The secrets of design aren’t so secret, you just have to take the right classes [Deals]

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Learn the secrets of modern digital design with these 9 courses, a total of 57 hours of lessons.
Learn the secrets of modern digital design with these 9 courses, a total of 57 hours of lessons.
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Everything that is good in the world of tech is designed well. Being able to craft an intuitive, user-pleasing experience or product might seem like magic, but that’s probably just because you haven’t studied it. This bundle of 9 courses, clocking in at 57 hours of content and worth hundreds of bucks, will get you caught up on the craft of design in the modern age, from responsive design, rapid prototyping, HTML, CSS and lots more, all for just $39.

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Become an Adobe Photoshop pro with this bundle of lessons [Deals]

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This 8-course bundle of lessons covers all the essentials of Adobe Photoshop, one of the most widely used applications in visual media.
This 8-course bundle of lessons covers all the essentials of Adobe Photoshop, one of the most widely used applications in visual media.
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Knowledge of Photoshop is one of the most commonly sought skills in digital media, but let’s face it — Adobe’s powerful industry standard image editing software can be a bit intimidating. That is, until you get a grip on the basics of how it works, which is exactly what the ‘Train Simple’ Adobe Photoshop Bundle offers. Over the course of 8 lessons, you’ll get a stem-to-stern tour of the concepts, functions and tools of Photoshop. It’s a deal that’s back by popular demand for a limited time and for just $55 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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Ends tonight: last chance to pay whatever you want for a killer bundle of iOS design lessons and assets [deals]

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So you want to design apps for iOS. Good choice! Of course getting started can be tough, but today’s your lucky day: right now the iOS Designer Bundle is on sale for whatever you want to pay, but only until Midnight. It includes a slew of of lessons and tools that’ll bring you up to ninja level in no time.

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One of the best weather apps for iPhone just got a huge update

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Dark Sky 5.0 displays 24-hour forecasts in a new timeline.
Dark Sky 5.0 displays 24-hour forecasts in a new timeline.
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The Dark Sky app — famous for its crazy accurate weather predictions that give you down to the minute details on everything — has been updated to version 5.0 today, bringing with it an awesome new design and feature improvements.

Among the most noticeable differences is a new vertical timeline that dispenses weather predictions over the next 24 hours. It’s also adjustable so you can view precipitation, temperature, wind, humidity or the UV index.

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Repeat this simple mantra if you want to make killer Apple Watch apps

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Joe Cieplinski, a designer with Bombing Brain Interactive, shares his knowledge about design at AltConf 2015.
Joe Cieplinski, a designer with Bombing Brain Interactive, shares his knowledge about design at AltConf 2015.
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SAN FRANCISCO — The key to crafting great Apple Watch apps can be summed up with a simple mantra: “Make the user happy.”

That’s designer Joe Cieplinski’s approach to all design, really, but the precept is even more important than ever for developers making apps for Apple’s new wearable. Instead of attempting to cram all the features of an iPhone app onto that tiny screen, devs need to focus as much on what they leave out as what they include.

“That’s how you get a successful product,” Cieplinski, who works for Philadelphia-based Bombing Brain Interactive, told Cult of Mac after his AltConf panel here Tuesday. “It’s not just trying to be philosophical.”

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Second Edition Of The App Design Handbook Is A Great Resource For Designing iOS 7 Apps

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to design a great iOS app? The first edition of The App Design Handbook by Nathan Barry was made with iOS 6 in mind, and now the second edition is out, and it’s completely tailored for iOS 7.

Apple Design Award-winner Jeremy Olson has helped Barry update the book this time around and add additional resources, like video interviews with top designers. Written practically and simply, The App Design Handbook is a fantastic resource for novice and experienced app designers alike.

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10 Mistakes That Can Sink An App, A Mobile Site, And A Company’s Reputation

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10 Mistakes can sink an app, mobile site, and a company's reputation
10 mobile mistakes can ruin a company or developer's reputation

Apple’s meticulous focus on design and usability is one of the hallmarks of its products. That attention to detail is evident in almost every Apple product, but iOS devices epitomize Apple minimalist approach and its goal of removing any barrier between the user and a great user experience. Unfortunately, not all iOS developers or mobile web developers get to that same level of minimal and effortless design.

There are probably hundreds of small ways that developers can miss the mark when designing iOS apps or creating content designed for mobile devices, but Gartner research director Johan Jacobs notes that most mobile app/experience design failures boil down to ten common mistakes.

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Last Chance: The Most Comprehensive iOS App Development Course Ever [Deals]

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If you’re looking to create some smashing iOS apps and want to get all the goods delivered to you in one comprehensive course, we’ve got a Cult of Mac Deals offer that more than fits the bill…but time is running out!

This is the most comprehensive iOS app development course we’ve ever seen, containing over 66 lectures and 11 hours of content. To get this kind of training in a live setting would cost you upwards of $3000 – but Cult of Mac Deals is bringing it to you in an on-demand capacity for only $89!

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The Most Comprehensive iOS App Development Course Ever [Deals]

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If you’re looking to create some smashing iOS apps and want to get all the goods delivered to you in one comprehensive course, we’ve got a Cult of Mac Deals offer that more than fits the bill!

Containing over 66 lectures and 11 hours of content, this iOS app development course we’re offering will teach you the fundamentals of Objective-C and a ton of the advanced strategies used by the pros. To get this kind of training in a live setting would run you in the neighbourhood of $3000 – but at Cult of Mac Deals we’re bringing it to you in an on-demand capacity for only $89!

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Last Day For The iPhone App Design 101 Training Course [Deals]

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If you’ve ever considered taking a course on iPhone app design and you want to do it in a way that won’t put a serious dent in your pocketbook, today is your last chance to pick up a great deal that solves that dilemma. With iPhone App Design 101 you not only gain knowledge and insight on one of the hottest markets out there today, you’ll save a whopping 68% off the regular price by acting today!

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