Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 25 July 2014

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

  • Community-Run Conferences: The Most Bang for Your Conference Buck

    Community-run con­fer­ences are a much bet­ter oppor­tu­ni­ty for many peo­ple than many oth­er types of events. Don’t get me wrong; there’s plen­ty of val­ue to be had at mega-conferences and oth­er types of events, as well. But con­sid­er­ing the low­er prices asso­ci­at­ed with community-run con­fer­ences, I always come away feel­ing like I’ve got­ten so much for my mon­ey. Here’s why.

  • 10 Awesome Freebies for Photoshop

    Freebies for Photoshop always prove use­ful. They allow you to save tons of time by doing all the hard work for you.

    For exam­ple, how long would it take you to cre­ate water­col­or tex­tures for a design. Probably hours, and that’s a con­ser­v­a­tive esti­mate. To save you this time, I have com­piled a col­lec­tion of great free­bies for Photoshop.

  • Alternatives to Paypal: Wepay
    Wepay is designed to work to facil­i­tate pay­ments with platform-based enter­pris­es such as crowd­fund­ing, small busi­ness soft­ware, and online mar­ket­places. Wepay believes that these plat­forms cause impor­tant con­nec­tions in soci­ety and it wants to…
  • 10 Types of Designers You Want to Avoid

    Those are just some of the most cringe wor­thy things you’ll hear from clients. But what about hor­ri­ble design­er sto­ries from a client’s point-of-view?

    We believe that there are design­ers with ter­ri­ble char­ac­ter­is­tics and behav­iors. They may have bad habits seen on their work­ing styles, per­son­al­i­ties, or thought process­es. Each and every design­er offers a dif­fer­ent approach to the same project. In this arti­cle, we list­ed down some types of design­ers you want to avoid for your next design project as a client. If you’re a design­er, you also may as well read through them and try not to be fit into any one or more types.

  • Scribble: an inno­v­a­tive pen with (almost) no lim­it
    Scribble pen is an inno­v­a­tive pen with almost no lim­it in the col­or. It is the first col­or­ing device that lets you draw in 16 mil­lion dif­fer­ent col­ors. With scrib­ble, you can take the world of col­or around you and trans­fer it direct­ly to either…
  • Op-Ed: Why You Should Pursue Your Dreams Instead of College

    Are you sold out to spend­ing half a decade pur­su­ing some­one else’s dream? Are you will­ing to pay thou­sands of dol­lars learn­ing things you may nev­er apply? If your answer is “no” to both accounts, then here’s how pur­su­ing your dreams, instead of going to col­lege, can work:

  • Op-Ed: Why You Should Pursue Your Dreams Instead of College

    Are you sold out to spend­ing half a decade pur­su­ing some­one else’s dream? Are you will­ing to pay thou­sands of dol­lars learn­ing things you may nev­er apply? If your answer is “no” to both accounts, then here’s how pur­su­ing your dreams, instead of going to col­lege, can work:

  • How to Manage a Poor Career Move

    Be it for eco­nom­ic rea­sons or a con­flict of pro­fes­sion­al val­ues, the deci­sion to change roles out of neces­si­ty not desire is an impor­tant one, many times mag­ni­fied when it is a suc­ces­sive move in short order. As some sta­bil­i­ty returns to the mar­ket many peo­ple are fac­ing up to a stark real­i­ty; was the move I made in the down turn the right long term choice? Here are a few per­spec­tives on how to ensure the mark of a bad move doesn’t indeli­bly stain your career:

  • Kindle Unlimited and Ebook Sales

    There’s actu­al­ly no way of know­ing right now. Authors had the same ques­tions when KDP Select launched in December 2011, and I remem­ber esti­mates rang­ing from $0.30 to $2. In the time since, bor­row pay­outs have aver­aged $2.19. It seemed like Amazon was always keen to keep the rate around $2, adding and sub­tract­ing mon­ey from the fixed pool each month to keep things at that lev­el.

  • Retina Optimization: Not just for Apple users any­more!
    Luckily, incor­po­rat­ing reti­na opti­mized graph­ics into your cur­rent web design isn’t super dif­fi­cult. While you could sim­ply dou­ble the size of the images on your web­site, this also means that you are more than dou­bling the file size of the imag…
  • A Lesson to Designers of Menus and Other Price Lists – Using a $ Sign Effects Purchases

    This study exam­ines how cus­tomers react­ed to menus’ price for­mat­ting in terms of actu­al sales, as mea­sured by check totals for lunch at St. Andrew’s, the restau­rant at the Culinary Institute of America, in Hyde Park, New York.

Pariah Burke

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

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