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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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Any person serious about their career – carpenters, graphic designers, dentists, or anyone else – is constantly trying to learn and improve at their craft. You and I are no different. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re an aspiring or perhaps established graphic designer (*design bro high-five*). Likewise, if you’re reading this, you’re interested […]

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Hey all – welcome to Found Friday Vol 47, the weekly series where we round up our favorite design-related finds of the week. This week, we have the following: coding up a timeline in HTML & CSS, font-embedding icons with @font-face, some fun pixel oven mitts, an article on usability and CSS3 columns, and finally […]

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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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