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.

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  • 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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