Type design goes unappreciated by most, but for designers, being all all-star in type design is a bit like being a big-wave surfer or a base jumper: It commands respect from your in-the-know peers, because the discipline is insanely difficult. Every font is a minefield of decisions, against myriad concerns like legibility, expressiveness, historical references (which are crazy, considering that many typefaces are hundreds of years old). But at the same time, a good type design can scream talent even to the layman. Here's a peak at a few nice ones, courtesy of the Type Director's Club 2009 awards, one of the most prestigious in the world.

If you’re like me a wine lover, this article will be the tastiest you will have seen on Designer Daily. Unfortunatly I’m not a wine expert, so I often rely on the bottle’s label design when it comes to picking my future drink. Following is a list of wine that I could have picked based on their design at the store.

This post is written for designers, developers, or anyone else who has struggled with testing their websites across multiple browsers.

As little as one year ago, there were almost no good options for testing cross-browser compatibility of websites. The tools out there usually had significant drawbacks — either in cost, capabilities, or time required. Lately, though, there have been a lot of newcomers to the browser testing world, some of which offer truly excellent services.




You may have a personal portfolio website for a number of reasons. If you’re a freelancer, then you’d need one to showcase your work and allow people to contact you. If you’re a student (or unemployed), then you’d need one to show prospective employers how good you are and what you can do, so that they might hire you. If you’re part of a studio, then you might use one to blog about your design life, show people what you’re doing and build your online presence.

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