typography

Typekit – typographers best friend

Typekit is one of the many applications that I keep up my sleeve when I am designing. Typekit is a source of great fonts and it partners with some of the world's leading type foundries. I particularly enjoy using Typekit as it integrates perfectly with my other Adobe applications. When I am working on one … Continue reading Typekit – typographers best friend

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Augmented Reality and smart phones

My wife and I are redesigning our backyard, and we are getting to the stage where we are required to draw up plans. I came across an application for my iPhone the other day called magicplan. I used it to create a plan of our backyard so that I could draw up a reasonable looking … Continue reading Augmented Reality and smart phones

Outsourcing with online jobs – Upwork

Upwork Freelance Value At Bailey Street Design we have been using Upwork for our non core activities, such as research, social media engagement, Search Engine Optimisation, content management. What is Upwork? Upwork (Formerly known as oDesk) is one of the largest online outsourcing workplace where clients and contractors meet to establish and agree on work terms and … Continue reading Outsourcing with online jobs – Upwork

Tooltips – Embedded Assistance

A tooltip is an on screen function that displays information automatically on mouse over, and click tips that display information for the user when they click on a specific area of the screen.  A tooltip is often referred to as embedded user assistance. Context Sensitive Tooltip 1 Hover over the sentence below! There are various … Continue reading Tooltips – Embedded Assistance

Tracking – allows headlines to breathe

Tracking gives headings breathing space I was reading through International Traveller magazine and I noticed the use of generous tracking between the letters of the country destinations . TRACKING involves the overall spacing between letters. When fonts are created, the letter spacing will be set in the definition of each character.  In order to create … Continue reading Tracking – allows headlines to breathe

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Feedly – get your content to come to you

As a web design professional I like to keep up-to-date as possible with industry news and developments.  Over the years I have been able to develop my own strategies for keeping up with the news that I want to read.  I was sad to see Google Reader go and I used it to keep track … Continue reading Feedly – get your content to come to you

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Street art Newtown

Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown.  Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses.  Simon and his team (Toby the studio dog) are passionate about visual … Continue reading Street art Newtown

Visual diary with Evernote and Press Reader

I have a subscription to Press Reader which affords me the opportunity to read magazines from all around the world.   One of activities that I enjoyed when I studied Graphic Design was the practice of keeping a 'visual diary'. A visual diary is important because it inspires creativity, it preserves design of the past, … Continue reading Visual diary with Evernote and Press Reader

Web design and “seeing” space

Visual designers see things differently, a matter, I suppose, both of instinct and of training.  An example is the concept of "positive" and "negative" space.  A designer looking at an object may be comprehending not only the object itself  (positive space) but the space around it (negative space).  In what looks to many of us … Continue reading Web design and “seeing” space