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  • 12 Designers & Their Smartphone Screens

    HOW Design » HOW Blog
    Amanda Aszman
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am
    Recently, art director Adam Ladd found himself wondering, How much of a designer’s interests and personality is revealed when looking at their smartphone screens? Given that there is an incredible number of mobile apps in existence today, an infinite number of images at our disposal for backgrounds, and limitless customization options for the design savvy, the HOW team was willing to bet you could learn quite a bit about a designer by looking at his or her smartphone screens. Too curious to go on simply wondering and betting, we reached out to a handful of designers we know and…
  • UX Design Trends & Forecast for 2015/16

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    Jacob Cass
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Sophia. Of late, I have been attending various conversations which involve user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). Being a web designer it is incumbent on me to clear all the doubts. Due to the similarity between these terms, a lot of people are getting confused and are unable to understand their intricacies. In fact, people believe UI and UX to be same terms with two different names. But in reality, both these terminologies vary drastically – be it in terms of their meaning or technicalities. UX vs UI in a layman’s language I was seriously…
  • 21st Annual Fonts Festival : Videos of type, typography, lettering and more

    Graphic Design & Publishing Center
    Fred Showker
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    After about a decade of fonts festivals -- once YouTube became main stream -- videos about type, calligraphy, lettering and typography began to become available on the web! For the past four years or so videos on the subject have proliferated -- today there are tens of thousands of videos online all about typography. Some are just typing with music. Many are instructional. Here are just a few we've picked out for this year's venue -- but offer a lot of opportunities once you begin to discover their authors. Have fun read more
  • Amazing tools for the e-Commerce web designer

    Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog
    Mirko
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:10 am
    With plenty of useful free tools for the web designer’s toolbox, it gets you wondering: What about those web designers who are focused on building ecommerce stores? An ecommerce website is far from simple, and it requires tools and design tactics that you generally wouldn’t need when creating a standard website. From shopping cart plugins […] The post Amazing tools for the e-Commerce web designer appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • West Liberty graphic design students to assist non-profit groups - West Virginia MetroNews

    "graphic+design" - Google News
    30 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    West Virginia MetroNewsWest Liberty graphic design students to assist non-profit groupsWest Virginia MetroNewsWHEELING, W.Va. — Senior graphic design students at West Liberty University are taking a class to offer their skills to local non-profit organizations and start-up companies. “The purpose for it is to allow our senior graphic designers to kind of
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    Graphic Design & Publishing Center

  • 21st Annual Fonts Festival : Videos of type, typography, lettering and more

    Fred Showker
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    After about a decade of fonts festivals -- once YouTube became main stream -- videos about type, calligraphy, lettering and typography began to become available on the web! For the past four years or so videos on the subject have proliferated -- today there are tens of thousands of videos online all about typography. Some are just typing with music. Many are instructional. Here are just a few we've picked out for this year's venue -- but offer a lot of opportunities once you begin to discover their authors. Have fun read more
  • Photoshop : Deke McClelland teaches creating Hobbit text

    Deke McClelland - Lynda.com Training
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Celebrating Lynda this month, we get a FREE Photoshop and Illustrator tutorial from Lynda.com -- Deke McClelland shows you how to create a type treatment similar to the one used in the logo for The Hobbit, and an invitation to the FREE Lynda.com traning pages for DTG readers! read more
  • 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #1

    Fred Showker
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    Here we go kicking off the twenty-first annual fonts festival. Kind of hard to believe we started this in 1994! Where were you in 1994? My favorite part of the annual fonts fest is just searching for cool entries and resources to share with the DT&G readers! read more
  • 21st Annual Fonts Festival : fonts, lettering and typography surf #2

    Fred Showker
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    This issue visits two distinctively different creative resources in typography -- first, we'll meet Casey Ligon and her wonderfully fresh type and lettering designs, then move on to a striking poster by Franz Werner! Follow along . . . read more
  • Creative Tidbits #195: Fabian Font, Design Not Adobe, the future of Design

    Fred Showker
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    There's a lot more to design than Photoshop or Illustrator. The sooner new designers discover it's not the software that makes the designer, they'll all be better off. That's why I really enjoyed seeing this week's topics! TheFutureByDesign: The future is functionFor Designers of all Kinds, NOT AdobeBeyno by Fabian KornHave a great time . . . read more
 
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    Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog

  • Amazing tools for the e-Commerce web designer

    Mirko
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:10 am
    With plenty of useful free tools for the web designer’s toolbox, it gets you wondering: What about those web designers who are focused on building ecommerce stores? An ecommerce website is far from simple, and it requires tools and design tactics that you generally wouldn’t need when creating a standard website. From shopping cart plugins […] The post Amazing tools for the e-Commerce web designer appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Rings that you can assemble for more stylish hand fashion

    Mirko
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Is it possible to wear several rings without looking like a pimp? The answer is yes, especially if you wear DAINTY Me’s jewellery. This Etsy shop sells rings that work together to form the cutest animals. Usually formed of three pieces, the sets can create a squirrel chasing a nut, a duck, crane, or fox […] The post Rings that you can assemble for more stylish hand fashion appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Keeping: A New Approach to Managing Customer Service

    Mirko
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:32 pm
    If you use Gmail to help run a small business, then Keeping is a tool that you would do well to investigate. Traditionally there have been two main ways of managing customer support requests. Some businesses try to manage them as a part of general company email, but it can become difficult to maintain track of […] The post Keeping: A New Approach to Managing Customer Service appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Milo lamp by Lightovo

    Mirko
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:24 pm
    This lamp is a subtle mix of transparency, elegance, and clever design. Milo is a creation by Lightovo, an interior and product design company from Poland. The gorgeous glass shade can contain a small or medium-sized lamp to connect you with nature and further decorate your home. With Milo, you can have a tiny “greenhouse” […] The post Milo lamp by Lightovo appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • When marketing takes it to the streets: 10 amazing campaigns

    Mirko
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
    The large quantity of ads in urban environments makes it harder and harder to stand out in the crowd for advertisers. Nowadays you need to show some extra creatitivy if you want to get noticed, like the following brands did. 1. The IKEA bus stop This French campaign for IKEA takes over a bus stop, […] The post When marketing takes it to the streets: 10 amazing campaigns appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
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    "graphic+design" - Google News

  • West Liberty graphic design students to assist non-profit groups - West Virginia MetroNews

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    West Virginia MetroNewsWest Liberty graphic design students to assist non-profit groupsWest Virginia MetroNewsWHEELING, W.Va. — Senior graphic design students at West Liberty University are taking a class to offer their skills to local non-profit organizations and start-up companies. “The purpose for it is to allow our senior graphic designers to kind of
  • 6 Skills to Become a Graphic Designer - Tech Cocktail

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:03 am
    Tech Cocktail6 Skills to Become a Graphic DesignerTech CocktailAre you talented in the visual arts and thinking about starting your career in the graphic design industry? Most jobs in the graphic design sector require a creative mind and a original approach to problem solution. But to be an outstanding graphic
  • Graphic Design Club completely revamps itself - Arizona Daily Wildcat

    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Arizona Daily WildcatGraphic Design Club completely revamps itselfArizona Daily WildcatThe Graphic Design and Illustration club has historically served as a program for undergraduate students looking to enter the selective University of Arizona College of Fine Arts School of Art. The program requires a full portfolio for admission, and
  • Redesign Rundown: How 3 Businesses Sought Help From Hudson Valley Graphic Design - Westchester Magazine (blog)

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    Westchester Magazine (blog)Redesign Rundown: How 3 Businesses Sought Help From Hudson Valley Graphic DesignWestchester Magazine (blog)Violante, armed with a degree in communications design from the Parsons School of Design, launched Hudson Valley Graphic Design (HVGD) in Croton-On-Hudson in 1991 to offer small business owners specialized services in logo design, website design, ...and more »
  • Regional chamber to host program on graphic design - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

    22 Aug 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Regional chamber to host program on graphic designMid Columbia Tri City HeraldThe program is 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center, 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick. This program will teach businesses how to craft graphic design for company brand image, professionalism, communication and more.
 
