MFA Superhero Typographic Classifications

Imagine if every superhero had their own font. Well, MFA student Matthew Olin did just that. Check out this typography awesomeness I stumbled across on Behance: “The most distinguishing factor of any font is its characters. Hidden beneath these characters, each typeface also has character—its own unique characteristics. However classified this information may seem, when…

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From a Designer’s Mind

As designers, we design things for the purpose of solving a problem. When we begin a project, we look at the problem and imagine how we could solve or improve it by using color, shapes, typography, images, and especially layout and organization. We don’t just design, we take the project as whole into consideration and…

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How to Get More Likes, Shares on Facebook

If you’re looking to get better engagement out of your Facebook posts, add more pictures and start speaking in the first person. Social media data expert Dan Zarrella — who tracked and analyzed more than 1.3 million posts from the 10,000 most-Liked Facebook pages — has released details about which posts get the most likes,…

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How Small Businesses Can Use Social Media to Stand Out

If you wanted to get your small business some attention a few years ago, then you would have to commit to spending a large portion of your marketing budget on advertising. That strategy worked well. Until it didn’t. As the audiences for traditional mass-media channels became more fragmented, and people started paying attention to new…

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Is this it for Flash?

Flash has been getting a bad rap over the past few years. The once favorite medium for interactive design, Flash, has most definitely suffered at the hands of mobile users. It lacks support in many mobile devices, and is not supported at all on Apple’s iPhone or iPad. I remember back in my college days…

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Finding Quality Within Web Design: Tips and Examples

What is quality? Quality (qual·i·ty = degree of excellence), is a word that people use to describe something that is well made, well thought out, and better than most. Many people use quality to describe their services, or products. How does quality relate to web design? Well, not all websites are made equal or with…

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8 Ways to Spark Creative Ideas

We have all been stuck on a project. Usually we end up looking at the computer monitor, waiting for an idea to pop up on our screen. How can we spark true creativity? Here are 8 ways to spark creativity in your design work that work for us. Image by: Mirco Zett 1. Expose yourself…

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More Website Shout-Outs

More shout-outs for the love we have received for our newly launched website. Many thanks to all of you for you support. If you know of anyone we missed, please let us know in a comment below so we can give them a shout-out! Cool Homepages CSSclip

Gimme Bar vs Zootool

I have been on the lookout for a good bookmarking site – something that does more than bookmarking links. I wanted to save inspiration, photos, videos, and maybe even code. I hate just signing up for sites because I usually lose interest in about a week, but I need a place to store inspiration and…

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10 Infographics for Web and Graphic Designers

Infographics are a great way to take boring information and turn them into an awesome easy-to-read graphic. As a web developer or designer, you might spend all day looking at code or pixels. Reading more information can be overwhelming and time consuming, we hope you enjoy these web and graphic design infographics as much as…

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