I want to say Up front that there still is no good way of WordPress blogging on the I-pad.
The lack of WordPress modulars is astounding. The Ipad should be the best tool for Blogging.
Also I have not found a good a app for writing Resumes and Cover Letters, formating is the reason.
App shopper- Better than Apple’s App Site
Free Wifi Finder- Down Load National List of WIFI
Icab mobile- Web Browser with Tabs and Massive Sharing Plug-Ins. (still no WordPress plugin WTF)
Atomic web- Download capable Web browser with Tabs(No WordPress WTF)
Go Task- The best Todo list app syncs with your G-Cal Tasks.
Muji calendar- Enter New dates Fast, Syncs both ways with G-Cal
Evernote- A Must Have for keeping track of Web info Syncs w every device(No WordPress WTF)
Dropbox- Transfer files and use them between apps, computer and devices.(No WordPress WTF)
Read it later- Read web pages and articles with no Ads at your leasure (No WordPress WTF)
ZITE- RSS magazine personalized articles, blogs, videos syncs with Twitter or G-Reader or on its own.
Mobile rss- Beautiful RSS Reader with Share Buttons (No WordPress WTF)
Vimeo- Edit Your Videos and then Share them on Vimeo
Instagram-Photo filters and Share Capable ( No WordPress WTF)
Idraw- The BEST drawing app on IPAD- Adobe and Autodesk can suck itThis is really the best combination of basic tools I’ve ever seen. Includes dimensioning BUY THIS
GTalk- Use your Google Video Chat if you have Camera
Last.fm- Padora and Spotify are So Lame Compared to Last.Fm Sign Up and learn How to use this and discover all the music you never new about but that you love.
Yelp- You Should Know By Now
Impeccably designed by Michel Penneman and Oliver Hannaert, The PANTONE HOTELTM, Brussels showcases the color of emotion with a distinctive hue on each colorous guest floor. From vivid to subdued, for business or leisure, our unique boutique hotel perfectly suits your savvy palette and colorful imagination.
From a design perspective, The PANTONE HOTELTM, Brussels is built on an exceptional use of contrast; a white canvas provides clean space for saturated colors to pop. Guest rooms feature unique photography by esteemed Belgian photographer Victor Levy.
Welcome to the center of the color universe.
Brussels Hotel – Pantone Hotel in Brussels Centre – Belgium.
This decorative flooring series from Mafi provides a fresh take on manufactured floors, etching designs that range from abstract floral patterns to playfully embossed stick figures. These patterned wooden planks provide artistic relief somewhere in between – an honest contemporary take on classic material and installation approaches.
Some prefer the raw texture of hand-scraped hardwood floors, while others want the modern look (and low costs) of laminate wood flooring. These patterned wooden planks provide artistic relief somewhere in between
Maaemo is an ecological gourmet restaurant in Oslo, Norway. The cuisine of Maaemo is Nordic/Scandinavian, and the name derives from Finnish language meaning “Mother Earth”. The restaurant has a Norwegian owner, Danish cook and a Finnish sommelier, so it is truly a Scandinavian collaboration.
The design for Maaemo is inspired by Scandinavian nature and architecture. The design reflects on lines, shapes, rhythm and light creating a poetic, Nordic modernism.
This project was made in collaboration between Torgeir Hjetland and Ludvig Bruneau Rossow,
while working at Uniform Strategic Design, Oslo.
MAAEMO on the Behance Network.
. Edited by C.Perretti
During tough times, many businesses have tough choices to make. Focusing on key business practices while stripping excess to survive, like cutting back on office supplies and employee perks. Often marketing and design services are 1st cut. This can be disastrous for a business’ brand. (If no one knows about your company’s products or services, no one can pay you for them!)
Studies show companies who promote their way through a recession often come out the other side in a stronger market position than they went in with. But this still raises the question: “How do I pay for this work when money is so tight?”
Problem One: Your business needs a new logo or an updated look to attract new customers.
Startups and relatively new businesses struggling deal with this alot. It’s not uncommon to put together a temporary company logo till you can afford to do it right. But now that time has arrived, and you understand your need for better brand positioning, but there’s no money to hire a design firm.
Problematic Solution: Hold a logo-design contest or utilize a “crowdsourcing” website.
Guaranteed to always sound like a good idea at the time, logo-design contests can seem like a low-risk, low-cost way to solve your identity crisis. You put out a call for entries and entice them with a snazzy prize, usually a couple hundred bucks in cash or services that your company provides. Then local artists work to send you hundreds of options. You pick your favorite, trade the prize for the artwork, and off you go! What problems could there possibly be?
