So...Instagram launched its latest feature called: IGTV. What is it? It's a new update where you will be able to watch long-form and also vertical videos from your favourite creators. What's interesting is that Instagram is pushing creators to actually use it, it's almost the same feel we all had when we were first introduced to Vine. One feature where Instagram could really shine is the fact that the videos that you are filming or uploading can be one hour long. That's just crazy!
Our friends over at InVision keep delivering amazing content. Today they launched the DesignOps Handbook, an excellent resource for companies that are willing to invest in design.
We would like to introduce a cool project that launched today on Kickstarter coming from the makers of Hidden Time Watch. Now they are back and introducing Order. They have partnered with we partnered with graphic designers Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed.
First of all, would love to salute all our friends and partners at the on-going OFFF Barcelona that is happening from May 24-26. For the occasion, the kind of folks from Adobe were there and they took the opportunity to present a teaser of new features coming soon on XD and Illustrator. Make sure to check the videos below!
Our friends from InVision took us by a storm today with the announcement of #InVisionStudio Platform. What is it? Well, it's simply to create the best screen design tool on a daily basis to achieve greatness. Cheesy?They believe that together we can build a unified work design environment for everyone. It's really nice seeing InVision engaging different companies too who really have the same goals at the end of the day.
What a great time to be a designer. We have incredible tools at affordable prices and we also have a lot of incentive from the big players. Today Adobe announced that Adobe XD is now free via a new Starter plan. Additionally, Adobe has launched a new $10 million investment fund for design technology and released a host of new features and assets for XD users.
The awesome folks from Adobe is introducing their third visual trend of the year: Multilocalism. What is it? Let's just say it's all about going back to your roots. Where are you from? Where are your parents come from? How about your grandparents? It's an origin of a multi-cultural question but mostly it's all about: Where do you feel yourself at home? I guess this is what is more important, let's take a look at this stunning and exclusive photo gallery that reflect Adobe's connections in a multi-local world.
Semplice is a product that I personally love and use for my own online portfolio. For those who don't know what Semplice is, well it's simply a customizable CMS on your Wordpress Platform. It's very intuitive to use and they have recently launched with Semplice 4. It's packed with awesome features.
We have featured successful campaigns before by Standards Manual on ABDZ. Now they are back with something that we all use every single day...Emojis! They have launched the first ever book of the Original Emoji from Japan.
The fine folks from Dell has recently announced what they called: the new Commercial PC Portfolio in goals of providing us solutions to help our workflows, businesses and more. It features beautiful and a smarter design. Also to increase productivity and sustainability for the global demand. It's a huge lineup of exciting new products, let's take a look.
If you are a Windows user, this should be a cool tech just for you. Made for Windows, the fine folks from Adonit introduced recently the Adonit Ink Stylus. I liked the fact that you don't need an app nor a bluetooth connection, just power the stylus and you are ready to go! Navigate, tap or write as you will and with 80 hours of battery life and a full charge time of just 45 minutes by USB, travelling with the INK could not be more convenient.
Back in 1829, Louis Braille introduced us the braille system. What seems to be working after all these years, studies show that the system relies on outdated technologies from the 1800s. Meet ELIA, a new, modern and efficient alternative that's incredibly easy to learn for people who have a visual impairment. This is such an interesting project that is currently live on Kickstarter.
Woah our friends from Dribbble just hit one heck of a milestone, 1 Trillion Pixels Dribbbled! Congrats to the whole team and also to the community! It's crazy to think that the co-founders and launched the platform as a side-project. Over the course of the next few years, millions of shots were shared and now part of a daily inspiration for hundred and hundred of designers coming from all over the Globe. Again, congrats to everyone!
I was very happy to learn that Adobe announced an agreement with Monotype, one of the largest most influential type providers in the world, to make 230 of their iconic FontFonts, available for sync in the Typekit library, in addition to placing FontFont’s extensive collection of more than 700 fonts on
We are huge fans of Behance and the amazing work that Scott Belsky and his team have done in creating a design driven community with simply the best designers and digital artists out there with profiles showcasing their work.
After almost a year, we have a new design! As web designers we’re always thinking about what to change in order to make the site more friendly for those who are looking for inspiration and tutorials. Our main goal was to simplify the design and also add more white-space. The images of the articles have and always will be the main asset of the blog so we wanted to drive the user’s attention to the images and text, and less to the interface itself. That’s why we have removed the stars on the header but still kept them on the footer.
After a few weeks of work with my brother, Eduardo Sasso and my friend/Zee partner Fabiano Meneghetti, we proudly present you with our newest project, a web app called Sikbox. What is Sikbox and what does it do? Sikbox is the easiest way to have a fancy and useful live search on your blog or website.
September has past. Incredibly fast in my opinion, but it was a really good month for the Blog. We have increased our traffic considerably. We started a new series of posts, the Daily Inspiration. There is the user news section. We had the contest, and some really nice giveaways. In addition, we now have an editor for some of our featured articles. Before the news, I’d like to thank our sponsors:
In a double whammy for the Australian creative industry, iStockphoto announced back in August that Australian designer, Anthony McGovern won the design of the year in its second annual international Punctum Day awards competition and that Australian photographer, Amanda Rohde, was inducted into the iStockphoto Hall of Fame. Rohde is one of the leading iStock photographers, whose images have been downloaded more than 400.000 times.
4mations.tv is a collaboration between Channel 4, Aardman Animations, Reality Digital and Lupus Films and has a strong focus on rewarding animators who upload their work - offering cash rewards of up to £1000 for popular content, competitions, opportunities to pitch for commissions, and even the potential to get on TV. Channel 4 have launched 4mations.tv, a new video-sharing