mover advantage will be nullified by the expected confusion around payments, features, titles and other issues Stadia is still working out. Game Pass is currently in a preview period on PC. Although Microsoft did not supply a hard release date, saying only that 2020 is the Read the full article…

Microsoft will bring Project xCloud game streaming service to Windows 10 PCs

(Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Xbox/AP Images) Microsoft said it will bring its new cloud-based game streaming service to Windows 10 PCs, as part of a flurry of other announcements revealed at this year’s X019 show. Project xCloud had the most running time of anything else at Thursday’s show, showing the company’s investment in the new technology. The service is coming to Windows 10 PCs next year, and Microsoft is currently working to expand the territories in and platforms on which it’s available. Microsoft last month began rolling out a public preview for xCloud, which lets users play high-powered Xbox games such as Halo on their smartphones. The service is powered by Microsoft’s Azure data centers on specially-designed servers built from Xbox components. Users don’t need to own any games, or even a console, to use xCloud. Microsoft also revealed today that it is expanding the number of titles that Read the full article…

Fortnite gets stormtrooper costumes in new Star Wars crossover

Image: Epic Games Fortnite’s latest crossover is here, and this time it’s a Star Wars-themed event timed to coincide with the release of Jedi: Fallen Order. The big inclusion is a new stormtrooper cosmetic skin, which is available in Fortnite’s item store, or you can get it for free by buying EA’s Star Wars game on the Epic Games Store. For everyone else, there’s a Star Destroyer hanging out in the skies above Fortnite’s island to gawp at. From Avengers, to Borderlands 3, and even Weezer’s latest album, Fortnite has become a key promotional venue. Previous crossover events have introduced new cosmetic items, custom maps, and even game modes. Fornite’s last Avengers crossover, for example, introduced a whole new game type including special… Read the full article…

Xbox chief says Project Scarlett ‘will not be out of position on power or price’

Microsoft isn’t going to repeat its mistakes from the Xbox One with its next-generation Xbox console. “I would say a learning from the Xbox One generation is we will not be out of position on power or price,” says Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Xbox and gaming chief, in an interview with The Verge. “If you remember the beginning of this generation we were a hundred dollars more expensive and yes, we were less powerful. And we started Project Scarlett with this leadership team in place with a goal of having market success.” That market success will be key for Xbox, after years of falling behind PlayStation sales and questions over its games lineup. Either way, Spencer thinks there are plenty of generations of Xbox ahead. “We had the discussion… Read the full article…

Death Stranding’s 40-Hour-Long Story, Explained

Death Stranding’s story, confusing as it may seem, is ultimately about reconnecting the world after a great catastrophe pulls it apart. That’s Death Stranding’s plot in a nutshell, but if you want something a little deeper than that to truly find out what’s going on in Hideo Kojima’s latest, well pull up a chair, because here’s Death Stranding’s 40 hour story (including the big ending) summed up in a nice digestible plot summary in 3,000 or so words. If you need help understanding some of the terms used, we have a neat Death Stranding glossary you can use as a reference. Read the full article…