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Kickstart your design creativity with these inspiring guides

Sometimes you can be so bowled over by a piece of design that you can't help but look at it and wonder 'how did they do that?' If you've ever experienced that sensation with magazines, you're in luck.

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Microsoft bought LinkedIn; What it means for designers

This deal has a slew of interesting implications for designers and networking in general. One of the biggest possibilities for designers is the new advantage of sitting down with either leads or clients in meetings and being able to talk about relevant information with confidence.

Food for thought: Do redesigns do more harm than good?

More than any other medium, the web offers the opportunity to redesign, republish, reedit, revamp, and redo our work over and over again.

Print designers hit the deadline at 5pm on a Friday, send the artwork to a printer, and forget it (at least, that’s the plan). Web designers hit the deadline at 5pm on a Friday, push the update to the server, and then start working through the client’s revisions (at least, that’s the fear).

Create fonts in seconds in Adobe Illustrator

Have you ever looked at a font and thought: “I could do that!”? Well, now you can—for a fraction of the price of professional font publishing software.

Fontself Maker allows you to convert your own lettering into actual fonts, right inside Adobe Illustrator CC.

What’s new for designers, May 2016
Whether, you're a newbie, professional designer or developer; Here's something interesting for you. Included here are website builders, new CMSs, CSS frameworks, pattern guides, color resources, email marketing collections, productivity tools, and much more.
9 reasons hand-coding always beats site builders

If you use any kind of social media like Facebook or Twitter, you won’t have been able to avoid the merciless onslaught of ads promoting WYSIWYG website development. I’m not talking about those fancy software applications like DreamWeaver, but actually hosted site building applications that offer drag-n-drop website building systems complete with predefined templates.

5 things nobody tells you about freelancing

Starting out on your own as a freelancer is exciting. You’re making your talents available to the world, and are ready to make your mark.

While this career path can be very rewarding (monetarily and otherwise), it’s not all kittens and unicorns. There are going to be challenges and days when you wonder why you ever wanted to do this. It’s not necessarily the care-free lifestyle you may have been lead to believe.

Why half of developers don’t have a computer science degree

Last year, Stack Overflow, a question and answer site for programmers, asked its user if they had a degree in Computer Science (CS).

The results of the 2015 Developer Survey were startling. Nearly half of the 26,086 developers who responded didn’t have a computer science degree.

Does this mean you can be a programmer without a college degree? Simply put, yes. But the non-traditional road towards the world of programming is obviously a tougher one than if you had a CS degree.

11 things they didn't teach you at design school

Top creatives reveal what they wish they knew at college - and how you can get a headstart in your creative career!

Design school is great. It gives you the opportunity to develop as a designer, illustrator, website builder or artist – giving you preparation for your career in the real world and the beginnings of a design portfolio. But it can't teach you everything.

With that in mind, we've talked to some successful creative professionals and gleaned what they wished they knew when they were at art college – giving you a headstart on your course mates.

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