Art Direction And Design

What is art direction? Is it the trend from a few years back to give every blog post a different look? Not really. That was called art direction, but the trend wasn’t quite art direction, even if it did present different aesthetics to different sets of content.

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How To Apply SVG Linear Gradients To A Fill Or Stroke

There are three ways to fill or stroke SVG elements. You can use a solid color, a pattern, or a gradient. So far in this series we’ve seen the first two. Now it’s time to talk about the third, gradients.

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Cycles of Inspiration — How To Regain Passion For Your Work

What do you do when the passion for your work isn’t there? What do you do when you don’t like working on any of your ideas? When designing a website or writing an article is drudgery and the last thing in the world you want to do?

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SVG Patterns — Build More Complex Patterns With Images, Attributes, And Nesting

Patterns for web design elements are usually created with images. While some patterns can be created using CSS alone, most involve images of some kind. Fortunately SVG makes it easy to create simple and more complex patterns that can scale with your design and likely require fewer http requests.

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Why Your Freelance Web Design Clients No Longer Need You And What You Can Do About It

At the start of the year I recorded a series of podcasts looking at what I think is a changing market for freelance design and development services. I wanted to revisit the idea today, because I think I may have left a false impression with the series.

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