SiloMag #43

We have a hot July on us, at least in our hemisphere. But that is no obstacle to keep looking and searching the web to bring you the best news, articles and resources on graphic design, web design and WordPress. And if you are lucky enough to be enjoying your holidays, it is never a bad time to relax and enjoy a good read.

And this week at SiloMag, about graphic design, a revolutionary Nvidia technology, the redesign of a card game, and the possible version of Photoshop for iPad. In web design, an example of grid with CSS, a curiosity about divs and browsers, and very colorful sources. And about WordPress, synchronize WooCommerce and Google Calendar, update Gutenberg, and an interesting text about the future of WordPress.

As always, we hope you like it, and you can leave us any suggestions in the comments!

Graphic Design

NVIDIA: AI Can Now Fix Your Grainy Photos by Only Looking at Grainy Photos

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Researchers from NVIDIA, Aalto University, and MIT developed a deep learning based method that can fix photos by simply looking at examples of corrupted photos only. As you can see, the technology of manipulation and recognition of images are taking a big leap in recent times thanks to the processing power of the most recent GPUs.

Love Letter card game, redesign

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The original Love Letter is a simple game of risk, deduction and luck. Created by game designer Seiji Kanai and produced by Asmodee, it’s become a worldwide hit. In this whimsical version, Melissa de Nobrega has re-created the characters and story based around a jungle theme. The game is fully playable and includes all 20 character and reference cards, a rule book, box art and banana tokens.

‘Full Version’ of Adobe Photoshop is Reportedly Coming to iPads

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Adobe is bringing the “full version” of its industry-standard Photoshop app to the iPad, and its other desktop apps may follow suit. Get ready to unsharp mask all the things. A proper launch is reportedly slated for sometime in 2019, barring any unforeseen delays. Adobe’s apparently reworking the interface to make it easier to use on touch devices, instead of just flat-out porting the desktop version to iOS.

Web Design

How to build complicated grids using CSS grid

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Once upon a time, Dan Webbmight have had to begrudgingly tell a designer this type of layout wouldn’t work well on a responsive web page which needs to function across a range of screen sizes, but not anymore! With CSS grid now available in all popular browsers it’s possible to reliably define the rows and columns that make up any kind of grid.

The div that look different in every browser

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Sometimes we have talked about how browsers, with respect to CSS Grid, behave differently between them. But do not go to relatively current tool to check that each web browser is different in its operation. And this example of Martijn Cuppens is a good example of this.

How to Use Color Fonts on the Web

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Every web designer knows how to set a font’s color, right? It’s one of the first things we do when we begin learning CSS. We choose a color, then we use styles to set it, so all the glyphs in our chosen font turn that color, and only that color. But what if you could define more than one color per glyph? What if you could make your letters blue and purple, or have gradients running between blue and purple, or even have half a dozen colors or more applied to a single font family?


Now Sync WooCommerce Bookings with your Google Calendar

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We have all been there, struggling to streamline the bookings with daily work. However, all seem to work just okay, unless you start receiving more than 100 or 500 bookings each month. What you might miss here is an automated calendar system that keeps you updated with the bookings. And what better than your own personal Google calendar to do it for you.

Update on Gutenberg

gutenberg screenshot wordpresssProgress on the Gutenberg project, the new content creating experience coming to WordPress, has come a long way. Since the start of the project, there have been 30 releases and 12 of those happened after WordCamp US 2017. In total since then, there have been 1,764 issues opened and 1,115 closed as of WordCamp Europe. As the work on phase one moves into its final stretch, here is what you can expect.

The Future Of WordPress Sites

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There’s a misconception among the people that WordPress is just a blogging platform, where writers and their creativity are published for the world to see. So, why there’s a need for WordPress? Why not any other free tool over the internet? The concept where WordPress revolves around is based on a blogging website, but things have taken a turn and have gotten further away from that idea.

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