December 9 - 12, 2012
Leiden, The Netherlands
One of the conferences I've been really looking out for is Ready to Inspire
. This brand new conference about the craft of web design, type and code is coming in December, at 'De Stadsgehoorzaal
' theatre in the middle of historic Leiden, The Netherlands. There will be workshops, live music, meetups and parties. I'll be there and I hope to see and meet some of you there as well :)
People who follow me know that I like to take pictures when I'm out riding my bicycle. It's my way of showing how beautiful my little country really is. That's the reason why Instagram
is one of my favorite applications on my iPhone. Having all these lovely memories on your phone or computer is nice, but nothing beats having them on paper. That's where Mosaic
In my previous Illustrator tutorial, I explained the Knockout Group feature
. Today I'll explain the Isolate Blending
option which is also located in the Transparency panel
When searching for items that would fit my Inspiration Stream
I have been collecting a special collection that deserves a post on their own I think. I'm referring to a fine selection of book cover designs that I'll share with you after the jump.
One of the books I've been reading the past couple of weeks is "HTML & CSS, design and build websites"
by Jon Duckett
. I particularly chose this book because of its beautiful light design, clean layout, the way things are visually presented
, and more importantly it's very well explained too. This book makes learning a dull technical matter like this more pleasant. It's a book for anyone
who wants to learn to design and build websites, and needs a starting point.
Every year in September we celebrate another birthday for my partner in crime Authentic Jobs
. It's pretty amazing that we are at the 7th year
already. Regular readers will know by now that with each birthday we try to do some good and give something back. Last year we nearly raised $50,000
for charity: water
It seems that even after all those years I work with Illustrator, I keep on bumping into a few features that I didn't know existed, or maybe better put I did notice them, but I never did the effort of finding out their true purpose. One of them is the Knockout Group feature which is kind of hidden in the Transparency panel option. High time to find out more…
A few days ago I showed you how you can create these colorful interlocking rings
in Illustrator. In a next step I turned this creation into a wallpaper design. Today I'll share a little bit of that process…
With the Olympics lurking behind the corner, I thought it would be fun idea to write a tutorial on how to create interlocking rings in Illustrator. I've created a desktop wallpaper based on these interlocking rings too, but that something I'll post & explain next week.
The term 'slicing'
makes me think about the early days of the web, but it's basically what we still do today, only in a different way. Sometimes we need to export a whole bunch of icons to png or jpeg. Wouldn't it be great if we could export, 50 or more icons, or other images, all at once in a matter of seconds? Now, that would save a lot of time! Thanks to Slicy