Extensis has released their annual Font Management Best Practices guide for macOS. I grab the PDF every year, if for no other reason than they always provide a list of required fonts for the current Mac OS version. This allows me to remove so many fonts I don’t use and aren’t necessary to run the system.
Grab a number of security apps for Mac OS X (will probably work with macOS Sierra as well), absolutely free. Some are useful to the average user, others may require you to know a bit about what you’re doing.
This is some fantastic advice for designers of all disciplines, but particularly web designers. Ask good questions. The right questions. This is the foundation of a good creative brief.
My personal favorite is to simply ask “what is the goal?” The article even illustrates it almost exactly how I typically phrase it.
Janice Gervais at A List Apart covers that question and more, and ends the article with a bit of design truth: “Your work reflects your level of understanding.”
Adobe InDesign’s Baseline Shift feature is designed for moving a character up or down a little bit—and it’s great for when a bullet is too low, or a trademark symbol needs to move down, or something like that. But it was not designed for setting the vertical position of a whole line or paragraph!
David Blatner has a great run-through at InDesign Secrets on how and when to properly adjust the Baseline of your text.
Companies use color to trigger an emotion from us. Here’s a great little article about why designers choose the colors they do.
Adobe has updated Photoshop to CC 2017, bringing a few new features worth taking a look at. This article provides a good rundown of them. I’m not sure if I like the brand new dialog for creating new documents, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it quickly.