Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 17 September 2014
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- 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 RecruitersGiven 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 InDesignI 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 ArtThe 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 ToolDo 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 NetworksJust 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 TwitterWhen 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 breachCheck 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 PicassoWhen 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 ManagementTime 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 SheetI 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 StartedYet 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 ChangesKeeping 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.”