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Top 10 Websites for Designers

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I Love Ligatures will get your heart beating in this edition of Top 10 Websites for Designers. As Apple celebrates the Mac’s big 3-0, don’t miss the rich site that documents the tech giant’s impact in the creative world. HOW’s art director, Adam Ladd, scouts out these cool websites and more each month to help you stay sharp.

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http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/top-10-websites-designers-february-2014/

3 Reasons Why Small Business Should Use Social Media

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Nowadays, it’s nothing for someone to share an experience (good or bad) with a brand, product, or service using social media. Whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn or a blog, one voice can be quickly amplified, multiplied and stretched across the map. It’s like word-of-mouth on steroids.

The majority of small businesses have started to realize this and designed their communication strategy to leverage the digitally-connected times we are in, nimbly staying on top of what customers are thinking, wanting and needing.

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http://keishasmith.net/2014/01/3-reasons-why-small-businesses-should-use-social-media/?utm_content=buffer74e3b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Best Websites for Designers

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With the New Year in full swing, we did not hold back when assembling this month’s Top 10 Websites for Designers. In this first collection of 2014, you’ll find an engaging site that fights homelessness, a resource for seeing fonts in use, and a stylized design app. These are just a few of the gems that Adam Ladd, HOW’s art director, found while picking the best to debut in this month’s roundup of top website designs. – See more at: http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/top-10-websites-designers-january-2014/#sthash.o8ejVdEj.dpu

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http://www.howdesign.com/design-creativity/top-10-websites-designers-january-2014/

Milton Glaser: Ten Things I Have Learned

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While looking for some philosophical inspiration behind design from some of the most well known graphic designers of the last century I came across a short essay written by Milton Glaser that I found to be useful in my search to create things that serve not only an aesthetic purpose but a functional one as well.

I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.miltonglaser.com/files/Essays-10things-8400.pdf

50 Best Color Sites for Designers

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http://www.printmag.com/article/50-best-color-sites-for-designers/

Get color palette ideas!

•    COLOURLovers: 300,000-plus designers and color-minded folks share color palettes on this site constantly, so there’s always fresh inspiration at the ready. Bookmark the site or download their free Adobe AIR application, COLOURLovers Desktop Color Finder. And while you’re it at it, COLOURLovers Blog reports on color trends and quirky color finds, with related palettes for each post.

 

… more Sites in store. Follow the link. Enjoy!