Creative Community Bulletin 29 January 2014

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

  • Web Standards for Writers

    Remember the bad old days of all those “writ­ing for the web” arti­cles? Now, peo­ple writ­ing for the web don’t just have oth­er writ­ers to rely on for advice—they have real, live stan­dards to fol­low! Hooray!

    Here, I’ve pulled togeth­er some of those stan­dards, and explained why they’re use­ful, and for what kinds of web writ­ing. If you have oth­ers to add, we’d love to hear about them too.”

  • 12 Sneaky Easter Eggs Hiding in Your Mac

    Apple likes to have the last laugh. Over the years, the com­pa­ny has put a vari­ety of Easter eggs — hid­den tricks and fea­tures, for the unini­ti­at­ed — in its line of Mac prod­ucts.

    From clever pho­tos to secret games, Mac devel­op­ers have found plen­ty of ways to slip sub­tle mes­sages into the per­son­al com­put­ers. It’s a mark of pride and a ver­i­ta­ble rite of pas­sage for prod­uct cre­ators.”

  • Pew: Half of Americans now own tablet or e-reader

    Half of U.S. adults now own either a tablet or e-reader. The lat­est research from the Pew Internet & American Life project found that the hol­i­day peri­od drove own­er­ship of these devices to 50% up from 43% last September.”

  • Artist Transforms The City Of Chicago Into A Giant Typography Playground
    “Audra Hubbell embarked upon this artis­tic endeav­or for her MFA the­sis, in which she explored the pow­er of large-scale typog­ra­phy. By pro­ject­ing gigan­tic, sin­gle let­ters onto Chicago’s build­ings, streets and art instal­la­tions, Hubbell illu­mi­nat…
  • 10 Surprising Indicators Of Genius
    “Those with the high­est IQs can often be found engag­ing in what would be con­sid­ered any­thing but intel­lec­tu­al pur­suits. Chances are. you may know a bona fide genius or even be one your­self.”
  • How to add fonts (free!) to your desk­top apps through Creative Cloud #CreativeCloud
    “Follow the steps to browse and choose fonts on the Typekit web­site, and then sync them to your desk­top com­put­er. You can use Typekit fonts in all of your installed appli­ca­tions that sup­port desk­top fonts, includ­ing your Adobe apps.”

  • Serif vs. Sans: the Final Battle [Infographic]

    This clever info­graph­ic — that smart­ly draws upon humor to dri­ve home its points — offers a sim­ple, insight­ful con­clu­sion that design­ers should bear in mind: “The best font choic­es are ones where read­ers do not notice the font … but the mes­sage.””

  • Death Blow to CSS Regions? Google Rejects Adobe Web Publishing Tech
    “The CSS Regions would have helped ease magazine-like lay­outs on the Web. But Google’s pri­or­i­ty now is on per­for­mance, not fea­tures espe­cial­ly mobile brows­er per­for­mance.”
  • Web Design Trends for 2014

    2013 saw a slew of new trends, some of which have begun to fade out and oth­ers that stuck around and are still going strong. While 2014 is just get­ting start­ed, let’s take a look at some of the web design trends that have start­ed to emerge or that we can expect to see in the com­ing year.

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