Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 September 2015

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

  • Create PDFs with e-Signature Fields in InDesign
    Create a seam­less sign­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for forms and doc­u­ments cre­at­ed us­ing Adobe InDesign CC and then sent for sig­na­ture us­ing Adobe Acrobat DC.Tags: PDF eform InDesign
  • Create PDFs with e-Signature Fields in InDesign
    Create a seam­less sign­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for forms and doc­u­ments cre­at­ed us­ing Adobe InDesign CC and then sent for sig­na­ture us­ing Adobe Acrobat DC.Tags: PDF eform InDesign
  • The Secrets of Getting Your Book Into Bookstores

    First, it’s im­por­tant to un­der­stand the pres­sure stores are un­der right now. With the in­creased fo­cus on pub­lish­ers to get their au­thors out there, book­stores are be­ing giv­en most of their march­ing or­ders by their cor­po­rate of­fice. Bookstore shelf space is bought and paid for by the New York pub­lish­ers, mak­ing get­ting on the shelves or dis­play racks a bit tricky – if not im­pos­si­ble. So here’s a game plan for those of you try­ing to sur­vive out­side of the tra­di­tion­al mar­ket.

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  • The Only Color Scheme Generators You’ll Need

    There’s a lot of col­or scheme gen­er­a­tors for de­sign­ers to use. Some are fan­tas­tic while oth­ers, not so much.

    We chose these par­tic­u­lar col­or scheme gen­er­a­tors for their ease of use and their unique fea­tures. No mat­ter what you’re work­ing on, we’re bet­ting any one of these col­or pick­ers will have you cov­ered.

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  • Detect Font Face Easily with Fontface Ninja
    If you stum­ble on­to a font which you want to adopt for your own use, the com­mon way to find out in­fo about that font is to use the Inspect Element option found in the Chrome brows­er.
  • Faith in hu­man­i­ty re­stored: Dad Finds Brilliant Way To Reuse Leftover Crayons From Restaurants And Schools
    He melts them down in­to new crayons spe­cial­ly sized for chil­dren with spe­cial needs, and then do­nates them to area hos­pi­tals.
  • Review: Google Now vs. Siri vs. Cortana
    I came up with a se­ries of ques­tions and asked each one. I then judged their re­spons­es based on the ac­cu­ra­cy and rel­e­van­cy of the re­sponse, whether or not the an­swer was giv­en au­di­bly or just vi­su­al­ly, and the speed with which the an­swer was de­liv­ered.
  • 10 Tips to Keep Your Calendar Simple and Efficient
    Today, I share 10 tips to help you sim­pli­fy your cal­en­dar and keep things or­ga­nized on your schedule.Tags: pro­duc­tiv­i­ty
  • Ways To Sell Your Writing Without Selling Out
    If you have a sneaky hunch that try­ing to sell your writ­ing and writ­ing tal­ent is some­how tacky, you’re wrong. Find out why in this article.Tags: Writing AmWriting
  • 25 Ways Freelance Writers Can Make Money Writing
    Freelance writ­ers and those won­der­ing about be­com­ing free­lance writ­ers want to know how they can make mon­ey writ­ing. There are a sur­pris­ing num­ber of ways you can make mon­ey writing.Tags: Writing AmWriting copy­writ­ing

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