Posted 24.06.2017 @ 6.50AM
::I still think of this as the new forum. The only thing that bugs me is when you edit a post and the apostrophes come out as entities.::
LOL! The apostrophe thing is a bit of a pain.
It seems to be when you write a long post or take a while doing it.
When you submit it it doesn't post so you have to click back and re-submit it.
It then posts it with the apostrophes replaced with something like "&*:@^".
I've took to copying what I've written and pasting it again after refreshing.
Posted 22.06.2017 @ 7.48PM
I never stray much further than the 'Latest News" (front page) and the forum.
Personally I think AIF is one of the best design sites on the web and so is the forum.
Yes it has slowed down recently but I always stop by this site at least once a day.
I know it's only on the forum but the "Recent Work" thread is always my favourite due to the consistent, amazing quality of the work and it's pretty spam free.
I can echo pretty much all of the above without wanting to sound critical.
I do find the menu a but topic heavy which kind of puts me off digging through the site so maybe the KISS approach maybe better?
I'd kind of forgotten about the folio section which is why I probably haven't updated and added to mine in an age.
I would like to see more news and articles personally.
Maybe open it up a bit to guest writers or submissions?
Bottom line. I love AIF which is why I've visited it for so long.
You guys do a great job.
Posted 25.05.2017 @ 8.10PM
It's a tricky one but...
At the end of the day design isn't rocket science is it?
It just about shapes, colours, type and throwing them together in an unoffencive way so you can get paid.
Computers do most of the work anyway and you can easily learn what you need from Youtube.
Save your time and money for partying, getting high and having fun.
At least that's what I tell my kids. ;)
Posted 30.03.2017 @ 4.34PM
@scotty - haha that's awesome, I used to love TDR. Umm not as long as I thought but thats probably because its modular and probably from start to finish on the typeface was probably like 10 hours work?
@theunderdog - good on you for doing pro-bono work for NFP's, I try to do a few a year, I think it's a good way I can donate to causes and groups I support too. I did the survey :)
Posted 07.11.2016 @ 2.45PM
@Scotty - I'm late to the party, but there's nothing worse than a screen poker. Particularly when you're on an older LCD monitor and you get that psychedelic explosion from where they thought it necessary to dig in their finger.
@Adamdesigns - I've had more than one art director lean on my shoulder while I was doing something. I'm 6'3", so I think they often do it as a bit of a power play.
@Jamesb - Nice work man!
Posted 02.10.2016 @ 5.52PM
Thanks @scotty and solid work with the wall piece, looks fun to do?
In the meantime:
Work in progress. Once again experimenting with photoshop brushes and photo montage. Got a bit to go with this one though the foundations are in.
Posted 24.06.2016 @ 2.53PM
@pongo81 - sounds like a great gift and as @scotty was saying, even the new bamboo's are great value, the one I have at work, although I don't use it, is pretty good!
I just ordered a 13inch cintiq hd, should arrive in the next couple of days, I'm pretty excited as I never really got used to the idea of drawing whilst not being able to see directly where the pen is.