Score your own digital animation studio for 50 bucks [Deals]

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With this web-based editor you can easily create engaging animations for teaching, presentations, branding, and lots more.
With this web-based editor you can easily create engaging animations for teaching, presentations, branding, and lots more.
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Few things are as fun as animation. And few things are as effective at getting a message across, whether for stories, ideas, or brands. So learning how to create your own animations is a valuable skill indeed.

Start designing whether you know how or not [Deals]

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No graphic design skills? No problem. This web based app makes graphic design accessible to anyone.
No graphic design skills? No problem. This web based app makes graphic design accessible to anyone.
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Graphic design is one skill with a million uses. Whether you’re building your brand, designing a website, tightening up a resume, or anything else that involves images, knowing how to make a great looking image goes a long way. With the right software, you don’t really need to know what you’re doing anyway.

Google ‘borrows’ from iPhone X for Android P design

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How's battery life on your iPhone with iOS 11.4?
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New screenshots reveal Google took inspiration from iPhone X when designing its upcoming Android P update.

The operating system’s refreshed user interface features a multitasking interface that looks like it was pulled straight from iOS — as well as a familiar virtual Home button.

Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid

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A blank row helps organize your home screen.
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Pro Tip Cult of Mac bug Some of the most creative iPhone home screen designs we’ve ever seen use blank gaps to separate icons into groups or to create interesting stepped patterns. But how is that even possible? After all, if you delete a home screen icon, the others close ranks to fill in the space.

The answer is to add blank icons to create those gaps. Then, you can add a blank row to organize your iPhone home screen, or move all your apps the the bottom of the screen instead of the top.

Gold iPhone X mockup looks absolutely stunning

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The 2018 iPhone lineup could be prettier than ever.
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Gold iPhones are set to make a big comeback in 2018 and based on these gorgeous mockups, the wait will definitely be worth it.

Concept designer Martin Hajek has busted out a few mockups on what the 2018 gold iPhone X might look like with both black, white and gold highlights dominating the device.

Take a look:

Snapchat promises changes after fierce backlash

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Snapchat lets you video chat with up to 16 people.
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Snapchat has promised to make changes to its app after a Change.org petition attracted more than 1.2 million signatures from disgruntled users.

Snap has endured growing backlash from fans following a controversial redesign, with many calling for the company to revert to its old user interface. Now the company says it is planning adjustments to the Friends and Discover sections.