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Adventures in Site Building: Dreamweaver versus Muse

As mentioned in my last post, I received an unexpected holiday gift: a new client in need of a web site and social media branding. Now that I had a check in hand and a little money in the bank, I decided I could justify migrating to Creative Cloud, Adobe‚Äôs subscription-based service. Through Creative Cloud, … Continue reading

Perspective

Natural disasters serve an important function: they force us to look at life another way. Whether you are directly impacted or watching the developments on TV or online, you will be moved, provoked, inconvenienced. I live at 600 feet. Trees are the unwitting enemies during storms up here in the North Pole of NJ. Lakeside … Continue reading

A kinder, gentler approach to copyright enforcement

As a content creator, I respect the rights of creatives to earn from their work. As noted in my previous posts on the topic, it’s very easy these days to reuse the work of others when digitally distributed. And because it’s easy, people don’t always realize they might be “stealing.” To add to the mess, … Continue reading

Screen Resolution

There’s no point in stressing about things over which we have no control, so I went and had a decent weekend after surrendering my MacBook Pro for up to five days to execute the display repair. I got some other things accomplished at the mall. The weather improved. The head cold that laid me low … Continue reading

GrrApple

Saturday, October 13 at 12:20 pm, I have an appointment at the Apple Store in Wayne, NJ to have my iPhone replaced. I just got this one about a month ago. The Home button on my old iPhone 4 stopped working (after about 19 months of heavy usage) and they gave me a new one. … Continue reading

Blind Faith: When AppleCare Doesn’t

As one of the longest running Mac users in history, I think it’s safe to say I have some credibility in this arena. My first was the original beige toaster released in 1984, the 128K Macintosh. Steve Jobs’ and Woz’s signatures (along with several others) were embossed inside the case of this first edition. I … Continue reading

You Know More Than You Think You Do

I’VE KNOWN THIS FOREVER. YOU DON’T? When you’ve been in a business for a while, there are things you tend to take for granted. I’ve been in the graphic arts for so long, sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that the whole world has not yet caught on to the idea that ink and … Continue reading

Getty Me Outta Here!

This week I learned a valuable lesson at a rather high price. This will never happen to me or any of my clients again. Hopefully, I can help to keep this from happening to you. I have a web site, of course. I started it in 1998, around the time I incorporated my company. Last … Continue reading

Sinking Ships

Back in the early 1990’s, I worked for a type shop called Characters Typographic Services. In case you don’t know, type shops were businesses that consisted of craftspeople who knew how to make the printed word look glorious. We did work for all of the major New York ad agencies: Ammurati & Puris, Lois Pitts, … Continue reading

Bedder Living

Laid low by a sinus infection, I am grateful that I didn’t have any appointments scheduled for today. With my laptop and cordless phones, I have moved my office to my bed. Not the best working (or healing) practice in the world, but it makes me feel connected and allows me to doze off as … Continue reading

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