Just when you needed it, here comes a cool new whiteboard animation app called Squig

Squigl is a revolutionary professional whiteboard animation software that requires no technical or creative experience, turning text into video in minutes. The video software market has exploded over the last 3 years. D-I-Y Applications address many stylistic needs, including animated cartoons, picture slideshows, and whiteboard videos.

These tools are driven by professional video editing suites. While this is the right approach for helping professional video editors and graphic designers work faster, there is tremendous need for every day users to create effective whiteboard animated videos with ease and at an affordable price November 2, 2017

Slidium: The easiest way to create markdown presentations

Slidium 1.0.2, an important update to the popular full-featured presentation tool for macOS. Slidium is the easiest way to create beautiful presentation slides from Markdown, including graphs and diagrams -- AND can be used by Markdown experts or beginners. August 23, 2017

Signs of the Times : New NAIL Magazine Celebrates Creatives in the Resistance

nail_magazineFolks, I don't generally run just any piece that appears in my in-box, and certainly I try to steer clear of political issues (particularly in these times) but Ted Leonhardt has been a contributor over the years, and is certainly qualified to grace the pages of DT&G. He's come up with some crazy stuff in the past, but this? Well, this might just top them all! A magazine for creatives in the resistance? I know I'll catch a lot of crap on this one, but go ahead . . . hit me with your best crap! August 10, 2017

Ad Blockers : Whitelisting ads, killing ads, advertising scorched earth, where will it end?

NO ADS | NO TRACKERS | NO MALWAREOnline social media update from DTG Magazine It's beginning to get crazy -- what the industry is doing to protect the golden egg. If they just used some tasteful advertising, it wouldn't be so bad. But they want to gouge you and prod you and corner you into clicking their buttons. One page I visited recently was so riddled with ads, the content couldn't load. It's ridiculous. At least some people are doing something about it

  • Whitelisting Ads Vs. Scorched Earth: What's The Best Approach?
  • As Apple and Google take aim at ads, publishers tremble
  • Killing the Advertising Parasite
June 20, 2017

Ad Blockers : Google changing their tune, who's blocking and who's not

NO ADS | NO TRACKERS | NO MALWAREOnline social media update from DTG Magazine We haven't had an ad-blocker update since December, and I thought it had pretty much blown over. But now we're finding the industry is pushing back, and even Google is getting in on the act.

  • Watch, pay or go away: Google to enable publishers to charge users with ad blockers
  • Study: Many adopt ad blockers to avoid ads, not bad user experiences
  • Google will block some website ads on Chrome browser
June 15, 2017

Marketing Update May: Print, Visual, Email, Digital Ads, avoiding Facebook and more

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As we move toward the buy seasions of back to school and the holidays, marketing strategy should change. Many now are saying let's get away from Facebook -- with the news that Facebook delivers only a fraction of the views you think they're getting, your money might be better spent elsewhere. But read the news, test the rules and keep on keeping up :

  • Display Advertising Statistics for Different Types of Digital Ads
  • Why Visual Communication Will Dominate Marketing tomorrow
  • 7 Tips to Running a Successful Email Marketing Campaign
  • Here’s Another Way Digital Could Complement Print
  • Why Publishers are Shifting Away From Facebook
  • 5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Website
May 16, 2017

Marketing Update : Hashtags, Video Content, mobile, performance measurement and more

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Marketing update for graphic designers An understanding of PR and marketing go hand-in-hand with graphic design, especially once you get into branding and product markings. In the connected world, with social media and consumer input on such a wide-spread scope, all the rules have to be considered with a grain of salt and a lot of testing! What's hot these days :

  • 4 things every event professional should know about social media measurement
  • Why publishers are rethinking their pursuit of huge numbers
  • How to Use Hashtags to Improve Your Social Media Marketing
  • How Visual Advertising Will Change Marketing In 2017
  • 4 Ways to Totally Nail Your Video Content Marketing
  • How Publishers Can Increase Their Mobile Advantage
May 2, 2017

Ad Blockers : Google search result ads, Netflix, Native Ads, FCC privacy rules and more

We're following the advertising industry with great interest. Of course you've followed our advertising and marketing updates for years, and we carefully tried to warn the online ad world of the evils of spam for nearly three decades. Alas, the unquenchable quest for money has corrupted the entire online advertising world to the point of criminal activities and now there is a growing backlash from the public. It's a huge travesty that this second generation of internet users actually does not know what a spam-free internet is like. We're following the anti-spam world of ad-blocking for you :

  • Ad Blocking Declined In Germany; Advertisers Are Concerned With Snapchat Video Averages
  • Here's one sign that ad blocking's meteoric growth could start to slow down
  • Goodbye social media, analytics and ad trackers with Firefox Focus for iOS
  • Why building relevant ads in a cookie-free world comes down to context
  • Adblock Plus wins its 6th court case, brought by Der Spiege
  • Netflix promotes ‘Black Mirror’ by targeting ad blockers
  • Adblock Plus Calls Meetup To Form An Independent Board
  • A Glimmer of Hope in the Ad Blocking Battle
  • Ad-Blockers: Let’s Call Them What They Are!
  • The Natives Are Restless
December 20, 2016

Ad Blockers : Google search result ads, Netflix, Native Ads, FCC privacy rules and more

Now that we've been on the path of ad blockers for a year, the topics of click bait and fake news seems to have overtaken the media. Ad blockers will always help you on click bait sites because they're always full of predator and stalker links in the ads served. As we approach the end of 2016, the ad blocking field is getting hotter and hotter! This edition covers just a few of the hottest of the hot December 12, 2016

Publishing Update 1610 : Publishing content, digital, print, and DTP

In this edition of our publishing update we look at some deep journalism vehicles as well as sponsoring content and academic publishing. Don't forget that digital publishing is only a part of the picture -- the print publishing industry is robust and doing well!

  • How millennials interact with long-form journalism on mobile devices
  • Editorial and Sales Can Collaborate to Maximize Revenue
  • Is Your Publishing Toolkit As Strong As It Can Be?
  • Programmatic Publishing: Repurposing Ad Tech
  • Sponsored Content And Editorial Integrity
  • Academic Publishing Is All About Status
  • Rekindling the Passion for Print
  • Counteracting Content Shock
October 3, 2016