Web Typography Trends in 2013

Paula Borowska  •  Design  •  February 10, 2013
Web Typography Trends in 2013

“TYPOGRAPHY is the balance and interplay of letterforms on the page, a verbal and visual equation that helps the reader understand the form and absorb the substance of the page content. Typography plays a dual role as both verbal and visual communication. As readers scan a page they are subconsciously aware of both functions: first they survey the overall graphic patterns of...

10 Useful WordPress Email Newsletter Plugins

Adrian  •  Plugins, WordPress  •  February 9, 2013
10 Useful WordPress Email Newsletter Plugins

One of the best plugins you can include on your website is a newsletter widget. Many websites have these widgets as a way to connect with a particular consumer base on a consistent level. Being able to maintain contact with clients via the ease of bulk e-mails is always a plus. There are many different options when it comes to newsletter plugins, but each one works in...

Rapid Prototyping with the Pages Panel in Fireworks CS6

Matthew Pizzi  •  Tutorials  •  February 9, 2013
Rapid Prototyping with the Pages Panel in Fireworks CS6

Adobe Fireworks CS6 is an ideal tool for creating prototypes. There are several advantages of using Fireworks over its sibling Photoshop, but the one I want to share with you in this article is the Pages panel. This panel gives you the ability to quickly mimic functionality found in fully-coded web sites and applications, with a minimal amount of effort and zero coding....

Responsive WordPress WooCommerce Themes, Best of Premium

Adrian  •  Themes, WordPress  •  February 8, 2013
Responsive WordPress WooCommerce Themes, Best of Premium

Themes come with a wide range of compatibility options as well. There are many different styles and functionalities to choose from. WooCommerce has begun to come to the fore when it comes to optimized e-commerce themes. In fact, these responsive themes are uniquely tailored to improving the strength, flexibility, and usability of your website. WooCommerce themes are...

Year of the Snake Begins Feb. 10: How You Can Use it in Projects

Carrie Cousins  •  Design  •  February 8, 2013
Year of the Snake Begins Feb. 10: How You Can Use it in Projects

Are we about so see more snakes and s-curves trending in design? According to the Chinese calendar, the year of the snake begins on Feb. 10, and in many years the animal represented gets more attention. So what should designers expect in this year of the snake? First think about what it represents. The year of the snake relates to steady progress, attention to detail and...

Headline Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

Adrian  •  Fonts, Resources  •  February 7, 2013
Headline Fonts: Most Popular Typefaces, Best for Webfonts

Headline fonts have to set the tone of the entire document. Magazines, spreadsheets, tabloids, and even blogs use headlines to create intrigue and to appeal to the reader about the content. The use of proper headline fonts can make the content looking more urgent, relevant, essential and worth reading. While fonts only are canisters for fonts, they must be able to create the...

Polygonal Art in Web Design

Nataly Birch  •  Inspiration, Websites Examples  •  February 7, 2013
Polygonal Art in Web Design

Polygonal art along with the Metro style began to agitate the minds of designers in the past year. Whereas style of Windows 8 immediately found itself in web design, Poly thoroughly settled in print industry representing as different illustrations that has been used for posters, wallpapers, designs for t-shirts, skins for mobiles etc. And only after a while designers began to...

Professional Proposal and Invoice Templates

Adrian  •  Graphics, Resources  •  February 6, 2013
Professional Proposal and Invoice Templates

There are many options when it comes to writing proposals and making invoices. Countless businesses and self-employed individuals have counted on expensive software options to create templates for these vital documents. Still others have relied on old-fashioned methods like physically writing out the invoiced or proposals with a pen and paper. In the 21st century, there are...

Alignment and Combining Objects in Adobe Illustrator

Iaroslav Lazunov  •  Adobe Illustrator, Tutorials  •  February 6, 2013
Alignment and Combining Objects in Adobe Illustrator

Topic: Adobe Illustrator Difficulty: beginner Estimated completion time: 15 minutes Today we will be talking about objects alignment using the Align panel and combining them with the help of the Pathfinder panel and Shape Builder Tool. What you read here is the basic minimum that will allow you to work efficiently with these tools in Adobe Illustrator. Alignment of vector...

Best Photoshop Text Effects & Styles Add-ons

Adrian  •  Graphics, Resources  •  February 6, 2013
Best Photoshop Text Effects & Styles Add-ons

Photoshop is perhaps best known as the program in which images can be altered to look real or at least more aesthetic. Most people have seen before and after Photoshop “makeovers” at some point in their lives. But, Adobe Photoshop has an incredible amount of other uses beyond touching up photos and making fantastical images. It’s used often to make all kinds of different...