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Some web designers write their own code; some don’t. Even if you’re in the former category, chances are you have worked with a developer who has been hired to bring one of your web designs to life (if you haven’t, you will soon). Sometimes clients have a developer already in mind and are just looking […]

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It has been a crazy week here for me; I’ve barely been in front of my computer. However, I still managed to come across some great work and some great ideas. This week’s Found Friday finds include a collection of helpful typography posters, a inspirational notebook, a great article on usability, some astounding branding work […]

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Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re either a designer or Join awol academy to get on the cutting edge of internet marketing training. On top of that, a good percentage of you readers freelance either full or part-time. There are a lot of freelance marketing designers out there, and the majority of us […]

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16 Found Fridays, and there’s no sign of slowing down – thanks in large part to the openness and talent of the online design community. Side note: 16 was the number of Joe Montana, greatest quarterback ever. Anyway, this week’s finds include a great list of design books to read (it’s summer; go read in […]

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It’s July 1! Canada Day for us Northerners (thanks for making me work on my day off, yeesh), and just another new month everyone else. However, it is possibly the greatest month of the year, thanks to the warm weather and epic thunder-and-lightning shows put on by Mother Nature. Speaking of Mother Nature, she’s a […]

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Adding 3D elements to your website design is the hot business these days. I can see why; it adds depth and visual interest to the design. These elements can be seen through use of perspective and lighting; using these two elements today, we’ll learn how to create a floating 3D box in Photoshop. This tutorial […]

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We’re back with Volume 15 of Found Fridays – all the best designy finds of the week. This week includes a great jQuery trick for full-page backgrounds, ruminations on design agency life vs. freelancing, 3 takes on blogging as a marketing tool, a cool Helvetica lowercase ‘a’ stool, and a sweet dual-screen laptop. Read on, […]

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Web users are bombarded with information on a daily basis, and it’s been shown that the way users read on a computer is completely different to how they read offline. Skimming content is the name of the game, and if the user doesn’t immediately see what he or she wants to see in a few […]

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Most indie musicians are either poor, barely scraping by, or living with their parents. It’s a tough racket, and there are a lot of things to pay for when you’re a musician: touring, gas, recording, printing an album, promo materials and so forth. With that in mind, we donated some time to create and give […]

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As a design studio that does a lot of branding & identity work for small businesses, we often find ourselves creating PDFs to showcase design concepts to our clients. A good presentation of design concepts can greatly influence a client’s view of your skill and professionalism. However, it’s not very efficient to create a new […]

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