What’s Hot Now: Infographics for Your Site

Carrie Cousins  •  Design, Website Design  •  January 10, 2013
What’s Hot Now: Infographics for Your Site

Nothing seems to be hotter right now than the infographic. You can thank Pinterest for allowing us to share them all and startups like Visual.ly for helping designers everywhere create data stories with ease. How do you use the infographic trend on your website? What is an Infographic? Any visual representation of information is considered to be an infographic. They come...

Slab Serif Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

Adrian  •  Fonts, Resources  •  January 9, 2013
Slab Serif Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

The early 1800 saw the birth of the Egyptian typeface, technically known as Slab serif. The term Egyptian was deemed by others as a misnomer, in which it was derived from the craze the country made after the 3 year expedition of Napoleon. It seemed like it was the most convenient term and because of its popularity, has become the nomenclature for the typeface. The birthplace...

Create an Instagram Widget in Adobe Photoshop

Stelian Subotin  •  Adobe Photoshop, Tutorials  •  January 9, 2013
Create an Instagram Widget in Adobe Photoshop

Topic: Adobe Photoshop Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 30 minutes In this tutorial we will be creating a beautiful Instagram widget. We will actually imitate one of the popular “play-off” trends on Dribbble, which is creating a fictional widget for the very popular mobile photo sharing service, Instagram. Follow along as I will teach you how to make from...

Free WordPress Theme: AyoShop – Responsive eCommerce Child Theme

Adrian  •  Freebies, WordPress  •  January 8, 2013
Free WordPress Theme: AyoShop – Responsive eCommerce Child Theme

AyoShop is a free WordPress Theme created for Genesis Framework and using WooCommerce. AyoShop is a clean and responsive eCommerce child theme. This WordPress theme suits any kind of online shop, for instance selling clothing, food, jewelry, etc. What is Genesis Framework? StudioPress has created Genesis Framework – a premium theme for WordPress supporting child-styled...

Sans Serif Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

Adrian  •  Fonts, Resources  •  January 8, 2013
Sans Serif Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

As San Serif typefaces have only been around for about 100 years, it is necessary for designers or enthusiasts to have an understanding how it all came about. Based on known historical accounts, officially, modern sans serif has been created on 1816 by William Caslon IV at the English Type foundry. The English Egyptian Typeface is designed only in capital letters in 28 points....

Introduction to Adobe Fireworks

Harish Chouhan  •  Design  •  January 7, 2013
Introduction to Adobe Fireworks

Photoshop has become the de-facto for graphic design. It has always been that way and it continues to be so. Fireworks though now a product of Adobe was originally created by Macromedia and launched in 1998. Fireworks was created with functionalities similar to Illustrator and Photoshop and was no doubt created for screen design. Fireworks strength has always been its...

Common Dilemmas Designers and Start-ups Face

Stelian Subotin  •  Design  •  January 6, 2013
Common Dilemmas Designers and Start-ups Face

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a designer with a little bit of experience, it is very likely that you have run into troubles with the designer/start-up you decided to work with. It has been told by many that designers should make their site/product design a priority  and since the number of designers between entrepreneurs is not so high, I’d rather say low, most of...

Six Great Alternatives to Helvetica

Zolani Stewart  •  Design  •  January 4, 2013
Six Great Alternatives to Helvetica

You’re probably aware that Helvetica is one of the most popular typefaces being used today. We live in an era of sans-serif in flat design and grotesque revivals, and the font seems to fit just fine in the spectrum of modern design. At the same time, Helvetica has important faults that any designer who takes typography seriously should be aware of, and could even warrant...

Create Objects’ Shapes Using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  January 3, 2013
Create Objects’ Shapes Using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 30 minutes Today we begin a series of quick tips for beginners. They will be describing work with vector objects in Adobe Illustrator. The creation of any project can be divided into typical stages. The performance of each of them requires specific tools and techniques. You will get to know them in this...

What is @font-face and How to Use It in CSS

Paula Borowska  •  CSS3, Tutorials  •  January 2, 2013
What is @font-face and How to Use It in CSS

@font-face is a CSS rule that allows you to input your own font to appear on a website even when the particular font is not installed on the visitor’s computer. The most important thing about this rule is that it opened a whole new world for designers. You are welcome to use just about any font you like and as many as you like. However, in the nature of design principles I...