Today in Design - Top Articles RoundUp 9 February 2015

The day’s best and most impor­tant design- and design business-focused arti­cles, tuto­ri­als, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke.

  • The Best Tools for Designers, 2015
    Are you design­er? Check out all the best tools for design­ers that were pop­u­lar in 2014. The best design­ing tools 2014 that you’ll love to use.
  • How to design your own font by Russell Mount
    A short book­let, con­tain­ing detailed instruc­tions on how to design your own font. Author and design­er - www​.rus​sell​mount​.co​.uk
  • What Makes Quora Better Than Other Q&A Sites?
    For those of you who aren’t already using Quora, why not? Maybe it’s time to give it a try. You may be sur­prised by how use­ful it can be.
  • How to step up from free­lanc­ing and become a cre­ative agency

    It might seem like a big leap for­ward, but real­ly – you’re just evolv­ing the busi­ness into some­thing dif­fer­ent with new chal­lenges and respon­si­bil­i­ties, and most like­ly more rewards.

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  • How Lawyers Can Benefit From Visual Content

    Margaret Hagan, a fel­low at Stanford Law School, the cre­ator of Open Law Lab and a lec­tur­er at theStanford d.school, says that graph­i­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tions of law can help reg­u­lar peo­ple grasp con­cepts and expe­ri­ences that are cur­rent­ly buried in dense lan­guage.

    Law right now tends to be com­mu­ni­cat­ed abstract­ly, which most often leads to con­fu­sion and intim­i­da­tion,” she says. “Graphics can help illus­trate the law in more com­pre­hen­si­ble & acces­si­ble ways.”

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  • 99 Free Valentine’s Day Fonts

    I romanced every free font resource, sam­pled every heart-shaped box of choco­latey type treats, and arranged this bou­quet of 99 ways to type “I love you.”

    Below you will find 99 Valentine’s Day and love-inspired fontsand they’re all free! You can down­load each of them in TrueType for­mat for use on either Windows or Mac OS X. That’s amore!

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  • 99 Free Valentine’s Day Fonts

    I romanced every free font resource, sam­pled every heart-shaped box of choco­latey type treats, and arranged this bou­quet of 99 ways to type “I love you.”

    Below you will find 99 Valentine’s Day and love-inspired fontsand they’re all free! You can down­load each of them in TrueType for­mat for use on either Windows or Mac OS X. That’s amore!

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  • 99 Free Valentine’s Day Fonts

    I romanced every free font resource, sam­pled every heart-shaped box of choco­latey type treats, and arranged this bou­quet of 99 ways to type “I love you.”

    Below you will find 99 Valentine’s Day and love-inspired fontsand they’re all free! You can down­load each of them in TrueType for­mat for use on either Windows or Mac OS X. That’s amore!

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  • ‎45 Brilliant Plugins To Enhance Your WordPress Blog

    One of the fastest and eas­i­est ways to improve your WordPress blog is to acti­vate a plu­g­in. Plugins are mod­ules that extend the func­tion­al­i­ty of WordPress. There are thou­sands of devel­op­ers who build plu­g­ins that any­one can use to improve the look, feel and func­tion­al­i­ty of their sites. There’s a plu­g­in for every­thing. Most are free and can be imple­ment­ed with lit­tle has­sle. You don’t need to code or any­thing like that for most of them – just install, acti­vate and it’s done.

  • What Social Network To Focus On in 2015, By Industry
    We’ve iden­ti­fied the social net­works that orga­ni­za­tions in each indus­try should be invest­ing in this year.
  • Web-to-Print Success Story Allrecipes Ups Print Distribution 120%
    Meredith’s digital-to-print exper­i­ment has proven to be a suc­cess for Allrecipes, which launched its first print edi­tion to an audi­ence of 500,000 in November 2013.

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Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™

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