Submitted by Douglas T on Wed, 06/06/2007 - 11:54pm
I've been meaning to look up cheap alternatives to the design software I currently use. Photoshop is fantastic, but it's expensive. What can I use on my home computer cheaper? Or on a laptop just for the occasional touch-up? Before I had the opportunity to look this up, I found that someone else had saved me the trouble. Creative Alternatives and Resources It's a fairly comprehensive list of what's available for the designer on a budget... or with no budget.
Submitted by Douglas T on Wed, 06/06/2007 - 7:55pm
Seth Grodin writes about logos and their meaning, or lack there of.
About thirty years ago, three companies dreamed up logos that have become so powerful, I don't even have to show you the images to get them to pop up in your head. - Continued
You need to go and read this. This is what a lot of design clients don't get, and a lot of designers too.
Submitted by Douglas T on Wed, 06/06/2007 - 8:00am
Go read Dan's post on A Different Approach to Design . It's well worth your time.
That’s when I realized I succeeded as an artist, but failed as a designer.
Submitted by Douglas T on Thu, 31/05/2007 - 10:51pm
I always like to link to lists of resources for products and tools that I use. Here's some lists of Photoshop resources that are pretty good.
Submitted by Douglas T on Tue, 29/05/2007 - 8:23am
Here are 31 Free Online Tests that you can run on your site. Test for validation, syntax, links, load time, etc. You can even check for who's linking to you, and your search engine optimization status. A great list of resources for web designers. How does your site fare?
h/t Church Communications Pro
Submitted by Douglas T on Thu, 24/05/2007 - 8:34am
As you can see, I changed the WordPress theme. Still fiddling, but since this site is rarely visited, I figure it wouldn't really matter. As in previous versions, the CSS and page structure is mine, while the PHP is a mish-mash of the two default themes and some of my own work. Hope you like it.
Update: It's change a couple of times now, and is currently using Drupal.
Submitted by Douglas T on Tue, 22/05/2007 - 8:24am
I've received several questions about css backgrounds in the last week or so. I've answered them as they've come in, but I thought a post on the subject was in order. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here's some CSS background resources that are already available.
Submitted by Douglas T on Mon, 21/05/2007 - 8:51am
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Submitted by Douglas T on Thu, 17/05/2007 - 8:14am
Master Stylesheet: The Most Useful CSS Technique. I don't know about the most useful, but definitely in the top few. Few things are more frustrating than working your way through a CSS problem, only to find out the real problem was that you didn't clear some obscure CSS default styling.