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    Dexigner

  • Morpholio Journal: The Sketchbook Disrupted

    Levent Ozler
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am
    Morpholio recently launched Journal, an infinite sketchbook app that lets photographers, artists, writers, or members of any creative culture to write, draw, sketch, collage, paint, or color on anything, anywhere.
  • thirty: Exhibition Celebrates 30th Anniversary of The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography

    Dexigner
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:58 am
    thirty, an exhibition celebrating 30 years of one of the first archives devoted to graphic design, opens at the 41 Cooper Gallery on September 10.
  • Pixar: The Design of Story

    Dexigner
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    Pixar: The Design of Story, on view at the Cooper Hewitt from October 8 through August 7, examines the collaborative design process behind Pixar Animation Studios. Featuring original artwork, including rarely seen hand-drawn sketches, paintings and sculptures, the exhibition reveals how Pixar develops popular characters, fosters emotional connection to its films and, ultimately, how the design process is at the studio's core.
  • Like Me: Our Bond with Brands

    Dexigner
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    Curated by Lippincott - the creative consultancy behind the Coca-Cola ribbon, the Campbell's soup label and the latest Starbucks siren, Like Me: Our Bond with Brands exhibition will examine the power of the bond between people and brands.
  • Midas Awards 2015: Call for Entries

    Dexigner
    23 Aug 2015 | 12:54 am
    The 2015 Midas Awards is open for entries. The competition recognizes excellence in financial marketing and advertising on a global scale.
 
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    CreativePro.com » Graphics

  • Scanning Around With Gene: How to Look Like a Real Photographer

    Gene Gable
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Originally published August 6, 2008 When I was in high school I spent a great deal of time hiding behind a 35mm Nikkormat camera under the guise of taking pictures for the yearbook. I noticed pretty early that kids with cameras around their necks were less likely to get beaten up, and there was a certain anonymity that comes from continually obscuring your face. Not a bad thing for a 16-year-old. Of course those were the days before digital technology added screens to the backs of cameras. If you wanted to compose a shot, you had no choice but to hold the camera up to your eye and look…
  • Scanning Around With Gene: Coffee in My Cup

    Gene Gable
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Originally published January 8, 2010 I’m a latecomer to the whole coffee thing, having taken up the beverage in my thirties, mostly out of boredom after meals as I sat playing with my napkin while others enjoyed their hot drink. But after the slow beginning I was hooked, and soon I lined up at Starbucks for my daily coffee fix along with everyone else. In honor of us addicts, today’s column surveys coffee advertising from 1942 to 1963 that I’ve culled from various magazines. Click on any image for a larger version. At the beginning of this period, coffee was still being…
  • Scanning Around With Gene: Great Pulp Magazine Covers

    Gene Gable
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Originally published March 9, 2012 Pulp magazines and paperbacks, published from 1896 through the 1950s, are one of my favorite genres and are the source of an unlimited amount of interesting illustration, writing and advertising. I’ve decided today to feature one of my favorite artists, Mort Künstler, who is best known for his more contemporary historical artwork of the Civil War and Old West. But in his early days Künstler was a prolific illustrator for men’s magazines and pulp paperbacks. Thanks to a terrific website called pulpcovers I was able to find both the original Künstler…
  • Scanning Around With Gene: The Old Way of Photo Retouching

    Gene Gable
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Originally posted March 16, 2012 I’ve never been much of an artist, though I did, early in my career, have several opportunities to do some basic black and white photo retouching — mostly taking out a background, fixing a flaw or trying to tone down glare from reflected light. These tasks were done back then not on the computer, but with a set of special photo-retouch paints and a variety of fine brushes. Sometimes in a pinch we’d use a black Sharpie or a soft pencil. In those days you did whatever was necessary to achieve your final result, regardless of how bad it looked on the…
  • Scanning Around With Gene: Getting into the Swim of Things

    Gene Gable
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:31 pm
    My mother was what I like to call a safety Nazi, and of all the calamities that could befall small children, drowning was the most feared. So from a very early age we were carted off to the Smith Park pool in San Gabriel, California to take swimming lessons. And while my memories of those times are a little fuzzy, I do recall the smell of the chlorine and the fear of getting my head under the water. And of course of my mother sitting just beyond the fence, watching like a hawk. The best part of swimming lessons was the snow cone that came at the end as a reward for not drowning. For many…
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    DesignFloat | Published News | Graphic Design

  • How To Use Colors In Graphic Design For Impact

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:05 am
    It is vital for designers to know about emotional quotient of colors & online tools to pick the perfect colors for their graphic design project
  • Exclusive Freebie : 36 Social Media Icons from DryIcons.com

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Icons are an important part of the design world, If selected with extra care and used the right way, the overall design one is working on can be help deliver amazing results. Designers need to be extra cautious while looking for the elements that all together make a superb design. From fonts to icons, and colors, there are lot many elements that need to be selected keeping in mind the end result one would want to deliver.
  • 40+ Web Design Conferences to Attend in September 2015

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Learning is a never ending process. No matter how professional you are, how many years you have been working in the same field, you should keep yourself posted with latest techniques and trends. Web Design is one field that asks creative genuinenesses to contentiously learn about the latest developments, trends, tools, experiences and much more. Web Design Conferences to attend has become our regular post that we keep coming up with each month in the scheduled time to help you all make up your mind as to which one(s) you would want to be part of.
  • 5 Helpful Gadgets for Freelance Designers - GrowthHackers

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    Jaasta Keyboard, 3DOODLER, Sensu Brush, Intuous Pen and Moleskine Notebook are top 5 useful design gadgets that will surely helpful for freelance designers.
  • Inspiring Logo Design Ideas for Construction & Tools Businesses

    25 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    Construction and tools businesses can seek inspiration from top 10 inspiring logo designs and get such effective logos designed to boost their business.
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    Next Big Design

  • This Week In Design & Brand Strategy: 8/24/15 - 8/28/15

    28 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    The world of design is expanding into all sorts of different markets while also keeping to the markets it steadily began in. Vehicle and car styling, which might surprise some and might be common knowledge to others, all begins in Southern California. When you see a BMW or Mercedes, odds are it was originally conceptualized in the sunny state of California. In an article from Huffington Post
  • FUSE 2016 Call for Presenters: Deadline September 4th

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    Production has begun for FUSE 2016! Iconic AND Inclusive, FUSE unites top design leaders and brand executives to share stories about fusing strategy and design with a focus on Designing Brands with Purpose.  The 20th annual FUSE is taking place April 4- 6, 2016 in Miami, FL. We are recruiting speakers to bring FUSE to life in 2016. The submission deadline is Friday, September 4, 2015. All
  • This Week In Design & Brand Strategy: 8/17/15 - 8/21/15

    21 Aug 2015 | 8:12 am
    Can you build and design a blueprint for innovation? This was the question being asked in an article on Fast Company discussing a groundbreaking new design to build an innovation district in Miami, Florida. The design of this new district is described like so: “a gleaming building wrapped around an expansive tree-filled courtyard. All the walls are glass so you can see what's happening in the
  • This Week In Design & Brand Strategy: 8/10/15 - 8/14/15

    14 Aug 2015 | 9:23 am
    Showers are great right? We all enjoy them, but we also know how much water is wasted with them and how much we pay for water as a result. But what if we could have a shower that is just as efficient as it was delightful? Well worry no longer friends! According to an article posted on Fast Company’s website this week, there is a shower head by the name of “Nebia” that accomplishes this task. “
  • This Week In Design & Brand Strategy: 8/3/15 - 8/7/15

    7 Aug 2015 | 7:25 am
    Are you on Vine? If you are you’ve probably either seen or heard about the new Lowe’s “Fix in Six” series. What you may not have heard however, is that the “Fix in Six” series is actually an IRL display at their new location in New York City. According to Fast Company, the displays “will be up for the month of August at Lowe’s new store on the corner of 6th Avenue and 19th St., which opens in
 
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  • 100,000 Giant White Balloons

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:16 am
    "French artist Charles Petillon has filled London's 19th century Covent Garden Market building with 100,000 giant white balloons."
  • Youth

    29 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    Trailer for the film Youth
  • L.A. Metro M

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:14 am
    The making of the L.A. Metro "M" logo.
  • Tokyo Adless

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    French graphic designer Nicolas Damiens takes the ads out of Tokyo.
  • History vs. Hollywood

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    History vs. Hollywood, movies based on true stories. Via Mefi.
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    swissmiss

  • Outlasting The Critics

    swissmiss
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:24 pm
    “Outlasting the critics feels like it will take a very long time, but you’re more patient than they are.” – Seth Godin
  • How to send stuff to your Kindle

    swissmiss
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Did you know you can send articles to your Kindle, directly from your browser? Ryan Shelley teaches us how, on our brand new CreativeMornings project called Skills. What can you *you* teach us?
  • The Everything Machine

    swissmiss
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    Tinybop just launched The Everything Machine. It reminds me a bit of IFTTT but for your iPhone or iPad. By using a visual programming language The Everything Machine lets you connect the camera, microphone, speakers, light, gyro- scope, and display on your devices. I don’t think I have been this excited over an iOS app since Monument Valley. Tinybop really experimented with this one. I love experiments.
  • Human Mattress Dominoes

    swissmiss
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:08 pm
    850 people world record of Human Dominoes. Made me smile.
  • ♥ / Dropmark

    swissmiss
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:13 am
    A big thank you to Oak for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. Dropmark is the smart way to organize all your links, files, and notes into visual collections. Perfect for creatives, teams, educators, explorers, and you. All your stuff in one simple, visual, private place. Try it for free at dropmark.com (Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS feed, learn more here.)
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    Logo Design Love

