Creative Community Bulletin 18 December 2013

Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media.

  • Native Advertising (aka Advertorial) Disclosure: Does It Matter? Do Readers Care?
    There’s been much debate over how native advertising should be labeled to properly distinguish brand content from editorial. The FTC took up the cause at its Native Ad Workshop in Washington on Wednesday, with a couple of fresh insights emergin…
  • Make your life better by sending 5 simple emails

    “Many people struggle with implementing changes because it seems like a major undertaking. It doesn’t have to be. You can make strides in 5 fundamental areas by just sending 5 emails.”

  • Top 30 Modern Fonts
    “Want some ideas of what modern fonts to use? Here are top 30 modern fonts that you should check out:”
  • How to Create 3D Animation in Photoshop [Video]
    “In this tutorial, we will continue to explore the 3D feature in Adobe Photoshop CC and learn how to animate the 3D globe that we created in the previous video tutorial “
  • Find Influencer Content Fom the LinkedIN Search Box

    “Now, LinkedIn has announced it’s making it easier for users to find Influencer posts – directly from the search box. You can enter a broad topic or even an Influencer’s name, tick ‘Articles’ and then you can filter them down by the author and when they were posted, as well as sharing them across your own network.

  • Yes, its Killing Cursive, but, Oddly, Digital Writing is Actually Making Kids Smarter

    “There’s plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, from the death of cursive (but how will students read the original Constitution?!) to the fear that ever-texting and -tweeting students will have difficulty forming a sustained idea. (Will they soon start speaking in hashtags, as in this #hilarious Jimmy Fallon bit?)

    But an illuminating article by Clive Thompson in The Globe and Mail argues that technology may be doing more to increase literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel. Why? Writing used to be strictly an in-school activity. Now, kids do 40 percent of their writing outside of school. Called “life writing,” young adults’ social writing spans texts, tweets, social media, and blogs – and all of it’s making kids more literate.”

  • Yes, its Killing Cursive, but, Oddly, Digital Writing is Actually Making Kids Smarter

    “There’s plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, from the death of cursive (but how will students read the original Constitution?!) to the fear that ever-texting and -tweeting students will have difficulty forming a sustained idea. (Will they soon start speaking in hashtags, as in this #hilarious Jimmy Fallon bit?)

    But an illuminating article by Clive Thompson in The Globe and Mail argues that technology may be doing more to increase literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel. Why? Writing used to be strictly an in-school activity. Now, kids do 40 percent of their writing outside of school. Called “life writing,” young adults’ social writing spans texts, tweets, social media, and blogs – and all of it’s making kids more literate.”

  • The 5 Biggest Resume Debates Among Recruiters—Finally Answered

    “There’s a lot of resume advice out there—and some of it conflicting. Which makes it pretty hard for you, the job seeker, to know what to do. Should you stick to the one-page format, or is it OK to veer onto the second page? Will a creative resume catch the eye of a hiring manager, or do most people still prefer the tried-and-true traditional layout?

    We know it’s confusing, so we’ve broken down the five most common resume debates. Here’s what the experts have to say—and how you can read between the lines and send the best resume for the job.

  • 6 Unexpected Ways Writing Can Transform Your Health
    “When is the last time you wrote something? Really wrote something, putting pen to paper, and not just typing away an email or report on a computer or smartphone. If it’s been awhile, you might want to consider getting back into the practice –…
  • Free Holiday PDF Templates to Enliven Your Season
    As our special thank-you gift, this festive collection of holiday PDFs makes it easy to send holiday cheer to
    everyone on your list. You can customize greetings and add your own pictures, as you’ll find the intuitive,
    point-and-click tools of A…
  • Science Explains Why Slacking Online Really Makes You More Productive

    “If you’re reading this at work in between things you should be doing, or if you like to kill time at the office by heading over to Facebook, Twitter, or one of your favorite blogs, good news: That idle time—in moderation—actually makes you more productive by giving your brain a chance to reset. Here’s why.”

  • Tips for Building & Optimising Your Online Portfolio and Digital Network
    “Students looking to start a creative career today have many advanced tools available at their fingertips, but this does not mean getting started is easy. Success requires more than personal skills and talent. Networking and showcasing your wor…
  • Facebook Is Trying To Integrate With Everything

    “We’re paying for convenience, not with dollars, but with data.”

  • Buck Design Trends: Tips for Finding New Design Inspiration

    “As a web designer today, you have literally hundreds of places to help spur your creativity. Websites dedicated to providing inspiration for web design work.  List posts explaining what’s hot in the industry this year. And publications that share the ideas from inside the minds of the designers themselves.

  • Write About a Happy Memory Before Joining New Groups

    “Started a new job or meeting your partner’s friends for the first time? Before you join any new group, take a minute to write down about any happy experience—it might just make you more likeable, suggests new research”

  • 10 Controversial Ad Campaigns of 2013 #advertising
    “These 10 advertising campaigns all received complaints this year. Take a look – and be aware that some may cause offence.

  • 25 Hilariously Enexplainable Images

    “Let’s stop just for a moment with photography and art and have some fun.
    We know that the world is strange, but sometimes it goes far beyond our imagination, so here is a list of 25 extremely funny and unexplainable photos that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did.”

  • Five Ways to Learn Nothing from Your Customers’ Feedback

    “The leaders of these companies seem to want to hear from their customers — that’s why they spend so much money on elaborate “voice of the customer” and other feedback systems. But the approach many of these companies take to implementing such systems seems almost as if it were designed to ensure nobody in the organization will actually learn anything from what they hear. And if employees don’t learn anything, how can they take action to make things better?

  • Basic InDesign Tutorial in Creating Your First Book Layout #InDesign
    “When creating any complex document, layout and organization should be planned before you dive in and execute the layout. Below are some of the basic things you need to think about before designing any publication.

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