Apr 10

Mailserver improvements

Posted by Tim Bertens on 10/04/2014

Better spam protection for our mailserver using RPD from Cyren

Apr 09

Creating text effects in Photoshop

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 09/04/2014

In this tutorial, i’m showing some text effects that can be applied using the effects panel in Photoshop. First, i’m giving some research tips and references, next i’ll show the final result of the text effect and give step-by-step instructions on how to apply the text effects. Resources, fonts and textures that are showcased in the effects are listed at the end in References.

Mar 21

Tutorial on how to make your sketch an app icon

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 21/03/2014

I wrote a step-by-step tutorial on how to convert your sketch to a full vector app icon.

Mar 14

RetroInk

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 14/03/2014

RetroInk is a massive Illustrator pack with a bundle of Graphic Styles from RetroSupply. These add-ons can be used for textures, for type, brushes, swatches etc.. I bought this huge Illustrator Kit from Creative Market and am experimenting with it now. It looks a great way to spice up your designs.

Mar 13

Font Men

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 13/03/2014

Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones: before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.

Mar 11

Amazing Photoshop actions for building iOS 7 user interfaces

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 11/03/2014

Jérémy Paul posted a animated gif on Dribbble demonstrating a collection of Photoshop Actions to create iOS 7 iPhone mockups. No need to download a PSD and alter.
You can watch and read about the actions here

Feb 26

Bene is taking a winter break

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 26/02/2014

Bene is taking a winter break from 28th of February till the 9th of March 2014.

Feb 12

Style guide collection

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 12/02/2014

Lately, i have been doing more and more style guides to guide my clients in their online presence.
Last week, an excellent article “Getting Started With Pattern Libraries”  by Anna Debenham was published on A List Apart explaining the steps to take for coding and maintaining a pattern library. Anna explains how she did the ALA style guide, for web designers to use as guidance. She also wrote a book about this Front-end Style Guides, published by Five Simple Steps.

Feb 05

Mike Monteiro - How Designers Destroyed the World

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 05/02/2014

I like to watch this talk by Mike Monteiro from Webstock 13 titled “How Designers Destroyed the World”. It’s a great inspiration directed to designers and the responsibility that comes with design. Mike Monteiro also wrote an absolute must-read book “Design is a job” published by A Book Apart.

Jan 24

Apple - Mac 30 - Thirty years of innovation

Posted by Benedikte Vanderweeën on 24/01/2014

Thirty years ago, the Mac put the power of technology in everyone’s hands, launching a generation of innovators who continue to change the world. This video celebrates some of those pioneers and the incredible impact they’ve made.

Apple - Mac 30 - Thirty years of innovation

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    We write about subjects that are related to our business in web design and the other services we offer. Mostly, I write about projects we have done for our clients, some tutorials on software we use, about creative processes and side projects I am working on when not working on client projects. We appreciate your time here on our website, thanks! In case you want to reach out, please send an e-mail to benedikte at bene dot be.