Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #19

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #19

Every week the design community releases a lot of interesting articles, tutorials and showcases that can charge your creativity in different ways. With this series we want to share high-quality contents from the community to provide interesting information for our readers. It’s just a small selection, but we are sure that it can help you to find cool stuff that covers a wide variety of topics.

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Below a collection of awesome articles and resources that we have found in the last week. We suggest you to bookmark and read them. Take your time, get inspired!

Create a Mix Retro and Vector Poster in Photoshop and Illustrator

  1. written by Drawingclouds
  2. topics: Photoshop
  3. drawingclouds.com

best of the week

In this Tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Vector and Retro Mix Poster using some stock image, textures and creating some vector shapes in Illustrator.

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Milk monster and chocolate splash

  1. written by Alfoart
  2. topics: Photoshop
  3. alfoart.com

best of the week

In this Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to combine several stock images of liquids to realize a funny chocolate face.

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Mastering Photoshop: Noise, Textures, Gradients and Rounded Rectangles

  1. written by Marc Edwards
  2. topics: Photoshop
  3. smashingmagazine.com

best of the week

Often, it’s the little details that turn a good layout into a great design; details such as subtle textures, shading and smooth shapes. Photoshop contains a vast array of tools for embellishing a design, but choosing the right one isn’t always easy. Being the obsessive-compulsives that we are, we’ve conducted a huge range of experiments to determine the benefits and disadvantages of each technique. Here, then, is an obsessive-compulsive’s guide to some frequently used tools and techniques for Web and UI design in Photoshop.

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Guide to Website Navigation Design Patterns

  1. written by Cameron Chapman
  2. topics: Site usability
  3. sixrevisions.com

best of the week

This guide covers popular site navigation design patterns. For each site navigation design pattern, we will discuss its common characteristics, its drawbacks, and when best to use it.

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Font Size Measures: Options and Preferences

  1. written by Aimee Sway
  2. topics: Typography
  3. webdesignledger.com

best of the week

What is the Most Important Element in Designing Your Website? When you begin to design that perfect website, what do you think is the very first thing that you should be concerned with? Color? Templates? Graphic design? No. The first thing on the agenda should be font size.

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The Problem with Web Fonts

  1. written by Patrick Cox
  2. topics: Typography
  3. codrops

best of the week

The problem with web fonts is that nobody wants to use the ‘safe’ fonts and you need as much live text on your site as possible. So what’s a designer to do? Fortunately or unfortunately there are plenty of options.

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Innovative Uses of WordPress Post Types and Taxonomies

  1. written by Adam Murray
  2. topics: WordPress
  3. net.tutsplus.com

best of the week

With the release of WordPress 3.0, two great ways to better organize and display content were introduced: post types and taxonomies. These two advances improve WordPress’ role as an all-around content management system, and they continue to prove that WP is not just a blog platform. When 3.1 releases with post formats, it will be imperative that you understand how to use and implement post types and taxonomies.

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Interview with Manipulator Alexander Lataille

  1. written by Drew
  2. topics: Interview
  3. abduzeedo.com

best of the week

Drew of Abduzeedo sat down with the talented digital artist Alexander Lataille for a quick chat about everything he’s been up to.

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Howdy! I'm a self taught graphic designer who loves to create amazing stuff using every kind of media. I'm currently living and working in Italy.

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