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Add 501 New Seamless Stripes to Your Design Arsenal

Everywhere you look there are stripes. But do you use them in your designs? We have just released a third volume in our Stripes Unleashed series. Each of the collections contains 400 “regular” stripes and 100 “tartan” stripes. Below you’ll see thumbnails of each of the stripes included. Keep in …

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Install Multiple Web Browsers and Avoid Download Managers

Users often confuse Windows Explorer (the thing you use to look at drives and files on your computer) with Internet Explorer (the Web browser Microsoft supplies). About a month ago, I wrote When Should You Install Windows Updates? and I talked about why you should choose not to install Internet …

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Lift Your Designs Into 3D With Sho Card Caps NF Font

3D is all the rage these days. Even the illusion of 3D is popular. Often there are signs laying on a football field or inserted digitally that makes them appear as if they are standing up. In reality it is just good use of perspective by the designers. Today’s font, …

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Don’t Be In The Dark, Use a Headlamp

I’ve written posts before talking about various flashlights to use when digging around in your computer. The problem is that you’ve either got to hold the flashlight or prop it up somewhere so it is pointing on the area of interest. Why not get a headlamp instead as it will …

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Free Tutorials For Learning HTML and CSS Basics

When I reviewed Xara Web Designer 9, I talked about the refusal of many users to learn even the basics of HTML and CSS technologies. I’m not suggesting you learn everything there is to know, but all designers should at least understand the basics. There just may be a time …

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Xara Web Designer 9 Review and Press Release

Sometimes it can be difficult to review a product when you are not an active user. When I was asked to review Xara Web Designer 9, I sat down with an active user of previous versions of the product to get their opinion about the new features and other improvements. …

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Dealing With Problematic Windows Updates

Someone posted a comment on a previous post and I thought it was a question that I should also pass along to all readers as the answer can be quite important. First, let’s look at the question: for the past 2 nights my computer has done an automatic update. in …

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Food Unleashed Volume 1 Will Fill Your Design Hunger

Feeling a little hungry? If not, the latest collection of vector clipart in the Clipart Unleashed family will make you a bit hungry. All of the 225 files in this collection are provided in three separate formats and they are broken into 9 separate categories: alcohol, beverages, bread-carbs, dairy, desserts, …

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Explorer++ Offers a Free Alternative to Windows Explorer

If you are a Windows user, one piece of software you use regularly is Windows Explorer (named File Explorer in Windows 8). Don’t confuse this with Internet Explorer (hopefully you are using a better browser already). Windows Explorer is often labeled as “Computer” or “My Computer” and it is what …

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Gumtuckey Font Will Stick to Your Designs

So is the name of today’s font an amalgamation of gum and Kentucky? Maybe. All I know is that I look at the characters and the bumps on the bottom of each character make me think of the ghosts in Pacman. Gobble up those ghosts just like Pacman by downloading …

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Blog E-mail Subscriptions to be Transitioned on Friday

The vast majority of loyal readers get the blog delivered to their e-mail inbox each day. We will be making some changes on Friday that we hope will be seamless to you. What you may notice is that the e-mails will start coming from a different provider. That new provider …

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