I need a Dribbble invitation

As you can see, I need a Dribbble invitation (player).

I have joined this incredible community some time ago but I am disappointed that I can’t post anything there. I’ve seen a lot of pages online that offers “free” invitations but there is mostly scam, as they request likes, posts or other things just to get a small chance to “win” the invitation.

I don’t know if it is for real or not, I haven’t tried yet, but if you have a Dribbble invitation and you like my work and style, please make me happy. I will advertise you on my website for doing this.

Thank you!

A typography study on known websites

Typography is very important for websites, mainly because is the best way to help users to read easily and to focus on the important parts of the text. Another aspect of the typography is that it makes the text beautiful and can give the user the needed mood to read and understand the message.

Here is a quick research on what fonts and font sizes are using some of the best known websites by designers:

apple.com

Apple is using Lucida Grande and Lucida Sans Unicode as primary fonts, starting with a font size of just 10px for the footer links, 12px for some elements like the secondary menu, 14px – 16px for paragraphs and 22px – 24px for most of the headings, excepting those displayed as pictures.

google.com

Google is a lot more classy, using Arial as primary font and small font sizes (12-13px). Even YouTube is using the same standards. Other Google pages are using another font: open sans and more appealing headings and styles.

smashingmagazine.com

This well known website uses Proxima Nova with fallback to Helvetica Neue and Arial. The headings font is Skolar. The font size for paragraphs is 16px, and 32px for the headings.

twitter.com

Twitter is using Helvetica Neue with Arial fallback for the content pages. The most common font sizes are 14px and 16px for paragraphs and 40px – 20px for headings.

graphicriver.com

Graphicriver as well as other Envato websites is more conservative by using Tahoma and small fonts (13px) for paragraphs, but for the big headings is using ProximaNovaSoft font and 38px size, while other headings have 24px and Helvetica Neue.

 

Simple web elements – free download

It is very useful when I need something nice but free for my working project or just to learn how others do it, and I search on Google and find it! Now is my turn to start giving something back to the community, and here it is!

Simple Web ElementsI’ve done a simple web elements design that seems to be very appreciated on deviantArt, counting over 2000 downloads in 6 months. You can download it for free here by clicking on the Download File link.

The included elements are:

  • buttons
  • form elements (select, textarea, checkbox, radio)
  • newsletter box
  • error messages
  • slider

I hope to enjoy it and feel free to comment here or on my deviantArt page. I have more interesting stuff to share with you in the near future, and I also recommend you to share all the valuable stuff you can. Someday good things will happen because of that 🙂

Websites that I follow

Here is a list of websites that I follow on my free time or when I need to find something useful for my work:

Design oriented websites:

CG community:

Tutorials:

Stock graphics and images:

Marketplaces:

IT news websites:

Other websites:

…and the list can go on forever!