Sharing knowledge is an amazing way to equip the world with the tools to evolve. Many designers use free information they find around the web to learn how to design, code, paint, etc. Thankfully, today there are plenty people out there willing to share their knowledge with everyone, like the folks at UXPin. They write and share e-books about design and its processes, really worth checking out and not to be underestimated. Here is a brief selection of their books that you should really read, going from UX Design to Design trends. I hope you enjoy these e-books, and don't forget to share your own knowledge whenever you get the chance! The Building Blocks of Visual Hierarchy Designing Visually Intuitive Web UI See how to design visually intuitive interfaces for the web. Learn how size, colors, space, layout, and style affect visual understanding. Get quick tips for designing clear visual hierarchies. 18 examples of the best sites analyzed from companies like MailChimp & RelateIQ. GET THE BOOK Winning Over Users With Attractive UI Design Tips, Examples, And Principles For Captivating Design See how to design visually intuitive interfaces for the web. Learn how size, colors, space, layout, and style affect visual understanding. Get quick tips for designing clear visual hierarchies. 18 examples of the best sites analyzed from companies like MailChimp & RelateIQ. GET THE BOOK Web Design Book of Trends 2015-2016 The Best Web UI Techniques Every Designer Must Know. 10 timeless trends completely explained with plenty of tips 166 hand-picked examples showing the best techniques 100 of our favorite design resources curated for you Dozens of visual case studies revealing the methods behind eye candy And more! GET THE BOOK Web UI Design Best Practices UI Design From The Experts In-depth explanation of techniques spanning visual design, interface design, and UX design Visuals and analysis of UI design from 33 companies including LivingSocial, Spotify, Apple, Skullcandy, and more Discussion of how to incorporate UI elements such as color, navigation, typography, hierarchy, patterns, and more Easy-to-read, practical approach that teaches by example GET THE BOOK Web UI Design Patterns A Deeper Look At the Hottest Websites and Web Apps Today Learn proven design solutions from the best companies out there today Carefully selected 63 web UI design patterns, almost 200 pages! Thorough yet concise: user problems followed by the design solution and illustrated examples GET THE BOOK UX DESIGN FOR STARTUPS A must read for any startup or grown-up company that wishes to keep its startup spirit and conquer the world with stunning UX Design. 127 pages of real-life based advice List of +60 UX Design Tools GET THE BOOK
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The T-Shirt industry is grossing at such an incredible rate these last few years. Everyone would love to get through the mysteries behind this business full of richness and opportunities. Jeff Finley, the man behind Go Media, recently launched his ebook Thread's Not Dead. An ebook about the essential strategy from the success and failures of some of the best in the t-shirt design scene We have 5 ebooks Thread's Not Dead to giveaway. To participate is very simple, just leave a comment in the comment box below with a valid email so we can contact you. Update: The Winners are Finestshirts, Ciprian Manolache, Istone012, Jwtdesign and Levon Cross. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everybody for participating. I'll contact the winners and we'll send your Thread's Not Dead Ebook! To get more information about Thread's Not Dead, you can visit ThreadsNotDead.com . Design, freelancing, band merchandise, personal branding, marketing, sales, printing & production, retail, e-commerce, and moreKey topics of Thread's Not Dead About Jeff Finley Jeff Finley is a designer and co-owner of Go Media. An Ohio native, he has a background in illustration and cg animation and has a passion for business, marketing, social media, and building communities around brands. He's been designing professionally since 2004 and got his start working with punk rock bands and indie clothing brands. Jeff was one of the original members of the t-shirt design community Emptees and won t-shirt of the year in 2007. In addition to designing shirts for major label bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and even Britney Spears, he has designed and consulted with several indie apparel brands like Declaration, Disciple, Cure Apparel, Paint the Stars and more. He's also founder of Weapons of Mass Creation Fest in Cleveland, Ohio in United States. For more information about Jeff Finley, you can visit JeffFinley.org , also check out the website of Go Media at GoMedia.us or simply follow him on Twitter @jeff_finley . This upcoming June, Jeff Finley will be throwing the Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, a grassroots arts, design and music event. For more information, make sure to check out WMCFest.com .
A few weeks ago we had an awesome article on how to promote your work online, where we told you the best sites to use as portfolio and all that. Today, we've got something really awesome for you guys. It's a Ebook called "How to Sell Art Online", which Gino Orlandi, the founder of Fuel for Art, gently gave us 2 copies. To get your hands in this fantastic ebook, all you have to do is send us a message via Twitter, telling us why you wanna win "How to Sell Art Online". The best 2 answers will get the prizes. This is something you guys really shoud got in your virtual bookshelves! “Fuel for Art Has All of the Inside Secrets About How to Sell Art Online That the Successful Artists Don’t Want You to Know.” Fuel for Art is a Must-Have for: Graphic designers who are looking to sell their work online Any type of fine artist that would like to make a great living doing what they love Career changers who are finally ready to maximize their creative talents Anyone poised to share their creative talents with the world…and make a profit! Artist, Brand Thyself! Did you know that you are a brand? You must develop an effective and memorable brand identity in order to Stand Out as a Successful Artist that can be taken seriously. Fuel for Art will show you how with lots of great tips culled from years of personal and business experience: How to visualize and accomplish your goals as an artist Creating an Effective Brand for your artist’s persona Networking in the artist’s community The best places to sell your art online How to make the most money possible as an artist Being a business-savvy artist And much, much more! So don't forget! To win this Ebook, you must send us a message via Twitter, telling us why you wanna win "How to Sell Art Online". The best 2 answers get theses babies home! Good luck everyone!