Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 22 July 2014

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

  • Google Drives Another (Big) Nail into the Coffin of Adobe Flash-Powered Web Apps and Sites
    A com­mon annoy­ance for web users is when web­sites require brows­er tech­nolo­gies that are not sup­port­ed by their device. When users access such pages, they may see noth­ing but a blank space or miss out a large por­tion of the page’s con­tents.
    Star…
  • 25 Font Management Tools Reviewed (Older list, but still rel­e­vant today.)
    If you are one of those peo­ple who work with fonts on reg­u­lar basis, then choos­ing, com­par­ing and ana­lyz­ing fonts is a seri­ous busi­ness for you. Font man­age­ment is not always as easy as a walk on the cake. Font man­age­ment issues like installing…
  • 25 Font Management Tools Reviewed (Older list, but still rel­e­vant today.)
    If you are one of those peo­ple who work with fonts on reg­u­lar basis, then choos­ing, com­par­ing and ana­lyz­ing fonts is a seri­ous busi­ness for you. Font man­age­ment is not always as easy as a walk on the cake. Font man­age­ment issues like installing…
  • After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator, the Making of Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’ Video
    The result of 500 hours of work in After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Première goes by in 3 min­utes, 44 sec­onds. I hope you find each one of them enter­tain­ing.
  • The past, present and future of dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing. [info­graph­ic]

    Publishing has cer­tain­ly come a long way since Gutenberg invent­ed the press. Digital pub­lish­ing was born in 1983, and since then, it hasn’t looked back. In fact, dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing has evolved as fast as the busi­ness mod­els have. What was once the pre­serve of the cream among writ­ers, has now opened up to the world at large, with rad­i­cal new self pub­lish­ing mod­els. eBooks rule, but print books are not kick­ing the buck­et yet!

    Take a look at this info­graph­ic that describes the jour­ney from desk­top pub­lish­ing, to the eBooks of today. And, it show­cas­es some rad­i­cal point­ers to the future!

  • Weird Al” Yankovic Releases An Anthem for the Educated

    I’m cheer­ing. I am, in between typ­ing every few words—there I go again—jump­ing up from my chair, throw­ing my arms above my head, and cheer­ing in the man­ner of World Cup fans cel­e­brat­ing goals.

    Why am I doing this, you might ask.

    I’m cheer­ing because I just dis­cov­ered the new song and accom­pa­ny­ing music video above, both of which released just hours ago. The song, a par­ody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, is an anthem for any­one who remem­bers his or her junior high school English edu­ca­tion and is annoyed by the preva­lence of lazy, will­fully igno­rant den­i­gra­tion of the lan­guage in mod­ern writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

  • How to Cheat in Adobe Flash CC: The Art of Design and Animation
    Chris Georgenes shows you how to work from the prob­lem to the solu­tion - from the view­point of an ani­ma­tor who has been com­mis­sioned to cre­ate a job and is work­ing on a dead­line and to a bud­get. Many of these walk­throughs are real-world client …
  • 7 Audacity Features You’ll Miss in Adobe Audition

    I shared 7 rea­sons why I was switch­ing from Audacity to Adobe Audition. I don’t regret that deci­sion, but there are 7 more things that I miss now that I’m using Audition.

Pariah Burke

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

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