I know how to read, goddammit—and I can read the slide faster than you can read it to me. Not to mention, you sound like an uninformed idiot that had an intern copy & paste text from Google into a slide.
In Worst Ways to Use PowerPoint, you’ll pick-up a few tips to make your PowerPoint/Keynote presentations much better. While most designers learn these tips early on in their career, sometimes we need a little reminder. But mostly I hope this gives you ammunition to share with a client or boss that thinks “more is better.”
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Following-up on yesterday’s post, I’ve got another Apple WWDC report to share, this one from MacStories. All the Little Things covers a few more things you may have not have heard about or noticed… such as my favorite: the ability to share your paid iCloud storage space with family members.
Some of my favorite little features:
Customizable Control Center
Offload Unused Apps
Drag & Drop
QR Code scanner built-in to the camera
Take a look at these iOS 11 Tidbits.
The more objects attract user’s attention, the harder it is to concentrate on the vital ones.
That quote pretty much sums-up design principles in general, doesn’t it?
UX Planet has some great advice about website header design, which by the way can also apply to email headers as well.
David Ogilvy, the father of advertising, was famous for spending an inordinate amount of time on headlines.
Back then, social media didn’t exist. If it did, Ogilvy would probably give equal time to creating the perfect complementary image.
The Buffer.com blog has some great tips for creating social media graphics. The article is meant for non-designers, but if you’re new to social media marketing, it’s worth the read.
Tech was once always in your way. Soon, it will be almost invisible.
Walt Mossberg’s final article. It’s the end of an era, for sure. While many of his articles were a bit “beneath” my technical knowledge, I always loved reading his reviews of tech products from the perspective of the typical user. There’s a lot of tech in my life that I don’t know a lot about, and don’t care to know. I just want to know the quick & easy explanation of it to decide if it’s worth more research or use. Walt always made it easy—and that’s the highest compliment I can pay him.
In his last article, Walt takes a look at the past, present and future of tech. It’s a great read.
The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the two companies.
Ahhhh the famous “people familiar with” source. Those people seem to know everything. Accurate or not, this would be a huge win for Apple. HUGE. Perhaps even enough to move the Apple TV out of the “hobby” category.
Apple’s AirPods are an inarguable smash hit. I’ve not heard of a single person who owns a pair that says they don’t like them for any reason. In fact, they all rave about them.
If only you could by a pair.