Design Business Links 26 February 2014

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  • Windows UI designer defends forcing Metro interface on all users
    Windows 8’s modern interface didn’t go over so well out of the gate. While there was a lot to like among all the Live Tiles and touch friendliness, usability experts panned many of the operating system’s design choices, and power users felt aba…
  • 7 Things “Star Wars” Taught Me About Productivity

    Here’s some of the life lessons that I’ve learned from the Star Wars movies:

  • Meet the new agency creative team

    The agency creative team is changing. What used to be an art-and-copy duo is rapidly evolving into an art, copy, technology, strategy, media, and business hodgepodge. We asked senior agency creatives how they envision the agency creative team of the future. Here’s what they said:

  • Vook Acquires Book Data and Analytics Start-up Booklr
    “Both authors and companies like Forbes and Fast Company, both of which Vook claims as partners, have a proliferating array of choices when it comes to publishing partners. The addition of Booklr should allow Vook attract new customers and reta…
  • Creating Your Own Signature Watermark for Photographs
    People often ask me how I made my signature into my own copyright logo on my photos. Here is a step by step guide on making your own signature or drawing into your own logo or signature file.
  • How ‘Fast Web’ is Impairing How You Think

    Getting swept along the digital flow of constant information is the status quo for many folks whose days revolve around the internet. And that’s where the problem lies. Our days shouldn’t really revolve around the Internet.

  • How ‘Fast Web’ is Impairing How You Think

    Getting swept along the digital flow of constant information is the status quo for many folks whose days revolve around the internet. And that’s where the problem lies. Our days shouldn’t really revolve around the Internet.

  • Flat Design – a momentary trend or much more?
    “I have witnessed many debates on flat design and its popularity lately. People seem to have different views as some think that this is just a passing trend while others believe the trend is here to stay.

  • 50 Beautiful Color Palettes for Your Next Web Project

    “Choosing the right color scheme is essential to your website’s success. Your layout and other design choices — including font — should be developed in concert with your color scheme, which can ensure readability, cohesiveness, and beauty in the final product. Unfortunately, making that choice or creating a color palette from scratch can be quite the challenge. That’s why for today’s post I’ve put together a collection of 50 beautiful color palettes that are ready to use for your next web project. “

  • Barnes and Noble Lost Over $1 Billion on Nook
    “Barnes and Noble is quite transparent when it comes to their financial earnings and hold nothing back from investor calls and their reporting. Normally, their end of the year reports come out every April and there is some bleak news. In 2011 t…
  • This Font Is Made From Beard

    If you’re a beard lover—and, hey, these days who isn’t?—then here’s the font for you, because it’s made exclusively from images of facial hair.

  • Tuesdays are the Most Productive Day of the Week

    “You’ve got your head focused after the weekend is over; you’ve caught up on everything; and you can do your regular work schedule most effectively. Then, after the hump of the Wednesday, come Thursday, Friday, you’re already thinking about the weekend. ”

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