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FileMaker Update Manager

As I've said before, a good database can be the designer's best friend. The FileMaker Update Manager tool was developed to complement BaseElements. RefreshFM is a set of FileMaker files and includes the free and open source BaseElements plugin. If you use FileMaker, check this out. August 23, 2011

Marketing Update 1108-22

This marketing update revisits some interesting Google developments and deals with a bit of the downside of marketing, with some interesting statistics, plus lots of tips and tricks
* The Analog Process of Selling Digital Ads
* Google Analytics: people are spending less time on websites
* Study: Postal mail most effective in marketing to customers
* Why an email sucks and how to make it rock!
* Dealing with Negative Nancy's comments in social media
* Businesses unaware of the power of online marketing
... and more August 22, 2011

Turns iOS Devices Into Wireless Screens

iScreen 2.0, an update to their monitor productivity tool for Mac OS X. iScreen turns any iOS device into an additional monitor that can be used wirelessly with any Mac setup. iScreen's great performance are the combination of both TCP & UDP networking protocols and a dynamic video compression algorithm that adjusts its content based compression. Version 2.0 adds support for Apple's latest operating system Lion as well as support for the previous generation PowerPC Macs. August 22, 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

Alert: Before you buy a vehicle online

You can buy almost anything over the Internet -- including clothes, a pizza, music, a hotel room, even a car. And while most transactions are conducted lawfully and securely, there are instances when criminals insert themselves into the marketplace, hoping to trick potential victims into falling for one of their scams. August 16, 2011

Marketing Update 1108-15

This marketing update digs into establishing a strategy, integrating social media and more interesting statistics, tips and tricks for marketing -- offline and on:
* Why email marketers should integrate social
* Discover your marketing mindset
* Advertisers Say Spending Is Going One Way: Up
* Media Relations: 10 Tips and Tools to Help You Spread the Word
* Social media icons improve interaction
* Make your email newsletter a must-read for your customers
... and more August 15, 2011

Marketing Update 1108-08

This marketing update looks at the ever changing landscape of marketing, with some interesting statistics, tips and tricks -- offline and on: * Direct mail important to keep in the mix * 7 resistance crushing questions every business must answer * Facebook to take top spot in U.S. display ad market * 5 best practices for applying game mechanics to your website * 5 common mistakes to avoid on print fliers ... and more August 8, 2011

William Morris: Art Nouveau Style

William Morris is probably the most recognized individual in the entire Art Nouveau movement -- but what most people don't know is that he also contributed his style and art vision to type and typography as well. August 5, 2011

Web Design Foundations

When we talk about Design School, today there are many, many choices in education, learning and training. But the field of web design is relatively new. It took the education industry a good ten years to embrace web design as a formal subject. On the very leading edge of web design training was a friend and author who saw the writing on the wall. We're pleased to bring you this 1996 article by Joe Gillespie -- which proves the more things change, the more they stay the same! July 29, 2011

Creative Tidbits: Back to (Design) School

This issue of Creative Tidbits takes us "Back to (DESIGN) School" with some education, some good references, and some eye-candy ...
[ ] Wong Lik Hai's Portfolio
[ ] Eye Candy: Edvard Scott, An Illustrator Inspired
[ ] Turkey 2010 Basketball World Championship
[ ] iPad as Art Medium
[ ] Overlooked design ... display
[ ] Google encourages sites to think beyond PageRank
[ ] and more! July 29, 2011