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Join Us For The 2019 AIGA Conference + Design Week Portland

This week, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), is hosting it's annual Design Conference in Pasadena, CA. With over 90 speakers and big name brands (e.g. Adobe, IBM) attending, there will be lots to cover. We're excited to see Roman Mars - the creator of the popular design podcast 99% Invisible - host this year's conference.

Speaking of design conferences, this week's .design site spotlight was inspired by a great connection we made last year at Adobe Max. Check out below to learn more.


Design Week Portland #DWP

And if you are in Portland, Oregon next week and want to meet the team behind .design, come join us at our Open House during Design Week Portland.

When: April 9th, 2019; 4 PM to 7PM
Where: 707 SW Washington St, STE 1100 Portland, OR 97205
What: A casual meet & greet to meet the team and register a .design domain name (if you don't already have one!). Plus free food + drink!

Hope to see you there!
Sam Torrey


This week's .design Site Spotlight goes to...

We were at the Adobe Max Design Conference last year, when Brandon Reader introduced himself and visited our booth. We started to explain the purpose of .design and he mentioned that he already had one! After pouring a lot of time and soul getting it to look and function the way he envisioned, he reached out to share it. And wow, the result,, did not disappoint! This is a great website to learn from in terms of clearly communicating the types of design you can offer. The navigation of the site makes it easy to check out past projects or contact Brandon. And the dark grey, futuristic headers contrasting with the white background below the fold on each page help create a visual continuity throughout the site.

Have a .design site you'd like to nominate? Let us know and we might feature it in the next .design digest.

THE DIGEST Designed Chaos. Building the visual identity for Season two of Airbnb Design Talks

How do you design a system around the topic of chaos? Meredith Schomburg discusses how they strategized the second season launch of Airbnb Design-Talks. The Airbnb Design Talks are a series of presentations from various speakers on how there are patterns in chaos.

How To Convince Your Team To Adopt CSS Grid

Michelle Barker presents a nice article on how using CSS Grid, (despite browser support issues) is a good way to go when designing web pages. CSS In Real Life has a neat domain name extension too: .info
15 Free Google Slide Templates

Have you ever noticed that the features in the Google Suite (e.g. Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides) don't always 100% match the tools that you're used to in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint? Sometimes trying to do a simple effect in Google Slides is cumbersome. Here's some free Google Slide templates to speed up your workflow. Thanks to Brenda Stokes Barron & Speckyboy blog for sharing!

UI Practices That Work All The Time

 Justine Win discusses proper alignment, typefaces and more...
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