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Name your price for a deep dive into UI/UX design [Deals]

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Design websites that are engaging with this 45 hour bundle
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Creating engaging sites, apps, and content are big business. Whether you’re looking to get a new gig or launch your own project, user interface and user interaction design skills are super valuable.

So this massive set of courses is a can’t-miss deal, yours for whatever you want to pay.

Google ‘borrows’ from iPhone X for Android P design

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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.

New video shows iPhone prototypes going head-to-head

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Apple's earliest iOS prototypes.
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Apple calls iOS “the world’s most advanced mobile operating system,” but it was almost the world’s worst.

Before deciding on the icon-based user interface we know and love today, Apple designed an awful prototype UI that was based on the iPod’s software and controlled with a virtual click-wheel. Check it out in the video below.

Instagram’s gorgeous new logo comes with revamped iPhone app

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Instagram is rolling out a brand new user interface on iPhone that ditches bright colors to make your photos look even prettier… but no one really cares about that. The real news is the brand new logo that comes with it.

Filled with beautifully bright colors like a sweet acid trip, it’s the first new logo Instagram has had since it launched five years ago, and it replaces the familiar retro camera, which was starting to look a little long in the tooth.

Designing for Android: an iOS developer’s perspective

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A one-size-fits-all hybrid design for Android and iOS apps is not the best of both worlds. Photo: Diarmuid Miklós/Flickr

As an iOS developer, I’m frequently asked, “When are you going to do an Android version?” Like it is just a matter of time.

But the truth is, we’ll probably never support Android. While there are sound business rationales for this, my motives are rooted in design philosophy.

Add The Final Touch to Your Designs With Over 900 Hand-Drawn Icons [Deals]

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This Cult of Mac Deals offer features a must-have set of icons for all your designing needs. With three different sets of icons available, you have the necessities to make any webpage unique and give that hand-drawn personal touch. The icons are available in 8 file formats, including vector source files, raster images in four sizes, icon font files and vector files for custom font rendering.

All the hand-drawn goodies are creatively doodled, which cannot be substituted by any filters or effects. Its a must have for every designer who wants to create a hand-drawn website, application, presentation or print media. And right now you can get this bundle for just $39!

The Complete Web Designer’s Fall Bundle: Over 700 Professionally Designed Assets, Templates, And UI Kits [Deals]

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The holiday season is quickly approaching, and if your (or a client’s) online storefront needs to be ready for seasonal discounting, we’ve put together The Complete Web Designers’ Fall Bundle from Vandelay Premier to ease your workload.

The bundle includes all of the vital elements that you need to get your new sites looking holiday fresh. And all for 85% off – just $29.99 – thanks to Cult of Mac Deals!

Get Thousands Of Design Elements With The Premium Design Library [Deals]

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I’m big on saving time, no matter what you do. So when an offer pops up that allows you to go to one place to get everything you need, I’m all for it – especially if the quality is top-notch. So if you’re a designer, there’s an offer available right now that gives you a “one stop shop” for plenty of your design needs.

With this offer, you’ll get a slew of design elements for 98% off the regular price – just $49 – in The Premium Design Bundle from Cult of Mac Deals.

Stack Up On Thousands Of Resources With The Summer Creative Design Bundle [Deals]

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As a designer, there is no such thing as too many resources. It’s simple – the more assets you have, the more combinations and unique designs you can deliver. With that in mind, the more designs you can deliver, the more dynamic of a designer you’ll be! If you are looking for a UI/UX bundle that has it all, look no further.

The Summer Creative Design Bundle is a Cult of Mac Deals special offer that gets you lifetime access to literally thousands of high-quality assets…for only $39!

Max Out Your Designer Toolkit With The Ultimate Icon Bundle [Deals]

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When you’re a designer, you can never have enough icons. This Cult of Mac Deals offer delivers icons galore!

Simply put, this massive bundle of 2500 professional-quality icons is a must-have for any designer. With The Ultimate Icon Bundle, you’ll have all the icons you could ever need for all your design endeavors – and you’ll have them right at the tip of your fingers for only $39.

