How GDPR Will Change The Way You Develop

Good simple article about GDPR and developing websites

The importance of breaks

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  If you’re looking to improve your productivity and creativity it might be tempting to work non-stop until you burn out. Here are a few articles showing that rest, daydreaming and boredom all feed into your creativity: What Boredom Does to You: The science of the wandering mind. On the importance of boredom and how […]

Smashing Conference 2018 – speakers videos (London)


Some really interesting talks from industry leaders – well worth watching

Getting the most out of email


Email is both a gift and curse. Messages can be sent at the speed of light around the world to several recipients with a time stamp marking it to the very second the send button was hit. This speedy method of communication means that many people feel it is now expected of them to reply […]

Improving productivity

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There are only a certain number of hours in the day and we all have a lot to achieve in that time and yet our best intentions can sometimes get in our way. This article in the New York Times website (be sure to scroll past the adverts that spring up half way through), busts common […]

A check list for handing over Illustrator files

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Illustrator images are elegant and sophisticated. Illustrator files can be complex and unwieldy with additional image files embedded or placed and elements locked on hidden layers, which can make handing over a graphic to a colleague or client problematic. Designer Aaron Draplin has put together a “hand-off checklist” for Adobe Illustrator files to help avoid issues […]

What does the client want?


Sometimes it feels as if our colleagues in the editorial teams are speaking a different language. We go back and forth with instructions, designs, feedback, more visuals, more feedback until we get a result everyone is happy with. Surely there is an easier way? This article from the Creative Market blog, is by a freelance graphic […]

Reuters Digital News Report 2014

This year’s report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 18,000 online news consumers in the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Denmark and Finland. This website contains data about the growth of tablets and smartphones, generational and country based differences in media usage. Also analysis […]

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Scoop: A Glimpse Into the NYTimes CMS


You know the importance of technology to the future of journalism has become a widely accepted fact when a prominent editor decides to join a new company because of its content management system. That’s what Ezra Klein told The New York Times about his decision to leave The Washington Post for Vox Media, a digital […]

Article from NYT dev team

Video aspect ratios

Video codecs perform best when the frame width and height use multiples of 16. Here’s a list of video sizes


Circa & Structured Data

What we’re really doing at Circa is adding structure to information — and it could be the most powerful thing we do.. The assumed output of a reporter is the “article.” …There’s plenty of information in the text that’s produced, but how much of that information is structured? In a typical content management system (CMS) […]


The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age


It’s an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world’s greatest newsrooms. As bad as this report makes parts of the Times’ culture seem, there are two significant reasons for optimism.
First: So much of the digital work of The New York Times is so damned good, despite all the roadblocks detailed here. Take those barriers away and think what they could do.

And second: While it was a group effort — full list on page 3 here — the leader of this committee was Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, the publisher’s son and the presumed heir to the throne, either when his father retires in a few years or sometime thereafter. His involvement in this report shows that he understands the issues facing the institution. That speaks well for the Times’ future.

Full Report Niemanlab Article Sanitised Summary

How small screens have impacted photo journalism


Quite an interesting article on how the growing use of mobile browsing is effect photo journalism, along with a few tips on how to adapt your content for it.


Pearltrees & Glopro

pearl Redesign & Pearltrees Pearltrees is a visual and collaborative curation toolthat allows users to collect, organize and share any URL they find online as well as to upload personal photos and notes. The product features a unique visual interface that allows users to drag and organize collected URLs into units called pearls that themselves […]

Glopro on Pearltrees

DPS Tips Digest: April 2014

Features Supported in Each Viewer Type Avoid Moving Assets Detailed Naming for Interactives Streaming Media Within Your App Using a Sidecar File for Metadata Import Importing Articles Article Metadata Using Relative Navto Hyperlinks Using HTML-Based Content Using Apple’s Application Loader to Upload an Adobe DPS App Setting Up Apple Push Notifications Creating Text Notifications


Algorithmic Publications


Experiments with a robot-generated newspaper with The Long Good Read On the surface, The Long Good Read has the appeal of being a kind of analog Instapaper for all things Guardian. But the interesting thing is how paper is produced: robots. Okay, algorithms if you want to be technical — algorithms and programs that both select the […]


How To Animate a Photo – The 2.5D Effect

Learn how to create motion in still photographs, a technique made popular in the film The Kid Stays In The Picture. In the tutorial above, Joe Fellows shows us how he’s able to bring photos to life using the parallax effect with Photoshop and After Effects.

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Using XML to automate production of digital publications

Using XML to automate production of digital publications

Click on image to article and demo example

iPad colour profile


Important part of future image process – Ive downloaded the profile on to my image server as back up

Adobe DPS and WoodWing
Adobe DPS and WoodWing, Elvis DAM and workflow

Gallery highlights a number of Apps created using WoodWing’s Digital Publishing Solution, from newspapers and magazines to books, annual reports, brochures etc.
Full List of Clients using Woodwing and Adobe DPS