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Macbook Air / Yael Naim’s “New Soul”

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看了蘋果新推出的廣告後, 除了讚嘆 MacBoook Air 的輕薄外,
廣告中那首曲調輕快的配樂和迷人的歌聲也相當引人注意,主唱是位”在法國唱英文主打歌的以色列女歌手” – Yael Naim.

There’s been rumours that Apple was working on a super-thin laptop, but I don’t think anyone expected this. It’s saying something that the first words those I’ve observed looking at it for the first time have been something along the lines of “Holy freakin’ $&@#, that thing is thin!”. With all the necessary add-ons and dongles, the laptop is going to get very pricey, but I’m sure it’ll sell like hot cakes to those early-adopters-with-tons-of-money folks.

The marketing team at Apple, the geniuses that they are, created a commercial showing off how you easily can fit the 3 pound laptop into a manilla folder. The song accompanying the ad is a suitably light and airy jazz-pop tune called “New Soul” from Israeli artist Yael Naim. While you only hear the first 30 seconds in the Macbook Air commercial, the full song makes nice use of bouncy trumpets, harpsichord, handclaps, and even a heavenly-sounding choir for the ending. Good find, Apple! Download the tune below and purchase her album here:

MP3 New Soul

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一月 18, 2008 at 5:14 上午

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排版的傳承:柵格設計

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轉載自: http://ka-yue.com/blog/web-composing

網頁與柵格計

我曾提及過,一個網頁設計好看與否,排版至關重要。排版是為了以最合適的方法放置和呈現各種資訊。排版由來已久,並一直用於印刷品上。但對於網頁這一新媒體,很多人都忽略了排版對其的重要,所以很多網頁看起來多少有點亂的感覺,究其原因,大都是因為沒注意「柵格」所致。


柵格是協助設計師排版的一種技法,能夠確保頁面整整齊齊,井井有條。所有印刷品之中,報紙的版式設計尤其著重排版,因為每頁都要處理大量文字,排版直接影 響報紙的可讀性。為此我特地找來 The News York Times 的截圖,你可以清楚看到由左至右四條縱向主軸,這些就是柵格。即使左上方的標題橫跨兩欄,依然沒有打破柵格。再看看其網站的柵格:

網頁排版計

你會發現網站跟報紙的版式有點異曲同工之妙。因為附合柵格的設計,使網站看上去整齊得很。縱使資訊很多,仍沒造成混亂之感。究竟柵格是怎樣起了整齊版面的作用呢?

其實,只要避免讓元素打破柵格,網站就會整齊得多。你會發現,整個頁面沒有任何元素打破縱線,所以頁面一整都井井有條。縱使底部有些冒出縱線的圖 片,但其依然和其他部份隱約有點聯繫。而且底部其實可以看作一個橫向的整體,所以不會做成混亂的感覺。甚麼? 我偏心? 沒有啦,看看下面這幅圖你就會明白了:

網頁計和排版

認得出這是個圓吧。為甚麼不是一條條間線? 因為你的大腦會自動補完缺失的部份,幫你組成一個圓。同理,我們在設計網頁的時候,要保證相關的內容要看上去像一組,頁面才不會支離破碎。注意喔,不是你在一堆內容外面畫個 Box 它們就會變成一組的。雖然有幫助,但更好的方法是留意細節,例如元素之間的間距、背景色等等。

是不是這樣我們就要死守這些柵格呢? 不,太整齊的網頁反而會顯得沉悶。一些「破壞性創新」可以成為網頁的特點,但一不可再。過份強調的結果不是失去重點就是令文章難以閱讀。例如我就很反感下面這些充滿特式的排版:

網頁計-突破

當然,我不是說 NY Times 的網頁無械可擊。你應該也發現網頁右上方其實頗凌亂的。我只能說,都是廣告的錯。如果 NY Times 能規範一下廣告的尺寸,頁面將會更加美好。值得一提的是,就是從來沒有網站會花人力去像校正報紙般校正網頁。 (報紙一般在完成排版後會校正多次才印刷。) 相信 NY Times 是少數會校正網頁的公司之一。

