Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 16 April 2015

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

  • Acrobat DC is a great pro­gram, but if you’re un­hap­py with it, here’s how to get back to Acrobat XI.
    Anyone know of a way that I can get back to the Acrobat I loved a week ago? I stu­pid­ly up­dat­ed to DC. NOT a fan what­so­ev­er. Seems slow and bug­gy -Tags: PDF Acrobat
  • Designer Blindness — Jeffrey Zeldman

    AFTER USING the web for twen­ty years, and soft­ware for an ad­di­tion­al ten, I’ve come to be­lieve that I suf­fer from an af­flic­tion which I will here­by call “de­sign­er blindness.”

    Put sim­ply, if an in­ter­face is poor­ly de­signed, I will not see the da­ta I looked for, even if it is right there on the page.


  • The Golden Ratio: Design’s Biggest Myth
    The gold­en ra­tio is to­tal non­sense in de­sign. Here’s why.It’s bull­shit. The gold­en ratio’s aes­thet­ic bona fides are an ur­ban leg­end, a myth, a de­sign uni­corn. Many de­sign­ers don’t use it, and if they do, they vast­ly dis­count its im­por­tance. There’s al…
  • 10+ Free Photoshop Plugins for Web Designers
    There are plen­ty of oth­er Photoshop ex­ten­sions out there, and on this list are 12 awe­some ones that help you manage your lay­ers, col­ors, guides and more, to al­le­vi­ate your workload and help you fo­cus more on what re…
  • Please shut up: Why self-promotion as an au­thor doesn’t work.
    So if you’re a writer who wor­ries as much as I do about on­line mar­ket­ing, the best ad­vice I can give you is to chill out and write the next book. To fo­cus your en­er­gy on the one thing that’s in your con­trol: writ­ing the best book you possibly…

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