  • The evolution of Major League Baseball logos

    David Airey
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:46 pm
    I’ve only ever watched one baseball game — sat in the bleachers at PNC Park to see a Pittsburgh no-hitter — so it’s fair to say it’s not my thing. Still, I found this GIF for the evolution of MLB logos interesting. A few inaccuracies were mentioned in the comment thread on Yahoo Sports, but on the whole it seems well pieced together. What stood out the most was the widespread use of mascots between the 1950s and 70s, tying in with the prevalence of mascots in a lot of product branding at the time. Those logos definitely had more character than many of today’s marks (no pun…
  • Moccato, by Plau Design

    David Airey
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:33 am
    Moccato is “a coffee club for hardcore coffee lovers.” The company sells tiny coffee pods filled with fresh coffee from local producers. The pods are compatible with Nespresso machines. The challenge for the designers at Plau in Rio de Janeiro was, “How do we convey apparently clashing concepts — natural yet instant, sustainable yet urban — and change the way people consume coffee through branding, packaging and e-commerce?” Their answer was a custom stencil wordmark (and typeface), a re-interpretation of something traditional within the coffee industry (as seen on the sacks and…
  • A brief interview with Lance Wyman

    David Airey
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:21 am
    Is available on the Unit Editions website. When working on the graphics of Mexico 68, you were visited by Otl Aicher, who worked on Munich 72. Can you describe that meeting? “There wasn’t much to it. Otl walked into our little office covered with sketches and photo prints. Peter Murdoch and I said hello to him, he looked around and said “we are farther ahead than you”, and walked out. We had 18 months to go before the Mexico Olympics opened, Otl had 18 months plus 4 years before Munich. It wasn’t a very supportive moment.” Read the rest. And see a comprehensive selection of images…
  • Rolling Stones Hot Lips

    David Airey
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    At the conclusion of the Rolling Stones’ ZIP Code tour, Robert Klara from Adweek asked me how the famous “Tongue and Lips” emblem has become as iconic as it has, and why it’s lasted so long. Original design by John Pasche Any design that achieves iconic status can only do so on the back of an iconic product. The fact that the Rolling Stones are one of the most recognisable rock bands on the planet helps. Beyond that, if a good logo is going to endure it needs to be appropriate, and the sexiness associated with red lips is fitting for legends of rock ‘n’ roll. Read…
  • Mr Cooper: ice cream for grown-ups

    David Airey
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Tasty custom typography by johnson banks in collaboration with Rob Clarke. “Mr Cooper is an an ice-cream start-up specialising in alcoholic and gourmet flavours. The company’s frozen fancies are strictly for grown-ups and they needed a distinctive identity and tone of voice to match their unconventional new brand.” “Our challenge was to craft an intriguing hand lettered mark utilising both positive and negative space to spell out the brand name and the words ‘ice cream’ within the lip shape.” Pulling that off is no mean feat. Senior designer Kath Tudball shared the design…
 
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    Ace Jet 170

  • Houston, we have a problem…

    acejet170
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:20 pm
    They said it couldn’t be done. They said, it was impossible. They said that 'The Thing' could not ‘travel’ to 'The Place'; that it could not happen. It was impossible. Even now, some claim that it did not happen. They claim that it could not have happened. But let me tell you, with complete certainty, that it did happen. I know. I was there. I saw it. Yes…the postman really did post a commemorative 45” single from 1969 through our letterbox. A letterbox, notably, not big enough for this vintage News of the World give-away. A letterbox that measures less than the…
  • About a Buoy

    acejet170
    15 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    For the last lots of months I’ve been immersed in the wild and wind-sweaped world of the Irish lighthouse. It’s been a challenging project, to say the least, and has involved many varied interesting things and not much time. During the research period, I got my hands of a copy of Brown’s Signal Reminder – essential seafaring documentation. Now I can semaphore, code like a Morse, run alphabetical flags up my rigging whenever I feel like it and, crucially, harmonize my system of buoyage.
  • Found Type Friday #104

    acejet170
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    Well, it's Friday so why not – the last FTF was way back in January 2014. As Ms. Fili knows much better than I, Italia is awash with typographic joy. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen these and more, but I think they're worthy of another showing.
  • Cross

    acejet170
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:11 am
    In Umbria €3, after a little accidental haggling, gets you a Nurse/Nun's vintage Red Cross ID card at the local flee-sized flee market that you accidentally pass on your way to buy your hungry family breakfast. Printed interestingness aside, the photo adds a whole other dimension to the ephemeric provocation: Who was this Nun/Nurse/Nurse-Nun? I don't know. But I do know my family is hungry so I'd better get a move on before they twig I'm taking too long.
  • Colosseo

    acejet170
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:34 am
    This time last week it was the day after we'd caught the train from Trevi, in Umbria, to Rome. The 6:42 to be precise. It's no small thing, getting up so early when you're on holiday and generally haven't awoken from your vocational slumber until after eight but we did it and by that precise time we were settling into a poorly air-conditioned carriage. I'd packed books for everyone and breakfast that no one liked so we were sorted for the two hour, nine minute journey. Upon our arrival we wisely decided to flout all advice and ignored the tourist buses, there to carry you…
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    Design is Kinky

  • Tae Lee

    AJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Tae Lee is an artist based in Los Angeles.
  • Lauren Marx

    AJ
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:01 pm
    St. Louis based artist Lauren Marx creates amazing work.
  • Justin Keena

    AJ
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:19 pm
    San Francisco based photographer Justin Keena.
  • Samuel Rodriguez

    AJ
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Enjoying the drawings of San Jose artist Samuel Rodriguez.
  • Eleni Kalorkoti

    AJ
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Eleni Kalorkoti is an illustrator from Edinburgh, Scotland now living and working in London
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    Blog.SpoonGraphics

  • 6 Poster & Flyer Templates for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Access All Areas members have more design templates to download this week courtesy of FlyerHeroes. Members already have access to 5 food & drink themed templates and 12 illustrated flyer templates from previous donations that can be added to this brand new collection of 6 music themed posters and flyer designs. Each template is set up as a print ready Photoshop PSD with fully editable elements so you can customise the designs for your own projects. FlyerHeroes is home to hundreds of print ready flyer templates for Photoshop. Every flyer file comes as a fully editable PSD file so you can…
  • Download This Versatile Vector Collection for Just $29

    Chris Spooner
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:34 am
    Vector graphics are handy resources that can save you lots of time when creating your designs, but I find it’s the items that you wouldn’t be able to produce yourself that are particularly important. Artistic styles like still life watercolour paintings or 19th century engraved illustrations take years to master, so without ready made design resources it just wouldn’t be feasible to use these effects in your work. Thankfully there’s a range of high quality digital products that allow you to inject the images you need directly into your designs like Neo learning Kung Fu…
  • My Top 30 Fonts with the Sexiest Ampersands

    Chris Spooner
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Whats your dream character? Small and curvy? Tall and strong? Whatever your type, you’ll see the most attractive glyphs in this typographic beauty contest. The ampersand is every typography addict’s favourite ligature, but which font has the best? I searched the world’s font foundries to create a showcase of the most beautiful ampersands, find the one that takes your fancy. Originally a ligature that combined the letters E and T of the Latin word ‘et’, the ampersand is now a common replacement for the word ‘and’. Its form has evolved over centuries…
  • Saint Tropez Hand Painted Font for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Access All Areas members now have the ability to download a new font as part of their membership. Saint Tropez is a hand painted typeface from F is for Fonts that comes as vector AI and EPS files to keep all the hand-painted details, as well as simplified OTF and TTF font files. With a full catalog of characters and a series of alternative glyphs this typeface is the best way to achieve authentic hand painted lettering without the mess of painting with real ink and brushes! F is for Fonts provides hand-painted typefaces as detailed vectors to retain the brush marks that add character to the…
  • Video Tutorial: Vector Hipster Character in Illustrator

    Chris Spooner
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    In today’s video tutorial we’re going to have some fun in Adobe Illustrator constructing a cool bearded hipster character out of simple vector shapes. Using basic shapes not only makes the process much easier, it also gives your artwork that trendy stylized look that’s popular with pro illustrators. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Vector Hipster Character in Illustrator appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics.
 
