Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Pop-up book tales, trials & triumphs with Keith Allen

As a tribute to his departed Grandfather, Keith Allen created a pop-up book… that is, he, his brother and Grandmother created a pop-up book. Keith served as the paper engineer, his brother as the illustrator and Grandma was the storyteller, marketer and calligrapher/artist. The story centers around what a fun and special place Rehoboth Beach is – after all it… Read more »

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 »

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 »

September 2018 Meeting Wrap-up — “Successfully Selling Art”

by Carlo Wolff A panel of experts in art sales explored an array of tools and options at the monthly Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group meeting at the Garfield Heights Library. Some 40 people gathered September 28 as moderator Linda Barberic of Keith Berr Photography led the panel through a discussion of popular online sales platforms, including Fine Art America,… Read more »

Why doesn’t anyone visit your beautiful website?

By Kelli Swan The reason you may have so few visitors is that your website does not show up on internet searches. Google and other search engines look for very specific information on a website before ranking it with regard to the words or phrases (search terms) people typically use when looking up information on the internet. While the algorithms… Read more »

Learn Digital Secrets from a Former White House Insider!

Ashleigh Axios was the creative director and digital strategist for the first-ever White House Office of Digital Strategy, bridging the two presidential terms of the Obama administration. Her presentation, “How Design Transformed the White House,” offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how she (and her small team) successfully implemented an innovative design and digital strategy while up against limited government resources… Read more »

Video Editing Boot-Camp for Graphic Designers. Bill Baraona’s Recommended Training Links

Video editing can be intimidating, especially with all the utilities you have at your disposal. Not only that, but you also have screen sizes and file sizes to consider when you render the finished project. There’s a lot to keep track of, and luckily an experienced video editor named Bill Baraona of Flex Media will be a speaker for our… Read more »

The Top Mistakes Content Creators Make –And How to Avoid Them

Or for anyone at the meeting, they’re more like “misconceptions” than mistakes. Regardless, the presentation was very informative with facts ranging from copyright laws to rules on fair use. The speaker that presented is a well-known figure named Sharon L. Toerek, Principle Toerek Law (if you want to learn more about her in depth, you can right here) who is… Read more »

Safely Backing Up your Mac & PC – PDF Presentation

The Feburary 2017 CDPUG General Meeting featured our Programming Director, Spike Radway, and Ken Fanger, talking about backing up data on your Mac, PC, iOS & Android Devices. Both of their presentation slides are below for anyone who wants to see it again, or for those who couldn’t attend. Spike’s presentation is here.   Ken’s presentation is here.