Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 12 December 2015

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • The Internet: Addicted to Distraction – NYT Opinion

    “The net is designed to be an interruption system, a machine geared to dividing attention,” Nicholas Carr explains in his book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.” “We willingly accept the loss of concentration and focus, the division of our attention and the fragmentation of our thoughts, in return for the wealth of compelling or at least diverting information we receive.”

  • What Is Content Marketing?
    Here’s a handy, systematic, and exhaustive guide to content marketing that covers the essentials of building a viable online platform that converts.Tags: CM ContentMarketing
  • What Would a Real Freelancer’s Union Look Like?
    The time is right for a major collective effort by freelance writers to capitalize on the success of the industry and find a way to improve their working conditions.Tags: Freelance Writing AmWriting
  • Why PowerPoint Isn’t the Right Choice for Interactive E-Learning
    PowerPoint is a great multimedia application but it’s not the best application to create interactive e-learning. Here’s why.Tags: Ed Edu K12 elearn lms
  • Kindle Income: 4 Tips For Short Story Cash
    Use short stories to increase your Kindle income. Yes, you can make money writing them; more income than you could make previously. These tips will help.Tags: Writing AmWriting selfpub epub
  • How to Write Better Professional Objectives

    Would you read a book with a dull title? When you apply for a job, the professional objective statement is like a title describing your résumé. If it’s intriguing, the hiring manager might want to see what else your résumé has to say about you. If it’s lackluster, your résumé might not hold much interest for her. You can write a professional objective that will invite hiring managers to read beyond it. But how?

  • 14 of the Longest Words in English

    Yes, this article is about some of the longest English words on record. No, you will not find the very longest word in English in this article. That one word would span about fifty-seven pages. It’s the chemical name for the titin protein found in humans. Its full name has 189,819 letters. Would you like to hear it pronounced? One man helpfully sounds it out in a YouTube video, but pop some popcorn before you get started! It will take you over three hours to watch—it’s just slightly shorter than the film Gone with the Wind. Dictionaries omit the name of this protein and many other long words. Obviously, dictionaries have space constraints, and the average person would have no need to know the technical names of chemicals. Still, there are plenty of lengthy words in dictionaries. Let’s take a moment to appreciate a few of them.


  • Artist Tattoos Tools Of People’s Professions On Their Skin
    Oozy, a tattoo artist in South Korea, creates beautiful, detailed tattoos depicting the tools that some of his clients use to make a living. Whether they’re chefs or craftspeople, the tools are a simple, elegant and beautiful testament to their work a…
  • Flat 2.0 & How It Solves Flat Design’s Usability Problems

    While flat design gives us tremendous help and a great toolkit to provide our users with fast and clutter-free websites, it can cause certain usability problems, especially when it’s overused.

  • What Could Happen If You Worked As Hard As You Possibly Could?
    Fact: I’ve never worked as hard in my entire life as I did last year. (Because I’m a student, I now think in academic years, so I mean the period between  September 2014 and the end of May.) Here’s another fact you might not know, one you might be surprised to learn: I had never…


  • 60+ Fresh Resources for Designers, December 2015

    Here we are again with a cool collection of more than 60 fresh resources for you to download. You’ll find stacks of icons, tons of web development tools, new responsive concepts, plugins, WordPress themes, PSD templates, incredible UI kits, and of course some awesome fonts.


  • 13 Tantalizing Incentives that Will Build Your Email List
    Need a quick way to entice someone to join your email list or register for your website? Give away something for free. Beth Hayden shares 13 winning ideas.

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