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Web Design: New Tlds, domain Landrush, Conversion Rates, WhatsApp, Teen Usage Stats, Google Encrypt, Bloggers Block and more

Spring comes, and we all get lazy! But this is no time to let up on your learning or web design . . . follow along this issue of Web Update :
[*] New Internet Domain Extensions: Don't Get Blinded by the Sunrise or Run Over by the Landrush
[*] Study: Search Campaigns Earn Double Conversion & Revenue Rates When Integrated With Social
[*] WhatsApp by the Numbers: Where It's Popular; Teen Usage Stats
[*] Take these steps toward an effective landing page
[*] Google May Push Sites to Use Encryption
[*] 26 Tips for Overcoming Bloggers Block
[*] The Year of the Social SMB
.... and the continuing online world May 14, 2014

Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion

Yanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE and Motion that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Yanobox Nodes takes its inspiration from data visualizations and networks. Diagrams of nodes and complex networks visualizations are becoming very popular in motion graphics because of their underlying beauty. May 13, 2014

Ask Ted: Is my price to high?

Design management consultant Ted Leonhardt, formerly global head of Anthem, has penned a series of columns dealing with business issues facing emerging designers. In this edition, Ted's client asks if he's charged too much in a proposal -- Ted asks the right questions to lead his client to a happy solution
      Ted now relates the conversations . . . May 12, 2014

Web Design: link removal requests, Focused Content, LinkedIn bots, Fetch as Google Tool, getting clicked and more

This edition of DTG's Web Design Update rolls on into May with more selected content to keep the web designers up to date on developments in the online, connected worlds. Follow along :
[*] Webmasters getting creative with their link removal requests and it works
[*] Tips for Delivering Focused Web Content to a Wide Audience
[*] LinkedIn names company that used bots to steal profiles
[*] Index Your Content Faster With the Fetch as Google Tool
[*] 5 Web Technologies Web Designers Can't Afford To Ignore
[*] 4 ways to write headlines that actually get clicked
.... and the continuing online world May 8, 2014

Decorate Your Life With Sweet Pix Quick

The world of Phone or tablet photography and printing your photos comes together ... SweetPixQuick makes use of reusable adhesive mounting pads, which lets users place the prints directly onto their walls without causing any damage to paint or wallpaper. May 8, 2014

Marketing Update : visual content, QR codes, email etiquette and Facebook is Throttling Marketers

Now we're on the marketing path to summer, travel, vacations and guess what: back to school! Most marketers are looking at least 6-months to a year ahead. Some, are looking a year or more ahead. Let's take a look at this week's marketing update :
[*] Lights, Camera, Action: 9 Tips for Creating a Compelling Online Video
[*] Proper and Improper Use of QR Codes: 10 Great Examples of Each
[*] The 5 most important elements of your association's brand
[*] Don’t learn email etiquette the hard way - Suzanne Mason
[*] 5 Tips for Working KPIs Into Your Measurement Strategy
[*] Facebook is Throttling Marketers for Their Own Good
[*] You and the Buzzword de Jour: Content Marketing
[*] Creating visual content for social marketing
... and more May 7, 2014

Photoshop : More Spring Color Palette Madness

1405-02 Color Madness
Our next jaunt takes us to some new palettes, a tutorial and a tutorial wannabe. But a special treat at the end is simply a series of others we liked and wanted to share. Don't forget to send in your favorites . . .
* Tutorial : Making a Color Palette in Photoshop
* Tutorial Wannabe : DIY Color Inspiration Palette
* 12 beautiful color palettes
* How to Digitally Paint Hair
* more samples . . .
. . . and MORE May 6, 2014

Web Design: SEO, Redesigning Your Site, Better PPC, Redesigning Your Site, website investment and more

Here goes May, and staying on top of web design can be a major chore! We've uncovered these good content pieces, so follow along this issue of Web Update :
[*] Five SEO Steps to Take Before Redesigning Your Site
[*] Five Must-Have Insights for Better PPC Campaign Performance
[*] Five SEO Steps to Take Before Redesigning Your Site
[*] Creating Content For Your Users That Will Also Get You Links
[*] Five effective techniques for encouraging website investment
[*] Why SEO Can't Reside in a Silo
.... and the continuing online world May 1, 2014

DTG : Design, Typography & Graphics for May 2014

DTG Newsletter ~ Vol. 24, #5 ~ May
01. MAY 2014 ... Mother's Day, design graduates get a fresh start...
02 Photoshop Madness : Tutorials and more for color, palettes, brushes and more
03 Tutorial: Create a Colorful Ribbon Flag in Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop
04 21 awesome illustration insights for Spring & Play from the Richard Solomon Agency
05 60 Seconds #311: A Font called Pinto makes a great Happy Easter Card
06 Earth Day Art, Crafts, Education for creatives of all ages
07 Creative Tidbits #168: Direct Mail Brilliance, Ellen's Selfies and Jon Sueda
08 Creative Tidbits #169: Proper punctuation, testing fonts in ID, and Global Design Trends
09 Creative TidBits #170: Designers Ed Benguiat, Alexander Isley and Michael Bierut
10 Creative TidBits #171: Design with Type, design icons, and exhibition graphics
11 Marketing: Mobile Trends, Understand Buyers, LinkedIn Success Secrets, Big Data and more
12 Marketing: Changing Trends, Rebranding, Marketing Budgets,
... Effective Video and the perfect email subject line
13 Marketing: March Madness, Spring promos, looking ahead to the future, Twitter tactics
14 Clone yourself ... double billable time
15 How Digital Calligraphy Can Improve Your Ugly Handwriting
16 &Else
17 Brought to you by the Color Purple and the Letter M May 1, 2014

Export And Overlay App Screenshots Easily With DS Screenshot 1.4 for iOS

Getting a good screen capture on your iOS device can be a challenge . . . Screenshot will do this on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. DS Screenshot eliminates the time-consuming task of exporting app screenshots and overlaying them onto device images with separate imaging tools. April 30, 2014