再貼個反面例字給大家參照一下:

Tvb網頁計

Tvb.com 首頁的內容比 NY Times 少一半不止,柵格線卻不見得少。最主要是色塊又多又濃… 原本標題應該跟內容融為一體的,但是顏色這麼濃,還融個鬼啊。標題沒必要無需過份強調,讓人看著就覺得辛苦。
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十二月 7, 2007 at 4:33 下午

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21 Factors that Influence the First Impression of Your Website’s Visitors

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轉載自: http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/first-impression/

When a new visitor comes to your website for the first time an initial impression will be formed pretty quickly. A good first impression will drastically increase the chances of that visitor returning again, and a bad first impression will be difficult to overcome.

This list looks at 21 factors that will influence your visitor’s impression within moments of arriving at your site. These are just some of the factors, not a comprehensive list. Feel free to list some others in the comments that you think should be included. Here they are, in no particular order.

1. Load Time – Most of us are very impatient and slow loading pages will not make us want to return. On the other hand, pages that load quickly will encourage visitors to navigate through your site knowing that they won’t have to wait very long for each page to load.

2. Error Messages – If new visitors to your site are getting error messages and are unable to access your site, they’re not going to be impressed and they won’t be back. There are a number of different errors that can occur. BlogStorm recently published an article Why Businesses Need a Website that Works, which takes a look at one unsuccessful website with an obvious problem.

3. Colors – The look of your site will obviously be a factor in your visitors’ first impressions. The colors of your website can have a huge impact on the overall attractiveness of the site. Choosing the right color combinations can be difficult, but fortunately there are a number of online tools that can help. For a list of resources and links to some articles on the psychology of colors, see Find the Perfect Colors for Your Website.

4. Logo/Branding – Another factor in the overall look of your website is the logo and branding. Most importantly, the logo should help to brand your business in the way that you want visitors and customers to think of you. For more information, see What Makes a Great Logo? from David Airey.

5. Header Images – Dominant header images are often used and they can have a strong affect on first impressions. Personally, I’m not a big fan of large header images for blogs, but some blog designers use them with great success. I like to see the content start higher on the page, but many visitors don’t share my opinion (I’d be interested to hear your thoughts in the comments below). Nate Whitehill uses a very attractive header image on his blog to make it stand out.

6. Typography – A somewhat subtle influence is the typography and fonts. A change in the typography may not be a drastic change, but it can make all the difference. See Five Simple Steps to Better Typography by Mark Boulton for a more complete look at the subject.

7. Layout – One of the most important design elements is the layout. Whatever layout you use should draw the reader’s attention to those items that are most important. Layout can be used not only to create an attractive design, but also to make the site easy for visitors to use. While most websites use a fairly standard design, a good way to make your site stand out is to use a more creative layout. Of course, you’ll want to make sure that your creative layout adds to the effectiveness of the website rather than detracting from it.

8. Advertisements – One of the easiest ways to make a bad first impression is to have a website that is full of advertisements. Most of today’s internet users have come to expect advertisements to be present on most websites, but too many ads, the wrong type of ads, and poor ad placement can be a big turn off for visitors.

As a general rule you should avoid placing ads in places that will interfere with visitors being able to read your content, unless the goal of your site is to make money through ad clicks. Animated ads are also a touchy subject as they can also easily distract and annoy readers.

If you use advertisements that are relevant to visitors and are kept out of the flow of your content, visitors generally will not mind.

9. Your Reputation – Some of your first-time visitors will be familiar with you or your website before they even visit. In many cases they may have read about you on another website that links to you. This is especially common for bloggers. If that visitor has read a positive recommendation of you before visiting your site, you will have already developed a little bit of a reputation in the mind of that visitor that may affect the first impression. This can also work the opposite way if they have heard or read negative things before visiting.

