250 Quick Web Design Tips (Part 1) As web professionals, we’re always looking for ways to improve our knowledge and skills. Tips, tricks and checklists are often one of the most underused yet potentially useful models of providing great, quick and easy to follow pieces of useful information. You may or may not know some of the tips below — and you may or may not agree with everything listed — but hopefully it will give you some ideas for your own sites or motivate you to create a checklist to help cover your bases. Mega Collection Of Cheatsheets for Designers And Developers Cheatsheets and various quick reference guides are available for almost any type of software and language these days. Unfortunately they’re not always easy to find when you actually need them. This is why I decided to take some time to gather up as many as possible and share them with you here!
Brochure Inspiration Search Results You should follow Designspiration on Twitter and Facebook for site news. — Shelby Designspiration Search Color Mediumsmalllarge Discover Ads via The Deck Type/Code is hiring a Motivated Project Manager/Studio Manager in Dumbo, NYC Making Photo Books in Lightroom! (San Francisco) - SF Bay Area Lightroom User Group (San Francisco, CA June 22, 2012 · 6:30 PM This month's meetup will be in San Francisco, and we'll discuss the new Book module in Lightroom 4. We'll go through the complete process of making a book in Lightroom, from start to finish. The presentation will include a description of how to use Auto Layout Presets, which are a powerful tool for quickly and easily making the book you want in as few clicks as possible. If any of you have made a photo book using Lightroom (or any other photo book making tool), please bring it to the meeting to show to others!
20 Amazing Free Font Typeface Pairings Contrast and Collaboration Graphic designers generally agree that your different fonts should have an element of contrast (i.e. pairing a Sans Serif font with a Serif font) as well as a sense of collaboration-you want your two pieces of type to complement each other and “get along” rather than clash. Things like style, flow, width, kerning, thickness, and more can all be attributes that help two different fonts pair nicely with a healthy amount of contrast and collaboration. Free Fonts Below These fonts are all available (as of the moment I published this post) for free! There are download links below each font pairing example. Web Culture: Grid-based Layout Designs The semantic web has brought on a new generation of Internet technology. As designers and developers work together to redefine the rules of the web, the number of open-source projects and third-party APIs continues to grow. The opinions of web scholars differ on the use of grid systems. Many argue that setting grid points limits the creativity of designers.
The Importance of Copywriting in Web Design Designers often neglect to focus on both well-written copy and structuring a design so that it highlights the copy on the page. Today we’ll discuss why copywriting is so important, who needs to learn it, and how to create content-centric designs. Good Design, Bad Copy As designers, we rightfully spend our time focused on aesthetics. We are pixel pushers who firmly believe with the strongest conviction that attractive websites are fundamentally better websites. Sagmeister and Walsh join forces In an email that stopped the whole of the Computer Arts office in its tracks this afternoon, Sagmeister Inc. made the announcement that the studio has renamed and relaunched as Sagmeister & Walsh. Jessica and Stefan certainly weren't lying when they state that 'We will do anything for design' with the email featuring full-length, fully-naked portraits of the pair - although Stefan opted to leave his socks on. Stefan Sagmeister certainly needs no introduction, and Jessica Walsh should also be a household name to readers of Computer Arts having created two covers for the magazine - as well as ranking number one in our 2009 'New Stars of Design' issue.
Lightroom: Better keyword management I would like to add my voice to this request for something to edit/manage key words. At present, as I understand it, any "detailed editing" is best done by exporting the keyword list, making one's changes/edits and then reimporting it and even this approach has some serious limitations. This is like trying to drive a car sitting on the trunk facing backwards and looking into a set of mirrors, in my opinion.
Google Image Sitemaps - Brand Builder Websites Google Image Sitemaps are an extension to XML Sitemaps. Using Google Image Sitemaps can help improve your results in Google Image Search (GIS). According to Google’s documentation you can include up to 1000 images per page. This limit is high enough that it practically covers every page. Even on a high-speed connection with plenty of RAM there is no way a browser could handle that type of load. Meteor Track invitations and RSVPs to events. With d3.js animations. Try it yourself In about 3 minutes, you'll make your own copy of All Tomorrow's Parties and deploy it live on the Internet for you and your friends to use.
55 Inspiring Examples of Gradients in Web Design Gradients are a great way to add interest, color, and even depth to a web design. You can use the same color in many shades, many shades of many colors or several other combinations you may think of. You can go linear or radial. Unemployee of the Year Image Gallery The images of the UNEMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR global communication campaign. The Film The Film specially released for this campaign, a homage to today’s youth. London Event Images 22 Free Lightroom Preset Sources Lightroom Loves Presets! UPDATE 1: Due to the popularity of our free preset list, we have dedicated a new page full of 39 more Free Lightroom Presets! UPDATE 2: Free Lightroom Presets (Part 2) can be found here. UPDATE 3: Complete .zip file of RoTP Presets: RoTP - All Presets (25873) Adobe Lightroom is so powerful that often times you can get away without editing your image in Photoshop! What makes lightroom even more deadly is it’s ability to completely change the look and feel of an image with one simple click of abutton.