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Graphic Design

Graphic design is the art of visual communication that combines images, words and ideas to convey information to an audience in a way that is pleasing to the eye and gets attention. In this category we explore what graphic design means, the concepts and elements of design and we look at some graphic design examples.


Web Safe Font List
23rd May 2010Graphic Design
A list of the standard set of fonts common to all versions of Windows and their Mac substitutes referred sometimes as "browser safe fonts" or "web safe fonts". This list can be used to ensure that the fonts you use on your website designs will look similar on all platforms.
What The Font
26th November 2008Graphic Design
Ever wanted to find a font just like the one used by certain publications, corporations, or ad campaigns? Well now you can, using the WhatTheFont font recognition system.
Ultimate Web 2.0 Photoshop Layer Styles
6th November 2008Graphic Design
One of my most used Photoshop tools is the layer styles. This neat collection of styles and gradients will cover most of your Web 2.0 style graphic design needs.
20 Tips for Better Website Design
20th October 2008Graphic Design
A collection of 20 tips to help design better websites resulting in a higher conversion ratio and increased customer satisfaction.
Web 2.0 Colors Palette
17th October 2008Graphic Design
Web 2.0 is all about finding new ways to interact on the internet and collaboration. For the user, it represents shiny, flashy spiny websites with lots of dynamic content, bright colours and a minimalistic design with lots of interactivity.
Colour blind Web Design
25th September 2008Graphic Design
As a web designer blessed with colour blindness I often find that other people remark on my choice of colours and ask "what was I thinking?" While the colour schemes look perfectly fine to my eyes, they can be contrasting or too strong for "normal" eyes.