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Go-to web fonts for all your designs

By Holly Gerard / Posted 1.28.2014 / In Design, Design Process, Typography, Tips, Design Tips / 1 comment

I sometimes feel like I get stuck in a bit of a web-font rut. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing – in fact I feel like as long as you have a collection of favorites, keep using them until they start feeling a little stale to you. From my vault of fonts – here is a collection of my current favorites, in no particular order.

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How to get clicks

By Susan Snipes / Posted 5.17.2013 / In Design, Tips, Design Tips / 0 comments

We all want higher web conversions and buttons that people actually click, right? After all, that’s what a website is all about – getting a user to take a desired action: buying a product, requesting a demo, making a donation, sharing your articles, becoming a customer. This week, I’ve gathered some articles about how to get better web conversions – utilizing design, buttons, content and layout.

Web design is like a first date: it’s all about making a good first impression brought to you by The META Q

Web design is like a first date: it’s all about making a good first impression

By Laura Riegel / Posted 12.13.2011 / In Tips, Content Tips, Design Tips / 2 comments

If you're a website junkie like me, you've probably heard some rumblings between the above the fold and scrollbar advocates when it comes to website usability. Like me, you're also probably wondering what all the hubbub is about. Well, wonder no more. Let's dig in.

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And They’re Off!

By Laura Riegel / Posted 6.14.2011 / In Tips, Design Tips / 2 comments

How Photoshop's batch processing saves you in the race against time

Sometimes smaller is better: How to create smaller PDFs in Illustrator brought to you by The META Q

Sometimes smaller is better: How to create smaller PDFs in Illustrator

By Susan Snipes / Posted 5.24.2011 / In Design, Illustration, Tips, Design Tips / 22 comments

If you use Adobe Illustrator on a regular basis and share your designs as PDFs with clients, you probably want to make sure your PDFs are as small as possible. Here's how to make smaller PDFs with Illustrator.

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Illustrator Transparency Magic

By Laura Riegel / Posted 5.17.2011 / In Design, Illustration, Tips, Design Tips / 0 comments

How to make an opacity mask in Adobe Illustrator.

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Illustrator Tips and Tricks

By Laura Riegel / Posted 4.12.2011 / In Design, Illustration, Tips, Design Tips / 6 comments

Designing in Adobe Illustrator sometimes makes me feel like a circus elephant balancing on a ball. I seem to go between both extremes—the wobbling newcomer and the stalwart veteran. As time has passed, I have learned more tips and tricks that help me keep my balance.

A wireframe is worth a thousand spreadsheets: Wireframing 101 brought to you by The META Q

A wireframe is worth a thousand spreadsheets: Wireframing 101

By Susan Snipes / Posted 4.5.2011 / In Design, Design Process, Information Architecture, Tips, Design Tips / 3 comments

Everyone involved in creating a web site benefits from wireframes: designers, developers and clients. This guide introduces clients or people new to wireframing to their advantages.