Need Alternatives To Adobe Creative Suite?

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I’m still slogging along under the weather, so today’s post will be another quickie, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it may not be of much value. Several weeks ago, I noticed composer, academic, and all around sharp knife in the drawer David MacDonald posted something on his Facebook wall about starting the process into migrating away from using Adobe Creative Cloud. For many arts orgs and arts entrepreneurs, …

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Time To Downsize

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I recently published the latest installment in my ArtsHacker series about what you can do to combat post net neutrality slowdowns. This is the first article that takes a deep dive into some of the meatier tasks, but don’t let that dissuade you. Some of the tools covered are super user friendly regardless your skill level so even if you don’t know HTTP requests from a hole in the ground, I …

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Step Three In Preparing For Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns Is Database Optimization

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As expected, the Federal Communications Commission voted to eliminate net neutrality by a partisan line 3-2 vote. The FCC live streamed the hearing and if you didn’t get an opportunity to listen, commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (who voted against the measure to protect net neutrality) made certain to mention how much nonprofits and individual creators stand to suffer. On another hopeful note, a series of state attorney generals, such as New York’s Eric Schneiderman, …

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Step Two In Preparing For Post Net Neutrality Slowdowns Is Image Compression

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If I could give out gold stars to arts admins who know how to properly compress images for web use, they’d be made out of actual gold. That’s just how big of a deal this is to optimization and page load speed. Although some aspects of the series I’m writing for ArtsHacker about how to prepare for impending slowdowns once net neutrality is gone will be super techy, this is one …

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It’s Easier To Show You Than Tell You

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Yesterday’s post about the impending net neutrality slowdowns garnered a good bit of attention but one common question I received from colleagues is how much of a difference all of the optimization work I suggested is really worth. After several exchanges, it seemed clear this is one of those items where showing is better than telling. Recently, I rolled out a major redesign for the Venture Platform sales website. In addition …

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