10. Ease of Navigation
– We’ve probably all been at websites that looked like they had great content that we wanted to read, but just couldn’t find what we wanted. I’m not sure if there is anything more frustrating on a website than poor navigation. On the other hand, well-constructed navigation can help visitors to have a very positive experience on the site.

11. Clarity of Purpose
– New visitors should be able to very quickly determine the purpose of a website. Many sites effectively incorporate this into their branding by using a descriptive tag line that sums up the site’s purpose. About Us pages are also helpful for communicating purpose.

12. Unprofessional Items – Some items like low-quality animated GIFs and hit counters can give a negative first impression. Generally anything that makes your site look like it was designed 10 years ago should be avoided.

13. Quality of Images and Photos – It’s amazing how much impact a high-quality photo or graphic can have on a design. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources online for getting high-quality, low-cost photos, and some are even free. Searching for a good free picture may not be worth the time it takes when you can find one faster and pay $1 or $2. For a list of places to find photos online, see Stock Photography Resources.

14. Accessibility – Accessibility is a big buzzword in web design. The reality is that not all of your visitors will fall into the mold of the average visitor. Some will have handicaps, some will use older browsers, some will have slower connections, etc. If your website is not accessible to a visitor it’s almost guaranteed to create a bad impression.

15. Popups and Pop-unders – Most internet surfers now have some sort of popup blocker, but some websites are still using them. Most visitors don’t appreciate popups that aren’t blocked, and this can create a bad impression. Some sites, however, still use popups effectively, so it’s something that you will have to weigh the pros and cons.

16. Video and Audio – As more and more internet users have high speed connections, audio and video will continue to become more common. Some visitors appreciate these elements and it’s evident by the success of such sites as YouTube. A general rule with both audio and video is that it should not start automatically without the user choosing to have it start.

17. Associations – Visitors may be new to your website, but they may be impressed with associations to someone or something they know and respect. An example of this is web hosting provider Media Temple. Visitors to Media Temple’s website will see testimonials on the homepage from Nike, Sony, and Starbucks. If that visitor is wondering about the competence and capability of Media Temple, associations with these large, well-known companies will have a huge impact on the first impression. Another example is a website displaying a badge that shows membership in the Better Business Bureau.

18. Quality of Content – Of course quality content cannot be left off this list. While content may not have an instant impact like some of the factors that relate to the design of the site, it will have a significant impact on visitors that stick around for a minute or so. This is a big factor especially for blogs. A first-time visitor that finds really great content will remember their visit in a positive light.

19. Tone – In addition to the actual content, the tone of the content can also have an impact on first impressions. I’ve been on a few blogs that have strong content, but an unnecessarily negative tone by the blogger created a poor first impression.

20. Number of Comments and Trackbacks – New visitors to blogs will often notice the number of comments on posts. A lot of comments and trackbacks show that other readers are involved, and it indicates that this is likely a valuable resource. On the other hand, seeing no comments often causes the visitor to wonder how many other people are reading.

21. Flash Intros – Positive or negative, flash intros will impact the first impression of visitors. I’m not a fan of flash intros on most websites. I think they have their place on websites in certain industries, such as websites for movies or rock bands. Unless visitors will expect a website in your industry to have a flash intro, I would avoid it.

Written by chin7

十一月 28, 2007 at 6:33 下午

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The 7 deadly sins of résumé design

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轉載自:http://www.lifeclever.com/the-7-deadly-sins-of-resume-design/

The 7 deadly sins of résumé designSo you’ve labored with sweat and tears writing your résumé, and now you’re all set to turn it into a magnificently designed creation. Unfortunately, with the freedom of modern computers and fancy software, comes huge opportunities for abuse. When it comes to résumés, both non-designers and professional designers commit some almost unforgivable sins. Here are the 7 deadly sins of résumé design and how to repent:

  1. Fancy “résumé” paper
  2. Times New Roman
  3. Teeny tiny font size
  4. Grey text
  5. Excessive decoration
  6. Weird paper size
  7. Horizontal format

1. Fancy “résumé” paper

Take a tour of any office supply store and you’ll see shelves of extravagant “résumé” papers featuring special “linen” and “parchment” finishes. Avoid these like dog poop on a New York summer sidewalk. They’re too expensive and don’t make you look extra special.

