I really love Typekit for bring beautiful, high-quality typefaces to our websites, but they also do an amazing job of educating on their blog. Be sure to check out their article on Font Metrics and it couldn’t hurt to browse older archives as well. Plenty of useful information.
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Apple’s iOS7 is a great indicator that simplicity is hard. If you’re befuddled by that statement, check out these designers reactions complaints. Now that we’re caught up… While I certainly made a few jabs on Twitter, my initial reaction was purely based around, what I feel is, “amateur” design. I could care less about flat or skeuomorphic, [...]
I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be included in this years .Net Magazine Awards. We’re up for Best New Agency thanks to all of our great supporters! We’d love it if you could cast your vote for us in the Best New Agency category at the bottom. Regardless of your vote, we hope [...]
Ok, so I don’t really know how to make all your dreams come true. Neither do I know much about getting clients. However, I have had some success in the later and I think it’s directly attributable to three things. But, before we get to those things, a little background. Most of the designers and [...]
Dear Business, I’m scared for you. It’s scary to see a much too large majority of businesses still viewing websites as a feature to their business. Yes, what was once a feature like ten years ago is now the price of entry to survive and thrive. Last night I received an email from a prospective [...]
The awesome folks hosting the Circles Conference are allowing us to giveaway two free tickets for their September 20–21 event. The speaker lineup is sure not to disappoint. Here’s how to win: Tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post and the hashtag #circlescon (the hashtag is important as this will be how we’ll [...]
In the midst of company redesign for Brian Hoff Design (yes, you read that right and 3 years of wanting to get around to this) and decided to go ahead with some custom icon work by the talented Vic Bell to represent the ‘We crafted the…’ section of the site. Super excited to be working [...]
I often get emails from other designers regarding various legal documents and recently came across a tweet from @jessicahische that I’m certain all will find helpful on their next legal document prep: Docracy.
In the past 4 years, I’ve went from a sole proprietor, skipped over an LLC and became an S-Corp. But how do you know what entity to become? When’s the right time to switch? I’ve had the pleasure for the past 2+ years of working with an incredible, forward-thinking CPA, Jason Blumer and team, and [...]
Having run my business for merely three years I’ve learned a hell of a lot of things, changed many, stumbled often and learned many new secrets along the way. Come closer to your monitor, I have another secret to share: Get it right – the first time! Clients often ask Designers if they can update [...]
I’ve been waiting for an app that let’s you mirror your Mac’s screen and apps on your TV that’s connected to an AppleTV over wifi. AirParrot does just that. While you’re at it, check out Reflection.app as well. Made by the same folks, it displays your iPhone or iPad screen on your Mac.
I’ve been trialing the beta of Photoshop CS6 for almost a week now and I must say, kudos Adobe, you finally have listened to the masses. By far their best release to date, mostly due to features we’ve all been longing for: layer searching, layer styles on groups, copy and paste shape attributes, and paragraph [...]
Seriously this is a serious time saver for only 20 bucks. Here’s how it works: Name layer groups the same as the file you want to create for them Drop in your PSD Done! The extracted files are ready. Save, drag, copy or auto-repeat.
Excited to giveaway three (3) free copies of the beautiful Offscreen Magazine. For those unfamiliar, this beautiful magazine designed by Kai Brach, is a “new collectible magazine about the human side of interfaces.” The first edition boasts lovely layout, beautiful typography and interfaces with Dan Cederholm (Dribbble), Drew Wilson (pictos), Benjamin de Cock, and Andrew [...]
A few months ago I was ‘Profiled’ for .Net Magazine. If you don’t subscribe to the printed version (available in both the UK and US, though sold in the US as Practical Web Design Magazine), they have published the interview online for your reading pleasure. Here’s to hoping you enjoy it. Here’s just a few [...]
A lovely growing website featuring the best of Google Web Fonts. I admit, when Google jumped into the web font pool, I was unimpressed by their selection. The quality and selection has much improved. Here’s to more beautiful type across the web.