25 Vintage Typography Projects Worth Bookmarking With the digital taking over, it is important for designers not to forget where it all started, what are the roots of their design techniques and sometimes, to even get back to basics. There are many people who are tired of the ultra-futuristic look of some designs, the “way-too-minimalist” approaches and thus, try to revive old concepts. This is seen in our everyday life, but also in design. Even though typography has evolved a lot in the past decades, vintage fonts are used today too, by more and more designers. We can see many websites, branding projects, and prints which have a vintage style approach. Vintage designs have the ability to transport audiences back in time, so it is essential to choose the right font for the era you want people to think about. If you want to design something that will make people reminisce, then these 25 vintage typography projects are definitely worth bookmarking right now! A Tour of the British Isles One L of a letter Matchbox madness Vintage lettering
23 Free Headline Fonts Which Will Make Your Titles Pop! Create awesome website and graphic designs with any of these free headline fonts! These great fonts will surely make your titles pop, catch the readers’ attention and in the same time, they will make your designs look beautiful! These free headline fonts showcased in this list are mostly free for both personal and commercial use. You’ll find both all uppercase or lowercase, slim and bold, sans serif and serif fonts in this list. Choose the free headline fonts you like most from this list and add them to your free headline fonts collection. Zebrazil This free font has some really unique details which make it elegant and perfect for fashion or luxury websites or designs. Anson This simple and beautiful free sans serif font has its design inspired by military equipment. Muchacho Muchacho is a western-style serif font. Calendas Plus Calendas offers a further number of ligatures & alternate forms that were offered by the original Calendas. Komoda Building Promesh Knewave Glamor Raleway Gabo Chunk Junction
Best Icons and Iconsets for Web Designers The field of web design is loaded with talented designers, many of whom release their work for free online. Icons are one of the most sought after resources because not all designers know how to create icons. A free iconset will add quality accents into any layout design. This post includes some of the best icons for web designers working on any type of project. Sometimes you’ll want to purchase a set of icons, too, usually due to more lenient licensing. Architecture Blueprint Designed with construction in mind, these blueprint icons are perfect for any website following a similar theme. Stylistica With over 100 unique icons to choose from, Stylistica is a great choice for any site. Shine Icons The incredible Shine iconset includes over 500 detailed icons for various uses. Coquette Coquette is one of a series of iconsets with a cute vector style. Christmas Magic Christmas icons blend nicely with a website bringing some holiday cheer. Symbolize Terse, dark, and right to the point. Flattastic
9 Free A/B Split Testing WordPress Plugins Split testing or A/B testing is the method of comparing two versions of a web page or call to action in order to see which version performs better. It is the integral part of any web designing as designer creates more than one version of a same web page and then he checks which one looks good and performs better. There are many plugins available for this purpose. In this post, we have sorted out wheat from the chaff and present you these 9 best A/B split testing WordPress plugins. We spent hours finding the best looking forms around. We went through hundreds of websites to find the cream of the crop. Nelio AB Testing A/B Testing, conversion rate optimization, and beautiful Heatmaps specifically designed for WordPress. Optimizely This plugin helps you configure your WordPress website to use Optimizely, a dramatically easier way to improve your website through A/B testing. Visual Website Optimizer World’s easiest to use A/B, Split and Multivariate testing tool. Marketizator MaxA/B Ad Injection
20 Free Chalkboard Fonts Experimenting and exploring new typefaces provides you a lot of design possibilities that can improve your design in terms of aesthetics. That is why having a great collection of fonts is a necessity for us designers. Chalkboard fonts are a classic font type that evokes ideas of school days long gone and quaint cafe menu boards. But not all chalkboard fonts are alike. The different fonts below each communicate something different and some may pair better with other fonts in your design. This particular collection features 20 amazing chalkboard fonts you can download for free. NOTE: Please take time to read the terms for usage of each featured font from their respective download pages. DK Crayon Crumble | Download PencilPete | Download ERASER | Download Drawing Guides | Download Colored Crayon | Download Rudiment | Download Whatever it takes | Download Smudgie Crayon | Download Chalkline Outline | Download Mskitokilla | Download Rob Graves | Download Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded | Download
8 Responsive CSS Grid Systems For Your Web Designs Responsive website templates are everywhere. The time has gone when websites were more nifty looking designs. Today, web designs have greatly evolved and improved resulting in more fluid and responsive web templates. This innovation in the web industry has totally changed the criteria of web development. Keeping this in mind, we thought it is a great time to share with you some flexible grid tools for creating responsive websites. Lemonade Lemonade is a flexible, simple and customizable grid system. Reverie Simple Way to Build Versatile Web. Base Framework A super simple, responsive framework built for all devices big, small and in-between Bourbon Neat The Goldilocks Approach A good starting point for design that takes device resolution out of the equation. Kube CSS Framework Kube is one of the world’s most advanced and flexible frameworks. Amazium The responsive web framework..! Less Framework 4
10 Tips I Learned Art Directing My First Photo Shoot Posted on 14'15 Sep Posted on September 14, 2015 along with 12 JUST™ Creative Comments This article has been contributed by Emelina Spinelli. My first photo shoot was a little daunting. Leading up to the shoot, I thought “this is easy, I’ll just show up and everything will work out the way it needs to.” I planned everything ahead. I researched different designs and styles, made mood boards, storyboarded the entire process and sent prompts to my clients to be approved. I had jumped into a project without the previous experience of directing photo shoots. Alas, here are my suggestions and tips to take into account when art-directing your first custom photo shoot. #1 Understand Your Client’s Brand Through and Through. Spend the time upfront learning about your client’s brand. Communication is the key to all successful projects. Understanding your client’s brand (and having them feel that you understand) builds trust and will help you make decisions with your clients throughout the project.
11 Free Fresh HTML5 & Responsive WordPress Themes With this collection, we aim to share another exciting compilation of some responsive WordPress themes. WordPress is a wonderful platform and the huge collection of available themes makes it even more appealing and attractive. This post contains 11 free to use HTML5 and responsive WordPress themes for you. HTML5 comes with many advanced and latest features to give awesome and realistic results. Here is the full list for you after the jump. Receptar Receptar is simple, modern, responsive, high-DPI, fully customizable, stylish blog WordPress theme. A multipurpose WordPress theme which uses Site Origin’s page builder plugin to help craft your pages with ease and precision. Interface Interface is a Simple, Clean and Flat Responsive Retina Ready WordPress Theme. HarmonUX Core HarmonUX Core was design according to the idea of modern blog with SEO and UX optimization. Simp – Free Agency WordPress Theme Responsive Brix Ample Maskitto Light Gridsby Lovecraft Radcliffe
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