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Principles of icon design

Jon Hicks, icon designer of Mail Chimp and Font Explorer Pro, shares his slides from his Future of Web Design (FOWD) talk from last week

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Reversed logotype illusion

Jon Tan discusses the optical illusion and bloating of black text verses white text on backgrounds and how to fix it. View full post on

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Open Discussion: Early warning signs of a troublesome client

Every so often I receive an email from other independent designers asking advice on how to solve a problem they are experiencing with a troublesome

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Responsive web design

Rather than tailoring disconnected designs to each of an ever-increasing number of web devices, we can treat them as facets of the same experience. We

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16 Common Freelancing Mistakes and Misconceptions

Contrary to the title, I tend to stay clear of calling my independent business a “freelance” business. Often I think many associate the term with