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It is a fact almost universally acknowledged, that 99% of fonts are unusable for 99% of projects. So when you find one of those magic 1% that fit almost everywhere, you grab it with both hands! That's the case with the Glober type family, and happily...
/ / Apr 24, 2014
Typographic art is all the rage, with everyone from politicians to pop-stars finding their speeches, lyrics and quotes transformed into portraits of themselves. The trouble is, the old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words tends...
/ / Apr 18, 2014
Working in Photoshop is no longer an option. The bloated behemoth just doesn't provide a suitable interface for designing websites, especially not responsive websites. Designing in the browser is ideal, but it does require fluency in HTML...
It seems like the whole world's got an idea for an app, the really tricky part is converting that idea into a real app that makes sales on the App Store. If you're looking to produce an app that is commercially viable, solidly built and great looking,...
/ / Apr 4, 2014
One of the biggest problems designers have on the Web is combatting the sterility of the screen; as human beings we love organic, natural, even slightly random elements, but our computers give us precision. If you can tap into that starved need...
/ / Mar 28, 2014
Time is money in this business, but cutting corners can be costly if the quality of your code dips. What all designers and developers need is a solid framework to fast-track development and ensure that standards aren't compromised. One of the...
Everyone loves an infographic. Designers love putting them together. Marketers love promoting them. Clients love commisioning them. Customers like to read them. It's a wonder the Web hasn't been turned into one big infographic! But designing...
We all use stock images everyday. Whether it's a business man in a suit, or a girl riding her bike, images enhance the way our designs are perceived. But have you noticed how often, when the figure in the foreground of an image is perfect, the background...
Whoever you are, and however you choose to work, there's one skill that's imperative for any web designer and that's knowing how to build a responsive website. Even designers who outsource their code need to understand exactly how the process...
WordPress is a Web phenomenon. It powers a gazillion blogs and almost as many websites. As a technology, it's unique in that the learning curve isn't too steep, but there is a vast amount to learn and understand. What that means is that web designers...
/ / Feb 20, 2014
Every designer's toolbox needs a few new goodies every now and then, to keep it up to date. Selecting the right tools, be they brushes, vector art or Photoshop actions is a key design skill that can mean the difference between delivering quality...
/ / Feb 13, 2014
Stock imagery is one of the toughest things to get right on a website. Hunting for the right image can be time-consuming, frustrating, and all too often fruitless. The key to getting it right is having access to the widest pool of stock images...
As a designer, you want to provide a superb service to your clients, and one of the best ways to do that is to base your designs around an existing template; it speeds up the process, keeps costs to a minimum and covers all bases. Everybody wins!...
It’s often difficult to settle on a strong sans-serif. So many carry a lot of baggage with them; Helvetica is everywhere, Arial is Helvetica, Verdana really only works on screen, and everything else is hugely expensive. So we were really...