Shelley Bassett




typography books

6 Typography Books Every Designer Needs

What typography books does a budding designer need? Here are 6 essentials to any library.

Designers are well known for having a vast library of resources, but if you’re new to the field, where should you start? Here are 6 typography books that every designer needs to add to their collection.

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Using the new Gutenberg editor in WordPress

Using the Gutenberg Editor

I've installed WordPress's new Gutenberg editor on a few of my websites now. Here's how it interacted with my current and custom themes

WordPress’s new Gutenberg editor has been a controversial addition to the platform since its announcement. But after experiencing the editor with the optional plugin, I’ve come to love it. It’s a refreshing experience to the WordPress editor.

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Fitbit Alta HR

5 Reasons I Love FitBit

I've owned a FitBit for a while now, and I'm a bit of a fan. Theses are my top 5 reasons to use FitBit products

My weight (and also general health) has been all over the place for a while now. It’s taking some serious commitment to try and bring it back into line, and while I don’t feel like I’m succeeding yet, there is one tool that’s really helping. I’m using a couple of different FitBit products to help monitor, track and motivate me to make a lasting change in my life. (more…)

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Making the switch to MailerLite

I've recently moved all my email marketing from MailChimp to MailerLite. Here's why you should too.

A few months ago I set up a MailChimp account to manage my email marketing, and what a roller coaster that was! Now, I’m using MailerLite and everything is smooth sailing. This isn’t sponsored by MailerLite, I just really love the service they’re providing! Here’s why I made the switch, and why you should consider it too.


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Should I use Fontself?

I've found a nifty little tool called Fontself. If you have Illustrator or Photoshop, this could be the font solution you're looking for!

I love lettering. I jump at every chance I get to play with letters. It’s where my love of fonts comes from. Many are based from simple scribbles in my skechbook. But transforming pencil sketches into a usable font can be quite a task. I’ve used many different applications to do this in the past, but now I can use a simple plug-in. Fontself integrates seamlessly with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and is a time-saving solution for artists and designers. (more…)

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Art and Fear

Art and Fear | Book Review

I read "Art and Fear"... And it wasn't quite what I expected. These are my thoughts and feelings about what the book presented.

At the recommendation of a YouTube video, I picked up this book to try and help myself succeed a little more. Art and Fear, written by David Bayles and Ted Orland was meant to help me find some direction and the confidence to finish things. I’ve read some inspiring books, some that have helped to change me a little for the better. I had high hopes for this book too. (more…)

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