Posts by J.J. Springer
What is a UPC barcode and how to get one.
So as many of you might have stumbled across when creating your first Amazon Seller account, you must load all products onto your account by UPC, EAN, ISBN, or ASIN number. This is normally fine and dandy for those who are just reselling other people’s products, but it’s confusing for those of us creating our…See More
CMYK vs RGB vs Pantone for Business
So you’ve spent hours banging your head against the wall trying to figure out a design software program and you’ve finally managed to send it off to the printers. You sigh in relief knowing that that’s over… only to have the printer send it back to you saying it’s in RGB vs CMYK. They say…See More
Adobe to Kill Flash Media Player
Adobe Systems announced that it plans to stop improving and distributing its Flash player by the end of 2020. Even though 2020 seems like far away, you need to take steps now because Flash is dying off now. Why is Adobe killing Flash? The first major blow to Flash actually came in 2007 when Apple’s late CEO Steve…See More
The Best Design Tools for Business
It’s hard knowing what tools to use to make a professional product, so here is a list that I use for my own graphic design business. With this list, you’ll be up and running in no time. GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAMS Being a professional designer, I mostly use the Adobe Creative Suite for my projects. Here…See More
Pantone Releases 2017 Color of the Year
It’s that time of year again, folks! Pantone has released it latest prediction as to what the color of the year is going to be. In steps: GREENERY: #84BD00 Here is their cute video to sell you on the idea: First Impressions I have to admit, I’m not super stoked about this color. I…See More
Microsoft No Longer Supports Old Versions of Internet Explorer
Starting today, Microsoft announced that it will stop supporting Internet Explorer (IE) versions 7, 8, 9, and 10. Microsoft bundled Internet Explorer in all Windows versions starting in 1995, so it came as surprise to many when they announced that IE 11 would be the last version of the famous browser. Internet Explorer was so popular…See More
Trend Alert: Pantone Releases 2016 Color of the Year
Surfing the net this morning with a cup of tea in my hand, I quickly saw that the internet was a buzz with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2016 was officially released. Excited by the prospect, I wondered to myself what it would be. Pantone color always seems to apply to interior design and…See More
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