this village hut in china opens and closes in response to the region’s weather

in addition to serving as an information point, the structure is also capable of functioning as a stage for a variety of performances.

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Background Images in Email Templates, How to Use

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Background Images in Email Templates, How to Use

Use of multimedia in an email newsletter is not something new. Almost every other message in our inbox is packed with images, icons, and even gifs and videos. Rich multimedia is an integral part of the web sphere and designers …


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British Airways Is Under Fire For Reprimanding Crew About Wearing ‘Wrong Bras’

British Airways has come under fire for telling female cabin crew off about donning “wrong bras” underneath their uniforms.

The unhappy stewardesses escalated the issue to union officials after they were reportedly told that their undergarments were peeking through their white uniform tops. Following which, a letter was issued by the union to British Airways’ chief executive Alex Cruz over the matter.

Diana Holland, assistant general secretary of trade union Unite the Union, says the flight attendants have been “subjected to the indignity” after being reprimanded about the color or type of bra they were wearing under their blouses. The letter also addressed other issues about the uniform, including one requiring women to wear hats on the job.

A spokesperson for British Airways tells MyLondon that its cabin crew will be working together with British designer Ozwald Boateng to redesign the uniform and make it more “modern and professional” to mark the company’s centenary this year.

Boateng will also take in suggestions from air stewardesses about the redesign, factoring “practicality, style and comfort” into the new outfits.

With the recent news breaking about British Airways warning employees for wearing the wrong bra, this focuses our attention on sexual harassment in the workplace. Employers must asses how they protect their employees from these incidents #HR https://t.co/2RRXnWlqUS

— Kate Palmer (@Kate1Palmer) May 17, 2019

'It is neither appropriate nor acceptable women should be put in a situation where they can be demeaned for their choice of undergarments' Dianna Holland, Unite #BritishAirways #Unite https://t.co/XwcaQmGno4

— The Gatwick Union (@UniteTGU) May 17, 2019

[via My London, opening image via British Airways]
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Skincare Brand Irks Visually-Impaired For Using Braille As ‘Fashion Statement’

A soap brand has come under heavy criticism for seemingly displaying Braille as a “fashion statement.”

Through touch, the visually-impaired can better able communicate or read messages on texts or objects. However, the “Braille” letters used by The Soap Co to spell out its name on its packaging aren’t tactile, meaning they cannot actually be read by these customers.

Accessibility consultant Molly Watt wasn’t impressed when she got her hands on a The Soap Co bottle. She took to Twitter to air her disappointment, saying that the packaging on the soaps appear to feature Braille but it doesn’t translate to anything. “They literally just have Braille to look like Braille,” she added.

She also posted an image of the packaging on Twitter, which left many social media users confused, as the bottles only showed the name of the company, but did not list essential information about the product itself. Even if the dots were tactile, they would mean little.

While The Soap Co prides itself as a brand that supports and employs people who are visually-impaired or come from disadvantaged backgrounds, Watt pointed out that it does not mean the company is “fully accessible.”

“Braille is not a label for blind people, it has to work,” she commented.

According to a spokesperson for The Soap Co, though the dots are slightly raised, they aren’t actually Braille.

The company has apologized for the misunderstanding, and although the dots and aren’t Braille, it defends that they have been “tested and approved” by its visually-impaired staff.

The company is passionate in helping people with disabilities, and have helped to create thousands of jobs for those who are disadvantaged, it adds.

So these soaps have “Braille” on however… they’re not tactile…. They literally just have Braille to LOOK like Braille… @suthen ….. 🤦🏼‍♀️🙄 #baffled #accessibility #braille #notafashionstatement @soapco pic.twitter.com/0D0bwvn82R

— Molly Watt Talks (@MollyWattTalks) May 21, 2019

Their Braille print is to symbolise that they employ and support blind, disabled and disadvantaged people: https://t.co/DyDDrvSov7

— Besma | Curiously Conscious (@BesmaCC) May 21, 2019

Okay? It is great that that a large proportion of their workforce is blind or disabled, but this still doesn’t explain why the Braille isn’t tactile. Braille is a tactile language, not visual.

