Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 24 September 2014

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

  • 6 Steps to Creating Accessible Video

    Videos that include cap­tions means that dou­ble the num­ber of peo­ple will fin­ish watch­ing your video (from 40% up to 80%) – and remem­ber your search rank­ing is direct­ly relat­ed to how long peo­ple spend on your site.

  • Why We Need a New Internet and How to Make One
    Over the course of this arti­cle I will look at some of these threats to inter­net free­dom, and why they are impor­tant. I will also sug­gest that part of the rea­son why gov­ern­ments are so eas­i­ly able to take con­trol over the inter­net lies in its m…
  • How to Display Alternate Content to AdBlock Users
    Ad block­ing soft­ware like AdBlock and Ghostery are installed on mil­lions of com­put­ers and thus affect­ing the bot­tom line of web pub­lish­ers who are depen­dent on online adver­tis­ing net­works like Google AdSense to pay their bills. It takes time an…
  • Use an Alternative Keyboard Layout on a Mac Login Screen for Security
    Your Mac is real­ly only as safe as your ini­tial login pass­word, but if you’re wor­ried that some­one’s always fig­ur­ing out your pass­word, Macworld shows you how to use an alter­na­tive key­board lay­out like Dvorak or Colemak to throw them off your t…
  • How to Make an InDesign Text Frame with a Background Image
    But as much as I try, there is no way to apply a back­ground image to an InDesign text frame. I got to think­ing about the com­po­nents that make up this idea:
  • How to Turn Gmail Into Your Central Productivity Hub
    Most of us use Gmail as our main email ser­vice, but it’s so much more. Gmail can act as your to-do list, your notes board, your reminders, your list mak­er, and all the oth­er things you need to be pro­duc­tive.
  • How to design for the ‘inter­net of things’
    It’s still a big buzz­word but what’s the Internet of Things all about and what does it mean for design­ers? Dan Frost explains all.
  • Dynamic Design: Don’t Get Arrested By The Style Police

    Yes, it’s good to show every­one that you’re an expe­ri­enced cre­ative who can put your per­son­al mark on every­thing you touch, but there’s a dark side to style as well. What is it, you ask? Read on and we’ll find out.

  • The 10 Commandments of Logo Design [INFOGRAPHIC]
    Logo design requires deep and intri­cate knowl­edge. It involves a great deal of brain­storm­ing, think­ing process and knowhow of, if not very advanced, at least the most ele­men­tary of rules and prin­ci­ples gov­ern­ing logo design.

Pariah Burke

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

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