Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 26 January 2016
The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.
- See How Much Unproductive Meetings Actually Cost With This CalculatorTime is money. Try our Meeting Cost Calculator to see how much you’re spending on meetings — and how much you could be saving.
- 4 Lies Startup Culture Teaches You About Running a BusinessBut sometimes, as indie entrepreneurs or freelancers, it can be easy to get caught up in all the lies that this new startup culture is projecting.Tags: Entrepreneur Leadership Startup
- 10 Steps to High Quality Content and Page 1, According to Google
- 99 Strange Collective Animal NamesWhether it’s a shrewdness of apes, a pandemonium of parrots or a zeal of zebras, lots of animals have bizarre names when they gather in groups.
- Designing the Perfect Table of Contents: 50 Examples to Show You HowGive your readers beautiful direction with the perfect table of contents.Tags: Design EditorialDesign
- Do You Know What Native Advertising Looks Like?Native advertising is all around us on the web. It’s a controversial practice but is it the future? Do you know how to spot these sneaky ads before they distract your browsing?Tags: nativead churchandstate editorial advertorial
- 6 Expert Predictions for Digital Education in 2016
- How mainstream publishers are turning performance-based (affiliate) marketing into a ‘fine art’Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest-growing sources of revenue for online retailers.
- Preflight Like a Pro: The 5-Minute Proof
Preparing your InDesign documents for sending to print or exporting as digital files shouldn’t take up hours of your time. This quick guide will make short work of the job.
- Level Up Your Writing By Applying For These 3 Writer’s Workshops
- Why You Need To Conduct A Content AuditWhat is a content audit? In this post you will find out what is a content audit, and why you need to do one.Tags: Writing AmWriting copywriting
- 18 Colorful Pantone Projects
- 10 Ways to Design for the Human Brain
Last summer, I attended a training session by Jon Dixon at Bunnyfoot in London. Attendees learned about applying key principles to design for people’s natural thinking processes. These principles work across personas and demographics.
A lot was covered in Jon’s day-long session, so I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite points.
- 9 Free A/B Split Testing WordPress PluginsSplit testing or A/B testing is the method of comparing two versions of a web page or call to action in order to see which version performs better. It is the integral part of any web designing as designer creates more than one version of a same web pa…
- Have you run out of blog ideas? Try this.Have you run out of blog ideas? Try this approach - it’s the same thing I do all the time.Tags: Writing AmWriting amblogging
- 5 ways to move from tutorials to pro designerHogarth’s Peter Gordon explains how to get out of the tutorial loop, and become a fully fledged professional web designer.
- To Boldy Sell: Space Is for Sale, and That Could Be a Good ThingSpace is for sale. And if we want to get serious about our interplanetary ambitions, that could be a good thing
- Top Plugins Every WordPress Site NeedsCraig Johnson looks at the best WordPress plugins covering security, search engine optimization and performance.
- How to Write a Résumé Like a Seasoned Pro
The most important thing to remember about writing a résumé is that you should write a separate résumé for each job you apply for. Each résumé should be tailored to the specific position you’re applying for, the requirements you need to meet, the type of company you want to work for, and so on. If you’re wondering how it’s possible to write different résumés based on the same core information, hang on for a bit. We’ll cover that shortly.
- Posterzine: A Monthly Magazine That Can Also Spruce Up Your StudioPeople of Print’s new publication - with its latest issue’s upbeat Anthony Burrill print – might be the splash of colour your white walls need.