Don’t pass up the chance to bolster your design skills [Deals]

Crop images, apply filters, and lots, lots more with this powerful pair of editing apps.
Crop images, apply filters, and lots, lots more with this powerful pair of editing apps.
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These days good design is the key to any successful product, website, ad campaign, you name it. With these discounted resources, you can step up your design game and your pay scale at the same time. From drawing by hand with Adobe, to web development lessons and a library of design assets, there’s something here for anyone looking to improve their marketability in a design-conscious industry.

Here’s some of what’s included:

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

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.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

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.

Yahoo Reaches For Relevancy With New Axis Search Platform, iOS App Included

Axis on iPad

Yahoo announced tonight the launch of its new search platform, Axis. The idea here is that users can search the web using their iPad, iPhone or computer and then pick up that search when they move from one device to the next. It’s a cool idea, and one that we hope other search companies pick up soon.

Yahoo is touting Axis as a one-step search solution, allowing users to visually search the web from any other web page without having to leave that page to search. The visual layout on the app looks a lot like the Pulse News app, with previews of web search destination sites listed in swipe-able rows on a black background.

Incredible! OS X Lion Has Just Been Emulated In Your Web Browser Using Only CSS3

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Remember that amazing interactive iPhone we posted about a while back that was made up of nothing but CSS 3 + Javascript, with absolutely no image files used for rendering at all?

Yeah, that was pretty impressive. But you know what’s even more killer? How about Roman web designer Alessio Atzeni’s spiritual followup, which emulates Mac OS X Lion’s boot, login and desktop screens using only CSS3 properties, and no image files at all.

Amazing. Check out the full demo here. Steve Jobs was right: who the heck needs Flash?

[via iClarified]