5 more ways how not to get cheated by your design clients

Posted @ 4:26 AM on April 21, 2019 by

So instead of fighting a losing battle, let’s focus on the kind of situations that can be prevented – situations that happen when good people go bad all of a sudden. Let’s try to figure out what habits we can build when working with clients so we don’t get burned on the job. Tags: design
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25 Signs That You’re a Graphic Designer

Posted @ 5:31 PM on April 19, 2019 by

You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.
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Singular They Drives Me Up a Wall (Grammar Gripe)

Posted @ 12:41 AM on April 19, 2019 by

Singular they is the use of they (or its inflected forms, such as them or their) to refer to an entity that is not plural, or not necessarily plural. Though singular they is widespread in everyday English and has a long history of usage, debate continues about its acceptability. It occurs in two main situations: Indeterminate gender – when they refers to an individual person of unknown or unspecified sex, as in, for example, "One student failed their exam". This usage is known as epicene they. Indeterminate number – when they has no definite antecedent, or can be interpreted as referring to either a singular or plural entity. This usage is also known as generic they. For example, in "Anyone who thinks they have been affected should contact their doctor", they and their are within the scope of the universal, distributive quantifier anyone,[1] and can be interpreted as referring to an unspecified individual or to people in general (notwithstanding the fact that "anyone" is strictly grammatically singular). In some cases, they is used even when both the number and gender of the subject are known, but the identity of the person is generic, e.g. "If some guy beat me up, I'd leave them." Though semantically singular or ambiguous, singular they remains morphologically and syntactically plural (e.g. it still takes plural forms of verbs).
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2017 was a BIG year for new & returning hair bands & metal. Listen to the Hard, Heavy & Hair 2017 New Hard Rock & Metal Retrospective to see what you missed! http://2.clp.im/hhh133

Posted @ 10:39 PM on April 18, 2019 by

Playlist:

Warrant – Louder Harder Faster
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me
Europe – The Final Countdown (Partial)
Europe – Walk the Earth (Partial)
Mr. Big – Defying Gravity (Partial)
L.A. Guns – The Missing Peace
Jack Russell’s Great White – My Addiction (Partial)
Great White – Give It Up
Quiet Riot – Freak Flag (Partial)
Steelheart – YOU GOT ME TWISTED
House Of Lords – Reign Of Fire
Accept – Analog Man (Partial)
Night Ranger – Jamie (Partial)
Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
Josh Todd & The Conflict – Rain (Partial)
Sons of Apollo – Coming Home
The Darkness – All the Pretty Girls (Partial)
The Darkness – Solid Gold (Partial)
Steel Panther – Poontang Boomerang (Partial)
Powerman 5000 – David Fucking Bowie (Partial)
Hollywood Undead – We Own the Night
Papa Roach – Born for Greatness
Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
Marilyn Manson – KILL4ME (Partial)
Eclipse – Killing Me
Hinder – Remember Me (Partial)
CRASHDÏET – I Don’t Care (featuring Mick Mars)
Adrenaline Mob – Blind Leading the Blind
Black Star Riders – Cold War Love (Partial)
Riverdogs – Golden Glow (Partial)
Black Stone Cherry – Hoochie Coochie Man (Partial)
Nickelback – Must Be Nice
Thundermother – We Fight For Rock N Roll (Partial)
Diamante – Coming in Hot (Partial)
Diamante – Sleepwalking (Partial)
Dorothy – Down To The Bottom
Sweet & Lynch – Better Man (Partial)
KXM – Scatterbrain (Partial)
Lynch Mob – Miles Away (Partial)
Stephen Pearcy – Ten Miles Wide
Mark Slaughter – Conspiracy
Richie Kotzen – Divine Power (Partial)
Tom Keifer – Nobody’s Fool (Piano Version, featuring Lzzy Hale)
Mötley Crüe – Girls, Girls, Girls (30th Anniversary Remaster)
Motorhead – Heroes (Partial)
Krokus – Rockin’ in the Free World (Partial)
Halestorm – Still of the Night (Partial)
Exit Eden – Unfaithful
In This Moment – Roots

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Mind Your En And Em Dashes: Typographic Etiquette

Posted @ 4:02 PM on April 18, 2019 by

An understanding of typographic etiquette separates the master designers from the novices. A well-trained designer can tell within moments of viewing a design whether its creator knows how to work with typography. Typographic details aren’t just inside jokes among designers. They have been built up from thousands of years of written language, and applying them holds in place long-established principles that enable typography to communicate with efficiency and beauty. Handling these typographic details on the Web brings new challenges and restrictions that need to be considered. Below are a few rules of thumb that will have you using typography more lucidly than ever before. Tags: typographie typography webdesign design HTML dash em en
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The Fastest Way to Become a Writer with Authority, Charge High Fees, and Easily Attract DREAM Clients

