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Easy to Use E-commerce Platform

Posted: September 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Resources, Software | No Comments »

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The App Frenzy: Just a Short-Lived Fad?

Posted: July 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Software | No Comments »

The spread of smartphone apps has fundamentally changed how people access and consume content. But native apps will be challenged by HTML5—a platform that addresses several significant drawbacks in the native app customer experience.

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Your Handy Interactive Color Wheel

Posted: May 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Design, Printing, Resources, Software | No Comments »

Whether you’re designing a logo or painting a house, choosing colors can be frustrating. Where do you start? Which colors work together, and why? How can you creatively explore different moods or directions?

Use the free Color Calculator to explore creative color options for your design project. Simply pick your base color(s), choose a color harmony, tweak/explore as needed, and see results.

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Informative Info Graphic — WordPress.org -vs- WordPress.com

Posted: June 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Software | No Comments »

Self Hosted WordPress.org vs. Free WordPress.com [Infograph]
Infographic by WPBeginner


Mac Flashback Trojan

Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Quick Blurbs, Software | No Comments »

Mac seems to have a new Trojan virus out. I recommend you all take a look at this article and check your files.

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I also recommend downloading LittleSnitch. This software is great for protecting your privacy and private data from being sent out. I use this on my Mac and you would not believe how many websites and software you have connects to your computer every hour.

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Creative Review IQ: Are You Part of the Mensa Set?

Posted: February 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Software | No Comments »

ConceptShare is a web-based application that allows creative teams to share, communicate and collaborate on their creative work. They are being used by thousands of users around the world. Agency is one of their four core markets that they build their product roadmap around. They have everyone from freelancers to boutique firms to global agencies that use ConceptShare.

Over the past 18 months they have worked with hundreds of agencies and seen a significant transformation in how agencies are managing their creative review processes. Specifically how they share assets and how they capture stakeholder feedback.

What ConceptShare observed at these agencies is that these new creative processes, sometimes supported by tools like ConceptShare, produced real bottom line benefits; including:

  • Fewer mistakes and revisions
  • Reduced risk to project timelines
  • Reduced risk to missed expectations
  • Productivity gains through communication and collaboration
  • Increased margins and creative capacity

ConceptShare observed that these agencies were changing their creative review processes around 5 key process areas. They coined the term Creative Review IQ and recently published a white paper on this topic.

As agencies of all sizes increasingly focus on how they operate the creative review process is certainly an area that deserves attention.  Making it easy to share project work and capture feedback is something that is critical to making sure that projects get shipped on time and on spec.

You can download the Creative Review IQ white paper here. Check it out and find out how you stack up.


Apple’s iBooks Author App Creates Controversy

Posted: January 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Software | No Comments »

iBooks Author Requires Selling Original Books Through iBookstore, Says Apple’s Controversial Contract…

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Illustrator Short Keys

Posted: January 13th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Software | No Comments »

Complete List of Illustrator Shortcuts

Brought to you by Wells & Drew, makers of fine engraved stationery.


InDesign Short Keys

Posted: October 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Software | No Comments »

Complete List of InDesign Shortcuts

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The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques!

Posted: October 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Software | No Comments »

SitePoint’s first full-color book, The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web Design Tips, Tricks & Techniques is brimming with tried and tested real-world Photoshop solutions that will add impact to your next web design project.

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