Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 May 2015

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

  • Go be­yond plain EPUB in InDesign. New video course by Pariah Burke
    In this course you will go be­yond cre­at­ing text-only EPUBs. Pariah Burke will start off by help­ing you con­vert print book lay­outs to ebook, spec­i­fy­ing sto­ry and im­agery or­der through dif­fer­ent means. Next you will learn how to for­mat and in­clude cover…
  • The Origins of ABC – WHERE DOES OUR ALPHABET COME FROM?
    We see it every day on signs, bill­boards, pack­ag­ing, in books and mag­a­zines; in fact, you are look­ing at it now — the Latin or Roman al­pha­bet, the world’s most pro­lif­ic, most wide­spread abc. Typography is a rel­a­tive­ly re­cent in­ven­tion, but to un­earth the ori­gins of al­pha­bets, we will need to trav­el much far­ther back in time, to an era con­tem­po­ra­ne­ous with the emer­gence of (agri­cul­tur­al) civil­i­sa­tion itself.

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  • How To Use Pinterest Effectively (And Avoid Crazy Nail Art)
    Learn how to use Pinterest ef­fec­tive­ly, even though it may not seem pos­si­ble at first glance. Here’s how.Tags: Pinterest
  • How much rev­enue do ebooks earn ver­sus hard­cov­er and paperback?
    Copy ed­i­tors, dic­tio­nary of­fi­cials and lan­guage ex­perts seem to be com­ing around to us­ing the gender-neutral ‘they’ in the sin­gu­lar, in­stead of ‘he or she.’

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  • Cisco Developing Cloud-Based Virtual Meeting Rooms

    Sixty-six per­cent of the 200 event or­ga­niz­ers who par­tic­i­pat­ed in Meeting Professionals International’s second-quarter Meetings Outlook sur­vey this year in­di­cat­ed they ex­pect­ed a year-over-year in­crease in vir­tu­al at­ten­dance, and more than half of the re­spon­dents in­di­cat­ed their or­ga­ni­za­tions were us­ing vir­tu­al and hy­brid tech­nol­o­gy to en­hance in-person meet­ings or in­cor­po­rate on­site and re­mote event elements. 

  • Making a ca­reer in graph­ic design
    Graphic de­sign is a ca­reer for in­no­va­tors. Designers need the abil­i­ty to think lat­er­al­ly and con­sid­er new ways to ad­dress prob­lems and turn them in­to de­signs which will be recog­nised and re­mem­bered. There are a wide range of ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties acros…
  • The Simple, Super-Sexy Way to Improve Your Writing Skills
    Want to im­prove your writ­ing skills? Here–finally–is a sim­ple, super-sexy, science-backed way to do ex­act­ly that. Jump right in, and get a skill up­grade!

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