— Jonathan Attenborough (@JonAttenborough) May 22, 2019

Just looking at this again Molly. Even if they were tactile you still wouldn't know which is which as they both just have the #braille for the company. Fail x 2!!!!

— Dan (@dan0mah) May 22, 2019

I respect your commitment and those you have working with you, but I'm wondering why the Braille isn't actual Braille? Wouldn't that make more sense instead of coming across like a trendy marketing move? Do you think that might be something you'd try in the future?

— Lady Angrr 🔥 (@LadyAngrr) May 22, 2019

It’s like saying “We use text to say we employ sighted people!” #Braille is not a label for blind people, it has to work #accessibility

— Molly Watt Talks (@MollyWattTalks) May 21, 2019

[via Metro, opening image via The Soap Co]
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How to Build a Filterable Thumbnail Layout with CSS Grid, Flexbox and JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a bunch of photos and turn them into a filterable thumbnail layout. We’ll combine all the latest CSS goodies (CSS Grid, flexbox, and CSS variables) along with some custom JavaScript to build an amazing demo!

Here’s what we’ll be creating:

Be sure to check the demo on a large screen (>900px) because at that point the magic happens! Without further ado, grab a cup of coffee and let’s get cracking!

1. Begin With the Page Markup

We’ll start with a .container which holds the .toolbar element and a list of photos:

The toolbar layout will look like this:

The toolbar layout

Inside it we’ll place two elements:

  • The search box which allows us to search for a specific photo
  • a list with three options which determine the thumbnail layout. By default the photos appear in grid view, but we can switch to the list view by clicking on the icon in the right corner. Furthermore, each time we are in the grid view, we have the option to change the number of photos which appear per row. To do this, we’ll use a range slider. 

Here’s the associated markup for all that:

Inside the image list we’ll place twelve Unsplash photos. Each photo comes with its description as well as the name of its owner. Here’s what it will look like with some basic styling (which we’ll come to shortly):

The image layout

Here’s the markup for a single photo:

It’s important to note that the image list will always contain the image-list class. In addition, it will also receive either the grid-view or the list-view class like this: <ol class="image-list grid-view">...</ol>

Its second class will depend on the layout view selected by the user. More on that in the upcoming sections. 

2. Define Some Basic Styles

We first set up a few CSS variables and some reset styles:

Most importantly, pay attention to the value of the minRangeValue variable. Its value (280px) matches the default value of the range slider. 

Remember the markup for our slider: <input type="range" min="180" max="380" value="280">. Later on we’ll use that value for setting the minimum width of our photos.

Note: for simplicity I won’t walk through all the CSS rules in the tutorial. You can check the rest of them by clicking the CSS tab of the demo project.

Styling the Toolbar

As a next step, we’ll style the toolbar. Here are the key points regarding this element:

  • We use flexbox to layout its contents.
  • Each time a user selects a layout (grid or list), the corresponding button marks as active and receives a darkgreen border. In addition, we disable it.
  • The range slider appears only when the grid view is active and for screens which have a minimum width of 901px.

The important parts of the corresponding styles are shown below:

Styling the Image List

As already mentioned, the image list layout will depend on the layout selected by the user. In any case, we’ll take advantage of CSS Grid to build this layout.

Before doing so, let’s apply a few generic styles to the image list:

In grid view, the lists items will be divided into repetitive columns/cells with gutters between them:

The grid view

The number of items that will appear per row depends on the screen size. Initially, each item will have a minimum width of 280px and a maximum width that matches its container width. But as we’ll see later, we’ll add a little bit of interactivity and give users the option to modify the minimum width. For this reason we won’t hardcode its value but instead store it in the minRangeValue variable.

We’re able to produce this truly responsive layout by combining the minmax() CSS function with CSS Grid. Here’s how the aforementioned requirements are translated in terms of styles:

In list view, the list items will have the default block-level behavior:

The list view

Inside them, the image will have a fixed width of 150px and its description will cover the rest of the available space (1fr). Plus, both elements will be vertically centered with a gutter between them.

