Posted by Rebecca Blake on July 31, 2014
Web developers complain that testing websites for outdated versions of browsers is one of their biggest headaches (as well as a huge, frustrating time suck). Portuguese digital design agency Bürocratik has developed a lovely solution that encourages users (in the nicest, most colorful way) to update their browsers. The developers at Bürocratic have created a script that coders can incorporate into their website code. The script detects whether visitors to the website are on old browsers, warns them if they are, and offers a button-click to remedy the problem.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on July 22, 2014
In the past year, the National Board voted to change the Guild organizational structure from a local chapter to a regional model. The most recent proposal to restructure was passed in recognition of the onerous burden the chapter model put on local Guild members, who sought to take an active role in the organization, but were unable to fulfill the obligations of local chapter leadership as defined by the Guild constitution. The new structure divides the Guild into five regions: Western, Midwestern, Southern, New England, and Eastern.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on July 16, 2014
Over 1,500 visual communicators will assemble for the 15th annual DesignThinkers Conference, a celebration of creativity and strategic design thinking taking place November 6-7 in Toronto, Canada. Organized by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD), the event welcomes a star-studded line-up of 25 international speakers. Members of the Graphic Artists Guild get special pricing, and can register on the Group/Org rate. Early Bird rates end September 26.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on June 17, 2014
Guild member Ed Shems represented the Graphic Artists Guild, the Copyright Alliance, and concerns of individual artists at a hearing in front of House Judiciary Members on June 2. Shems spoke on the impact proposed changes to copyright law regarding the first sale doctrine could have on artists. The proposed changes would expand the doctrine of first sale, permitting licensed digital materials to be resold by the purchaser. Shem’s pointed out that the proposed changes could make policing of copyright infringement more difficult, reduce business for designers and illustrators, and force creators to raise fees.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on June 09, 2014
Launched just this month, oozle is a web developer’s dream: a web app which provides a steady stream of curated resources from accessibility through wireframing. Many of the resource categories are related directly to coding and production, such as mockup tools, HTML 5, responsive web design tools, and prototyping. Several other categories list resources to help web designers run their businesses, build their skills, add to their webtools, and replenish their creativity. There’s even an alluring “Just Handy” feed, with eclectic resources such as goofy ipsums.