Creative Community Bulletin 27 September 2013

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

  • QR Code Link Generator for Acrobat
    “The QR Code Link Generator for Acrobat is a Flash wid­get that can be placed on any PDF page and con­fig­ured to dis­play a QR code that links to any web page. The wid­get is designed to dis­play the QR code in Adobe Reader 9 and high­er; ear­li­er ver…
  • 27 Free Invoicing Tools for Businesses on a Budget
    “Keeping track of your finances is one of the most impor­tant aspects of man­ag­ing a busi­ness, and invoic­ing tops that list. Producing pro­fes­sion­al, time­ly invoic­es for your clients and cus­tomers will ensure that you make a pos­i­tive impres­sion, a…
  • Underground but Overboard: 15 Extreme Subway Stations

    Far from the stereo­type of a dark and grungy under­ground space where you don’t want to touch any­thing with your bare hands, these 15 stand­out sub­way sta­tions are prac­ti­cal­ly art gal­leries. From the gild­ed Baroque met­ros of Moscow to the world’s largest glass dome in Taiwan, these tran­sit sta­tions are worth a stop just to take a look around.”

  • The Types of Editing #Infographic
    “Editing is essen­tial for a book about to splash into the mar­ket. It was said by William Zinsser, author of On Writing Well, that the best writ­ers are often the best re-writers.

    The same holds true today. In light of this, we’ve cre­at­ed a clea…

  • 5 Tips for Easier Blog and Article Writing #Infographic

    While this info­graph­ic has five tips to help brands cre­ate con­tent,** the tips apply to any­one includ­ing you. We encounter mul­ti­ple sto­ries on a dai­ly basis, regard­less of our job. We just need to look at things from a dif­fer­ent, con­tent mar­ket­ing, per­spec­tive.”

  • Font Fail: Pepsi Teams Up With Rape?
    “WHAT A DIFFERENCE THE WRONG TYPEFACE CAN MAKE.”
  • Why an Online Portfolio Is Insanely Essential For Your Freelance Business Growth

    An online port­fo­lio holds a strong impor­tance as your skills as a free­lancer. In short, we can wise­ly label these two facets as both sides of the coin. Without a port­fo­lio you can’t show­case your val­ue to prospects and with­out skills there is no point of focus­ing on get­ting peo­ple to view what you can do for them when you actu­al­ly aren’t tal­ent­ed for that cer­tain task. It makes a per­fect sense.

  • Design User Interfaces for the Cabin in the Woods

    Chris Kieffer and Copin Le Bleu ran across my inter­view with Shaun Yue, and since they had done the inter­faces for The Cabin in the Woods, con­tact­ed me eager to share their sto­ry as well. Since Cabin has the highest-rated inter­faces in the Make It So sur­vey so far, I was very glad to have the chance to talk with them as well. So in hon­or of the one-year anniver­sary of the film’s release…”

  • The impor­tance of sketch­ing in prod­uct design
    “The way to have prod­uct team mem­bers trust each oth­er and get along is to have them sketch togeth­er.”
  • New web­font options from Cloud.typography

    Yes, it’s true that many web­fonts aren’t hint­ed cor­rect­ly for Windows; yes, it’s also true that many haven’t been drawn for the screen; yes, it’s also true that match­ing avail­able web­fonts to fonts used for print work can be dif­fi­cult, if not impos­si­ble. At least, that used to be the case.”

  • The First Website Revived. 20 Years of the World Wide Web

    The Web as we know it went “live” April 30, 1993. The very first web page and web­site Tim Berners-Lee and the WWW team put online has been brought out of the archives by CERN.”

  • Is your client in enough pain?

    n part 2, Erin shares 3 ques­tions you can ask a prospect to assess the lev­el of their pain. Here’s one of them:

    Question #1: Find Out If Their Problem Is On The “Front Burner”
    You need to find out if the poten­tial clients you speak with are tru­ly ready to invest the time, mon­ey, and ener­gy required to make their projects suc­cess­ful.”

  • Avoid Issues By Saving Your Artwork Properly In InDesign For Printing

    Adding bleeds from the start, BEFORE YOU EVEN START, is cru­cial. Think about it, you’re work­ing on a 200+ page cat­a­log and then you find out you have to go back and extend the bleed of every sin­gle object in every sin­gle page!! I real­ly think if that hap­pened to me I’d be Keanu-level bummed…”

  • Insights into the World of Color – Interview with Jude Stewart, Author: ‘Roy G. Biv’ – Part 1
    “Insights into the World of Color - Interview with Jude Stewart, Author: ‘Roy G. Biv’ - Part 1”
  • How to design news sites

    So when we see how many major news out­lets lim­it them­selves, it’s dis­ap­point­ing in the light of what could be done by mak­ing more use of AJAX.
    Or maybe not…”

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