news

Adobe XD: a New Frontier for XD Plugins and more

Adobe XD has shared their August Update and it's packed with updates for CSS Code Snippets in Design Specs, Improved Integration with Photoshop, and a New Frontier for XD Plugins. Their biggest update is obviously the completely new way to use 'plugins' within the 'Plugins Panel'. It's also enhancing the integration with other apps like Photoshop. They also improve the 'Component bounds' to help you create experiences faster and easier. We shared a couple of their updates here on ABDZ, let's check them out.

Enroll into a freelance Web Designer's Journey by Webflow

The kind folks from Webflow have just released their kickass and free comprehensive course that teaches you how to succeed as a freelance web designer. It doesn't stop there, it's going all the way from first of all 'getting the clients', 'proposal research', 'pricing your work' and a lot more.

Mission Workshop introducing the Rhake WX, a Waxed Canvas Laptop Backpack

The awesome lads from Mission Workshop have shared with us the release of their latest backpack. Introducing the Rhake WX, a waxed canvas laptop backpack built to hold everything you need for work, play, and the occasional overnight. Purpose-built pockets designed for your laptop computer, iPad, phone, power chargers, keys, sunglasses, and water bottle. Yes, water bottle!

Figma Update: GIFs in Prototypes, Plugins, Text Progress and ⚡

Figma shared their latest updates and I have to admit. They are killing the game! ⚡ I am a big fan and it has definitely sped our workflow at ABDZ. This monthly update includes GIFs in prototypes, Figma plugins (coming real soon!), Text improvements within one click and more. Some are big and others are smaller enhancements BUT it overall this design tool is getting better and better. If you haven't tried Figma yet, I strongly advise you to give it a try. Like now!

Tendril, a Canadian creative studio shared their stunning campaigns for VIZIO

Our good pals from Tendril is a design-driven animation, VFX and digital innovation studio based in Toronto, Canada. We have featured their work before on ABDZ and it's always a nice surprise when they are sharing new work with us. Their latest awesomeness they shared is Tendril's production partners collaboration with Psyop & PARTNER, an agency behind the marketing efforts for VIZIO.

ABDZ Store: New items added. Osore Lightroom Presets and more

I don't if you have ever noticed but we have an ABDZ Store. It has been established since the last redesign in goals to serve a 'marketplace' of items we review on the blog and also initiatives we create. They are a few things in works at the moment but for now, I wanted to share an update on the new items added the store. In this update, I added my series of presets titled: Osore which are 'Lightroom' presets you can purchase to create your own perspective of Cyberpunk. It has been quite a successful initiative so far!

#SDCC: Marvel unveiling its Phase 4. Our look at its logo designs

If you have been following the news from SDCC which is the Comic-Con International happening in San Diego, California. Marvel took everyone and shared a social media blast about 'Phase 4'. We all knew this announcement will be coming but I didn't expect to be this huge along with surprises. What was your most surprising announcement? I am pretty excited for the next Thor especially knowing it's going to be Taika Waititi returning as Director.

To Celebrate 50 Years on the Moon, Hasselblad introduces the 907X Special Edition. It comes in matte black.

Hasselblad shared the news on commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. They publicly and proudly share this celebration on their role as the cameras chosen by NASA for space photography, it's a historical moment of the first humans on the Moon. In honour of this moment, Hasselblad launches the limited 907X Special Edition, which includes the 907X camera body and CFV II 50C digital back, both in matte black with commemorative “On the Moon Since 1969” anniversary text. Let's check it out.

Drone lovers: Moment introducing anamorphic lens, filters, and new cases

Moment is easily one of my favourite brand out there. Reason #1 why? They are always innovating and that's incredible to accomplish. They create also well-throughout content not only to promote their products but by supporting back to its community through knowledge, competitive initiatives, rewards and more. They are back with their fifth campaign with Kickstarter to introduce their latest instalment Moment Air.

Introducing the New Ugmonk: Custom Tees, Products and Friends

Being in the industry for a long time, I personally take proud joy seeing designers and makers we featured grow and evolve their brand to higher grounds. ABDZ is a community and having our platform to share is always welcoming to newcomers and/or for those who just keep innovating and creating marvelous products. Today, I wanted to share that love to Ugmonk. Jeff is a founder and designer behind this incredible brand where not only has built his own voice but has grown mature into his design.

Anicorn x TTT #2.5 The Redundant Watch by Ji Lee

We are announcing a collaboration from makers from Anicorn and their last creation: the Redundant Watch which is now live on Kickstarter. We love the products they make as we have featured previous endeavours on ABDZ.

MVRDV’s Crystal Houses now hosting new tenant: welcoming Hermès

Having visited Amsterdam before, I did saw the construction of MVRDV's Crystal Houses. I didn't understand its architecture and uniqueness at first but learning about it now makes even more sense. So the Crystal Houses is a store located in Amsterdam, Netherlands designed by the amazing folks from MVRDV who has received International recognition since their opening in 2016. Its particular uniqueness?

Hasselblad introducing its new X1D II, CFV II 50C, 907X Body and more

Today is a big day for the wondrous folks from Hasselblad, the Swedish manufacturer has announced new cameras like a more affordable, faster X1D II, the prestigious legacy camera CFV II 50C where you will be able to mix and match your own system. It's a beautiful combination of history and modern technology that Hasselblad was able to accomplish.

Get better SEO results for your site with WIX

The fine folks from WIX shared with us their latest SEO tools for your WIX site where you can rank higher and grow your search engine visibility. Which is super important when you are building your product and/or services to get the right amount of exposure. With your WIX site, you can definitely benefit from these features and whatnot. From the loading time to the 'instant' Google indexing, there will be something for everyone to choose from. For more information or simply get started now.

Cyberpunk 2077: E3'19 Cinematic Trailer Stills and Keanu Reeves!

We have featured the trailer and behind-the-scenes stills from the first teaser trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 back in 2013 on ABDZ. I remember it literally broke the internet, everyone just couldn't wait to play this game, it was taking into the future of the off-world. Well, it's coming (finally!) and after more than 5 years of a wait! We are finally getting a release date on April 16th, 2020 (mark your calendar!).

Unsplash hitting a huge milestone 🎉: 1 Million Photos

The rad folks from Unsplash is celebrating a huge milestone: 1 Million photos shared on their platform. That's really cool! They are part of what we dearly cherish, a supportive and creative community. They might have been part of a change regarding Stock Photography and it's a game changer however you look at it. I personally think is a step in the right direction and seeing so many brands taking part as well. That's cheerful. We are grateful to have supported this amazing team throughout the years and still will do.

Glowing, Glowing, Gone - Raising awareness to save coral reefs

Our friends are Adobe has announced a very good announcement to raise awareness to save coral reefs. Revealed as a global campaign titled: “Glowing Glowing Gone", advocating action by highlighting the global danger related to fluorescing corals. Let's take a look of what Pantone Color Institute and Adobe have in store through their new initiatives.

Subscribe to news

Brought to you by