Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hot Jobs in a Flash

I just came across this Miami Herald article from last November, but felt it should be included here. Steve Cucinotta, a 27-year-old web designer who works in Hollywood-based web design firm Sapient, talks about his education and job opportunities in the field. Like I always say, pick a career you will enjoy so it won't feel like work, but rather play.

Cucinotta said, "Everyone here is just very warm and welcoming. And that to me is the biggest thing. It feels like I'm going to hang out with my friends and do work while I'm here. I don't see it as a job. I see it as a place to go and learn."

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Converting your Photoshop Website to HTML/CSS

Best practices for modern web site design call for small, easily downloadable files. If you're still using Photoshop to build websites using slices, your sites will not be compliant with WCAG 2.0 standards. offers today 38 tutorials for converting your Photoshop-created website to HTML/CSS.

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Five Reasons to Learn HTML and CSS

Mike Kus posted an informative blog article yesterday. He gives five good reasons to learn HTML and CSS, and I might add ActionScript 3. Among the benefits: more job opportunities will open up for you.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Maxim, GQ and Esquire Publish Digital Editions

I expect that when the iPad is available for sale, more books, magazines and newspapers will begin to publish fully-digital editions. Today's Advertising Age ran an article mentioning that Maxim, GQ and Esquire currently have digital editions for the iPhone, but who wants to see beautiful women on a small 3-inch screen?

Still, choices at the moment are rather limited. Nat Ives wrote, "the magazine industry remains some distance from its current dream of fully stocked and popular digital newsstands."

The iPad brings hope for a revitalized publishing industry, focusing on content, unshackled by financial burdens, as well as offering a greener lifestyle.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Future of Publishing

Last week, Apple announced the iPad, a large, beautiful 9.7-inch touch sensitive reader. In case you're not thinking of buying one, read this article appearing in today's Ad Age.

The Apple iPad and similar technologies will be the future of publishing. Printing on paper consumes the earth's resources and strains publishers' economic resources.

Phil Johnson wrote, "The iPad represents Apple's vote of confidence for the future of books, newspapers and magazines. Apple shows every intention of doing for text-based content what it did for music with iTunes."

As printing and publishing undergo an evolution to the next level, we as graphic designers must keep up with this transformative and empowering technology.

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