Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 17 September 2014

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

  • Apple Pay Strikes Panic at PayPal

    The impli­ca­tions of Apple’s new mobile pay­ment sys­tem are start­ing to sink in.

  • The 15 Best and Worst Words to Use on Resumes According to Recruiters
    Given how lit­tle time recruiters spend on a resume, you should use any edge avail­able to stand out from the crowd. A recent sur­vey of over 2,000 human resource pro­fes­sion­als high­lights the best and worst words to use in your CV.
  • How to Make Pattern-Filled Text in InDesign
    I want­ed to com­bine pat­terns, gra­di­ents, and text.
  • 15 Examples of How Technology Innovates Fashion

    It was the great Coco Chanel who once said, “Fashion changes, but style endures.” Well, regard­less of your thoughts on the mat­ter, there’s anoth­er thing that changes along with fash­ion. It is tech­nol­o­gy. With the amount of inno­va­tion hap­pen­ing these days, it kind of makes sense to bring the two togeth­er. After all, tech­nol­o­gy opens up so much more possibilities.

  • Your pho­to says what? Study pin­points facial fea­tures that con­tribute to oth­ers’ snap judgments.
    It’s impos­si­ble to deduce per­son­al­i­ty traits from a quick glance at a duck­face iPhone pho­to. But a new study finds that, when it comes to first impres­sions, cer­tain facial fea­tures do tend to con­vey spe­cif­ic per­son­al­i­ty char­ac­ter­is­tics to other…
  • 15 Folds, a New Host for Original GIF Art
    The founders dis­cuss the mag­ic of the for­mat and why it’s such an attrac­tive medi­um for artists
  • How to Optimize Your Website for Wearable Devices

    Emerging Wearable Devices Market Will Reach Sales of 125 Million Units in 2017, as Developer Interest Increases Nine-fold” 

  • A Standard Spec for Markdown (aka Common Markdown)
    The project is two years in the mak­ing, and came about because Markdown cre­ator John Gruber’s orig­i­nal descrip­tion of the syn­tax does not spec­i­fy it in an unam­bigu­ous way. This caus­es dif­fi­cul­ties because there are dozens of Markdown implementa…
  • Infographic: How Color Psychology Can Help In Your Branding

    Learn how you can effec­tive­ly use col­ors to your brand’s advan­tage and the ben­e­fits you can reap from it. 

  • Choosing a Business Name that Acts as a Marketing Tool
    Do you want an artis­tic free­lance busi­ness name? Or an effec­tive free­lance busi­ness name?

    Naming a busi­ness is an excit­ing propo­si­tion, full of promise and pos­si­bil­i­ty. But before choos­ing The Stardust Corporation to chris­ten your free­lance bu…

  • How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks
    Just because most wire­less routers have a fire­wall to pro­tect you from the inter­net does­n’t mean you’re pro­tect­ed from oth­ers con­nect­ed to the same net­work. Lots of wire­less hotspots these days are com­plete­ly unen­crypt­ed, usu­al­ly so they’re eas…
  • Set Up Custom, Automated Out-of-Office Replies for Your Twitter
    When you’re going on vaca­tion and dis­con­nect­ing from Twitter, you don’t want peo­ple to think you’re ignor­ing them. An auto­mat­ed out-of-office reply can take care of that, and Amit Agarwal of Labnol shows you how to do it.
  • What You Discover After Finishing Design School

    It is impor­tant to invest in an edu­ca­tion but in truth, design school does rel­a­tive­ly lit­tle to pre­pare you for the work­ing world in the cut­throat design indus­try (actu­al­ly almost all indus­tries are cut­throat – it is a com­pet­i­tive world out there).

  • Inspiration for Making Company Logos Responsive

    Major com­pa­nies today real­ize the impor­tance of respon­sive web design. One of the biggest chal­lenges busi­ness­es face with regards to the tech­nique is this: How can their designs be respon­sive with­out affect­ing the brand’s visu­al identity?

  • Share Busy-Free Info for Multiple Google Calendars

    You want to share your busy / free times with some peo­ple, but you’ve cre­at­ed mul­ti­ple Google cal­en­dars. Maybe a per­son­al cal­en­dar, a sched­ule for kids, your soft­ball games…some peo­ple might have their appoint­ments and events scat­tered across a half dozen or more Google calendars.

    What if some­one wants to check your cal­en­dar for free time? Do you expect them to add six cal­en­dars to their gCal? Murphy would pre­fer to let any­one who needs this infor­ma­tion click a sin­gle link and view the con­sol­i­dat­ed free and busy time. That includes users with­out Google accounts. Click to see a sam­ple shared calendar.

  • Personal Branding for Shy People

    Shy and intro­vert­ed peo­ple are too often dumped into the same box. Research shows there is a dra­mat­ic dif­fer­ence between the two. Shyness is a learned behav­ior of dis­com­fort and anx­i­eties. Introversion is a trait where­by peo­ple recharge and gain ener­gy through “alone time.”

  • Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been com­pro­mised in a data breach
    Check if you have an account that has been com­pro­mised in a data breach
  • 32 Ways to Easily Make New Friends at Live Events (& how an intro­vert met 70 peo­ple in 12 hours)

    It is expe­ri­ences like this that have made envi­ron­ment and con­nec­tion the heart of how LYL helps peo­ple find and do work that mat­ters. It’s why we cre­at­ed our How to Connect with Anyone com­mu­ni­ty and it’s why I decid­ed to cre­ate today’s rather in-depth guide.

