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60 Most Stunning Typography Inspiration of All Time

“Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading, tracking and kerning.

We have selected 60 Most Stunning Typography Inspiration of All Time. Please feel free to suggest your favourite ones as well. Enjoy”

Checkout the full article @THEDESIGNINSPIRATION.com

How to Create Animated Shine Effect with jQuery & CSS3

“Addy Osmani shows us how you can create a kick-ass animated Shine Effect with jQuery & CSS3 and then use it to create your very own Shiny Gallery ‘ShineTime’. This effect is useful in making your user interface elements look like they’re a real polaroid photo (or made of glass) and the best part is, it’s not that difficult to achieve.

You’ll also learn today how you can successfully use layering in your designs to give your gallery that extra bit of detail that can make it stand out from the others.”

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Requirements: jQuery Framework & CSS3
Demo: http://www.addyosmani.com/resources/shinetime/
License: License Free

This article was written by WebAppers.

25 Free Awesome Fonts for Logos

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“How far and how long have you gone for that perfect pair of jeans? A lot of you are shaking your head right now, a soft smile starting to play on your lips. Some of you are thinking “A perfect pair of jeans is pure myth!” and some of you lucky ones are thinking “How true! It took me so long but I finally got that pair that makes me look like a million bucks”. I am not just talking about girls here but guys too. A few of you are looking up at the browser address bar to make sure you are rightfully on a design blog and have not mistakenly arrived on a fashion rag. Why jeans? I’ll tell you why! I am going to be talking about the importance of typography in a logo today and I felt that the jeans analogy was spot on. Compare the logo to a casually dressed person. Most logos are made up of a “mark” and a “type” just as a person would be dressed in a top and a bottom item of clothing. Now imagine the “mark” to be a tee. It can be sober, funky, playful, muted or bold. It is always visual though just like the creative designs on a tee. Now imagine the “type” to be a pair of jeans. The right pair of jeans would not only emphasize the tee but also make the person look great, the wrong pair on the other hand could make a $100 tee look like a dish rag and in effect make the person look shabby and uninteresting. The right “type” in a logo not only sets the mood for the tone of the business .. casual, formal, playful, corporate; but also enhances the ‘mark” making it very memorable and binding the whole logo in creative brilliance. That is why like jeans enthusiasts, logo designers spend an awful lot of time hunting for the right type to suit the mark they have created. Good fonts are to logo designers what shoes are to some women. You can never have enough. Let us take a look at some amazing free fonts available that would jazz up a logo, making it look extremely creative and professional if used correctly. It is about time designers and list creators broke free from the likes of the same old Fontin, Delicious, Fertigo and Helvetica which are great, but a tad overused.”

This article was written by  Sneh Roy

Sneh Roy is a web designer/content developer by day and the creative force behind LBOI by night. She is also the co-founder of Stars We Love and Cook Republic. With coffee running through her veins, she enthusiastically battles each day, one design at a time! Connect with her on Twitter.

Checkout the full article with many logo examples @ Littleboxofideas.

 

Designer Portfolios to Inspire You

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“Today we will be starting with a new post string where we will be featuring designer portfolios weekly. Today will be the first installation of these posts, but we want to make sure that the showcased portfolios do inspire you. We also want to involve the community in these posts and do highly encourage you to post a link to your portfolio in the comments if you would like it featured on Creativeoverflow in the future.”

Checkout creativeoverflow for all the creative designs.

30 Creative Résumés

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“In these tough economic times, many designers find themselves applying for jobs and freelance gigs on a regular basis.

So, how can we stand out from the rest and grab the attention of a design agency when they’re usually bombarded with hundreds of applications?

The best way to do this is in the design of your resume. Assuming that you have the skills that they’re looking for, a striking and visually appealing resume will go a long way at getting you the creative job that you want.

In the worst case scenario, it will at least buy you a few seconds by catching the eye of a recruiter and may become the difference between getting hired or not.

In this article, we’ll take a look at 30 creative resumes that can inspire you to think outside the box when designing your own resume.”

Checkout the full article @ WebDesignerDepot.

50+ Fonts for Big, Bold Headlines

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“Font selection for headlines on websites can be critical to achieving the right look and drawing the proper attention with the headlines. Here is a look at more than 50 fonts that will give you some options for creating strong headlines that communicate a message. Some of these fonts you probably already have, some of them can be downloaded for free, and others can be purchased. Each font is linked to a page where it can be downloaded or purchased.”

Written by DesignMag.

55 EXAMPLES OF MINIMALISTIC WEB DESIGN

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“Less is more,” this quote might be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of minimalistic design. Minimalistic web design always held a strong influence on designers. Most people argue and have different opinion on what minimal design should be. One thing we can all agree, that simplicity is the key. Here are some beautiful websites that meet web design standards, in the most minimal way possible. We hope these websites will inspire you. Please comment below if we missed any.

Written by Igor Ovsyannykov on Jul 05, 2010

Link to the full article @ INSPIRATIONFEED.

30 IN-DEPTH LOGO DESIGN CASE STUDIES

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“Ever wondered what it takes to create a logo? Well if you have you’re in luck, because today we have some eye opening logo design case studies.You get to go behind the scenes and discover what it takes to design a successful logo. The case studies  below provide an overview of logo redesign/design by talented designers.

We hope you will enjoy this article and hopefully get inspired to create your own logo. Please feel free to comment below and tell us what you thought.”

Full article located @ InspirationFeed.

45 CREATIVE ADVERTISING BANNER EXAMPLES

adobe“If you own a business that sell a product or a service it is extremely important to advertise. Without advertising, nobody will know about your product. Now this concept is very simple and you probably already know this. However most businesses design an ad banner quickly, and  jump right into advertising. This is wrong on many levels.

First you need to find your target  market. Then once you found your designated market you will now need to find your niche market.

Example: I want to advertise about my new to-do list iPhone App.

Target Market: I can advertise on sites like feedmyapp, this will expose my app to visitor that are interested generally in apps.

This is a good judgement, but it would be better to advertise to users only interested in iPhone apps

Niche Market: I can advertise on sites like iphone.appstorm, this will expose my app to visitors who are only interested generally in iPhone apps.

From these two examples you can see that advertising on iphone.appstorm is a better choice that feedmyapp.

Now that you understand the process, you have to focus on designing an elegant banner. Advertising banners should look beautiful, and make the user interested. Now the process is pretty simple. Before you start answer the following questions.

1.What is my Product/service?

2.What does it do?

3.How much does it cost?

These answers will enable you to focus on the most important parts of the product/service.

We hope that that you learned something from this article. Now we present to you some inspiring banners from the design community. These ads are getting free exposure, but you know what they totally deserve it.”

Written by Igor Ovsyannykov; Article found @InspirationFeed.

40 Cool Business Cards to Enliven Your Creativity

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“Today we have come up with some Cool Business Cards which will show you how much scope of creativitybusiness card designing has. It’s said “First Impression is the Last Impression” and business cards are a vital part of any professional’s imprint on Client. These designs give a new direction to its inventing & implementing. Enjoy!”

Checkout the full article @SLODIVE.