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Us designers…. we love our fonts. Free fonts are all well and good, but because the entry point is $0.00, there are a few issues that arise: mainly, quality can be substandard and overuse of the same well-designed fonts can be rampant. One solution? Buck up and pay for some beautifully made premium fonts. There […]

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Ahoy hoy! Welcome to Found Friday Vol 52, where we have the following: a website with free, well-made subtle Photoshop patterns; an article on typography and the role hierarchy plays; a site where you can get huge, easily mountable wall murals; a Mac app for picking colors live off the web; and an overview of web font […]

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Welcome to May! We made you a present, dear reader: our May 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper. We’re coming out of the grey of winter and into the blooming spring – this wallpaper reflects that. Enjoy & share! Click to download the May 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 and 1280X800 pixels.

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This week’s Found Friday has some definite designer desirables, including the following: logo design trends in 2011; 39 different things you can do with CSS3′s box-shadow property; a sketchbook made specifically for web designers; a color-naming tool; and a review of a few different e-commerce systems. Read on! Logo Design Trends 2011 Every year, trends […]

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50 volumes of Found Friday – the best design finds of the week – and we’re still going strong. This week is an especially strong one to send you off on your Easter long weekend: a fun example of what can be down with Lettering.js; a great tutorial on getting handmade print effects in Illustrator; […]

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If you’re a freelance web designer, chances are good you do some web development as well. To be absolutely clear here, by “design” I mean the static layout of a website; by “development” I mean the actual HTML/CSS markup (and perhaps CMS implementation, like WordPress). We all know there is money to be made in […]

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Welcome to Volume 49 of the best internet finds o’ the week: Found Friday. This week we have: a zombie Easter bunny (not overly design-related, but it’s Easter soon and the zombie bunny is just too awesome); an app that sends the websites you’re reading to your Kindle; an in-depth article on taking credit card […]

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As we continue to progress through this relatively new era of web fonts, we see more & more choices available to us. We have a plethora of well-designed fonts to pick from for our design projects, and quite a few of them are free too. Slab serifs? Script? Humanist sans? All these and more are […]

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April is just around the corner! You wouldn’t necessarily know it here in Edmonton, where icicles remain along with 4 feet of snow on the ground. Hopefully wherever you are is more spring-like! But soon we’ll be able to deck ourselves out in our fancy spring attire – might as well start with this new […]

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Here we are, at volume 48 of Found Friday – the best design finds of the week. Remember, if you find something that you think is worthwhile sharing, drop me a line or a tweet and let me know about it! This week we have: a great tool for creating CSS easing animations; an awesome, […]

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