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Graphic design has an amazing community. Comprised of both the vets from the pre-computer era to the newbies who were raised on the internet and computer-editing applications, there is a huge gamut of people sharing their work and expertise online. I know when I was starting out in design, I found tons of inspiration and information from sites like JustCreativeDesign , DesignNewz , and more. If there’s one issue, however, it’s that there’s almost too much great information out there. I know – good problem to have, right?
Even if you’re not a software developer, learning to create your own icons is a tremendously useful skill. You can give your computer a unique skin or provide your services to the community and the corporate world. This is by no means a complete icon design tutorial. We’re just getting you started on the rudimentary basics – technicalities, a design checklist, and an icon design toolset. Icon Technicalities Below are some specifications you should know concerning the icon format, most importantly image resolutions and file formats.
Handwritten fonts are basically simulating a manuscript, or hand-drawn text. A manuscript is any document that is written by hand. The term may also be used for information that is hand-recorded in other ways than writing, for example inscriptions that are chiseled upon a hard material or scratched as with a knife point in plaster or with a stylus on a waxed tablet, or are in cuneiform writing, impressed with a pointed stylus in a flat tablet of unbaked clay. But enough with the history. If you guys need a beautiful font for headers or short notes, go ahead and use one of the free handwritten fonts I put together for you below.
Oct 11 2009 In his famous 1908 essay, ‘Ornament and Crime,’ modern architect Adolf Loos wrote: “The evolution of culture marches with the elimination of ornament from useful objects.” This pronouncement banished many of the frilly, decorative fonts of centuries past from the realm of High Design. Fast forward to the present day: Web 3.0 is awash in enough sleek sans serif and classic roman typefaces to make designers long for the typographic indulgences of yesteryear. Harness the power of the antique and make your graphics pop with one of these vintage-inspired fonts , which have returned to the spotlight both in print and online.
Whether you realize it or not, you're designing every day. It might be a simple document, an updated resume, or a presentation, but either way you're making design choices, in particular about typefaces and layout. These decisions can have a significant impact that makes your work more compelling, or they can turn it into a boring, lifeless turd. Here's how you can use a few simple design principles to quickly improve the way you use type and layout in your everyday work. Before we jump into the specifics, the most important thing you need to know when making any design choices is why . Ask yourself this: "what is my goal?"
Web development and design are two great skills to have because they allow you to work from anywhere and create amazing, beautiful sites and apps. Nonetheless, it can be hard to get started when you don't know what to do. We can help you out with these ten great tips and tools. 10. Get Educated Tips and tools are useless if you don't know the basics.
We're all about simple and elegant font choices, but sometimes you need to liven up your designs. The Miss Tina Fonts (MTF) Collection can help you do just that with free options ranging from simple and casual to silly and fun—and they're all free. The MTF collection can get a little girly at times (there is one font in the pack named "Girlie," after all), which is too niche for most people, but if you're looking for some simple type options that are a little more fun than your standard Helvetica Neue, for example, there are several nice options. Base, Skinny Jeans, Pork Chop, Jumpin' Jack, and Chubb are all good examples.
It has been long since we posted our last free font collection (see: 20 Free Handwritten Fonts and 21 Incredible Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free ), so we decided it’s a high time to do one more. The use of retro and vintage themes in design is still very popular, so it’s always good to have a big font collection. That’s why we handpicked 26 beautiful and stylish free retro fonts . We had a lot of fun doing the sample images, so if you decide to use some of them – please link back to DeMilked . 1. Riesling
October 24, 2011 — So I gave this talk called How GitHub Uses GitHub to Build GitHub . Someone submitted my slides to Hacker News, where it stayed at #1 for most of the day. This was pretty strange to me at first. My slides are not designed for people who didn't see the talk in person. They're designed to support my words, not some online audience.
Depending on the flavor of your business, your logo may appear big and flashy, bold and colorful or just plain simple and clever. In this roundup, I’ve turned the spotlight towards the more simple and clever logo styles that leave a strong impression. As simplistic as they may appear, there is genius behind these 60 highly clever minimal logo designs. OneFund Filmaps