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  • Caution: Stop Messing Up Your Front-End Optimization

    Genevieve Que
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    It is a well-known fact that slow page load time, largely influence people to abandon a site. According to a survey done by KISSmetrics, “nearly 40 percent users abandon a site that takes more than 3 seconds to load”. Website speed has become by far the most critical determining factor to achieve success in today’s wobbly and competitive online marketplace. When we talked about optimizing website performance a few years ago, we only focused on optimizing its server-side only since most of the sites were static and were processed for server-side. However, the advent of web…
  • 80+ Free Web Design Resources You Thought Didn’t Exist

    Vincent Alocada
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:24 am
    Let’s face it: no matter how creative and knowledgeable you are in web designing, you cannot come up with the best web page design if you don’t have the right tools, codes, and resources. You can purchase these tools and resources, but most of them come with a high price tag. But, of course, you don’t really have to spend a lot to get the resources you want and need as you can easily get them for free on the Internet. A. FREE DESIGN RESOURCES Unlock your design potentials with these free design resources that will surely enable you to achieve a web design that is not…
  • Why Learning JavaScript and CSS Won’t Make You the Best Web Designer

    Genevieve Que
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Looking at the headline, you might do a double-take and exclaim, “Say what?!?” “Are you kidding?” JavaScript and CSS are two of the foundations of web development and you can’t simply do without them. We, of course, think so, too. However, learning JavaScript and CSS alone isn’t enough because there are still a lot of technologies, tools, and resources you can learn and utilize to up your game as a web design professional. And because we here at 1WD want the members of our community to be on top of their games, we created a list of the different…
  • X Theme Update: How the Cornerstone is Changing WordPress Customization

    Genevieve Que
    18 Aug 2015 | 8:02 pm
    A little more than a month ago, Themeco changed X with one of it’s biggest updates yet. Aside from overall bug fixes, they introduced a brand new interface which they called Cornerstone. The new X Theme update Cornerstone is unique in that it’s a completely front end site builder system enabling you not to look at the WordPress backend anymore. Instead, you see each page how it is in real time. Cornerstone let’s you see the page at the front end in real time As an early adopter, I updated my theme as soon as I got the email about the update. Let’s just say I had a few…
  • How I’m Going to Ruin My Web Designer Health and Career

    Vincent Alocada
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    Web designers are part of the privileged few who get the chance unleash their creative side at work. For web designers, a regular day revolves around sitting in front of his computer and extracting all his creative juices to come up with new and innovative designs that can impact the lives of the web users. However, no job is a bed of roses. While it is true that web designers are some of the most sought-after and well-paid workers in the world, they are also some of the most prone to various health hazards. What Will Ruin Your Web Designer Health and Career? There are many perks that come…
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  • Top 8 tips to Speed up your Magento Website

    Tyler Holt
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:47 am
    Loading speed is a hard-to-ignore asset of every website/blog. Reason being that a good speed not only affects the search engine ranking of your website but also guarantees the delivery of a perfect user experience(UX) to the visitors. If lately, you’ve been witnessing a reduced speed for your Magento website, then this is a post which will make you familiar with eight simple tips that will aid you in ensuring a faster loading Magento site. So, let’s get straight to these tips! 1. Turn the Compilation Feature ‘On’: As a new feature introduced in Magento version 1.4x.x…
  • 5 Top-Rated Code Editors That Designers and Developers Must Know About

    Samuel Dawson
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    The web has introduced significant improvements over the years, in the form of tools that designers and developers use to streamline their project work, and continues to bring new tools that make the designing and development tasks easier and faster. Most importantly, some of the few tools have made it possible to develop code from anywhere. You don’t need to use any bulky software for coding practices, rather you just need to use a lightweight online code editor and enjoy a fun coding experience. Whether you’re a web designer or a developer, at times you’ll need to do…
  • Guidelines for Better Content Readability in Web Design

    Mehreen Ali
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:07 am
    Content readability is an important element of any web design structure. Web design relies heavily on the ability to create and organize the appearance of written content. This is because the information provided will be the key focus of communication between you and the user. Content written for the web should be visually appealing, targeted and effectively laid out. Considering that it usually takes more time to read content online than it does to read it on paper, your visitors will need to be convinced that your content is worth spending time on. Font and Contrast: One of the factors that…
  • Explore The Job of a Web Designer With The Latest Web Designer Jobs in Kolkata

    Richard Bradford
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Web design is the way the graphics, ads and text are arranged in a website. One of the key aspects of the web is to help the viewer or seeker find the information they seek at a glance. Design plays a vital role here in maintaining the balance, consistency, and integrity. First and foremost is the choice of colors which depends on the purpose and the target group of the specific website; it might be simple black-and-white or even a multi-colored design. This is important because this conveys the personality of a person or the brand or the organization. The graphics can include logos, photos,…
  • Website Navigation Mistakes That You Should Abhor

    Michael Evans
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    A proper navigation is the backbone of a website. Your website simply stands no chance to win over your targeted audience if people find the navigation overtly complicated. Frustrated they will eventually leave your website which is certainly not a positive sign for things to come. Therefore, it makes sense that you should be utmost attention when it comes to designing a fully functional and simple navigation for your website. To put it in simple words, navigation of your website should be simple and intuitive. Below are some hallmark qualities of a simple navigation that you should not be…
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  • Nishant Kothary on the Human Web: “Buy Him A Coffee”

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    My first job out of college was as a program manager. Program Manager is one of those job titles that sounds important because it implies that there exists a Program, and you have been anointed to Manage it. Who doesn’t want to be boss! As with all impressive-sounding things, program management job descriptions are littered with laughable bullets like: • Must be proficient at influencing others without authority. Which may as well be written as: • Life is. Or: • Thing is Thing. Pretty much every freshman PM ignores that qualification, and interviewers rarely test for it. We take for…
  • This week's sponsor: Craft

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Time to look for a new CMS? Our sponsor Craft keeps the editing experience simple, flexible, and responsive.
  • Thinking Responsively: A Framework for Future Learning

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Before the arrival of smartphones and tablets, many of us took a position of blissful ignorance. Believing we could tame the web’s inherent unpredictability, we prescribed requirements for access, prioritizing our own needs above those of users. As our prescriptions grew ever more detailed, responsive web design signaled a way out. Beyond offering a means of building device-agnostic layouts, RWD initiated a period of reappraisal; not since the adoption of web standards has our industry seen such radical realignment of thought and practice. In the five years since Ethan Marcotte’s article…
  • Multimodal Perception: When Multitasking Works

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Word on the street is that multitasking is impossible. The negative press may have started with HCI pioneer Clifford Nass, who published studies showing that people who identify as multitaskers are worse at context switching, worse at filtering out extraneous information, worse at remembering things over the short term, and have worse emotional development than unitaskers. With so much critical attention given to multitasking, it’s easy to forget that there are things our brains can do simultaneously. We’re quite good at multimodal communication: communication that engages multiple…
  • On Our Radar: Pretty Advanced Machine Learning

    20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Forgive me for stating the obvious, but some really fascinating tech is coming out of newsrooms right now. This month, Shan Wang has already written two great pieces on different ways the New York Times is integrating Slack into their newsroom—introducing us to Blossom, the bot that helps editors decide which stories to promote on social media, and showing how the team used Slack as a tool for live-blogging the first Republican presidential debates. The 26 current and former Knight-Mozilla Fellows. Image credit: OpenNews, licensed under CC 3.0. If you read that and wished it could be your…
 
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  • Daily Inspiration #2167

    fabiano
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:45 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Found by Andrew Footit Found by billehharris Found by cumilous Found by eliani Found by Grzegorz Gilewicz Found by Hugo Reis Found by iconoclasm Found by inspirationde Found by isabeau Found by Julio Cumana…
  • Beautiful Houses: Panorama House

    GisMullr
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    Today we will show a breathtaking house in Nashik, India, a project by Ajay Sonar. We don't have the architect's website or details about the project but we believe the images communicate a lot. This is a beautiful house with a great floor plan and flow. Lots of glass, concrete and wood create a modern and cozy environment. Take a look. We found this house at ArchDaily. Photos by Hemant Patil, Monali Sonar. Tags: housesarchitectureGisMullr's blog
  • Eatwell Product Design

    PauloGabriel
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:46 am
    Gotta love when designers aim to make someone's life easier through good, well thought design. Sha Yao, a designer from California has thoughtfully designed a dining set for her grandmother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The results are pretty outstanding and should be an inspiration for all. Here's more about the project in Yao's own words: I was inspired by my late grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease. As her caregiver, I know the role of caregiving is not a simple one. Once people get Alzheimer’s, they will need all kinds of assistance in their daily lives. As the disease…
  • Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Hack, The Citizens

    paul0v2
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts that will sure help you improve your typography work. Check out what I selected for you on this FFFF post and make sure to comeback for more next week. View all FFFF posts Hack by Chris Simpkins Download Hack The Citizens by Maelle.K | Thomas Boucherie Download The Citizens Tags: FFFFfree fontsfreebiefontspaul0v2's blog
  • Daily Inspiration #2166

    fabiano
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want to participate and share your graphic design inspiration, You can submit your images and inspiration to RAWZ via http://raw.abduzeedo.com and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo. Found by badbugs Found by ceggomedeiros Found by Ducan Nguyen Found by Ed Dye Found by emptypage Found by hypersl33p Found by inspirationde Found by jadharb Found by KarmaOrange Found by Leonardo Lopes Found…
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    Adaptive Path

  • It’s not a company. It’s an idea.

