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+1500 Free PowerPoint Templates & Backgrounds for Presentations. HandBrake (for Mac) Review. [INFOGRAPHIC]: The 10 Commandments of Typography. Do you need help with typography? Here is your holy grail of modern typography that will act as your ultimate guide to font selection… Combining and choosing fonts is an art. Fonts do not come easy, but once you pull off the right typeface, it can make your graphics stand out and, who knows, that type may even come out as the most powerful element in your design!

Our previous infographic, Foodies Friction – The Logo Battle! Had talked about how the different brands are always competing with one another and how their logos usually end up resembling each other so much. Now, we shall explore the much interesting topic of typography in the field of communication design. It is true that the beauty of typography lies in its endless options, convenient variations and its colossal nature and that typography knows no boundaries and it’s like yet another galaxy out there waiting to be explored and known. Embed in your site: [Infografia] Los 10 Mandamientos De La Tipografia Evan Brown. The Epic List of Content Strategy Resources. I’ve collected over two hundred of the best content strategy resources below. My goal is to make it easy for you to learn about the field of content strategy, find content strategists and blogs to follow, and, hopefully, start contributing to our community.

The people I mention are experts in the field of content strategy—I’m so grateful to them for sharing their ideas and experiences with us. But I’m even more excited for you to join our conversation. Let’s get started! Definition – Books – Journals – Blogs/Websites – Articles – Events – Forums – More lists A Definition of Content Strategy What is “content strategy”? The core components that Brain Traffic considers for every content strategy.Graphic © Brain Traffic Kristina Halvorson (@Halvorson), founder/CEO of Brain Traffic, states in A List Apart that “Content strategy plans for the creation, publication, and governance of useful, usable content.” I think the word plans plays a key role in that definition. Remember: useful and usable. Infographic List. 16 Free Tools That Make Content Creation Way Easier. Creating content isn't always a walk in the park.

(In fact, it can sometimes feel more like a sprint in a swamp.) While other parts of business and marketing are becoming increasingly automated, content creation is still a very manual job. Automation hasn't yet replaced what we do (thank goodness). That being said, there are plenty of tools out there to make creating content much easier. Click here to download our full collection of content creation templates for blog posts, ebooks, infographics, and more. Below, you'll find a list of 28 fantastic tools and resources to help you research, write, edit, and design content more easily. Let's get started. 28 Free Tools & Resources to Make Content Creation Easier For Researchers 1) Google Drive Research Tool Google recently added a tool to Drive that allows you to conduct Google searches without ever leaving your Drive window. 2) Site:search This is a handy Google hack I use every day. 3) Google Webmaster Tools Doing SEO and keyword research?

No Two The Same - Web Banner Sizes. Auphonic. The Idea Swap. 100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience?

Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience? The Fridge Has Eyes: Cara Gives Anything With A Camera Powers To See Faces, Age, Gender, More. When Jason Sosa started work on a webcam technology that detects, in real time, the age, gender, attention time, and glances of the people looking at it, he thought he was solving an advertising problem.

It's turned out to be much more. His startup’s first product was a digital billboard that changes the ads it displays depending on who looks at them—showing, for instance, an ad for a toy to a child and an ad for aftershave to a man. It wasn’t long, however, before requests started pouring in from other industries eager to use the technology: In a car, one request proposed, real-time facial detection could monitor a driver’s attention, alerting him if he falls asleep. In a fast-food restaurant, it could track how many people are standing in line.

In a house, it could help control the temperature based on who is home. In a bar, it could keep tabs on the gender ratio (though startup SceneTap already does so using a similar technology). It could even make a toy smile back. 20 Inspiring Typography Based Web Designs. 15 Free Online Portfolio Hosting Sites. Having a design portfolio online for your potential clients to browse through is important. If you need a web portfolio up and running in no time, this roundup of free online portfolio hosting sites has 15 options for you to consider. 1. Carbonmade With over 500,000 hosted portfolios and over 8 million pieces of work posted on the site, Carbonmade is a top choice for displaying your work. Example portfolio on Carbonmade. 2. The Behance network is a wonderful place to host your online portfolio. Example portfolio on Behance. 3. Shown’d is a terrific free online portfolio-hosting site. Example portfolio on SHOWN’D. 4. deviantART If you haven’t heard of deviantART before, you’re truly missing out.

Example portfolio on deviantART. 5. PortfolioBox allows you to create and host online portfolios on their site. Example portfolio on PortfolioBox. 6. Crevado Portfolio is an online portfolio-hosting site with a free subscription that allows you to host 30 images. Example portfolio on Crevado. 7. 8. 9. The Web Credibility Project - Stanford University. Who Made That Emoticon? The Gospel According to Pinterest. Ever since the wartime British propaganda poster bearing those soothing words went viral a few years ago, ending up on cases and coffee mugs, design types have been searching for the next great hyperlinked homily. Lately, the leading candidates are popping up in the most unlikely of places: Pinterest. The explosively popular image-sharing site has fallen under the spell of words — that is, quotes from the great minds that offer lessons to live by. In addition to sumptuous pictures of platform pumps, chalkboard-painted refrigerators and salted caramel shortbread, Pinterest is now jammed with inspirational quotes, some of which could have been lifted from fortune cookies.

“Love All, Trust a Few, Do Wrong to No One” (by William Shakespeare), is making the rounds these days. So is: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” (Albert Einstein). Such pop-philosophy quotes, which seem to emanate from design-driven corners of the Web, serve as a form of group therapy on Pinterest. Jon Rimmerman, the Garagiste Founder and Wild Raconteur of Wine. Standing in the low-ceilinged basement of a rundown Seattle bungalow, among the shiny steel vats and plastic tubing that constitute Animale winery, the wine merchant Jon Rimmerman swirled his glass, sniffed its bouquet, took a sip and moved his mouth around as if chewing. A fair-skinned, dapper and somewhat elfin man, Rimmerman wore Kelly green jeans, a lavender sweater and a black-and-white plaid sportcoat. Salt-and-pepper curls bushed out from under his Greek fisherman’s cap as he bent over a white plastic bucket. Spitting out a great purple jet of wine, Rimmerman signaled to the winemaker Matt Gubitosa that he could taste exactly one more vintage before leaving.

From the outside, Animale — named for Gubitosa’s dead but still-beloved cat, whose image has appeared on many Animale bottles — looked more like a methamphetamine lab than a winery, with an overgrown lawn, a faded gnome statue and reflective insulation covering all the basement windows. “That’s the Dolcetto?” Inspiring pages.