Creative Community Bulletin 23 December 2013

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

  • A Muse Competitor Built Specifically for WordPress? PageLines DMS
    “PageLines DMS will help you build cus­tom mar­ket­ing web­sites that do wonders.
    It comes packed with fea­tures for SEO, so­cial me­dia, ty­pog­ra­phy, col­or con­trol and more.”
  • 30 Awesome Website Designs Based on Large Photographs
    It pro­vides a pleas­ant vi­su­al ex­pe­ri­ence to the eyes and eye catch­ing pho­tog­ra­phy has an im­pact that is hard to match. We should not for­get the sci­en­tif­ic fact that our brain process­es im­ages 60,000 times faster than read­ing text.
  • Mobile Websites: What’s the Hype All About?
    “There are many sub­stan­tial ad­van­tages in us­ing a mo­bile web­site, both from an in­di­vid­ual and a busi­ness stand­point. Here are some of them:”
  • 3 Cheers! Europe Passes Deal to Enforce Standard Mobile Phone Charger

    “While this is on­ly a first step, it’s cer­tain­ly a pos­i­tive one. Mobile phone charg­ers have been a prob­lem for years, as com­pa­nies in­sist on us­ing their own ports and so­lu­tions for their re­spec­tive de­vices. I’ve lost track of the num­ber of times some­one has asked me for a niche charg­er that would fit an old­er handset.”

  • Dealing with Negative Comments on Your Facebook Brand Page

    “People like hav­ing a soap­box from which they can tout both neg­a­tiv­i­ties and ex­cite­ments. They al­so like get­ting in­volved in a high­ly pop­u­lar event from the com­fort and safe­ty of their own homes. Almost every­one likes be­ing able to con­nect one-on-one, even with strangers, as long as the con­nec­tion is not face-to-face. Something about be­ing be­hind a com­put­er screen gives us all lev­els of so­cial bold­ness we oth­er­wise wouldn’t have.

  • iTunes Best of 2013 Includes 3 Digital Magazines Created with Aquafadas Digital Publishing System

    “Created us­ing the Aquafadas InDesign plu­g­in, all 3 mag­a­zines pro­vide users with an ex­cel­lent read­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Beautifully de­signed to en­gage read­ers via a range of in­ter­ac­tive fea­tures such as web links, videos and Guided Reading, they all demon­strate the pow­er of dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing through Aquafadas so­lu­tions. Congratulations once again to all!”

  • News Corp Wants the Rights to Your Viral Videos, Acquires Storyful
    “The me­dia gi­ant an­nounced on Friday that it had ac­quired Storyful, a me­dia start­up that finds and ver­i­fies con­tent post­ed to so­cial me­dia. Billing it­self as “the world’s first so­cial news agency,” Storyful launched in 2010 and is based in Dubl…
  • Heart-Warming Read: NORAD Tracks Santa’s Path on Christmas Eve Because of a Typo

    “The tra­di­tion has evolved, slight­ly, since then. In 1958, when NORAD was formed, it con­tin­ued to of­fer a “Santa track­ing” ser­vice to any­one who called in—especially on December 24. And the track­ing con­tin­ues. The peo­ple who an­swer the calls now in­clude “count­less num­bers of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps per­son­nel,” Van Keuren notes. As of 2009, those vol­un­teers were han­dling more than 12,000 e-mails and more than 70,000 tele­phone calls from more than 200 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries. In 2011, Michelle Obama an­swered calls on be­half of the North Pole NORAD.”

  • Can Beautiful Design Make Your Resume Stand Out?
    The key is to keep these im­por­tant da­ta points clear. Loft Resumes rec­om­mends a hi­er­ar­chy that presents in­for­ma­tion in a way that is easy to find and di­gest. Its ser­vice re­lies on graph­ic de­sign prin­ci­ples, and clients can se­lect from var­i­ous f…
  • Flat Design VS. Skeuomorphism [Infographic]

    “It’s easy to get wrapped up in a trend and choose the op­tion you think is most pop­u­lar. But do you re­al­ly know the draw­backs as well as the ben­e­fits of flat de­sign? How about skeuomorphism?
    We’ve put to­geth­er this fun in­fo­graph­ic to help you work out the best op­tion for your project.”

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