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A Non-Designer's Guide to Typefaces and Layout

A Non-Designer's Guide to Typefaces and Layout
I KNOW, right? Not to mention, that color combo "vibrates", which gives the impression that someone forgot to anti-alias the blue text. Fail, Lifehacker. stuff is getting so careless and weird on this website, I would almost consider offering my editing/proofreading services for free, except that I don't work for free. take some of your own medicine, Lifehacker, and go use Adobe Kuler, because, as you said yourself, "combinations of color won't always look great. Picking poor combinations can lead to messy and unappealing designs" ... you forgot to add, "LIKE THIS"!

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So You Want To Be A Designer: Top 5 List Getting started in user experience can be difficult. Our profession has an identity crisis. You need look no further than swarm of acronyms that we hide behind: CHI, HCI, UI, UE, UX, IA, ID, IxD, IxSD,… the list goes on. Our identity crisis means learning our field is like trying to inhabit the mind of a multiple personality disorder sufferer. 45 Outstanding Free Vintage Fonts Oct 11 2009 In his famous 1908 essay, ‘Ornament and Crime,’ modern architect Adolf Loos wrote: “The evolution of culture marches with the elimination of ornament from useful objects.” This pronouncement banished many of the frilly, decorative fonts of centuries past from the realm of High Design. Fast forward to the present day: Web 3.0 is awash in enough sleek sans serif and classic roman typefaces to make designers long for the typographic indulgences of yesteryear. Harness the power of the antique and make your graphics pop with one of these vintage-inspired fonts, which have returned to the spotlight both in print and online.

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65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free Freebie 65 Beautiful Fonts You Can Download For Free by Alex on Aug 9, 2012 • 9:43 am 11 Comments There are so many free fonts all around the web these days and sometimes it makes me think is their any really point purchasing fonts. I’ve decide to collect 65 fonts which are suitable for web, print, etc just overall high fonts which can be used in design projects. Neuton Font Family Latest Product Designs at Euroshop 2011 EuroShop is the world’s leading retail show with exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. And Expedit will be there too! When? 26.2.-2.3.2011, Dusseldorf/Germany: Molto Luce presents the latest product designs for modern shop light. Visit us!

30 Beautiful Handwritten Fonts Handwritten fonts are basically simulating a manuscript, or hand-drawn text. A manuscript is any document that is written by hand. The term may also be used for information that is hand-recorded in other ways than writing, for example inscriptions that are chiseled upon a hard material or scratched as with a knife point in plaster or with a stylus on a waxed tablet, or are in cuneiform writing, impressed with a pointed stylus in a flat tablet of unbaked clay. But enough with the history. If you guys need a beautiful font for headers or short notes, go ahead and use one of the free handwritten fonts I put together for you below. A Teenager Redesigns The Web For The Color Blind Color-blindness affects 7% of the world’s population. When it comes to surfing the web, the condition can make it impossible to understand the infinite influx of videos, images, and charts. Animesh Tripathi, a 17-year-old high school student in India, is trying to change that. While other teenagers experimented with poor life choices, Tripathi spent the last two years experimenting with algorithms that allow color schemes online to be adjusted to accommodate the needs of the color blind. Tripathi is developing an extension to Google Chrome, called ReColor, that would let color blind users adjust colors using settings of their choice.

Pixels to Ems Conversion Table for CSS A companion reference to the article, The Incredible Em and Elastic Layouts With CSS. The em values in the table assume that the generic browser default setting of 16px font size has not being changed. It also assumes that the <body> has font size set to 1em or 100%. Formula to calculate em equivalent for any pixel value required 1 ÷ parent font size (px) × required pixels = em equivalent Wanderlust Gallery and Studio Wanderlust Gallery is a Northampton, UK-based gallery with an online shop devoted to selling prints and books promoting their artists and illustrators. And they have Mark Jessett prints, who I absolutely love (last photo). To celebrate the launch of the Wanderlust Newsletter they are offering a prize draw for a free copy of The Garden of Eye Candy by Ginko Press to all those who sign up this month on their website.

10 Easy Tips To Create Your Own Cool Icons With Photoshop Even if you’re not a software developer, learning to create your own icons is a tremendously useful skill. You can give your computer a unique skin or provide your services to the community and the corporate world. This is by no means a complete icon design tutorial. We’re just getting you started on the rudimentary basics – technicalities, a design checklist, and an icon design toolset. Icon Technicalities Below are some specifications you should know concerning the icon format, most importantly image resolutions and file formats.

This Twitter Logo Redesign Takes Simplicity Too Far First launched in 2010, Twitter's icon--a cheery blue bird--has become an important part of the micro-blogging service's visual identity. At a time when pretty much every aspect of digital design is shifting toward flatter, more abstract designs, Italian designer Roberto Manzari has released a proposal to vastly simplify the Twitter logo by reducing it to just a few geometric shapes. But is such a vastly simplified logo really right for Twitter's brand? "The main idea of this logo is simplicity," says Manzari on his Behance page.

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