70 Excellent Background Textures for Designers Following our recent article 30 Examples of the Effective Use of Textures in Web Design, we are bringing you a collection of textures that really lend themselves for use in web design. Whether they are used just as they are, or are altered or enhanced by software such as Photoshop, textures are a very important part of a designer’s toolbox. In this round-up I have selected 10 textures from 7 different sites offering free textures. Textures for Designers The following textures are from Subtle Patterns. Textured Paper Subtle White Feathers AG Square Kinda Jean Escheresque Dark Subtle Grunge Noisy Grid Retina Wood Nistri The following collection of textures are all from Texturegen and are all photo textures. Diamond Drain Cover Beige Carpet Herringbone Block Paving Metal Shutter Surface Rust Stainless Steel Small Pebbles on Beach Sand Ripples Side of Barn Detail Black Diamond Plastic The following textures have been selected from TextureKing. Paper Texture Subtle Grunge Cardboard Grunge Vintage Wallpaper Watercolor
Murphy's Law Calculator Murphy's Law Calculator From a formula for * Sod's Law provided by British Gas: ((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10)) "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!" Find out in advance whether you will be able to successfully repair your VCR, get to a meeting on time, impress your date, or be a success at any activity whatsoever ! Score: 4.355 Risk Factor: 35286.9 You have a 43% chance of screwing this up ! You can minimize your risk by having a backup plan (redundant circuitry, alternate route etc.) British Gas commissioned Dr David Lewis, a chartered psychologist; Dr Keylan Leyser, an economist and business consultant; and Philip Obadya, a mathematician, to devise the formula. Murphy's Law Links: Note: Murphy's Law has long been known in the UK as "Sod's Law".
20 Free Fonts For Beautiful Headline Typography Get our posts emailed to you with our monthly newsletter, subscribe here. I am always on the look out for new good quality free fonts, when I find a font I like I always download it and save it for future projects. I have added 20 of the most recent free fonts I have come across recently to this post, specifically I have focused on free fonts for use in headlines. When choosing the right font for a headline it is absolutely paramount to convey the correct look and feel, having an archive of fonts can really help your broaden your design. You may also like: 18 Free Stylish Sans-Serif Fonts For Your Collection 20 Minimalist & Typographic Brochure Designs Weston Tallys RBNo2 Quattrocento Null Infinity Glide® Font Excellens Elega Code Pro Cabin Font Broken Records Banda Typeface Arvo Piron Roscoe™ Big Noodle Titling Instrumenta font Telegrafico Have you got any high quality free fonts you could recommend?
Free Downloads: A Collection of Rusted Textures Resources June 15, 2010 Rust often signifies age and dirt that others may not want to have in their work. With designers, however, rust is viewed in a different aspect. Most especially if the rustiness can be used or applied as material for design projects, depending on its style and the projects’ goals. A Collection of Rusted Textures is compiled in this next post as a cool resource for designers of all ages. Metal Rust Texture 22 Download Source Nether Flesh Download Source Wall Texture Download Source Merlin Download Source Metal Rust Texture 05 Download Source Textureville Download Source Rusty – texture Download Source Rust texture pack Download Source Fired wall Download Source Rust Texture Pack 01 Download Source Rust textures Download Source Coloured Rust VI Download Source Rust texture 6 Download Source 6 Rusted Stone Textures Download Source Metal Rust Texture 20 Download Source Rust Download Source Download Source Monster Monster Download Source Rust Row Download Source Rusty metal gate Download Source burned Skip 2
Logical Paradoxes Playtype | Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral. I love a good infographic! There’s more to this article!
233 Ways to Make Money Many of our customers are entrepreneurs. In this post, I thought I’d try to light the entrepreneurial fire under some of our other readers by publishing the world’s longest list of ways to make money. I aimed to include as many ways to make money that don’t require special training as possible (and I’ll add to the list over time so bookmark it now). Without further ado, the list… Update (April 20, 2011): We’ve grown considerably over the last few months and, accordingly, it’s time to scale our transcription team. If you’re interested in working as a transcriptionist for AudioTranscription.Org, please visit our transcription jobs page. Update (December 2, 2010): If you’re interested in this list of ways to make money, you might also be interested in our list of 277 ways to save money.
Free Texture Packs To Spice Up Your Designs Feb 25 2011 Every day we try our best to present to you some useful tips, dear reader, to inspire you with fresh ideas and to try out new things. Today, we’ve prepared a nice collection of free texture packs that you just may have been looking for to freshen up your designs you’re working on. 5 High Resolution Brick & Tile Textures 9 High Resolution Metal Surface Textures Starry Textures 4 Free High Resolution Grunge Textures 5 High Resolution Grungy Paper Textures 10 High Resolution Grungy Surface Textures 46 High-Quality Graffiti Textures High Resolution Fabric Texture Pack 6 High Resolution Sand and Seashell Textures 27 High Resolution Watercolor Textures 12 Free Grungy Bokeh Textures 27 High-Res Playdough Textures 8 High Resolution Screen Print Ready Textures 30 High-Res Foam Dot Textures 14 High Resolution Paper & Canvas Textures 12 High Resolution Denim Textures 11 Free High Resolution Fabric Textures 10 Free High Resolution Wood Textures Wood Textures Grunge Texture Texture Pack: Let It Snow! (ik)
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Tutorials and projects » 20 Free PowerPoint Templates that Don't Suck Not satisfied? You can look for more free templates at these web sites (or if you’re game to design your own, here are some tips to keep in mind). If there are any sites that you like to use, don’t forget to post them in the comments section below! This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 2:11 am and is filed under Tutorials. Blancer
30 Challenges for 30 Days Did you know that it takes 30 days to form a new habit? The first few days are similar as to how you would imagine the birth of a new river. Full of enthusiasm it gushes forth, only to be met by strong obstacles. So, take a moment to reflect on the question ‘Who do I want to be in 5 years?’ Check out this short TED talk first to get inspired: Now pick one or more challenges and stick with them! However, be cautioned, picking too many challenges at the same time can easily result in a failure of all of them. #1 Write a I-Like-This-About-You note/text/email each day for someone (Easy) This is the perfect way to let someone else know you care. #2 Talk to one stranger each day (Hard) This is a great one to cure approaching anxiety. #3 Take one picture each day (Hard) This one gets harder nearing the end of the challenge because at one point you will run out of the easy shots. #4 Re-evaluate one long-held belief each day (Intermediate) #5 Take a 30 minute walk each day (Easy) We recommend: