Archive for the ‘ Design Ressources ’ Category

How To Keep Up To Date As A Designer

Coffee Time

http://justcreativedesign.com/2011/10/20/how-to-keep-up-to-date-as-a-designer/

In this world of lightening fast development, professionals can find it hard to keep themselves up-to-date with the latest. Similarly, some designers who wish to stay updated, just don’t really know how to go about it.

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A Collection of Innovative and Inspiring Typography

Desire Typography

http://www.noupe.com/inspiration/a-collection-of-innovative-and-inspiring-typography.html

Typography is the art or technique of arranging type. It’s a broad medium, covering areas such as typeface selection, line length, line spacing, kerning, tracking, and of course wider design features such as color, lighting etc…

Typography is a growing phenomenon amongst graphic designers, many of whom have gone beyond the basic placement of lettering, and turned typography pieces into their own works of art. Often typography designs feature elements of photo manipulation, light effects and even 3D elements. Today we bring you a collection of highly inspiring typography designs, showing just how far the medium can be pushed. These pieces are all works of art in their own right, and we encourage you to go and check out each artist’s portfolio.

Illustration Inspiration for the Weekend

On multiple occasions in the past, we have compiled the works of several artists to give our readers an extra dose of inspiration for the weekend. This post follows along that theme, only we are refining the inspirational artists to a particular medium, illustrators. So this installation is going to veer off a bit from its predecessors, but we promise the inspiration will still deliver.

Below is a showcase of some artists you may or may not have heard of before, but who’s work we couldn’t help but shine a light on. Their illustrations range in styles and depth, but all share one important trait; their ability to connect with viewers and inspire them. We hope you enjoy this illustration inspiration collection.

http://www.noupe.com/inspiration/illustration-inspiration-for-the-weekend.html

7 Essential JavaScript Typography Resources

JavaScript Libraries for Web Type (Elsewhere on the Web)

http://sixrevisions.com/elsewhere-on-the-web/javascript-libraries-web-type/

When you think of web typography, CSS instantly comes to mind. And that’s great, because CSS is the primary option when dealing with the style/visual layer of your website.

However, when you hit a roadblock with CSS, take it up a level by using JavaScript (JS).

Open source JavaScript libraries can help you craft responsive web designs (a technique that optimizes webpage layouts for mobile devices), implement fun text effects and more. In this post, we will primarily focus on JavaScript libraries that use modern web typography techniques to underscore and promote current web design best practices.

5 things designers can learn from sports

Right now, we are surrounded by so many great sports leagues. Whether you prefer baseball, basketball, football or even hockey, you can flip to ESPN and catch some pretty great highlights and news.

Not everyone is big into sports (or at least not the popular ones), yet no one can deny the entertainment value that sports give us day in and day out.

Personally, I am a huge NBA junkie (go Celtics!). With the recent close of the 2010–11 season, I picked up on some implied rules that typically guarantee a team some measure of success.

I also discovered that following these rules and tips could be useful to me as a freelance graphic designer in search of my own success. Rather than looking forward to the next season, I’ll share some of these rules with you now.

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2011/10/5-things-designers-can-learn-from-sports/

Are CSS Tables Better Than HTML Tables?

Glass top coffee table with the letters css on the table legs

http://www.vanseodesign.com/css/tables/

Mention css and tables in the same sentence and controversy is sure to follow. Web designers like myself have been telling you not to use html tables for layouts and now here we have a way to create tables with css alone.

What’s the difference between html tables and css tables? Should we use css tables? If so how?

Once again I want to thank Pedro for emailing me the idea to talk about css tables. I hope I cover what you’re interested in knowing.

Let’s get to the how of css tables first and then tackle the question of whether or not you’d want to use them in practice.

Architecture in Web Design: Applying Vitruvius’ Principles

http://tympanus.net/codrops/2011/10/13/architecture-in-web-design-applying-vitruvius-principles/

Let’s make a real world comparison: buildings are very much like web sites. So are we (web designers and developers) essentially just architects? When you compare web design with any other major form of art, fine art, print design, music, sculpture, architecture, it almost directly compares itself to architecture. Web design, like architecture, is an art form that has many differing interests. Web sites and buildings have users, clients, companies, products, information, technology, structure and design.