Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 25 June 2015

The day’s best and most impor­tant design- and design business-focused arti­cles, tuto­ri­als, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • Amazon to screw, I mean pay self-published Kindle authors only for pages read.
    Amazon’s new sys­tem will cut the roy­al­ties for self-published authors who fail
    to hold a read­er’s atten­tion until the final pageTags: Writing Am writ­ing self­pub ePub
  • Theresa Jackson Comments on Photoshop PDF for Print Output
    If Photoshop is your only option, or you have a com­plet­ed Photoshop design stand­ing ready to print, Photoshop PDF is your solu­tion. It is the only out­put option that retains lay­ers, vec­tor con­tent and fonts.Tags: Photoshop print PDF
  • Why Users Miss Form Buttons Placed in the Action Bar
    Where you place your mobile form but­tons can affect task com­ple­tion and effi­cien­cy. If they’re not in a place where users expect to find them, they could…

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  • Unfavinator Unfavorites Tweets in Bulk
    If you use the favorite func­tion on Twitter to save the best tweets, you may have found you’ve over­done it to the point it’s use­less. To go back and unfa­vorite tweets on Twitter takes a lot of time, but Unfavinator speeds up the process.

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  • Suffering from Social Media Mania? Use These Tools To Manage All Your Accounts from One Place

    Well, now the task of keep­ing all your con­nec­tions com­pact­ed into a sin­gle source just got a whole lot eas­i­er man­age, thanks to a few key apps and web­sites that stream­line the process of stay­ing social, and make sure you’re always one step ahead of what’s hap­pen­ing in the loop.

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  • Design-Driven Companies Outperform S&P by 228% Over Ten Years – The ‘DMI Design Value Index’
    The most inno­v­a­tive com­pa­nies in the world* share one thing in com­mon. They use design as an inte­gra­tive resource to inno­vate more effi­cient­ly and suc­cess­ful­ly.  Yet many busi­ness­es don’t make it a pri­or­i­ty to invest in design - often because the val­ue of design is hard to mea­sure and define as a busi­ness strat­e­gy. The DMI Design Value Index has tak­en the mys­tery out of mea­sure­ment, demon­strat­ing that an unequiv­o­cal finan­cial advan­tage is attrib­ut­able to those that do dare to make design a pri­or­i­ty.

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  • 6 Myths About Millennials and the Media
    Digitally native, the mil­len­ni­al gen­er­a­tion is often thought to be aban­don­ing tra­di­tion­al media for dig­i­tal, and espe­cial­ly social, alter­na­tives. But what do we real­ly know about them?Tags: pub­lish­ing print epub­lish­ing
  • 6 Myths About Millennials and the Media
    Digitally native, the mil­len­ni­al gen­er­a­tion is often thought to be aban­don­ing tra­di­tion­al media for dig­i­tal, and espe­cial­ly social, alter­na­tives. But what do we real­ly know about them?Tags: pub­lish­ing print epub­lish­ing
  • 6 Myths About Millennials and the Media
    Digitally native, the mil­len­ni­al gen­er­a­tion is often thought to be aban­don­ing tra­di­tion­al media for dig­i­tal, and espe­cial­ly social, alter­na­tives. But what do we real­ly know about them?Tags: pub­lish­ing print epub­lish­ing
  • How to write copy that sells your cre­ative ser­vices like crazy
    The bad news: If you’re like the hun­dreds of oth­er free­lancers whose mar­ket­ing I’ve glanced over, you’re prob­a­bly not doing it right.

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  • Experiencing Blogging Block? Then You Need These 6 Tips and Tools
    Suffering blog­ging block? How are you sup­posed to con­tin­ue blog­ging and still keep your posts inter­est­ing, rel­e­vant, and high qual­i­ty? Here are some tipsTags: Writing Blogging
  • The Undeniable Benefits of Being Weird

    The weird shall inher­it the Earth.


    All my life I’ve heard the same refrain, “Why can’t you be… Normal?” But, every­thing in life has its risks includ­ing (and espe­cial­ly) being ‘Normal.’ Most of us under­stand there’s risk when tak­ing the chance and aspir­ing to some­thing more. But even more are igno­rant of the cost of Normal, the cost of not tak­ing chances, and the risk of com­pla­cen­cy.

Pariah Burke

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

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