Posts Tagged 'workflow'

Do we need human readable HTML and CSS?

The lack of visual design tools for web designer brings some strange side effects – like morecss.org “MORE simplifies CSS to make it more intuitive, allowing you to write human readable code that fits with the way you think. MORE

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Do we need human readable HTML and CSS?

The lack of visual design tools for web designer brings some strange side effects – like morecss.org “MORE simplifies CSS to make it more intuitive, allowing you to write human readable code that fits with the way you think. MORE

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Finally an easy way to get Kindle Format E-Books on your Android Tablet

I like it that e-book publishers offer their books in multiple formats. A Book Apart for example offers also the Kindle Format. Nice, but if you just used the Kindle Apps on iPhone and Android you had no way to

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Finally an easy way to get Kindle Format E-Books on your Android Tablet

I like it that e-book publishers offer their books in multiple formats. A Book Apart for example offers also the Kindle Format. Nice, but if you just used the Kindle Apps on iPhone and Android you had no way to

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Use Git to update your customized WordPress Themes safely

Using Git to manage Theme Versions in WordPress is a little bit geeky, but can help you a lot if you customize off the shelf (premium or free) themes. As good as these themes are to get a wordpress site

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Use Git to update your customized WordPress Themes safely

Using Git to manage Theme Versions in WordPress is a little bit geeky, but can help you a lot if you customize off the shelf (premium or free) themes. As good as these themes are to get a wordpress site

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Stop searching your perfect developer / print shop / vendor

How many times have I heard a co-designer expess their desire to find a better [...] (insert external resource who delivers goods by specification of a designer – aka Developer, Printer or Print Shop, Media Buyer, …). Not because the

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Stop searching your perfect developer / print shop / vendor

How many times have I heard a co-designer expess their desire to find a better [...] (insert external resource who delivers goods by specification of a designer – aka Developer, Printer or Print Shop, Media Buyer, …). Not because the

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Does our client know what content is? 6 Steps to better content!

Everybody talks about content and content strategy, but does the client actually understand you when you talk to him about content?

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Does our client know what content is? 6 Steps to better content!

Everybody talks about content and content strategy, but does the client actually understand you when you talk to him about content?

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Using Podcasts to learn while working

I use podcasts to learn while I work. I listen to design talks, keynotes, interviews and news from science, culture and some entertainment. Especially during the tasks every designer can do without thinking (photo retouching, filling in content, corrections) are

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Using Podcasts to learn while working

I use podcasts to learn while I work. I listen to design talks, keynotes, interviews and news from science, culture and some entertainment. Especially during the tasks every designer can do without thinking (photo retouching, filling in content, corrections) are

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Simple way to control your Status Update Connections

Do you get douple postings because you connected to many of your social media accounts? Here a simple solution to find the problem.

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Simple way to control your Status Update Connections

Do you get douple postings because you connected to many of your social media accounts? Here a simple solution to find the problem.

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Be your own stock photograher

Stock images are cheaper than ever and access to creative commons material is great, but often not available in print resolution. Having your own stock photography is better – and easy. I show you how.

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Be your own stock photograher

Stock images are cheaper than ever and access to creative commons material is great, but often not available in print resolution. Having your own stock photography is better – and easy. I show you how.

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The importance of a single inbox

Having a single inbox can be a life safer for small design departments. Scheduling graphic design projects is hard enough, make your life easier with this best practice.

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The importance of a single inbox

Having a single inbox can be a life safer for small design departments. Scheduling graphic design projects is hard enough, make your life easier with this best practice.

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Hidden Calculator in Adobe Creative Suite

Sometimes the biggest time savers are in front of your eyes the whole time but you can’t see them. Here is one nobody never talks about.

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Hidden Calculator in Adobe Creative Suite

Sometimes the biggest time savers are in front of your eyes the whole time but you can’t see them. Here is one nobody never talks about.

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Search your GMail from your Firefox search box

I looked for a way to search my Inbox directly from the Firefox search box without another addon. I’ve found a way through the Opensearch capability of firefox. Since it’s handy I wanted to share it with you even when it’s not strictly design related ;-).

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Search your GMail from your Firefox search box

I looked for a way to search my Inbox directly from the Firefox search box without another addon. I’ve found a way through the Opensearch capability of firefox. Since it’s handy I wanted to share it with you even when it’s not strictly design related ;-).

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The missing Best Practices

In the last couple of month I’ve attended to a few workshops related to the new tools we are going to use in our marketing departments. Let me share my thoughts about why workshops are important.

