Creative Community Bulletin 12 June 2010 Through 14 July 2010

These are the ar­ti­cles, blogs, and re­sources I found in­ter­est­ing and wor­thy of shar­ing for 12 June 2010 through 14 July 2010:

  • Top 20 Features Of Firefox 4 (Beta) That Make It Stand Out

    The beta for Firefox ver­sion 4 was re­cently re­leased and it has al­ready cre­ated a buzz on the web. While many of its fea­tures will al­ready demon­strated in its nightly builds, the beta more widely show­cases these new fea­tures.

    Release notes for Firefox v4 out­line all the fea­tures which web de­vel­op­ers and or­di­nary in­ter­net users will find help­ful. To know what ex­actly these fea­tures are, read on:

  • TypeTalk: Glyph Substitution

    Learn how to make the most of this cool au­to­matic fea­ture in OpenType fonts.

  • Transformers 3 Chicago Set Video

    Starting this week­end, Transformers 3 pro­duc­tion will in­vade Chicago to be­ing a six week shoot in the city. As prep for that, a lo­ca­tion has al­ready been prepped to show off de­bris and smashed cars from a prob­a­ble Decepticon at­tack. I be­lieve the im­ages from the other day are from the same lo­ca­tion but where those showed mostly im­pact craters, these show off the ef­fects of a dam­aged build­ing on a park­ing lot. 

    Thanks to Anne-Marie for the tip

  • ‘Star Wars’ cre­ator says laser too much like lightsaber #StarWars

    "Star Wars" cre­ator George Lucas wants to force a laser com­pany to stop mak­ing a new, high-powered prod­uct he says looks too much like the fa­mous lightsaber from his clas­sic sci-fi se­ries.

  • The Ballet Font Project

    Two dancers were out­fit­ted with in­frared lights and their move­ments filmed as they ex­e­cuted the 26 let­ters of the al­pha­bet. Now you can down­load the re­sult­ing font for free. 

  • 10 Things Your Grocer Doesn’t Want You to Know | TLC Cooking

    Yep, our gro­cers have a lot of in­for­ma­tion to of­fer. But are they re­ally telling us the whole story? If you want to be a smart shop­per, take our list along with you the next time you visit the store. You may be sur­prised how it al­ters your shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence.

  • 50 Creative Custom Pc Case Designs

    Personal Computers have been the most im­por­tant tool for work for cen­turies. If you are de­signer, you cant work work with­out com­puter, be­cause of course you you use some of photo edit­ing soft­ware. But what ex­actly comes in your mind when you think about a PC? Almost for all of us, PC's are still that bor­ing and mun­dane com­bi­na­tion of Monitor, CPU and Keyboard. But that doesn't limit our cre­ativ­ity in any­way. We have com­piled be­low some of the most in­no­v­a­tive and cus­tom cre­ative PC case de­signs that takes the same bor­ing con­cept of PC to the next level of cre­ativ­ity and if you're a de­signer, cre­ative pc case de­sign will looks bet­ter in your of­fice in­te­ri­ors and will add at­ten­tion of your clients.

  • Neat Ice Trays For Summer – Vampire Teeth, Submarines, Diamonds, more

    It's go­ing to be a scorcher this sum­mer, so be sure to get your­self some ice cubes. These un­usual ice cube trays from the NeatoShop make for great gifts and ice break­ers at BBQ par­ties:

  • Build Your Newspaper Faster Using InDesign & Photoshop work­shop by Russell Viers

    Texas Press Association is part­ner­ing with Atomic News Tools to of­fer a one-day work­shop, "Build Your Newspaper Faster Using InDesign and Photoshop," on July 16, lead by Russell Viers, International Adobe Cerrusselvierstified Instructor. Viers will demon­strate tech­niques that can help jour­nal­ists save time build­ing ads and ed­i­to­r­ial pages.

    The pre­sen­ta­tion will cover such top­ics as: pro­cess­ing pho­tos faster for best re­pro­duc­tion, build­ing tem­plates, au­tomat­ing repet­i­tive work, us­ing Word to for­mat copy for InDesign, mas­ter­ing styles for con­sis­tency and quick edit­ing, and tap­ping into the power of li­braries and snip­pets.

  • Daring Fireball: Translation From Apple’s Unique Dialect of PR-Speak to English of the ‘Letter From Apple Regarding iPhone 4’

    We can­not be­lieve we had to write this fuck­ing let­ter.

  • There Is No God, Essay by Penn Jillette

    Believing there is no God gives me more room for be­lief in fam­ily, peo­ple, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-O and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have.

  • TypeTalk: Typography for Presentations

    Follow these six sim­ple rules for mak­ing pre­sen­ta­tion slides that will en­gage an au­di­ence, not put them to sleep. 

  • Burning Freelance Bridges: Watch Your Social Media Venting

    The client in ques­tion is savvy about so­cial me­dia and would have un­doubt­edly seen any com­ment I made. Even if this per­son would not have seen any re­marks I made on­line, it still would have hurt me in the end. Negative com­men­tary about clients in a pub­lic venue can’t help but cause a free­lancer prob­lems down the road.

  • In Pictures: Celebrity Twitter Quitters – Forbes.com

    In Pictures: Celebrity Twitter Quitters

  • Free Photoshop ac­tions, bokeh-licious back­grounds, right-angled fonts, and a time­line cre­ator.
  • Droid X Ad: Hold The Phone Any Way You Like

    And most im­por­tantly, it comes with a dou­ble an­tenna de­sign. The kind that al­lows you to hold the phone any way you like…

  • Thriller/Horror Movie Mash-Up Magic!
  • Comic Book Trivia Comes to a Restaurant Near You

    Trendalicious Trivia – The World of Comics

    … Meanwhile back at the Buzztime Headquarters…

    The World of Comics takes over Trendalicious Trivia! Rendezvous every Friday in July at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT at your fa­vorite Buzztime lo­ca­tion. We even have a spe­cial bonus game on Saturday July 24th to cel­e­brate Comic-Con!

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