Logo contests and crowdsourcing, although different in their approach, both yield similar enough results that we can look at them as a singular problem. The potential downsides are clear-cut, and some can even be devastating to your business:
- Craftsmanship: Anyone entering a contest knows they are working only for a chance at winning, not for a guaranteed paycheck. So it does not make sense for them to spend a lot of time on it. Now your business has an identifying mark that was rushed through the design process. Even if you can’t distinguishing between a polished and a rushed logo, your customers’ subconscious reaction will pick up on the missed cues and lack of attention to detail in your logo, and associate them with how you do business.
- Craftsmanship Part 2: Professionals vs. Amateurs. The vast majority of professional designers wouldn’t touch what they call “Spec” (speculative) work with a 20-foot pole. For them it is a professional discourtesy to ask them to give away for free a process of design that they have built a viable business upon. It is also damaging to their profession. But who cares? If you can get the same quality pencils or other office supplies, for a cheaper rate, why not? Because your company’s main identifying face — its logo — is not a commodity. There is a big difference in both quality and longevity between professional and amateur design that comes from a learned process, not to mention the hours and hours of research and planning that generally come with hiring a professional. So in the end, if all the professionals are staying away from your contest, who do you think is going to be left applying to create your logo?
- Originality: Designers who frequent crowdsourcing websites know the only way to turn a profit is to enter as many Call-for-Submissions as possible in hopes of striking gold. A halfway decent mark can take hours to create, it make no sense to create something original for each contest. The result here is that your company’s logo has nothing at all to do with your company, your goals, or your position in the competitive market. A logo shouldn’t be a brochure for your company, but if it doesn’t pay attention to those three key factors, it’s a waste of your money and could potential sink your business.
- Originality Part 2: Image Theft. Cheap, affordable stock art from websites like iStock do not allow the artwork on sale to be used in company logos, it’s difficult to identify, and if you accidentally pick a winner based on a royalty-free stock image you’re going to wind up in legal hot water when the owners of the image come knocking. Some crowdsourcing websites have policies against this, but again, it can be a very difficult thing to police, and the policy is in place more to protect them than to protect you.
Beneficial Solution: Find an experienced professional designer to work through your logo with you.
If you don’t know anyone with more than three-to-five years of experience, find local companies with great logos, whether they are in your industry or not, and ask them who they hired. Or, visit a local AIGA chapter
‘s website and ask them.
Be sure to contact at least 2-3 designers, let them know the basic particulars of you logo project, and ask them about their pricing structure. If their prices turn out too high, ask either about ways to reduce the cost, or if they would recommend someone in your price range — most designers would be happy to do so.
Do be aware that asking to “see some ideas” before committing to the project can turn a lot of designers off. In their business, their creativity is their product, so asking to get it for free is basically against their business model. Instead, use their past work examples to get a feel for what they can create for you, and be sure to ask a lot of questions until you feel comfortable.
Most logo-only projects will take a short few weeks to complete and you should see a few rounds of in-progress work along the way. In the end you can be confident that you have paid a fair price for the perfect logo for your new company, one that will be attuned to your business’s goals and future, and built to last for years to come.
Vossome » In a Troubled Economy, Why Logo Design Contests and Crowdsourcing Can Do More Harm Than Good..
1. SWEAT THE DETAILS
You are a professional communicator; act like one. Carefully edit everything you publish: résumés, social media, e-mail, blog posts, letters, text messages, everything. Get a copy of “The Chicago Manual of Style” and keep it handy. Most potential employers and clients don’t appreciate text shorthand, so don’t use it. They won’t be ROTFL, and you will end up SOL.
2. PLAY NICE
People you work with and for will make your blood boil from time to time. Whenever possible, be a pro and take the high road. Avoid burning bridges, as people change jobs more often than they did a generation ago. Your paths may cross again in a much different situation, and having a good working history together will make rehiring you easy. Apply this to your online persona as well. Anonymous jabs are petty—be better than that.
3. DON’T FEAR TYPE; BECOME ITS MASTER
Often, being a good typographer means not making the simple mistakes. To accomplish this, you’ll need a working knowledge of classical typography. Go get one. “The Elements of Typographic Style” by Robert Bringhurst, “Thinking With Type” by Ellen Lupton and “Grid Systems in Graphic Design” by Josef Müller-Brockmann are cover-to-cover must-reads. Repeat after me: “Free fonts from the internet are crap, I will not use them.” Keep saying that.
Keep reading (you won’t regret it).
HOW Design – 29 Things that All Young DesignersNeed to Know.