Over the last decade, blogging has been steadily increasing in popularity. In fact, Nielsen/McKinsey has gone from tracking 36 million blogs, just five years ago, to tracking over 181 million blogs by the end of 2011. Many of these bloggers may be looking for a way to compile or get more out of the posts they have written, which makes turning them into a book or eBook an ideal option. January 21, 2013
Yes, it's an all new year -- and we know that designers have to be publishers as well! But with social media eating away everyone's time you'd think there's now place for print media. Don't fool yourself . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* Building the wall: Will digital subscriptions save the newspaper industry?
* Newspapers report ad revenue loss for 25th quarter in a row
* Newspapers join to create digital circulars on steroids
* How will the January USPS postage hike impact you?
* Doing print forensics brings new business
* Social media marketing in print
* Quit selling printing
and more ... January 10, 2013
This is great news for everyone who knows about Graphic Converter -- one of the longest-running, best-loved painting and image editing software packages in the world -- long before Photoshop. I cannot even begin to suggest how many times I've used this versitile software ... slide shows, converting formats to formats, opening impossible-to-open image files, reoutching, rescaling, and all manner of what to do with images . . . well, there's an all new version . . . December 26, 2012
Creative inspiration is not always easy -- but it can come in the most unexpected forms and places. Follow along with this edition of Creative Tidbits:
* Hurricane Sandy relief floods in from college student’s T-Shirt graphic
* Goodwill & Art Center College of Design Upcycling Collaboration
* UK’s first student type foundry is ‘font’ of knowledge
* Graphic designer to talk 'social change'
* Pedro Paulino's Portfolio
... and more ! November 30, 2012
A lot of attention is being poured into the IOS scene these days -- and the photo apps just keep getting better and better. Many of these apps -- like this one -- rival the most sophisticated software and equipment. Photoca is a real pleasure to work with -- and can put some real tricks up your sleeve November 29, 2012
iPhone and iPad users who want to design an amazing, full color wall calendar, either for their personal use, to give to someone special or as the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family, can now download the innovative new app PhotoCal - Your Printed Photo Calendar November 27, 2012
Jumsoft creates some of the best graphic icons and spot illustrations in the industry - their designs for Mac OS X iWork are seriously unrivaled! Here are 385 new pieces, which can be used to illustrate slideshows, invitations, posters, newsletters, e-books, or just about any kind of content that lacks a creative touch. November 23, 2012
From time to time we get releases or review copies of software they developer calls "logo" software of some kind. There are lots of software programs that help you style or produce logos, but there are NONE that can design logos for you. So no matter how compelling, never believe that software can "design" for you . . . Logoist has a lot of styling and effects power -- so you'll want to take a look! November 21, 2012