Creative inspiration . . . May Creative Update #3

More great lettering in this Creative update, along with a designer with a cause, children's graphics and even Google now pays homage to Saul Bass!
* The Senior Graphic Design Exhibit hilghlights culmination of student artwork
* Graphic design artist gives beauty to pro-life cause; voice to the unborn
* Geekwire award hopefuls say : We create killer infographics
* Google's doodle tribute to graphic designer Saul Bass -- a video you do NOT want to miss:
* Kid's stuff with Nate Williams
... and more ! May 28, 2013

PUBLISHING UPDATE - here comes summer publishing opportunity

So publishing now emerges from the world of 'big data' and who can predict what's going to happen with publishing brands . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* As loophole allows end to some Saturday USPS deliveries, magazines explore alternate options
* International Survey of Industry Consultants Reveals Predictions For The Future Of Print
* Business printing, branding and your costs May 27, 2013

Marketing Update : Wake up after a cold winter

Marketers made it through the winter asleep -- but not it's time to start waking up and get a move on what's left of summer, and into the Fall buying season : here's the latest marketing update :
* Enhance your Instagram Web profile for improved exposure
* Personalized marketing drives buyer readiness and sales
* Editors and administrators can play nice together
* A few ways PR pros can capitalize on infographics
* The effectiveness of direct-mail marketing
* 4 social media trade show marketing tips
* 3 ways Google Glass could influence PR
* 5 top trends in mobile marketing 2013
... and more May 24, 2013

MORE Web Updates from the first quarter of 2013. . .

Now, we continue our updates from the first quarter of 2013. . . our next update will launch us into June for interesting regular updates on Web Trends, tips and tricks just for web designers and online marketers:
* Successfully launch a new website and refresh your brand
* Solving the Issue of Context in Responsive Web Design
* How To Get Links By Writing About Other People
* Protect your website from Google SEO penalties
* Why Does SEO Take So Long?
.... and the continuing online world May 23, 2013

Online Social Media Update for Mid May

This Social Media update in the middle of May looks at Google+ hangouts, audiences, promotions, and preventing nightmares --
* Hangouts and Communities: The Road to Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC]
* How to Diagnose the Health of Your Social Media Strategy
* Discover more about your audience with social media
* How to Create Highly Engaging & Sharable Graphics
* Boost your Facebook engagement with promotions
* Can you prevent social media PR nightmares?
* Effectively manage a LinkedIn group
* Getting a grip on your social media
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking May 22, 2013

Fonts & Illustration . . . May Creative Update #2

The creative quest takes us now into some major cool type, typography and lettering arenas from the Letter Cult to some rather special (FREE) revival fonts:
* The Art & Science of Kerning according to Igino Marini
* Julian Hansen "So You Need A Typeface"
* Printing demonstrations in Pictures
* John Hendrix loves to draw
* The Letter Cult
... and more ! May 21, 2013

Publishing, printing, desktop publishing and direct mail for May

Dig in and target the right market. Although ebooks now outsell print, there's still a huge and ready market . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* Survey: 87 percent of US magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app
* Printed customer communications — marketing opportunity or inconvenience?
* 75% of Advertisers Use Social Ads, Half Integrate With Print
* Global newspaper trends: Readership remains high
* To print or not to print? That is the question
* Mobile2Print: the future of print?
* Print Media's Digital Malpractice
* Copyright smarts
and more ... May 20, 2013

E-Book Systems launches Mac FlipViewer Xpress Creator 1.0

E-Book Systems has launched FlipViewer Xpress Creator 1.0, a wizard-based software solution for Mac. FlipViewer Xpress Creator enables publishers and corporations to create and publish realistic page-flipping digital publications easily. It conveys the FlipBook in a 3-D page flipping interface, where pages are displayed like those in a real book. The created FlipBook can then be hosted on any web server for online viewing or distributed through any media for offline viewing. May 17, 2013

Online Social Media Update for May

This Social Media update joins spring changes coming to the whole world of online media -- from burn-out to flubs, to promotions and marketing -- let's catch up
* 5 tips for avoiding social media burnout - Social Media Today
* 6 ways to avoid a personal PR crisis on social media
* 7 NEW things to do after you've written a blog post
* 5 Ways Social Media Can Promote Your Offline Event
* Boost engagement on your LinkedIn company page
* 5 tips to reduce risk of social media flubs
* 7 simple social media moves that work
.... and the continuing world of social media and networking May 15, 2013

FileMaker Design Studios Scheduled for Oakland

Here comes the event for Filemaker Developers : Design Studio June 4 - 6 in Oakland California. This three day training will be lead by veteran FileMaker Developer's Conference Speaker, Don Levan, President of Vanguard Custom Software and Founder of the Craft of FileMaker. Attendees will learn a formal process and set of practices for designing exceptional applications and interfaces. May 14, 2013