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When Design Becomes Literal

 

As a graphic artist, you face the challenge of creating designs that are unique, and interesting. Some designers, as you will see, have taken the idea of design to a very literal form.

The following examples are fun to look at and admire, but also serve as inspiration to think “inside the box” by approaching design from a more literal angle.

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Specific Fonts: A Short History Lesson

Knowing the history behind various typefaces and why they were originally used can be a graphic design education in and of itself. If you know why and how typefaces were originally used, choosing your fonts could become not just about current aesthetic sensibilities and preferences, but also about referencing the technological and typography past. So why were these fonts chosen by the Modern Museum of Art in New York?

 

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Sources of Graphic Design Inspiration

Graphic design schools can teach you all the top techniques to create brilliant designs, but if you don’t feel inspired where do you begin? Fortunately, the Internet can prove an excellent source of inspiration for both website and print designs. Here are some of the best sites you should check out:

 

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Adobe Illustrator versus CorelDraw

Several people have posted comments on this site asking about the differences between Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw, wondering which one is better. Now you can have your answer… or, rather, answers.

Neither one emerges as the absolute winner, since it truly does depend on your needs and the types of features you like. And people loyal to one brand rarely switch to the other.

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WordPress upgraded to 2.9.2

After months of holding off, I finally updated WordPress to it's latest version which is version 2.9.2. The automatic upgrade was very fast and smooth I didn't even noticed it was done in less than a minute. I commend the developers on making this process easy for the bloggers and developers alike.


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Gearing up for HTML 5

As a web designer / developer,  we should be semantic about the ways we do our HTML coding so that I can be readable and understandable for you as the designer/developer as well as a project team mate


(if your working on a project development group or team).
xHTML is currently the standard...


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WebM Video Format


With Google's introduction of  the WebM video format for online video and streaming videos is good news for most web developers as this would give us more options on how we port the videos on our web projects. According to Google, the WebM video format is efficient enough to be played on a range of...


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