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Where to easily find free CC0 images for your projects

Where to find free CC0 images for your projects

More and more sites offer great images under Creative Commons 4 – CC BY 4.0 you can use for free. This is great if you can actually attribute the author. If you can’t attribute for any reason (sometimes clients won’t let you, sometimes it’s hard to add yet another attribution on the poster where you have already so many legal text), you could always look for images under the Creative Commons CC0 licence. CC0 licences don’t require attribution, but to thank the authors …Continue reading

How an agency would rather commit plagiarism than credit me for my Illustration under CC-BY

How an agency would rather commit plagiarism than credit me for my Illustration under CC-BY

Some of you following me might have seen some French tweets about some kind of plagiarism and me getting a little bit pissed of about Creative Commons attribution and asked me what was going on. So in case you are wondering, this is what happened. Just to be clear, I mostly don’t care about plagiarism, what is irritating here is the dishonesty of somebody who does not want to credit an author for an illustration he would be allowed to use by …Continue reading

Illustrator and the messy export of SVG symbols (for the moment)

Illustrator and the messy export of SVG symbols (for the moment)

In her beautiful article “Structuring, Grouping, and Referencing in SVG – The <g>, <use>, <defs> and <symbol> Elements” Sara Soueidan wrote about the SVG <symbol> element. To put it short (but you really SHOULD read the article) you can use <symbol> to group elements together and be able to re-use them later in your SVG. It looked like it works exactly like Illustrator symbols work so I was really curious and wondered if Illustrator was able to export some SVG …Continue reading

Tips to Create an Accessible and Contrasted Color Palette

Tips to Create an Accessible Color Palette

Color contrast is something really important in Web Design:  it will help users read your text and get a clear understanding of your content. Color contrast and colors accessibility scares a lot of designers too. Some are afraid that color accessibility will limit the color palette they will be allowed to use and so their creativity.  Some think that color accessibility is “only for people with some sort of color blindness disease” so it does not concern their target audience. …Continue reading

Interface Animations and Transitions: where to get inspiration

Interface Animations and Transitions : where to get inspiration

In UI and UX design every little detail tends to count more and more. Providing the user with small transitions and animations between interface elements is today part of the global user experience of both native application and websites. The great “Transitional Interfaces” shall give you more details on how some small little animation can have a deep impact on user experience. And it’s our job as Web Designer to imagine those interactions. But it might not always be easy, …Continue reading