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Seattle Rex vs. Apple – not everything about Apple is roses

So, there we were. Not more than 2 minutes into the trial, and Apple conceded to trying to hoodwink the judge.

This situation is typical of any corporation, but it’s sad to see our beloved Apple sinking to these legal tactics. Thankfully, this user prevailed. It’s really sad commentary on the state of our legal system, but also a black eye to Apple.

Read more about Apple’s tactics, if you can stomach it.

15 Gorgeous Examples of Travel and Leisure Brochures

A brochure made for a hotel, spa or anything related to relaxing must act like a mirror to the viewer’s desires. This type of brochure must make you dream of that location and to feel like you are in a vacation while reading it. It must sell the service even if you don’t have enough information about it.

Beautiful travel brochure inspiration

In this article you can see a collection of 15 gorgeous examples of brochures related to travel and leisure.

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9 Ways to integrate your WordPress site and Dropbox account

Dropbox + WordPress

The Dropbox service is such an important part of its users’ workflow that Dropbox service-related plugins for WordPress are popping up everywhere. Check out a few creative ways to integrate your WordPress site with your Dropbox account, including things like backing up your WordPress site to Dropbox, or set up a form to upload files from your site directly to your Dropbox account.

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Check your website’s Page and Alexa rank easily

For those who are interested (or obsessed) in knowing their website’s Google Page Rank and Alexa ranking, as well as keeping up with competing website rankings, Rranks is a quick and easy way to do so.

Rranks

Click to check your website's Page & Alexa rank

Simply type the web address of the site you want to check into the box and you’re instantly given the site’s Page Rank, Alexa rank, and age of the site right down to the day.

Are we biting the hand that feeds us?

Newspaper revenueMost graphic designers (and computer users in general) are tech-savvy enough that they’ve long-since passed on reading newspapers and magazines in favor of reading digital versions on their phones, tablets and computer screens. I’m guilty, I’ll admit it. But are we, as designers, biting the hand that has feed us for so many years?

The newspaper industry has kept graphic designers thriving for many, many years. And while you can make the argument that the web is responsible for many tech-savvy designers keeping busy, it’s nowhere near the glory years of ad agencies employing dozens of designers and art directors to produce the ads required to fill a daily newspaper – not to mention the staff of graphic artists to handle the layout of all the ads and text.

The collapse of print advertising tells the tale better than I can.

Create an emboss text effect in Adobe Illustrator with this great tutorial

I recently had the need to create a realistic looking license plate for a project and I wanted to do it completely in Adobe Illustrator in order to keep it easily editable and total flexibility in sizing for later use. I knew I had read a tutorial years ago, so a quick search found it.

Create a realistic vector emboss text effect with this tutorial

Real World Illustrator offers this fantastic emboss text effect tutorial that yields near perfect results every time.