Build Beautiful Websites With CoffeeCup Web Editor And Themes Pack [Deals]

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This Cult of Mac Deals offer features CoffeeCup Web Editor – a clever coding machine designed for one specific reason: making web-editing as painless as possible!

Whether you are a web design rookie or seasoned veteran, CoffeeCup is equipped with a variety of helpers, tools, and slick tricks to guide you every step of the way. Organization and efficiency are key to staying sane and producing quality work. Once you really get into Web Editor’s flexible workspace, you’ll wonder how you’ve ever got by without it.

Along with CoffeeCup Web Editor, we have included 5 stylish, responsive editor themes that usually run $18 each. That makes this offer an even greater value: only $29! That’s 81% off the regular price.

Mastering Terminal To Hack Your Mac [Feature]

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Terminal app can be daunting at first, but it’s really the best way to hack into your Mac’s configurations and preferences to customize things to work for you rather than against you. With the right Terminal commands, you can tweak the Finder, mess with the user interface, build a more private and secure Mac, and even enable features that aren’t officially supported on older Macs.

Here are a few of the better ones.

Ending Soon! The Mac Productivity Bundle 3.0 [Deals]

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It’s that time of year again. A time where we are getting busier and busier by the hour. A time where there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. And a time where stellar deals come along all across the web.

But very few of these deals pack a ton of apps that not only offer a little something for everyone, but they all offer the ability to save significant pockets of time for everyone as well. That’s what The Mac Productivity Bundle 3.0 does, and while the regular price of all 9 apps would be $1150 if sold separately, Cult of Mac Deals has it for just $50!

Stack Your Web Design Toolbox With The World’s Largest UI Bundle [Deals]

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Sometimes you need to have that one tool in your digital toolkit, and it just isn’t there. Sometimes you want to have more to work with, but you just run out of inventory. Sometimes you just don;t have enough of what you need.

This latest Cult of Mac Deals offer will get rid of all of those “sometimes” when it comes to web design, because you’ll get over 300 vectors, icons and more for all of your design needs with The World’s Largest UI Bundle. And you’ll get it for only $69!

Ending Soon! The Awesome Design Bundle Will Kick Your Graphic Work Into High Gear [Deals]

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If you’ve been looking to take your design work to a whole new level, we’ve got a deal here at Cult of Mac Deals that is right up your alley. The Awesome Design Bundle packs all the tools and templates you’ll need to kick your graphic work into high gear.

This deal is teeming with resources that will elevate your skills on a wide variety of fronts – and all for just $39!

Achieve New Graphical Heights With The Awesome Design Bundle [Deals]

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You can’t just get by with an average design, especially in a world where retina displays are becoming popular and the blogosphere is becoming more critical of things like how an app and website looks – all the way down to its icon. You need to make sure that anything you create doesn’t just perform well, but it looks even better. With all that is offered in The Awesome Design Bundle courtesy of Cult of Mac Deals, you’ll be able to design better than ever before.

This Awesome Design Bundle is a collection of excellent design resources that will help you achieve new graphical heights – and you can get it here for only $39!

In The Future, iOS Might Display Shadows Based On Actual Light Sources

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You can't tell in a still photo, but the reflections on the volume slider button in iOS 6 dynamically update as you move the device.
You can't tell in a still photo, but the reflections on the volume slider button in iOS 6 dynamically update as you move the device.

Since the early days of Apple, an emphasis has been put on realistic user interfaces, starting with the Apple Lisa’s GUI in 1983. This drive for skeuomorphism in design is more present in iOS than ever before. Having a touch screen allows applications to feel more natural, simulating actual real-world buttons and objects. If speculation is to be believed, future versions of iOS may take this trend even farther by placing user interface shadows based on the actual position of the light source in the room.

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

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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.

Apple Reveals Online Store Will Soon Get ‘Dramatically Simplified User Interface’

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Apple's new online store hopes to make make it even easier for you to hand over your cash.
Apple's new online store hopes to make make it even easier for you to hand over your cash.

Apple is set to overhaul its online store to introduce a “dramatically simplified user interface” that will make spending your hard-earned cash on Apple goods easier than ever before. And this isn’t just another story fresh from the rumor mill; it was revealed by Apple itself.