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101 essential free fonts for web designers. Every designer knows that free fonts are a godsend when working on a project, but truly valuable free fonts can be tough to find.

101 essential free fonts for web designers

With this list we’ve endeavoured to bring you as many full font families as possible; fonts that are genuinely free (not just one style or weight free), a balance of fonts that work well for body text as well as display, and a full collection of fonts that are pleasing to the eye. Everyone can find something new and useful among these amazing free fonts. Fonts love chunk We’re kicking off our list with fonts that have some serious weight to throw around! ChunkFive is a classic, but there are some other heavy contenders in this batch as well. Bemio Chunk Troika Abril Fatface Governor Vast Shadow Komika Title PassionOne Poetsen Tall and slender If you’re trying to fit a lot of text into a small area, these narrow fonts can help you get the job done. Bebas Neue League Gothic Oswald Langdon Ostrich Sans Simplifica Valencia Mohave Yanone Kaffeesatz Happy families Quaver Merriweather Cylburn.

Mlearning : Ideas for making interactive... E-Learning Video Quiz: Articulate Storyline. Interactive Video Quiz This is a simple example to showcase some ideas for creating e-learning video quizzes in Articulate Storyline.

E-Learning Video Quiz: Articulate Storyline

The first quiz combines Storyline's lightbox feature with built-in quizzing functionality. Quiz questions are loaded above the video in lightbox slides. The second example is a customized quiz using Storyline's triggers and slide layers. First shared in this e-learning forum thread in E-learning Heroes. View Demo. Powerpoint. 10 Awesome Tips For Beginner Photographers. Everyone loves photography but most of the people are afraid to try it as they think it is really tough and technical — which is obvious not true.

10 Awesome Tips For Beginner Photographers

Anyone can become a photographer with a little practice and some tips. So here are some tips that will help you out a lot if you are a beginner photographer. You may like this too : 33 Stunning Tutorials To Become A Master Of Photography 1. Don’t try to buy the most expensive equipment directly Advertisement It is a big misconception that you need an expensive equipment to capture awesome photos. 2. If you have shaky hands, then you should definitely get an inexpensive tripod. 3. Well you never know when you will find a thing or scene you want to capture! 4. What do you do when you can’t carry your camera or have forgotten it at home? 5. You don’t have to go anywhere to take awesome photos. 6. With photography you always have to learn new things. 7.

You can learn anything you want using internet. 8. 9. 10. Photograph every day! Chalk Font Examples to Improve Your Design. Many designers ask about the best fonts to use in their artwork, and how to choose the most suitable font type for their design.

Chalk Font Examples to Improve Your Design

Actually, this question is very important because the fonts should be readable and should follow the general design theme and tone. Our font examples below explore those kinds of fonts that simulate writing on a chalkboard. These fonts are suitable for designs for schools, learning courses, educational websites, and more. The first thing to consider when using a font is to check if it fits your design or it would appear odd. The general theme in your design will restrict you to use only those fonts that meet the concept and spirit of the specific design you’re working on. Then, you need to think of when and how you will use the chalk font.

Due to the design of its font glyphs, using this type of fonts in your design may take up a large space compared to other fonts. CF Marie Eve Regular Chalk font Chalkpat Abe Regular DK Crayon Crumble Eraser Dust Rayando Vtks animal. Colors. How to create Interactive Screenshots in #Articulate Studio #Presenter #eLearning.

Weekly Recap: Learn New E-Learning Techniques with Help from the Articulate Community. Mlearning : I really like this free font:... Free Font Elsie by Alejandro Inler. This license can also be found at this permalink: Copyright (c) 2010-2012, Alejandro Inler (alejandroinler@gmail.com), with Reserved Font Name ‘Elsie’ This Font Software is licensed under the SIL Open Font License, Version 1.1.

Free Font Elsie by Alejandro Inler

This license is copied below, and is also available with a FAQ at: —————————————————————————————- SIL OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1 - 26 February 2007—————————————————————————————- PREAMBLE The goals of the Open Font License (OFL) are to stimulate worldwide development of collaborative font projects, to support the font creation efforts of academic and linguistic communities, and to provide a free and open framework in which fonts may be shared and improved in partnership with others.

The OFL allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely as long as they are not sold by themselves. DEFINITIONS “Font Software” refers to the set of files released by the Copyright Holder(s) under this license and clearly marked as such. Articulate : Here are 3 Getting Started... 3 Getting Started Things You Should Know in Presenter ’09. Feb282013 One of the reasons e-learning designers love Articulate Presenter ’09 so much is that it’s really easy to use.

3 Getting Started Things You Should Know in Presenter ’09

With the familiar interface and workflows, designers can start building courses quickly without learning an entirely new tool. But those similarities can also blur the lines between when to use PowerPoint and when to use Presenter to build e-learning. Fortunately, it’s an easy workflow adjustment once you understand which tasks to turn over to Presenter. Let’s take a look at three of the most common tasks that Presenter takes over for PowerPoint. Importing audio and video Anytime you’re working with multimedia files such as audio and video, you’ll want to go through Presenter and not PowerPoint. Presenter offers additional features for displaying and controlling your multimedia files. Here’s how to import audio and video in Presenter ’09: View this screencast on Screenr.com Learn more: Syncing animations Apply animationsAdjust animation orderSync animation timing.

21 Ways To Get Visual Ideas. Sharebar When you’re stuck, in a rut or brain drained, it’s hard to be creative on demand.

21 Ways To Get Visual Ideas

Here are some resources that may give you ideas and strategies for approaches to visual design. You may find inspiration for designing an entire course, a title screen, a job aid or a way to make an abstract concept concrete. Please share your favorite inspiration resources in the Comments section below. 1. Look through the portfolios of designers and artists at these sites, which serve as platforms to showcase creative work and collections. 2. Browse online and print magazines to observe the layout, typography and ideas used in advertisements. 3. 4. 5. Certain audiences and content lend themselves to a retro or vintage look. 6. Real infographics (not infoposters) could be used more frequently to facilitate learning. 7.

Even if you don’t plan on creating motion graphics, animations can show effective ways to visualize concepts. 8. 9. 10. There’s so much to learn about type. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Seriouslearning: Internet Exporer 10 #Screenr login issue solved using compatibility view. #elearning #articulate. Bookshelf. 149 Free Paper Textures and Backgrounds.

EmailEmail It has been a long time since we posted any free design resources, so it’s time for another freebies collection!

149 Free Paper Textures and Backgrounds

This time we’ve tried to put some of the best free paper textures in one post. Of course, the web is so wide that it’s simply impossible not to miss some great graphics, so if you happen to know some good high resolution free paper backgrounds that we’ve missed – please leave a comment. So here you are, 149 high resolution free graphics including vintage, grunge, torn, stained, notebook, lined, wrinkled and old paper textures. Enjoy! P.S.: let us know if you find something useful for your designs – we’d love to see them in use! Old Paper Texture Download 1800×2500 px Notebook Paper Texture Download 2550×3510 px Grungy Paper Texture Download 2000×2837 px Download 2000×2862 px Grungy Paper Background Download 2000×2849 px Crumpled White Paper Texture Download 2048×1536 px Vintage Music Paper Download 2548×3508 px Download 2000×2795 px Paper Texture Download 2072×1692 px Old Paper. 70+ Free Icon Sets You Should Have in Your Bookmarks. Editor’s Note: This is a contributed post by Pavlushka, the author of CrazyPixels web design blog.

70+ Free Icon Sets You Should Have in Your Bookmarks

He writes inspirational articles about web design technologies and useful web design tutorials, about how to create amazing web design artworks. Feel free to follow him on Twitter. Icon design is ignored sometimes when creating a website layout. The simplest method to catch the interest of your visitors is by creating a good user experience through attractive icons. An icon is a small, but critically important detail that defines the aesthetic look of the whole website design. In today’s article, you will find 76 icon sets for a variety of purpose, all available for free. There is no room for doubt, just choose and download the icon set you like the most. Recommended Reading: Beautiful IOS App Icon Designs For Your Inspiration The list of icon sets have been split up to four parts to make it easier for you: Social Media Vintage Social Media Stamps Sociality Social Icons hand drawn Buddycons Aroma. 10 top colour resources. Colour is an integral element of design.

