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News, links, research, and product announcements from XOXCO in Austin, TX.

  1. Hang out with XOXCO

    XOXCO’s Eric Soelzer will be demoing a new version of Packagr at TechBreakfast on Thursday, April 10. The meetup is held at Capital Factory starting at 8:00am. Only a few spots are left, so RSVP fast.

    We are also hosting the first Austin Digital Publishing Meetup at our office tomorrow evening starting at 7:00pm. Come meet local bloggers, content strategists and designers who are interested in the future of digital publishing. Everyone is welcome. Come have a drink and let’s talk!

    More details and RSVP here: meetup.com/publishnow

    posted 6 days ago on Apr 9, 2014 | Permalink

  2. Packagr in PSFK

    The popular design and marketing site PSFK has posted an article with a large section about Packagr, our multi-format publishing tool.

    One can easily say that Packagr enables a publisher’s editorial vision to more easily live in new realms, giving it a longer shelf life and enabling publishers to use curation as a tool to create new products out of their current material.

    Read the full article, "How 3 Companies Are Changing Content Marketing Through Data" by Macala Wright.

    posted 2 weeks ago on Mar 26, 2014 | Permalink | 1 note

  3. You already publish to the web, so why not publish everywhere else?
    XOXCO’s Eric Soelzer posts on Medium about the future of digital publishing with tools like Packagr now available.

    posted 3 months ago on Jan 7, 2014 | Permalink | 1 note

  4. jkottke:

    David Carr writes about the surprising success of Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools book, which is based on his long-running website of the same name.

    But last year, he had what sounded to me like a dumb idea. Mr. Kelly edits and owns Cool Tools, a website that writes about neat stuff and makes…

    posted 3 months ago on Jan 6, 2014 | Permalink | 13 notes

  5. Team XOXCO 2013, celebrating a good year.

    Team XOXCO 2013, celebrating a good year.

    posted 3 months ago on Dec 20, 2013 | Permalink | 7 notes

  6. Our pal (and XOXCO part-timer) Michael Way shows off his ability to magically conjur a Packagr logo. The future is very bright indeed!
(Animation by Bushra Mahmood)

    Our pal (and XOXCO part-timer) Michael Way shows off his ability to magically conjur a Packagr logo. The future is very bright indeed!

    (Animation by Bushra Mahmood)

    posted 4 months ago on Nov 19, 2013 | Permalink

  7. [Designers] work between abstract intentions and contingent reality. For me the design process is a back and forth between sketching out something perfect and figuring out how to implement something in an imperfect world with as much fidelity as possible.
    From great interview with Bryan Boyer on Archinect. We worked with Bryan and his team on the Helsinki Design Lab project and couldn’t agree more with this statement.

    posted 6 months ago on Oct 9, 2013 | Permalink | 2 notes

  8. The MEAT issue of Dark Rye just went live. 20 delicious and interesting pages about all of your favorite meats (real and artificial), including what to do with wild boar, how to make and use seitan, and diagrams of where all your favorite cuts of meat are located on those cute little animals.

    The MEAT issue of Dark Rye just went live. 20 delicious and interesting pages about all of your favorite meats (real and artificial), including what to do with wild boar, how to make and use seitan, and diagrams of where all your favorite cuts of meat are located on those cute little animals.

    posted 7 months ago on Sep 3, 2013 | Permalink | 1 note

  9. In my mind, if users leave they’re just doing what the design told them to do because all the crufty noise linking elsewhere is the most engaging thing on the page.
    Trent Walton on treating users with common courtesy.

    posted 8 months ago on Aug 13, 2013 | Permalink | 1 note

  10. The latest issue of Dark Rye is live, now featuring a cool responsive table of contents!

    posted 8 months ago on Aug 6, 2013 | Permalink | 4 notes

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