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The Demise of Flash: Google’s New Ad Policy

The use of Flash has seen a decline for years, especially with the advent of HTML5 and with iPhone’s refusal to support Flash-built products. Google’s announcement that as of June 30, 2016, they will stop selling ad space for Flash-built ads might be Flash’s final death blow. While we’ve seen this coming for a while,...

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InVision App: The Latest in Collaborative UX Design

There’s a new application taking over collaborative UX design. It has nearly two million users worldwide and already 70% of Fortune 100 companies using it as well. That includes Disney, IBM, Apple and Verizon just to name a few. Their website boasts being “the world’s leading prototyping, collaboration and workflow platform.” It’s called InVision,...

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Animation Software Used by Studio Ghibli to Be Free

Boost your creativity, become a better designer and jumpstart your career at HOW Design Live! New World Standard for Animation? Exciting news has hit the world of animation. Dwango, a Japanese publisher, has acquired Digital Video’s software Toonz. With the closing of the deal came one very important condition—Dwango will publish an open source...