Book Review: Logo Design Love

Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities is a book that explores logos and branding identity through the eyes of David Airey.

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Breaking Down The Apple iPad

In case you have been living under a rock the past few days, and the rock doesn’t have Wifi access or any trade publications being delivered with any regularity, Apple’s iPad has landed! But the online reception has been far less than stellar, in fact it has aired a little on the cold side.

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Sizzle – A Look at jQuery’s New CSS Selector Engine

John Resig and the jQuery team recently released Sizzle, a new CSS selector engine as a spin off from the jQuery project, announcing its release when jQuery 1.3 was made available for download.

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Review of Billings: A Time Tracking & Invoicing App

Most of us in the design community love working on projects, but dread the small rather important details like time tracking and invoicing — at least I do. My lack of zeal for invoicing has led me to look for ways to make that part of the job a little more tolerable.

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A Review of ProofHQ

I believe getting an honest proof approval is one of the most intricate parts of the design process. It’s your first opportunity to collaborate and fully understand the client’s needs. It’s why I’ve written posts about how to use layer comps and reviewed RedMark.

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Get Client Feedback on Your Next Design Using redmark

Few things in the design world are more difficult than trying to get on the same page as your client. Let’s be honest, for most of us, communication is not our strongest attribute. So any time a product attempts to improve my communication skills it’s ok by me. This week I got the pleasure of testing out a product that is awesomely simple and helpful!

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A Review of Elegant Themes

Elegant Themes provides an interesting alternative to most premium theme sites. For the very reasonable cost of $19.95 per year you get access to all of their premium themes as well as the new ones they create in the future.

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BlendFu: Photoshop and GIMP Brushes!

I love discovering awesome Photoshop brushes. So it’s good news that I keep learning about new Photoshop brush sites. However, the market for any service can very quickly become over saturated with too much of the same. Despite the volume of these type of sites, I try to give each one a fair shake to see if they separate themselves in any manner.

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Looking For Some Inspiration For Your Website?

I often find myself in search of some inspiration when I set out to do a new website. There’s quite a few options out there for website showcases. One, that I would highly recommend is, Best Web Gallery. The website layout is beautifully simple and they feature websites that are thoughtfully picked out.

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Do You Have a Logo That a Client Rejected?

Have you ever finished a logo that you thought was high quality for a client, only to have it rejected? I know I have! That’s what happened with the Taconic Valley logo that you see above. The good news is, just because it didn’t fit with your client’s needs, doesn’t mean it can’t be perfect for someone else.

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A Bunch of Useful Apps Over at Zoho

Zoho is an online service offering a bunch of different apps to help you be more productive and organized. Many of their services are free of charge. I’m already addicted to using Zoho Sheet and Planner to manage my advertisers and daily tasks. They offer an invoicing service which is also quite handy.

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CushyCMS is Awesomely Simple

If you’ve ever needed a simple content management system for one of your web clients, then you should definitely check out CushyCMS. It takes seconds to sign up for and within a couple minutes you can make portions of your site fully editable. The process is real straight forward.

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