Design Business Links 8 April 2014

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

  • Working at Home and Balancing Freelancing and Family

    “Balancing self-employment with home life, mak­ing it all work, and espe­cially mak­ing work­ing at home work are cru­cial top­ics for the self-employed. Even small busi­ness with employ­ees can often be decen­tral­ized, with­out an office. In this episode Pariah and guests will talk about these and other sub­jects related to bal­anc­ing free­lanc­ing and home life.”

  • Twitter Widgets Pack for Adobe Muse
    “All the twitter widgets in one pack. Add your twitter timeline, follow button or tweet button to your muse site with this useful comprehensive twitter widget pack. Just drag, drop and use.

  • Ceros Raises $6.2 Million to Take on Adobe’s Creative Cloud
    “FORTUNE — Simon Berg has issues with the current landscape of digital marketing tools, and he’s built a product to address them called Ceros. Now, with 60 clients, including Kohl’s (KSS), Virgin Atlantic, and Peugeot, Ceros has raised $6.4 mi…
  • Create Social Buttons with Font Awesome and CSS

    In this simple tutorial I’m going to show you how you can now replace your Social Buttons with Font Awesome Icons and a bit of CSS styling for WordPress.  And the even better news? You can easily adapt it to work with your own WordPress site. You won’t believe how simple it is to do this.

  • List of Free Software for 3D Printing
    There are number of free 3D software tools that you can use to create model for 3D printing. Although, it is not comparable to the expensive software, some open-source tools are very good and do the job pretty well.
  • List of Free Software for 3D Printing
    There are number of free 3D software tools that you can use to create model for 3D printing. Although, it is not comparable to the expensive software, some open-source tools are very good and do the job pretty well.
  • How a Really Small Change Makes People Really Happy
    “Figuring out what drives peoples’ decisions to work with you or buy from you can be a crucial, fascinating, and sometimes frustrating exercise. Think about your own consumer behavior. Often, you might go back to the same business–or not–for …
  • Single Page Sites Vs Multi-Page Sites

    “We are all familiar with multi-page websites. They are everywhere. Most businesses have a lot of content that they need to break up into manageable chunks, so it is important to divide them up into separate pages. Other sites have less content, so single page sites are ideal, because they can display all of the content on one page, so the user doesn’t have to flip through different pages just for a little content.

  • A Plea to Book Designers: InDesign Is Not a Linotype Machine
    Kudler on the Huffington Post Blog: “This is a plea from the heart to all of the page-layout/book-design folks out there on behalf of us lowly ebook designers, but it’s also, I’m afraid, a bit of a rant. Bear with me.”
  • Typography Old-School: A Time-Lapse Video of Two Street Workers Expertly Painting Text on a Road
    “London-based designer Tom Williams managed to capture a time-lapse video of two street workers expertly painting text for a bus stop on a road in 2012. The two accomplish the task with some chalk marks, a straightedge, and a decent amount of y…

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