The related styles:

To understand more about how minmax() works with CSS Grid Layout, here’s a beginner’s tutorial:

3. Toggle Between the List and Grid Views

Each time a user clicks on the desired pattern for content presentation, we do two things:

  • Add a darkgreen border to the active button.
  • Check which type of view is selected by the user.

If the user selects the grid view, we display the range slider and ensure that the image list contains the grid-view class and not the list-view class.

On the other hand, if the user selects the list view, we hide the range slider and ensure that the image list contains the list-view class and not the grid-view class.

The required JavaScript code:

4. Update CSS Variables Through JavaScript 

We have already discussed that the initial value of the range slider is 280px and matches the value of the minRangeValue variable. Plus, its minimum value is 180px while its maximum is 380px.

We need to keep track of the slider value changes and update the minRangeValue variable accordingly. This will make our grid view layout flexible as each row won’t contain a fixed number of columns.

The JavaScript code that will do the trick makes use of the input event:

To understand this code, open your browser tools and update the slider value. You’ll notice that the html element receives an inline style which overwrites the property value set through CSS:

Updating CSS variables through JavaScript

5. Build the Search Functionality

Currently we only have twelve images, but image a scenario where we have dozens of images. In such a case, it would be really nice if users had the ability to search for specific photos.

So, let’s go ahead and build a custom search component like this:

Find images which have the word mountain in their description

Note that it will only work for image descriptions:

Search only for image description

As a first step we do the following:

  • Iterate through all photos. 
  • For each photo we find, we initialize an object literal with two properties. 
  • The first property is the id with an increment number which is unique for each object. The second property is the text which stores the target photo description. 
  • Store all objects in an array.

The JavaScript code that implements this functionality:

One thing to note is that our counter starts from 1 and not from 0. We did this intentionally because this will help us easily target the desired elements later on.

User Input

Next, each time a user types something in the search input, we do the following:

  1. Hide all photos.
  2. Grab the search query.
  3. Check if there are array elements (objects) which include the search query in their text property value.
  4. Show the elements that fulfill the requirement above.
  5. Print their number in the screen. If there aren’t any elements print 0.

The required JavaScript code:

And the CSS class used here:

Note: There are different methods we can use to prevent the callback function from running every time a user releases a key (keyup event). Although beyond the scope of this tutorial, an effective solution might be to use Lodash’s debounce function.

Conclusion

That’s it folks! It was indeed a long journey, yet I hope you learned some new things and you enjoyed the demo we built here. Play around with it and let me know if you have any questions.

As always, thanks for reading!

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Skincare Brand Irks Blind Woman For Using Braille As ‘Fashion Statement’

A soap brand has come under heavy criticism for seemingly displaying Braille as a “fashion statement.”

Through touch, the visually-impaired can better able communicate or read messages on texts or objects. However, the “Braille” letters used by The Soap Co to spell out its name on its packaging aren’t tactile, meaning they cannot actually be read by these customers.

Accessibility consultant Molly Watt wasn’t impressed when she got her hands on a The Soap Co bottle. She took to Twitter to air her disappointment, saying that the packaging on the soaps appear to feature Braille but it doesn’t translate to anything. “They literally just have Braille to look like Braille,” she added.

She also posted an image of the packaging on Twitter, which left many social media users confused, as the bottles only showed the name of the company, but did not list essential information about the product itself. Even if the dots were tactile, they would mean little.

While The Soap Co prides itself as a brand that supports and employs people who are visually-impaired or come from disadvantaged backgrounds, Watt pointed out that it does not mean the company is “fully accessible.”

“Braille is not a label for blind people, it has to work,” she commented.

According to a spokesperson for The Soap Co, though the dots are slightly raised, they aren’t actually Braille.

The company has apologized for the misunderstanding, and although the dots and aren’t Braille, it defends that they have been “tested and approved” by its visually-impaired staff.

The company is passionate in helping people with disabilities, and have helped to create thousands of jobs for those who are disadvantaged, it adds.

