This is the follow up to a post from several weeks ago on using a site called iconfinder.com to incorporate snazzy icons in your design work. After all, we do seem to almost be moving back to a time of hieroglyphs (icons and emojis). Be prepared to speak this visual language using appropriate, meaningful icons. This usually means creating custom iconography to suit your communication.
In today’s post, I’ll show you how to use the built-in symbols in Illustrator to create custom icons. (Note: I’m using CS6 but this should translate to the latest CC pretty smoothly, also.)
In Illustrator, when you activate the default Web workspace in the upper right of the control panel,
While the Microsoft spotlight is squarely on Windows 10 and its release, let’s pause for a moment and wish Windows 95 a happy 20th birthday! While many of us cannot live without the today, Windows 95 was the first Microsoft operating system to use the task bar and start menu. If you’ve got an hour, check out this Windows 95 introduction, starring Jennifer Aniston and Matthew Perry.
Samsung agrees with that approach. The company recently introduced an “Ultimate Test Drive” promotion to allow iPhone owners to take a Galaxy smartphone for a spin for 30 days. The price? A whopping… one dollar.
I find this very interesting from a teaching and learning perspective. With this test drive program, Samsung is acknowledging that switching to a new phone is not easy for many people. In fact, for a lot of us, the thought can be overwhelming. Learning new hardware, a new user interface, and gaining new muscle memory introduces quite a large learning curve for people who are used to a certain way of working with their phones.
But for the first time in a long time, I’m tempted to see if 30 days will really convince me.
More on mobile:
IT Training and IT Community Partnerships recently held a couple of webinars on using key mobile apps here at IU. You can find those webinar recordings here:
If you’re interested in additional mobile app information/training to help you be successful in your IU work and/or studies, please leave a comment on this post or contact email@example.com about topics you’d like to see us address.
I live online! And I wouldn’t want it any other way. But sometimes it’s good to just step back and figure out what you really need in your life and what is just filling up your inbox and cluttering your bookmarks bar. About once a every three months I try to plan a media clean up. Think of it like a quarterly cleaning list just like you have for your house. I dust up the cluttered folders in my inbox, I run the sweeper over my overly crowded bookmarks bar, and I reorganize all of my social sites and dashboard tasks. Read the rest of “Detox Your Online Life” »
So, you’ve put together some super interesting and wickedly compelling data in Excel that you want to share with your colleagues. While the data might be 100% clear to you, sometimes lots of numbers can seem a little obscure to an outside party. What do you do in order to present the data and get the maximum impact you are hoping for?
Qualtrics is a cloud-based survey tool that helps faculty, students, and staff build and distribute surveys, view reports, and tabulate and analyze responses. It’s functionality goes way beyond free survey building applications and yet it is still easy to use.
We all know that creating accessible documents is an important part of providing universal access to courses and other university materials. In a recent IT Training webinar, presenters Joe Humbert and Mary Stores from IU’s Assistive Technology & Accessibility Centers provide general guidelines, along with detailed demonstrations, to help you ensure your documents are accessible.
Every day we hear another myth about charging your device. Should you let it die completely? Does turning off Bluetooth really save your battery? Or, my personal favorite, can I put my phone in the freezer to extend it’s life? When it comes to charging any device at all there are many different facts and rules in which you should follow. Today we will finally debunk the truth from the myth.
Adobe Connect Meeting gives Indiana University students, faculty, and staff a means to meet, collaborative, and teach online! Have you ever tried to meet with a group at the library and it’s just too packed? Instead, try meeting on the web from your homes! Adobe Connect is a web conferencing software that allows for collaboration and provides a virtual environment for sharing presentations, images, and desktop applications with remote participants. It also offers audio and video conferencing, text chat, a digital whiteboard, and polling. All you need is a web browser with Flash plug-in and an Internet connection!