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I love the the Litmus newsletters. Even though I'm no longer involved in email marketing I subscribe for the pure aesthetic pleasure of it.
Didn't MySpace start this trend over a year ago with their new design?
When I used to freelance, I got along fine accepting checks, and was pretty happy using Billings for invoicing: https://www.marketcircle.com/billingspro/
Great example of using reveal.js to its full potential. Lovely.
I think SVGs work fine if you know you will always use your icons at a size that is not very small (e.g. bigger than 24x24).
If you are using icons at smaller sizes (e.g. 16x16), and are obsessed about how sharp they look on normal and high-res screens, then I really think going with PNGs is still a better option. That's because that way you have control over every pixel.
Here's a classic example: let's say there's small circle in the middle of your icon, and you have to use the icon at 12 x 12. You'll get a much sharper-looking circle at that size by using hexagon shape rather than an actual circle: https://dribbble.com/shots/417477-Pro-Tip-2 There are all sorts of other 'hacks' that you do when working at small sizes to make your icons appear sharp.
You can't use any of those hacks if you are going to use a one-size-fits-all SVG, and simply scaling it down to 12x12.
I worked for several small startups (max. twenty people) for a few years, before moving to a large company (tens of thousands). I went from being the only designer in the company, to one of twenty+ designers on a single product team.
Some of the things you potentially give up are: influence, speed at which you see your work launched, and pace at which you learn new things.
Some of the things you potentially gain are: getting to focus on -and potentially specialize in- a single area, learning how to work within large teams, and having more resources to draw upon.
It's a hard choice. You can have a lot of fun working at a startup, and produce a greater body of work for the same time you'd spend in a large company. You'll also enjoy more influence, that could potentially have a significant impact on your overall work satisfaction.
On the other hand, there are some things - specially people skills - that you can only learn by working for a larger company. Also if the company is one that is well-known, you will notice a difference in how you are regarded by outsiders. This is perhaps a sad thing about human nature - because YOU know that your skills haven't changed - but simply being associated with a big company can make you more visible and more highly regarded.
I still like it because of its simplicity. It may sound stupid but perhaps the biggest use for me is the ability to carry out discussions via email, while being able to go back to the thread on basecamp and view the discussion in isolation from your regular email inbox noise.
lovely animations. Also how you can change the colors on your blog is pretty neat. Although I didn't get the colored squares on the top left when you are inside a post.
Really well thought out. One thing I'm personally always paranoid about when I put boarding pass or other papers inside my passport, is if they accidentally slip and fall out. So, taking a leaf from this design, perhaps if the folded part of the boarding pass could come over and on top of the passport, acting as a hook and preventing the boarding pass to fall out.
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