So these soaps have “Braille” on however… they’re not tactile…. They literally just have Braille to LOOK like Braille… @suthen ….. 🤦🏼‍♀️🙄 #baffled #accessibility #braille #notafashionstatement @soapco pic.twitter.com/0D0bwvn82R

— Molly Watt Talks (@MollyWattTalks) May 21, 2019

Their Braille print is to symbolise that they employ and support blind, disabled and disadvantaged people: https://t.co/DyDDrvSov7

— Besma | Curiously Conscious (@BesmaCC) May 21, 2019

Okay? It is great that that a large proportion of their workforce is blind or disabled, but this still doesn’t explain why the Braille isn’t tactile. Braille is a tactile language, not visual.

— Jonathan Attenborough (@JonAttenborough) May 22, 2019

Just looking at this again Molly. Even if they were tactile you still wouldn't know which is which as they both just have the #braille for the company. Fail x 2!!!!

— Dan (@dan0mah) May 22, 2019

I respect your commitment and those you have working with you, but I'm wondering why the Braille isn't actual Braille? Wouldn't that make more sense instead of coming across like a trendy marketing move? Do you think that might be something you'd try in the future?

— Lady Angrr 🔥 (@LadyAngrr) May 22, 2019

It’s like saying “We use text to say we employ sighted people!” #Braille is not a label for blind people, it has to work #accessibility

— Molly Watt Talks (@MollyWattTalks) May 21, 2019

[via Metro, opening image via The Soap Co]
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20+ Simple PowerPoint Templates (With Clutter-Free Design)

When it comes to creating PowerPoint slideshows, using a simple PowerPoint template can be a key approach. It may seem like a good idea to throw the kitchen sink: data, stats, charts, and shapes into every slide, but you’ll never be able to win over your audience with a cluttered slideshow design.

That’s why professionals always use simple slide designs to highlight only the most important parts of a presentation. Of course, you don’t have to be an expert designer to create these professional slideshows. There are pre-made templates you can download and customize with a few clicks.

To help you get started, we handpicked a collection of simple PowerPoint templates with clean and clutter-free designs for creating professional looking PowerPoint slideshow presentations.

4 Tips for Creating a Simple Presentation

In order to create a PowerPoint presentation with a minimal design, you’ll have to follow a few rules. Here are the top tips for making an effective PowerPoint slideshow with a clutter-free design.

1. Use Lots Of White Space

If there’s one thing you’ll notice in all minimal designs is how they all use white space to highlight the core content of the design. Putting any type of content in a large white canvas gives them the center stage of the design. It simply works.

Don’t be afraid to use lots of white space in your PowerPoint slideshows. It will help highlight even the tiniest text paragraphs in your presentations and attract more eyeballs from the audience and offer a distraction-free user experience.

2. Add Large Images

The use of images or graphical shapes is the second key element of minimal design. Especially when it comes to PowerPoint slideshows, images can be used to highlight a key point in your presentation even without the use of words.

However, be mindful when choosing images for a minimalist PowerPoint presentation. Images with vibrant colors or adding multiple images alongside important text descriptions could end up making the slide distracting.

3. Plan Your Content Arrangement

The size of your text titles, alignment of the images, the use of icons, and creating a different content layout for each slide is the next important aspect of making a PowerPoint presentation.

If you want to design a simple and clutter-free slideshow, then you should plan your designs accordingly to get rid of unnecessary elements, edit paragraphs to cut out boring sentences, and to include only the essentials in each slide of your presentation.

4. Use Only A Few Colors

Using more than 2 or 3 colors is not acceptable when you’re using a minimal design for a PowerPoint presentation. Using colors that are too vibrant could also harm the overall simple look of your design as well.

Choose the colors carefully for each element of your presentation design.

Of course, you won’t have to worry about any of these when using pre-made PowerPoint templates designed by professionals.

Our Favorite Simple PowerPoint Templates

Here we feature our favorite top picks of all the templates on this list. This includes our top free and premium PowerPoint templates.

Top Premium Pick

Grande – Simple PowerPoint Template

Grande - Simple Powerpoint Template

Grande is a modern PowerPoint template that features a minimalist design with a unique content layout in each slide of the template. It not only comes with creatively shaped image placeholders but also includes a clean design surrounded by white space that effectively highlights its text and image content.

