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What to Know About the Waterproofing on Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL What to Know About the Waterproofing on Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Your new smartphone might be missing a headphone jack, but it’s probably got a cool new feature to make up for it: water resistance. Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are the latest smartphones from the search engine giant that ditch the 3.5mm jack (boosting the effectiveness of its water resistance efforts)…

How to Use the Magic Mouse as Apple (Presumably) Intended How to Use the Magic Mouse as Apple (Presumably) Intended

For many years, I’ve found it pretty easy to just ignore the Magic Mouse—whose sleek design is strangely missing a few parts that Apple, an ergonomically-minded company, must’ve meant to include to support a user’s palm, thumb, and pinky finger. But now that I’m working at a real desk inside a real office at a company…

I'm Nicole Conniff, Design Manager at ScareHouse, and This Is How I Work I'm Nicole Conniff, Design Manager at ScareHouse, and This Is How I Work

ScareHouse, one of Pittsburgh’s most famous haunted house attractions, has earned national press, and praise from fantasy-horror director Guillermo del Toro. Our sister site Jezebel has written about Margee Kerr, designer of ScareHouse’s attraction “The Basement.” We talked to another leader at ScareHouse: design…

I'm Jonah Becker, Fitbit VP of Design, and This Is How I Work I'm Jonah Becker, Fitbit VP of Design, and This Is How I Work

In his two and a half years at Fitbit, Jonah Becker has helped the company outrun (pun!) industry giant Apple. As VP of Design, he oversees UX and industrial design teams for Fitbit’s line of health-tracking wearables. Before that, Becker spent fifteen years running design studio One & Co., which HTC bought in 2013.…

iOS 11 Is Full of Tiny Design Inconsistencies iOS 11 Is Full of Tiny Design Inconsistencies

Over at Hacker Noon, designer and iOS 11 beta tester Ryan Lau has detailed the myriad design errors he’s noticed in Apple’s latest mobile operating system.

Drawing Newbie? Start With These Fundamentals to Build Confidence Drawing Newbie? Start With These Fundamentals to Build Confidence

If you’re the type of person who shies away from sketching anything more involved than googly eyeballs or a stick figure on the back of a napkin, it might be more due to a lack of confidence in your artistic ability than some fundamental lack of talent. But nailing the basics can change your outlook on the seemingly…

Reddit's Terrible Volume Controls Teach Good Design Reddit's Terrible Volume Controls Teach Good Design

Over the past three weeks, the /r/ProgrammerHumor subreddit has reinvented the on-screen volume controller hundreds of times over. Starting with one user’s sideways slider, users have created funny volume controls based on laptop screen angle, fidget spinners, battery power, latitude and longitude, and the digits of pi

How to Opt Into YouTube's New Look, Including the New Dark Mode How to Opt Into YouTube's New Look, Including the New Dark Mode

A while back we showed off a little trick to enable YouTube’s secret dark mode. Now, there’s an official way to opt into the new look.

I'm Ven Lai, Creative Designer at Chevrolet, and This Is How I Work I'm Ven Lai, Creative Designer at Chevrolet, and This Is How I Work

Building something as complex as a car is an expansive collaborative effort calling on people with diverse backgrounds. There is, of course, the engineers designing the actual mechanics, but there are also the aesthetic and tactile elements that affect how you experience the car, each carefully chosen by designers.

See the Basics of Motion Design With This Simple GIF  See the Basics of Motion Design With This Simple GIF 

Motion design is complex and requires a lot of little details to make it look right. Below, you can see many of the key concepts in animation on display that you can use to improve your work.

Avoid These 10 Photoshop Faux Pas to Make Your Images Look Better Avoid These 10 Photoshop Faux Pas to Make Your Images Look Better

There are a lot of really cool things you can do in Photoshop. Just because you can, though, doesn’t mean you should. This video demonstrates ten techniques that are common, but probably shouldn’t be.

Photoshop Fix, the Simple Photo Retouching Tool, Comes to Android Photoshop Fix, the Simple Photo Retouching Tool, Comes to Android

Last year, Adobe released a super simple, yet powerful photo retouching tool called Photoshop Fix for iOS. Now, Android users can use the same app to edit their photos right on their phone.

Simple Ways to Transform Your Bedroom into a Stress-Free Getaway Simple Ways to Transform Your Bedroom into a Stress-Free Getaway

You want your bedroom to be a relaxing retreat that you return to at the end of the day that encourages deep, restful sleep, and shields you from the blinding sun. We’ve talked about how to do this before, but this graphic wraps a few of those tips into a simple, easy to follow package.

Get Hex and RGB Values For Any Color With a Google Search Get Hex and RGB Values For Any Color With a Google Search

Want to convert an RGB color value to a hex code in a hurry? Don’t bother firing up Photoshop. You can do it directly from Google by simply searching “RGB to Hex.”

Learn Ten Essential, Advanced Photoshop Features From This Video Learn Ten Essential, Advanced Photoshop Features From This Video

Photoshop is so full of powerful features that even professionals may not always be able to keep up. This video demonstrates a ton of uncommon yet powerful techniques that you might not have heard of before.

Why You Constantly Open Certain Confusing Doors Wrong Why You Constantly Open Certain Confusing Doors Wrong

You’re a functioning adult with a reasonable intelligence. So why do you keep getting tripped up on a basic thing like opening a door? It’s not just you. Some doors are designed to confuse you.

Palettab Shows You New Font and Color Pairings Every Time You Open a New Tab Palettab Shows You New Font and Color Pairings Every Time You Open a New Tab

Chrome: One of the best things you can do as a designer is get input from other sources to inspire you. Palettab helps by showing you a new color and font pairing every time you open a new tab in Chrome.

Vectr Is a Free, Cross-Platform, Online Graphics Editor Vectr Is a Free, Cross-Platform, Online Graphics Editor

Vectr is a new, free graphics editor that you can use on your desktop or in your web browser to create simple, clean vector graphics.

Learn the Basics of Responsive Web Design With These GIFs Learn the Basics of Responsive Web Design With These GIFs

If you’re a web developer, you need to consider how your designs will appear on mobile sites. Responsive web design is an excellent way to adapt to all screen sizes. These GIFs can teach you how it works.

Use This Blend Mode in Photoshop to Perfectly Align Images Use This Blend Mode in Photoshop to Perfectly Align Images

If you’re working on an image in Photoshop that’s cut into numerous sections, sometimes you find yourself needing to carefully align the different layers just by eye. Set one layer to the “difference” blend mode, though, and it’s infinitely easier. This video from Scott Kelby shows how it’s done.

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