It’s about time I started using photoshop again.

It’s about time I started using photoshop again.

turnislefthome:

Some people have asked so I made a little cheat sheet for some of my favorite C4D keyboard shortcuts I use. Feel free to print out/share.

turnislefthome:

Some people have asked so I made a little cheat sheet for some of my favorite C4D keyboard shortcuts I use. Feel free to print out/share.

This is the current state of the Search feature.

This is the current state of the Search feature.

Hopefully the hierarchy’s a little clearer and things are more readable now.

Hopefully the hierarchy’s a little clearer and things are more readable now.

Words we don’t use.

A list of banned words from the new gov.uk site. I love this. (via https://www.gov.uk/designprinciples/styleguide)

We can do without these words:

  • agenda (unless it is for a meeting)
  • advancing
  • collaborate (use ‘working with’)
  • combating
  • commit/pledge (we need to be more specific – we’re either doing something or we’re not)
  • countering
  • deliver (pizzas, post and services are delivered – not abstract concepts like ‘improvements’ or ‘priorities’)
  • deploy (unless it is military or software)
  • dialogue (we speak to people)
  • disincentivise (and incentivise)
  • empower
  • facilitate (instead, say something specific about how you are helping)
  • focusing
  • foster (unless it is children)
  • impact (as a verb)
  • initiate
  • key (unless it unlocks something. A subject/thing isn’t ‘key’ – it’s probably ‘important’)
  • land (as a verb. Only use if you are talking about aircraft)
  • leverage (unless in the financial sense)
  • liaise
  • overarching
  • progress (as a verb – what are you actually doing?)
  • promote (unless you are talking about an ad campaign or something)
  • robust
  • slimming down (processes don’t diet – we are probably removing x amount of paperwork etc)
  • streamline
  • strengthening (unless it’s strengthening bridges or other structures)
  • tackling (unless it is rugby, football, some other sport)
  • transforming (what are you actually doing to change it)
  • utilise

Always avoid metaphors. For example:

  • drive (you can only drive vehicles; not schemes or people)
  • drive out (unless it is cattle)
  • going forward (unlikely we are giving travel directions)
  • in order to (superfluous – don’t use it)
  • one-stop shop (we are government, not a retail outlet)
  • ring fencing