Free icon sets, fonts for the designer

Take a look at these resources of free icon and font sets.  Its the designer’s proverbial pot of gold. Whats more… there are pointers to places where you can find even more.

Iconsets

Silk Icons: “Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons. There are a large variety of icons, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. The USP of this iconset is that they are too neat to ignore.

Sweetie Icons: Another adorable set of pixel icons with the relevant photoshop files included. 

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The design curve

When there is a site to design, there are a lot of people who become information architects at the drop of a hat. Everyone considers himself/herself an expert on the topic. All of a sudden the designer becomes a mere puppet and is reduced to someone who simply executes everyone’s ideas in the form of a web page.

Matthew Inman in an article on http://www.seomoz.org/ calls this the design curve. According to him the more the wrong kinds of people get involved with the process, the worse the design gets. Continue reading

Fresh color schemes at your fingertips

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Have you ever hit a dead end when it came to choosing a color scheme for your website or logo? No worries. There’s this nifty little site called Daily Color Scheme, that is purely dedicated to color.

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Most common web design mistakes

I found this interesting post on http://www.456bereastreet.com/. This is turn was translated from a swedish design magazine, CAP&Design.

  • Not following basic typographic rules.
  • Being too creative with navigation
  • Creating a cluttered navigation system
  • Making sure the site requires certain technology to work
  • Thinking that accessibility is only about blind people
  • Ignoring web standards
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