Forty-two Found Fridays later, and this week we bring you: a must-read article on branding vs. logos, a bunch of WordPress hacks to avoid plugins, a good read on combining typefaces, an article on increasing traffic to your site, and a new website gathering a bunch of well-known designers and their life-changing books. Yes, it’s a solid Found Friday this week. Tell your friends!
I’m guilty of this -misusing the terms “brand”, “logo” and “identity”. My excuse is laziness and general poor vernacular. I know, what an excuse. But this article is a must-read, especially for graphic designers working with new, small businesses who don’t have a lot of experience in the areas of logos and branding.
WordPress rules, partially due to the breadth of plugins that can do near-anything you would want on a website. However, if we rely too much on plugins, the end result is be a slower site with potential for plugin conflicts. Read this article to learn a few tricks on avoiding plugins by hardcoding in functionality into your next website design.
Like everything in design, there is a rhyme and reason with regards to combining typefaces. Read this article for some thoughts and good general typeface-combining tips.
Everyone wants to be “number one on the Google”. While not always an attainable goal, this article has some great tips on how to increase traffic – and hopefully, business – to your website.
It seems like anyone who is any good at their craft is well-read. Check out this newly launched website, designed by Pentagram, which lists well-known designers and their life-altering books.
See you next week!