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What Are The Web’s Most Played Out Fonts?

Fontreach is a new tool that can tell you what fonts are hot, and what fonts are not.<p>There was a time not too long ago when all the fonts on the web were pretty much the same: Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman, Comic Sans, Impact, Georgia, Trebuchet, Webdings, maybe some Verdana. But with …

5 Tips to Help You Improvise

Jack Gration’s 5 tips to help you improvise.<p>(Forward by Neil Santos)<p>My favorite thing to do on the guitar is improvise. Coming up with a guitar solo …

The Guitar Channel Podcast

The Guitar Channel produces an audio podcast regularly with interviews with musicians and pros from the guitar world (luthier, builder, etc.).<p>List of …

13 New Free Fonts for Designers

The Font you choose for your website, app or print design can affect user experience, so select best and user-friendly typefaces. Today’s I’m going …

Typography

How to Get the Most Out of Your Delay Pedal

Delay pedals are among the most popular effects around, and the reason is simple: A delay pedal not only gives your sound a professional sheen and …

5 DIY Hacks to Have in Your Camera Bag

Close up of a DIY camera wrist strap made from paracord1. Camera strap(s)I stopped using the camera strap that comes with the camera (DSLR) quite …

Rubber Bands

My Search for the Perfect Cup of Coffee

He's tasted the best coffee of his life, but can he replicate it at home?<p>I don’t blame my parents. They did what everyone else was doing at the time.<p>Back in the early ‘90s, when I was a kid, my folks used a Mr. Coffee machine to brew dip-and-dump preground coffee that had the consistency of fine …

Yongnuo Launches Its 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF

We reported late last year that the Chinese Canon clone-maker Yongnuo was planning to launch a new 35mm f/2 lens for Canon EF cameras. The lens has …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

National Parks

In Deep with Andy Aledort: How to Create Flowing, Stylish Licks Like Eric Clapton — Video

The eternally great Eric Clapton—sometimes known as “God” in certain circles—turned 70 this year, and is set to celebrate this milestone with a pair …

Electric Guitar

How to Avoid Sucking as a Self-Taught Guitarist | Guitar Lesson

If you are disappointed with the results of your efforts to get better as a guitarist, this lesson will help you.

Guitar

5 new redesigns of Hillary Clinton's logo

Hillary Clinton may be keen to talk about issues such as the budget and foreign policy, but for designers there's only one issue worth discussing – …

Graphic Design

Ted Cruz Uses The Galileo Gambit To Deny Global Warming

The word in Washington lately is that Senator Ted Cruz–who just announced that he’s running for President–is supposed to be a very smart guy. Some of this comes from Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who said last year that Cruz was “clearly among the top students” at the prestigious Harvard …

A & D

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Which website builder is right for you?

Website builders — WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and dozens of others — are popping up <i>everywhere</i>. Some of them claim they’ll let you build a site within minutes. Others claim they provide all the power of Photoshop plus native code <i>combined</i>.<p>Ultimately, these tools all attempt to achieve the same …

Web Design

6 Articles on Design Theory to Help You Create Beautiful Landing Pages

Good landing page design isn’t just about pretty pictures – it’s about structuring your page to guide users toward the goal. Image by Baldiri via …

Osmo Masterpiece could turn every kid into an iPad artist

Osmo is turning out to be wonderfully creative at making apps for children that redefine the meaning of games and play. After a big debut last year, today the Silicon Valley startup is proving that again with Osmo Masterpiece, an app that enables kids and adults to become digital artists and regain …

Digital Art

The biggest logo designs of 2015

On the day a new logo design is launched for a familiar brand, the first reactions are usually overwhelmingly negative. Once some time has passed and …

Graphic Design

Turn Your Handwriting into a Font for Free

Think your handwriting is pretty neat? Well here’s your chance to share it with the world by turning it into a font, and it gets better, it’s free to do thanks to the good people at MyScriptFont.com<p>The process is quite simple, though you will need access to a printer and flatbed scanner. After your …

Typography

3 Recommended UX Books to Take Your Web Design to the Next Level

Are you looking to learn some User Experience (UX) skills to complement your web design knowledge? User experience is a given for any professional …

UX Design

What Is Information Architecture And What An Information Architect Does

The term <b>information architecture</b> is now being widely used to describe the structure and organization of information on a website and how it all fits …

Information Architecture

10 hipsterish fonts you can download for free

We all know that selection of the fonts play vital role in making a design worthy. Hence it is essential to pick the right font for your design. If …

Typography

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

Upgrading to a new smartphone or tablet always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old gadget that’s taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with it. You just don't need it anymore.<p>Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things …

Jack White’s booking agency bans future shows at University of Oklahoma after newspaper posts rider, guacamole recipe

Everything you’re about to read is 100% true: On Monday, February 2nd, Jack White played a show at the McCasland Field House on the campus of …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Gidole, Mexe, Wood Print

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Type Taster

I was excited to hear that Sarah Hyndman’s new book about typefaces will be printed and ready for launch on Valentines Day.<p><i>The Type Taster: How Fonts Influence You</i> has been lovingly written, designed and self-published. There are 5 limited edition covers featuring Baskerville, Clarendon, Didot, Gill Sans, Helvetica and inside the book you will find the corresponding personality analysis of your cover choice.<p>What can people expect from the book?<p>They can expect to be taken on an entertaining and …

7 simple rules for mobile typography

You’ve probably heard that good typography is invisible, but it’s more accurate to say that good typography makes the act of reading effortless.<p>When …