Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 9 November 2015

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

  • 3 Niche Membership Website Ideas You Can Profit From

    As online pub­lish­ing evolved, we real­ized that “mem­ber­ship” real­ly only describes one mod­el. Here’s the gen­er­al descrip­tion of this mod­el:

  • Twitter Favorites Had To Die So That Twitter Could Live–Not That It Matters to You
    Today, Twitter turned all your faves into likes, swap­ping out a star for a heart. This rep­re­sents a huge and impor­tant par­a­digm shift in the world of tech­nol­o­gy and cul­ture at large. Haha, okay. You got me! None of this shit mat­ters. None of it! Or no…
  • 12 Ways to Get an Industry Rock Star to Join Your Startup
    The right tal­ent changes everything.Tags: Entrepreneur Leadership Brassballs Startup
  • Writing Gender Sensitive Language
    Here are some quick tips to ensure that your writ­ing is gen­der sensitive:Tags: Writing AmWriting self­pub epub
  • How to Illustrate a Gradient Mesh Tomato in Adobe Illustrator

    You will use Meshes, Gradients and Blends for cre­at­ing the result­ed pic­ture. The skills you will learn here can eas­i­ly be trans­ferred to cre­at­ing var­i­ous objects. So let’s get start­ed!


  • Pariah Burke on the Biggest Challenge Facing Designers, Inspiration to be a Designer, More

    Rather than a title, I sum up my pro­fes­sion­al role in my tagline: Inspiring, Informing, and Empowering Creative Professionals.™

    That’s what I do, day in, day out: I work as hard as I can to inspire, inform, and empow­er cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als so that they can do their cho­sen pro­fes­sions and projects with a min­i­mum of frus­tra­tion and as few obsta­cles as pos­si­ble and with a max­i­mum of pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, cre­ativ­i­ty, and enjoy­ment. I do that through writ­ing books and arti­cles, pro­duc­ing videos and live broad­casts, appear­ing on stage at con­fer­ences and events, giv­ing work­shops and webi­na­rs, pro­vid­ing web­sites and newslet­ters, and offer­ing fully-customized, learner- and workflow-specific train­ing class­es and con­sul­ta­tion.”

  • Corporate phras­es that every­body is over
    At this point, “out­side the box” is such a cliché that using it shows you’re think­ing “inside the box.”

    Soon how­ev­er, it seemed every­body in busi­ness was using that phrase.

  • The Bizarre History of Webdings

    It seems to be the 1990s pre-emoji lan­guage that nev­er took off… or an anom­aly that exists for no rea­son at all. Where did Webdings come from? How is it dif­fer­ent from Wingdings and Zapf Dingbats? Why were these weird type­faces cre­at­ed in the first place? And are there hid­den mes­sages with­in them?

    I decid­ed to find out.


  • How Many Of These 25 Retro Tech Sounds Do You Remember?
    Typewriters, flop­py dri­ves, the orig­i­nal Playstation start­ing up. Which of the fol­low­ing, aged tech sounds, do you remem­ber? Which oth­er sounds take you back?
  • Screw Finding Your Passion

    Today I received approx­i­mate­ly the 11,504th email this year from a per­son telling me that they don’t know what to do with their life. And like all of the oth­ers, this per­son asked me if I had any ideas of what they could do, where they could start, where to “find their pas­sion.”


  • Dealing With Loud And Silent Burnout
    We’ve all expe­ri­enced that burnout moment. It’s that moment when we’ve got noth­ing left to give but keep try­ing any­way. Here’s how to avoid it.
  • What’s On Designers’ Bookshelves? Photos Tell the Tale
    Graphic design­ers, fash­ion design­ers, Web design­ers, UI/UX design­ers, and more show off their bookshelves--books, toys, and décor.Tags: Design
  • When a client hurts your feel­ings
    The nuSchool’s Lior Frenkel gives his best advice for deal­ing with not-so-nice clients.Tags: Entrepreneur Freelance

Pariah Burke

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

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