Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 26 February 2016

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

  • 10 Jargon Phrases to Avoid in Business Writing

    Business-speak. The fact that the jar­gon of the busi­ness world is often annoy­ing is the least of its prob­lems. If there’s one trait busi­ness writ­ing needs to have, it’s clarity—which is the trait most busi­ness jar­gon phras­es com­plete­ly lack. They’re nei­ther pre­cise nor infor­ma­tive. They’re not even pro­fes­sion­al. They’re just vague, even though some of them sound awe­some and trendy. But we writ­ers should know bet­ter than to use the fol­low­ing phras­es in busi­ness writ­ing.

  • Artists Evolve: The Dangers of Creatively Typecasting Yourself
    Reinventing your­self isn’t just a stunt, it’s required to survive.Tags: Design illus­tra­tion
  • 7 Apps for Unplugging and Powering Down
    Finding your inner Zen has nev­er been eas­i­er.
  • Creating a Crazy Cool Logo | Abduzeedo
    I’m a huge fan of typog­ra­phy and logo design, even though I havent worked on too many logo design projects I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to express my love on a few, but at the same time, very pleas­ant ID projects. One of them was in 2005 for a com­pa­ny called Zagora. When they hired us to cre­ate their ID design they said that they want­ed some­thing very unique and mod­ern. Besides of that we spent like 4 hours talk­ing about ideas and con­cepts in order to know exact­ly what we would have to do.


  • The 5 Best Advertising Tactics for Small Businesses in 2016
    Analyzing top online adver­tis­ing chan­nels for small busi­ness­es and the best tac­tics to use those chan­nels to get the high­est return on invest­ment pos­si­ble.
  • 6 Ways to Track Down a Magazine Editor
    A great resource for free­lancers, 6 Ways to Track Down a Magazine Editor gives writ­ers use­ful sleuthing skills that mag­a­zine edi­tors actu­al­ly appreciate.Tags: Writing AmWriting copy­writ­ing
  • 7 Unfortunate Type Trends We Wish We Could All Forget

    Typography is a pow­er­ful skill in the designer’s arse­nal. But as they say, with great pow­er comes great respon­si­bil­i­ty. We’ve all seen exam­ples of type that’s gone awry or that’s not so easy on the eye. In this arti­cle, we take a look at 7 type trends out there that we’d all like to for­get. Designers, take cau­tion! Make sure you’re not guilty of these. And let us know in the com­ments about any oth­er type trends you’d like to see the end of. Enjoy!


  • 5 Sites to Learn About and Create Business Logos
    Need a logo? Or just love learn­ing about them? Here are a few sites you should check out.


  • 15 Brilliant Cheatsheets That Simplify The Basics Of Photography
    15 Brilliant Cheatsheets That Simplify The Basics Of PhotographyTags: Photography
  • How to Make Extreme Numbers Resonate
    Both colos­sal­ly large and infin­i­tes­i­mal­ly small num­bers can be hard to fath­om, because they’re so abstract. Visualization can make data at the extremes eas­i­er to grasp. The key to doing it well is find­ing the right scale and the right approach. Here are three exam­ples of visu­als that make huge num­bers, tiny num­bers, and mov­ing num­bers eas­i­er to grasp.


  • How to Grow Your Creative Business With Instagram

    But accord­ing to emar­keter, just 23% of US brands had an account on Instagram, ver­sus about 82% on Twitter, 80% on Facebook, 60% on YouTube and 37 % on Google+.


  • 15 Excellent No-Sign Up Websites for Everyday Use
    Do you like web­sites which have no sign-ups, no reg­is­ter­a­tions, and no down­loads? Then, you will like these has­sle free web apps and sites which make dai­ly pro­duc­tiv­i­ty a lot eas­i­er.
  • Best text edi­tor apps for Mac OS X
    One thing I do on my Mac more than any­thing else is write. On aver­age I write about 10,000 words a week, and some weeks, I dou­ble that. And that isn’


Pariah Burke

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

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