Creative Community Bulletin 12 June 2010 Through 14 July 2010

These are the arti­cles, blogs, and resources I found inter­est­ing and wor­thy of shar­ing for 12 June 2010 through 14 July 2010:

  • Top 20 Features Of Firefox 4 (Beta) That Make It Stand Out -

    The beta for Firefox ver­sion 4 was recent­ly released and it has already cre­at­ed a buzz on the web. While many of its fea­tures will already demon­strat­ed in its night­ly builds, the beta more wide­ly show­cas­es these new fea­tures.

    Release notes for Firefox v4 out­line all the fea­tures which web devel­op­ers and ordi­nary inter­net users will find help­ful. To know what exact­ly these fea­tures are, read on:

  • TypeTalk: Glyph Substitution -

    Learn how to make the most of this cool auto­mat­ic fea­ture in OpenType fonts.

  • Transformers 3 Chicago Set Video -

    Starting this week­end, Transformers 3 pro­duc­tion will invade Chicago to being a six week shoot in the city. As prep for that, a loca­tion has already been prepped to show off debris and smashed cars from a prob­a­ble Decepticon attack. I believe the images from the oth­er day are from the same loca­tion but where those showed most­ly impact craters, these show off the effects of a dam­aged build­ing on a park­ing lot.

    Thanks to Anne-Marie for the tip

  • Star Wars’ cre­ator says laser too much like lightsaber #StarWars -

    Star Wars” cre­ator George Lucas wants to force a laser com­pa­ny to stop mak­ing a new, high-powered prod­uct he says looks too much like the famous lightsaber from his clas­sic sci-fi series.

  • The Ballet Font Project -

    Two dancers were out­fit­ted with infrared lights and their move­ments filmed as they exe­cut­ed the 26 let­ters of the alpha­bet. Now you can down­load the result­ing font for free.

  • 10 Things Your Grocer Doesn’t Want You to Know | TLC Cooking -

    Yep, our gro­cers have a lot of infor­ma­tion to offer. But are they real­ly telling us the whole sto­ry? If you want to be a smart shop­per, take our list along with you the next time you vis­it the store. You may be sur­prised how it alters your shop­ping expe­ri­ence.

  • 50 Creative Custom Pc Case Designs -

    Personal Computers have been the most impor­tant tool for work for cen­turies. If you are design­er, you cant work work with­out com­put­er, because of course you you use some of pho­to edit­ing soft­ware. But what exact­ly comes in your mind when you think about a PC? Almost for all of us, PC’s are still that bor­ing and mun­dane com­bi­na­tion of Monitor, CPU and Keyboard. But that does­n’t lim­it our cre­ativ­i­ty in any­way. We have com­piled below some of the most inno­v­a­tive and cus­tom cre­ative PC case designs that takes the same bor­ing con­cept of PC to the next lev­el of cre­ativ­i­ty and if you’re a design­er, cre­ative pc case design will looks bet­ter in your office inte­ri­ors and will add atten­tion of your clients.

  • Neat Ice Trays For Summer - Vampire Teeth, Submarines, Diamonds, more -

    It’s going to be a scorcher this sum­mer, so be sure to get your­self some ice cubes. These unusu­al ice cube trays from the NeatoShop make for great gifts and ice break­ers at BBQ par­ties:

  • Build Your Newspaper Faster Using InDesign & Photoshop work­shop by Russell Viers -

    Texas Press Association is part­ner­ing with Atomic News Tools to offer a one-day work­shop, “Build Your Newspaper Faster Using InDesign and Photoshop,” on July 16, lead by Russell Viers, International Adobe Cerrusselvierstified Instructor. Viers will demon­strate tech­niques that can help jour­nal­ists save time build­ing ads and edi­to­r­i­al pages.

    The pre­sen­ta­tion will cov­er such top­ics as: pro­cess­ing pho­tos faster for best repro­duc­tion, build­ing tem­plates, automat­ing repet­i­tive work, using Word to for­mat copy for InDesign, mas­ter­ing styles for con­sis­ten­cy and quick edit­ing, and tap­ping into the pow­er of libraries and snip­pets.

  • Daring Fireball: Translation From Apple’s Unique Dialect of PR-Speak to English of the ‘Letter From Apple Regarding iPhone 4’ -

    We can­not believe we had to write this fuck­ing let­ter.

  • There Is No God, Essay by Penn Jillette -

    Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in fam­i­ly, peo­ple, love, truth, beau­ty, sex, Jell-O and all the oth­er things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have.

  • TypeTalk: Typography for Presentations -

    Follow these six sim­ple rules for mak­ing pre­sen­ta­tion slides that will engage an audi­ence, not put them to sleep.

  • Burning Freelance Bridges: Watch Your Social Media Venting -

    The client in ques­tion is savvy about social media and would have undoubt­ed­ly seen any com­ment I made. Even if this per­son would not have seen any remarks I made online, it still would have hurt me in the end. Negative com­men­tary about clients in a pub­lic venue can’t help but cause a free­lancer prob­lems down the road.

  • In Pictures: Celebrity Twitter Quitters - Forbes​.com -

    In Pictures: Celebrity Twitter Quitters

  • Free Photoshop actions, bokeh-licious back­grounds, right-angled fonts, and a time­line cre­ator.
  • Droid X Ad: Hold The Phone Any Way You Like -

    And most impor­tant­ly, it comes with a dou­ble anten­na design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like…

  • Thriller/Horror Movie Mash-Up Magic! -
  • Comic Book Trivia Comes to a Restaurant Near You -

    Trendalicious Trivia - The World of Comics

    … Meanwhile back at the Buzztime Headquarters…

    The World of Comics takes over Trendalicious Trivia! Rendezvous every Friday in July at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT at your favorite Buzztime loca­tion. We even have a spe­cial bonus game on Saturday July 24th to cel­e­brate Comic-Con!

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Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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