DeepDream - a code example for visualizing Neural Networks Posted by Alexander Mordvintsev, Software Engineer, Christopher Olah, Software Engineering Intern and Mike Tyka, Software Engineer Two weeks ago we blogged about a visualization tool designed to help us understand how neural networks work and what each layer has learned. In addition to gaining some insight on how these networks carry out classification tasks, we found that this process also generated some beautiful art. We have seen a lot of interest and received some great questions, from programmers and artists alike, about the details of how these visualizations are made. We have decided to open source the code we used to generate these images in an IPython notebook, so now you can make neural network inspired images yourself! The code is based on Caffe and uses available open source packages, and is designed to have as few dependencies as possible.
Tuesday's Tech of the Week: Type & Color Edition Since the world of design is about to get quite a bit cloud-ier with the release of Adobe Creative Cloud, we decided to take today's tech roundup to pay homage to 10 websites, apps, and games that help designers become better designers. As purveyors of color, creativity, and tech innovation, our team refers to almost all of these sites on a weekly basis! First, the world of type. 100 Greatest Free Fonts Collection for 2012 Today we'd like to delight you with an extensive list of The Best Free Fonts for 2012. We've made a collection in which you can find Sans Serif, Slab Serif, Rounded, Modern, Display , Art Deco, Geometric, Urban, Futuristic and even abstract style types. An important part of typography is selecting the right typeface for a project. This is one these things that you might want to keep handy for your next designs.
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21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free…But Are! 21 Fonts That Shouldn’t Be Free…But Are! 13 July 2009 by Jordan Hall Using the right type in your designs, both in type and web, is vital to an attractive and successful design. 36 sites to download fonts for free There are plenty of places to download typeface on the web. But which of them contain the best free fonts? There's a lot of noise and clutter online, and it's easy to end up falling down the rabbit hole of poorly structured sites and low quality fonts.
Top 87 Fonts A Designer Should Download Fonts are very useful for a designer. Only if you would take into consideration the typography mania and you have a great argument for the intelligent use of fonts. The web safe fonts seem boring at a certain moment. With sIFR and other web technologies you can insert any font you want in a website and you can give the site a more interesting style. So, let’s say you aaren’t a web designer, you are more a graphic designer, you make >quality logos and other interesting things. You gotta have a serious collection of logos, unless you are a pretty exquisite designer and you’re making a custom font for every project you are working on.
Free eBook: Principles of UI Design Consistency The Principles of UI Design Consistency by UXPin explains how to strike the difficult balance between a creative design and a highly usable design. As the third standalone book in the Web UI Design for the Human Eye series, this eBook explains why users crave consistency and how you can build it into your designs. This book explores the areas that deserve the most attention for consistency, easily forgotten by the designer, but not the users. Citing advice from modern experts, this guide also explains how apply touches of inconsistency to make your interfaces stand out from the competition. This pragmatic and comprehensive eBook teaches:
Typography Deconstructed Ampersand A stylized character of the Latin et used to represent the word and. Definition: The typographic symbol used to designate the word and (& ) is the Latin symbol for et which means and. The name, ampersand , is believed to be derived from the phrase “and per se and.”