Here are the most popular 10 design & social zedia stories of the week as seen by our 25k inspired followers. For a live selection of relevant articles don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook (just getting started). Enjoy and please share your favorites in the comments.
Being able to select the right colors is key in designing an effective and intriguing design, whether for the web or for print. If youâ€™re able to achieve a good balance within your design, then itâ€™ll communicate a stronger message much more easily to the users or readers because certain colors â€œactivateâ€ certain types of emotions.
A huge element to successful self-promotion, and marketing in general, lies in motivating the right people, namely your target market (your potential clients, fans etc) to take action.
â€œFew appreciate brilliance, but everyone appreciates clarity.â€ I came up with that line on Twitter, and thought . . . Why waste it there? Hereâ€™s the quick and clear guide to clarity in writing
A great design article about why itâ€™s essential for every freelance designer to setup a blog discussing the perks which come with having and running your own design blog
Here i have collected 22 free high-quality icons sets for your iPhone, you can download them by visiting the source link.
Social Media is â€œmedia designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniquesâ€ (Wikipedia), and if that doesnâ€™t make sense I donâ€™t blame you.
In the past weâ€™ve published two posts showcasing excellent photography portfolio sites, and today weâ€™re following up with the third edition (see 25 of the Best Photographer Portfolio Websites and 25 of the Best Photographer Portfolio Websites â€“ Part II). If youâ€™re looking for more design inspiration from high-quality portfolio sites, see our gallery site Folio Focus.
Every now and again we take a look around, select â€œfreshâ€ high-quality free fonts and present them to you in a brief overview. The choice is enormous, so the time you need to find them is usually the time you should be investing in your current projects. We search for them and we find them, so you donâ€™t have to.
If you talk about social media, invariably someone is going to say something Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve heard a lot: â€œI donâ€™t have time to chit-chat. Time is money, and I donâ€™t care about a bunch of nerdsâ€™ opinions anyway.â€ â€¦or something along those lines! Twitter is often the target of such criticism.
Itâ€™s always good to be able to articulate design choices to your clients; why you put something where, why you chose the color scheme you did, etc. This knowledge is one of the biggest differences between a designer and a non-designer.