links for 2009-06-29

  • Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. These skills don’t come overnight, and they require patience and determination. You have to work smart and hard to acquire them. Only with experience, you can enter the realm of effective, always-in-demand writers.

    Of course, effective writing requires a good command of the language in which you write or want to write. Once you have that command, you need to learn some tips and tricks so that you can have an edge over others in this hard-to-succeed world of writers. There are some gifted writers, granted. But gifted writers also need to polish their skills frequently in order to stay ahead of competition and earn their livelihood.

    We collected over 50 useful and practical tools and resources that will help you to improve your writing skills. You will find copywriting blogs, dictionaries, references, teaching classes, articles,

  • New month, new fonts collection. In this post I want to share with you some interesting fonts to make inspiration for your new websites or design projects. Take a look at this list with ten beautiful and free fonts you can download and use for your commercial/non-commercial projects.
  • COPASO is an advanced color palette tool that helps you create the perfect color schemes and themes. With a scratch pad to save colors you're working with, a photo tool to extract colors and an advanced color picker and color theory wheel to give you tons of color inspiration. Using COPASO you can save your palettes to a private folder or download them to your local computer. When you're ready, click publish and share your color palette with thousands of other color enthusiasts. If you're finding COPASO a bit too rich for your color creating tastes, you can always use our basic color palette tool.
  • Typography Animation project for class

    Poem by Taylor Mali (www.TaylorMali.com)

  • As a web designer, we will always deal with colors. There are a lot of useful online color tools such as color wheel, color scheme, color palette, color picker, and etc.

    When i try to search for a complete list of online color tools, i can’t found any. So, i decided to collect them and share the list as a useful resource for other web designers.

    Let’s start looking at the list:

  • By now I’m sure you figured out that I love minimalist designs. I’ve featured many simple and minimalist websites on Spyre Studios before but this time I wanted to feature sites that not only have a minimalist layout but that also use very little colors.

    I tried to find sites that use a greyscale color scheme but that also introduce a vibrant and/or contrasting color, usually for links and buttons. Most of the sites on this list use at most 3 or 4 colors (black, white, shade of grey, contrasting color) excluding pictures and images that are placed in the content area.

    The websites are listed alphabetically. Hope you enjoy it!

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