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Color schemes - Adobe Color CC. FontShop. Free Stock Photos: 74 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images. Looking for the perfect stock photo for your blog or website?

Free Stock Photos: 74 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images

To help you find them, we’ve compiled a list of 74 terrific sources of high-quality, free photos. Better Posters. All time favorite Color Palettes to improve design. The past couple weeks we’ve talked a lot about using colors!

All time favorite Color Palettes to improve design

We’d gone over Combining backgrounds and colors, and Color harmony, and on this topic we want to give you some helpful insight into Color Palettes which can drastically improve the way you select complimentary colors. The basis of using colors in design is the ability to mix and match tones that go well together. An interview with information designer Martin Oberhäuser. Infographics post #5 : an interview with German designer Martin Oberhäuser, who lives and breathes infographics.

An interview with information designer Martin Oberhäuser

Martin Oberhäuser is a Hamburg-based designer who has specialised in information design from the get-go. When Jude, one of our designers, showed me his brilliant work for German encyclopedia Brockhaus, I decided to ring him up for a chat about his work and information design in general. How did the Brockhaus project come about? I think their creative director had seen my work and they approached me and asked me to work on it.

They were publishing 11 print volumes, but I didn’t do all the graphics – only the hero pieces. Visualising Data » Resources. Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: August 1, 2014. Welcome to the weekly roundup of resources for web design and development.

Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: August 1, 2014

Each week I gather some of my favorite resources I’ve learned about from Twitter and the blogs I read, and compile them in my weekly resource post. In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn eight tips for presenting your work to executives, find out how to reverse the circle of mistrust from users, discover how to make your responsive website load faster, and more. I’m at WordCamp Columbus this weekend, learning more about working with WordPress. I’ll also be sharing what I know tomorrow when I speak about how to improve accessibility in your WordPress sites. Favorite Tweet User Experience Presenting Your Work to Executives: 8 Tips for UX Designers: I think every designer has war stories to share about presenting design ideas to executives.

Accessibility WordPress. 7 Experts Reveal Their Secrets: How to Use Visual Content to Attract More Readers (Part I) Donna MoritzSocial media strategist, visual marketing specialist, blogger and speaker 1.

7 Experts Reveal Their Secrets: How to Use Visual Content to Attract More Readers (Part I) 14 Tools to Create Images for Your Blog Posts in Less than 5 Minutes. 14 Tools to Create Images for Your Blog Posts in Less than 5 Minutes A stock photo is worth a thousand words, but a custom image is worth a thousand page views.

14 Tools to Create Images for Your Blog Posts in Less than 5 Minutes

I’m pretty sure that almost every blogger knows on some level they should kick their addiction to stock photos and curated visual content. It’s enough to help you scrape by, but does it help you visually communicate your brand’s goals or voice? Do any of your audience members stop and say “wow, that’s a really cool picture!” Free Photos - Free Images - Free Stock Photos - Speaking Guidelines. How well scientists and engineers present their work affects how well their ideas and designs are accepted.

Speaking Guidelines

Sadly, most scientists and engineers follow the weak defaults of Microsoft PowerPoint and build their presentations on topic-phrase headlines supported by bulleted lists—an approach that has no research basis. This website advocates an assertion-evidence approach (AE approach), which is an approach grounded in principles of cognitive psychology. The AE approach builds presentations on key messages, rather than topics, and supports those key messages with visual evidence, rather than bulleted lists.

Our research has found that an AE approach leads to presentations that are better comprehended, remembered, and believed. You are more than welcome to link to these pages, films, and files. Color Hex - The Spreadsheet Page - By John Walkenbach. Color Scheme Designer 3.

100 Legal Sources for Free Stock Images. Thank you to Laura Milligan from for this great list of free stock images.

100 Legal Sources for Free Stock Images

I firmly believe the church above every other entity in this world should adhere to strict ethical guidelines when dealing with digital content. Many churches use images without even thinking that they are someone else’s intellectual property. This list is for those who can’t spend money on images, but need good quality images for their presentations and promotions. Please check the license agreements first before using any of these photos. As always, please be cautious as you browse through stock galleries as some photographers may post “human form”. Community-Powered Content In addition to being a great source of images, these sites host forums, file sharing and other features designed to nurture community spirit. Artists Welcome It’s probably pretty safe to say that every stock image site on the Web needs the help of photographers to keep it running.