To repent: Save your money and get paper with a plain smooth finish. It can be slightly heavier than regular copy paper, but not stiff as a board. An ever so slight hint of cream is fine. It’ll make your resume easier on the eyes than the super-ultra-pure-snow-driven white paper many designers are fond of. I prefer Neenah Classic Crest in Natural White with a Super Smooth finish. Never ever use pink paper with strawberry scent.

2. Times New Roman

The default typeface in Microsoft Word is Times New Roman, and thus it’s the default for most résumés. It’s a tragedy, because Times’s letterspacing and wordspacing is wretched in Word. The result is an unharmonious mess.

To repent: Choose a different typeface. I won’t go into explaining x-heights or the difference between Humanist Sans and Geometric Sans. If you’ve got money to spare, pick any of the typefaces in FontShop’s professional collection, and you’ll be a step above Times New Roman. If you’re cheap, use Matthew Carter’s Georgia. It’s free and already installed on your computer. If you send your résumé electronically as a PDF, it also looks quite good on-screen. If you need more guidance, check out Before & After’s tutorial on picking typefaces.

3. Teeny tiny font size

Designers fresh out of school love teeny tiny type. The belief is that it looks elegant, refined, and allows for more white space on the résumé. It’s a shame. For all that elegance, no one can read it, because most people in hiring positions won’t have fresh baby eyes with 20/20 vision.

To repent: Set your résumé no smaller than 9 points for sans-serifed type and 10 points for serifed type. Anything smaller, and your résumé is at risk of being shredded.

4. Grey text

Designers also love grey type. On an inkjet printer, grey text looks better because it reduces the appearance of noise. If you go too light, though, it becomes illegible and unfaxable. But wait, should you really be using inkjet to print your résumé?

To repent: Use a laser printer and print in 100% black for ultimate clarity. If you do go grey, don’t go lighter than 75% black.

5. Excessive decoration

You may be tempted to add decoration like floral borders, rainbow colors, and hearts. Perhaps, you want to use an illustration of a swan, tiger or unicorn to represent you. This is great if you want to look like a box of crayons melted on your résumé. Otherwise, don’t try to be cute.

To repent: Add some character by setting your name slightly larger, or in a different weight as the same typeface as the rest of your résumé. Use color, but very sparingly, if at all. No more than one color in addition to black.

6. Weird paper size

If you live in the United States, the standard paper size is 8.5 x 11in. In Europe, it’s 210 x 297mm. Anything else will fit awkwardly in a binder or file. When it doesn’t fit, it gets thrown out.

To repent: Keep to the standard paper size of your geographic location. It’s easier to print and package.

7. Horizontal format

In an attempt to stand out, some designers format their résumés in a landscape format. This is more annoying than innovative.

To repent: Keep to a portrait format. The first person who sees your résumé is usually a Human Resources person who sees hundreds of resumes daily. Too much variation from the norm makes it harder for them to make a quick assessment of you. If you want to stand out, write a good cover letter instead.

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十一月 27, 2007 at 6:30 上午

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Top 50 graphic design blogs

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轉載自: http://www.davidairey.com/top-50-graphic-design-blogs/

It’s not so easy finding quality graphic design authors. So to make things easier for you, here I present my top 50 graphic design blogs. I’ve categorised these blogs by their Google PageRank (PR), which is Google’s way of determining the authority of a website / blog.

