I’m not sure I can get past the fact that he looks nothing like Steve Jobs.
One of my 9 Rules to Creating a Logo is to design it in black & white only. The reason for this is that you don’t want the client to focus on the colors in the early stages of the design. It’s more important to get the typography and the actual logo mark right before worrying about specific colors.
That being said, once the client approves the basic logo, it’s important to choose the right colors. Color needs to be appropriate for your product or service, but it also needs to stand-out from competitors. When you look at the logos of large companies, you begin to see a reason for the colors they chose.
WeLogoDesigners has published A Guide to Choosing the Right Colors For Your Brand that offers some advice and psychology behind choosing the right colors for your logo.
Learn how to add interactivity to an InDesign document, and export it as an interactive PDF file with this quick AdobeTV video tutorial.
“What the hell is filling up my hard drive?” It’s a question we all have after a year or so of downloading files and storing work documents on our Macs. A cluttered storage disk can lead to all sorts of problems, not the least of which is making your Mac run slow.
CleverFiles has a fairly new app for Mac OS X that can help you analyze your storage drive and remove large files and folders easily. Disk Cartography maps your drive data and lists the space-hogging files in an easy-to-read list, and allows you to delete the unwanted files/folders with the click of a button.
Upon launching Disk Cartography, it scans your chosen disk and displays a tree-like folder-structure which you can use to evaluate what’s taking up space, as well as where it is on your drive.
You can manually or automatically filter what is shown by setting parameters such as minimum file size, or whether or not to show System files, etc. The minimum file size feature is particularly useful because it allows you to view your file folder list without the thousands of files taking up so little space that it’s not worth seeing. You can see an example in the image above. Those “Filtered Objects” folders contain all the files on my drive that don’t meet my minimum filter requirements of a minimum of 128MB in size.
Scanning my drive took only a few minutes, and the app displays the data in a clear and simple interface. I also liked that I can right-click on a file or folder to ‘show it in the Finder.’
Disk Cartography isn’t the only app out there that does this, and it certainly doesn’t have the most luscious user interface of them. But I like the simplicity of the app.
There is no dedicated web page for Disk Cartography as of this writing, but you can buy it directly from the Mac App Store here.
You can grab your copy for $1.99 until May 18th when the promo ends.
Bosses love the ability to keep a closer eye on their employees, ensuring clandestine porn-watching, constant social media-browsing and unlimited personal cellphone use isn’t occupying billing hours. But employers are getting a false sense of improved productivity.
I absolutely hate “open-office” layouts. I’ve worked for two companies that used them, and found them to be significantly less productive environments to work in. I hated the way my “door was always open” to co-workers to walk up and interrupt me as I was trying to concentrate on whatever I was working on at the time. And as the author of the article writes, they did little to nothing to improve inter-office communication and collaboration; many times it did just the opposite.