How would you like your graphic design? (Pick two)


If you open the default OS X background Aurora in Photoshop you can see the Apple designer’s guides.

dribbble invite

hi all. as you might know, i’d LOOOOVE to have an invite to dribbble. Please, keep in mind that you have friend in Ukraine when you’ll have one:)


There is a thread on Forrst right now, asking people to share their top 10 design tips. So, I thought I’d write it out as a blog post and share with whoever can read this. I wrote this list fast, and probably could think of another 10, but lets start with this:

1. Get good at color.



Introducing 35 miniature credit card icons. A hand drawn icon pack just for you. They’re realistic, simple, and one-hundred percent awesome. Each one has just enough pixels to remain clear and understandable, and just few enough to stay out of the way. Use them for online checkouts, your…


Interbrand’s Best Global Brands of 2010 visualizes the rising and falling of top businesses. via Co. Design


I’ve not used it yet, so I can’t weigh in on the pros and cons. But Drew Wilson’s concept seems ingenious: Instead of image-based application icons, why not use icons that are rendered as an @font-face web font and can scale indefinitely?

Update: Jason Santa Maria and Jonathan Moore both point out the issue of having random letters throughout your markup.

Update II: Shaun Inman and Adam Michela mention that using :before or :after along with content: could eliminate the random letters in your markup. Probably still not terribly accessible, but an option.

Update III: Last update. This one from Drew Wilson himself, who suggests you “keep doing what you’ve been doing for years. You have been marking up your icons in html as background images and placing the fallback text within the html element itself, and then hiding that text using CSS (specifically ‘text-indent: -9999px’). This is a great way to display icons on the web using images and still giving meaning to the page markup.”