35 Stunning Examples of Elegant Script Typography

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 16, 2014

in Typography

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Who doesn’t honestly love sophisticated culture? A three-piece suit with the cane & top hat seems to evoke the same feeling of a classy script typeface. Curly lettering with fancy linework has provided an articulate beauty in the design world.

With so many custom fonts you might expect all script writing to appear very similar. But custom designers put a lot of work into lettering which often turns into logos, posters, business cards, and other forms of promotional material. Check out this collection of script typography made for print and digital mediums. If you really love fancy design consider a quick look through this gallery with your favorite opera glasses.

Keep on Keepin’ On

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Rapid Prototyping for Web Design: Basic Tips and Resources

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 8, 2014

in Web Design

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If you’ve never heard about rapid prototyping it can be defined by the two individual terms. “Rapid” means a speedy action taking place over a short period of time, and a prototype is typically the first model of a project. This process requires fast iterations of design to implement features, test how they work, and fix what doesn’t work until you reach a comfortable solution.

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This article will go over some of the basics to rapid prototyping and how you can get started. I’ll be focusing specifically on website design, but keep in mind that you can rapidly prototype any interface including mobile apps or GUIs for software. I’ve also included some related posts and popular tools for prototyping.

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33 Website Layouts using Creative Vector Icons

by Jake Rocheleau
on June 2, 2014

in Web Design

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Vector design is the perfect way to jazz up a bland or simplistic layout. Nowadays designers can export SVG icons which naturally expand or animate for unique visual effects. Connecting a branded vector character into your company logo is a memorable way to capture attention. It certainly works for these websites!

Below you can find a number of excellent vector-based icons blended into typical website layouts. This is a solid collection of websites to understand how other designers create these effects. You might try designing your own Illustrator vectors for the web and see how they can improve overall visitor interactivity.

Metaverse Mod Squad

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The Relationship Between Storytelling and Website Design

by Jake Rocheleau
on May 27, 2014

in Web Design

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Storytelling is a medium we all find throughout day-to-day life. Sharing experiences from your trip to Cancún is a form of storytelling. In fact, much of life can be seen as the raw material for great storytelling. We like stories because they demonstrate ideas in new ways that we might have never thought about.

I feel that the rules of storytelling can be applied to digital interfaces and web design. The precepts of good storytelling are universal across all genres. You must understand how to capture interest and bring people along for the ride. Web design is more fluid because it’s not an archetypal story – but the general structure is the same. In this post I want to look at various similarities between good storytelling and good web design.

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