What I wish I knew about creativity when I was 20
By Kevan Lee
Imagine you could go back in time and give your 20-year-old self a bit of advice on investing in the creative process, coming up with new ideas, and producing good, fun work.
5 essential elements of a successful 404 error page
By Rob Bowen
404 pages are one of the most overlooked aspects of any website design, and when they’re not overlooked, the tendency is to create something fun—in the hope that a bit of humour will lessen the user’s irritation at the missing information. Read More...
Source: Webdesigner Depot
The Best Typography-Based Sites of August 2014
By Jeremiah Shoah
This is the seventh instalment of Jeremiah's monthly feature on Type & Grids where he picks his favourite type-driven websites from the previous month and writes a about the typographic details behind the design.
Source: Type & Grids
How to make whitespace work on the Web
By Marc Schenker
I've noticed that quite a few RapidWeavers seem to be scared of white space and try to cram as much information as they can into small spaces without regard to creating elemental hierarchy. This article highlights some of the benefits of using white space to your advantage.
A Comprehensive Reading List for and by Designers
By Margaret Kelsey
Big bibliophiles that they are at InVision, they asked some of their favourite designers to recommend the book that inspired them the most this past year. Check out the 75 most popular answers and the top designers who recommend them, plus 5 inspiring periodicals.
Beyond Niches: Create the Ultimate Message
By Demian Farnworth
Finding your niche and trying to stand out if not dominate it is hard enough in the worldwide madding crowd. According to Copyblogger's Demian Farnworth, you need to understand your audience’s outlook and tap into their worldview.
Living up to Your (Business) Ideals
By Geoff Dimasi
Values? Ideals? Is there a place in your online business for such strange bedfellows as these? Geoff DiMasi thinks so. He says establishing a vision for your work and the way you evaluate prospective clients and projects is the way to get started.
Source: A List Apart
How to do a...
By Julie Zhou
Of course I have no ulterior motive for highlighting this article, but if you do find it informative — and even inspiring — enough to make you want to review a RapidWeaver addon for our readers, then feel free to draw your own conclusion and get in touch!
Is Metagaming Killing Your Marketing?
By Gregory Ciotti
Nice title, not sure it actually makes any sense in my understanding of the term but nevertheless it's still an interesting article about the dangers of using 'one size fits all' methods of marketing, where 'best practices' are the metagame that can stifle innovation.