Category Archives: Design

Typography Tools

Gansta Lorem Ipsum | A dummy-type generator for ‘gangsta’ text    WhatFontIs | Copy an image of text into this tool and find out the font! 

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Web Design Tools

Here are some random web-design tools and applications for your personal or commercial use.   Portable Apps | Portable apps for web designers. Download this for a portable software ‘solution’. Allows you to take your software with you. Fully open source and free … Continue reading

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Resources for creating e-books

How to Make an eBook Explains the differences in formats and what makes good content. Also looks at the future of e-publishing and provides links to other resources. From Smashing Magazine. —————————————————————————— Create an interactive eBook for the iPad using … Continue reading

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Advice on designing for print and Web

Approaching design as an exercise in problem-solving The article points out these universal steps to problem-solving: Identify or understand your problem. Devise a plan to rectify it. Implement your solution. Review whether it was successful. (If it wasn’t, then you … Continue reading

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Illustrator tutorials

The Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Beginners A helpful list from CreativeFan.com.  

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Fluid type: It’s virtual, of course

Two brothers experiment with a project called “Type Fluid.” See the videos for the project at Fast Company and Skyrill.com.  

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Chart and graph tools

Blender A free download. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux. ____________________________________________________________ Chart Gizmo Create charts and place them on a website. ____________________________________________________________ Chart Tool Allows creation of several types of graphs and charts, which can be downloaded in .png, .jpg, … Continue reading

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