25 Excellent Typography Tools for the Serious Designer

Jun 18 2009 by Tom Walker | 38 Comments

Typography is an integral part of designs that use text. There are many tools out there that are available at your disposal for helping you work with type.

In this article, you will find a collection of the best typography tools available on the web. What’s more, they’re all absolutely free! If you’re a web designer or developer, then these tools are going to save you some serious time and effort. Take time to work your way through this extensive list and give everything a go.

1. WhatTheFont

WhatTheFont

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Feedback. The Creativity Killer.

Jun 17 2009 by Francisco Inchauste | 46 Comments

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If you don’t deal with bad feedback it can disrupt, slowly corrode, and in the end, kill your creativity. If you’ve ever said "Yes, I can change that" and know deep down inside of you a little bit of your creative soul died, then this article is for you. We’ll tackle negative feedback and learn how to combat it. You’ll discover the 12 ways to manage feedback and keep your creativity alive.

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26 Beautiful Photoshop Tutorials on Designing Posters

Jun 16 2009 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 23 Comments

Posters are excellent examples of art with a purpose: an effective poster must not only show, but must also tell. With the following tutorials, not only will you be shown how to create beautiful digital art pieces, but also get to learn a hodgepodge of digital art techniques and methods that you can adapt later on into your design projects.

In this article, you’ll find top-notch tutorials for creating posters. Not only will you be learning specific procedures for creating posters, but also Photoshop and general design practices such as photo-composition, illustration, coloring processing, typography effects, working with custom shapes, using Filters in unique ways, and much more.

1. Shoe Advertisement Poster Using Floral Elements

Shoe Advertisement Poster Using Floral Elements

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How to Create a Grunge Web Design Using Photoshop

Jun 15 2009 by Jan Cavan | 95 Comments

How to Create a Grunge Web Design Using Photoshop

In this step-by-step web design tutorial, you will learn how to craft a beautiful and eye-grabbing grunge-themed web layout using Photoshop. This tutorial is geared for beginners and intermediate-level Photoshop users.

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Six Revisions Mobile Version Officially Live!

Jun 15 2009 by Jacob Gube | 20 Comments

With today’s increasing demand for mobile device compatibility of websites and web applications, it’s imperative to make a site as accessible and friendly to a wide range of mobile technologies as possible.

Six Revisions Mobile Version Officially Live!

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20 Creative and Unique Typefaces

Jun 14 2009 by Tom Walker | 50 Comments

We live in a world surrounded by Times New Roman, Arial and Helvetica, typefaces so functional that they have long since become boring. It’s a shame that we rarely come into contact with the wealth of endlessly creative typefaces out there, relying instead on the tried and tested. I have scoured the web to bring you 20 of the most creative typefaces available, many of which have been designed by amateur typographers.

Most of them are free to download and use (some for non-commercial purposes only), so please make the most of them. Together, we can push for a more diverse, interesting and ultimately creative typeface landscape.With that in mind, here they are: twenty seriously creative typefaces.

1. Laurent HW

Laurent HW

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12 Excellent Free Tools for Monitoring Your Site’s Uptime

Jun 12 2009 by Jacob Gube | 55 Comments

A website or web application’s high availability is very crucial; users who constantly encounter problems accessing the content of a site will not likely come back. For web applications – poor uptimes means users won’t be confident about your product: if they constantly experience issues with your apps’s availability, they will likely look for another solution that isn’t as problematic.

It’s essential that your sites and web apps are constantly accessible to your users. In this article, you will find free and useful monitoring tools to help you know when your website or web application becomes unavailable.

1. Site24x7

Site24x7

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