Making a product is just one phase in the process of making money. Depending on who you ask, it is either the hardest or the easiest part. You spend days, weeks, months, or even years designing or putting together a website template, a collection of stock photos, a web application security tool, a typography set, t-shirt logo or design, and the next step is selling your product, and that’s shops come in. In ye olde days, shops were family businesses and they sold what the owners were making.
Our sister website, InkyDeals, is back with the third collection of Super Premium Typographic Elements! And this one is better than anything you’ve seen so far on Inky Deals, or on any other website. I’m talking about 88 different typographic elements (in both light and dark versions) that are extremely useful in pretty much any kind of web or print project: from badges and logos, to illustrations, posters, menus and even designs for t-shirts, hoodies, and so on.
For the last few weeks, we’ve started posting articles under a topic called Deal of the Week. This new-found habit came from the desire to also bring you top quality resources for your work, at amazing prices. And since there was so much hype on the subject, we thought it would be a good idea to also launch a Freebie of the Week.
We here at Pixel77 have made it our mission to help you become the best web designer you can be. In order to do so, we frequently try to predict upcoming trends and keep you up to date with the most recent developments in web design, web development and the technologies associated with them. It should be no surprise then that we’ve repeatedly made it a point to talk about Responsive Web Design (RWD) and its importance in the web design industry.
The Internet is constantly growing and evolving. This is an undeniable fact. The fact that the web is growing constantly pairs off with the fact that more and more people are using more and more kinds of devices to get online and use it in all sorts of different ways. Web design is one of the most fluid fields of design there are.
2013 was a great year for typography. Designers have experimented more and more with typography, truly integrating it in their design. We have seen the advent of handmade type, slab serif in headlines, and whitespace to make the text look more readable and less crowded. In fact, 2013 was such a good year for typography, that we have even seen typography replacing image in some places.
Trends are the building blocks of culture. They appear and influence (for a while, at least) the way things are done, the way things look, or sound. Like Scott Cook said, major changes come about once a trend solidifies itself in culture, when it becomes more than just a passing fad. In web design, especially, trends are tremendously important, so it’s vital for you, as a web designer, to be ahead of the curve.
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and this means that besides all the hearts and cupids you see in shops, you’ll also have a lot of work to do to finish those Valentine’s-themed projects. And that’s not an easy task, especially if you’re going through a creative block. That’s why our sister website Inky Deals partnered with the guys from DesignTNT in order to bring you a Super Premium Love Collection that will help you save countless hours, and inspire you!
Typography can be defined as the art and science of arranging words on a page. This is, of course, true, but completely insufficient in order to understand the complex subtleties of the field, as is always the case with short definitions. Rather than deal with this short and insufficient definition, let’s take a look at what typography does. It sets words on a page. This is true of all writing. Therefore, all writing is typography. But typography does so much more than that. Good type can, like inflexions of the voice and body language, communicate so much more than the mere words it contains.
In order to have a great design, you need to have great typography. That is a fact. Different fonts say different things about the copy that they’re showcasing: imagine reading an obituary written in Comic Sans MS – that’s just flat out ridiculous and kind of sad (but, unfortunately, not the kind of sad the text was going for). Of course, Comic Sans is kind of a joke in the design industry by now, but the point remains the same: the font you choose can add to the impact of your copy, but it can also subtract from it.