Get drawing tips as we cover WWDC with sketchnotes

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“Sketchnotes” are an increasingly popular form of visual note-taking. By combining text and images, sketchnotes are not only beautiful, but often easier to recall than text alone. The technique is an effective way of capturing notes and ideas in the classroom, meetings and conferences.

All next week, illustrator and senior UX/UI designer Andy McNally will be sketchnoting Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for us, starting with the big keynote on Monday.

Andy has been covering Apple’s events as sketchnotes for some time. We ran some of his sketchnotes from last year’s event, which proved very popular. He’s back again this year, and is planning to publish sketchnotes from a variety of sessions at the conference.

Before he gets started, Andy shared some tips and techniques for getting started on sketchnoting yourself. Let’s take a look:

BYOA! Build your own apps with this killer App Builder Bundle [Deals]

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Get in on the app building game with this comprehensive set of lessons.
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Any time is a good time to sharpen your skills for creating apps. The market for mobile and desktop applications is as hot as ever, and any extra skill in developing for iOS will make your work that much more marketable. With more than 250 hours of lesson content, this bundle of nine comprehensive courses can offer a jumpstart to anyone looking to get involved in app development, or sharpen the skills of even seasoned coders. And right now, you can get the 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle for just $59.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Time to get ahead of the iOS 10 development frenzy [Deals]

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iOS 10 is coming, developers. Now's your chance to get ahead of the pack and master its many new features.
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iOS 10 is coming, and as with anything worthy of a base number it’s bringing a host of foundational changes. Messages is getting enhanced with a bevy of new features, Siri can now work with apps from the App Store, the Home app brings the Internet of Things one step closer to reality. Photos, texting, shopping, navigating, basically everything is being revamped or reinvented, meaning developers have their work cut out for them. This bundle of lessons is one way to make sure you’re ahead of the game and ready when iOS 10 drops, nearly 200 hours of training for just $29.

Developers, here are 5 ways to get your skills up to snuff ahead before iOS 9 drops [Deals]

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8 coding courses will teach you how to use iOS 9's tools to create compelling mobile games.
8 coding courses will teach you how to use iOS 9's tools to create compelling mobile games.
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iOS 9 is almost here, and like its predecessors it’s shaping up to be a game changer. For those of you who don’t want to be left in other developers’ dust, these five courses are packed with priceless insight into the inner workings of the latest build of Apple’s ubiquitous mobile operating system. With savings of up to 94%, these are lessons you can’t afford not to get.

Mobile developers: iOS 9 is coming, here are some courses for getting caught up [Deals]

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This bundle of lessons covers all the essentials of coding for iOS 9 and iOS 8.
This bundle of lessons covers all the essentials of coding for iOS 9 and iOS 8.
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The release of iOS 9 is upon us, so the time is nigh to get familiar with Apple’s powerful new operating system. We’ve found a bundle of courses with over 50 hours of hands-on training that’ll get you all caught up with the essentials of developing for iOS and its Swift coding language. These courses teach key lessons by building actual, working apps. Even better, these hundreds of courses are going for 87 percent off, just $49 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Save 90% on The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course [Deals]

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The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course will get you caught up on iOS 9 well before it drops.
The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course will get you caught up on iOS 9 well before it drops.
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iOS 9 is coming, and from what we hear it’s going to be a game-changer. Luckily there’s still time to prepare for Apple’s newest era in mobile, and we’ve found a course that can get you totally caught up before it drops. It’s called The Complete iOS 9 Developer Course, and it’s just $99 at Cult of Mac Deals, a whopping 90 percent off the normal price.

Pay what you want for the mobile first developer bundle [Deals]

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You don’t need us to tell you that knowing how to design for mobile is becoming a must for programmers. So it’s a great time for you to learn, whether you’re new to coding or just need to brush up on your mobile skills. We’ve put together a Mobile First Developer’s Bundle of 10 app programming courses at Cult of Mac Deals to help you do just that. Worth $1,740, you can pay what you want for a limited time.

Now Is Your Chance To Learn Xcode To Make iOS Apps [Deals]

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I don’t usually start off these posts with the money aspect, but in this case I think it’s essential that I do. This course is usually $497 and the deal we have here is $79. Okay? Big savings. Now the best part, this course from Udemy is a soup to nuts course on how to build iOS apps in Xcode—The Ultimate Xcode For iOS Apps Course: Build & Launch iOS Apps With The Most Comprehensive Xcode Course for Beginners.

So if you have an idea for an app, but absolutely zero coding experience…this is the course you need.

Stanford Offers Its Popular iPhone And iPad App Development Course For Free On iTunes U

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The 21st century is the first time in history that you’ve been able to go to college without actually enrolling. Stanford is offering its popular iOS app development course for free in iTunes U.

The most up to date version of the course on developing for iOS 5 is available, and any iTunes customer can download class lectures and presentation slides.