Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #3

Bookmarked! Best readings of the week #3

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. Enjoy it! Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @WeGraphics to stay up to date with unique and useful links. Below a collection of awesome articles that we have found in the last week. We suggest you to bookmark and read them. Take your time, get inspired!

A Handy Guide to Image Resolutions in Print Design

  1. written by Chris Spooner
  2. topics: printing
best of the week Using an unsuitable image resolution is one of the most popular errors designers make when creating designs for print. So here?s a handy guide on what to look out for, and how to ensure your designs are set up with the correct image resolutions. Read the article

Correcting Exposure with the Shadows & Highlights Tool

  1. written by Owen James
  2. topics: photo editing
best of the week Bring out the best in your photos by correcting exposure problems using the Shadows & Highlights tool. Read the article

Create the BMW logo

  1. written by Marius
  2. topics: Illustrator,tutorials
best of the week Next you can learn to create the BMW logo. It?s one of the simplest logo tutorials so far. You?ll start with some basic tools and simple shapes. Then, with the Pathfinder options and some Warp effect you?ll get the desired shapes. Finally, you?ll need several gradients, strokes and some simple effects. Read the article

Making Of 'Jamukha, Got Milk?'

  1. written by Rodny Mella
  2. topics: Illustrator,tutorials
best of the week This artwork is a humorous take on the ?Why do aliens abduct cows?? question. The illustration is a vector art completely done with Abode Illustrator CS2. Here Rodny Mella is going to explain the techniques he used in the creation of ?Jamukha, Got Milk??, in full detail. Read the article

CSS3 Media Queries

  1. written by Nick La
  2. topics: CSS
best of the week CSS2 allows you to specify stylesheet for specific media type such as screen or print. Now CSS3 makes it even more efficient by adding media queries. Check out this post to read the tutorial and see some websites that make good use of media queries. Read the article

Giving users some credit

  1. written by Jeremy Girard
  2. topics: webdesign
best of the week Websites are designed to be used by people of varying backgrounds, educations and technical levels. One of the challenges we face when designing for the Web is finding a way to create sites and applications that can be accessed by a widely disparate audience while avoiding the pitfall of sacrificing the quality of our work to cater to the dreaded ?lowest common denominator.? Read the article

Designing Microsites: Factors To Consider

  1. written by Louis Lazaris
  2. topics: webdesign
best of the week A microsite will sometimes have more sensitive issues to deal with, and could see just as many design iterations ? possibly due to branding issues, or a host of other factors that arise due to company politics... Read the article

Doing more with remote research: exploring physical and social contexts

  1. written by Juliette Melton & Brynn Evans
  2. topics: user experience
best of the week Chances are, you've encountered remote user experience research. Perhaps you've read about it in an article or have seen the book. Everyone from the scrappiest startup to the most established corporation is beginning to incorporate remote methods into their research arsenal... Read the article

Europe CSS and JQUERY clickable map

  1. written by Winston Wolf
  2. topics: CSS,JQUERY
best of the week An example of use cascading style sheets (CSS) and jQuery scripts for links with irregular shapes in the map of Europe. Read the article

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet

  1. written by Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff
  2. topics: internet
best of the week Two decades after its birth, the World Wide Web is in decline, as simpler, sleeker services ? think apps ? are less about the searching and more about the getting. Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures. Read the article

Do You Listen to Your ?Silent? Blog Followers?

  1. written by Ann Smarty
  2. topics: web
best of the week One of the key elements for being a successful blog writer is having a good understanding as to the exact nature of your readership. Many writers believe that simply relying on comments they receive through their sites, or via social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter is enough to accurately gauge the mood of their audience, unfortunately this isn?t actually the case... Read the article

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