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20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

ButterflyVPN is a router that unlocks the internet on-the-go

A limited internet doesn’t make sense, right? It seems like a contradictory idea, but in many places it is. Some countries restrict access to certain websites, and often services we know and love are not available in these markets. It’s a bummer, but there are ways to go around these digital …

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10 Awesome CSS3 Tricks

This article will introduce you to 10 CSS3 tricks that will enhance your website.<p>When CSS was developed around 1995, you could not do much with it …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

At least 40% of the world's power will come from renewable sources by 2040 — here are the companies leading the charge

The explosive growth of renewable energy has shaken up the energy industry over the last decade.<p>As the costs of solar and wind continue to fall and bottlenecks like storage capacity are diminished, the International Energy Agency predicts that renewable energy will comprise 40% of global power …

15 Excellent Color Scheme Generator for Designers

Color schemes and palettes look amazing, professional, neat and can be used for so many different things: websites, all kinds of designs, blogging, …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

Watch: How To Design Golden Ratio Logos Icons With Adobe Illustrator

Video screenshot via tutvid<p><b>Did Google’s</b> geometrically flawed logo momentarily irk you last week? This tutorial might teach you how to create logos …

Designers, Score Free Fonts Online In This Helpful Resource List

<b>Whether you are</b> crafting a professional letter or doing design work, typography is a huge consideration for any designer.<p><b>Fortunately, there are</b> …

These Global Smartphone and Internet Facts Will Shock (and Inspire) You | Inc.com

It is no secret we live in a very flat world (figuratively speaking). We are connected through technology to all parts of the world, and the wealth of information available online is almost unfathomable.<p>While you ponder that thought, allow yourself to consider these statistics:<p><b>Global …

Mastering CSS | Mashable Shop

Build your knowledge of CSS, master one of the most valuable tools in modern web design, and take your development skills to the next level. You'll …

The best fonts to use on a resume, according to typographers and designers

When it comes to writing a resume, there a few rules everyone is familiar with — avoid typos, and don't lie. But many applicants skip over crucial …

Typography

Over 200 Free-To-Download Design Masterpieces From The ‘Golden Age Of Posters’

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Left image by Ferdinand Andri (1906) via MCAD Library, right image by Berthold Löffler (1908) via MCAD Library<p><b>The late</b> …

Graphic Design

7 great infographics by graphic design agencies

At Creative Bloq, we get sent a lot of infographics by PRs in the hope that our coverage will help them go viral. There’s nothing wrong with that, …

Free-To-Use ‘Golden Ratio Grid’ Helps Keep Your Design Projects In Harmony

Image via Adrián Somoza<p><b>Creatives would know</b> that the Golden Ratio is to design like air is to breathing.<p><b>Digital Designer</b> Adrián Somoza has created …

Graphic Design

How to Build a Sustainable Social Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

By the time you figure out what works, it <i>doesn't</i>.<p>That's social media for you - a constantly changing frontier where "best practices" are <i>best</i> because …

Ivan Tolmachev Shares the Fundamentals of Product Design Every Founder Must Know

The way we work is changing. With rapidly developing technology and the Internet, people are not tied to physical location anymore. Combining work and travel allows people to explore the world while advancing in their career.<p>Today I am talking to Ivan Tolmachev, a Senior Product Designer at …

Panel Makers Surge After Trump Proposes Solar on Border Wall

Shares of solar manufacturers rose sharply Thursday after President Donald Trump told supporters that mounting photovoltaic panels atop his proposed …

Donald Trump

20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

Flash offers a ground-up redesign of the electric bike

<b>The Flash e-bike promises to be "an evolution in what a bike can be" thanks to a host of smart features integrated into its design.</b><p>Another day, …

Top 10 Sites for Designers: June 2017 Edition

<i>The HOW In-House Design Awards deadline is 11:59pm EDT on Monday, June 5. Enter today to ensure your team is under consideration for a free Big</i> …

Italy is giving away hundreds of historic castles and villas for free

Have you ever wanted to own your own castle – or perhaps an Italian monastery? Here’s your chance. As part of Italy’s Strategist Tourist Plan, the …

How to Become a Designer Without Going to School

Humans have been creating art for thousands of years, with the oldest known human-made works of artistic expression dating back 40,000 years to caves …

A Green Infrastructure Guidebook for City Planners

This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.<p>Ninety-six percent of the country’s population lives in counties where federally declared weather-related disasters have occurred since …

Applying For a Graphic Design Job? Use These Skill Words

Graphic Design Skills List and Examples<p>Graphic Design Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews<p>Updated January 12, 2018<p>Graphic design, …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United States want too.<p>Atlas automates the complicated process of starting a company into a filling out a short web form. Atlas then takes care of incorporating a company in Delaware, setting up a …

Sensationally Sculptural: Daring Lounge with Glazed Roof and Edible Garden

A modern lounge that links two traditional, heritage structures that are part of a beautiful <i>Melbourne</i> home is hardly the place where one would expect …

6 free resources to improve your portfolio

From inspiration and advice to tools and website builders, the internet is full of handy resources to help you improve your portfolio. However, it …