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Feb 05 2012

Improvements on Google Web Fonts


Improvements on Google Web Fonts

Remember the days when designing for the web your choice of fonts was limited to the standard system fonts, (Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Times, etc…). Well no more! With the new and improved Google Web Font directory there are now hundreds of fonts to choose from to customize the design of any website. You no longer have to embed fonts into applications so users will see the design how it was intended. Which also slows down the user’s experience. One of Google’s Web Fonts team’s core principles is that “fast is better than slow”, and the Web Fonts team takes that to heart.

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Aug 24 2011

The Grid System in Design


The Grid System in Design

Anyone who is an experienced graphic designer knows how important designing with a grid is. You can create a visual and structural balance within your design using a grid system. Basically designing with a grid is a way of organizing content on a page, using any combination of margins, guides, rows and columns. It has been used for years in newspaper and magazine layouts with columns of text and images and is now commonly used in web design. You can use a combination of grids throughout an entire project to achieve a consistent look and feel. Designing with a solid grid structure will help in creating successful design layouts in both print and web design.

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May 15 2011

designers toolbox


designers toolbox

The designers toolbox website is a great resource for any graphic designer. There are tools for web and print so it does not matter what type of design you create, you will find what you need at the designers toolbox website. Do you ever wonder what the correct web safe area for the site as you are designing? What about standards for business cards or envelopes? The designers toolbox also has GUI design elements and iPhone elements all in layered PSD files. So check it out the next time you are looking for specific details for any creative graphic design job you have.

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