Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 30 June 2014
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- What Is Text Expansion & How Can It Help You Save Time?
Even if you’ve learned to type blazingly fast, you still spend a large portion of your time typing. Email, documents, instant messages and online comments require that you type thousands of words every week.
- How Many Are Freelancing? Who Are They? New Report Provides the Data
So, how many freelancers are there and what are they like? The best proxy we have is Freelancers Union’s own membership data. That’s why we took a dive into our own database to see just what the freelance workforce looks like -- and how it’s changed in recent years.
- Apple End-of-Life’s Aperture while Adobe Welcomes Aperture Users with Open ArmsToday, Apple announced they will no longer be developing Aperture in light of their new photography app for OS X. If you are an Aperture or iPhoto customer looking for change, check out our new Creative Cloud Photography plan announced last wee…
- What You Need to Know Before Signing a Noncompete AgreementYou’ve been offered a new job, and your prospective employer wants you to sign a noncompete agreement. Should you? Many people don’t really understand what these agreements entail or what questions they need to ask.
- How Much Does Google Really Know About You?
You’ve likely noticed this already. Search for a new car and suddenly, as if by magic, ads from local car dealers begin to appear. But how much does Google really know about you, and should you be concerned? The answer may surprise you.
- 15 Racist Brand Mascots And LogosOn Wednesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins after finding the name disparaged Native Americans.
We’ve taken a look at some of the more offensive logos and mascots in history.
- Google Releases New Design Language for Android, Chrome OS, Web; Called Material Design Visual Style
Google has just revealed a new design language for Android, Chrome OS, and the web. The new look — which was first previewed in a Google+ app update last month — includes splashes of color, refreshed iconography, typography, and a more consistent interface hierarchy. The entire interface is based on what Google calls a “unifying theory of a rationalized space and a system of motion.” A video released by Google shows the new design language in action, with radically redesigned versions of Google’s apps for Android and the web, including Gmail and Calendar.
- 7 Websites for Sketchbook Inspiration
Sketchbooks are some of the most interesting objects an artist can possess. They often contain the most radical and the rawest ideas and seeing what artists do with them can sometimes feel like reading someone’s personal diary.
- I’m Comic Sans, A$$hole.
Listen up. I know the shit you’ve been saying behind my back. You think I’m stupid. You think I’m immature. You think I’m a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I’m Comic Sans, and I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.
- How I tricked TechCrunch into writing about my startup
People often ask me how I started BetaList. Many companies have unusual origin stories and this one is no exception. I have told parts of the story before, but never sat down to write and share the whole story and reveal how BetaList was really nothing more than a hack tricking TechCrunch into covering my other startup at the time. A hack that later turned into my current startup called BetaList…
- 6 Attributes of Good Logo DesignIt’s conceptual Embedding a visual idea into your design will make it a more engaging experience of discovery for your viewer. It can be hidden, much like the arrow in the FedEx logo, or more overt, like this logo Von Glitschka created for a co…