780-633-0415
INFO@PAPER-LEAF.COM

you are viewing the archive for

Articles

posted in Articles // Inspiration by

TED, in their own words, is “a small nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading”. This conference, focused on Technology, Education and Design, started in 1984 as a way reconnect people with the power of speaking – that intimate experience of being in a room with someone passionate about what they believe in, and passionately sharing […]

READ FULL POST

posted in Articles // Inspiration // Logos by

The Madness is upon us! Yes, some of us up here in Canada like basketball (even though our only worthwhile export of late has been Steve Nash, and it’s hard to dribble in snow). I regularly tune in and throw away money when it comes to the annual 64 (now 65, with the play-in) team […]

READ FULL POST

posted in Articles // Business // Tips by

WordPress is blowing up, as the kids say, these days. It’s no wonder; the open-source authoring platform is super-powerful, flexible and – most importantly – customizable. We use WordPress here at Paper Leaf to power our client sites, and we use it on our own blog of course. The more we use the platform, the […]

READ FULL POST

posted in Articles // Design // Logos by

Recently, Paper Leaf Design was offered the opportunity to rebrand 3rd Street Beat Entertainment – a group that offers hip-hop dance instruction, as well as show promotions and other related services. It’s always a nice break to get away from corporate design and be able to work with a company based in the arts, whatever […]

READ FULL POST

posted in Articles by

If you’re a designer who works on websites for smaller businesses or clients, chances are you receive similar requests for website features over and over again. Perhaps you’ll hear your photographer clients saying “I want a photo gallery”; perhaps you get a lot of clients who want to control their content; perhaps you get all […]

READ FULL POST

posted in Articles by

If you don’t know about Inspired Magazine, I suggest you head over there and check ‘em out/bookmark them/follow them etc. They’re a daily design inspiration web mag that posts links, articles, design elements and a whole bunch of other goodies. This week, I wrote a guest post for them called How to Fail at Your […]

READ FULL POST

posted in Articles // Fonts // Freebies by

As soon as I learned about the @font-face CSS declaration, my life as a designer changed permanently. A whole world of possibilities are opened up by this feature – no more relying on Arial, Verdana, Georgia and all the other “web safe” fonts. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with those fonts, but after […]

READ FULL POST

posted in Articles // Inspiration by

In any industry you’ll eventually hear the terms “giving back”. It’s become almost a sort of catch-phrase, not unlike “totally organic” or whatever the newest buzzword is . But while “giving back” might be somewhat overused and on its way to buzzword status, it doesn’t mean the term should be overlooked or dismissed. In this […]

READ FULL POST

It’s always good to be able to articulate design choices to your clients; why you put something where, why you chose the color scheme you did, etc. This knowledge is one of the biggest differences between a designer and a non-designer. But there is a lot to remember when it comes to the realm of […]

READ FULL POST

posted in Articles by

I see web designers using images of laptops (specifically, Macbooks) all the time. Perhaps we’re using them to showcase our own designs, or perhaps we’re using them in a design for a client. Regardless, if a stock photograph of a laptop is required, Macbook-esque shots are the way to go. Their sleek design lends well, […]

READ FULL POST

view more posts

one of us one of us

The Paper Leaf Design Weekly

If you love design, you’ll love the Paper Leaf Design Weekly. Join thousands of other designers getting wallpapers, in-depth design articles, free fonts & other design goodies delivered via our weekly design newsletter. Why wait? Join now and don’t miss a beat!