Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #21

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #21

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!

12 Paradoxes of Graphic Design

  1. written by Paulo Canabarro
  2. topics: Graphic design
  3. abduzeedo.com

best of the week

These 12 graphic design paradoxes were designed and written by Tobias Bergdahl and it’s great advice for young graphic designers out there. Each piece has it’s own paradox followed by an important message. Check it out!

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Draw an Analog Stopwatch with Illustrator

  1. written by Jasmina Stanojevic
  2. topics: Illustrator tutorials
  3. designinstruct.com

best of the week

This tutorial is on how to create an analog stopwatch in Adobe Illustrator. The stopwatch is housed in a plated metal case with a glass cover, and that means we have to use metal gradients and simulate window reflection on glass. Let’s get down to business!

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Mix Cover Tutorial: Outer Limits Pioneer

  1. written by Chris Comella
  2. topics: Photoshop tutorials
  3. gomediazine.com

best of the week

In case you didn’t know, whipping up mix covers is a great way to exercise some of your creative muscles!

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Mediocrity vs. Excellence: What Separates Good From Great?

  1. written by Cameron Chapman
  2. topics: Design
  3. webdesignerdepot.com

best of the week

The best part about design is that anyone who can create a good design can go on to create great designs with a bit of practice. Here’s what goes into great design and what you can do to improve your own designs.

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Anatomy of an Effective Product Page Design

  1. written by Kean Richmond
  2. topics: UI
  3. sixrevisions.com

best of the week

The goal of any new e-commerce website appears to be to challenge (and be better than) Amazon.com. The well informed among us would say this is an impossible task and anyone suggesting different is overly ambitious or crazy. Yet with all this ambition, the websites of many online businesses simply don’t make the effort to create a site that could even challenge the Internet behemoth that is Amazon — let alone topple it.

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Building an interactive map with Raphael

  1. written by Marcin Dziewulski
  2. topics: javascript, map, ui
  3. playground.mobily.pl

best of the week

Raphael JS is a powerful library that should simplify your work with vector graphics on the web. Today I will teach you how to create an interactive map from scratch.

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CSS Floats 101

  1. written by Noah Stokes
  2. topics: CSS, web design
  3. alistapart.com

best of the week

The float property is a valuable and powerful asset to any web designer/developer working with HTML and CSS.

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  1. Great roundup, I really enjoyed 12 Paradoxes of Graphic Design from Abduzeedo!

    • Yeah I really agree with you. 12 great Truths of Graphic Design.

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