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.

20 Color Combination Tools for Designers

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Being able to select the right colors is key in designing an effective and intriguing design, whether for the web or for print. If you’re able to achieve a good balance within your design, then it’ll communicate a stronger message much more easily to the users or readers because certain colors “activate” certain types of emotions.

13 Ways to Instantly Motivate Your Target Market

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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.

Three Quick Steps to Clear Writing

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“Few appreciate brilliance, but everyone appreciates clarity.” I came up with that line on Twitter, and thought . . . Why waste it there? Here’s the quick and clear guide to clarity in writing

Why every freelance designer should set up a blog

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A great design article about why it’s essential for every freelance designer to setup a blog discussing the perks which come with having and running your own design blog

22 Free High-Quality Icon Sets For Your iPhone

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Here i have collected 22 free high-quality icons sets for your iPhone, you can download them by visiting the source link.

Powering Your Website With Social Media

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Social Media is “media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques” (Wikipedia), and if that doesn’t make sense I don’t blame you.

25 of the Best Photography Portfolio Sites – Part III

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In the past we’ve published two posts showcasing excellent photography portfolio sites, and today we’re following up with the third edition (see 25 of the Best Photographer Portfolio Websites and 25 of the Best Photographer Portfolio Websites – Part II). If you’re looking for more design inspiration from high-quality portfolio sites, see our gallery site Folio Focus.

25 New High Quality Free Fonts

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Every now and again we take a look around, select “fresh” 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 don’t have to.

9 Ways to Get More From Twitter

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If you talk about social media, invariably someone is going to say something I’m sure you’ve heard a lot: “I don’t have time to chit-chat. Time is money, and I don’t care about a bunch of nerds’ opinions anyway.” …or something along those lines! Twitter is often the target of such criticism.

Color Theory Quick Reference Poster

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It’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.