Howdesign.com, HOW magazine’s web extension, describes itself as “ abc The Graphic Design Community’s Trusted Source for Creative Inspiration, Business Advice, and Tools of the Trade xyz ” which is, for once, an accurate self-description. This site offers helpful articles, tips, and links that are aimed at everyone from students to employers that come from professionals within the industry.
Howdesign.com offers a dizzying amount of content and links, as some categories from the Navigate drop-down menu also include a sub-menu, but it’s indexed and described in a logical, straight-forward manner. Some of the stand-out categories include:
HOW has done an excellent job of creating a true extension of its magazine, steering away from the easy-out of cannibalizing editorial from its print version. It has kept its site relevant with frequent updates and has created a true community that you’ll want to visit again and again.
Reviewer: Brian Seguin, FIDM Library Staff Member