    Brandon Schauer
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:10 pm
    A couple years ago, we took a step back to indulge ourselves in a navel-gazing exercise to consider what Adaptive Path was and what it should do. What emerged was an intoxicating notion: Adaptive Path wasn’t just a company; it was an idea. The idea is that designing for human experiences is transformative. It brings the needs of people to the forefront and allows businesses, organizations, and communities to solve problems and see possibilities in new, effective, and meaningful ways. Whether we’re talking about business, systems, government, or society; people matter most. We should treat…
  • UX Week Is On A Mission

    Jesse James Garrett
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    As we head into our 13th UX Week, it’s interesting to reflect on how the event has changed and evolved over the years. From our early beginnings focused on small workshops taught by the Adaptive Path founders to today’s full slate of workshops and talks by invited speakers from around the world, we’ve always worked to keep the event relevant to the needs and interests of the UX community. UX Week’s mission is to inform, educate, and inspire designers and managers with practical insights for creating great human experiences. Each of those verbs is an important…
  • Meet The UX Week 2015 Keynotes

    Jesse James Garrett
    28 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Every year, we try to come up with keynote talks for UX Week that hit the sweet spot between unique points of view and practical insights that we can all learn from. We’re excited about these three keynotes we’ll be seeing at UX Week 2015, and we think you’ll be too! As Forrester’s principal customer experience analyst, Leah Buley has a perspective that no one else has, leading research projects to discover what makes experience design organizations successful and how they’re evolving. But with her strong roots in design practice — including her experience as a…
  • Maker Faire 2015

    Scott Sullivan
    18 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    This past weekend was the 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area – The Greatest Show & Tell On Earth. Over the past ten years Maker Faire has expanded from a small hobbyist event to a massive hobbyist event where said hobbyists turn pro and debut their projects that they’re taking from the garage to the manufacturing line. Here are some of those projects that I’m most excited about: Shaper http://shapertools.com Shaper is the breakout product of the show, calling this thing a ‘smart router’ does not do it justice. Shaper is a hand router outfitted with optical sensors that track…
  • Hugs to Our MX Community

    Kristin Skinner
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    We just wrapped our eighth MX. It felt different. Different in a good way. Different because it was authentic. Different because it made you want to do something BIG (armed with both intuition and data). This year, we started with a mission — to guide someone on their journey as a manager, helping them build out new ways to succeed as champions for great human experiences. MX15 challenged us to become guides in uncharted territory. As managers and leaders, we’re designing things that we’ve never had to before: careers, teams, organizations, and cultures. Stepping back from our everyday…
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    AndySowards.com :: Web Design, Development, Programming

  • How to Revolutionize Your Customer Service and Increase Sales

    Andy Sowards
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetAccording to the Customer Experience Impact Report by Oracle, 86 percent of consumers said they would pay more for better customer experience. Meanwhile, 89 percent said they began doing business with a competitor following a poor customer experience. Slick marketing campaigns, the most coveted products on the market and a viral campaign won’t get you very far without a sound customer service plan.To get started, use a cloud contact center to serve as your customer service headquarters. A service like Aspect offers an all-in-one customer service solution with…
  • The Advantages of using A Powerful Mix of Pre-made Layouts, Page-building Tools, And Good Support

    Andy Sowards
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetWhen you have a pre-made layout to serve as a web page foundation, and you also have the right page-building tools to do the heavy lifting, it’s easy to put together a top quality eCommerce website in a relatively short time. It’s also advantageous to have easy access to a top tier support organization should you encounter a bump in the road, or if you want to try something new and unfamiliar.Pre-made layouts are conceptual designs. They provide web designers with valuable insights as to how their final products might look like. When they can be edited, they…
  • Best Free Lightroom Presets

    Marc Andre
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetAlthough Photoshop is the most popular photo editing software among designers, Lightroom is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. Lightroom is extremely useful for keeping photos organized, which can be a big deal even for hobbyist photographers that often add hundreds of photos over short periods of time. And just as important, Lightroom offers amazing potetntial for editing digital photos. While it won’t offer the capabilities of Photoshop for advanced photo manipulation, general photo editing is often easier and faster in Lightroom as…
  • How Much Is Too Much? Sharing Personal Information as a Brand Persona

    Andy Sowards
    18 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetBack in the old days, news like graduations, engagements, births and new jobs were shared in local newspapers and trade journals. Social media has pretty much taken over these platforms for both personal and business use. But with how much is shared online, you may not know what is appropriate to share if you are your company’s public face. You may be worried about offending or boring people or even of exposing too much of your personal information. If you’re faced with this predicament, follow these general rules:Is It Fit to Print? The 37 Most…
  • Best Free Photoshop Actions

    Marc Andre
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetIf you do any photo editing work in Photoshop you are probably well aware of just how time consuming it can be to process and edit photos. Anything that you can do to streamline the process is extremely helpful, especially when you are working with a large number of photos. One of the best ways to reduce time in Photoshop and to streamline your photo editing workflow is to make use of Photoshop actions.A Photoshop action is essentially a recording of specific steps that you can replay at any time with any photo. Those steps are then automatically carried out and…
 
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    Beautiful/Decay

  • Animated Gifs Illustrate Traditional Japanese Woodblock Prints With Humour And Fantasy

    Tamara Akcay
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    Segawa 37 pays tribute to Japanese art by creating Gifs from the original work of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, “pictures of the floating world’. Most of the time, he only animates a few parts, adding a realistic and modern add-on to the art piece. In other images, he blends in futuristic elements, denaturalizing the first intention of the historical painting. Originally, Japanese woodblock paintings, also called Ukiyo-e, were depictions of everyday scenes in Japan. Affordable, they represented the possibility for the mass to access art. Segawa 37 gives a new life to these…
  • Ashley Oubré’s Hyperrealistic Paintings Explore Social Hardship And The Human Condition

    Hayley Evans
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    Ashley Oubré is a self-taught artist from Washington, DC, who paints large-scale images that could easily be mistaken for photographs. Using graphite powder, India ink, and carbon pencil, she masterfully creates dramatic contrasts and realistic textures. The human subject is explored widely throughout her work, often portrayed in soul-searching states of vulnerability and contemplation. She also has a fascinating jellyfish series, in which she perfectly captures the invertebrates’ translucent bodies and trailing, ghost-like movements. Each of her works is marked by an accuracy that subtly…
  • Steve Cutts Satirical Illustrations Expose What’s Wrong With The World Today

    Christina Nafziger
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever been staring at the screen on your phone so long that you feel like a zombie? Well, Steve Cutts illustrates this bizarre technology, zombie-like phenomena as a terrible reality. His vividly colored illustrations and animations cleverly and satirically portray contemporary society as a series of greedy monsters, zombies, and hollow-eyed humans with no trace of humanity. Each scene exposes the sad truth of what is wrong with the world today, with money hungry men and dismal humans being completely controlled by a piece of technology. He uses a graphic novel-like style, full of…
  • The Largest Collection Of Ancient Mummies Is Coming To Los Angeles

    Hayley Evans
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:13 am
    In September, people visiting the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) will be able to view North America’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian and Peruvian mummies. Titled Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs, the touring exhibition from The Field Museum in Chicago features over 20 preserved remains ranging as far back as Pre-Dynastic Egypt and Pre-Incan Peru—which means these are some of the oldest discovered mummies in the world. Accompanying the mummies are archaeological artifacts also found in the tombs, such as sarcophagi fragments, limestone canopic jars…
  • Soo Kim Cuts Apart And Reconstructs Photographs Of Cityscapes Until They Become A Whole New Concrete Jungle

