David Karp, the 24 year old founder of uber-popular blogging platform Tumblr, did a series of articles for Inc. recently where he dug into his workstyle and favorite tools. Amongst his favorites was Action Books, from our very own Behance Outfitter. He says:
“As I go through my e-mail, I make a list of things that I need to do that day in my notebook. I have a bad memory, so I’ve become a thorough notetaker. I use Action Method notebooks from Behance. They are really beautiful. The pages have rows or dots instead of lines. I ordered a bunch for our team.”
Also on his list? Pilot Pens, Leica M9 Camera, TeuxDuex, HypeMachine, and Apple TV.
David Karp’s Favorite Tech Tools [Full Article]
Photoprenuer Magazine published a lengthy feature on The Behance Network, and how photographers in particular can use the platform to help advance their career.
Today’s photographers no longer need to learn darkroom skills or bone up on the different kinds of chemicals they’ll be pouring into trays…but they do need to understand the difference between RAW and jpg image formats. Behance’s platform provides a useful service. Adding your projects to a platform viewed by the creative industry can only help to win jobs and land new commissions.”
Behance’s Community Manager Sarah Rapp weighed in to provided advice and guidance in using the Behance Network. View the full article and these tips below:
Behance Brings Creative Workers Together
Seamlessly integrate your WordPress or Tumblr content into your ProSite using the new blog integration tool!
To import your blog, just go to Pages and select “Blog” from the drop down. You’ll be able to name this page whatever you’d like.
Next, choose WordPress or Tumblr.
After the jump, step-by-step instructions on adding your Tumblr or WordPress.
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We’ve been rapidly adding more features to ProSite to make this platform the best tool possible to make your customized online portfolio. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
Cover Loading Effects
We’ve added the following loading effects: Fade, Fly, Wipe, Slide
Detailed info in this blog post: Cover Loading Effects
Upload Text OR Image to Website Description
More customization is available int he Two-Column Layout, as you can choose to upload text or image in the Website Description box.
Web Clips for iPhone/iPad/Android
Make your ProSite into an app with a custom image, accessible from your mobile device
Detailed info in this blog post: Web Clips
Choose Project Placement from Behance
When publishing a new project on Behance, you can skip a step, and choose where the project should go in ProSite, without ever reordering it manually.
Linking Header Image to a Project
Before, you could link your header image to an outside URL, but now, you can choose to link it to any of your projects on ProSite.
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We just released a new feature on ProSite that allows you to upload a Custom Web Clip.
A Web Clip is the icon that appears on a user’s iPhone, iPad or Android device if they save your website to their device (looks like all your other apps).
Once you set this up, you’ll have an easy, professional way to access your ProSite in one click – not to mention show it to others. We’ve also stripped away elements of the browser so that your ProSite will feel like an app - no distractions at all.
After the jump: how to set this up Read more →
Action Method Online, Behance’s task management app, was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s “Tech Tools” section last week, along with a few other online apps that help organize your to-dos and manage your workflow. The online article aims to give tips to small businesses.
Read Full Article:
A survey of useful sites with tech tools for small companies
Computer Arts recently published a long article on “Getting things done the creative way” in which they featured Action Method Online, as well as interviewed one of our overseas retailers of Action Products, our line of products and tools for creative professionals.
“It’s at the core of our entire business: project management, planning and finance, and general internal communications.The ethos is simple: making ideas happen. No dancing around points, no lengthy email chains, just simple calls to action.”
Here’s a look at this week’s 2 most appreciated projects, and 2 most followed creatives…
Solitude – A Work In Progress by Joe Fenton
Somewhat of a modern masterpiece, sketch artist Joe Fenton has been working on this 8×5 foot image since 2010. Full of fairy-tale creatures and character designs, it’s fascinating to check the progress to see this piece fill out, bit by bit, to completion. Pretty epic! [Project Link]
For all you typography fanatics out there (and we know there are a lot of you), this independent type foundry is operated by Svetoslav Simov, in Bulgaria. From corporate to personal, professional logos to t-shirt designers, the typefaces have been featured all over the place. Definitely recommend this resource for browsing, or for free downloads! Read more →
ProSite launched with the ability to display Hi-Def images in a lightbox – up until now, Behance has always displayed 600 pixel images, so we’re happy to now offer you the option to showcase your larger images in all their hi-def glory.
This week, we took it a step further and are now offering a SLIDESHOW option. Now, you can click through a project’s hi-def images within the lightbox.
[See this in action here: http://akosmajor.prosite.com]
Bonus: If you’re a ProSite user, you’ll be able to extend this hi-def option to your projects on Behance.net in addition to ProSite.
How do I upload hi-def images?
When you upload work to Behance, we automatically store your full-sized images, so if they’re larger than 600 pixels, you’ll automatically be able to open these images, full-sized, by clicking on them in your project. We’re been storing full-sized imagines since December 2010, so if you have a project older than this, you will have to re-upload your images into your project in order to see them full sized.
We’re excited to announce a brand new feature on ProSite: Cover Loading Effects!
ProSite users can now choose to have their project covers fade in with several ways to customize, including fading speed, going project by project, row by row, or all at once, and more.
See fade loading effects in action at maartendeckers.prosite.com
To turn this on in ProSite, click the On button next to Cover Loading Effects under the Project Covers section. You can also Preview the effect before applying it to your projects.
Look for even more cover loading effects to be added in the coming weeks!