  • Why Apple Employees Learn Design From Pablo Picasso
    When Apple employ­ees go to the tech com­pa­ny’s super-secretive course on How Apple Does Things, they’re treat­ed to this famous series of draw­ings by Pablo Picasso…
  • 103 Organizations That Offer Student Discounts

    It’s tough out there for students.

    Tuition rates are high, stu­dent loans are loom­ing, and chances are, you bare­ly have two pen­nies to rub togeth­er. Retailers can sym­pa­thize with that, and many of them offer dis­counts of 10% or more for stu­dents, if only you ask or know to take advan­tage of the offer. We’ve found stores that offer dis­counts on school sup­plies, clothes, food, trav­el, and much more. Print papers, get art sup­plies, pick up note­books, and more with these loca­tions that offer school sup­plies at a dis­count for students!

  • The Freelancer’s Guide to Time Management
    Time man­age­ment is a chal­lenge for all of us, but we free­lancers face a unique set of issues when it comes to mak­ing the most of our time. Not only are we jug­gling projects, we’re jug­gling sev­er­al clients and simul­ta­ne­ous­ly try­ing to find new w…
  • How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity

    People tend to think of cre­ativ­i­ty as a mys­te­ri­ous solo act, and they typ­i­cal­ly reduce prod­ucts to a sin­gle idea: This is a movie about toys, or dinosaurs, or love, they’ll say. However, in film­mak­ing and many oth­er kinds of com­plex prod­uct devel­op­ment, cre­ativ­i­ty involves a large num­ber of peo­ple from dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines work­ing effec­tive­ly togeth­er to solve a great many prob­lems. The ini­tial idea for the movie—what peo­ple in the movie busi­ness call “the high concept”—is mere­ly one step in a long, ardu­ous process that takes four to five years.

  • New anti-spam law throws Canadian busi­ness­es into a tailspin

    This sum­mer, Canadians were inun­dat­ed with emails request­ing us to opt-in to email lists. The pleas were sparked by Canada’s anti-spam leg­is­la­tion (CASL, com­mon­ly pro­nounced cas­tle), which came into effect July 1. Canadians can no longer send com­mer­cial emails, text mes­sages, or instant mes­sages with­out con­sent. The new leg­is­la­tion has put a strain on many pub­lish­ers, as they strug­gle to mod­i­fy their direct sales and mar­ket­ing tac­tics to com­ply with the legislation.

  • Design Firm Puts Up A Billboard Across From Ogilvy HQ To Secure Meeting

    According to a Facebook post, their adver­tis­ing stunt “worked like a charm” and they “were able to suc­cess­ful­ly secure a meet­ing” with the ad agency. 

  • Pantone PMS to CMYK Press Sheet
    I saved the file and stum­bled across it recent­ly. Click here for a down­load­able PDF. It is a 38″ x 25″ press sheet, com­plete with grip­per. Enjoy!
  • LinkedIn Has Already Shaken Up The Way Professionals Are Hired – And It’s Just Getting Started
    Yet LinkedIn is more than just a means for aspir­ing pro­fes­sion­als to make friends and influ­ence peo­ple. It has changed the mar­ket for their labour-how they find jobs and how employ­ers find them. By bring­ing so many pro­fes­sion­als into one digita…
  • How to make your code eas­i­ly main­tain­able with liv­ing style guides

    Living style guides are sim­i­lar to the old­er coun­ter­parts; they con­tain logo and brand­ing infor­ma­tion, col­or usage, as well as a gen­er­al out­line of code usage. The code out­line sec­tion is where you can eas­i­ly find dupli­cate or close­ly sim­i­lar code and com­bine it to opti­mize your code­base, or view com­po­nents already in use. Most guides either show­case a “log” style approach where every code instance is doc­u­ment­ed, or only the inten­tion­al­ly mod­u­lar code is documented.

  • Free Web & Mobile (iOS, Android) Prototyping and UI Mockup Tool

    Quickly trans­form your designs into beau­ti­ful, ful­ly inter­ac­tive pro­to­types com­plete with ges­tures, tran­si­tions & ani­ma­tions for web, iOS & Android.

  • Develop the Body Language of a Leader With These 5 Exercises

    Our body lan­guage speaks vol­umes. The fol­low­ing five tips will help you fine tune your body’s broad­cast system.

  • Apple explains why apps get reject­ed from the App Store

    One of the great mys­ter­ies of the App Store is why cer­tain apps get reject­ed and why oth­ers don’t. Apple has let a sur­pris­ing num­ber of ripoffs and clones through the store’s iron gates, yet some devel­op­ers face rejec­tion for seem­ing­ly inno­cent apps.

  • Paranoid Paul Monitors Terms of Service and Alerts You of Changes
    Keeping track of changes to terms of ser­vice or pri­va­cy poli­cies on web sites is incred­i­bly dif­fi­cult because they change so fre­quent­ly. Paranoid Paul is a web app that let’s you pick ser­vices and get alerts when the pol­i­cy changes.

  • Designmodo Says: For Designers, the Customer is Never Right (Even When They Are)
    Every design­er has to break this chain of thought even­tu­al­ly. The longer you work in the field, espe­cial­ly as a free­lancer or small busi­ness own­er, the more you come to see that the cus­tomer is nev­er right. In fact, even when they are technical…
  • Blogging Advice: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    If read­ing two or more arti­cles on the same blog­ging top­ic often makes you want to scratch your head, here are a few ques­tions you can ask to decide whether an arti­cle is worth a click on, the “Bookmark” but­ton or the “Back” button.

  • Reckless drone oper­a­tors annoy ani­mals, peo­ple across US nation­al parks

    It’s the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the drone user to know the drone regulations.”

Pariah Burke

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

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