Saturday, August 21, 2010

Free Illustrator user interface icons and elements

If you need to create either finished User Interfaces for Web sites and applications, or simply need to create a quick mock up of a user interface or interactive project, check out the User Interface Design Framework from Webalys. This is a free library of hundreds of icons, styles, and UI elements that you can use and modify in your projects. They are presented both as Illustrator files that you can open, and as handy Illustrator Symbol panels. These elements can be used in Illustrator CS2 or newer. [via John Nack].

Over two years ago I wrote about the free Yahoo Developer Network Design Stencil Kit. Check that out also.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Dreamweaver seminar in Minneapolis

My friend Chris Converse is coming to Minneapolis on October 7, 2010 for an all-day Dreamweaver/CSS seminar. Chris is the best in the business. I have no doubt that this will be an excellent seminar. If you do Web design, or want to learn more about Web design, check it out!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Interaction design seminar in Tampa

If you're anywhere near the greater Tampa, Florida area, don't miss this: On Saturday August 21, 2010 I'll be presenting an "Interactive Design for Print Designers" seminar at the International Academy of Design & Technology, sponsored by AAF Tampa Bay and the Tampa InDesign User Group.

This seminar is for experienced print designers who want to learn more about Interaction design.

Seminar description:

The interactive design marketplace offers new opportunities for designers. Designing for interactivity on screens is different from designing for print. And just as the print world has unique terminology, concepts, and production problems, so does the world of interaction design. This seminar is specifically for print designers, to help you become literate in interaction design, get excited about the opportunities it presents, and learn what you need to add to your skill set to tackle interactive design projects. You will learn:

* What you can expect to do yourself, and when (and how) to work with a developer or programmer

* Which tool(s) to use for the job: InDesign CS5, Flash Professional or Flash Catalyst

* When to use animation and motion in a project

* How to work with onscreen color, scale, and typography

* About object properties, components, timelines, events, states, and other interactive terminology and concepts

* The current options for outputting to tablets, desktop Web browsers, smartphones, and other devices

. . . and much more!

Registration information can be found here.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Typography education

FontShop has created a nice Education page, which contains four nice (free!) downloadable PDF files including a 52 page Field Guide to Typography and Erik Spiekermann's Typo Tips: Seven Rules for Better Typography. Check it out!