Pay what you want for this dream design bundle

What’s a musician without instruments or a painter without brushes or a writer without words? No designer should be without their tools and that goes for graphic artists as well. Never be without what you need to create with the Dream Design Bundle, and you can pay what you want

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Font of the day: Momobo

We’re big fans of typography and are always seeking out new and exciting typefaces, whether free fonts or the very best fonts worth paying for. So, if you’re in need of a font for your current project or are building up a collection, we may be able to help out.

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3 amazing uses of CG in commercials

For the last few months, 3D enthusiasts all over the globe have been nominating and voting in the 3D World CG Awards. Now, the results are in, and one of the biggest stirs was caused in the hotly contested CG commercial category in the Creative section. Read on discover the

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Is this the perfect pen for designers?

The Squire’s weight is engineered to rest invisibly in your hand We all know how important notepads for designers are. But a pen’s just a pen, right? Well the people behind the much-loved Baron Fig notepad would beg to differ. Subtle widening from the top to the bottom of the

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How to get started with CSS Shapes

The web has typically been a place of boxes and rectangles but an emerging CSS specification is going to change that. In this article I’ll introduce you to CSS Shapes, explaining what they are and the core concepts you need to start using them. All of the examples are linked

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Comics of the week #277

Every week we feature a set of comics created exclusively for WDD. The content revolves around web design, blogging and funny situations that we encounter in our daily lives as designers. These great cartoons are created by Jerry King, an award-winning cartoonist who’s one of the most published, prolific and

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5 rules for choosing the perfect web typeface

Selecting a typeface for a project is a defining moment. Occasionally you’ll be looking to add personality to a design, although that is usually best left to display type. For body text, most of the time, you’re aiming for legibility. Legibility and readability are frequently confused; legibility refers to the

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How eye scanning impacts visual hierarchy in UX design

While millennia of art, from Greek vases to Italian chapels, have shaped our understanding of what beauty is, the comparatively recent technology behind eye tracking is adding a new dynamic to how we visually perceive the world. More to the point, this exciting new science is helping us better understand

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The work of Ian Brignell

In my ignorance, I was unfamiliar with Canadian designer Ian Brignell, even though I’ve been looking at his custom lettering work for years. The “Share a Coke” typeface took one week to create Head over to HeyThere for an interesting interview. HeyThere: What is your process for designing a

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