    Christina Nafziger
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:10 am
    Artist Soo Kim severs, cuts, and reconstructs photographs until they become a more ethereal, delicate version of what they once were. Kim’s work portrays buildings fading away, and creates new geometric forms from different objects. Her cityscapes turn into beautiful framework of a concrete jungle after she slices them into their new form. They become a new, unique style of architecture and design that is created from layers of hand altered and manipulated photographs. Her highly architectural work examines these manmade forms in the midst of their environments. She often snips away at the…
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    99u

  • The Many, Many Problems With “Follow Your Passion”

    William MacAskill
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    A lot of career advice is built around slogans like “follow your heart” or “follow your passion.” A popular YouTube video, “What If Money Was No Object?” narrated by British writer Alan Watts, suggests that unless you ask yourself “What makes you itch?” and pursue the answer, you will “spend your life completely wasting your time.” Taken literally, however, the idea of following your passion is terrible advice. The Problem with Passion In 2011 I co-founded 80,000 Hours, a non-profit focused on helping people to find satisfying careers in which they will have the…
  • 99U Is Hiring a Staff Writer / Associate Editor

    Sean Blanda
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:39 pm
    The creative world is building in complexity. Competition is intensifying as creatives everywhere must outrun globalization, outsourcing, and automation to build a body of work amongst an ever-shifting technological landscape. Those that are thriving in this environment are adopting brand new mindsets and processes. That’s why 99U is looking for a whip-smart editor to monitor, report, and provide insights on those successfully navigating these issues for our fast-growing audience. Sound like you? Let’s talk. The Staff Writer / Associate Editor is the advocate for our growing…
  • Screw Inbox Zero: Here’s a Better Plan

    Allison Stadd
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    There’s never enough time. There never will be enough time. Time management is a doomed battle, especially for creatives who are constantly juggling a variety of projects.  In an article on Quartz, writer and psychologist Tony Crabbe describes how our modern obsession with time management grew out of the Industrial Revolution, when factories needed to coordinate hundreds of people’s shifts in synchronicity. That tidal shift from the concept of task management to time management is responsible for what has today become a monumental issue: We are all way too busy, scrambling to get…
  • Wil Reynolds: The Hidden Danger of Confusing Outputs for Outcomes

    The 99U Team
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:43 am
    About this presentation Reynolds started Seer Interactive—a leading SEO and online marketing agency—in a small apartment back in 2002. Since then, the company has grown to more than 100 people. However, scaling the company was not without its growing pains. In this energetic talk, Reynolds shares how he learned to put a “lid on his hustle” and made sure his values weren’t compromised as his company grew. “Getting things done means giving things up,” he says. “It can’t all fit. You need to have the border.” About Wil Reynolds In 2002, Wil…
  • 2016 99U Conference: Ticketing Is Now Open!

    Sean Blanda
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    Registration is now open for the 2016 99U Conference! The official dates are May 5th–May 6th, 2016 at Lincoln Center in New York City. You can apply for tickets here. The 99U Conference remains steadfast in its mission: to arm you with battle-tested insights to help you build an incredible creative career. When you spend each day pushing your ideas across the finish line, it can be hard to think critically about the “why” and “how” of your day-to-day. This is why, each year, we gather 1,000 members of the 99U community at Lincoln Center in New York City for the…
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    BittBox

  • Can’t Miss! The August Font Bundle is Here!

    brantwilson
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    The new bundle from TheHungryJPEG.com is definitely our favourite so far! With an incredible collection of over 50 fonts for the crazy price of $29, what’s not to like? This month, they have combined the right amount of curly, swirly, girly fonts and hard, rough, manly fonts so that there really is something for every project you are working on. It is also jam-packed full of extras, from watercolor brushes and logo template to badges and dingbats, which makes it even better value and so much fun to use! The guys at TheHungryJPEG.com also take care in ensuring you know exactly whats in…
  • iStock Promo Codes – August 2015

    brantwilson
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:54 am
    *Updated August 2015* iStockphoto has recently updated their pricing structure and given Bittbox readers this new discounts. These iStock promo codes have been tested and guaranteed to work. Save up to 15% Off 18+ Credits with this iStock coupon code. For more iStock promo codes please visit our friends at Vecteezy. Today we have a little something different for you. Much of our traffic consists of designers looking for stock resources. While we wish we could offer you everything you’re looking for, unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Luckily our friends at iStock have…
  • Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

    Jay Hilgert
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    I’ve gotten a lot of responses to this post about how I made the intricate designs in those headers. Swirls, and swooshes, or whatever you want to call them, are pretty hard to come by as a freebie (except here on BittBox), and they are even more rare in vector format. Part of the reason is that most people, even avid Illustrator users, don’t realize how easy it is to create these shapes. All it takes is a few simple, yet not highly utilized Illustrator tips. This tutorial will show you how to create your own curlies, and swooshes easily, in Illustrator. It’s not nearly as…
  • How to Delete All Hidden Layers at Once in Adobe Photoshop

    Jay Hilgert
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Does your Photoshop document have what seems to be a million layers that are all turned off? Instead of deleting them one by one, you can save a lot of time by deleting them all at the same time! This simple feature is often missed by many professionals, but it is really much easier than I ever expected it to be. I’m not sure about later versions, but I know this is possible in both Photoshop CS6 and below… First open any layered Photoshop file and hide a few layers if you don’t have any hidden already. Then, in the Layers Palette, click on the little arrow in the upper…
  • 30 Illustrated Logos & Branding Designs

    Jake Rocheleau
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    Company branding affects every area of design including print and digital work. Hand-drawn illustration is a magnificent tool for building recognizable branding within a particular business. Although it is more of a complicated skillset, your design work will improve dramatically if you just keep practicing. This gallery includes 30 outstanding illustrated branding concepts you can study and utilize for your own work. Each of these examples demonstrate finished pieces and how your designs should look as a result. Check out a few designs and see if any illustrated styles can spark your…
 
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    BOOOOOOOM!

  • LOL of the Day: Guy Plays Music to the Exact Tune of Angry Grandpa Yelling and Destroying PS4

    Jeff
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:36 pm
    After I shared this EPIC VIDEO, a member of our Facebook group Pedro Piccinini (thank you sir!) pointed me to this glorious Instagram account: @theMonoNeon. Dywane MonoNeon Thomas Jr. plays music to the exact tune of random internet videos, everything from stand up comedy sets to scenes from famous films. People like this are what I love most about the Internet.To really get a sense for what I’m talking about watch this video of an angry grandpa destroying a PS4 accompanied by music from MonoNeon below.View the whole post: LOL of the Day: Guy Plays Music to the Exact Tune of Angry…
  • Video of the Day: Amanda Jasnowski “Everywhere and Nowhere”

    Jeff
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    Earlier this year photographer Amanda Jasnowski shared this beautiful little montage of her travels. Watch “Everywhere and Nowhere” below.View the whole post: Video of the Day: Amanda Jasnowski “Everywhere and Nowhere” over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Kinetic Sculpture built from 14,000 Eyeglass Lenses

    Jeff
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:38 am
    sea/see/saw is a kinetic sculpture by Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garrett, constructed from 14,000 used eyeglass lenses. The piece was installed on the Pera Museum in Istanbul, and designed to mimmick a shimmering surface. The lenses were all donated by Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC) which helps visually impaired people around the world. These were lenses they were unable to recycle. To donate glasses in Canada, head over here.Watch the video below.View the whole post: Kinetic Sculpture built from 14,000 Eyeglass Lenses over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Photographer Spotlight: David Cortes

    Jeff
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:13 am
    A selection of portraits by photographer David Cortes. More images below.View the whole post: Photographer Spotlight: David Cortes over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Unconventional Sandcastles by Matt Kaliner

    Staff
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:44 am
    Harvard University lecturer, Matt Kaliner, combines his talent for building unconventional sandcastles with his research background in the sociology of art. However, while fascinated by the different ways people respond to his work depending on where they’re built, Kaliner admits to not having “worked up anything particularly deep about sandcastles” and ultimately being drawn to do what he does by “the sheer joy of playing on the beach.”Whether or not you can read anything deeper in them, these sand castles are stunning to look at. See more of Kaliner’s…
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  • New Restaurant Website Design Launched for Matanzas on the Bay, Fort Myers Beach

