I know it’s a little scary, but you have to admit it’s also EXCITING to be here, working in our industry, in the midst of a publishing evolution. What’s going to happen to book publishers, magazine publishers, newspapers? Or web sites, for that matter? (And why are they still printing the Yellow Pages, I’d like to know.) We’ll be telling our grandchildren … “I remember when we had to walk 5 miles to purchase this thing called a book — made out of trees! — with this thing called paper money — also made out of trees! “
Here are the links I mentioned earlier!more >
You might recall that early this year I started a monthly column on creativepro.com called "HerGeekness Says." I've struggled to maintain that monthly committment, and succeeded … more or less. Okay, less. Like DesignGeek, it was an occasional unfortunate victim of my overbooked schedule.
Still, I was able to post some quite useful articles, I think; covering Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, video, print, and more. You can access links to them all on my author's page on their site:more >
It's funny how in some circles I inhabit, "podcasts" and their offshoots are talked about incessantly, and in other circles, people are like, "What is this 'podcast' you speak of incessantly."
If you're in the latter group, don't be embarrassed, you're in the majority. I'll preface this story with a quick orientation to the whole thing. (If you're in the former group of podcast freaks, you can skip down to "Podcasts to Check Out.")
A podcast (iPod + broadcast) is a self-published audio file, like a mini-radio show. It's saved as an MP3 file, put on a web server and wrapped in simple web code so that people can "subscribe" to it with free software that automatically downloads new editions to their computer and their MP3 player, such as an iPod.more >