Apple’s release of the retina mobile devices has ushered in a new age of digital graphics. Now all iPhone 4 and 4S models are built with the same physical screen size, yet using double the pixels. This means you’re looking at 326PPI instead of 163PPI(standard iPhone display).
Part of the good communication between a designer and his client includes listening and understanding requests and taking effective notes during the meeting to build up an effective briefing later. Writing reliable notes is a skill that can be learnt and that can take advantage of several useful tools. It can make the difference, during the design process, between a successful project and a big mess.
In this article we will see what note-taking is, how to improve your design process with it and a range of useful tools to help you in that practice.
Fonts are the life-blood of a designer’s toolkit, and the bigger the font library, the easier it is for a designer to get projects completed in a shorter space of time. Designers can never have too many fonts, and sans serif fonts are particularly in vogue at the moment.
Here we are bringing you a selection of 30 free, high quality sans serif fonts. Please check out the license for each font – they are all free for personal use, but may not be so for commercial use.
Designers have a very creative and difficult job, and finding images for their designs can be one of the more tedious aspects of their profession.
PSD files can help a great deal in design work as they are supplied with all the layers, making them completely editable by the designer.
LinkedIn is a business and professional networking website that has been one of the biggest internet movers and shakers of recent years. It launched in 2003 and passed the 10 million member mark in 2007.
Since then its rate of growth in membership has been astonishing. In late 2010, the site claimed over 85 million members in over 200 countries with members from every Fortune 500 company in the network.
Life as a freelancer can be hard. Freelancers are responsible for all aspects of their business. They have to find clients, market their services, and handle all financial records and other paperwork in the business, as well as actually performing the service they are hired for. That is why many freelancers are always looking to make things just that little bit easier or more efficient. And this is precisely where life hacks come in.
There are some up and coming trends for 2012, but none seem to have taken quite such a hold as the use of ribbons in web design.
You can see ribbons used for navigation menus, as part of the brand logo, as title banners, as date tags and in many more ways.
Some designers have combined the new ribbon trend with other new trends such as using a background image, and some have incorporated ribbons with die-hard trends such as minimalism and grunge.
Facebook have introduced their new timeline profile, which will eventually be applied to all users. Should this concern us?
Well not really, it gives us more control over what is seen by who, but it’s not just a quick swap from the old to the new. You will have to find or create a cover image, and you will have to work through your past posts and photographs to organize your Facebook.
If you want to learn to create text effects with Photoshop then you should read this article where I list some great tutorials.
On this article I decided to list a selection of Adobe Cheat Sheets. These Cheat Sheets can help designers improve their skills when working with Adobe applications.