Archive for June, 2014

5 Fast ways to boost credibility with clients (and get more business)

@ 5:07 PM on June 30, 2014

Sure, we know we’re professionals, but since we don’t have to physically enter the professional realm on a day-to-day basis, sometimes we slip — a little lax on our organization, a lot freer with our dress code, and far less rigid on our day-to-day routine.

These little slips can mean a big difference:

A Password Isn’t Enough: Security Measures for the Post-Heartbleed Era

@ 4:11 PM on June 30, 2014

The Heartbleed bug that shook the tech world has thrust small businesses into a new era of uncertainty.

Facebook apologizes after secret psychological experiments caused outrage among users

@ 3:31 PM on June 30, 2014

During a brief period two years ago, Facebook altered the content that showed up on certain users’ news feed to control the portion of posts that contained words with positive or negatively charged emotions. By looking at a week’s worth of data, researchers at Facebook found that “emotions expressed by friends, via online social networks, influence our own moods, constituting, to our knowledge, the first experimental evidence for massive-scale emotional contagion via social networks, and providing support for previously contested claims that emotions spread via contagion through a network.”

How to Talk to a Lawyer (and When You Need One)

@ 3:05 PM on June 30, 2014

Regardless of what you think about lawyers, when you need one, they’re your best friend. A good lawyer works with you, helps you understand the situation, and guides you to the best possible result. To do that, they need a client they can work …

10 Free 3D Software You Can Download

@ 2:12 PM on June 30, 2014

CAD software is a must-have tool to have in most enterprises to reduce fatal flaws in design that may show up during production. If you’re in the industry that relies a lot on CAD tools, you probably already know that getting a good CAD software can be quite costly. And if you are a student who is just starting to dip your toes into CAD software, this will definitely be a problem.

Designing Transitional Interfaces

@ 1:03 PM on June 30, 2014

Designers love to sweat the details. Much time is spent pixel-fucking buttons, form styles, setting type, & getting those icons as sharp as a tack. A+, great job, don’t stop you guys.

…but there’s little consideration about how it all fits together outside of a static comp. You tap a button and the form just …appears? You swipe to delete an item and it just vanishes? That’s super weird and un-natural. Nearly nothing in the real world does anything as jarringly as just swapping states. It would feel like a glitch.

Adobe Readiness Toolkit, an Example of DPS + CRM Integration

@ 12:15 PM on June 30, 2014

The Readiness Toolkit also includes Customer Relationship Management (CRM) integration, recently launched with v31 of DPS. Team members can record data about articles shown from the app during a sales visit – including content viewed, interactivity used and other analytics information – and upload that data, along with custom notes about a sales prospect, directly to a sales opportunity record. Marketing and sales managers can then correlate content consumption with revenue impact. Marketers can then retool and refine content for maximum performance, while sales management can identify top performers and drive selling best practices across their organization.


@ 11:00 AM on June 30, 2014

As reported in BookStats, the Trade sector — covering general consumer fiction and non-fiction — generated $14.63 billion in net revenue and 2.32 billion in volume.

The Law of Drone Photography

@ 10:48 AM on June 30, 2014

rones discussions seem to abound nowadays across the Internet, especially regarding their uses in photography. Today, for around $1600 anyone can buy a drone like the Turbo Ace X830-D, attach a Go Pro Hero 3 Black edition camera, and have an aerial studio which can fly around for 25 minutes, taking either 12 megapixel stills or 4K video. Compare that cost to renting a helicopter, the only way a photographer could get that aerial shot of the newly renovated waterfront mansion recently put on the market for $8 million, or the video flyover of a sailboat teeming with beautiful models wearing Ralph Lauren’s newest clothing line.

This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

@ 10:14 AM on June 30, 2014

By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from the Washington Post explains.