The Web’s Top Five Design and Typography Posts of the Month: July 2014.

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28Jul, 2014
Each month I bring you my top five picks of the best design and typography posts from around the web. Here are this month’s picks. Enjoy.

Featured Image: Star Wars by Vladislav Poliakov licensed under CC BY-ND 3.0

Best Google fonts for web design [infographic]

Google web fonts are a fantastic way to add some typographic flair to your website and the best part—they are free. However, some of them are pretty awful and it takes time to determine which ones work well together. This really handy matrix will do the work for you by displaying which pairings are good, and which ones are downright terrible—awesome!

Simply Awesome Star Wars Typographic Portraits by Vladislav Poliakov

I love these! What could be better than combining Stars Wars and typography? These portraits of famous Star Wars characters are beautifully created using type—I just need to find out where to get the T-Shirts now…May the type by with you!

25 Inspiring Dark Website Designs

It’s not very often that you see web designers using a dark palette for a website design—most are colourful and cheery these days! However, there are time when using dark colours are appropriate to the topic. Here are 25 examples to give you some inspiration when the need arises.

40 Free Branding & Identity Mockup Templates to Download

Using Photoshop mockups is standard practice these days when presenting your design to a client or showcasing them in your portfolio. Here are 40 free ones to get you started.

33 Enticing Scrolling Effects JQuery Plugins

For those of you who are into web design, here are 33 jQuery scrolling effects that can be used for one page web design. Handy.

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About The Author
Matt Smith is a graphic designer and principal lecturer with expertise in print media and web design. He has over 20 years of experience under his belt and has dedicated much of his career to educating others. He founded Edgee in 2014 with the aim of providing quality education for new and experienced graphic designers. With ‘hands on’ experience and qualifications in graphic design, along with a Bachelor of Education in Adult Vocation, Matt combines his passion for design, typography and teaching with his expertise in Adobe Creative Suite to develop eBooks, tutorials and informative articles aimed at helping designers of all levels improve their skills and knowledge.