Design Business Links 21 February 2014
Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media.
- Workshop: Hidden Income: How Designers Make Money Between Clients
“In this webinar you will learn strategies and venues from which you can supplement your client income—or build a complete revenue stream to support you without clients.”
- Publishing has entered a new and different era
““Describing yesterdays as if they were tomorrows”… That’s how author Hugh Howey recently characterized publishing predictions. There’s more than a grain of truth in his assessment.”
- How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud
“OwnCloud is free and open source software that operates as a very simple way to set up your own syncing, Dropbox-like cloud storage system on your own server or web site. ”
- 12 Reasons Google+ Isn’t As Bad As You Think
” Here are 12 reasons you should give Google+ a second chance, if you haven’t already:”
- How QuarkXPress became a mere afterthought in publishing
“Anecdotal evidence is not the best way to objectively study anything, but ask anyone what caused them to leave XPress for InDesign. Overwhelmingly, it all boils down to those personal stories of neglect that eventually eroded Quark’s appeal an…
- How to Use Lightroom with BitTorrent Sync to Work on the Go
In this week’s Sync Hacks: Photographer Paul McElligott (@PaulMcElligott) walks us through setting up BitTorrent Sync with Adobe Lightroom so professional and hobbyist photographers can edit photos on the road and keep files in sync with their computer at home (adapted from Paul’s original tutorial).
- Add Icon Fonts to your web pages [Video]
“These days with SVG and icon fonts, you can easily add clean, scalable content to your pages like social icons and more. In this video, which is part of a class on HOW Design University (howdesignuniversity.com/), I’ll show you how to add icon…
- How Adobe Solved The Biggest Problem In Digital Font Design
THANK TWO FONT MAGICIANS FOR MAKING SURE DIGITAL FONTS HAD A FUTURE.
- 10 Inspired Business Card Designs Too Useful to Throw Away
“Luckily, it wasn’t hard to come across some refreshing business card ideas. Take a look, and get some inspiration for your next order:”
- LinkedIn May Not Be The Coolest Social Network, But It’s Only Becoming More Valuable To Businesses
“Engagement is rising fast on LinkedIn, as the social network becomes a content destination. The social network is also high-income and highly educated, and it has a big international presence. These factors will make LinkedIn increasing compelling to marketers. Already, a survey from Cogent Research finds that LinkedIn is the preferred social network by a wide margin for building a brand identity.
- As memories stay online, social companies like Facebook must find better ways to help grieving families
“In a moving story, a father begged Facebook to share a video of his dead son. The story had a happy ending, but points to growing tech companies and families for control of our memories.”
- Animation on the Web Done Right – UI Animation and UX: A Not-So-Secret Friendship
“Using the words “animation” and “the web” together tends to conjure up memories of frantic searches for the “skip intro” button to save ourselves from a terrible sensory assault. Animation on the web has hit some pretty sad lows, there’s no arguing that. But adding motion to our work can be meaningful and functional—when we find the right circumstances.”
- Culling Photos: Five Tips to Choose Your Best Images
“Whatever your discipline of photography, there’s one skill that is crucial to catapulting your success: culling. That boring, obnoxious task of sifting through all the good, the bad, and the downright ugly in order to finally surface with a body of work worth looking at (or showing to the client).”
- Outdated User Experience Design (UX) Patterns and Alternatives
“The section of the guide that I found most interesting is, Outdated UX Patterns, a collection of examples of what not to do when building a website, which tries to steer designers from borrowing from ineffective practices to solve common probl…
- As the line between platform and publisher continues to blur, who wins and who loses?
“The term “platishers” is a terrible one, but Jonathan Glick of Sulia has a point about the increasingly blurred lines between platforms and publishers. The real question is what the duties of those platforms are towards the users who create most of the content”
- A new layout grid system based on old books and scrolls
“During his research when writing his first book, The Way of Typography, Garde found out that old bibles and scrolls where not designed in the same manner as todays books – they where actually more complex!
In fact, the baselinegrid always fitted perfectly on the page. And even the gutter was in proportion to the lead. For exampel, in Gutenbergs B36 the gutter is 1/3 of the outer margin. The inner margin is 1/2 of the outer. The upper margin is 1/2 of the lower. The typographic area contains 6 modules and each of these modules are divided 6 times. That creates the 36 lines of text. In Gutenbergs first book, B42, the 6 modules where each divided 7 times. Therefore 42 lines of text.
- Amazon Vs. Book Publishers, By The Numbers – Forbes
“In the spirit of Amazon’s corporate culture — wherein, Packer reports, it was the custom to refer to original writing only as “verbage” — let’s ignore the overheated rhetoric for the moment and focus on the raw data.”