Web Design

New, Exciting Ways to Use Fonts

If you are looking for ways to expand your web design skills or portfolio, there are a few different things that you can do. The most accessible option that you have is something that every person with a computer has access to: fonts. With 3D printing and technological advancements, the amount of things that we can create with fonts has multiplied innumerably.

What can you do with fonts? The possibilities are endless and you can make some truly fantastic art. These are only the basics: you can build from here and create something that is uniquely your own.

City Skylines
Word clouds are pretty old school by now, even those that have been transformed into shapes. However, using font to highlight the city where you live, your company works, or where you want to be is a fantastic way to build up a client base.

Web Design

Flat Design: A Crash Course

For the last decade or so, internet business consultants have accelerated by showing off their designers skills and doing things that have been totally unique and somewhat crazy. We’ve shown off our animation skills, our flash capabilities, and our abilities to think outside of the box. Everything we did was somewhat artificial and cartoony instead of natural and realistic.

That’s all changed.

The trend now is something more classic and simplistic. While there are still flourishes of design elements and creativity, flat design has become what most companies ask for from designers.

What exactly is flat design?
A digital agency like Slinky Digital will tell you that flat design is a more minimalist approach that focuses on the user experience. There are many clean lines and crisp edges to these designs, with bright colors and a lot of open space.