Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 September 2014

Great con­tent found by Pariah and shared to the de­sign and cre­ative com­mu­ni­ties on so­cial media.

  • What WordPress Theme Is That Site Using? New Tool Tells You.
    What WordPress Theme Is That is a free on­line tool al­lows you to eas­i­ly de­tect what WordPress theme a site us­es (in­clud­ing par­ent and child themes). Additionally, it will al­so de­tect what WordPress Plugins are be­ing used.
  • The Air Travel Rights You Aren’t Aware of (and How to Get Them)
    If you’ve ever sat in a plane on the tar­mac on­ly to have the flight can­celled, been bumped just be­fore board­ing, or land­ed at your des­ti­na­tion on­ly to be told your lug­gage will ar­rive some­time in the next 12 hours, you know how air trav­el can s…
  • A Typeface Designed to be Readable by Humans But Not Computers

    For me, Žižek’s words are even more po­tent in light of re­cent news about do­mes­tic sur­veil­lance pro­grams. As a for­mer con­trac­tor with the US National Security Agency (NSA), these is­sues hit es­pe­cial­ly close to home. During my ser­vice in the Korean mil­i­tary, I worked for two years as spe­cial in­tel­li­gence per­son­nel for the NSA, learn­ing first-hand how to ex­tract in­for­ma­tion from de­fense tar­gets. Our abil­i­ty to gath­er vi­tal SIGINT (Signal Intelligence) in­for­ma­tion was ab­solute­ly easy. But, these skills were on­ly ap­plied out­wards for na­tion­al se­cu­ri­ty and de­fense pur­pos­es — not for over­see­ing American cit­i­zens. It ap­pears that this has changed. Now, as a de­sign­er, I am in­flu­enced by these ex­pe­ri­ences and I have be­come ded­i­cat­ed to re­search­ing ways to “ar­tic­u­late our un­free­dom” and to con­tin­ue the evo­lu­tion of my own think­ing about cen­sor­ship, sur­veil­lance, and a free society.

  • Start-Up Advice from Richard Branson

    “With more than 200 com­pa­nies in the Virgin Group, Richard Branson epit­o­mizes the word “Start-Up”.”

  • 4 Steps to Creating a Freelance Schedule

    Freelancing is all about flex­i­bil­i­ty. It’s one of the main rea­sons I hear that peo­ple are think­ing about mak­ing the switch to free­lanc­ing. But what a lot of peo­ple with no free­lance ex­pe­ri­ence don’t re­al­ly seem to no­tice is that most of us have set sched­ules. Without them, it’s pret­ty much im­pos­si­ble to get all of our work done in a time­ly fash­ion. Of course, those sched­ules may not have any sim­i­lar­i­ty to the stan­dard 9-to-5 — but there is some rea­son be­hind the times we do work.

  • Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About
    It’s our civic du­ty to know the laws that gov­ern our lives, whether we’re trav­el­ing to a dif­fer­ent city or just want to host a garage sale. Legal is­sues and our rights aren’t al­ways clear, though, so let’s take a look at the most im­por­tant ones…
  • Top 10 Legal Rights and Issues Everyone Should Know About
    It’s our civic du­ty to know the laws that gov­ern our lives, whether we’re trav­el­ing to a dif­fer­ent city or just want to host a garage sale. Legal is­sues and our rights aren’t al­ways clear, though, so let’s take a look at the most im­por­tant ones…
  • The “Secret” List of Interview Questions to Ask Designers

    To help out oth­er com­pa­nies that are hir­ing web de­sign­ers (and to help de­sign­ers go­ing through in­ter­views), I’m pub­lish­ing the list.

  • 300+ Free Halloween Fonts

    Each year I scour the globe, peek­ing in­to every dark cor­ner, every creepy clos­et, and un­der the bed for free Halloween fonts—liv­ing or dead. I’ve found over 300 Halloween and Halloween-inspired fonts—and they’re all free! You can down­load each of them be­low in TrueType for­mat for use on ei­ther Windows or Mac OS X. Have fun!

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