This little tutorial shows you exactly how to do it. Now whether or not you actually want or need to do it is another question… still, a fun experiment.
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.
If you’ve ever wanted to place a box around a paragraph in the middle of a container of text, you know what a pain it can be.
Keith Gilbert shared a way to do this using paragraph rules. It is a multi-step procedure to set up this trick, but once you’ve created it and saved it in a paragraph style, it is effortless to use.
If you only need to do this once or twice in a brochure or pamphlet, it’s probably easier to just place a separate text container inside the existing text container where you want it. But if you plan on applying this effect fairly often in a long document of text (such as an annual report, magazine, or instruction manual), this is probably going to be a real time saver.
This tip is a few years old, but still works. I’m actually surprised Adobe didn’t add a feature that does this automatically back when they added Paragraph Shading; another effect we used to manually create using InDesign’s Paragraph Rules feature.
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.
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.
Here’s a great video tutorial on how to adjust the spacing between objects in Adobe InDesign. Here’s a hint: SPACE.