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Graphic design articles by the in-house team of experts at the Smart Domain Group. Also including related topics, like logo design, branding, typefaces and fonts.


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Should You Use Stock Photos Over Your Own?

Should You Use Stock Photos Over Your Own?

Date: Fri 20th October 2017

Great for personal use and for commercial businesses; stock photos can be used as a placeholder or for when you don’t have any images yourself. However, should you use stock photos over your own?Using photos online is almost a requirement if you wish for people to stay on your website. However, not everyone has taken images of work they have ...
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The 10 Best Fonts Web Designers Should Be Using

The 10 Best Fonts Web Designers Should Be Using

Date: Mon 15th May 2017

There’s a lot of old, tired fonts out there that get used over, and over, and over again. You see Times New Roman, Helvetica and Arial everywhere. So, why not spruce up your web design a little? Here is a list of ten fonts that you might not have heard of, or might not have thought of using. Experiment and see where these fonts can get you!LatoLa...
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UI And Website Design Platforms: What ones are there?

UI And Website Design Platforms: What ones are there?

Date: Tue 9th May 2017

There are many different platforms available that allow you to design UIs, websites, icons and much more. They are all available online. With each platform, you might be able to use them in the browser or they might require you to download them. They also might be free or require you to purchase it. As there are so many tools out there, we thought ...
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Helpful Tutorials and Tips for Adobe Fireworks

Helpful Tutorials and Tips for Adobe Fireworks

Date: Tue 11th April 2017

Adobe Fireworks is a very old, but efficient UI development tool. It boasts a wide range of tools and features that are essential for any beginner or professional developer. Not only that, there are many online sources that offer downloadable resources to aid in your projects. However, Adobe Fireworks is slowly becoming a thing of the past due to A...
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Designing a Boat Icon in Adobe Fireworks

Designing a Boat Icon in Adobe Fireworks

Date: Mon 10th April 2017

Adobe Fireworks was developed many years ago, but still offers its users a very useful range of tools when designing UIs (User Interface) and icons. It boasts a wide range of tools that aid any designer or developer in creating a product. However, due to its age and its feature freeze back in 2013, it is slowly becoming unusable on the latest Mac o...
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The Golden Rules of Typography

The Golden Rules of Typography

Date: Mon 27th March 2017

What makes typography ‘good’? And, more importantly, what exactly is it? Broadening your designing mind to the different applications of ‘good’ typography will enhance the way you make websites and change the way you look at others.The basic definition of typography is: the art and technique of arranging type. Essentially ho...
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Use Clear and Attractive Photos to Promote your Services

Use Clear and Attractive Photos to Promote your Services

Date: Thu 19th April 2012

There is nothing worse for a customer to visit a beautiful and attractive website, read the engaging and informative text and then visit the gallery to look at the quality of your work and find discoloured, blurred or untidy pictures.You should look at your website as a shop window. You want to attract customers to your business and photos of your ...
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