Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 5 January 2016
The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.
- Men’s Rights (Bigotry) Group Claims Boycott of “Non-White and Female Agenda” the Force Awakens Cost Disney $4.2 MillionFrom Yahoo News: Online “men’s rights activism” group Return of Kings has claimed that its boycott of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ cost Disney $4.2 million (£2.8 million) in ticket sales. The problem with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, according to Return of Kings, is its “non-white and female agenda”, ie its lead characters - Rey and Finn, played by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega - are not white men.“$4.2 million amounts to less than one percent of total box office (.006) and half that internationally (.003) which isn’t even enough to make Disney chuckle in derision, let alone care.”
- Report: Facebook Tested User Loyalty By Sabotaging Its Android AppUsers just kept on coming back. A source told news site The Information that Facebook users were so hooked that they “never stopped coming back,” despite the errors. Some even tried to access Facebook on their mobile browser when the app didn’t work.
- Branding From The Inside Out
- Development of a Successful Content Marketing Project [Infographic]
In order to have a strong, successful business and online brand, process is key. As a relatively new medium, content marketing can be a tricky process to pin down. Take a gander at the graphic below to see how we at Vertical Measures like to look at bringing a content marketing project to completion (hint: it all ties back to our 8-Step Process). Hopefully this infographic will inspire you to take your own content marketing to a whole new level following this tried and true process!
- 20 Uses for Evernote That You Probably Haven’T Thought of YetWe all know Evernote is great for keeping track of notes and tasks, but it can be used for so much more than that. When it comes to getting organized, Evernote can be a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. In fact, it’s our favorite note-taking platform—by far—because it lets you do so much more than just take basic notes. Through Evernote’s web and mobile apps, you can create digital notebooks for everything from your grandmother’s lasagna recipe to ideas for your next great novel, and everything in between. But you can also use it to backup your photos, create slideshow presentations, and manage your calendar. Read on for more cool Evernote uses that you might not have thought of.
- 8 Ways to Establish a Popular BlogBlogging has become incredibly popular today, and it can be crucial for your business. Learn how to make your blog stand out and work for you.Tags: CM ContentMarketing
- How to Book the Cheapest Hotel PossibleAccommodation is often one of travel’s biggest expenses. Here’s our best hacks to cutting costs, finding FREE accommodation & landing the cheapest rates!Tags: Travel RoadWarrior
- 10 Facts Everyone Should Know About Anonymous — Including How to Join ThemHave you ever thought about joining Anonymous? If you do, be careful who you trust. To become a member of Anonymous is easy. All you have to do is proclaim
- A World Coffee Shortage Is Inevitable
- Learn to Create a Variety of Beveled Lettering in IllustratorIn this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches, which result in three different beveled lettering styles. Starting with my least favorite, and least complex, working my way to a style of beveled lettering that accomplishes an extremely po…
- 50 Beautiful Examples of Vintage and Retro TypographyBring a nostalgic feel to your designs with vintage and retro typography.Tags: Typography
- How to Make People Fall in Love With Your Ridiculously Competent HeroWe all love characters who are good at what they’re doing. Nobody wants to root for someone who screws up constantly or walks into traps we can see a mile away. But at the same time, it can be hard to love someone who’s too perfect. So how do you make us believe in, and love, a major badass?(You could argue this is also one reason why there’s less “portal fantasy” and more fantasy about heroes who were born in the magical world and know their way around. But that’s a topic for another day.)
- 40 Crucial Lessons From The Most Famous Graphic Designers in History
- This Online Tool Generates Color Palettes From Images on the Internet
- Should You Refer a Friend for a Job?
So, should you or shouldn’t you point your friends in the direction of positions you hear about? It’s not an easy yes or no, but here are a couple of things to consider before submitting any names.
- Managing Online Communities [50-Minute Video Course]Topics include:Building an online communityUsing social media to build communityCreating content to engage your audienceFinding brand advocatesMeasuring your community’s growth
- UX Expert Caroline Jones on How to Mentor Others – and Why You Should Mentor Non-Creatives Too
- Get Started With SVG for Responsive Web DesignDiscover how to create a scalable image that won’t pixelate no matter the resolution of the browser, using Scalable Vector Graphics.Tags: WebDesign Vector SVG
- How Companies Are Using Legos to Unlock Talent Employees Didn’T Know They Had
- The Key Difference Between Urban Fantasy and Horror
- The 4 Secrets to Successful Side Projects
- The New Year’s Resolutions Most Likely to Fail, and What to Do InsteadNew Year’s is a great opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come and where we hope to go next. The trouble is, most of us then proceed to set entirely unrealistic resolutions that we ultimately fail. Here are the most common failed resolutions, and how to approach them instead.