*Don’t read too much into the PageRank, as all of these sites contain excellent articles, some blogs having an authority all on their own

PR 8 blogs

Veerle's Blog

Veerle’s blog 2.0 – Webdesign – XHTML CSS | Graphic Design

PR 7 blogs

Authentic Boredom

Authentic Boredom – by graphic designer, Cameron Moll

Core77

Core77 / design magazine + resource /

Design Observer

Design Observer: writings about design & culture

Hicks Design

Hicksdesign – Journal of a small creative agency based in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK, authored by Jon Hicks

subtraction

Subtraction 7.0 – NYTimes.com’s Design Director, Khoi Vinh, blogs about design and other relevant info.

Veer The Skinny

Veer: The Skinny – provides visual elements for use in professional creative work

PR 6 blogs

Be A Design Group

Be A Design Group – a blog for graphic designers, created in March of 2004 by Adrian Hanft and Bennett Holzworth.

Bittbox

BittBox – Homemade vector freebies, design tips, tutorials and bitts.

Creative Review Blog

CR Blog – News and views on visual communications from the writers of Creative Review

Designers Who Blog

Designers who Blog – features blogs discussing graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photography, branding, writing and advertising

Design is Kinky

Design is Kinky – a proudly Australian blog on design

Design View

Design View: Articles, Essays and Opinions by Andy Rutledge

Graphic Define

Graphic Define Magazine – focuses on the business of running a graphic, interactive, or web design studio.

ideasonideas

ideasonideas, a blog that invites dialogue on issues relevant to communication designers and brand strategists

I Love Typography

I Love Typography, devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.

ISO50

ISO50 – The Visual Work of Scott Hansen

Mark Boulton

Mark Boulton: Design Thinking. Web Delivery. By a designer based in Cardiff, UK.

NOTCOT.ORG

NOTCOT.ORG – for your ideas + aesthetics + amusement.

Quipsologies

Quipsologies – Corralling the most relevant and creative on- and off-line bits that pertain to the design community.

Randa Clay Design

Randa Clay Design – Design, Marketing, Blogging, Branding and all things Creative

SonSpring

SonSpring | Journal by Nathan Smith

Speak Up

Speak Up > Design Dialog

Swiss Legacy

Swiss Legacy – Graphic design and typography

swissmiss

swissmiss – tina roth eisenberg | swiss designer gone nyc

Typographica

Typographica. A Journal of Typography.

PR 5 blogs

Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis. learn design create

Andy Budd

Andy Budd :: Blogography – based in Brighton, England

Chris Glass

Chris Glass, The Last 10 Days. A creative fella’s journal from Ohio.

Design Adaptations

Design Adaptations | Charity Ondriezek

Design Notes

Design Notes published by Michael Surtees who tries to see life filtered through design as opposed to placing design on a pedestal

Elliot Swan

Elliot Swan survived three days without the internet

Graphic Design Blog

Graphic Design Blog – graphic design, freelancing, illustration, advertising, web design

Inspiration Bit

Inspiration Bit – Get inspired and learn from the latest technology, art and design buzz on the Web.

Jasongraphix

Jasongraphix :: A journal of art, thoughts, and projects by Jason Beaird

Lealea Design

Lealea Design: Blogblog: Design inspiration and introspection

Luz Cannon

Luz Cannon: The Work of David Brooks : Designer, Photographer and Audio Producer

Noisy Decent Graphics

Noisy Decent Graphics by Ben Terrett, a Graphic Designer in London

Reflections

Reflections – the personal blog of Paul Enderson, a freelance web and graphic designer from England

Russell Davies

Russell Davies – incredibly diverse UK-based blog on topics associated with design

The Serif

The Serif – Your daily dose of design inspiration

things to look at

things to look at – plenty of images, and oddly, things to look at

Tutorial Blog

Tutorial Blog – Design Articles and Tutorials

Type for you.

Type for you. A blog on typography, by Pedro Serrão, a graphic designer from Porto, Portugal.

