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FontCast #17 — John Hudson

After an extended hiatus FontCast is back. The origins of FontShop’s video podcast go back to ATypI’s Typ09 conference in Mexico City. Stephen Coles, back then creative director at FontShop, sat down with some of the key players who were leading the way as we headed into the brave new world of web typography. This [...]

32 Easy-to-Follow Photoshop Print Design Tutorials

The world of print design is long and expansive covering many different areas of focus. Adobe has many programs which cater to the print artists including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. A professional designer should learn as many programs as needed to create whatever they wish to achieve. Show More Summary

The best free WordPress plugins for September 2014

Plugins, plugins, and more plugins! We’re back with another roundup of WordPress extensions that might be just what you need for your next project. Or they might just make you marvel at the sort of things people can make. This month’s selection is eclectic to say the least. We’ve got new features designed for non-coders, […]

Domaine Lepovo - Branding

Wine label designs have always caught my eye and inspired. I think one of the reasons is because the shape of the bottle remains the same while designers must focus on color, style and typography to make their brand visible to the consumer's eye. Show More Summary

Back to School: 28 Easy Inkscape Tutorials

No matter how advanced or novice of an Inkscape user you may be, the basics are absolutely essential. Let's go over some of the best Inkscape tutorials and courses to get caught up on everything you need to know. Basic Tools and Methods...Show More Summary

Our favorite tweets of the week: August 11, 2014 – August 17, 2014

Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of […]

How To Plan And Run A Great Conference Experience

Our industry is a great one. It’s filled with a lot of awesome people building a lot of inspiring things and constantly seeking out ways to express just how much they love doing so. We’ve had blogs and podcasts, and right now hosting conferences is the big thing. Show More Summary

22 Web & Graphic Design Tutorials for Learning Sketch 3

More and more digital designers have made the switch over to Sketch by Bohemian Coding. This is a newer program made only for Mac OS X which behaves much like Photoshop and Illustrator combined. You can work with vector graphics, pixel graphics, photos, icons, really anything you’d desire. Show More Summary

Why I left Google to join Intercom

After a 7.5 year international adventure with Google, I’ve joined Intercom as Director of Research. So, what lured me away… Read more… You're reading Why I left Google to join Intercom, a post from the Intercom Blog. Intercom is the easiest way to see and talk to your users. Show More Summary

Useful Adobe Fireworks Resources: Tutorials, Articles And Freebies (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I mentioned some of the best extensions that are currently available for Fireworks. Today, I'll cover some of the best tutorials and articles, as well as many freebies (styles, templates, resource libraries, and so son) that are available for Fireworks. Show More Summary

Best-Selling Author Amanda Hocking Shares her Advice on How To Be Successful

Once upon a time in April 2010 a girl named Amanda Hocking was sitting sad and frustrated in her tiny apartment in Austin, Minnesota. She had tried for several years to get her books published through traditional publishers but all [..] Read More

Harmful Nature Case Study

There's no limit to our imagination and with the right tools and drive we can translate our most creative ideas into beautiful artwork. For this week's case study we feature a project titled 'Harmful Nature' from our friends over at Lightfarm Studios. Show More Summary

4 ways to create richer web experiences

The Web has evolved a lot from being a simple document repository, and we now have browsers capable of rich visual interactions on desktop as well as mobile. Because I’d like to talk about where the Web is headed in this article, many of the features I’ll cover may have limited support, so it is […]

Quickly Create a Website With Adobe Muse CC 2014

In this tutorial I will quickly show you how you can build a website using Adobe Muse CC. Amongst other things, we'll: Create and manage a site structure Work with Master Pages Demonstrate smart guides Take a look at Typekit fonts Use dynamic navigation Implement a slideshow widget Download video or subscribe to Tuts+ Web Design on YouTube Artwork by ?rtomir Just

Social Influence: Incorporating Social Identity Theory Into Design

No person is immune from the influence of the people and groups they encounter. As much as we would like to think that every thought we have is original, that every opinion we express is informed by facts alone, the truth is that we use others around us as a reference point for much of our attitudes and behavior. Show More Summary

TDC Medal 2014 Awarded to David Berlow

Last week was a week of both celebration and sadness in the type world. Sadness because Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully aged 91 on Tuesday, July 15. More about this loss later. Celebration because American type designer David Berlow was awarded the prestigious Type Directors Club Medal of Excellence 2014 the [...]

5 Infographics You Should Definitely Check Out

The role of infographics is to make information understandable, engaging and highly entertaining. It also … Read more posts by Patrick Jude Ilagan

The Mystery Is Resolved: Chirpy Birds, Lost Numbers and Pretty Slow Wheels

Experiments and side projects are wonderful ways to challenge yourself and explore areas that you wouldn't usually consider exploring. That's what Smashing Mystery Riddles are for us: little experiments that challenge us to come up with something new, original and a bit crazy—every single time. Show More Summary

Create a Dandelion in Adobe Illustrator Using Two Custom Brushes

What You'll Be Creating In this screencast, you'll learn how to create two different types of custom brushes, and use those to quickly draw a dandelion silhouette.

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