April, 2021

Typography tips and best practices for websites

Designer Daily

One crucial component of an excellent website is to have clear communication. It is vital as it establishes a relationship between the brand and the user. Around ninety percent of all information is text. Text is represented through typography – it is a way to communicate efficiently.

How to Create Detailed Graphic Patterns in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

Patterns come in all kinds of styles, from simple repetitive shapes to complex graphical arrays. In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to share some tips for creating detailed pattern effects that are made with full-colour illustrations.


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50 motion design resources that creatives actually use

Creative Boom

Image credit: Andrius Vizbaras. The web is full of free resources that can help motion designers, from free plugins to informative podcasts. But there's a lot of rubbish out there, and you don't want to waste your time. So we decided to ask real-world motion designers for their recommendations.

The 25 Best Outline Fonts for Your Designs (Free & Paid)

Just Creative

Perfect for creating web designs, branding projects and headlines, and more, outline fonts can make your designs stand out. An outline font can help make your design stand out. .

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Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

Illustrator Spotlight: Liam Cobb


Liam Cobb (previously featured here). Liam Cobb’s Website. Liam Cobb on Instagram. Illustration iceland illustration illustrator Liam Cobb Reykjavík

10 Free Retro Font Families for Designers

Speckyboy Design Magazine

Time to go old-school! Including retro fonts on your website can evoke a feeling of nostalgia. That old “eighties poster” look is very distinctive and easy to replicate with the right font.

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Video Tutorial: How to Create a Neon Light Effect in Photoshop

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a vibrant visual effect by adding neon lights to a photo. This popular art style often incorporates simple shapes or text for the neon lights, which are illuminated in bright colours.

Architype fuses typography and architecture to forge expressive new alphabet

Creative Boom

Typography and architecture are two disciplines often covered on Creative Boom, but it's rare that we include them in one article. Here's an intriguing exception, though, in the form of the Architype Alphabet , created by Johann Lucchini, an artistic director and illustrator based in Paris.

The Best Laptops for Graphic Designers 2021

Just Creative

Graphic design is a challenging job that requires serious hardware and software. In the current digital nomad haze, laptop characteristics such as mobility and weight have also become extremely important.

Photographer Spotlight: Jan Khür


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Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

Weekly News for Designers ? 587

Speckyboy Design Magazine

bloo – This open-source “low fidelity” wireframe kit includes over 250 components and support for dark mode. The Junior Designer Starter Pack – This collection of helpful design tools and resources can help junior (and senior) designers get things done.

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Fonts in Focus: Louche

I Love Typography

Read the book, Typographic Firsts. Issue #3 of Fonts in Focus takes a look at Joona Louhi's weird and wonderful, high contrast display typeface, Louche. Unusual weight distribution and some unorthodox and quirky details make this new release well worth a second look.

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Spoon Graphics Turns 14 Years Old — Still Steadily Ticking Along

Spoon Graphics

It’s that time of year when Spoon Graphics gets a little older, with 2021 marking 14 years of tutorial creating, freebie sharing and article writing on what started as a blog that was attached to my portfolio website in 2007.

36 Days of Type meets Accidentally Wes Anderson

Creative Boom

Imagine combining two, possibly three or four, of your greatest loves in an unexpected side project of typography, architecture, papercraft and Wes Anderson aesthetic. Manchester-based designer Mel Edwards has indulged in just that, creating a series of letters inspired by typical Anderson buildings.

Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

Top 10 Best Asus Laptops for Graphic Design in 2021

Just Creative

In an industry so saturated, picking the best bet and purchasing a laptop can be one of the most challenging decisions that you might make today. We wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t mention Asus’ extensive catalog of Windows-based laptops.

Illustrator Spotlight: Peter Gehrman


Peter Gehrman (previously featured here ). Peter Gehrman’s Website. Peter Gehrman on Instagram. Illustration gothenburg illustration illustrator peter gehrman

Study Design Abroad: Ximena Jimenez, Peru to Shillington Melbourne


Shillington Melbourne graduate Ximena Jimenez’s LinkedIn bio states “Born in Trujillo, Raised in Lima, Shaped in Neumünster, Fashioned in Bangkok, Based in Melbourne” and we think that’s a great way of summing things up.

3 Ocean Photographers Creating Intoxicating Images


Words Kylie McDowell. Fuel your wanderlust with intoxicating images created by these 3 ocean photographers from far-flung places around the world. From Italy to Australia, each captures the awe-inspiring natural world at its finest. FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHY nature ocean

Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Video Tutorial: How to Create Seamless Panorama Slide Images for Instagram

Spoon Graphics

In today’s Photoshop video tutorial I’m going to share some useful tips for creating visually interesting panoramic posts on Instagram that seamlessly pan back and forth to show a larger image within the regular viewport area.

Bespoke typography provides the branding backbone for microbrewery Diagonale

Creative Boom

Launched in 2019, Diagonale is an independent micro-brewery in Broussy-le-Grand, Marne, in northeastern France. At the end of last year, they asked Brand Brothers to craft a visual identity for the project.

25 Tattoo Design Elements: Brushes, Vector Art and ToolKits

Just Creative

Tattoos have been around for as long as we can remember. As a matter of fact, experts claim that evidence of human tattoos can be traced from around 3370 BC to 3100 BC. That mentioned, it’s understandable why tattoos are still very much celebrated today.

“Chinese Food” by Photographer Carmen Chan


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Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple Content Management Systems

Speckyboy Design Magazine

We live in an era where web designers have become ultra-specialized. Many tend to have a narrow focus regarding the tools they use and types of projects they accept. It didn’t used to be this way. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the industry was a bit scattered. I certainly fit that mold.

8 Stunning Examples of CSS Glassmorphism Effects


Glassmorphism effects have become a staple in modern web design. They offer a sleek aesthetic and fit beautifully with just about any background color. The exact definition of glassmorphism can vary a bit.

35 Cute Cats, Birds, and Botanicals Illustrations for Premium Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a wonderful collection of illustrations to download this week, courtesy of Pretty Little Lines.

How illustrator and motion designer Minji Moon breathes new life into each colourful creation

Creative Boom

Minji Moon is a 28-year-old visual designer from Seoul, Korea. Her work is a celebration of colour and pays homage to Picasso's later pieces. She predominantly works with illustration and motion design and has created works for Samsung, YouTube, Nike, Coca-Cola, Facebook, and Spotify.

What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

Top 20 After Effects Intro & Title Templates

Just Creative

The introduction sequence of your creative is perhaps the most essential part of your project. This is the point where you will attract the audience and keep them interested in your project. If not done correctly, the audience may not continue watching the remaining part of your project.

“Don’t Touch My Crown” by Photographer Oji Haynes


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Are All Stock Photos Bad and What Are the Best Stock Photo Websites?


Ever look at a photo and think those people look so perfect and happy just pointing at a computer screen? Or see the same skyscraper building image plastered over 5 or 6 different company websites? Or wonder where you’ve seen that posed photo of two guys dressed in suits shaking hands?

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Weekly News for Designers ? 590


FigJam Simple Wireframe Templates – A free library that adds missing wireframing components to Figma’s new online whiteboard FigJam. Why Web Designers Should Learn Multiple CMS – A few reasons why we think learning multiple CMS can be a good thing for every web designer.

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Get $3000+ worth of Fonts for Just $29 with This Spectacular Typography Set

Spoon Graphics

We all love having a vast library of quality fonts to work with, but they can often be far too expensive for the average designer to afford.

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