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Reasons You Shouldn’t Use Sprite Sheets

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Why do some programmers argue for old solutions like sprite sheets when they are far worse? Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t use sprite sheets.

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Development tools for responsive web design

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Development tools for responsive web design are getting better all the time. Unfortunately they are not always obvious. Recently one of my co-workers showed me how Google Chrome has a great tool for showing how a web page responds to changing view port sizes. Well I personally prefer developing in Firefox, so I went looking for a plug in that does the same,

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1980s Poster – Fashion

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This is the last poster of our series.

 

Background

The 1980s. As a designer, I’ve had fun with fashion, especially during the 80s while I was in my 20s and studying design in Cincinnati. Fashion was my most expressive and obvious form of creativity. I wore my pointy NaNa shoes, cut off leggings with short, painted and dyed skirts, torn boy jeans with men’s vintage suit jackets, big BIG earrings and bright red lipstick with enthusiastic verve. In the 80s fashion was fun, expressive and creative, and I have fond memories of my style from that time. So to add a bit of “me” to my poster, I chose to focus on 1980s fashion.

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1970s POSTER – Useless Facts from 1972

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Background

The 70s… a period of time that most people associate with “interesting” color palettes, disco, feathered hair, and a departure from the settled times of the past. Being a designer born in the beginning of the 1970s, 1972 specifically, I grew up not really aware of much of the time period. Though there are cliche reminders of the 70s, I thought it would be interesting to focus on what was real at the time and how it was remembered by those who focus on details.

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1960s POSTER – Going Against the Grain

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Background

I’ve always had an itch for going against the grain and speaking up for what I believe in. The 1960s time period spoke to me because I think back then, there was an air of taking controversial issues head on. It was a time of counterculture and free expression. I think the graphics and colors used in my poster reflect these elements of the time.

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1950s POSTER – Blue Note Records

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Background

I have a love of jazz and Blue Note Records album cover artwork. The 1950s were the heyday for jazz and Blue Note Records; and the graphic design of their album covers always had a certain look that embodied the spirit of jazz.

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1940s POSTER – Metamorphosis of the Horror Film

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As a child, the first things to make me aware of design were the monster magazines that were enjoying the end of their heyday. The boldly painted covers and wildly creative typography drew my eye and inspired me to start drawing my own letterforms.

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Graphic design from the 40s – 80s : Our infographic poster series

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The graphic design team at HB Design recently completed a series of infographic posters to hang in our front lobby.

I assigned each of the designers a decade, and asked them to design a poster with the following requirements:

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The State of Motion Graphics on the Web

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To understand the state of motion graphics on the web and where we’re headed, we should look at the needs, the solutions, and the tools used to create those solutions.

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List pages by templates – WordPress plugin

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If you are a WordPress developer, or are maintaining a site where you have to update page templates, one thing you would like to be able to have is a WordPress plugin to list all of the pages that a particular template is linked to.

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