Essentials

Source Code Pro: Adobe’s Second Open Source Font Just Released

September 26th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Source Code Pro: Adobe’s Second Open Source Font Just Released

Create The Web, Adobe’s conference jumpstarting new product lines and innovations for web developers, has debuted in San Francisco. In the next two weeks people in other parts of the world will have the chance to attend too, as the conference is moving from London to Tokyo to Sydney. What you will see there...

Boilerplates & Other Tools

Best Web Fonts – Implement Google Web Fonts Most Easily

September 25th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Best Web Fonts – Implement Google Web Fonts Most Easily

The Google Font Directory has increased in size three-fold in the course of the last year and keeps on growing. More than 500 fonts leave you searching for the one and only, not all fonts are high-grade. While this partly depends on your, or your client’s taste, we won’t go fighting over that. Besides...

Business Online

ConceptShare gives Collaboration that Push

September 24th, 2012
by Cameron Chapman
2
ConceptShare gives Collaboration that Push

ConceptShare Virtually every designer out there has to collaborate at some point. Whether that's with other designers, other creative pros or clients, you'll need to share your work and get feedback or insight. Too many creatives are still dealing with these situations via email. But email is horribly inefficient, especially if you have multiple people...

Inspiration

All The Colours Of The Sun: 60 Perfectly Amazing Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

September 24th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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All The Colours Of The Sun: 60 Perfectly Amazing Photos Of Nature’s Beauty

From time to time I need to get my thoughts clear. When I’m feeling stressed by deadlines, clients, people, life in general, all I have to do is look at a beautiful landscape with all the colours of the sun to it. Whenever I can, I try to experience these views in real life,...

Essentials

Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

September 21st, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
4
Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s First Open Source Font

It's only been a few weeks ago, that Adobe's font developer Paul D. Hunt surprised us with the release of a modern, elegant font under the - gasp - open font license. You can even call this release a sensation as Adobe always has been radical in protecting its fonts. They were the inventors...

Business Online

IzzoNet: Create Your Own Shop Easily

September 20th, 2012
by Cameron Chapman
5
IzzoNet: Create Your Own Shop Easily

Selling things online is something I think a lot of us have considered doing. And even if you haven't considered selling things yourself, it's likely that you've had clients who were interested in doing so. But getting an ecommerce site setup, even for designers and developers, can be a pain. It's often time-consuming, frustrating,...

Design

Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

September 19th, 2012
by Pavlushka
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Business Cards that Work for You: Tips and Best Practices

business card Business cards are a quite popular topic and, depending on your method of acquisition, a decidedly important one. The web is full of examples in a wide variety of layouts. Today there's no shortage of creative business card designs to buy ready-made or get tailored by a designer. Therefore the bigger problem is, how to avoid getting a card design...

Inspiration

Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

September 18th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
7
Up Close and Personal: A Showcase of Macro Photography

In the world of photography, one area brings attention to life's finer details by focusing in a bit tighter on them. Macro photography gets up close and personal on the object before the lens, and delivers some truly moving and inspiring works of photographic art. Whatever effects are added in post, the base of...

Design

KISS: A Showcase of Beautifully Simple Blog Design

September 17th, 2012
by Tom Ross
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KISS: A Showcase of Beautifully Simple Blog Design

Simple Blog Design As a member of the design community you have probably heard the expression 'KISS' before. For those of you who haven't, it stands for 'Keep it Simple Stupid'. It's an established design rule that you should not over-complicate your layouts, but rather focus on the core aims for your page. The trouble is that designing a...

Apps

Paper for iPad: Intuitive Sketchbook for Creative Professionals

September 16th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
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Paper for iPad: Intuitive Sketchbook for Creative Professionals

An iPad-App by the simple name of Paper wants to transform your Apple-device into one of the oldest, but still most intuitive user interfaces there is. Thoughts, sketches, drawings, notes, whatever can be caught on a piece of paper can now be stored on your iPad, without sacrificing the ease of use of a...

Development

Your Photos Retro Style with HTML5 Canvas and Vintage.js

September 14th, 2012
by Dieter Petereit
2
Your Photos Retro Style with HTML5 Canvas and Vintage.js

HTML5, JavaScript and Canvas are gaining momentum when it comes to image processing. It’s only been a few days since we introduced you to the jQuery-plugin tiltShift.js, which, you can easily guess by its name, applies the popular effect of miniaturizing to whatever image you fire it on. Today we’ll show you vintage.js. This...

Inspiration

Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

September 13th, 2012
by Robert Bowen
4
Over Troubled Water: Showcase of Bridge Photography

One photographic centerpiece that most certainly ends up in front of a photographer's lens are bridges. And for good reason. Bridges capture our attention and often, because of their sheer size, they force us to take note of them. We marvel at their architectural majesty or we wonder over their history and the lives...