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Rethinking the Pixel: It’s All Relative Now | CreativePro.com

How big is a pixel? It’s widely thought that a pixel is the smallest dot that screen hardware can physically display: One pixel is one pixel. That was safe to assume for over a quarter century because the pixel density of most of our screens was stuck between 72 and 120 pixels per inch (ppi) during that era, even while everything else about our computers got exponentially faster and bigger. But screens would finally make their move, and for designers that would change how a pixel is defined.

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7 Easy Ways To Improve a Bad Day | Success News Network

7 Easy Ways To Improve a Bad Day

Some days just don’t seem to go right. Maybe you get into an argument with your partner, or end up yelling at the kids. Or perhaps work goes badly — you make a silly mistake, or accidentally delete the file you were working on. Whatever the cause, the result is the same: you end up feeling fed up, stressed out, and unhappy.

It’s easy to let a few frustrating incidents turn into a thoroughly bad day, too; perhaps you come home from work in a bad mood and end up feeling sulky all evening. But there’s no need to feel miserable all day long.

Here are seven ways to improve a bad day:

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Back to the cubicle?! 6 Reasons to work in-house at least part-time – GDB

A design manager recently told me that he has a hard time finding good freelancers who are willing to work in-house. This is at a very well-respected marketing communications firm in Portland, Maine – a town bursting with designers.Why is he having this problem?All jokes aside about freelance designers living in their pjs, it may be time for you to consider working in-house.

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Educating Your Clients to Say Yes Featured Live Tutorial

Featured Live Tutorial

Educating Your Clients to Say Yes

In this one-hour webinar, Paul Boag reveals the secret to ensuring your clients are happy – and therefore making your business more profitable.

Session Date: October 2, 2014

Starting Time: 1:00pm Eastern

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $39.99

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About the tutorial:

One of the biggest challenges of running a design business is working with clients. Get it wrong and you will either find yourself in constant conflict with clients or being reduced to a pixel pusher. Get it right and you will escape the world of endless iterations and micro-managing clients. Your clients will be happier and most of all your business will become more profitable.

Who should attend:

• Anybody who works with clients on a regular basis, but is especially targeted at freelancers

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Making Agile and Waterfall Work Together: A How-To Guide

Making Agile and Waterfall Work Together: A How-To Guide

October 7, 2014

10:00am — 11:00am PDT

Sponsored By

Moderated By

David S. Linthicum

Featured Panelists

Rich Morrow, founder / head geek, quicloud LLC

Hala Saleh, Lean/Agile Change Agent, Director of Product Development, Agile Coach

Shawn Dickerson, GTM Director, AtTask

Agile methodologies and the DevOps movement promise faster time-to-deployment, higher quality code, more engaged, productive workers, and happier customers. But there are two sides to every story. A complete migration from traditional Waterfall-style methodologies is jarring, potentially expensive, and might actually be impossible. Investors, executives, and partners might have very good reasons to stick with tried-and-true methodologies, and businesses should be prepared to live in both worlds for the foreseeable future.

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Digital Lighting and Rendering, eBook Deal of the Week | Peachpit Press

Digital Lighting and Rendering, 3rd Edition

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Learn the fine art and craft of digital lighting and rendering from an experienced pro whose lighting work you’ve seen in blockbuster films such as Monsters University, Toy Story 3, Up, WALL-E, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles. Jeremy Birn draws on his wealth of industry and teaching experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to digital lighting and rendering

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Adobe Master Class: Illustrator eBook Deal of the Week | Adobe Press

Adobe Master Class: Illustrator

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This beautiful art showcase book from Adobe Press features 30 established and emerging Illustrator artists, their masterful work, and tutorials demonstrating their techniques for using Adobe Illustrator. Curated by one of Adobe’s and the Illustrator community’s premiere Illustrator mavens, Sharon Milne, this book features an inspiring collection of innovative Illustrator artists and their amazing artwork.

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Sunday Freebie: Modern Touch UI Kit by PixelKit – DealFuel – DealFuel

ive your viewer’s an eye candy wit this Modern Touch UI Kit. This kit with its modular front-end framework is perfect for developing fast and powerful web interfaces.

Exciting features of this cool kit:

Built on Bootstrap

Responsive HTML

Layered PSD files

Made for 960 Grids

Commercial use license

Scalable vector graphics

Free open fonts used

The right typography balance of weight and positioning as well as the paddings, margins and colors will bring an exquisite feel to your website with a distinctive focus on content.

via Sunday Freebie: Modern Touch UI Kit by PixelKit – DealFuel – DealFuel.

What is Bit Rate? | Videomaker.com

Every time you record, export, or watch a video, bit rate has a lot to do with the quality. Learn what bit rate is and how it affects file size, image quality, accessibility, and delivery cost. Plus find out the difference between CBR and VBR.

via What is Bit Rate? | Videomaker.com.

Screen Sizes, Infographics + Wearable Tech

Those who read and studied Richard Saul Wurman and Edward Tufte, and adored the artifacts they created and curated, look up to the two godfathers of information design with respect and admiration. Wurman, who famously coined the term information architecture, published “Information Architects” a book featuring influential designers from the 20th century. Tufte’s reach has expanded beyond book series to workshops, lectures, posters and graph paper.

But a lot has changed since Wurman and Tufte began their enterprises. Information design is on screen, interactive, available on our mobile devices, and thanks to easily-accessible tools, part of a do-it-yourself culture.

via Screen Sizes, Infographics + Wearable Tech.