Design blogs

Dingos

Dingos is a display & joyful typeface specially handcrafted for strong and powerful usage, with a versatile touch. It was designed by Julia Martinez Diana, and published in 2020 by Antipixel type studio. Consisting of 4 styles, Display, Display Outline, Stamp & Stamp Outline, Dingos is perfect for any medium or large use due to the precise shape of its outlines, which were hand-crafted glyph by glyph. Perfectly suited for graphic design and any display use! Some of Dingos ’ features are… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— antipixel | 

5 Reasons to Avoid the Desktop Hamburger Menu Icon

A hamburger icon as the only source of navigation on a desktop website sucks. It’s frustrating, confusing, and violates unwritten rules of navigation and user flow best practices. Why would you do it? Other than to maintain or establish a certain aesthetic, it’s hard to find an answer that makes any sense. The often-debated hamburger icon can be a great complement to website navigation or even for small screens, but it shouldn’t be the only option for desktops. You are doing yourself – and the website… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Auslöser Magazine Issue 3

The Auslöser Magazine Issue 3 features Interviews with Paul Albert Leitner, Nadia Morozewicz, Daniel Chatard, and Katrin Koenning, a behind the scenes of Vienna Secession, and a detail on Apple QuickTake. Auslöser Magazine is a bilingual (German and English) indie print magazine that focuses on the human stories behind the camera. The Auslöser Magazine Issue 1 (available since March 2019) features 4 long-form in-depth interviews with Friedl Kubelka, Yanina Boldyreva, Wolfgang Zurborn and Brian Finke… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

30+ Modern Responsive Email Templates 2020

If you want your next email campaign to stand the best chance of success, using a responsive design that looks good on any screen or device is really important. Responsive email design is notoriously difficult, so starting with a template can be a good bet. It’s worth taking advantage of pre-made responsive templates that have already been tested on a variety of screen sizes and email clients, then customizing them to your own requirements. These templates are crafted by highly skilled designers, and… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

People@Home

People@Home is a joint effort to form an impromptu community of stay-at-homes in times of global pandemics. Initiators of the project are graphic designer and illustrator Moriz Oberberger and designer and web developer Philipp Polder. The cause of their project is to raise some money for charity (specifically for the Covid-19 Solidarity Fund by the WHO) by offering hand-drawn animations as a donation incentive. Every donor is added to an ever-growing public list of participants and can link to their… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Moriz | 

Get Free SSL Protection With ZeroSSL

Until now, there haven’t been many options when it comes to free security certificates for your website. ZeroSSL offers completely free SSL certificates that are easy to use thanks to an intuitive user interface and API. Here, we’re going to take a look at this viable alternative to Let’s Encrypt and how you can make ZeroSSL your website security solution. This is a tool you can use and trust. And you won’t be alone. Companies such as Slack, Uber, and Shopify use ZeroSSL. What is ZeroSSL?… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Living in the Community

The In der Gemeinde leben gGmbH (English: Living in the Community) also known as IGL, advises and supports people with disabilities wherever they live. Through long term, intensive cooperation with IGL, Designstudio g31 has helped to develop a new brand image, a unique company typeface, and a universally accessible corporate website. Together, they worked out the core elements of the work IGL does: to see diversity as enrichment, and to live inclusively. People with disabilities should actively shape… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— schoemaker.p | 

What Is a Font License? (And Do I Need One?)

Almost every design project you encounter will include type of some kind. And it’s very likely that that type will start as a font on a computer, unless you create it yourself. With using specific computer fonts, come some very specific rules regarding their use, which can vary by project. So what is a font license? Do you need one? And where can you find the tools and resources you need to make sure you are using fonts properly? Lucky for you, we have a primer. (And the images in this post include… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

KLEBSTOFF Stickermags

KLEBSTOFF Stickermags #10 KLEBSTOFF will never stop collecting their favorite sticker artists all together in one magazine … like this one. Since this number is somewhat like an anniversary number, they asked artists you will surely remember to contribute their latest stuff and of course some new guys you’ve never seen before. Artists in this issue: Raquel Meyers (SWE), Baptiste Virot (FR), Nuria Figueiredo (ES), Sebastian Schwamm (GER), Ana Benaroya (USA), Robokid (GER), Nick Alston (JP), Berto Fojo… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

How to Change Slide Size in PowerPoint

While most users are accustomed to the standard 16:9 aspect ratio of presentations, you can change the size of slides in PowerPoint. You might change to accommodate a different screen size – maybe the older 4:3 aspect ratio – or to create a custom file type. The tool even includes a few predefined sizes to make it easy for you. You’ll ideally want the size of your presentation to match whatever device it will be shown on (which is why it’s worth asking about the resolution of the screen or projector… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

Slanted in L.A.: Benjamin Critton / Benjamin Critton Art Department

In a town like L.A. and on a production like Slanted’s, which brings together the material for a magazine, not everything has to work out. Often, the best things happen when they’re not planned, just as they did when we went to this gleaming city in fall 2019. We were happy to meet the luminaries from the local creative scene and we are thrilled to share our inspiring encounters with you. During our visit in L.A. we came by to visit Benjamin Critton in his studio where we also met his lovely dog… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

Procreate for Windows and Android: Alternatives & Ideas

Procreate is one of the hottest drawing apps in the App Store. With more than 13,000 reviews and an average 4.5-star rating, it’s no wonder that designers and illustrators everywhere are talking about the app. We have more information about Procreate and how to make the most of it here. But one of the most common questions about the tool is what alternatives exist for Windows and Android users since Procreate is only available for iOS at this time. Let’s take a look. Procreate for Windows… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Carrie Cousins | 

20+ Best Affinity Designer Templates & Assets 2020 (Free & Premium)

Affinity Designer is one of the most comprehensive graphics editing software available today. And it’s the best Adobe Illustrator alternative you could find. Today, we’re bringing you a handpicked collection of those amazing Affinity Designer templates and Affinity Designer assets. The software is affordable, supports a wide variety of file types, and very beginner-friendly. The community for Affinity Designer is growing. Many marketplaces are now listing templates, textures, icon packs, and other… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz 2020

Since May 1st, projects from the fields of communication design and media design can be submitted to this year’s competition Designpreis Rheinland-Pfalz 2020. The main requirement for participation in the competition is a connection to the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Projects that have been developed for a client based in the federal state (the design services may have been provided nationally or internationally) or creative services that have been developed by service providers based in… learn more

Slanted  Slanted— Laura Nadvornik | 

20+ Best Instagram Story Highlight Icons (Free + Pro)

Stories are the most popular feature of Instagram. Everyone uses them to express themselves. Instagram even lets you select and highlight some of your best stories on your profile page. You may have noticed that some Instagram profiles have unique icons for Instagram story highlights. How do they do this? Well, many Instagram bloggers are now using Instagram highlight icons to make their story highlights more attractive and fit their branding. It’s also a great way to stand out from the crowd. And, of… learn more

Design Shack  Design Shack— Roshan Perera | 

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