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Startups, This Is How Design Works – by Wells Riley.

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Presentation Design. Everything You Need to Know About Design on the Web - Piccsy Playground. Studio de direction artistique & de création graphique. Historique de l'impression typographique, letterpress. 10 Simple and Impressive Design Techniques - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Complex design techniques are often time-consuming and, well, complex.

10 Simple and Impressive Design Techniques - Smashing Magazine

Some of these advanced effects1 can add plenty of depth to designs, but when used in the wrong place, they do little more than distract viewers from the project’s intended focus. These effects may be precisely what a design needs to have the impact it requires, but even in these cases, they should be complemented by simpler effects. Simple effects and techniques are the building blocks of today’s designs. For example, what good is a stellar lighting technique2 if you can’t decide which colors to use or which text-based effects to use in conjunction with the effect? With a “less is more” mentality, we’ve selected 10 very simple and impressive design techniques that can drastically improve the performance and appearance of your designs. Just a Big List of Free Design Stuff. If you hang out on Dribbble, Forrst, or other design communities, you’ve probably noticed the recent explosion of freebies.

Just a Big List of Free Design Stuff

You can get free icons, fonts, textures, and even whole user interfaces! And although Christmas is over, I’m pretty sure people like free stuff all year round. So here are a couple of my favorite places to get your fix of shiny PSDs for $0. One of the first free PSDs sites, 365PSD promises a different PSD every day. Almost all of them are free, and you can also download whole-year packs for a couple bucks. It was originally single-handedly maintained by Jonno Riekwel, but has since then been bought by DesignMoo. DesignMoo.


Graphic Design. Typography. Lessons From Swiss Style Graphic Design - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement Also known as International Style, the Swiss Style does not simply describe a style of graphic design made in Switzerland.

Lessons From Swiss Style Graphic Design - Smashing Magazine

It became famous through the art of very talented Swiss graphic designers, but it emerged in Russia, Germany and Netherlands in the 1920’s. This style in art, architecture and culture became an ‘international’ style after 1950’s and it was produced by artists all around the globe. Despite that, people still refer to it as the Swiss Style or the Swiss Legacy. This progressive, radical movement in graphic design is not concerned with the graphic design in Switzerland, but rather with the new style that had been proposed, attacked and defended in the 1920s in Switzerland.

Emerging from the modernist and constructivist ideals, the Swiss Style can be defined as an authentic pursue for simplicity – the beauty in the underlines of a purpose, not beauty as a purpose in itself. How the Swiss Style Relates to the Web Uniformity and geometry Grid Systems Elementary.

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User Interface design. Product design. Design theory. The Grid System. 85+ Free Killer Resources Every Designer Should Know. What makes a web-designer a great web-designer?

85+ Free Killer Resources Every Designer Should Know

Guts and information – and bit of talent. All designers have to defeat the same monsters. Inspiration blocks;Lack of material, like and unvectorized logo;Poor quality images or their non-existence;Low or no budget;Unhelpful clients; May I continue? Well the good news is that you just need courage to persist and the light of information to scare those monsters away.

You got the courage. Here I’ll give the info that could take you ages to find by yourself or another designer to tell (maybe because of lack of time or selfishness). Images It is 3 AM; you are pretty tired, your stomach can’t bear another dose of caffeine and you still need that Pretty Business type picture to use in your project, but you don’t have the budget to afford a stock image from gettyimage. Now you will spend until 4AM trying to decide which photo to use. More great sites : Wikimedia imagesearch in 64 categories. Fonts. New Media Designer. Pixel Perfection When Rotating, Pasting And Nudging In Photoshop - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement When creating Web and app interfaces, most designers slave over every single pixel, making sure it’s got exactly the right color, texture and position.

Pixel Perfection When Rotating, Pasting And Nudging In Photoshop - Smashing Magazine

If you’re not careful, though, some common functions like moving, rotating and pasting can undo your hard work, resulting in a blurry mess. But with some small changes to your workflow, you should be able to maintain the highest-quality artwork from the start to the end of the project. Typographical Map of the World. Une excellente idée par la designer Nancy McCabe basée à Chicago, avec cette cartographie utilisant uniquement les noms des villes afin de former une création typographique.

Typographical Map of the World

Le projet « Chartis Graphein » est disponible en 2 versions simple et aquarelle. Plus de visuels dans la suite. Dear blank, please blank. Une bonne idée par Sapling Press de produire plusieurs cartes humoristiques et ironiques créées en collaboration avec les créateurs du site Dear blank, please blank, une plateforme permettant de créer ses propres cartes.

Dear blank, please blank

Une sélection complète à découvrir dans la suite. Gerd Arntz - Preview. Amadana's Wonderful Cautionary Infographics - Boing Boing.