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Holiday Shopping Pulse Study

What are bargain hunters going to be looking for this coming Black Friday and what's on everyone's holiday gift wish list? This latest Retrevo Pulse Study asked consumers about what they want for the holidays and what they're going to be looking for in the bargain bins. November 17, 2011

Social Media Update 1111-16

This Social Media update takes a look at :
* 5 Facebook changes and what you need to know
* Are you disclosing? What you need to know about FTC rules and social media
* Marketers forecast great investment in social media
* Sharing on the Web: How, when, where, why we do it
* 5 ways to control your Facebook privacy
* Social media policy: How to get started
* How Twitter is empowering businesses
.... and the emerging world of social networking November 16, 2011

Not Photoshop

Want a doll for Christmas? How about one of these -- some of the most incredible art work and craftsmanship I've ever seen!. I mean, I can't hardly believe this guy's work ... I think you'll be amazed too! November 15, 2011

Websites that suck

hard web design lesson to learn, this web design critique turns up two good reasons to study the masters . . . in web sites that suck November 14, 2011

The Unruly Alphabet

Did you ever do something kind of crazy ... just to do it? Yes, I've done it, and I'm sure you probably have too. When the folks from Mark Batty Publishing sent me this crazy book by Aaron McKinney, I knew at once -- he was having one of those moments ... really good moments! November 14, 2011

Google Plus ... maybe

So, there's a lot of buzz about Google+ (plus.google.com) and how it marks the end of Facebook. When I got the email from Lynn to join up on Google-plus, that was the beginning of this story. November 8, 2011

DTG News for November, 2011

Our November DTG newsletter opens the holiday season with lots of design goodies, including:
01 Design : What is white space?
02 Photoshop : Nature Photo Manipulation
03 Photoshop Tutorial : Replace a Head
04 Photoshop Madness Holidays
05 Typography : Fred's XYZ Blocks
06 Calligraphy & Penmanship Gift Guide
07 Top 10 Steve Jobs Books
08 Celtic Art & Design
09 Favorite APPs for Designers
10 60-Seconds: Hello, my name is Peggy
11 Law: Video Privacy Protection Act Passes
12 Plugins : Retrographer For Photoshop
13 Business: The QR Question
14 Society: Who Buys an iPhone 4S?
15 &Else : Passware Proves Mac OS Lion Insecure
16 &Else : Personalize iPhone Cases
17 Web Design Updates
18 Marketing Updates
19 Social Media Updates
20 Welcome to the holidays ... November 1, 2011

Celtic Art & Design

Celtic design and illustration can evoke an acient look and feel to any project -- or can also give a very modern look! These books offer a huge value in both usable art and inspiration for design ideas -- at very affordable prices. October 31, 2011

Top 10 Steve Jobs Books

Here is my selection of the best books for learning about and being inspired by the late Steve Jobs! I have read or thumbed all (except two, not yet published) of these, and can recommend them for your own, personal benefit -- or as a superb gift for anyone on your gift list this year! October 29, 2011

Favorite APPs for Designers

Now let's take a look at a great selection of apps for designers : * iPad 2 RGB Editing * Halftone Adds Face Detection * Movie Glossy Photo Effects * Slide Show Application with Realistic Physics * Video Frame Grabber & Slow Motion Player * Photos that speak ... and more! October 28, 2011