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The other day, I was surfing reddit. I swear it was on the weekend. Anyway, somewhere in a redditland conversation, someone posted this comment: I think you’re confusing cost with value. This got me to thinking – of course, in terms of running a graphic & web design business – how many of us confuse […]

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This week’s finds are heavy on the awesome/free! We have: a pay-what-you-want type foundry; a resource for free design elements with a unique business model; a site with free, simple desktops; a huge collection of design-related apps & resources on mega-discount; and a company that offers neat-looking, recycled goods like binders, presentation folders and the […]

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Over here at Paper Leaf Design, we make much ado about communication & process. In our minds, these two elements are key to a successful design project – whether it be print, identity, web or something else. A while ago, I made up an infographic detailing our process. The purpose of this infographic was to […]

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This marks the 53rd week, or second year, of Found Fridays. I suppose that means there is no shortage of design goods out there! This week’s find includes: “Apple” cores for your Apple cords; a bunch of useful CSS3 generating tools; an article on some lesser-talked-about parts of being a web designer; a fun DIY […]

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Us designers…. we love our fonts. Free fonts are all well and good, but because the entry point is $0.00, there are a few issues that arise: mainly, quality can be substandard and overuse of the same well-designed fonts can be rampant. One solution? Buck up and pay for some beautifully made premium fonts. There […]

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Ahoy hoy! Welcome to Found Friday Vol 52, where we have the following: a website with free, well-made subtle Photoshop patterns; an article on typography and the role hierarchy plays; a site where you can get huge, easily mountable wall murals; a Mac app for picking colors live off the web; and an overview of web font […]

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Welcome to May! We made you a present, dear reader: our May 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper. We’re coming out of the grey of winter and into the blooming spring – this wallpaper reflects that. Enjoy & share! Click to download the May 2011 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper in 2560X1600, 1920X1200, 1680X1050, 1440X900 and 1280X800 pixels.

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This week’s Found Friday has some definite designer desirables, including the following: logo design trends in 2011; 39 different things you can do with CSS3’s box-shadow property; a sketchbook made specifically for web designers; a color-naming tool; and a review of a few different e-commerce systems. Read on! Logo Design Trends 2011 Every year, trends […]

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50 volumes of Found Friday – the best design finds of the week – and we’re still going strong. This week is an especially strong one to send you off on your Easter long weekend: a fun example of what can be down with Lettering.js; a great tutorial on getting handmade print effects in Illustrator; […]

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If you’re a freelance web designer, chances are good you do some web development as well. To be absolutely clear here, by “design” I mean the static layout of a website; by “development” I mean the actual HTML/CSS markup (and perhaps CMS implementation, like WordPress). We all know there is money to be made in […]

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