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My Favorite Design News of The Week

Our field is constantly evolving. That’s why it’s important to keep up with what’s going on in our industry. The problem is balancing out keeping up with the latest design news, and actually getting our work done. That’s why I started this post. Let’s look at the latest design news, and things of note for web and graphic designers.

Ultimate Logo Design Giveaway

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Nothing jump starts a business like a good viral giveaway. If you’re a business owner, you need a great logo. This giveaway will award the winner their premium logo package (a $500 value!).

4 essential steps before you launch your design startup

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If you’re looking for quality advice on what you should be doing before launch, WDD has just the post for you.

Win One Qards License – Responsive Drag & Drop Page Building WordPress Plugin

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If you can’t tell, I am a huge fan of giveaways. Acquiring tools and resources that are actually helpful can be costly, but having a chance to pick them up for free is fun and exciting. Anything that can help lessen the blow of your daily costs is worth taking a look at. Speckyboy is hosting a giveaway for Qards, a drag and drop page builder for WordPress.

Infographic: The history of Photoshop

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An iconic look at Photoshop from its beginning until the present. If you love Photoshop, you’ll love the history that goes along with it.

Best Practices for Sliding Hamburger Menus

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Whether you love it or hate it, the hamburger menu is here to stay. That’s why it’s important to understand the best way to implement the hamburger menu, and how it should work.

Designing patterns: the biggest web trend of 2015 so far

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Staying up to date on the latest trends for web design will help to keep the clients rolling in. Clients always want the latest and greatest. This post takes a look at some fresh trends for web design in 2015.

Beautiful 3D Types

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Want to see some beautiful examples of type done in 3D? Abduzeedo put together a great collection of 3D type to quench your thirst. Maybe they will inspire you to create some of your own.

Famous Logos Amazingly Hand Drawn (Video)

You’ll be shocked when you see this artist hand draw some of the most famous logos on earth. It would take me hours to get close with just one, but this artist seemingly does it by hand in minutes. You have to see this! You’ll see, Ferrari, Vans, Honda, Led Zeppelin, Audi, & more, all done by hand.

The SitePoint Guide to Personal Branding

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This post looks at why you should brand yourself and the benefits of doing so. It also dispels certain myths and objections to making the effort to brand yourself.

Designers And Developers: No Longer A House Divided

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This post looks at designers and developers and the learn to code movement. It also looks at what we should be learning.

Flickity: Beautiful Galleries on All Devices – Responsive and With Gesture Control

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Flickity sounds like an awesome javascript framework for your images and image galleries. It’s responsive and supports gestures, too.

Delete Your Facebook Business Page Already

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This is a look at Facebook and its changes to its algorithms, which make it less enticing to advertise on. The post also offers alternatives for advertising and spreading the word about your business..

Motivational, Bold and Catchy Smart Taglines in Website Design

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Your taglines sums up your business and your attitude in just a few words. Check out these awesome examples of websites with great taglines.

Conclusion

You’ve seen my favorite design news of the week. From the History of Photoshop to personal branding, there’s a lot for you to think about in the coming week. Do you have some great design news to share? Send me an email at james@creativebeacon.com and if it’s good it might just make the cut for next week.

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