If you are a designer or visual communicator in business, then you need to keep up. In this issue we hope to help with a brilliant infographic which illustrates Shutterstock’s 2014 Global Design Trends, our friend David Blatner's quick and easy way to test font choices quickly in InDesign CC, and some musings on the proper punctuation marks from Kathryn Schulz
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Infographic: Shutterstock’s 2014 Global Design Trends
Flat and minimalism dominated the design trends last year. From logos and websites to architecture and UI, the flat style is everywhere. Will the design trend this 2014 be on the same track?
Shutterstock, the popular online resource of commercial digital imagery, has released their annual global design trends infographic. Based on the data from over 350 million all-time image downloads, the infographic revealed the recent and emerging visual design trends across the globe.
Here is the actual : Shutterstock’s 2014 Global Design Trends infographic
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Test Font Choices Quickly in InDesign CC
If you hover your cursor over a font in the list, that font becomes highlighted, right? But here’s the cool part: If you press either Command or Option (that’s Ctrl or Alt in Windows-speak) InDesign actually applies that font to any text you have selected on your page!
You don’t have to click the font, just press the shortcut
This comes to us from our good friend: David Blatner -- indesignsecrets.com
Schulz: The 5 Best Punctuation Marks in Literature
The muse gets all the press, but here’s a fact: Good writing involves obsessing over punctuation marks.
It's 1 a.m., you’ve got a 5,000-word piece due the next day, and for the last twenty minutes you’ve been deliberating about the use of a semicolon versus a period in a single sentence. (But should it be two sentences? Twenty-five minutes, thirty minutes … )
Full story : Kathryn Schulz wrote this for Vulture.com/
Punctuation overkill as Google sees Punctuation Marks
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