The template includes 30 unique slides that are available in 5 different color schemes along with a custom infographic, editable vector graphics, and mockups.

Why This Is A Top Pick

In addition to its attractive minimal design, the multipurpose content layout is what makes this template most useful. You can use it to create all sorts of slideshow presentations without any effort.

Top Free Pick

Free Traveller PowerPoint Template

Free Traveller Powerpoint Template

This free PowerPoint template is designed with travel, adventure, tour, and hotel businesses in mind. However, it can be easily customized to create presentations for other types of businesses and brands as well.

The template comes with 10 unique slides featuring clean and clutter-free designs, which are based on 5 different master slide layouts. It also features easy drag and drop editing for customizing the design.

Why This Is A Top Pick

Even though this template uses a minimalist design, it also features an effectively crafted content layout that makes the most of each slide. That’s what makes this the top free PowerPoint template on this list.

The Best Of The Rest

The rest of the simple PowerPoint templates in our list also feature modern and creative minimal designs as well.

Blue Ocean – Business PowerPoint Template

Blue Ocean -Business Powerpoint Template

Minimal designs are mostly associated with creative presentations. But, you can use it in business presentations as well. This simple and clean PowerPoint template comes with a set of minimal slide designs made specifically for making business and corporate presentations.

Ada – PowerPoint Presentation Template

Ada - PowerPoint Presentation Template

The use of minimal colors and the content layout of this PowerPoint template makes it the perfect choice for making presentations related to fashion, beauty, photography businesses. The template also features more than 100 unique slide designs as well.

Montaen – Simple & Minimal PowerPoint Template

Montaen - Simple & Minimal Powerpoint Template

Montaen is a simple and a professional PowerPoint template made for creatives and agencies for showcasing their portfolios and services. It comes with 30 unique slides featuring minimal and clean layouts and with easily editable designs.

Warlock – Minimal PowerPoint Template

Warlock Minimal - Powerpoint Template

Warlock is a modern PowerPoint template you can use to make all kinds of marketing, sales, and branding related presentation slideshows. The template lets you choose from 50 unique slides to create all kinds of presentations for various types of businesses.

Balance – Free Minimal PowerPoint Template

Balance - Free Minimal PowerPoint Template

Balance is a simple PowerPoint template that comes with 16 unique slides featuring attractive content layouts. It includes image placeholders and resizable vector graphics and shapes you can easily customize to your preference.

  • Price: Free

Minimal – Free PowerPoint Template

Minimal - Free PowerPoint Template

This is a highly minimalist PowerPoint template that features a black and white color design. It’s most suitable for making a presentation that includes lots of text content and fewer images.

  • Price: Free

Prgy – Multipurpose PowerPoint Template

Prgy - Multipurpose PowerPoint Template

Prgy is a modern PowerPoint presentation template that comes with a simple and a clean design. It includes 35 unique slides with minimal colors, clutter-free design, and lots of resizable graphics. The template can be used to create many different types of presentations as well.

Elphine – Simple PowerPoint Template

Elphine - Simple PowerPoint Template

Elphine is a simple PowerPoint template that comes with 30 unique slides filled with vector icons, shapes, and resizable elements. The template includes easy to use placeholders for dragging and dropping your images onto the slides. It’s most suitable for showcasing portfolios and project showcases.

BOSH – Minimal PowerPoint Template

BOSH - Minimal PowerPoint Template

Bosh features a modern design and it includes high-resolution slides in 1920×1080 resolution. It comes with 70 unique slides, which include mockups, icons, shapes, and lots of other customizable elements. The colors and shapes can also be customized to your preference.

Yellow – Creative PowerPoint Template

Yellow - Creative Powerpoint Template

Yellow is a colorful and creative PowerPoint presentation template that’s most suitable making presentations related to art, design, and creative projects. The template includes 50 unique slides featuring editable graphics, 3D vector infographics, icons, and more.

Design Agency – PowerPoint Template

Design Agency - Powerpoint Template

If you’re a web designer or a creative agency, this PowerPoint template will be quite useful in creating different types of presentations to pitch projects and win more clients. The template comes with 50 unique slides filled with vector icons, shapes, and elements and with clutter-free designs.

