Why We Still Need Web-safe Fonts

Dec 30 2013 by Alexander Dawson | 12 Comments

During the early days of the Web, there wasn’t a standard font that could be rendered across all platforms. However, some fonts — like Arial, Helvetica, and Times New Roman — were more likely to be installed in a person’s computer. These popular system fonts are called Web-safe fonts. It was the best practice in web design to stick to them.

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Advanced Image Optimization Tricks

Dec 24 2013 by Rahul Mistry | 13 Comments

You can use automated image optimization tools to compress your images. However, if you also take the time to manually optimize them, you can further improve your results. Here are five techniques for manually optimizing images.

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Free Icon Set: Blue Web UI Icons

Dec 22 2013 by Amie Andrews | No Comments

Free Icon Set: Blue Web UI Icons

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Food Icons: Free Icon Set

Dec 15 2013 by Frank Miller | 2 Comments

Food Icons: Free Icon Set

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10 Gift Ideas for Creative Professionals

Dec 13 2013 by Callum Chapman | 5 Comments

The Christmas and holiday season is upon us this year.

Buying gifts for someone can be a tricky task, especially for creatives who are ever-so-fussy with their stuff and are thus hard to buy for.

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Why It’s So Hard to Make Usability Sexy

Dec 11 2013 by Daniele Grassi | 2 Comments

Every time I’m in an electronics store to buy something or whenever I’m assisting one of my friends identify the right new gadget for them, I notice the feature-counting we’re all swept into as soon as we start comparing our options; "Well, this coffeemaker has 15 buttons, it has to be better than that one with only 6 buttons."

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A Web Developer’s Experience with 99designs

Dec 9 2013 by Eric Rowell | 13 Comments

Early on, nearly every startup arrives at a crisis.

And I’m not talking about a crisis involving capital or co-founders or legal issues.

I’m talking about the company’s logo.

Most customers won’t think twice about your logo. Unless it’s hideously ugly.

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