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The process of designing a type-based logo is similar to that of designing a shape-based logo. Both logos need to convey a message, do it quickly and appease the client’s taste. All of these objectives can be accomplished by defining goals, favoring message over convention and questioning our assumptions as designers—even to the point of considering Arial or Helvetica. Anyone
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
What are TypeFaces? They’re “top-trumps” style card packs featuring 20 well known designers. For each designer, a typeface was selected to match their overall vibe. Each card has also been individually designed to reflect their vibe, supported typographically with the selected typeface. The official site also carries wallpapers for each of the TypeFaces characters which you can download
Contact forms have evolved a lot since the days of simple bland html forms. This holds especially true for portfolio websites and design agencies. The current designs are beautiful and can be extremely creative. Besides the common fields that everyone expects, forms can be enhanced by adding extra features such as maps, social networking information and appealing illustrations.
We recently published an article covering 20 reasons not to become a freelancer. The idea was that there are already a ton of articles out there talking about how great it is to be a freelancer, and all the benefits, but there are very few posts that talk about the flip side of all that. Freelancing is not for everyone. It’s an important decision that not only affects your career,
Today we have the results of last week’s Iconshock Giveaway. We received over 451 entries for this super awesome contest, where IconShock is giving away 10 licenses for ALL of their icons. Each license includes 800,000 stock icons, 250 icon sets, 500 logo templates and 250 animated icons. The total value of the prizes is $4,990. All winners were chosen at random and you can find
And it’s finally out! Please meet our new site: TECHi.com It’s a brand new and amazing technology blog that focuses on tech stuff that’s always fresh and never boring. You may have already come across it, or seen a few of the ads floating around the web. But now, it’s official, TECHi.com is out of beta and ready for prime time. I’m super proud and excited
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and versatile cartoonists in the world today. So for a few moments, take a
A few months ago, we announced that we’ll be launching a brand new website this year… and that time has finally come! We’ve kept the new site in ‘beta’ mode for a few weeks now, testing and tweaking things to get it just right and we’re finally ready to roll it out to everyone. The new website is a really cool and exciting project and while it’s
How much time do you waste on the average day looking for things buried somewhere on your desk? Or getting up to get something on the other side of your office? Or otherwise retrieving the things you need to do your job? If you added up all those wasted seconds and minutes, you might be surprised at the percentage of your day that it takes up. Taking the time to set up an optimal workspace can