Creative Community Bulletin 13 November 2013
Great content found by Pariah and shared to the design and creative communities on social media.
- Infographic: How NASA Visualized Alien Worlds Before Photoshop“IN 1979, WHEN THE VOYAGER 1 SATELLITE FLEW BY JUPITER’S MOON IO, NASA SCIENTISTS NEEDED TO ASSEMBLE THE PICTURES IT SENT BACK TO EARTH BY HAND. HERE’S HOW.”
- 5 Tips To Writing Irresistibly Clickable Blog TitlesAn average of 8 readers out of 10 will read a blog post title, while less than 3 out of the same 10 readers will read the rest of the article. This simple statistic shows how your post title greatly affects the entire content of your post.
- The Complete Guide to Organizing Your Contacts + Building Quality Relationships
“Anthropologist Robin Dunbar once theorized that humans can only actively maintain roughly 150 relationships. Today’s world, where the average number of Twitter followers alone is 208, this means we can hit the limits of our brain power pretty quickly.
- 6 Good Jobs for Bad Students
“So you didn’t study as hard as you should have. Maybe college just wasn’t for you, or maybe youth and fun got in the way of your degree. You’re not the only one. You can’t ignore the importance of a good education, but there’s still hope for landing a good job if you weren’t the best student. With some training and strong commitment, you can still get hired for a great a professional position in many industries.
- APK Downloader Pulls APK Files Directly From Google Play“Being unable to install an app on your device from the Play Store is a pain. Fortunately, a developer has created a tool that lets you pull an APK directly from Google’s servers and side load it yourself. Handy!”
- Fun, Literal Visualizations Of World Famous Band Names
“Hailing from London, Mark Szulyovszky has created a collection of posters that are literal visualizations of famous band names.
Called “Bandopoly”, this playful series requires the viewer to think a lot more literally to figure out the band that these graphics are representing. ”
- Confessions Of A Digital Hoarder“How the urge to keep, capture and archive has turned me into the digital equivalent of a cat lady.”
- 5 Fascinating Font Infographics
“While most people think about the aesthetic of their design, color choices, and functionality, few people think about the ability of typeface – on its own – to convey a message. Fonts make up words but they are communicators themselves, and the font choice you make can either make or break your website/digital communication. Want to know a little bit more about where fonts came from, how they work, and why they’re so important? Check out these 5 awesome infographics below.”
- How to Handle Price-Sensitive Design Clients
“Over the years, I’ve found that clients typically fall into two extremes when it comes to pricing: the “I don’t care” crowd, and price-sensitive clients. Of course, my favorites are the ones that don’t care about the price, but these are few and far between. Generally speaking, most clients seem to fall into one of these two categories:
- 10 Websites We Miss From 1996In memory of the Web 1.0 sites of the ’90s, we rounded up ten 1996 websites to take you back to your nostalgic dial-up days, when you had to wait more than 30 seconds for your AOL homepage to load. Which sites of the past do you nostalgically m…
- Web apps deserve sexy transitions too!“Thanks to a couple new tools we now have at our disposal, namely Angular.js and Framer.js, this time we were able to own up to this goal. I wanted to share our experience designing for the web with motion in mind, hoping to inspire you to do t…
- Build a Responsive Design Using 960 Grid“By responsive, I mean that the various column widths will adapt to the screen size and keep your content organized. This allows for users with any screen size to see a consistent look and feel.
Responsive is different than fluid in that it st…