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Nov 26

Blue Beanie Day

12 comments 2007 at 11.50 am posted by Veerle Pieters

It’s been a few years now since I decided to throw all the old school methods out the door and commit myself in supporting Web Standards in every single website project. Today is “Blue Beanie Day”, in honor of Jeffrey Zeldman’s photo on the cover of his book, “Designing with Web Standards”.

Nov 19

Creating seamless patterns in Illustrator

40 comments 2007 at 02.11 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

One of the frequest questions I get from readers is how you create seamless patterns in Illustrator. Today I’ll explain how I create such patterns and how you can scale and rotate them using different settings in the Scale tool options.

Nov 13

Illustrator Pen tool exercises

49 comments 2007 at 01.05 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

People really seem to like my Illustrator tutorials, but I do receive a lot of e-mail with one common question “How did you create those curvy lines used in motion trails?” The first thing that you need to master and become proficient in is the Pen tool.

Nov 10

Server move this weekend

19 comments 2007 at 01.32 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

This weekend will mark another milestone in my little blogs history as my site will migrate to new servers. It’s like when you are grown up and you are ready to leave the parents to explore the big world. Luckily I am in the capable hands of the good folks of EngineHosting to make this as smooth as possible.

Nov 07

Designs for the Duoh! website that didn’t make it

38 comments 2007 at 02.26 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

For me it’s usually a bit of fun to talk about a successful finished project. Every design project is a challenge, because it’s always different. Whether it’s a logo design or website design, to me, working on my own projects is the most difficult thing. That’s probably the case for every graphic designer. Because people have mailed me about when the new would be online, I thought I’ll share some of the designs that didn’t make it and explain my thinking process and why I rejected them.

Nov 05

No More Volume Logic

25 comments 2007 at 05.08 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

After updating to Leopard I noticed that a plugin that I really love wasn’t working anymore. I’m talking about Volume Logic, an audio enhancement plugin for iTunes. My first reaction was to go to their website and see if they had an alert or update for Leopard.

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