DTG Newsletter for December 2007
- December Holiday (Design) Season
- Gift idea: Creating a Photo-Painting
- Dreams do come true
- Insights into the Designing Life
- Designers Share "BEST" products & the Holidays
- DECEMBER WINNERS:
- Book Review: Non-Designer's Design & Type Books ~ Deluxe Edition
- You Are the News: Citizen Journalism
- The 10 Commandments of Guerrilla Marketing Design
- Web Design Tutorial: How to build tabbed navigation in CSS
- Ultimate Patterns made easy...
- PhotoBooks make the ultimate gifts...
- The Holiday Designer's Bookshelf...
- &ELSE... freebies and cool stuff
- Hot Forum Topics: Web Design Critiques
- Photoshop 911 forum discussions
- Site of the month: My "Wallet Test" site...
- iRemember Photo Books
- Mouse with your foot
- Now, the bad news: Under Attack
- It was twenty years ago ...
Before getting into this month's content, I wanted to send a special welcome to all those who have subscribed or become active in the Design Center.
We have uncovered at least ONE scam ploy to obtain resumes, samples, portfolios and photos conducted by entities claiming to be "The Design Center" at "graphic-design.com". If you are approached by anyone claiming to be from graphic-design.com, offering you ANYTHING, please report it to us., and DO NOT RESPOND TO THE INQUIRY. There are no job offers or openings being advertised. You will not be contacted by Design Center scouts. This seems to be a new ploy to extract information for reasons unknown -- or a new method used by stalkers. BEWARE.
Of course you don't have to be a winner to own a Fonts Festival collectable Tee or Mug. Remember you can purchase these and help support the Design Center all at the same time! Fonts Fest Tees here... DTGees: Type & Design Tees herea masterpiece painting from a photograph... photographer and digital artist Michael Campbell
Linda says: "Today, Designers have to deal with many jobs" ...
Mike says: "The tough challenge is when clients don't communicate", and
Isaiah seems to have the perfect graphic design job using his skills to help children learn!
Read them all in this edition of Designers share insights into their jobs... January BEST edition. Adobe Photoshop CS3 One-on-One, or any of our other cool prizes!
Round of applause to this month's winners:
Bill, a design professional from Lititz, PA
Judy, a design professional from Fayetteville, AK
Janette, a trainer in education from Arvada, CO
Robert, a graphic Illustrator from Aurora, IL
L.M., a design professional from Anacortes, WA
Isaiah, a design professional from Chicago, IL, USA
D.I., a design professional from Washington, DC
Linda, a trainer in education from Monroe, NC
Don't forget to register Non-Designer's Design & Type Books a concept whose time has come
Then, Paul Sullivan, editor in chief of Orato.com, takes a moment to tell us a little bit about this multi-faceted Web site and the future of citizen journalism. The 10 Commandments of Guerrilla Marketing Design Creating tabbed navigation in CSS Ultimate Patterns made easy... Make yourself a PhotoBook Designer's Bookshelf News, Reviews &Else! web design! Dig in if you're a Photoshop user! www.wallettest.com www.macscrapbook.com www.bilila.com PDF)
The message didn't really hit home until the Knujon report came for the month of November. I'm going to write more in an upcoming 60-Seconds post, but for now I thought I'd mention getting nearly 24,000 spams during November. Astonishing, I know. But more astonishing is the fact that 7 out of every 10 was a felony, or an attempted felony of one type or another. Of those spams, only 1,160 domains were advertised -- averaging 20 spams from each of the domains. 1,600 spams from one domain alone! Most disturbing however is nearly half of them were from cyber crooks in communist countries.
It's no longer a joking matter. We are seriously under attack. Everyone should get a SpamCop or Knujon (or BOTH) account and start REPORTING, not just filtering spam and cybercrime. www.spamcop.net, and www.knujon.comIn the Publishers Warehouse
The other day, I dug out the old G3 with disk drives and tried to read some of the original diskettes from 1987, 1988 and 1989. Sadly, they're unreadable today. I've now backed up all the archives I could retrieve to CDs. Next, I guess I'll back them up to DVDs.
So, 2008 will mark not just a new year... but the 20th year we've shared design, typography and graphics together. I want to thank all of you for being loyal readers and followers. I particularly want to send out a big round of thanks to those of you who have been on board since the beginning. I know who you are... at least some of you!
And as we round out the last days of 2007, I urge you to find some way to help those in need in your local community. I know it's very stylish to support and promote global issues around the world -- but I'll bet there are needs right there in your community that need as much -- or more -- attention than some of those illusive issues from far-away places.
Do something good for someone today. And tomorrow... and again each day after that.
Happy holidays and happy new year!
Once again you've wasted a perfectly good hour reading the DTG newsletter. Hopefully all is not wasted and you've gained at least one helpful tidbit of info
Thanks for reading...
Editor / Publisher, DT&G Magazine
A Thought for December...
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead,
either write things worth reading or
do things worth writing."
PS: if you've made it this far, excellent! The folks at the Publishers Warehouse have set up the Loading Dock season's GIFT package, and changed the address to "holidays" ... so, just add the word holidays after the last slash in www.graphic-design.com/
WHO IS Fred Showker?
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