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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