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Tutorials: Graphic design tutorials on how-to design logos, brochures, websites, direct mail, and other types of print and digital marketing 1 View Do systems and rules stifle creativity and innovation? » BY CHUCK GREEN Why do we establish and impose systems and rules? Continue reading "Do systems and rules stifle creativity and innovation?" How to design without deception » BY CHUCK GREEN Do we have any responsibility for the messages we help to communicate? Continue reading "How to design without deception" » Chuck Green'sDesign Briefing Archive » BY CHUCK GREEN Twice a month, since 2005, I have been e-mailing a list of innovative and interesting examples of graphic design, web design, illustration, typography, and marketing. Continue reading "Chuck Green'sDesign Briefing Archive" » Design Palettes The assertive palette » BY CHUCK GREEN A design palette is a mix of basic ingredients— typefaces, photographs, illustrations, and color schemes—that, in one designer's opinion (mine), represents a distinctive mood or style. Continue reading "The assertive palette" » Illustrations Punctuate with images » Print Design Tall news » Web Design

Digital Cameras, Digital Camera Reviews - The Imaging Resource! The XML 1.1 Bible When the first edition of the XML Bible was published about five years ago, XML was a promising technology with a small but growing niche. In the last half decade, it has absolutely exploded. XML no longer needs to be justified as a good idea. In fact, the question developers are asking has changed from "Why XML?" to "Why not XML?" The XML 1.1 Bible is your introduction to the exciting and still-growing world of XML. What's New in the 1.1 Edition The obvious new feature is that the book now covers the recently released version 1.1 of XML. However, although the new edition is titled the XML 1.1 Bible, I didn't stop with the relatively minor changes needed to make it 1.1 savvy. How did I manage such a radical reduction in size? One change deserves special note. Who You Are Unlike most other XML books on the market, The XML 1.1 Bible covers XML not from the perspective of a software developer but rather that of a web page author. This book is aimed squarely at web site developers. Index

FIP Manual in PDF Format The Federal Identity Program (FIP) Manual is provided below in PDF format. These are large electronic files and are intended to be downloaded and printed. While these files are copies of the current FIP Manual, important updates on specific applications must be observed where they appear. If you cannot access these files, contact the FIP Coordinator in your organization for an alternative format. 1.0 Management Guide to Corporate Identity (August 1990) Pages: 1-13 (1.8 Mb) Pages: 14-23 (2.7 Mb) 1.1 Design: Symbols, typography, signatures, colour (October 1990) Pages: 1-24 (3.4 Mb) UPDATE: The Canadian Coat of Arms was modified in 1994. 1.2 Message: Identification of programs and services (September 1987) Pages: 1-31 (3.6 Mb) 2.1 Stationery: Ministers, parliamentary secretaries and their offices (Interim Guide, January 1994) Pages: 1-17 (0.8 Mb) 2.2 Stationery: Departments, agencies and corporations (September 1987) Pages: 1-14 (1.1 Mb) Pages: 15-35 (5.4 Mb) Pages: 01-20 (3.1 Mb) Pages: 1-8 (1 Mb)

Document Geek The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for me. In January, I got asked to participate in a special limited edition anthology to help benefit musician SJ Tucker, who had medical issues in 2008. I accepted the offer and prepped my story for publication. For awhile now, most of my time has been focused around helping market, publicize, and spread the word about the book. Last Thursday the editors (Phil Brucato and Sandra Buskirk) announced that the book arrived from the printers and on Saturday, I drove to Seattle to help box books with 16 passionate people. Many of you who have visited my personal website already know about this book and how excited I've been. This is big news for me and for my writing career. Thanks to everyone for your continued support to D*I*Y Planner and for being patient with me as I struggle to find the balance between the publication, writing posts here, and editing my first novel.

DevGuru Home How to Do Desktop Publishing and Design Change This - We're on a mission to spread important ideas and change minds. 5.1 Advertising: Corporate identity guidelines FIP Manual, March 1989 Introduction Advertising signatures should be presented in a consistent manner, clearly conveying federal sponsorship of the message. Set out here are guidelines on how government policy on the use of the federal signature and the “Canada” wordmark should be applied in advertising. This section should be used with Chapter 470, “Federal Identity Program”, and Chapter 480, ‘Government Communications Policy” of the Administrative Policy Manual. Section 1. 1, “Design”, of the FIP Manual contains comprehensive guidelines on the use of symbols and signatures, as well as information on the availability of proofs for reproduction. Guideline examples These guidelines include typical examples to show how the signature and wordmark should be applied in federal advertising. Scope Guidelines set out the use of corporate signatures in government-sponsored advertising within Canada. Advertising signatures Federal signature Layout Type size Typeface “Government of Canada” signature

Sections, Elements, or Parts of a Book Most books will have at least a front and back cover, title page, and body text but usually there will be many more parts of a book design. Explore the physical components of hardcover and softcover books as well as the design elements that make up the text portion of most books. “In a badly designed book, the letters mill and stand like starving horses in a field. In a book designed by rote, they sit like stale bread and mutton on the page. In a well-made book, where designer, compositor and printer have all done their jobs, no matter how many thousands of lines and pages, the letters are alive. They dance in their seats. Text Block The Text Block or Book Block is everything between the covers of the book including the endpapers.

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