10 top colour resources

And the web is full of endless resources and tutorials covering it. But, sometimes too much choice can be confusing. So we've picked this selection of the best resources that will really help you to get to grips with the subject. 01. Mudcube Colour Sphere The Mudcube Colour Sphere is a handy little colour resource for designers in that it not only provides the hex numbers for each colour; it also helps you to build up a colour scheme from one chosen shade. 02. Color by HailPixel is a handy little web app if you're a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to getting the colour just right. 03. This web designer's tool 'Check my Colours' is designed to check foreground and background colour combinations of all DOM elements, to determine if they provide sufficient contrast when viewed by someone having colour deficits. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. Adobe Kuler is a system which allows users to try out, create and save various colour schemes. 09. 10. The Truth About Rapid E-Learning.

Rapid elearning tools generally fall into one of two groups: freeform and form-based authoring. PowerPoint-to-Flash publishing is freeform. You start with a blank slide and then build your structure and interactivity. And the other type of tool is form-based where the application has a pre-designed structure and the developer only needs to add content like text, narration, and multimedia. Hit publish and you have clean, professional output. Most rapid elearning courses use a combination of form-based modules and PowerPoint. Click here to view the Pallet Jack demo. As you can see, it doesn’t have that “PowerPoint” look and the integration between form and freeform generated content works well. The Truth About PowerPoint Most PowerPoint criticism is misguided. Books like Beyond Bullet Points and Slide:ology have done more than enough to show how to use PowerPoint for more than bullet point presentations. PowerPoint is a multi-faceted application and used for more than presentations.

Various Ribbon Shapes For Use In Your Courses. I was working on a project in Storyline today and wanted to insert a simple ribbon banner shape. I looked under shapes and couldn't find one pre-made. I pondered creating one in Adobe Illustrator as a .PNG file (with transparent background) but then I wouldn't be able to quickly change the color of the ribbon in my .story file without going into the other application, making the color change, saving, and then updating the image in Storyline.

Too many steps. So I played around and designed a few different ribbons of my own using shapes in Storyline. Thought I'd share my ribbon shapes here in the forum for others to use in their Storyline courses. I've included the .story file here with the three ribbon shapes/groups. I also created a couple of Screenr videos showing how I created the shapes, if you're interested in making your own!

Ribbons.story. Using Articulate Storyline with Wordpress LMS Rapid E-Learning Templates. In my previous blog post, I did a quick review of the new WordPress LMS Plug-in by LearnDash. One of the reasons I was so interested in investigating this new LMS option, was that I was curious to see if it would be a good low cost solution for hosting courses created with Articulate Storyline. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been experimenting with the “One Click Upload for Articulate Storyline” extension that is available in the LearnDash library.

In this post, I’ll cover the basics of using the plug-in to help you get started using Storyline content in your Wordpess LMS installation. Overview: Out of the box, the WordPress LMS plug-in does not support Articulate Storyline content. In order to enable this functionality, you must first complete some configurations in your WordPress Dashboard. Installing the “One Click Upload for Articulate Storyline” Plug-in: Installing the plug-in is the same as installing a standard plug-in for WordPress. Additional Resources: CharlesZoffuto: How to add a Google form as a survey to your #Articulate Presenter course. OnEnterFrame: #Articulate Storyline and Google Doc. Support - Storyline PDF user manual. Click here to download a PDF user manual (50 MB) for Articulate Storyline.

It contains the Storyline tutorials found in E-Learning Heroes. To view the video screencasts in the PDF manual, you'll need to have Adobe Reader 9 or later installed and an active Internet connection. Note: Crosslinks throughout the PDF manual jump from one page to another within the document. However, there are a few hyperlinks that point to web-based resources, such as sample Storyline project files. You'll need an active Internet connection to view or download these resources. 50 Interesting things you can do in your online courses « Rose Colored Glasses. Almost any activity can be designed to be carried out in some way or another for an online course.

Most important is that the instructor must set up the activity with all the supporting and explanatory documentation necessary for the students to understand fully what they are to do, when, where in the course they are to do it, what is expected specifically, and how they will be evaluated. Areas in the course must be designed and set up in advance by the instructor to account for and accommodate, explain, model, and evaluate each activity. Below are some ideas to get you thinking about what is possible and how. 1.

Conduct an interview : A formal interview consists of a series of well-chosen questions (and often a set of tasks or problems) which are designed to elicit a portrait of a student’s understanding about a concept or set of related concepts. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38.

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