Less is Sometimes More Stock Images Plus. Color Use in Data Representation. Color Use Guidelines for Data Representation [ASA presentation]Cynthia A.

Color Use in Data Representation

Brewer Department of Geography, Penn State, Paper prepared for invited presentation in Theme Session titled “Using results from perception and cognition to design statistical graphics” organized by Dan Carr for the Section on Statistical Graphics at the 1999 ASA Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore. This paper synthesizes my previous research papers which each include literature reviews (see bibliography), but references are not included in the body of this text. Figure pdf from the original paper is online: color_schemes_figure_B&W.pdfFor examples in color, see previous summary at, an online tool for selecting specific map color schemes.

Colorbrewer: Color Advice for Maps. The Data Visualization Beginner’s Toolkit #2: Visualization Tools. (Note: if you are new to this series, the DVBTK doesn’t teach you how to do visualization.

The Data Visualization Beginner’s Toolkit #2: Visualization Tools

Rather it is meant to help people find a less chaotic and more effective path towards the acquisition of the necessary skills to become a data visualization pro. To know more, make sure to read the introduction to the series first.) Task-Centered User Interface Design : Main page and Shareware Notice. The suggested shareware fee for this book is $5.00, payable to Clayton Lewis and John Rieman. Send it to: Clayton Lewis and John Rieman P.O.Box 1543 Boulder, CO 80306 USA. 533-09: Information Visualization. More Business Insights with Better Excel Charts and Dashboards The Excel Charts Blog. Jon's Excel Charts and Tutorials - Index. Visualising Data » Resources.

Piktochart- Stories from Data. Your presentation/data visualization tool. Amazon launches Storyteller to turn scripts into storyboards — automagically. NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is a week away! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing. Get the full scoop here, and grab your tickets while they last. Upload your script, choose some backgrounds, and magically create a professional-looking storyboard of your movie.

Or the graphic novel version of your text-based anything. 20 Best Websites For Finding Free Vector Art. Interactive Design. Fantastic Information Architecture and Data Visualization Resources. Jan 15 2010 Information architecture can be a daunting subject for designers who’ve never tried it before. Also, creating successful infographics and visualizations takes skill and practice, along with some advance planning.

But anyone with graphic design skills can learn to create infographics that are effective and get data across in a user-friendly manner. Below are a collection of resources to get you going down the information architecture and data visualization path. Whether you just want to become more familiar with infographics and data visualizations for occasional use or are thinking of making it a career, the resources below will surely come in handy. Visual thinking basics. Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization. ACCENT Principles for effective graphical display. 22 Useful Online Chart & Graph Generators.

Have you ever encounter situations where you need to create a simple yet good-looking chart, graphs or diagrams and all you have is your browser? Charts are good and effective way to show relationship between entities but sometimes creating one can be pretty challenging especially when your favorite word processing software is not around. A guide to using diagrams. Periodic Table of Typefaces. Large original English version HERESpanish version HEREPortuguese version HERE PRINTS, SOURCE FILES, and other Periodic Table of Typeface related goodies are available HERE The Periodic Table of Typefaces is obviously in the style of all the thousands of over-sized Periodic Table of Elements posters hanging in schools and homes around the world.

This particular table lists 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious typefaces today. As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically. The Table of Typefaces groups by families and classes of typefaces: sans-serif, serif, script, blackletter, glyphic, display, grotesque, realist, didone, garalde, geometric, humanist, slab-serif and mixed. Each cell of the table lists the typeface and a one or two character "symbol" (made up by me simply based on logic), the designer, year designed and a ranking of 1 through 100.

Rhetological Fallacies. Visual Literacy resources. Glossory of information design. Information aesthetics - Data Visualization & Information Design. Elements of Design Quick Reference Sheet. Last year, we created a Color Theory Quick Reference Poster - a cheat sheet designed to give you a quick overview of color theory at a glance. It proved fairly popular with the design community, as we received our biggest bump in traffic yet from it, and it remains one of our most popular posts.

I know I still reference it quite often. One thing that quite a few readers have asked for is a similar quick reference poster, or cheat sheet, for the Elements of Design. Visual Info references. Color Theory Quick Reference Poster. Data Stories. Excel Charts. Fell in Love with Data — Data Visualization Evangelism.