Category Archives: CDPUG Blog

Save $ – Cleveland Play House

Exclusively for CDPUG Members: Entertain yourself, your family/friends, and maybe a client or two with an offer from the Cleveland Play House. Save big money on the October 17th or 19th performances of Pipeline. This is a compelling, must-see play about the systemic school-to-prison pipeline and the experience of being a parent to a young black man in America. Don’t… Read more »

Gerrymandered Font?!

This font was created to provide a way for voters to protest partisan gerrymandering. Maybe you want to write your Elected Official a letter using this font? Let us know how you plan to use this awareness-raising font! Click to read more. Thank you to Bill Kiraly for suggesting this fun font post.

Is it gigabytes or gigabits?

We have a hard enough time with abbreviations in everyday copywriting, but when the subject is technical or scientific, out come the style manuals. Abbreviations based on proper names along with their prefixes complicate matters. Do we follow the rules to the letter, like omitting periods, or use editorial discretion and just keep everything consistent? Like our English teachers taught… Read more »

August Meeting Recap – Zygote Press

About 40 CDPUG members showed their enthusiasm for our roots in printing prior to the digital revolution by participating in our latest meeting at Zygote Press in downtown Cleveland. Many of us have been exposed to or worked with these printing methods in the past and have a nostalgic fondness for their unique look and the hands-on methods. The silk screened… Read more »

Book Review: Steal Like an Artist

This interesting little square book caught my eye at the library. On first glance I was a bit put off by the title, but author Austin Kleon presents an interesting and thoughtful examination of “creativity.” The title by the way, comes from the concept that nothing is original. We learn by mimicking others, “borrowing” from others and making it your own. Kleon… Read more »

Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Design

Date & time: Thurs, Sep 19; 11 am – 1 pm (11 am: Meet the speaker and network; 11:30 am: Buffet lunch; Noon: Presentation) Location: The Tangier, 532 West Market Street, Akron, OH 44303 Jacinda Walker is renowned for her work in design, diversity, research, and strategy. She is a former CDPUG board member too! Presented by AAF-Akron Hear about… Read more »

When the Software Gets Ahead of the Hardware

Microsoft releases “feature updates” to Windows 10 every six months. I could do without these. Just make it faster and fix the bugs. If PC manufacturers don’t keep up with Microsoft by updating device drivers (the software tying Windows to hardware components), we’re left with computers that try and fail to install feature updates. I’m not in the market for… Read more »

Save $! Cleveland Play House

Exclusively for CDPUG Members: Entertain yourself, your family/friends, and maybe a client or two with a new offer from the Cleveland Play House. Save 30%+ per ticket on the September 27, 28 or 29th performances of Into The Breeches! A play about a group of women who put on an all-female version of Shakespeare’s ambitious Henry IV and Henry V… Read more »

How to Narrow Down Your Google Results

“Just google it”, has become the standard refrain when a question arises in this internet age. But sometimes the search results are overwhelming. That’s when Google™ Advanced search comes to the rescue. With Google Advanced, you select additional search parameters to narrow down the results. I use it to specify a website and a timeframe, along with search words, to… Read more »

July Meeting Recap – Hey, You! Get Off of the Cloud!

July’s CDPUG meeting was quite an eye-opener, as our panel discussed non-subscription options for graphics applications to the tune of the Rolling Stones song “Get Off Of My Cloud!” Spike Radway, Director of Programming and panel moderator, thought the timing was perfect for the topic of alternatives to the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription model, especially with the recent release of… Read more »