I know there are professionals reading who will really appreciate PaintCode 3. This is a new version of a design and development tool for Mac OS -- a vector drawing app that turns drawings into code, acting as a bridge between developers and graphic designers. This is serious stuff. December 6, 2016
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How many times have I said it? Advertising sucks on the web? Some people are starting to agree. This edition of WebUpdate seems to reinforce that concept. This week we'll also see some warnings about your rankings and publishing good, content is good SEO. Let's dig in :
- Web Advertising Sucks... Affiliate Fees Are Going To Take Over!
- 5 Traffic-Growing On-Page Optimization Tips for Publishers
- 5 SEO Myths that Can Seriously Hurt Your Search Rankings
- The Importance of SEO Training for Editorial Teams
- MultiBrief: How to measure social media ROI
- 5 Rules for Publishing Accessible Content
- Why Content Marketing is the New SEO
Actually it's been quite a time since our last update, and we've got a bunch of pent-up articles to get out here before the end of the year! So there will be three updates pretty fast in a row. If you're a web designer, not just a template jockey, let us know!
- 5 Web Design Techniques to Make Your Website Search Engine Friendly
- Three simple resolutions on how to do better SEO in 2016
- 9 responsive design mistakes you don’t want to make
- 6 Advanced Google Analytics Tricks You Should Know
- 8 responsive web design trends that defined 2015
- How to Do Unintentional Link Building
- How to be a Problem Solving SEO
If your website is currently helping your company, you might not think that it needs to be updated. However, a website that has not met the sales or branding goals that your company has established should be updated. While it might not need an entire redesign, a website refresh could help to bring your business better results. August 19, 2016
When you talk about media, of course you could be talking about TV, radio, newspapers or other traditional forms of mass communications -- but today, more and more of these conversations are built around social media. There's never been a media channel more widely available nor seductive than social media -- and this is the media we're focusing on in these Media Updates. Enjoy and get ready for September! Here are our topics this week:
- Authorities To Crack Down On Paid Celebrity Social Media Posts
- 6 Infallible Reasons to Take Your Business to Social Media
- Are Facebook Likes Still Valuable in Social Media Marketing?
- 5 Research-Backed Tactics to Get More Twitter Followers
- Is Your Strategy Killing Your Multi-Media Efforts?
Isn't it funny that our profession is built so heavily on advertising yet I've become such a staunch advocate against it. There's a point at which advertising has become divisive and sinister. The advertising industry in their unquenchable thirst for revenue has given the store away and are making too much money to ever become honorable again.
Advertising is a form of communication between two entities. When one side of the conversation becomes deceptive and fallacious, then it's time to end the conversation and part company. The problem is, the industry has become so good at hiding their malicious intent, few web surfers are aware of the dangers. As graphic designers, we take pride in the visual storytelling and persuasion on behalf of our clients -- but graphic design has very, very little to do with advertising on the web. Join me in the fight against malicious advertising ... hooray for ad blockers! August 16, 2016
The summer is almost over, and most areas have already begun concentrating on back to school, and maybe even the holidays! But social media like LinkedIN, Facebook, Tumblr and others are hooked on the U.S. Elections with a cesspool of vile interactions. We'll be fortunate when all that is over, so that's why I am avoiding it. I figure you're seeing enough of that garbage, the Design Center doesn't have to add more . . . please have a great time this week:
- Yes, There Is a Place for Social Media Marketing in Your Medical Practice
- Fast food companies use social networking sites to target children
- Yes, Serious Academics Should Absolutely Use Social Media
- How to Monitor Social Media in 20 Minutes Per Day
- Social media's 'wild west'
Are you paranoid about your web site? Have you been hacked in the past? If your site goes down, how long will it be before you realize it? Don't know? How much traffic ... how many visitors could not find you? Maybe it's time to start monitoring your web site July 26, 2016
Web design is a great career field. Still, like with any other professions, web designers have to deal with a lot of issues and challenges, from mastering time-management skills of advanced level to resolving conflicts with difficult clients. Besides, web design is a highly competitive field and to be successful a web designers has to follow the latest industry trends. Here are just some of the most common challenges and issues web designers have to deal with: July 21, 2016
Feels like we're rushing down-hill into spring, and with that comes all kinds of new summer and seasonal design for marketing. This issue has some thoughtful items moreso than just eye-candy. Don't forget -- if you have an item for Creative Tidbits, just send it along -- we'll get right back to you! For now, enjoy . . .
- Textile artist Kustaa Saski delivers a world of psychedelic dreamscapes
- Which is better: mobile app development or responsive web design
- Graphic design seniors turn ideas into beautiful realities
- Special birthday shirts fly off rack
- The Science of Font Selection
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