    Brian
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    “Matanzas on the Bay” (formerly Matanzas Restaurant) has been a favorite amongst Fort Myers Beach locals and tourists for over 25 years. Brian Joseph Studios took over the web hosting of the Matanzas Inn website and their sister restaurant, Pierside Grill, several years ago and we’re delighted to announce that over the past few months we’ve been working with them to launch new websites for each of their accommodation and restaurant properties.The new MatanzasOnTheBay.com website is a custom designed and coded website built on the WordPress framework. Our team of web…
  • Naples Website Design Launch – Port Royal Jewelers

    Colin
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    We’ve had the pleasure of working with Port Royal Jewelers for several years now since creating their first website, and our Naples website design services have helped them to build a strong online foundation. As their business has grown and their needs have changed, we discussed a redesign of their website with them. The new direction for their online presence would lead us to utilizing large, strong lifestyle imagery showing off their custom jewelry pieces in various Naples, Florida settings.The new PortRoyalJewelers.com features a host of items created by the artist, William Boyajian…
  • Fort Myers Beach Tourism Website Design Launched

    Brian
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:54 pm
    A side project of ours here at Brian Joseph Studios is VisitFortMyersBeach.co , a Fort Myers Beach vacation website that provides a business directory of attractions, activities, hotels, resorts and vacation rentals. VisitFortMyersBeach.co also produces fresh and interesting content all about Fort Myers Beach, whether it’s to help visitors find the best waterfront restaurants or the most kid-friendly attractions in the area. Last week, we completely re-designed the website and added several new features.We started this side project in 2011, and since the original website’s launch,…
  • Google Launches Mobile-Friendly Label on Search Results Pages

    Colin
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    Google wants its users to receive the most appropriate results for their searches, and it only makes sense that they’ve now taken steps to let searchers using mobile devices instantly know whether a website page in the results list is mobile-friendly or not.This is great news for those of us with mobile-friendly websites and of course websites that utilize the power of responsive web design. Not such great news for the millions of out-dated websites that are built only for users with large screens. Internet traffic is now made up of almost 50% of users on mobile devices, and the way we…
  • 10 Ecommerce Tips to Boost Sales Instantly

    Brian
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    There are plenty of tools that make it easy to sell products online but only through testing and experience can you truly know what works for your online customers, and gets them returning to your online store frequently.Here are 10 things you can do to your ecommerce website that can help to increase sales:Make sure your website is mobile-device friendly : In 2014, almost 50% of internet traffic comes from a mobile device. This is an important statistic to understand and your website should be built with all users in mind. Luckily, the development of responsive web design technologies…
 
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  • 12 Creative, Interactive and Engaging Websites for August 2015

    Mary Ann Simuangco
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    Creating websites and apps have come a long way since the boom of the internet. These days it takes much more to attract and more importantly, retain your visitors. As technology grows and the attention span decreases, it’s getting tougher to deliver interactive, intuitive and engaging content. Tough, but not impossible. Be it scrolling one pagers, hover states, cinemagraphs, or slide interactions, these 12 selected websites for this month proves that we’ve only begun scraping the surface of amazing connections between human and machine. Spacecraft for All Spacecraft for All documents the…
  • Featured Work: Creepy Yet Fascinating Political Portraits

    Mary Ann Simuangco
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    Today’s featured work comes from Irish artist, Lola Dupre. Not everything or everyone is as they seem to be. Dupre conveys this message in her series of eerie and bewitching political portraits. There are always things happening behind the scene—things that only the highest and most powerful political figures are able to know. Perhaps in an attempt to shed light to this truth and poke a bit of fun out of the serious dignified faces of authority, Lola Dupre released a selection of her political portraiture work. Though chilling to see at first, it provokes viewers to see people in another…
  • 12 Coffee Mugs Every Designer Should Have

    Mary Ann Simuangco
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    There are numerous ways to start and keep your energy high throughout the day. However, few can be as satisfying as drinking hot coffee. And to drink coffee elegantly, you ought to have a nice coffee mug to hold it. But why would you settle for a plain old white mug when you can have fun coffee mugs that will give you a chuckle and maybe some inspiration for that project you have to finish today? These coffee mugs are the perfect companion to weary-eyed designers all over the world. They feature a simple outer structure but are infused with brilliant graphic designs, majority of which are…
  • Featured Photographer: 463 Historical Photographs From Chris Niendethal

    Mary Ann Simuangco
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    Today’s featured photographer is award-winning Chris Niendethal. With a strong focus on people and portraits, Niendethal’s photos have graced the covers of esteemed publications such as Newsweek and TIME magazine. A freelance photographer virtually all his life, Chris Niedenthal is born and raised in London. After graduating from the London College of Printing, he has decided to return and stay in his parents’ hometown of Poland. He has been contracted by Newsweek and TIME throughout the 80s, at which he has witnessed vital events, including the birth of the Solidarity union at the…
  • Featured Work: Have a “Cyber” Month with Loot Crate

    Mary Ann Simuangco
    20 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Today’s featured work comes from Gabriel Silveira of Sau Paolo, Brazil. Drawing inspiration from popular science-fiction movies, Silveira has turned the Loot Crate June illustration into a hunk of iconic characters and objects. Loot Crate is a fun subscription for geeks and gamers. Filled with exclusive goodies neatly packaged in a box, it is essentially a monthly treasure chest tied by a theme. For the month of June, the theme is “Cyber.” To best present the theme and wonderful goodies it comes with, Gabriel Silveira was assigned to draw each letter based on the featured franchises. In…
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  • Logo Inspiration: Letter B

    Jacques van Heerden
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:38 pm
    When you look left you see logos, when you look right you see logos, when you look up you see the sky. Haha. My point is that logos are all around us and in the second installment of the logo inspiration series we focus on the letter B. These logos come from far and wide, different industries and different sectors. Have your picking and enjoy the inspiration.
  • 29 Beautiful App Design Shots for the Apple Watch

    Jacques van Heerden
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    The Apple watch has taken the world by storm. Mixed emotions have been aired since its launch earlier this year and people either love it or hate it. It’s the general expression people have as they adjust to new technology and change though so it’s understandable. I’ve gone ahead and rounded up some beautiful app design shots from Dribbble and believe that you’ll find them inspiring for your next project that you undertake. So much can be learned from looking at other people’s compositions and the way they blend creativity and execution. So I hope you enjoy the…
  • Logo Inspiration: Letter A

    Jacques van Heerden
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Logos revolve around us on a daily basis. Whether you’re making eggs for breakfast or picking up your phone, the device or action you’re associating yourself with has a logo. So today we are starting at the top of the alphabet and no I’m not referring to Google’s new parent company, I’m referring to the letter alphabet. Today I’m starting an alphabet series and we look at the first letter: A. All the logos in this collection either starts with the letter A or forms a part thereof. Inspiration is key for designers to find their creativity and match up their…
  • 11 Best Ways to Update the Outside of your Home

    Editorial Staff
    7 Aug 2015 | 10:23 am
    Every once in a while it’s a good idea to pay some attention to updating the outside of your home. This will not only make sure that it looks good, but it can also increase its value and longevity. A warm and sunny summer is the perfect season to give your property an external makeover. Don’t know where to start? We’ve put together a list of 11 of the best ways of improving your home’s exterior. 1. Replace the windows Replacing your old windows with double-glazed, energy-efficient ones is a great way of improving your home. You can find roughly how much you can save money by visiting…
  • Design a workspace that unleashes your creativity

    Editorial Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Creativity is one of the core values a business can thrive on to ensure that their business will continue to innovate and grow. Creativity spurs new ideas and direction. Therefore, it is important for businesses to create an environment where people within the organisation will be inspired to generate new ideas that will further boost the value of the company. Media agencies have a strong reputation for unleashing creativity within their offices. Below we discuss creative working environments from some of the world’s leading media agencies. LBI (Lost Boys International, who are now known as…
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  • Six Tips for Chrome DevTools

    Guest Author
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    The following is a guest post by Umar Hansa. Umar has a newsletter I'm a fan of and graciously offered to write this guest post in that style. I'll let him introduce himself. Hey, I'm Umar. I like to share web development related tips on Twitter (@umaar) and also through Dev Tips which is a newsletter of developer tips in the form of gifs. Right now, it's all primarily Chrome DevTools related. Before we get started, thank you to CSS-Tricks for letting me contribute to a community I've always been very fond of. This post will cover six popular tips for Chrome DevTools. You may have seen some…
  • Sponsor: imgix — Real-time Image Resizing as a Service

    Chris Coyier
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:51 am
    Looking to take advantage of the srcset attribute or <picture> element, but don't want to store the different versions of each image? Looking to apply blurs to images that don't peg the browser? imgix can help. imgix is a real-time image resizing service and CDN. Resize, crop, and process images simply by changing their URLs. Mix and match over 90 URL parameters for unlimited different ways to process images. It's free to sign up, and every new account gets $10 in credit. Don't let engineering constraints affect your design decisions. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Sponsor:…
  • Responsive Images 101

