HTML 5 Tutorial iOS-Friendly Web Design

With the mobile market exploding, web designers and developers need to be aware of how their web sites translate on the mobile devices. Some work, some don't. Do'ya feel lucky? Maybe you need a little HTML5 training? July 18, 2012

Creative Tidbits: Concepts

Following all the fun of the fonts fest, and before the creative tidbits column moves into the holiday season, here are some really great references we held over . . .
* Realistic paintings * Rare photographic situations * Lettering Max Goldt's L'Eglise des Crocodiles * Innovation Lives on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas * Designing Photographer's Identity ... and an extra special piece called "Happy Birthday Steve" November 23, 2011

Favorite APPs for Designers

Following our previous selections of apps for designers, now we'll take a look at these new ones on the dock... * Amazing photo-to-sketch software * Cutting up photos made easy * Doodle over photos, create amazing art * Video Editor for FREE * Oil Painting Effect * PicWall gives you a virtual wall * Video-Joiner app ... and more! August 18, 2011

Folders on the side

SideFolders hides itself on the left or right side of the screen and pops up when the user moves their mouse to the edge of the screen, giving them instant access to all their files and folders. Besides showing all devices and favorite places, the user can add files and folders so they can be accessed instantly as well as access to files they recently worked with or downloaded. July 19, 2011

Video Conversion made Easy

VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. July 15, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Design Students, Apple, Logos

This issue of Creative Tidbits brings some great references ... but the real gem is the Steve Jobs video. This is true creativity at work. But I know you'll enjoy these as well:
[ ] Good Life: Posters bring arts festival to life
[ ] Students design patch for final shuttle crew
[ ] Must see: Steve Jobs pitches city council
[ ] iD Tech Camps Debuts Graphic Design Course
[ ] Pac-12 Championship Game Logo Contenders
[ ] Form + Function
[ ] Electric Art July 13, 2011

3D modeling program for the Mac

I've always said there needs to be a lower cost Mac alternative to the blood-sucking modeling programs on Windows. In several previous columns we've talked about this very cool 3D modeling program for the Mac. Now, Cheetah3D 5.7, professional level 3D modeling solution for Mac OS X has been updated. July 12, 2011

Real World Color Matching

The toughest challenge many graphic designers encounter is matching digital color to real world color. It's fine until it leaves the computer or digital output -- but if you have to plan, design, construct, or manufacture anything that will be painted, you're in trouble. This app may be a life saver! June 28, 2011

Give your text some Soap

Text editing is, or should be, an integral part of any designer's skill, particularly when it comes to jobs with lots of text. Setting up your text to import into a DTP program makes things go so much smoother. The problem is, you never know what you're going to get ... but try a little soap! May 27, 2011

Reliable Syncing for Mac

Everyone needs a syncing tool for their computer and other devices. And you shouldn't be forced to use the cloud! DropSync a fast, reliable syncing tool for the Mac now promises to make it easy to keep folders in sync between computers, hard drives and remote servers May 27, 2011