PR 4 blogs

Ace Jet 170

Ace Jet 170 – Found type, print and stuff

AdGoodness

AdGoodness – advertising and design blog from Frederik Samuel

AisleOne

AisleOne – Design, typography and everything else.

Computerlove

Computerlove – Connecting Creative Talents

Creative Bits

creativebits | Apple orientated design community (must register to comment)

Creative Curio

Creative Curio – Learn, discuss and explore the realm of graphic design.

Numbers 51 and upwards

PR 4 blogs

David the Designer

David the Designer – don’t underestimate the knowledge this man has acquired (and don’t call him Dave)

FormFiftyFive

FormFiftyFive – Design Inspiration – the pet project of designers Glenn Garriock and Jack Daly

gradient dropshadow curve

gradient dropshadow curve – by Henry Tapia

graphicPUSH

graphicPUSH – “a sporadically but faithfully updated design blog”

Journale

Journale – Asgeir Hoem – A Blog on Design, Typography, Creativity and Randomness

Laughing Lion Design

Laughing Lion Design : Web, Graphic Design & Illustration Ireland

Milienzo

Milienzo – Aaron Russell blogs about web and graphic design, the creative industry and multimedia…

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine – a weblog dedicated to web-developers and designers

We Made This

We Made This (It’s Our Blog)

PR 3 blogs

Creative Guy

Creative Guy – tips, tricks, tutorials and discussion about Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator for designers running Mac OSX

Gazelle Creative

Gazelle Creative – by Elizabeth Jackson (a.k.a. Zabs)

Grain Edit

Grain Edit – covers contemporary graphic design / illustration, as well as design from the from the golden era of advertising (1950s–1970s).

Your Brain on Design

Your Brain on Design: A Graphic Design Blog | Leslie Tane Design

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十一月 21, 2007 at 2:34 上午

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Top 50 graphic design blogs

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It’s not so easy finding quality graphic design authors. So to make things easier for you, here I present my top 50 graphic design blogs. I’ve categorised these blogs by their Google PageRank (PR), which is Google’s way of determining the authority of a website / blog.

*Don’t read too much into the PageRank, as all of these sites contain excellent articles, some blogs having an authority all on their own

PR 8 blogs

Veerle's Blog

Veerle’s blog 2.0 – Webdesign – XHTML CSS | Graphic Design

PR 7 blogs

Authentic Boredom

Authentic Boredom – by graphic designer, Cameron Moll

Core77

Core77 / design magazine + resource /

Design Observer

Design Observer: writings about design & culture

Hicks Design

Hicksdesign – Journal of a small creative agency based in Witney, Oxfordshire, UK, authored by Jon Hicks

subtraction

Subtraction 7.0 – NYTimes.com’s Design Director, Khoi Vinh, blogs about design and other relevant info.

Veer The Skinny

Veer: The Skinny – provides visual elements for use in professional creative work

PR 6 blogs

Be A Design Group

Be A Design Group – a blog for graphic designers, created in March of 2004 by Adrian Hanft and Bennett Holzworth.

Bittbox

BittBox – Homemade vector freebies, design tips, tutorials and bitts.

Creative Review Blog

CR Blog – News and views on visual communications from the writers of Creative Review

Designers Who Blog

Designers who Blog – features blogs discussing graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photography, branding, writing and advertising

Design is Kinky

Design is Kinky – a proudly Australian blog on design

Design View

Design View: Articles, Essays and Opinions by Andy Rutledge

Graphic Define

Graphic Define Magazine – focuses on the business of running a graphic, interactive, or web design studio.

ideasonideas

ideasonideas, a blog that invites dialogue on issues relevant to communication designers and brand strategists

I Love Typography

I Love Typography, devoted to fonts, typefaces and all things typographical.

ISO50

ISO50 – The Visual Work of Scott Hansen

Mark Boulton

Mark Boulton: Design Thinking. Web Delivery. By a designer based in Cardiff, UK.

NOTCOT.ORG

NOTCOT.ORG – for your ideas + aesthetics + amusement.

