Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 9 October 2015

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

  • Should Clean Reader Be Allowed to Censor eBooks?
    Clean Reader, which automag­i­cal­ly cen­sors eBooks, has kicked up a firestorm of ide­o­log­i­cal debate, and nei­ther side is back­ing down. So, who’s right? And what’s at stake?


  • Create PDFs with e-Signature Fields in InDesign
    Create a seam­less sign­ing expe­ri­ence for forms and doc­u­ments cre­at­ed using Adobe InDesign CC and then sent for sig­na­ture using Adobe Acrobat DC.
  • Adblockalypse! Is this the end of ad-supported con­tent?

    Adblockalypse” is the end of days for pub­lish­ers and adver­tis­ers. Once it arrives, con­tent cre­ators on the inter­net will nev­er be the same again. Many will be destroyed. The ones who sur­vive will be for­ev­er trans­formed.

  • Why Sweden Is Shifting To A 6-Hour Workday
    Be more focused, have few­er meet­ingsand then go home ear­ly. It sounds like a dream, but it can work.
  • What you should learn from the man who lost $600,000 on Facebook ads

    Raaj Kapur Brar runs a pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny called Fetopolis. His titles, like Fashion Style Mag, have mil­lions of fans on Facebook. With Facebook work­ing for him, he decid­ed to dou­ble down and he launched a mas­sive Facebook ad cam­paign.

    He’d run a cou­ple of tests, and they were show­ing the poten­tial for 2-3x return on his Facebook ads. After 4 days, he’d spent over $600,000 on Facebook ads.

    His return? Close to zero.

  • Displaying Your Tablet Screen on a Desktop Screen
    Given that it is now 2015, it would seem that one must be able to dis­play the con­tents of your tablet or smart­phone on your desktop/ lap­top in a con­sis­tent man­ner. My intent is to pro­vide you with addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and alter­na­tives as they present­ly exist. I am now using native capa­bil­i­ties when work­ing with my Mac and Reflector 2 when using my Windows 10 lap­top. Let’s inves­ti­gate these approach­es in a bit more detail.
  • How A Design Team Co-Opted Hacker Tactics To Fight Cybercrime
    What hap­pens when you throw visu­al­ly dri­ven design­er types into a room full of cyber­se­cu­ri­ty wonks?Cybercrime rings col­lab­o­rate. Security ana­lysts don’t. So IBM built a social plat­form to track and share infor­ma­tion about glob­al threats.
  • Amazon to Ban Sale of Apple, Google Video-Streaming Devices – Bloomberg Business
    Amazon​.com Inc. will stop sell­ing media-streaming devices from Google Inc. and Apple Inc. that aren’t eas­i­ly com­pat­i­ble with its video ser­vice, the lat­est exam­ple of the com­pa­ny using its clout to pro­mote prod­ucts that fit with its own retail­ing strat­e­gy.
  • What do read­ers want from front­mat­ter and end­mat­ter?
    That got me to think­ing, which then got me to ask­ing ques­tions on Twitter, and final­ly, to set­ting up a wee ques­tion­naire. Rather than try to guess what peo­ple might want, I thought it was eas­i­er to just ask them, and 137 peo­ple gave me their opin­ions…

Pariah Burke

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

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