DESIGN

  • A Crash Course in Typography: Paragraphs and Special Characters

    Body copy makes up the majority of many websites. Headlines and other bits of typography are often considered more fun to design, or more artistic, but without a good design for your body copy, your overall project will suffer.



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  • A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type

    Typography could be considered the most important part of any design. It’s definitely among the most important elements of any design project. And yet it’s often the part of a design that’s left for last, or barely considered at all. Designers are often intimidated by typography, which can result in bland typographical design or a designer always using one or two “reliable” typefaces in their designs.



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  • Architecture Sources of Inspiration

    Architecture surrounds us everyday, and because of that we sometimes overlook it as a potential source of inspiration. But architecture and interior design can inspire us for virtually any project. There are dozens of architectural styles out there, both formal and informal, to appeal to almost every taste.



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  • Educational Resources for Studying Graphic Design

    One of the greatest things about having access to the Internet, is the educational opportunities that it affords the public. People in all professions have the ability to expand their knowledge base through the wealth of information being shared via the Internet, and the same holds true for those who are studying graphic design.



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  • Eye-Catching & Clever Print Ads

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    Advertisements don’t really have a second chance to make a first impression. They should be well thought out and catchy enough to influence the viewer’s opinion. Thinking out of the box is the key here that leads the design agencies to survival. Designing print ads is more challenging than some may think since there is no direct communication with the target audience.



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  • 35 Beautiful Examples of Fractal Flowers

    The beauty and appeal of flowers is immense and it is no wonder that many designers and artists use this patterns of flowers within their artworks. Same goes for the fractal art which itself is a very diversified form of artwork in terms of forms, colors, details and lights. When it incorporates the beauty of flowers, you can imagine what type of amazing and breathtaking results it can produce. So, without a further ado, here is the full list after the jump. Enjoy!



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  • 40+ UI Design Tools and Resources

    User interface design grows and evolves on a continual basis. To stay current, you need to keep an eye on trends, new resources, and new techniques being implemented and talked about. And you also need to try things out on your own, and come up with original ideas and implementations.



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  • For the Love of Logos: Tips, Resources, and More

    When it comes to design projects, logo designs tend to be some of the trickiest to work with, simply because of their purpose. All design tends to be conveying a message, this is true, but most designs get to use so much more to make their points accessible to the viewer.



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  • Name One Thing About Web Development You Never Saw Coming

    Not that this is universally true, but some people look haphazardly into a field before deciding to dive in. We do the odd bit of research, investigating the ins and outs, slowly developing expectations about this new arena of work. Expectations are not necessarily bad to have; they can be a powerful motivator. But sometimes our expectations are shattered by a development that we never saw coming.



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  • The Ultimate InDesign Toolbox

    Having recently published the Illustrator toolbox, we thought we would continue down the print design path and follow up with our next toolbox in this same arena. Welcome to the Ultimate InDesign Toolbox for all of those designers and graphic artists who use this valuable tool for all of their print media needs. This expansive addition to the Adobe Creative Suite family is often overlooked by many in the community, opting instead to use Illustrator alone in their forays into the print side of the game.



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