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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?

[INFOGRAPHIC]: The 10 Commandments of 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. 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. The infographic below illustrates the, “10 Commandments of Typography” that could be followed as quite the basics when it comes to selecting fonts. Embed in your site: Evan Brown.

The Epic List of Content Strategy Resources. Since I left SEO, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Content Strategy.

The Epic List of Content Strategy Resources

What is it? What books and blogs should people read to learn about it? What conferences should folks attend and who are the experts in the field? I thought I would assemble my favorite Content Strategy resources into a list that has everything all in one place for folks who, like me, are new to this field. This makes it easier to find for those who are interested, not to mention easier for me to share when I get questions. But I also created this list as a way of thanking all the amazing, brilliant, and talented content strategists out there who inspired me with their work and insights. Content Strategy definition – Books – Journals – Blogs – Articles – Events – Forums – More lists A Definition of Content Strategy So what do I mean by Content Strategy anyway? Diagram describing the critical components that Brain Traffic considers in every content strategy.Graphic by Brain Traffic Content Strategy Books.

Infographic List. 16 Free Tools That Make Content Creation Way Easier. Creating content isn't always a walk in the park.

16 Free Tools That Make Content Creation Way Easier

(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). 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.

100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!)

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. 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.

The Fridge Has Eyes: Cara Gives Anything With A Camera Powers To See Faces, Age, Gender, More

It's turned out to be much more. 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.

15 Free Online Portfolio Hosting Sites

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. Besides being free (they do also have paid subscriptions), Carbonmade has a user-friendly interface and doesn’t require any coding knowledge. Example portfolio on Carbonmade. 2. The Behance network is a wonderful place to host your online portfolio. Example portfolio on Behance. 3. 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.

The Gospel According to Pinterest

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. 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.

Jon Rimmerman, the Garagiste Founder and Wild Raconteur of Wine

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. Inspiring pages.