10 Wicked Freebies That Every Designer Should Download Sometimes designing your own graphics from scratch can be a timely and daunting task, and going to the professionals can be very costly. In this post I have assembled an amazing collection of well designed free graphic elements that we do think are worth mentioning…for example; Flat icons, Flat design UI Kit, PSD website template and PSD Business card template… just to name a few. These high quality graphic elements and PSD templates can be very useful and save you lots of time with your web design project without reinventing the wheel. You can download and use any of these free graphics for personal or commercial use. Most of these templates may include editable files. So why not start benefiting from these great resources by downloading them now.
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Graphic Design Theory: 50 Resources and Articles As designers, we often focus on the practical aspects of design above all else. We focus on what works, with little regard for why it works. And in our day-to-day work, that outlook serves us well. It lets us get our work done in an efficient, professional manner, and generally nets good results. Links from everyone - Forrst Header re-redesign Laura Moraiti A few new iterations on the mobile navigation, thanks to @Oiseau and @kenil for their input 1.a) Centered logo, with "Top read" and "Search" on the sides as easy access and a 100% width "Menu" button that activates a dropdown. The dropdown features the main categories in a column with associated color and then the other items with their icon (in larger size) 1.b) The same but using all caps. I'm not sold on either one. 2) A different approach, logo alone centered top and then a quick nav including "Top read", "Menu", "Last news", "Search" and "User", the dropdown layout is same as in 1.b). 3) Reduced navigation: logo on left and buttons for "Menu" and "Search".
Before and After: A Craft Resource for Graphic Design One of the best things about working with students in digital platforms is that they have an opportunity to bring visual design to their writing, leveraging talents, interests, and modes of expression that would not otherwise find a place on an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of lined paper. The opportunity to work on the text, but also express the text visually, seems to draw in many writers who otherwise might have held back from a writing task. But this also opens up the question of finding resources to enrich their understanding of the craft of design...something that might not be readily at hand in many writing classrooms. While some students might be very adept at design, many are 'enthusiastic novices' (like me). One resource I've found that succeeds in making principles of graphic design accessible to novices is Before & After Magazine.
Hot off the Press: Free High Quality Hand Drawn Fonts Let’s welcome the latest trend in the web design field especially in terms of typography , the new Hand drawn fonts. As the name implies Hand drawn fonts are created using hand sketching techniques. To create hand drawn fonts the designer must have high creativity to make fonts that can make the designs stand out from others. Child marriage in Ethiopia Amy Babchek from the Nike Foundation shakes up out-of-date thinking about girls’ family planning needs Girls are finally on the agenda for family planning pledges, but misinformation about their needs and behaviour stops girls getting access to the advice and resources they need for family planning. Amy Babchek from the Nike Foundation is myth-busting. At this year's London Summit on Family Planning, global leaders pledged funds and resources for an additional 120 million women and girls by 2020. That's right - girls. Adolescent girls and young women represent 26 million, or 20 per cent, of that total, and that's a major breakthrough.