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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