10 Useful Web Apps for Designers DesignWoop welcomes this guest post by Tomas Laurinavicius. Since the iPhone and iPad entered the market you can hear lots of news about apps for these devices. Tons of apps available today and you can find everything you want. But today I would like to share 10 handy web-based apps for designers. To use these apps you don’t need to buy an iPhone or iPad, you can use them without any additional software or device, you just need a web browser. In this collection I’ve picked 10 useful and time-saving web apps for designers. Invoice Bubble Invoice Bubble is free invoice software that lets you create an invoice and send to your client in seconds. Gridulator Tell Gridulator your layout width and the number of columns you want, and it’ll spit back all the possible grids that have nice, round integers. Browize Useful tool for resizing current browser window size to set or custom resolutions. Screenr Screenr is a web-based tool that lets you create screencasts without installing any software. Kuler
How to Suck at Facebook All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP
Missing Missy | How to use your skills for evil/good I am usually not a fan of forwards, but this is really funny. A woman loses her cat and asks her designer friend to drop everything and make a poster to post around the neighborhood. Anyone who works in a service role (developers, marketers, pr peeps) gets these kind of requests from friends, but they never quite turn out this funny. From: Shannon Date: Monday 21 June 2010 9.20am To: David Subject: Poster Hi I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was wondering if you are not to busy you could make a poster for me. This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and about 8 months old. missing on Harper street and my phone number. Dear Shannon, That is shocking news. yeah ok thanks. Dear Shannon, I never said I don’t like cats. From: Shannon Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am To: David Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster Dear Shannon, It’s a design thing. Thats just stupid. Regards, David. Fine.
How to use a semicolon Digital Marketing: 7 Tips for Generating Fresh Ideas The Digital Marketing Series is supported by HubSpot, an inbound marketing software company based in Cambridge, Mass., that makes a full platform of marketing software, including marketing analytics tools. We've all been there: You've had a raucous weekend, and now it's Monday morning, time to drag yourself into work. If you have a certain kind of job, it's no big deal. But if your job requires you to be creative — and perhaps you're getting paid a decent amount to come up with ideas — then you don't have that option. What to do? Series supported by HubSpot The Digital Marketing Series is supported by HubSpot, an inbound marketing software company based in Cambridge, Mass., that makes a full platform of marketing software, including marketing analytics tools. Image courtesy of iStockphoto, aluxum, Flickr, Alan Light
If you do this in an email, I hate you All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2014 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2014 Matthew Inman. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit. Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest. These sites will not only educate you on topics ranging from business and technology to art and design, they’ll motivate you to find your own, original ideas and see them through. They’re culturally relevant, they’re idea driven and most of all, they’re deeply inspirational. TED is short for three incredibly important subjects in our modern world; technology, entertainment and design. Tip: Download TED’s free iPad app to browse through 800 videos by date, popularity or keyword. 2. Brain Pickings started from very humble beginnings. Tip: With over 63K Twitter followers, Brainpicker has a strong audience…and for good reason. 4. 5.
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InDesign CS5 & CS5.5 * Package files For detailed information and instructions, click the links below. Preflight panel overview Before printing or handing off the document to a service provider, you can perform a quality check on the document. Preflight is the industry-standard term for this process. You can configure preflight settings to define which conditions are detected. To take advantage of live preflighting, create or specify a preflight profile in the early stages of creating a document. Preflight panel Selected error Click page number to view page item Info area offers suggestions for fixing the selected error Specify a page range to limit error checking For a video tutorial on live preflight, see www.adobe.com/go/lrvid4025_id. Open the Preflight panel Choose Window > Output > Preflight.Double-click the Preflight icon at the bottom of document window. Define preflight profiles By default, the [Basic] profile is applied to new and converted documents. Define a preflight profile Embed and unembed profiles Delete a profile
50 Beautiful and Effective Package Designs When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market. It’s also vital to ensure that you’re conveying the necessary information about the contents and quality of the product, while triggering the desired emotion in your customer. Here are 50 beautifully designed packages that you can draw inspiration from.
The BIGGEST ever list of design resources! - ProofHQ Following the huge success of last year’s “World’s Biggest Ever List of Graphic Design Blogs”, we’ve decided that we should turn it into an annual event – after all, more people than ever before are blogging and the talent pool continues to grow. This year, we’ve added in some additional categories including typography and image sourcing sites to help you along your way. The list is at least 40% larger than last year and is the one stop shop for all that you could need in terms of inspiration, reference material or tools for you to use. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen…. drum-roll please! Graphic Design 1stwebdesigner Blog by Dainis Graveris in Latvia covering all things design and freelance. 2expertsdesign A blog filled with tips – whether it’s graphic design, logo design, web design, advertising, branding or typography. 456 Berea Street Blog from Roger Johansson containing articles and tutorials on web standards, accessibility and usability. 72dpi Graphic design inspiration.