Creative Community Bulletin 09 March 2010 Through 12 March 2010

These are the arti­cles, blogs, and resources I found inter­est­ing and wor­thy of shar­ing for 09 March 2010 through 12 March 2010:

  • Stunning Real World UX Design – Patient User Interface
  • Sign Up Now! Designer | Developer Workflow Conference June 2010 – What is a work­flow con­fer­ence? It’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty for Web pro­fes­sion­als to learn how to use their tools and col­lab­o­rate with their teams more effec­tive­ly. It’s two full days of intense real-world infor­ma­tion from lead­ing pro­fes­sion­als in the busi­ness, includ­ing many Adobe Evangelists and Adobe Community Professionals. It’s tracks for design­ers and devel­op­ers, as well as hybrid and busi­ness top­ics, to keep you on top of your game.
  • Freelancers: Don’t for­get your 2009 tax cred­it – self-employed work­ers who make less than $75,000 a year in adjust­ed gross income are eli­gi­ble for the Making Work Pay tax cred­it for the 2009 tax year, a ben­e­fit of up to $400. (If you file joint­ly and earn less than $150,000 com­bined, the ben­e­fit max­es out at $800.) As an added bonus, this tax cred­it will be avail­able again for the 2010 tax year.
  • How to Effectively Organize your Photoshop Layers – The fol­low­ing tuto­r­i­al out­lines how to cre­ate orga­nized, design­er and devel­op­er friend­ly PSD files.

    This is in no way the only solu­tion, but hope­ful­ly it will encour­age bet­ter prac­tice in the web design world.

  • What Type of People Want iPads? [STATS] – The num­bers are cer­tain­ly there for such a study — the three pages togeth­er boast almost 98,000 mem­bers. While gen­der pret­ty much aver­aged out across all the pages, the age range came in at under Facebook’s aver­age with 85% of over­all fans 35 or under, and near­ly 50% 25 and under.
  • Good Points, But I Disagree, Print Ain’t Dead Dammit – Stop Delivering Mail: Build USPS 2.0 – In a recent TechCrunch arti­cle, entre­pre­neur Marc Andreessen sug­gest­ed that tra­di­tion­al media out­lets “burn the boats,” mean­ing they should stop pub­lish­ing print ver­sions of their pub­li­ca­tions. We need to do the same thing when it comes to send­ing mail.
  • Why Apple Wants to Kill Adobe | I Said This All 7 Years Ago – I’ve been say­ing for years, ever since 2003 when an Apple employ­ee spilled to me, then an Adobe employ­ee, that Apple had a strat­e­gy to kill Photoshop along with code and apps to work toward that goal. The first vol­ley was the Core image effects, fol­lowed by improve­ments to iPhoto, then Aperture. There’s been a pro-grade image edi­tor hid­ing behind the scenes at Apple since ’03. But Apple can’t release it until it’s giv­en the mar­ket a viable alter­na­tive to all the major Adobe point prod­ucts that dri­ve more 70% of new Mac sales.
  • How Can Microsoft Windows Remain Relevant? – How can Microsoft keep Windows rel­e­vant? We asked jour­nal­ists, tech­nol­o­gists, and for­mer Microsoft employ­ees that sim­ple ques­tion, and got an array of answers.
  • 50 Beautiful and Inspiring Drawings – Ozan Küçükusta an Illustrator Designer from Turkey, Who was born in 1977 in Ankara. He grad­u­at­ed from Eskisehir Anadolu University, The fac­ul­ty of fine art and ani­ma­tion. He has cre­ative and inspi­ra­tional Drawings. You can con­tact with him on the web via Deviantart or see his website.
  • How to Create Scotch Tape in Photoshop – Are you inter­est­ing in how to make real­is­tic view scotch tape by using Photoshop tools? If yes, then I will teach you how to make it. I got this effect by experimenting.