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Entries in design (12)


Become A Designer with Canva

Canva logoIf design was easy, everyone would be great at it.

You may or may not agree with that statement, but the fact is that design is a part of everyday life. More and more people have to do something design-related, so it's not unusual that apps which make design simple appear in ever-increasing amounts. After all, not everyone has the skills for creating stunning designs, and most people don't have time to learn them.

That's why we have software. From generating color schemes in the browser to building professional-looking presentations on your tablet, design has never been easier than it is today. Canva is just one such app – it enables anyone to become a designer. Let's take a look at how it does that.

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Cool Apps for Creating Color Schemes

Color schemes are a standard part of every designer's job. Whether you're working on a new website, making a logo or decorating a room, you will inevitably have to pay attention to colors. The three apps reviewed in this article are very practical for devising and manipulating color schemes, and you don't have to be a professional designer to use them, as they are highly user-friendly.

Color Schemes

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5 Great Designs At The 2013 Dyson Awards

The annual Dyson awards are a celebration of great engineering and innovative product design. Coming up with something to impress the man behind the bagless vacuum has to be a challenging design job, and the contest attracts entrants from all over the world.

This year’s winner will be announced in early November, but in the meantime, here are five shortlisted projects that deserve our attention. From power generation to medical supplies, each one demonstrates flair and innovation.

1. The Portable Wind Generator

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Chrome Apps Episode 7: Planner 5D


Today we are going to be looking at an application called “Planner 5D”. This application is a home designing tool that allows you to create your dream house with all of the tools it provides. The application caught my eye one day while browsing the Chrome App store and I was feeling a bit on the creative side. So I decided to give it a shot and download it. After taking about twenty minutes of using the app and getting used to the interface I soon found myself making my own little office with no problems what so ever. I should mention that getting used to this application isn’t quite as easy as it seems, but it doesn’t take long after the understanding of the interface. With that said, let’s see if this application is for you.

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All About Fonts on Linux

Over the last few years, design trends have centered around typography. If you use Pinterest, you must have seen inspiration boards with typographic art, various logotypes, infographics and text-only images. However, you don't have to be a professional designer to appreciate and use different fonts. Maybe you just like to get creative when editing your photos, or want to change the look of your desktop environment. Previously you learned to manage ISO files on Linux, and today we'll show you how to do the same with fonts - from finding, installing and organizing them to even creating your own fonts

Penguin Alphabet

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