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The Future of Publishing From Books in Browsers 2014, Part 1 | CreativePro.com

After attending sessions at the 2014 Books in Browsers conference in San Francisco last week, I’m excited about the future of publishing.

This event is fun for me partly because it’s completely different from PePcon or The InDesign Conference (which are mostly “how to” practical events) or even MAX (which is about Adobe and creative inspiration). Books in Browsers is full of people who are thinking big, thinking different, and thinking long term. And they really care about publishing… not just books, but magazines, news, expression of all kinds.

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Learn HTML Through Song | CreativePro.com

If you’ve ever wanted to learn HTML but cringe at the thought of reading a book on the subject, try singing it instead! A new website—started by veteran HTML instructor Diane Presler—uses catchy tunes and lyrics to drill coding into your head. Though there is no real order to how the videos should be watched, “An HTML Love Song” is a good introduction. The ditty puts HTML tags in a real-world context (such as <girl hair=”blond”>) to get the listener to think about HTML structure in a fun way.

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8 Psychological Principles to Make a Memorable Presentation

We all have experienced our fair share of bad presentations. A colleague steps up to the front of the room. He or she presents. We all fall asleep. It’s the plague of the current business landscape

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Grow or stay small? 5 Essential questions all freelancers should ask – Graphic Design Blender

Do you ever sit back and wonder what you ultimately want from your design business?

What does it look like 10 years from now? Staff, money, cars, house, turnover, clients, holidays, boats, helicopters, happiness and the list goes on.

I’ve been on a bit of a roller coaster lately, not by choice I can assure you. But it’s made me ponder what I actually really want from my business and my life.

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7 Reasons to Learn Mobile Web Design | HOW Design

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been dabbling in responsive web design and other mobile web design strategies, and I’ve begun to realize how crucial it is to learn these web skills in today’s market

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Best free web design software: 10 programs to get the job done | News | TechRadar

Updated Build the website you need with these free web design programs

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Bootstrap 3.0. Starter Kit PRO: 35 Responsive Templates – only $9! – MightyDeals

Boot camp is great for kicking individuals into shape, teaching them speed, order and efficiency. When it comes to websites, Bootstrap does a similar job. Its clean, efficient code has a beautiful order to it that’s simple to follow, resulting in faster programming and site speed. Yes, the Twitter Bootstrap framework is a popular choice these days due to its ease of use and quick, clean results. However, if you’re looking to build out a hefty site on this framework, you’ll find yourself doing a lot of the heavy lifting. That’s because Twitter bootstrap only offers a few example templates to work with.

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