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The Best of Why graphic designers need beautiful websites

As a graphic designer, when a Google search tells you that you’re one in about thirty million results (calculated in 0.37 seconds), suddenly you can feel a little insignificant. Your website is your space to set out your stall and display your wares in the bizarre bazaar of the internet. …

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Get ZBrush2018 now: $895 (new) / free (upgrade) Another free update from Pixologic! There can’t be many software development companies that give their annual upgrade away for free, but Pixologic still manages to do so. This version sees a naming convention change, going from 4R8 (Version 4 Release 8) to …

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The Best of 8 essential prototyping and build tools

The right web design tools can help ensure a fast, efficient and smooth path to the final live design. A great starting point is getting any prototypes right and then selecting the right build tool for the job. Check out this selection to help you achieve design glory. If you …

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The Best of McDonald’s and Starbucks to create a compostable cup

Starbucks and McDonald’s are high street competitors as far as selling coffee on the go is concerned, but they’ve put their differences aside to address a major packaging design problem that’s been plaguing retailers and consumers alike. Earlier this week it was announced that this pair of mega-brands have joined …

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The Best of The web designer’s guide to Flexbox

Have you started using the Flexible Box Layout module in your projects yet? Although the module has been around for some time, there have been two major barriers stopping front end developers from using it as a web design tool.  First, until recently the spec was in flux and there …

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The Best of How to impress with your design portfolio

Michael Johnson, founder of Johnson Banks, is known for his strong opinions. So it’s no wonder that he knows exactly what he’s looking for in a graphic design portfolio.  We sat down with him to uncover the nitty gritty of what he’s looking for in a design portfolio, what impresses …

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The Best of Transform your type online with variable fonts

Typography on the web has come a long way. About a decade ago it was still woefully underused and done very poorly – damaging user experience. Text wasn’t very readable online and the same typefaces were used over and over again. People were throwing their hands in the air, claiming …

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The Best of Watch Affinity Designer for iPad in action

Last week saw the launch of Affinity Designer for iPad, the first full-spec vector graphics app for the device. Armed with features from the Apple Design Award-winning versions previously available on Mac and PC, this iteration of Affinity Designer hopes to go toe to toe with Adobe Illustrator. Serif, the …

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The Best of 6 mistakes to avoid when going freelance

From the finest free ebooks for designers to how to work from home and free WordPress themes for creating your design portfolio , we’ve got you covered if you’re thinking about going freelance. But when it comes to tips for going freelance, nothing beats advice from successful freelancers who have …

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The Best of Amazon Prime Day deals: 8 super-cheap keyboards

There are some awesome computer accessory deals about this Amazon Prime Day. If you’re in the market for a better keyboard, now’s the time to pick one up.  Not a Prime member? Sign-up for a free 30-day trial to take advantage of these keyboard deals.  Amazon Prime Day homepage: see …

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