Tag Archives: design

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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Tools for creating infographics

If you are serious about creating infographics, I’d suggest learning to use Adobe Illustrator. It’s the most versatile program of its kind, giving you complete control over the look of a graphic. It’s great for print or static web graphics. … Continue reading

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Free and low-cost tools for design and publishing

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software A good list of tools from Lifehacker. ——————————————————————————————-

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Resources on mobile web development

Mobile Web Best Practices A limited but useful site that provides what its name suggests. Categories include visual design, user experience, strategy and development. ————————————————————————————— 20 Good Prototype and Wireframe Tools for Mobile and Web Design From OneExtraPixel. —————————————————————————————

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Advice on building news apps

NPR’s best practices on creating news apps A 20-minute video from an internal NPR seminar, via Data Driven Journalism. ——————————————————  

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Slideshow tools

Animoto Upload photos and sound and create slideshows that resemble a movie trailer. Allows you to embed completed files on a website. The downside: The free version allows shows of no more than 30 seconds. For more options, the cost … 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 tip and tricks

Examples and Tips for Using Illustrator’s Warp Tools From Smashing Magazine. These are also known as liquify tools and sound a bit like tools from a torture chamber: warp, twirl, pucker, bloat, scallop, crystallize and wrinkle. You use them to … Continue reading

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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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