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Coloring inside the Lines – Designing Business Communications in Highly Regulated Industries

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Regulations are intended to inform and protect the customer. They also protect the corporation from potential liability. Regulations are not the enemy of design, they don’t need to be defeated or circumvented. They need to be understood and implemented in a way that serves the intended purpose – and the same could be said of any portion of content in any information design project. Once you learn enough to color inside the regulatory lines you’re much more likely to be able to influence where those lines are drawn.

What Is Responsive Web Development?

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Responsive web development and design is the idea that the development of a website should actually respond to the environment that a user is in, and the user’s actions. This involves the platform, orientation and screen size. Ideally, when a user switches devices, the website itself should switch seamlessly, accommodating for the difference in screen… Read More »

Reflecting on Apple’s Impact in Graphic Communications

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There has been a lot of reflection and praise all across the Web over the past week following the announcement on August 24 that Steve Jobs, Apple’s iconic CEO, resigned from his top spot at the company, likely due to his worsening health condition from a long bout with pancreatic cancer. Commentary has ranged from… Read More »

Another 60 Second Super Cool Fold of the Week

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Here is the 112th Super Cool Fold of the Week from Trish at FoldFactory. Watch as she teaches you how to create the fun Assymetrical Gate Fold piece with a perfed postcard. It was originally designed by Cayenne Creative Group for International Paper to promote their Elements line.

Avoiding Costly Document Design Issues Through Guidelines

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The importance of design in Business Communications has never been more critical. Research has shown that companies are sending more and more communications competing for consumers’ attention.  Businesses have only a few moments to get the audience’s attention.  In addition there are increased competing communication technologies and channels available to both the communicator and the… Read More »

Vertical Stuff Transaction Printers Should Know

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A quick note on some regulations that are impacting transaction documents in the Financial Services Vertical: 1. Cost Basis Reporting 2. 401(k) Fee Disclosure The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 is best known for the $700 billion bailout provision – but also includes new requirements for financial intermediaries  to report adjusted cost basis  to investors and the… Read More »