Hermann Zapf: Design at Hallmark Cards

Author Rick Cusick discusses the art of "Lettering" in new book published by RIT. Hallmark helps us appreciate the small moments in life -- with greeting cards and special messages garnished with designs and lettering that enhance the full reading experience -- and we can thank Hermann Zapf. September 27, 2012

Fall Publishing Update

Designers have to be publishers as well ... with the internet and social media, the publishing industry is faced with a complicated road ... here's the latest publishing update:
* Newspapers are running out of time to adapt to digital future
* Newspapers' Next Move In Expanding The Reach Of Digital Ads
* The digital game plan: Is anyone doing it right?
* 3 things you must know about print marketing
* For newspapers, a less than daily future
* Print is dead? Not so fast September 20, 2012

Publishing Update : Smart Publishers

An overflow this month presents essential info from the hardware side of publishing to improving your writing! This issue is two pages on the publishing scene June 26, 2012

QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign CS6

Markzware has added Q2ID for CS6 (InDesign plugin to convert QuarkXPress to InDesign CS6) to their extensive line of plugins for data conversion and preflight technology for Adobe® InDesign®, QuarkXPress® and Microsoft Publisher®. Markzware Q2ID v6 for Mac supports Adobe InDesign CS6 on the Macintosh platform June 19, 2012

Publishing Update : Print vs 'E'

eBooks making more and more news, inroads into society, but printed books still rule! Plus more news on the publishing scene:
* Americans reading more e-books on computers than e-readers, phones
* Don't build a paywall, create a velvet rope instead
* At last, they see: E-books 'democratize' publishing
* Six Easy Tweaks for a Sleek, New Design
* E-books: The giant disruption
and more ... May 24, 2012

Web Changes continued ...

As the web changes, so does the demands on the web designer. We continue continue to share essential information for all web designers...
* 10 More Content Ideas To Improve Organic Visibility
* The best way to optimize your mobile site for SEO
* Use visitor intelligence in SEO and marketing
* Signs of linking over-optimization
* 40+ SEO tools of the trade
.. and more May 22, 2012

Publishing Update : Inks and Effects

May continues with the world of design publishing -- here are some essential finds:
* Newspapers: It's not a revenue problem, it's a culture problem
* Limitless power of ultraviolet special effect inks
* The Collapse of Print Advertising in 1 Graph
* Publishers and editors not always on same page
* Industry, digital metamorphosis at midpoint
and more ... May 17, 2012

Web Changes - watch your back, spread the word

As the web changes, so does the demands on the web designer. We continue continue to share essential information for all web designers...
* Untangling Your Mobile Metrics With Better Redirects
* 10 Content Ideas To Improve Organic Visibility
* Get the most out of SEO extension and add-ons
* 6 tips for effective Web copywriting
* Internal linking, the other linking
.. and more May 15, 2012

Publishing Update : new world

The world of design publishing marches on, and here are some essential finds:
* Newspapers erect pay walls in hunt for new revenue
* Readers respond to newspapers digital ads
* Printers bridging the gap to cross-media
* Publishers take on the pressing issue
* A whole new world for book publishing
and more ... May 10, 2012

Web Design for May

As the web changes, so does the demands on the web designer. We continue continue to share essential information for all web designers...
* Google warns about 'artificial' or 'unnatural' links
* Untangling your mobile metrics with better redirects
* Black hat SEO tactic to avoid: Duplicate content
* Got interest in Pinterest? How to pin like a pro
* SEO & Personalization: An Evolving Relationship
* 9 ways to add LinkedIn to your company website
* How to optimize tablets vs. smartphones
.. and more May 8, 2012