Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 15 January 2016
The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.
- Create a Reusable Stamp Effect In Adobe IllustratorCreating a nice grungy stamped effect in Adobe Illustrator is quick and easy when taking advantage of swatches and the appearance menu. The look can be tailored to create an endless amount of effects and then saved as Graphic Styles to use over an ove…
- Four Advertising Tricks That Get Us To Buy Stuff We Don’t NeedAdvertising is kind of fascinating. Advertisers use a number of psychological tricks to get you to spend money. Knowing these tricks is a great way to stop buying crap you don’t need.
- The Best Web Analytics Tools for PublishersWhat to look for in web analytics tools, from Haven Nexus, to Google Analytics, Kiss Metrics, Social Bro and True Social MetricsTags: DPS emag digimag
- Kickstarter Crowdfunding Essential TrainingLearn how to raise money for your projects with crowdfunding. Discover how to start and run a successful Kickstarter campaign.Tags: Entrepreneur Leadership Startup
- You Don’t Need More Free Time
This may be true. But the situation, I believe, is more complicated than that.
- Publishers Nailing Social Media Optimization Through Custom Facebook GraphicsPublishers are paying more attention to social media optimization through their featured images and seeing higher reachTags: DPS emag digimag
- Are Digital Forms of Publishing Killing Off Magazine and Newspaper Sales?With the majority of people having access to an apple device or tablet, digital publishing is rapidly becoming a platform many of us are converting to. Not only do we have access to books through our devices, but we also can now virtually flick through our favourite newspapers and magazines. With apps such as Apple… By @isabellladaisy
- How to Use “Such As” and “As Well As” in Professional Writing
But sometimes very small things, such as commas, can influence meaning in a way that’s not intended. People sometimes don’t know the exact rules about when to use commas. Many people are also unsure about the rules for the phrases “such as” and “as well as,” which is why their use in professional writing should always be double-checked.
- How To Procrastinate Productively
- Magazine Content Monetization: How Smart Publishers Turn Content into CashHow magazine content monetization has gotten more profitable, if you use it in the right placesTags: DPS emag digimag
- The Pros and Cons of Investing in Emerging Startup EcosystemsEmerging markets have been a hot topic (or a buzzword) among VC funds and angel investors alike over the last few years. Although the geographical meaning
- How to Use A Texture as a Layer Mask in PhotoshopIf you’ve ever wondered how to use a texture as a layer mask in Photoshop instead of always using brushes, then this simple tutorial will show you how to do just that.Tags: Photoshop
- Five Storytelling Strategies For Creating A Lifestyle BrandThe jewelry company Dannijo has created a lifestyle brand by using social media and real-life experiences to hook their audience.Tags: Branding Marketing
- How to Know Your Book’s Cover Needs a RedesignHow can you know which of the covers in your backlist need to be redesigned? And how will you know if a new version of the cover will perform better?Tags: Writing AmWriting selfpub epub
- Apple’s latest failure: advertisingA report today indicates that Apple is officially abandoning iAd, its mobile advertising business. Instead, the publishers will get control.Tags: Apple iAd
- Tricks to Help You Spell Unfamiliar Words [Infographic]The last thing you want to do is send an email or publish a blog post filled with grammatical errors.
- 13 Amazing Gradient Mesh Tutorials
- Court Rules That Your Employer Can Read Private Messages Sent On Work TimeIn a blow to privacy campaigners, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that private messages at work can be read by those workers’ employers. Texts and chat sent during working hours, via any sort of chat software and webmail accounts within a European company, can be viewed by your boss at his or her request, according to the Guardian.
- 11 Interesting Examples Of Hidden Website MenusThese examples will help designers in expanding their vision when it comes to use of navicon. With navicon, one can build stylish, simple, mobile-inspired three line icons that create a subtle and sleek look. Have a look and enjoy!Tags: Design Inspira…
- This Budgeting Platform Thinks Ahead for Those of Us Stuck in the Now
- From Marx to Microsoft: The Origins of Flat Design
- 99 Free Valentine’s Day Fonts
- The Advantages of Setting Up Your Own URL Shortener & How To Do ItIn a world of 140 characters, and short attention spans, you need to get as much text as possible in your Twitter status, if you are going to effectively get your message across.