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Drop caps, otherwise known as initials, have long been a staple of print designers. Marking the beginning of a new section of text, drop caps are a great way to add a little bit of visual interest to whatever piece you’re typesetting. Thanks to the wonders of CSS, we can make this happen in modern browsers […]

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Hey all! Welcome to Found Friday Volume 46 – the best design finds o’ the week. This week is a good one:  a great plugin for WordPress developers (including those of us who use WordPress as a CMS); a super-informative writeup on the self-publishing of Digging into WordPress; some great March Madness t-shirts; a completely […]

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Not too long ago, I received a book in the mail: the uniquely titled The Blue Lady’s New Look and Other Curiosities. This book – a collection put together by jones knowles ritchie design firm – contains 52 articles related to design & marketing, and is a solid read for any designer looking to think […]

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Welcome designers & readers alike to Found Friday Vol 45. This week, we have a great article on link-building; a good read on the difference between mediocre & great design; the new A Book Apart book for web designers; a fun jQuery plugin that racily gets you to choose stronger passwords; and a great post […]

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It’s March! Here in Edmonton, the confused birds are chirping amongst a blizzard of snow and ice. Awesome. Totally what I associate with March and spring. Anyway, here’s this month’s desktop calendar wallpaper – some light 3D styling, some rainbow-esque colors, some dark colors, and plenty of contrast. It’s sort of a visual amalgamation of […]

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Bonjourno, and welcome to vol 44 of Found Fridays – the best graphic & web design finds on the whole wide internet. This week, we have a Graphic Designer’s Roadmap infographic, a bunch of cross-browser compatibility tools, a fun internet wishlist site, a gorgeous iPod stereo, and some useful free wireframing tools. Graphic Designer’s Roadmap […]

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Graphic designers and web designers – especially those of us who freelance or run a small design studio – are constantly meeting new people, new potential clients, describing our work processes and so on. If you’re not doing this, chances are your design career isn’t going so hot. Anyway, many of these new or potentially […]

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Where’s the Found Friday, you ask? This Friday, we have something a little bit different on tap: a giveaway for our loyal readers. Many of you are either graphic designers, web designers, entrepreneurs or small business owners; in these realms comes creativity. Perhaps you have something you’ve created you want to sell or give away. […]

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Welcome to Found Friday Vol 43; the best design finds of the week! This week we have the following: a great article on measuring the effectiveness of web designs, a roundup of new web tools/fonts etc for designers, a digital note-taking machine, a new file format for eco-friendly designers, and beautiful letterpress wallpaper. How to […]

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Last year, we created a Color Theory Quick Reference Poster – a cheat sheet designed to give you a quick overview of color theory at a glance. It proved fairly popular with the design community, as we received our biggest bump in traffic yet from it, and it remains one of our most popular posts. […]

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