Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 December 2015
The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.
- Jan 10th T.S.A. May Begin Rejecting Some State Driver’s Licenses for TravelPassengers who do not have a compliant type of identification will have to produce another type of government-approved identification.Tags: Travel roadwarrior
- The iPad Pro Is Now My Only Travel Gadget – WiredIf you travel a lot, you should buy an iPad Pro, or one of the many devices like it from Microsoft, Dell, Google, and others. These two-in-one laptop-tablet hybrid devices are the best travel companion since plane-friendly liquor bottles.Tags: iPadPro…
- Narrow Your Focus to Prevent OveranalysisEntrepreneurs can be easily distracted by the many variables a new business must deal with. Avoid overanalysis by focusing on a narrow subset.Tags: Entrepreneur Freelance
- Dictate Better with These Tips From Somebody Who’s Done It For 50 YearsDictation results in better structured and more creative writing. Learn principles of excellent dictation from somebody who’s dictated documents for nearly fifty years.
- Quiz: If You Were a Pantone Color, Which One Would You Be?Quiz: If You Were a Pantone Color, Which One Would You Be?Tags: Pantone Design
- Luxury Tea Brand Launches A PANTONE-Inspired Collection Of Soothing Flavors
- Bob Ross Ipsum Generates Dummy Text with Happy Little ParagraphsNeed to generate some placeholder text? Sure, you could use the standard Latin gibberish, but a more soothing and entertaining alternative is this generator using quotes from painter Bob Ross.Tags: InDesign
- Photoshop 101: A Quick Guide to Photoshop Filters and What They DoPhotoshop comes with a few dozen filters of its own and these are more than enough for amateurs and hobbyists. Here’s a quick guide to what they do.Tags: Photoshop
- Illustrator CC for Web Design: Image Optimization [Video]Learn how to use Illustrator CC to optimize images, including JPEGs, PNGs, GIFs, and high-resolution images for Apple’s HiDPI Retina displays, and enhance the performance of your websites.Tags: Vector Illustrator
- Self-Censoring Font Redacts Words the Feds Are Watching For
IF EDWARD SNOWDEN taught us anything, it’s that the government is always watching, always listening. Nothing escapes its notice, even that seemingly innocuous Facebook post you made about your trip to Mexico or your tweet about the amazing pork belly you had last night.
- This List of iOS Actions Get You Started with Automation
- 80 Twitter Tools for Almost EverythingWe’ve compiled a list of 80 free Twitter tools that can help you analyze all aspects of your Twitter account, discover new users and topics, track and manage your followers and Twitter lists, find and organize group chats and schedule tweets individually or in a group. Also included are WordPress plugins, Twitter clients, as well as other tools that help you do miscellaneous things on Twitter.
- 3 Ways to Motivate Employees Without Spending MoneyIs your company culture feeling a bit dull? Here are some ways to motivate employees that won’t break your budget.Tags: Entrepreneur Leadership Brassballs
- 4 Unexpected Ways to Attract CustomersSeeking creative ways to attract customers that help you stand out from the crowd? Here are some unusual tactics used by small businesses.Tags: Entrepreneur Freelance
- 11 Best Practices for Optimizing Sign-Up and Landing PagesIt’s critical for a website to not discourage visitors from clicking away. Entrepreneurs share their best practices to optimize sign-up and landing pages.
- Sitting Up Straight Is Bad: The Right Way to Sit at a DeskIf you think sitting up straight is the answer to back pain, think again. It actually puts more stress on your back.
- A Guaranteed Way to Leave Work and Feel a Sense of Accomplishment Every Day
Using a 10-minute Daily Review is a sure-fire way to leave work every day and feel a sense of accomplishment. Additionally, you will enjoy the corresponding decrease in stress that comes with knowing you completed everything you wanted to get done for the day.
- ’Til Death Do Us Part: 10 Vows Designers Should Make To Themselves
- The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party – WSJReading a room is a skill that can be learned; keep an eye out for nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands.Tags: Entrepreneur Freelance
- The Subtle Art of Being a Designer at a Massive Company
- Cards Against Humanity Should Be Business of the Year with ThisThe popular yet mildly offensive card game, posted a heartwarming message to their website about generosity and compassion during the holiday season: