Design Business Links 14 April 2014

Great con­tent found by Pariah and shared to the design and cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties on social media.

  • Apple’s Newsstand is start­ing to look more like a dump­ster

    As of March, there are over 10,000 news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines now inside the Apple Newsstand, as judged by the U.S. App Store. There are far more mag­a­zines than news­pa­pers, with mag­a­zines found in all the cat­e­gories. Newspapers tend to use the News & Politics cat­e­go­ry, but a few can be found in oth­er cat­e­gories such as Regional News and Business.”

  • How Dropbox Knows When You’re Sharing Copyrighted Files
    “The site uses a tech­nique known as “file hash­ing against a black­list” to block pre-selected files from being shared person-to-person over its servers. In many ways, it’s kin­da neat; it avoids Dropbox get­ting in trou­ble with the Feds, and nev­er…
  • Bigger tablets stum­ble: iPad Pro on hold, Asus 13.3-inch dual-OS tablet killed
    “Big things are expect­ed from a new gen­er­a­tion of big­ger screen tablets designed for pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, but it may be time to pull back on some of the rosier fore­casts.”
  • Why Twitter’s Facebook Obsession Is Unhealthy and Driving Away Users

    Twitter wants to be an everyman’s plat­form, but many changes are alien­at­ing long­time fans.”

  • Download Lightroom Mobile to Organize, Enhance Images Anywhere
    “Edit and orga­nize images any­where, any­time on your iPad (com­ing soon to iPhone). Enhance every­thing from smart­phone pho­tos to raw images from DSLR cam­eras using pow­er­ful and famil­iar tools. Automatically sync all your mobile edits with Adobe P…
  • Why so many dig­i­tal pub­lish­ers are flock­ing back to print | Digiday

    With cir­cu­la­tion num­bers sink­ing and print ad rates dip­ping just as fast, now seems like a real­ly bad time to start a mag­a­zine. But dig­i­tal pub­lish­ers like Politico, Pitchfork and Pando are doing just that: backwards-engineering their online pub­li­ca­tions for the phys­i­cal page.

  • You Don’t Own Your Data
    “Many of us have a pro­tec­tive instinct when it comes to our data. After all, it’s ours. Why should some­one else prof­it from it? There’s just one prob­lem: you may have pri­va­cy laws pro­tect­ing you from being spied on and copy­right laws pro­tect­ing…
  • A sta­t­ic web­site is a vend­ing machine. A dynam­ic web­site is a restau­rant.
    “Confused about what peo­ple mean when they talk about “sta­t­ic” web­sites vs. “dynam­ic” web­sites? Let’s try this:”
  • This May Be The Brightest Part of The Magazine Business

    In real life, things might have been a lit­tle dif­fer­ent for an ambi­tious writer. Ms. Dunham’s char­ac­ter was work­ing in a part of the mag­a­zine busi­ness, cus­tomized con­tent, that has become a rare growth seg­ment for the indus­try. Historically the place where edi­tors pro­duced niche inserts and mag­a­zines to pro­mote var­i­ous prod­ucts, nowa­days mag­a­zine cus­tom con­tent divi­sions are win­ning assign­ments from big name mar­keters look­ing for con­tent that looks like tra­di­tion­al edi­to­r­i­al con­tent but which is designed to pro­mote a busi­ness. For pub­lish­ers, anx­ious for new sources of rev­enue after years of declin­ing print adver­tis­ing, it’s a bright spot.

  • How respon­sive design helps your clients make more mon­ey

    Need help con­vinc­ing clients that their site needs a respon­sive design – here’s how a respon­sive site boost­ed one com­pa­ny’s rev­enues.”

  • This May Be The Brightest Part of The Magazine Business

    In real life, things might have been a lit­tle dif­fer­ent for an ambi­tious writer. Ms. Dunham’s char­ac­ter was work­ing in a part of the mag­a­zine busi­ness, cus­tomized con­tent, that has become a rare growth seg­ment for the indus­try. Historically the place where edi­tors pro­duced niche inserts and mag­a­zines to pro­mote var­i­ous prod­ucts, nowa­days mag­a­zine cus­tom con­tent divi­sions are win­ning assign­ments from big name mar­keters look­ing for con­tent that looks like tra­di­tion­al edi­to­r­i­al con­tent but which is designed to pro­mote a busi­ness. For pub­lish­ers, anx­ious for new sources of rev­enue after years of declin­ing print adver­tis­ing, it’s a bright spot.

Pariah Burke

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

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