Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 13 February 2016
The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.
- URGENT: Bug in Adobe Creative Cloud Deletes Mac User Data Without WarningAdobe has stopped distribution of an update believed to be triggering the deletions, but everyone who might have had it installed (it installs itself automatically) should run an audit of her Mac to be sure something wasn’t deleted.Tags: Design
- Commonly Confused Word Pairs
Words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings are called homophones, and especially for kids who are just learning to spell, they can cause trouble every time. There are some rules to help budding writers remember the trickiest homophones, but in many cases it’s just a matter of memory. There, their … they’ll get them in time.
- “Her” Comes to Life – Handwriting.io’s API turns type-written text into handwriting. No Fonts.Real handwriting without the pen – no robots, all software.
- Advertorial Design Best Practices
- In the US, a College Education Is Far More Expensive for Women Than for MenCollege has become staggeringly expensive in the United States—and for women, it’s even trickier to pay for. That’s because student debt stays with women after they graduate for longer than men, according to a new study released by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Monday (Feb. 8). Among 2007-08 college graduates who found…
- Beginner’s Guide: How to Use Rich Snippets in WordPress
- Marketing Your Online Training Internally – Tips and TricksIf we approach the challenge of promoting your online training as simply another sales opportunity, we can begin to see the solution. As with any sales campaign, you need to develop a plan to market your product (in this case online training) to your …
- 24 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Business Websites in 2016Many of our users are business owners who often ask us for plugin suggestions. Having the right set of tools can help you take your business to the next level. In this article, we will share the must WordPress plugins for business websites in 2016.Tag…
- 3 Biggest Challenges of Direct-to-Consumer (D2C) Bookselling in 2016Of course, plenty of hurdles stand between book publishers and D2C glory. Here are a few issues publishers should consider as they continue their D2C marketing efforts in 2016:Tags: selfpub epub
- Save 85% on Adobe training videos: Lifetime accessTNW Deals is offering an Adobe Training Videos lifetime subscription for the remarkably low price of $74.Tags: InDesign Photoshop Illustrator
- The Non-obvious Guide to Evernote Awesomeness
- Google Is Finally Killing Picasa…Dammit!It hasn’t made sense for Google to continue to invest in two separate photo storage and sharing applications, as it has been doing with the newer Google..Tags: Picasa GooglePhotos
- Simon and Schuster Unveil Sew Site for YA FansSimon and Schuster’s digital marketing team is officially retiring PulseIt, one of the earliest YA fan sites created by a publisher, to unveil Riveted, a website for YA fans.Tags: Writing AmWriting
- HarperCollins Launches ‘4th Shorts’ Series
- 16 Facebook Accounts That Will Make You SmarterWe’ve narrowed down sixteen Facebook pages and groups that will help boost your brainpower and make you smarter.
- American Capitalism Has Failed Us: We’re Overworked, Underemployed and More Powerless Than Ever BeforeDenmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace?
- How Book Publishing Startups Use Tech Tactics to Thrive in the Digital EraBook publishing startups have picked apart every piece of the publishing stack and reimagined it for a digital world. Hackathons and crowdsourcing are two pieces of this new puzzle.Tags: AmWriting epub
- This Is What a Donald Trump Presidency Would Actually Look LikeIf it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Donald J. Trump doesn’t just have fans, he has voters—and there are a lot of them. In the wake of his commanding victory in the New Hampshire primary, it’s time to take Trump a little more seriously than when he was just the antihero of a reality TV show (the GOP…
- Harlequin and Seventeen Magazine to Debut New Fiction Book Imprint
- Unsafe Lead Levels in Tap Water Not Limited to Flint
Unsafe levels of lead have turned up in tap water in city after city — in Durham and Greenville, N.C., in 2006; in Columbia, S.C., in 2005; and last July in Jackson, Miss., where officials waited six months to disclose the contamination — as well as in scores of other places in recent years.
- Take an Exclusive First Look at Adobe’s First Adult Coloring BookGet ready for your new coloring obsession. Adobe put out a call for images using the app Adobe Capture CC, then commissioned painter and textile designer Jenean Morrison to create a gorgeous crowd-sourced piece with the submissions.
- The Psychology of Business Card Design [Infographic]This infographic focuses on the 3 most important elements of a business card: Color, Text, and Whitespace, and how these three can be used to make an effective business card. It is a veritable cheat sheet for beginner and intermediate designers.Tags: …
- 20 Lies Designers Tell Their ClientsBuy and sell handcrafted, mousemade design content like vector patterns, icons, photoshop brushes, fonts and more at Creative Market.Tags: Design designerlies
- Music Taxes and AccountingMaking money in the music business? Find out how to claim income from gigs, maximize your deductions, and file the right tax forms with the IRS.
- How to Create a Rainbow Colored Portrait From a Stock Image in Illustrator
In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how I created a simple, rainbow colored portrait using a stock image base in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll be adding subtle decoration to the portrait with the help of a Scatter Brush and will be playing with a splash of color to create the rainbow effect. So let’s get started!
- How to Turn a Bad Day AroundTips for changing your mood.
- New and Emerging Risks for Workplaces
This pie chart depicts the list of psychosocial and physical risks alongside the percentage of workplaces surveyed with these risks present. Manual Handling – lifting and moving – was the most common physical risk out of all those tested which is why it is important to have adequate training and a policy in place in order to reduce these risks.
- A UX Designer’s Review of Apple PencilWe are confident in saying we are able to sit down with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and create something just as good, if not better, than sketching traditionally using pencil and paper.Tags: UI ux design
- Why Visual Storytelling is Taking Over The World
Video is the King of Content. By “king,” I mean that it’s matchless and superior in almost every way to other types of content. Take a look at how visual content makes all the difference:
- • Just over 45% of internet users view an online video once a month.
- • 100 million people worldwide watch at least one video per day.
- • Website visitors are 64% more likely to make a purchase after watching a video.
- • 80% of viewers recall watching a video ad up to 30 days after seeing it.
- Want to be more productive? Don’t go paperless.
The question is: how do we get paper and digital tools to work together in a way that plays to the strengths of each medium? This is a question I’ve been trying to answer for a long time. In this post, I’ll describe the exact system I use to integrate paper and digital seamlessly into my personal workflow, but first, we need to know what exactly we can achieve with pen and paper that we can’t achieve with digital tools and vice versa…
- LOL Yeah, this is legit. [/sarcasm] PenJob.org Get Paid to Write Articles OnlinePenjob.org, American Certified Writing Platform Offers Earning opportunity to writers. Writers needed urgently. Online Freelance writings jobs available.Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
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