Posted @ 6:06 AM on April 18, 2019 by

If you’re pursuing a paid writing career, the last thing you’d want is to be writing all the time without building a decent income. Yet I’ve seen it happen when writers fall headlong into the trap of taking every project that comes their way and doing it for low fees — much like a factory churns out product at the lowest-cost possible.Tags: Writing AmWriting
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Interesting Discussion at Quora – What does a book publisher do for an author? Which of these services carry-over to the Ebook era? #prdctn

Posted @ 10:35 PM on April 17, 2019 by

What does a book publisher do for an author? Which of these services carry-over to the Ebook era?
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When nice books are illegal | Phinney on Fonts

Posted @ 3:58 PM on April 17, 2019 by

So I was wondering, “why do publishers use the particular combo of settings they do, that is bugging me?” It turns out the answer is “because that’s the only reasonable option Adobe makes easily available to them.” Although the PDF format allows for very granular permissions settings, the Acrobat Pro and InDesign UIs do not. They give the choice of “no protection” or one of four option combinations, which determine the settings of the 10 different permissions.
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Four Reasons to Self-Publish Your Children’s Book

Posted @ 8:02 AM on April 17, 2019 by

Here are some surprising things I've learned that may give you the push to walk through the indie publishing door:Tags: Writing AmWriting selfpub fxl epub
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The Client’s Guide to Publishing Infographics

Posted @ 10:58 PM on April 16, 2019 by

When it comes to infographics, the discussion usually revolves around design and promotion. And there are some great articles and case studies written about conceptualizing and marketing a successful infographic as well as pitching them and conducting link outreach. But rarely do you read anything about the other “behind the scenes” elements that go into pulling off a successful infographic campaign. These are critical tasks and decisions that fall largely on the client to execute, not the vendor, which can come as a surprise for first time infographic clients.
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How to Use Liquid Layout in InDesign by Pariah Burke

Posted @ 2:12 PM on April 16, 2019 by

So what can liquid layout do for you? Short answer: It can save you hours or even days of reworking the same content into different layouts, page sizes, and orientations. It can do everything Layout Adjustment can, but with a lot less manual cleanup… and only a little more prep work.
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The creative pro’s guide to the Pantone Plus Series

Posted @ 2:12 PM on April 16, 2019 by

The original Pantone Matching System (PMS) dates back to the late 1960s. Chemist and inventor Lawrence Herbert designed a system that matched a catalogue of stock shades – supplied on the famous fan cards that are still used today – with standardised ink recipes. The aim was to make colours perfectly reproducible. Designers could specify a colour from the catalogue, printers would mix up the correct combination of 14 Pantone inks from their corresponding recipe list, and the printed result would be identical the world over.
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Tiny Steps to Overcome the Fear of Judgment

Posted @ 5:29 AM on April 16, 2019 by

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” ~Ambrose Redmoon A couple weeks back, I had my first singing lesson in over 15 years. I’ve been hoping to get back into musical theater, so this seemed like a perfect compliment to the acting classes I planned to start soon (which I began this past weekend). Unlike in in my childhood voice lessons, the instructor did not play piano, opting instead to use instrumental music from an iPad. This meant he looked right at me while I sang On My Own from Les Miserables—a vastly different experience than singing in the shower, or at a karaoke bar after a couple of drinks—and he even took notes, since his hands were free. I felt like my vocal cords were gripped in a vice. The experience of singing, while sitting alone, with someone I just met staring at me, made me feel far more vulnerable than I ever feel when I press publish here. It felt even more intimidating because I knew he was an accomplished singer. He was better than me.
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Ask these 5 questions to weed out bad clients early

Posted @ 10:33 PM on April 15, 2019 by

Heartache. Wasted time. Inefficiency.Can you do better? Can you waste less time on prospects that aren’t a good fit for your business?YES. Ask these 5 questions to become more efficient and weed out the prospects that aren’t going to do good business with you anyway.
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Attorneys Respond Candidly: What is it like to defend someone you believe is guilty.

Posted @ 3:25 PM on April 15, 2019 by

Attorneys Respond Candidly: What is it like to be the defense attorney of someone you strongly believe to have committed the crime? http://ow.ly/lfJ9RWhat is it like to be the defense attorney of someone you strongly believe to have committed the crime?Answer (1 of 29): What is it like to be the defense attorney of someone you strongly believe to have commited the crime? A whole hell of a lot better than being the defense attorney of someone you strongly believe did not commit the crime. Representing the guilty is pretty straightforward. The...
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ePublishing with InDesign – The definitive how-to and why-to of Adobe DPS, EPUB, Aquafadas DPS, More…

Posted @ 7:52 AM on April 15, 2019 by

ePublishing with InDesign CS6 - The definitive how-to and why-to of Adobe DPS, EPUB, Aquafadas DPS, and More http://abbrv.it/DigiPubIDPariah Burke | ePublishing with InDesignCreative professional print, web, and e-publishing software and workflow training, consulting, and education with Pariah S. Burke
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13 Facts About Mr. Rogers That Will Make You Smile

Posted @ 7:52 AM on April 15, 2019 by

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