Today Adobe announces that it will no longer produce software in the Creative Suite but rather move that functionality to web-based “Creative Cloud” applications. It’s no surprise that this has happened. All major manufacturers of software are moving towards similar models. Most notably is the Apple App Store integration with Mac OS and new versions of Microsoft Office 365.
Our campus community will be challenged by the impact of this change. Will student’s have to maintain their own subscriptions? Will labs have any of the Adobe Creative Suite installed? We are at the mercy of Adobe and the other manufacturers and will have to see how they shape our future.
Adobe Announces New Creative Cloud Apps, Abandons Creative Suite – Mac Rumors.
Fonts used to be a huge pain. It’s why we use font families. With the ability to use font kits like Google Fonts or TypeKit it’s not really and issue anymore.
47 Top Typography Tools and Resources.
I use weebly for my personal business and it’s a pretty good tool. Sure it’s very restrictive but it allowed me to put something up really fast and is also easy enough that my wife (who is admittedly not very tech savvy) can help too. Even for someone like me that is more than capable of building a fully functioning site from scratch, this has a purpose!
DIY Web builder Weebly launches an Android app, along with a mobile and HTML5 site creator – The Next Web.
Why does facebook exist? Because there is a way to make money with it… The level of targeting that is possible now with advertising is astounding! Look into what Google Ads can do (and why all Google services are free) and you may have a new outlook on all the things you love.
Facebook now lets developers push targeted ads based on users’ app preferences and purchases – The Next Web.
I love that this article reinforces what we discuss in class. What steps can you take to avoid a bad experience by your client? Remember, it’s you as the designer that has EVERYTHING to lose! I’ve worked at a place that stopped focusing on their customers and it didn’t take long for them to alienate their client base. It’s a really bad feeling to hear crickets (literally) where there should be customers.
Tips on how to coach your website clients | TechRepublic.