Favorite Creative Links of the Week (2, 2011)

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  • A Simpler Page

    The physical book is something designers get. It’s got a lot going for it, not the least of which is the fact that it’s physical. The boundaries are there, right before us. No guess work is necessary. And so there are a lot of great examples of well designed books. You needn’t look far to uncover a mountain of beautifully typeset and balanced pages.

  • For the Love of Logos: Tips, Resources, and More

    When it comes to design projects, logo designs tend to be some of the trickiest to work with, simply because of their purpose. All design tends to be conveying a message, this is true, but most designs get to use so much more to make their points accessible to the viewer.

  • Create Headings With Big and Small Overlapping Text

    Headings introduce content. We can apply many effects and tricks to graphic-based headings to entice readers to continue reading, to set the tone or to make one heading stand out among many. Overlapping titles use a small amount of big text and a big amount of small text to communicate more than a plain heading could do on its own. Sounds contradictory? Only if you ignore the fine points.
    Read on to learn how to create memorable headings with overlapping text.

  • Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It

    Almost every new client these days wants a mobile version of their website. It’s practically essential after all: one design for the BlackBerry, another for the iPhone, the iPad, netbook, Kindle — and all screen resolutions must be compatible, too. In the next five years, we’ll likely need to design for a number of additional inventions. When will the madness stop? It won’t, of course.

  • Getting Started in iOS User Interface Design

    iOS devices are becoming mainstream as avid technology buffs are playing with Apple’s latest technology. The release of the iPad tablet computer along with the HD iPhone 4 retina display has shown an impressive year for company branding.

  • Applying a Clean & Imageless Design to an Article

    In this first installment of a two part tutorial, I would like to show you how to use simple CSS to apply an attractive, well-balanced design to an article. Instead of just using meaningless placeholder text or writing something entirely new, I will also be using one of my favourite articles that I have written here at SpyreStudios, entitled “A Coder’s Journey”. So, let’s get started.

  • The CSS3 matrix() Transform for the Mathematically Challenged

    The CSS3 transform property can do some really cool things – with it, web designers can rotate, scale, skew and flip objects quite easily. However, in order for deisgners to have fine-grained, pixel level control over their transforms, it would be really helpful to understand how the matrix() function works. With the matrix() function, designers can position and shape their transformations exactly where they want to.

  • 20 Useful Web Applications for Creative People

    The web has evolved in a rapid pace ever since 1960, when the Internet was invented. Nowadays, web developers are no longer limited to create only static user interfaces. In the last decade we have seen several creative and interactive web applications emerge. In this post we list 20 apps that should be interesting for creative people working with photography, computer graphics, video editing or music production!

  • How to Be a Purple Cow Among Designers

    How do you stand out amongst the vast sea of designers? How do you get potential clients to pick you over others? You need to be remarkable. Being good is, well, not good enough. You need to be the purple cow.

  • 5 Key Tips for a Successful Social Media Content Strategy

    Good, smart, fun and relevant content should be at the core of any social media strategy. Great content should reflect your brand and give people a reason to stay engaged.

  • How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustrator

    I’ve always loved browsing the amazing style of art known as Vexel illustration and recently I decided to finally give it a go myself. Follow this step by step tutorial for the making of my first vector art portrait of Tron Legacy’s Quorra. Learn how the portrait is carefully traced and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to create an interesting vexel style design.

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Mickel is a web creative that is constantly looking for new challenges and ventures.

He is the founder of PixelTango, as well as a interactive web design agency. He also likes to DJ and produce music under the name Allic.

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