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 Arms
    Today, 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 Agreement
    You’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 Logos
    On 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 Design
    It’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…

Pariah Burke

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

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