Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 7 January 2015

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

  • Why Now Is The Worst Time in 70 Years To Be An Airline Passenger

    “It’s not your imag­i­na­tion that you’re on a fuller plane than you used to be,” says William J. McGee, the for­mer editor-in-chief of Consumer Reports Travel Letter. “We’re look­ing at rates that we have not seen since the air­lines were troop car­ri­ers dur­ing the Second World War.”

  • CSS based slick vi­su­al sitemap­ping tool.

    SlickMap CSS is a sim­ple stylesheet for dis­play­ing fin­ished site maps di­rect­ly from HTML un­ordered list nav­i­ga­tion. It’s suit­able for most web sites – ac­com­mo­dat­ing up to three lev­els of page nav­i­ga­tion and ad­di­tion­al util­i­ty links – and can eas­i­ly be cus­tomized to meet your own in­di­vid­ual needs, brand­ing, or style preferences.

  • CSS based slick vi­su­al sitemap­ping tool.

    SlickMap CSS is a sim­ple stylesheet for dis­play­ing fin­ished site maps di­rect­ly from HTML un­ordered list nav­i­ga­tion. It’s suit­able for most web sites – ac­com­mo­dat­ing up to three lev­els of page nav­i­ga­tion and ad­di­tion­al util­i­ty links – and can eas­i­ly be cus­tomized to meet your own in­di­vid­ual needs, brand­ing, or style preferences.

  • Fill InDesign’s Fixed-Layout EPUB Gaps with CircularFLO

    Fixed-layout ebooks en­able the expan­sion of the Visual Web in­to of­fline read­ing. InDesign just can’t do the en­tire fixed-layout ebook cre­ation by itself.

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  • 5 Sources To View Digitized Historical Collections

    In the pre-Internet days, if you want­ed to see a his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tion (if it was freely avail­able to the pub­lic — in­clud­ing the ones which are ra­dioac­tive), then you had to trav­el to where the col­lec­tion was lo­cat­ed, and view it in per­son. But now that we are in the Brave New World of the Internet, every­thing is now slow­ly be­ing dig­i­tized, so that any­one with a de­cent Internet col­lec­tion can view them. Seeing these col­lec­tions up close and per­son­al en­ables you to take a peek in­side that person’s life and mind, and see their thoughts and rea­son­ing. It can be a fas­ci­nat­ing process.

  • Restore Access to the Hidden OS X Library Folder

    There are two sim­ple meth­ods to re­store your ac­cess to the Library fold­er. First, the eas­ier, non-Terminal method for those hes­i­tant to use Terminal.

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