Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 17 June 2014

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

  • The 100 Best iPad Apps According to Creative Bloq
    We’ve scoured the app store to find the best iPad apps for design, cre­ativ­i­ty, inspi­ra­tion, organ­i­sa­tion… and fun, too.
  • Internet’s Second Wave: Six Critical Decisions CEOs Must Make

    Remember the days of the dot­com bub­ble? It real­ly felt like there was a rev­o­lu­tion hap­pen­ing. There was no busi­ness mod­el that wasn’t dis­rupt­able. Some of the ideas were sil­ly, of course, and when the bust hit, we saw lots of paper tigers go up in flames.

    We’re now in the midst of a sec­ond inter­net wave of dis­rup­tion.

  • Shape As Brand

    The shape is far more rec­og­niz­able than the name. In fact, unlike the con­toured bot­tles that peo­ple imme­di­ate­ly asso­ciate with Coca-Cola and the Golden Arches that is syn­ony­mous with McDonald’s, these cut-out tree sil­hou­ettes don’t recall a name so much as a par­tic­u­lar scent, loca­tion and pur­pose. That hasn’t hurt sales a bit; Little Trees trees have sold in the bil­lions since they came on the mar­ket in the mid-1950s.

  • Social Media Profile Images Cheat Sheet 2014

    The Social Media Cheat Sheet 2014 is an info­graph­ic work I made for Omnicore, a dig­i­tal maket­ing agency, detailed guide on the image specs and size on the sev­en most pop­u­lar social net­works, all in one place just below this guide.

  • 5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES]
    5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint [+ TEMPLATES]
  • What Do Creatives Like You Want, Need, and Think? Answers in the Adobe New Creatives Report

    Aaron Sowd and Trevor Goring have a lot to say about the art of nar­ra­tive sto­ry­telling. Aaron’s worked on movie sto­ry­board­ing and con­cept­ing for Steven Soderbergh and Michael Bay, comics for Marvel and DC, art for Apple and Netflix, designs for theme parks and video games, and illus­tra­tions for the New York Times and People Magazine. Trevor’s been doing film and TV con­cepts and boards for decades with direc­tors such as Steven Spielberg, Bryan Singer, and Michel Gondry and on fan favorites like Watchmen, X-Men, Twilight, and Lost, plus plen­ty of comics art, ad illus­tra­tions, and game design. Both were spe­cial guests at last month’s WonderCon, Southern California’s warm-up to the summer’s San Diego Comic-Con.

  • 7 Ways to Use SlideShare for Your Business

    SlideShare is a great place to pro­mote attrac­tive, use­ful pre­sen­ta­tions to get the vis­i­bil­i­ty you need.

    In this arti­cle you’ll dis­cov­er how SlideShare can gen­er­ate free expo­sure for your busi­ness.

  • Open Source for Publishing [Slideshare]

    Myth #1: “Open-source code is bad for busi­ness”

  • Art for Comics and Storyboards: What’s the Difference?

    Aaron Sowd and Trevor Goring have a lot to say about the art of nar­ra­tive sto­ry­telling. Aaron’s worked on movie sto­ry­board­ing and con­cept­ing for Steven Soderbergh and Michael Bay, comics for Marvel and DC, art for Apple and Netflix, designs for theme parks and video games, and illus­tra­tions for the New York Times and People Magazine. Trevor’s been doing film and TV con­cepts and boards for decades with direc­tors such as Steven Spielberg, Bryan Singer, and Michel Gondry and on fan favorites like Watchmen, X-Men, Twilight, and Lost, plus plen­ty of comics art, ad illus­tra­tions, and game design. Both were spe­cial guests at last month’s WonderCon, Southern California’s warm-up to the summer’s San Diego Comic-Con.

  • 5 Tips for New Wacom Tablet Users [YouTube]
    In this video Dave Cross pro­vide 5 valu­able tips for new own­ers of Wacom Tablets (and peo­ple con­sid­er­ing the pur­chase of a tablet). Learn how to quick­ly get com­fort­able with a tablet.
  • The Typography of the University of Oregon’s Website (Go, Ducks!)
    We got a tip not long ago that the University of Oregon has some sol­id typog­ra­phy on some of their depart­ment pages. We took a look, and were delight­ed to see so many great web fonts in use. Go Ducks!
  • The Best DSLR’s For Beginners

    The DSLR mar­ket is sat­u­rat­ed with dif­fer­ent mod­els at the moment, and with tech­nol­o­gy advanc­ing at a fast pace, the entry lev­el DSLR’s avail­able today have so many fea­tures that it can be hard to choose. This arti­cle will go over the best Entry Level DSLR’s and iden­ti­fy the pros and cons of each one, whether it be a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax or Kodak; we will be review­ing the best DSLR’s for begin­ners so you can choose the right one for your needs.

