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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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It’s December! Get in the holiday spirit and give your computer or mobile device a gift of its own: a fancy new desktop calendar wallpaper. Trust me, if you don’t, your computer will be all upset and the HD will probably fail. Serves you right for being a Grinch. You wouldn’t want that, would you? […]

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It’s been well-established by now that blogging can help your business immensely. In short form, blogging can: help establish you as an expert; help with your SEO efforts; create a community around your site; and directly drive business. But how do you write the perfect blog post? Our friend and client Kelvin is a copywriter […]

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It’s November! For some of you, it’s the last month before snow covers the landscape. For us Edmontonians… well, we’ve been shovelling for a few days already now. Awesome. But there’s nothing to brighten the spirits like a fresh coat of paint for your desktop, mobile device or tablet – and we’re here to help […]

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In the past couple of years, we’ve designed & released two free, popular design education resources: the Color Theory Quick Reference Poster, and the Elements of Design Quick Reference Poster. These items are now being used in classrooms all over the world, but we kept getting one specific question: when will you make a Principles […]

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Welcome to October! This month’s desktop wallpaper is a textured deal with some minimal type treatment; a nice update for your various devices! Download your size below and share away. Happy October! Click to download the free October 2012 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600px, 1920X1200px, 1920X1080px, 1680X1050px, 1440X900px, 1280X800px, iPad and iPhone versions.

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Seems like an easy question to answer, doesn’t it? If you’re a designer, you want to sell your design services: perhaps logo design, print design, web design, interface design and so forth. The reality? Yeah, you should be selling that. But there’s much more that you should be selling. You should be selling comfort, reliability, […]

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It’s Found Friday Vol 96! This week we have an awesome, responsive jQuery modal window plugin; a CSS arrow generator; a handy color-picker tool; a cheeky blog on skeuomorphism in design; and the expanded version of League Gothic, a beautiful free typeface. Read on! *note: Feedburner is shutting down; thus, we’re thinking of finally moving Found […]

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It’s September, which means fall, which means the changing of the seasons, which means the changing of your wallpaper. Also, I’ve been designing type from 8am to 11pm every day this week, so my wordsmithing may leave something to be desired. Anyway, here’s a free wallpaper! Click to download the free September 2012 Desktop Calendar […]

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We’re back! Found Friday (Vol 95) this week has some gems: awesome & free downloadable artwork for your office; the Heineken cube bottle design; a Reddit-style site for web tutorials and resources; the new Microsoft logo; and a site that interviews well-known designers and web nerds about what they use to get stuff done. Read […]

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Welcome to our series where we highlight the best design-y finds of the week: Found Friday. This week we have: a great article on why never to use full black; a great collection of grungy retro video game iPhone wallpapers; how to create better widgets in WordPress; a super fun interactive site/time waster; and a […]

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