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The World's Most Hated Fonts

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there are some fonts that have built up a negative reputation among graphic designers, sometimes for aesthetic reasons, but often for reasons of misuse ... lets take a look at these poor five fonts August 29, 2011

Photoshop Madness Typography

Joining in with all the fun for the 17th annual fonts fest, we thought we'd just get right into the swing of things with some "Dimensional Type" effects... * Elegant 3D Silver Type * Dark, 3D metal type * Create a 3D Flowery Text Effect, then * Another 3D "flowery" text effect in Photoshop . . . August 26, 2011

Design inspiration : Typography in space

This edition of Typography inspiration includes a look at typography that occupies and defines space -- type with substance and form. These works represent an incredible amount of skill and pure sweat equity. Your tour will take you to the studios of these highly gifted graphic designers and illustrators ... Leonard Clagett, Serial Cut Imagemakers, Yulia Brodskaya, Grant Tucker, Theo Aartsma, Tyler Lafreniere, and Nik Ainley! Enjoy August 26, 2011

BarCodes many uses for designers

There are many uses and benefits you can gain from being able to read BarCodeS. Scorpion BarCode software helps with easy creation and printing of all major barcode symbologies in vector editable EPS or PDF file formats. August 26, 2011

Time, Expense, and Mileage Tracking

As we've preached for many years, you'll never know how much to charge -- unless you know how much it costs! For that you need effective, competent time tracking. With TDF Tracker time, expense, and mileage tracking you can keep it all straight right on your iPad! August 25, 2011

Metal Type in the 21st Century

Of historic and educational note, here's a fascinating design documentary by Richard Kegler that captures the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist and type designer Jim Rimmer. August 25, 2011

Interview like a pro

A good designer knows how to INTERVIEW the client for complete understanding of the project. This mobile aide was developed to give anyone the tools they need to conduct, catalog, and review interviews effectively and professionally. And, it works on your iPhone or iPad! August 24, 2011

FileMaker Update Manager

As I've said before, a good database can be the designer's best friend. The FileMaker Update Manager tool was developed to complement BaseElements. RefreshFM is a set of FileMaker files and includes the free and open source BaseElements plugin. If you use FileMaker, check this out. August 23, 2011

Marketing Update 1108-22

This marketing update revisits some interesting Google developments and deals with a bit of the downside of marketing, with some interesting statistics, plus lots of tips and tricks
* The Analog Process of Selling Digital Ads
* Google Analytics: people are spending less time on websites
* Study: Postal mail most effective in marketing to customers
* Why an email sucks and how to make it rock!
* Dealing with Negative Nancy's comments in social media
* Businesses unaware of the power of online marketing
... and more August 22, 2011

Turns iOS Devices Into Wireless Screens

iScreen 2.0, an update to their monitor productivity tool for Mac OS X. iScreen turns any iOS device into an additional monitor that can be used wirelessly with any Mac setup. iScreen's great performance are the combination of both TCP & UDP networking protocols and a dynamic video compression algorithm that adjusts its content based compression. Version 2.0 adds support for Apple's latest operating system Lion as well as support for the previous generation PowerPC Macs. August 22, 2011