It is always impressive how many useful and free web apps and tools there are for web designers, and today’s fresh selection is just that – very impressive. The Aloha Editor is especially impressive, with its unique live editing features. And there is also CSS3 Pie which will make all CSS3 properties viewable in all versions of IE (it really does!). If you have the time we recommend you take a look at these tools.
Today’s news focuses on only one single design resource… and what a FREE resource it is! It is The User Interface Design Framework from webalys.com, which is basically a huge design framework that consists of a complete GUI library, a set of of 260 minimal vector icons and a massive Illustrator style library. This is a must have resource for any professional designer.
Limiting your design range to reusing the same font on project after project doesn't go for making a decent body of work. It is essential that all designers have a good library of fonts that they can rely upon. Unfortunately, a lot of the best fonts are pretty expensive for freelance designers, and as such we have listed below the best and freshest font collections that we could find to help you out.
A couple of days Google introduced the Google Font API and Google Font Directory to everybody.
The Google Font API provides a simple, cross-browser method for using any font in the Google Font Directory on your web page.
The fonts have all the advantages of normal text: in addition to being richer visually, text styled in web fonts is still searchable, scales crisply when zoomed, and is accessible to users using screen readers.READ MORE
Is there no end to CSS3s possibilities? In the past, would you have even considered the idea of generating a font based on an icon set, and then embedding it via @fontface? Or, even better, would you have thought it possible to create icons using only CSS and HTML? I didn't think so…
Typically, in graphic design, type will only have a supporting role or a bit-part of the overall design, merely a small ingredient of the overall design. That is not always case, sometimes type will be projected into the forefront, and the result can be amazing, powerful and very, very effective, as you can see from below.READ MORE
You will probably have your own traditional methods for finding useful design information and resources, but you can’t beat studying a well crafted and creative info-graphic, and if it teaches you something interesting or if it is helpful and insightful in any way, then its even better.
Choosing the perfect font can be one of the most difficult aspects of design. You will probably use one font for the logo, another for the headings and yet another for the content. And on top of that each design you create will have its own character and the font you choose will need to compliment it. Just how do you find that perfect font for that particular design?
Grunge fonts and textures are used in a wide range of web and graphic designs. There is much less of a limit when it comes to using these elements, and they’re a great way to make any of your web, graphic, or print designs stand-out. Some of these fonts or textures may seem useless as a standalone, however, once meshed with a beautiful idea, who knows what can happen.READ MORE