Creative Community Bulletin 28 January 2010 Through 06 February 2010
These are the articles, blogs, and resources I found interesting and worthy of sharing for 28 January 2010 through 06 February 2010:
- A Showcase of Minimalist Workstations - No matter what your personal work style, an uncluttered and attractive workspace will improve the quality and efficiency of your work.
Getting rid of paper, digitizing your business cards, minimizing your office supplies are just some of the measures you can take to declutter your workspace and redesign your work life.
Working in an aesthetically pleasing and minimalist workspace enhances your creativity and focus.
Eliminate anything you don’t need, and you’ll have less of a visual distraction. We have enough online distractions
- The iPad: great for designers and illustrators - The iPhone has limited touch sensitivity but its main problem for this task is the small, low-resolution screen. The iPad is much larger and offers a resolution of 1024-by-768 pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch. It’s no mobile Wacom Cintiq though, as it’s unlikely to have a professional-level of touch sensitivity (I’m speculating a bit here, though if it had, Apple would surely shout about it).
- Facebook E-mail Overhaul What You’ll See, What You Won’t - Facebook is overhauling its message service and turning it into full-blown e-mail. Remember when everyone scrambled to get a vanity Facebook URL last June? Your Facebook e-mail address could be vanityURL@facebook.com. The so-called “Project Titan,” launch date unknown, would also include POP/IMAP support for checking mail outside of Facebook.
- Why Some People are so Angry About the iPad (Featuring Commentary by Sandee Cohen) - The launch of the iPad seems to have revealed a rather more base and extreme level of emotional outpouring…For those outside the Fanboy Funhouse, it all seems rather odd. Which is why I was moved to pay attention to an e-mail I received from Sandee Cohen, self-confessed angry person. Cohen is no ordinary angry person. For a start, she is running a two-day seminar at next week’s MacWorld Expo. How many angry people could do that?
- Free for All: Something for Everyone - This installment of the column ranges from extras you can use every day (Photoshop brushes and paper textures) to the more esoteric (build word clouds from InDesign files, or turn a Web site into a desktop app). But as usual, everything is free!
- Photoshop CS5 Sneak Peek – PatchMatch | Holy Cow! This is Amazing! - It’s a content-aware spot healing fill tool. And it could show up in CS5, although Photoshop product manager John Nack says “As with all such sneak peeks, I have to be really clear in saying that this is just a demo, and as such it’s not a promise that a technology will ship inside a particular version of Photoshop.”
- TSA Supervisors Ridicule Women and Gays (via Jason Calacanis) -
- Fujitsu Picks Fight with Apple Over iPad Trademark - Fujitsu, which applied for an iPad trademark in 2003, is claiming first dibs, setting up a fight with Apple over the name of the new tablet device that Apple plans to sell starting in March.
- Gordon Gecko is Back! “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” Trailer -
- The New York Times without Flash, as Shown on iPad and iPhone - So when you see images showing the missing plugin icon of the New York Times websites on the iPad or iPod, that’s not just some annoying ad that’s not playing or a streaming video. That’s some of the most cutting edge visualization work that’s being produced today. And without Flash it simply doesn’t exist.