Category: Showcases

10 Typekit Fonts Every Designer Should Sync to Their Desktop

If you’re a member of Adobe’s Creative Cloud service you now have access to hundreds of new fonts courtesy of Typekit. When it first launched, Typekit was mainly for web typography, but since being acquired by Adobe back in 2011 the service has evolved into a full-fledged desktop font solution as well. While you won’t

How to Find Stock Photos that Don’t Suck

As an online educator that relies on digital images for my exercise files, I’m constantly on the lookout for great stock photos for my videos. The problem is that most stock images suck. In fact, they suck out loud. Stock images have become cookie cutter and just flat out cheesy. However, recently I’ve stumbled upon

5 People You Should Follow On Twitter

The value of a service like Twitter is determined by the quality of people and sources that you follow there, I think. In this article I’ll give you 5 people you should follow on Twitter (but probably aren’t) and I’ll discuss reasons for why they’ve added value to my stream. As many of you know,

10 Creative Examples of Hexagon Designs

Hexagons are the new black. Not only are designers using them for badges and icons, but they’re also being incorporated into branding and other collateral in different and creative ways as well. In this post I’ll show you 10 creative examples of hexagon designs… Enjoy! Flatness Meets Geometry While this post is specifically about hexagon

10 Amazing Free Fonts for Your Designs

I’m a self-professed font-a-holic and I’m always on the lookout for new and inspiring typefaces to use in my design projects. Believe it or not, designers, there is more to the world of fonts than just Helvetica and Gotham. I know, I know, those fonts are awesome, but sometimes you just need a little variety

5 Ways to Test Your Responsive Web Design

As the use of mobile devices continues to rise all across the world, so does the need for us to deliver a tailored experience for those devices on the web. There’s very little debate about the fact that the best way to do this is to design a single, responsive website instead of serving up

5 WordPress Plugins I Can’t Live Without

All of my websites are powered by WordPress. I truly believe it to be the best and easiest platform on which to build just about any type of site, and with its vibrant community of plugin developers, it’s only getting better. While I experiment with my fair share of WordPress plugins, there are a few

Best of the Web – Week of October 21, 2013

I’m an avid blog reader as well as a blogger, so every week I’m going to start sharing with you some of the gems that I find on the internet throughout the week. This week we’ve got a wide variety of articles from getting started with Google+, Creating Mac OS X boot discs, and some

25 Must-Have Apps for Your New iPad or iPhone

Well, it’s that time of year again, and chances are some of you are busy drooling over your new iPad or iPhone right now. Well, what better way to celebrate your shiny new iToy than to install some awesome apps on it! As many of you know, I’m sort of an app-o-holic and I’m never

Use Sayonara to Track Your Un-Followers

I’ve always said that you should worry about relationships that you cultivate and not about the numbers you generate on various social media sites, but I understand that’s not always easy to do. Recently I was introduced to an app called Sayonara [App Store] which allows you to track the people who unfollow you on