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If you work for a company, you likely have little-to-no control over the work you create. The company generally owns the copyright on anything and everything you do. But if you’re a freelancer, it’s a whole different ballgame.
I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV; so I don’t want to go down the copyright rabbit hole here. That being said, I have found a nifty service that can help you with legal copyright issues you may run into. Check out Binded: Copyright made simple.
In a nutshell, Binded allows you to upload your creative work upon creation, creating a permanent record of copyright ownership. At this point, that’s all the service is. But according to their site, they plan on doing a whole lot more—including the ability to officially register your copyright. Take a look at their FAQ page for more details.
Binded seems like a pretty cool service for creatives, particularly photographers and graphic designers.
I’ve seen all manner of ways for people to “hide” things when working on their InDesign files so they can grab what’s underneath, or just edit something with no distraction. Some people Copy/Paste the object (not realizing that you lose the layering you may have done), some people Lock/Unlock (not very effective if you ask me), still others will place things on a separate layer and turn that layer off (that’s a lot of work), and some people simply move objects off to the side (requiring them to be moved back into their precise previous position).
The easier solution is to have your object(s) selected and just hit Command+3 to hide them. Command+Option+3 will bring the hidden object(s) back into view.
I know how to read, goddammit—and I can read the slide faster than you can read it to me. Not to mention, you sound like an uninformed idiot that had an intern copy & paste text from Google into a slide.
In Worst Ways to Use PowerPoint, you’ll pick-up a few tips to make your PowerPoint/Keynote presentations much better. While most designers learn these tips early on in their career, sometimes we need a little reminder. But mostly I hope this gives you ammunition to share with a client or boss that thinks “more is better.”
I love PSD mockups—Photoshop files with smart objects that you simply drop your artwork into and have them automatically tweaked to look photo-realistic. This free magazine mockup is perfect for presenting cover and spread designs to your client.
Following-up on yesterday’s post, I’ve got another Apple WWDC report to share, this one from MacStories. All the Little Things covers a few more things you may have not have heard about or noticed… such as my favorite: the ability to share your paid iCloud storage space with family members.
Some of my favorite little features:
Customizable Control Center
Offload Unused Apps
Drag & Drop
QR Code scanner built-in to the camera
Take a look at these iOS 11 Tidbits.
This is the best thing to come out of WWDC yesterday, if you ask me. It took forever, but Apple has FINALLY released a full-sized wireless keyboard. I’ve wanted one since the original wireless keyboard was released, but I could never get used to the location of the Function key.
The only down side to Apple’s Magic Keyboard is that you lose the two USB ports the old (and now discontinued) wired version included.
You can grab the Magic Keyboard for $129 and is available immediately.
The more objects attract user’s attention, the harder it is to concentrate on the vital ones.
That quote pretty much sums-up design principles in general, doesn’t it?
UX Planet has some great advice about website header design, which by the way can also apply to email headers as well.