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September 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

Wow, where did the summer go?! September is here and that means school's back in session, there's a chill in the air and we have a new desktop calendar for you. Give it a download and share it with all your friends.

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Forty-two Found Fridays later, and this week we bring you: a must-read article on branding vs. logos, a bunch of WordPress hacks to avoid plugins, a good read on combining typefaces, an article on increasing traffic to your site, and a new website gathering a bunch of well-known designers and their life-changing books. Yes, it’s […]

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So there I was, sitting & staring at my blank artboard, trying to figure out what to do for the February 2011 desktop calendar wallpaper. Yes, it’s winter. So logic dictates that I should probably use blues and similar colder colors. But you know what? I’m tired of winter. I’m tired of shovelling and I […]

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In this, the forty-first volume of Found Fridays, we have the following: handy wordpress snippets, a site that collects and showcases awesome web button designs, a gorgeous HTML5/CSS3 music player, a really nicely designed bluetooth stereo, and a great collection of the best jQuery plugins of 2010. Read on! Useful & Timesaving WordPress Snippets WordPress […]

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Freelancers and small design companies do not have large marketing budgets. There may be a few dollars here or there to spend on Google AdWords, Facebook ads or perhaps a small print campaign, but by and large we survive on one things: referrals. When someone begins his/her freelance design career, all we have are referrals: […]

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Ahoy hoy. It’s time for Found Friday – volume 40. To send you off on your weekend, we have the following this week: an article on the elements of retro web design, an article on email etiquette (some great tips), a look at the new HTML5 logo, a tutorial on styling WordPress navigation for you noobs out […]

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Lately, I’ve been thinking more and more about logo design versus identity design, the difference between each, and what each means to a small business. Paper Leaf works primarily with small businesses, and we complete a variety of work: one-off logo designs, websites, and entire identity packages (logo, print, web all at the same time). […]

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Bonjour & welcome to Found Friday Vol 39. This week we have a great collection of useful/fun finds: a jQuery plugin that resizes text, 10 great web conferences to attend this year, a new website solely for geek gifts, a collection of useful web-based tools for designers, and a joystick that attaches to your iPad. […]

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Formal design education is great. You learn all about design fundamentals, like contrast and balance and white space and so forth. You learn about design history & heroes like Paul Rand. You learn about color theory; you learn the tools of the trade. Plus, you touch on some intangibles like time management (both how to […]

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Welcome to Found Friday, Vol 38: the first instalment of 2011! This week we have the following: a great website that lets you immediately preview all the fonts on your machine, a list of 30 great apps now available in the new Mac App store, Brand New’s take on the new Starbucks logo, a good […]

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Hey all, and welcome to 2011! It’s the future by now, right? Flying cars, food in pill form and all that jazz? No? Oh. Okay, well here’s the deal. Instead of all that stuff, we’ll give you a sweet new desktop calendar wallpaper for the month. That’s a fair trade, right? Click to download the […]

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