Everlux – Simple PowerPoint Template

Everlux - Simple PowerPoint Template

Everlux is a modern and a creative PowerPoint template featuring more than 40 unique slides with clean designs. It features placeholders for quickly placing your images in the slides, lots of vector icons, editable shapes, and much more.

Look – Free Clean PowerPoint Template

Look - Free Clean PowerPoint Template

This free PowerPoint template is different from traditional minimal designs. Instead of using white space, it uses single color backgrounds to highlight its content. This gives the entire presentation a more colorful look. It includes 55 slides in two different colors.

  • Price: Free

X – Free Minimal PowerPoint Template

X - Free Minimal PowerPoint Template

This clean and minimalist PowerPoint template comes with 18 unique slide layouts you can use to make different types of business and agency presentations. It comes in Full HD resolution and with editable vector graphics.

  • Price: Free

Persona – Creative PowerPoint Template

Persona - Creative Powerpoint Template

Persona PowerPoint template comes with a colorful design that will instantly grab the attention of your audience and clients. The template includes a total of 150 slides and allows you to choose from 5 different pre-made color schemes for creating different kinds of presentations.

NOYA – Modern PowerPoint Template

NOYA - Modern Powerpoint Template

Noya is a modern PowerPoint template that is most suitable for creating presentations for fashion brands and design agencies. The template includes more than 70 unique slides with fully editable designs and lots of vector elements.

RUNDO – MInimal & Creative PowerPoint Template

RUNDO - MInimal & Creative Template

Rundo is a unique PowerPoint template featuring clean and creative slide designs. The template comes with 70 unique slides that include infographics, charts, graphs, icons, and much more. You can use this template to create many types of creative presentations.

MAON – Vertical PowerPoint Template

MAON - Vertical PowerPoint Template

This PowerPoint presentation template comes with a stylish vertical design. The template lets you choose from 70 unique slides to create simple and clean presentations filled with images. The slides also have image placeholders for easier photo placements.

Bravo – Clean PowerPoint Template

Bravo - Clean Powerpoint Template

Bravo is a colorful and creative PowerPoint template featuring unique slides filled with beautiful shapes and designs. The template includes 50 unique slides with easily editable colors, shapes, and lots of vector elements.

Color FUN – PowerPoint Presentation Template

Color FUN - Powerpoint Presentation Template

This PowerPoint template comes with a colorful design that’s perfect for creating slideshows for design, user experience, and other creative presentations. It includes more than 50 unique slides with vector graphics, shapes, icons, and other elements.

Arty – Minimal PowerPoint Template

Arty - Minimal Powerpoint Template

Arty comes with a clean and simple design. It features 50 unique slides with multipurpose designs. Which means you’ll be able to use this template to create all kinds of business and creative slideshow presentations.

GREY – Simple PowerPoint Template

GREY - Simple Powerpoint Template

Grey is a highly professional and creative PowerPoint template that comes with over 50 unique slides. It has a clean and unusual design style that will help you get your audience’s attention without any effort. The template also includes lots of 3D graphics and vector elements as well.

Dione – Modern PowerPoint Presentation Template

Dione - Modern PowerPoint Presentation Template

Dione features a very simple design. The template includes 80 unique slides with each slide featuring clean clutter-free designs for effectively highlighting your content. It’s also available in 3 different color schemes.

Rhea – Simple PowerPoint Presentation Template

Rhea - Simple PowerPoint Presentation Template

Rhea is yet another minimalist PowerPoint template that comes with 40 unique slides. It features lots of editable charts, vector elements, and icons. You’ll also be able to choose slides from 4 different colors.

Power – Creative PowerPoint Template

Power - Creative Powerpoint Template

Power has a minimalist and a modern slide design unlike any other PowerPoint template in this collection. It’s perfect for creating both business and professional slideshows. The template includes 129 unique slides.

Balance – Clean PowerPoint Template

Balance - Clean Powerpoint Template

Balance PowerPoint template comes with a clean design with simple slide layouts. All of the slides feature editable shapes and vector elements. The template comes with 145 unique slides.

