Elements of US

Design Thinking, Visual Design
  The United States with all of the states marked up with the regions they belong to along with their Capitals as well as the date they were added to the Union. Enjoy! Feel free to come up with your own versions on top of this, Download the Sketch version of this file¬†Elements of US
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Photoshop CC 2015 vs Sketch 3.3.2

News, Software, User Experience, Visual Design, Web Design
Adobe just announced an updated suite for the Creative Cloud subscribers with enhanced applications and added functionality. Those with creative cloud subscription will automatically get the updates along with the ability to keep older versions or simply replace them. A lot of the designers and developers were moving away from Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop in recent years due to Adobe not giving us updates for Fireworks and it's vast ability to do something that UX designers and designers in general loved; Pages! Yes each page could be a standalone page and have the ability to share assets from other pages. With Fireworks getting stuck in 32-bit java code world, we all started looking to alternatives, Bohemian Coding created Sketch from the ground up as a 64-bit application for OS X…
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Sketch vs Fireworks (Fight!)

Software, Solutions, Visual Design, Web Design
After using Adobe's Fireworks (Initially Macromedia Fireworks) for over 15 years to design websites, mobile apps, logos, envelopes, and everything under the sun. I've decided to switch over the Sketch 3 (I know it seems like I waited on Sketch 2, it's cause I didn't know Sketch existed.) Used Adobe Fireworks entirely to design some remarkable apps for both iPhone and iPads (including retina) and faced at least 10 crashes a day (mainly because Fireworks is still a 32-bit application running on top of Java 6); and Adobe decided to kill all efforts to update it like they've continued to advance the versions of Photoshop and Illustrator (both good tools as you'll read in the article below) Meng To does an excellent job in comparing the applications available in the…
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Adobe Creative Cloud

Solutions, Visual Design, Web Development
Adobe today announced the update to their popular software Adobe Creative Suite, replacing it with Adobe Creative Cloud. With the new release, you no longer have the ability to buy the software outright. It's a good move but you're completely tied to a system paying as much at $49.99 / month on a yearly contract for the complete collection or $74.99 if you just want to use complete on a month to month basis, and $19.99/month for a single application. Either way I'm pretty excited about the new tools Adobe has introduced which are part of the Creative Cloud, Adobe Edge Tools, namely: Edge Code, Edge Reflow, Edge Animate and Edge Inspect enabling you HTML5/CSS3 and Javascript responsive design, coding, animations and let you inspect your designs on the several…
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