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The missing Best Practices

In the last couple of month I’ve attended to a few workshops related to the new tools we are going to use in our marketing departments. Let me share my thoughts about why workshops are important.

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Finding the right jobs for your trainee

I had in the past problems finding the right jobs for the trainees as I was caught up in my daily routine and when they actually showed up at my desk I wondered what would fit. I therefore setup a routine for finding jobs around the year to have them ready. Find out how I did it and the 3 rules for successfully managing a graphic design trainee.

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Finding the right jobs for your trainee

I had in the past problems finding the right jobs for the trainees as I was caught up in my daily routine and when they actually showed up at my desk I wondered what would fit. I therefore setup a routine for finding jobs around the year to have them ready. Find out how I did it and the 3 rules for successfully managing a graphic design trainee.

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Retouching to cut photo shooting costs?

As an art director one of your jobs is to ensure that the quality of the final product lives up to the standard you set. To ensure this quality you have to look at all aspects. We already discussed the copywriting part, now let’s look at the photography.

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Retouching to cut photo shooting costs?

As an art director one of your jobs is to ensure that the quality of the final product lives up to the standard you set. To ensure this quality you have to look at all aspects. We already discussed the copywriting part, now let’s look at the photography.

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What Digital Asset Management is for you?

What are the new capabilities of modern DAMs and how can they help you in your daily work. Here some ideas.

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What Digital Asset Management is for you?

What are the new capabilities of modern DAMs and how can they help you in your daily work. Here some ideas.

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Organizing your files

At the end of the day you and you team have to work with the files every day, not the IT-department, so it’s time to get in charge. Here a few tips.

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Organizing your files

At the end of the day you and you team have to work with the files every day, not the IT-department, so it’s time to get in charge. Here a few tips.

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Where is all the money gone?

The worst thing I’ve seen are designers with plenty of work but no money on their bank account. How can this happen? I will show you a few examples.

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Where is all the money gone?

The worst thing I’ve seen are designers with plenty of work but no money on their bank account. How can this happen? I will show you a few examples.

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Tracking your jobs

In this lesson, where I explain the benefits of tracking, is a free to download spreadsheet included to get you started in minutes.

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Tracking your jobs

In this lesson, where I explain the benefits of tracking, is a free to download spreadsheet included to get you started in minutes.

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5 rules for a flourishing creative teamwork

Five simple rules to follow in a design department in order to let the teamwork flourish.

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5 rules for a flourishing creative teamwork

Five simple rules to follow in a design department in order to let the teamwork flourish.

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The art director as a coach

Get more time for research and creativity by coaching your team to the next level of graphic design. I show you how to find the right balance between being a coworker and leading the team to success.

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The art director as a coach

Get more time for research and creativity by coaching your team to the next level of graphic design. I show you how to find the right balance between being a coworker and leading the team to success.

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Establishing your role as an art director

Leading a graphic design team is never easy. How do you relate to your team, how should it be organized? Here some real live expiriences.

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Establishing your role as an art director

Leading a graphic design team is never easy. How do you relate to your team, how should it be organized? Here some real live expiriences.

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Tuning in with the copywriter

Graphic design is teamwork and therefore a good collaboration with your copywriter is the key to success. Working together with a copywriter on the other hand is sometimes harder. Here a few tips on how to get in sync with the copywriter.

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Tuning in with the copywriter

Graphic design is teamwork and therefore a good collaboration with your copywriter is the key to success. Working together with a copywriter on the other hand is sometimes harder. Here a few tips on how to get in sync with the copywriter.

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Watch out for your IStockphoto credits

Expiration emails do not work on corporate accounts.

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Watch out for your IStockphoto credits

Expiration emails do not work on corporate accounts.

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Do you use a sketchbook?

In these digital days using a sketchbook seems oldfashioned, but it is just the opposite.

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Do you use a sketchbook?

In these digital days using a sketchbook seems oldfashioned, but it is just the opposite.

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Your client is not a copywriter

As a graphic designer you don’t care much about the text, it’s not your business – as an art director you must care about it. Here are some tips on how you understand if a text it’s good enough and how you convince your client that is worthwhile having a copywriter do the job.

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Your client is not a copywriter

As a graphic designer you don’t care much about the text, it’s not your business – as an art director you must care about it. Here are some tips on how you understand if a text it’s good enough and how you convince your client that is worthwhile having a copywriter do the job.

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