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If you’re a freelancer or a small design studio, chances are you will hit a slow point every once in a while. Whether it’s the time of year, the size of your client pool or some other factor, it happens. The question that arises at this point, then, is what we can do with this […]

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G’day, readers, and welcome to Volume 28 of Found Fridays – the best design finds of the week! This week we have 10+ great free ebooks for freelancers, an interesting point/counterpoint about what designers and clients need for a successful relationship, some shots of the Etsy headquarters (great design!), a new web app for artists […]

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Another month, another step away from warm weather and towards the frigid Edmonton winter. *sigh*. To combat the impending winter blues, we have a fun October desktop calendar wallpaper for you. Enjoy! Click to download the October 2010 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 and 1280X800.

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Bonjour! That’s French for hello (no big deal). Here’s hoping all of you had a stellar week; to reward you on your hard work, we have a killer Found Friday this week: a site dedicated to handy WordPress snippets, a typeface game for you typography nerds out there, the Web Font Awards, a CMYK wallet, […]

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As designers, we can often get caught up in the specifics of the aesthetic. Is there enough contrast? How’s the balance? Clean typography? And so on. Of course, there needs to be the balance of form vs. function, but I know I am more acutely aware of the design of a print piece/website and how […]

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Ahoy hoy! Welcome to Volume 26 of Found Fridays – the best design finds of the week. This week we have some beautiful movie-inspired posters, a great post on how to customize the WordPress admin panel (without plugins), an easy way to keep track of all the new stuff Google is putting out, a great […]

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Search engine optimization, or SEO, is and always will be a bit of a mystery. Google, the king of search engines and what everyone shoots to be at the top of, is constantly changing their algorithm to avoid being “gamed”. However, there are a few simple best practices that are proven to improve search engine […]

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You know how much I love you guys? I’m writing this on my birthday. Shouldn’t it be a personal stat holiday or something? Regardless, my impending oldness is no match for the gems found out in the design world this week. We have a great article on why the mobile web isn’t the next big […]

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Every day I get up, have coffee and breakfast, and sit down at my computer for my day’s work. I’m pretty much glued to my screen, and during that 8 (10…12… depends on the day) hour day, I use a large variety of software. Because a large part of the livelihood of the graphic and/or […]

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That’s right, this week we have a special edition of Found Fridays, with a focus on Edmonton-based products and articles that designers like you and I dig. We have some awesomely illustrated planners, a free design/art/music/lifestyle magazine, a shop with a variety of prints and novels for sale, a great post detailing the logo design […]

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