SPACE – Minimal & Simple PowerPoint Template

SPACE - Minimal & Simple Powerpoint Template

Space is a beautifully clean and simple PowerPoint template that comes with more than 100 unique slides featuring lots of white space and clutter-free design. The template includes editable charts, image galleries, infographics, and much more.

PATTERN – Modern PowerPoint Template

PATTERN - Modern Powerpoint Template

Pattern PowerPoint template comes with 81 unique slides and every slide in the template features a simple and modern design that will help you capture the attention of your audience. The template also features 40 curated colors and lots of vector shapes, graphics, and elements.

RAVI – Creative PowerPoint Template

RAVI - Creative PowerPoint Template

This PowerPoint template comes with 100 unique slides. Each slide in the template features a unique and colorful design. The template also includes lots of charts, graphs, infographics, icons, and more.

Crystal – Clean PowerPoint Template

Crystal - Clean PowerPoint Template

Crystal is a modern PowerPoint template featuring clean and simple designs. The template includes 30 unique slides, resizable graphics, shapes, and lots of other vector elements.

For more beautiful templates, check out our collection of the best PowerPoint templates of the year!

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‘Mona Lisa’s Face Is Creepily Brought To Life Thanks To Samsung’s AI Technology



Image via muratart / Shutterstock.com

Thanks to AI, the famous Mona Lisa can be seen talking, tilting her head, and changing up her smile.

Samsung’s AI lab in Russia has successfully turned Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa, as well as famous faces such as Marilyn Monroe and Albert Einstein, into striking moving images.

The researchers behind this technology created these moving art solely with still images of the subjects. It is the next step to “deep fakes,” and the prospect of people creating fake videos using just photos is chilling.

The scientists took moving facial features of people and “mapped” them over these photos and artworks through a technique called “puppeteering.”

For the Mona Lisa, the team shows how the animated painting differs when melded with footage of different people. The authors of the study describe that the method would create “highly realistic and personalized talking head models” of paintings and people alike.

However, many concerns were raised about how such a technology could end up in the wrong hands, especially in the world of political propaganda. In 2018, lawmakers in Washington highlighted that bogus videos were a threat to national security.

The iconic smile of the Mona Lisa has enchanted art lovers for centuries. This time, you get to enjoy it in a new light.

A talking Mona Lisa via @Samsung's AI Centre 🤖 pic.twitter.com/XRKPX0OCWb

— Omer Wilson (奥马尔) (@omer_wilson) May 25, 2019

Samsung AI brings the Mona Lisa (or any other picture) to lifehttps://t.co/2oN2CSTCxp#ArtificialIntelligence #future #technology pic.twitter.com/tq3fj7KVVQ

— Fribio Software Solutions Ltd. (@fribiocom) May 24, 2019

[via Telegraph, opening image via muratart / Shutterstock.com]
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Kim Kardashian Is Walking Bouquet Of Flowers In Baffling Dress For New Campaign

Kim Kardashian has released her makeup collection titled ‘Mrs West’, promoting it with a beautiful, actual floral dress.

The collection is inspired by the reality star’s makeup look on her wedding day, when she said “I do” to Kanye West. At a teaser for the campaign, the beauty mogul was previously seen donning a white bodysuit while posing on a white horse.

This time, she rocks her version of a flower crown, which might leave fans scratching their heads. Instead of holding a wedding bouquet, Kardashian has white flowers dressed as a bandeau top, complete with stems.

The unusual look has followers wondering how the flowers managed to stay up, and whether they have been stitched onto the top. Nevertheless, she looks like a goddess in flowers, even more so when against a bed of white roses and with her face in KKW Beauty makeup.

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Mrs. West Collection is dropping this Friday on my actual anniversary kkwbeauty.com. I have sent this collection of shadows, blush, hi lighter, lip stick, lip liner and gloss to all of my friends and I have never gotten a response like this from everyone loving the colors so much! Makes me so happy! I know you all will love it ✨

A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on May 22, 2019 at 7:08am PDT

[via Kim Kardashian, opening image via KKW Beauty]
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