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Chapter 5: Site Structure. I Love Ligatures. Do's and Don'ts of Presenting. The Ultimate Guide to Basic Color Theory for All Artists. Free Beginning Graphic Design Tutorial at GCFGlobal. 30 Free Google Slides Templates For Your Next Presentation. Ideas, articles, and resources for graphic designers and marketers by author and designer Chuck Green. ImageSeeking for Fantastic Visual Metaphors. Google Fonts. 39 Free Tools for Creating Unique Images. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, and the average length of an English word is 5 letters, it would take you 35.71 Tweets to tell the same story you could with one shared image on social media.

39 Free Tools for Creating Unique Images

So why wouldn’t you just include an image? We know it can be difficult to come up with a fresh image for each social post you create, so we’ve put together this list of amazing tools to help you create free images for websites, social media posts, blogs and more. While all of the resources on this list have a free version, some may require you to pay for additional features or access. Types of Free Image Creation Tools Below are some jump links to help you quickly navigate to the type of image you’re looking to create.

Don’t forget to put those great images to use with a free 30-day trial with Sprout Social. Image Design Tools There are dozens of free image editing tools out there that you can use to start altering, touching up, or creating your own social images. 1. 2. 3. 4. How to Evaluate a Website – The Visual Communication Guy: Designing, Writing, and Communication Tips for the Soul. A lot goes into making a good website.

How to Evaluate a Website – The Visual Communication Guy: Designing, Writing, and Communication Tips for the Soul

Whether you use a website for your small business or for your personal portfolio, usability and user-experience matters. You want to make sure that whoever visits your site has a good experience. The Power of Professional Presentations. Due to the increased use of Project Based Learning, as well as changes in standards, instruction, and technology, students are doing more presentations.

The Power of Professional Presentations

Some of our students’ presentations are for their peers. Others are for more public audiences like parents, community members and business leaders. And some are shared globally and digitally through social media. Having all students consistently present their work is a good idea. However, we know all students need support in improving their skills as presenters (see this BIE blog post by Erik Palmer on the topic).

A Non-Designer's Guide to Creating Engaging Images for Social Media. A great social media marketer today and an awesome advertiser in the 1960s have much in common.

A Non-Designer's Guide to Creating Engaging Images for Social Media

David Ogilvy, the father of advertising, was famous for spending an inordinate amount of time on headlines. Why? Because that’s the line that people read the most, so it mattered a lot. Ogilvy was a master at stuff like this — prioritizing what was really important. If he lived through the age of social media, I’m fairly certain Ogilvy would say something like: On the average, many more people engage with images as read the copy in social media posts. 8 New Graphic Design Trends That Will Take Over 2017. With so many large scale changes in the world over the past year, brands haven’t been able to take many design risks this year. They also have to do a lot more with less this year. So I believe they are going to really rely on old favorites like muted color palettes, serif fonts, and simple data visualizations for clear communication. Things that invoke a sense of calm, understanding, and positivity in an ultra chaotic world.

Bold colors, brash fonts, and in your face marketing isn’t going to work now and into the future.

Making great PPTs

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources. So, you need an image for your blog?

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? High Resolution: Lots of great image resources emerged in the pre-Web 2.0 phase, but it wasn’t until bandwidth dramatically increased that allowed for the uploading of much higher resolution images suitable for editing and printing. License: The licenses vary extremely from source to source.

Free Web Icons. Flaticon- free icons. 4 Good Places to Find CC Licensed Images to Use in Class. October 1, 2015 Below are some good places where you can find CC licensed pictures to use with your students in class.

4 Good Places to Find CC Licensed Images to Use in Class

These copyright-friendly photos are offered under different Creative Commons licences most of which are ideal for educational purposes. Also, some of these websites (e.g Photos for Class) provides accurate image citations so students can properly credit their image sources. 1- Pics4Learning ‘Pics4Learning is a safe, free image library for education.

Teachers and students can use the copyright-friendly photos & images for classrooms, multimedia projects, websites, videos, portfolios, or any projects in an educational setting.’ Advanced Graphic Design. Presentation Design Tips - How to Make Text Look Exciting. By Adam Noar When you are creating a PowerPoint presentation and want it to look as snazzy as possible, there is a lot you can do to make your slides shine with the brightness and glory of a thousand suns.

Presentation Design Tips - How to Make Text Look Exciting

You can add beautiful background textures, have perfectly complimentary fonts, or avoid the hassle of doing it yourself and just buy a ready-made template from the get-go. Even so, if you are not careful your text can look boring. Using Graphic Design Principles in Web Design. An Introduction to Color Theory for Web Designers. Web Style Guide. Page Structure and Site Design. Web “sites” are complete abstractions—they don’t exist, except in our heads.

Page Structure and Site Design

When we identify a site as such, what we’re really describing is a collection of individual linked pages that share a common graphic and navigational look and feel. What creates the illusion of continuity across a cohesive “site” is the design features that pages share. Individual html pages and how they are designed and linked are the atomic unit of web sites, and everything that characterizes site structure must appear in the page templates. As the web has matured over the past decade, the structure of web pages in text-driven information sites has become more uniform and predictable.

Although not all web pages share the exact layout and features described here, most web pages incorporate some or all of these basic components, in page locations that have become familiar to web users (fig. 6.1). Figure 6.1 — A canonical page design and major page elements. Page headers Home link Global navigation Search. Visual Design. Some foundational ideas are so thoroughly ingrained in modern life that we hardly see them for their ubiquity and familiarity.

Visual Design

The concept of “module and program”—regular building blocks of repeating patterns that when joined together produce an organized whole—permeates our information-age lives even more thoroughly than it did the lives of our ancestors in the industrial revolution launched by manufacturing innovators like Eli Whitney. As the industrial world grew more complex, document designers in the mid-1800s began to adapt modular programs to newspaper, catalog, financial, and other publications, and modern page layout was born.

In the early twentieth century the Bauhaus designers adopted the elements of visual logic discovered by the Gestalt perceptual psychologists, and those German and Swiss designers created modern graphic design (see Visual Design Principles sidebar, below). Graphic Design for Beginners. Graphic Design. Exploring-color-theory.