  • The Best DSLR’s For Beginners

    The DSLR mar­ket is sat­u­rat­ed with dif­fer­ent mod­els at the moment, and with tech­nol­o­gy advanc­ing at a fast pace, the entry lev­el DSLR’s avail­able today have so many fea­tures that it can be hard to choose. This arti­cle will go over the best Entry Level DSLR’s and iden­ti­fy the pros and cons of each one, whether it be a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax or Kodak; we will be review­ing the best DSLR’s for begin­ners so you can choose the right one for your needs.

  • How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

    The basic idea is that the beliefs you have about your­self can dri­ve your long-term behav­ior. Maybe you can trick your­self into going to the gym or eat­ing healthy once or twice, but if you don’t shift your under­ly­ing iden­ti­ty, then it’s hard to stick with long-term changes.

  • Stolen – Whose work is it any­way?

    It seems there are some blurred notions of what con­sti­tutes orig­i­nal work these days. It was brought to the fore­front this past year in a viral sto­ry in which well-known inde­pen­dent artist Lisa Congdon pub­licly accused gift whole­saler Cody Foster & Co. of alleged­ly steal­ing her art­work, copy­ing it for orna­ment designs and prof­it­ing by sell­ing to large retail­ers. Soon after, how­ev­er, com­pelling evi­dence was dis­cov­ered that Congdon her­self might have traced unli­censed pho­tographs for the basis of her paint­ings.

  • Dropbox Looks to Shed Image Associated with the “Dropbox Problem”

    With 300M users, there is no deny­ing Dropbox’s pop­u­lar­i­ty, but dri­ven by BYOD and easy pro­cure­ment, the prod­uct has become emblem­at­ic of employ­ees bring­ing their own ser­vices into com­pa­nies to such an extent, the term “Dropbox prob­lem” has entered the lex­i­con. Ilya Fushman, head of prod­uct, busi­ness and mobile at Dropbox, says the com­pa­ny is work­ing hard to change that per­cep­tion.

  • How to Have a Meeting That Isn’t a Complete Waste of Time
    A bad­ly man­aged meet­ing can suck away time, ener­gy and mon­ey with­out being pro­duc­tive for any­one. But it is avoid­able: Here’s what you should and should­n’t do when meet­ing in a group at work, whether you are lead­ing the meet­ing or not.

  • GMail Productivity: Automatically Find All Unsubscribable List, Notification, and Sales Messages

    Subscribed to mail­ing lists? How about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, and oth­er announce­ments? Do you even know how many announce­ment, list, and group sales e-mails you get? A sim­ple GMail or Google Apps Mail fil­ter can not only show you exact­ly how many mes­sages you get that you can eas­ily unsub­scribe from, but it can also make unsub­scrib­ing a snap.

    Nearly all the mail we’re talk­ing about—legitimate (e.g. not spam) but not always necessary—mail offers a link at the bot­tom to let you unsub­scribe or opt out of receiv­ing future mail. Moreover, the lan­guage used to iden­tify these links is invari­ably “unsub­scribe,” “opt out,” or “be removed from”. That makes them easy to iden­tify, group, and process using a sim­ple mail fil­ter.

  • GMail Productivity: Automatically Find All Unsubscribable List, Notification, and Sales Messages

    Subscribed to mail­ing lists? How about Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, and oth­er announce­ments? Do you even know how many announce­ment, list, and group sales e-mails you get? A sim­ple GMail or Google Apps Mail fil­ter can not only show you exact­ly how many mes­sages you get that you can eas­ily unsub­scribe from, but it can also make unsub­scrib­ing a snap.

    Nearly all the mail we’re talk­ing about—legitimate (e.g. not spam) but not always necessary—mail offers a link at the bot­tom to let you unsub­scribe or opt out of receiv­ing future mail. Moreover, the lan­guage used to iden­tify these links is invari­ably “unsub­scribe,” “opt out,” or “be removed from”. That makes them easy to iden­tify, group, and process using a sim­ple mail fil­ter.

  • Be a Field Designer Because You Can’t Change the World Sitting at a Desk

    You can’t change the world sit­ting at a desk.

  • How to Enter a Room Like a Boss, And Why It’s Important That You Do
    Even if you aren’t a high-profile tri­al attor­ney like Charlie Dresow, you are being judged every time you enter a room.

Pariah Burke

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

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