Quipsologies

Quipsologies – Corralling the most relevant and creative on- and off-line bits that pertain to the design community.

Randa Clay Design

Randa Clay Design – Design, Marketing, Blogging, Branding and all things Creative

SonSpring

SonSpring | Journal by Nathan Smith

Speak Up

Speak Up > Design Dialog

Swiss Legacy

Swiss Legacy – Graphic design and typography

swissmiss

swissmiss – tina roth eisenberg | swiss designer gone nyc

Typographica

Typographica. A Journal of Typography.

PR 5 blogs

Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis. learn design create

Andy Budd

Andy Budd :: Blogography – based in Brighton, England

Chris Glass

Chris Glass, The Last 10 Days. A creative fella’s journal from Ohio.

Design Adaptations

Design Adaptations | Charity Ondriezek

Design Notes

Design Notes published by Michael Surtees who tries to see life filtered through design as opposed to placing design on a pedestal

Elliot Swan

Elliot Swan survived three days without the internet

Graphic Design Blog

Graphic Design Blog – graphic design, freelancing, illustration, advertising, web design

Inspiration Bit

Inspiration Bit – Get inspired and learn from the latest technology, art and design buzz on the Web.

Jasongraphix

Jasongraphix :: A journal of art, thoughts, and projects by Jason Beaird

Lealea Design

Lealea Design: Blogblog: Design inspiration and introspection

Luz Cannon

Luz Cannon: The Work of David Brooks : Designer, Photographer and Audio Producer

Noisy Decent Graphics

Noisy Decent Graphics by Ben Terrett, a Graphic Designer in London

Reflections

Reflections – the personal blog of Paul Enderson, a freelance web and graphic designer from England

Russell Davies

Russell Davies – incredibly diverse UK-based blog on topics associated with design

The Serif

The Serif – Your daily dose of design inspiration

things to look at

things to look at – plenty of images, and oddly, things to look at

Tutorial Blog

Tutorial Blog – Design Articles and Tutorials

Type for you.

Type for you. A blog on typography, by Pedro Serrão, a graphic designer from Porto, Portugal.

PR 4 blogs

Ace Jet 170

Ace Jet 170 – Found type, print and stuff

AdGoodness

AdGoodness – advertising and design blog from Frederik Samuel

AisleOne

AisleOne – Design, typography and everything else.

Computerlove

Computerlove – Connecting Creative Talents

Creative Bits

creativebits | Apple orientated design community (must register to comment)

Creative Curio

Creative Curio – Learn, discuss and explore the realm of graphic design.

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PR 4 blogs

David the Designer

David the Designer – don’t underestimate the knowledge this man has acquired (and don’t call him Dave)

FormFiftyFive

FormFiftyFive – Design Inspiration – the pet project of designers Glenn Garriock and Jack Daly

gradient dropshadow curve

gradient dropshadow curve – by Henry Tapia

graphicPUSH

graphicPUSH – “a sporadically but faithfully updated design blog”

Journale

Journale – Asgeir Hoem – A Blog on Design, Typography, Creativity and Randomness

Laughing Lion Design

Laughing Lion Design : Web, Graphic Design & Illustration Ireland

Milienzo

Milienzo – Aaron Russell blogs about web and graphic design, the creative industry and multimedia…

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine – a weblog dedicated to web-developers and designers

We Made This

We Made This (It’s Our Blog)

PR 3 blogs

Creative Guy

Creative Guy – tips, tricks, tutorials and discussion about Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator for designers running Mac OSX

Gazelle Creative

Gazelle Creative – by Elizabeth Jackson (a.k.a. Zabs)

Grain Edit

Grain Edit – covers contemporary graphic design / illustration, as well as design from the from the golden era of advertising (1950s–1970s).

Your Brain on Design

Your Brain on Design: A Graphic Design Blog | Leslie Tane Design

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十一月 21, 2007 at 2:31 上午

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