    Chris Coyier
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    Jason Grigsby just wrapped up a 10-part series masterclass on responsive images. There is a table of contents at the bottom of each post for jumping around. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Responsive Images 101 is a post from CSS-Tricks
  • Styling a Server-Generated File Directory

    Guest Author
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:54 am
    The following is a guest post by Keith Knittel. Keith used a tutorial on this site to build his own customized file directory. I was like, hey, that oughta be a better-explained tutorial on this site. So here we are. You likely know that if there is an "index.html" file in a directory on a server, it's like to serve that file if the URL matches that directory. Like: httpdocs - my_folder - index.html - cool_mountain.jpg So if you went to: http://thatwebsite.com/my_folder/ It would render `index.html`. But what if `index.html` (or the like) was missing? You can configure that behavior. You can…
  • “probably doesn’t do what you think it does”

    Robin Rendle
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    An interesting post about the odd behaviour of querySelectorAll where it'll match elements that you might not expect at first glance: I think this API is surprising, and the front end engineers I've asked seem to agree with me. This is, however, not a bug; it's definitely how the spec claims it should work, and how it works in Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Direct Link to Article — Permalink “probably doesn’t do what you think it does” is a post from CSS-Tricks
 
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  • New work: Prime Snowsports

    David Airey
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:10 am
    Julia and Stephen Down hired me to design an identity for their private ski instruction business. Their website’s under construction but you can have a look at the results in my portfolio: Prime Snowsports.
  • It’s All Our Blood

    David Airey
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    On August 6th 1945 twin atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing between 300,000 and 900,000 people. Pentagram partner Harry Pearce was recently asked to design a poster exploring the enduring effects of the attack for the University of Maryland Art Gallery’s Questioning the Bomb exhibition (September 2nd to October 23rd, 2015). The resulting poster — It’s All Our Blood — is one of the most memorable I’ve seen. “I used my own blood to illustrate that in the end all our blood was symbolically spilt that day. We all still live under the cloud of what was done,…
  • Giving voice to ideas

    David Airey
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:40 am
    The Northern Ireland Design Alliance (NIDA) has made its Anatomy of Design talks available to watch online. I’ve embedded one below, by Mike Reed of Reed Words, a writer with more than 20 years’ experience in the worlds of branding, design, and advertising. Mike has also been a judge and foreman in the Writing for Design category at the D&AD Awards. The video lasts 48 minutes (with about 15 minutes of Q&A at the end). If you don’t have that long, I’ve timestamped a couple of spots where Mike talks about his writing projects (the second — for The Brink — is particularly…
  • Change your perspective

    David Airey
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    This YES/NO sculpture by Markus Raetz (2003) made me think of plenty of times when I’ve put myself in someone else’s shoes, or looked at something from a different perspective, and my initial thoughts were completely changed. In other words, don’t be too quick to judge. Via.
  • On getting paid

    David Airey
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:14 am
    Caroline Gibson wrote a useful piece for The Professional Copywriters’ Network about how to get paid. A few of her points are below alongside thoughts of my own. Photo via Get your terms agreed to. It’s professional to clarify terms before a client makes an initial payment, and clients want to work with professionals. Agree a payment date. Not personally applicable because most of my projects are split into two payments — the first is requested before I schedule the work, and the second upon completion, before final artwork is supplied. I tell clients in advance how long the work…
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  • Insights, Tips, and Recommended Themes to Create an Excellent eCommerce Experience

    iulian
    19 Aug 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Attractive product packaging, useful product-related information, and a streamlined checkout process can combine to give your online store’s customers a shopping experience that encourages repeat visits, and visits by word-of-mouth customers as well. Follow the insights and tips offered here, and give careful consideration to our WordPress theme recommendations, and you could easily become the proud owner of an eCommerce website that both your customers and the search engines will love. Create an Excellent Online Shopping Experience   In order to create an excellent online shopping…
  • August Bundle of 50 Fonts by The Hungry JPEG

    Gisele Muller
    15 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Last month you may recall we featured a creative design bundle by a new company called TheHungryJPEG.com. Well they are back, this time with over 50 amazing fonts for just $29. Whats even better is that you can tweet about their deal, and save a further 10%. All fonts included come with a commercial license, meaning a single purchase will give you access to all of these fonts for an unlimited amount of commercial and business projects. Lovely! Below is a preview of some of the fonts included. Check out the deal by clicking here And check out a preview of all 50 fonts in the shot below: The…
  • Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Dark App Settings View

    Jake Rocheleau
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Social apps usually include a page for updating user settings. Profile info can be changed along with photos, connections, and updates on site news. I took this UI archteype and recreated a layout for iPhone 6 designers. This iOS 8 settings app includes scalable icons and vector UI elements. It’s 100% free to download and customize for any design work. The dark theme stands out against traditional iOS designs that follow a lighter white/grey color scheme. Whether you’re designing a new app from scratch or just want a template for practice, this PSD is great for all uses. Scroll…
  • The Current State of HTML5/CSS3 Browser Support

    Jake Rocheleau
    7 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    W3C standards have created a beautiful ruleset for web developers to create ubiquitous behavior in website layouts. These rules are much more commonplace and have been adopted by professionals in every area. Unfortunately the one area that is somewhat lagging is browser support. Modern browsers have jumped onto the HTML5 and CSS3 bandwagon as it scurries off into our distant future. But that wagon left behind a few stragglers, namely old versions of Internet Explorer that get scarce usage around the world. I’d like to focus on a handful of HTML/CSS specs with a deeper look into their…
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  • 40% OFF on any Premium WordPress Theme from TeslaThemes

    Marie
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    Everyone knows that heading back to school can be super expensive, which is why we were very happy to see that the guys at TeslaThemes have decided to host a promotion where you get 40% Discount on all products. In other words you can get any WordPress Themes or Subscription Plans for a very favorable price. However you really need to be fast as the promotion ends in just 3 days! PROMOTION DETAILS: When? From 24th August, 2015 to 31st August, 2015 What do I get? 40% Discount on all WordPress Themes and Subscription Plans Who is eligible? Everyone who buys any WordPress Themes or Subscription…
  • Get this awesome summer bundle before it is too late! Just $29

    Marie
    12 Aug 2015 | 5:22 am
    Another amazing deal is now available at TheHungryJPEG, their latest bundle includes over 50 fonts, along with tons of extras including graphics and dingbats. Everything included comes with a full commercial license. But hurry, as this offer is only available during August 2015. Here is a quick overview of all the fonts included: Just a few of the included goods: Tervia by Agung Maskund The Tervia Family Font is an old style handmade typeface inspired by sign painting art. This font family consists of 4, layer-based fonts and a set of fun dingbats. Ideal for creating outstanding designs…
  • Achieving Sustainable Website Success through Its Design – Is It Possible?

    guestpost
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:34 am
    Having a keen eye for detail and creating websites with an effective and appealing design is what everyone expects from successful web designers. They have to be consistent in their endeavour to achieve sustainable website designs and for this, they use some common traits present in some of the most successful website designs that can be lent to every portal. Let us take a look at some of these traits to get a better perspective. Entwining SEO Principles into its Design If you think that a wonderful design alone determines the success of a website, then you haven’t been paying…
  • 20 Free Super Fresh Design items to Download

    Marie
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    You naturally want to take the time to make your website creations as professional looking, and as attractive as possible. It would be preferable of course if the time you take in searching for free high-quality photos, vectors, icons, and the like, would not have a negative impact on your productivity. Being able to quickly locate top-quality, free, or low cost design elements will not only improve your productivity, but it can have a positive impact on your bottom line as well. Download the resources shown here; There will certainly help you craft some nice projects. Good Free Photos can be…
  • Promoting your Website: The Basics of Online Marketing

    Marie
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    Even if you make a fantastic website, if people cannot find it, for all intents and purposes, your site is useless. Creating a website is just the first step in creating your vast online presence and, quite frankly, the easy step. The second part is promoting your site to ensure your readers and/or customers can find it. Pay Per Click with Google AdWords Business with small and large promotion budgets use pay per click (PPC) advertising offered by Google AdWords. Essentially, you create an ad that you want to show up when potential readers use specific key search terms that you have chosen.
 
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  • 11 Highly Underrated Plugins for WordPress

    Devlounge
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:32 am
    When it comes to creating a user friendly WordPress site, you aren’t exactly stuck doing all the work yourself. In fact, there’s a plethora of great plugins out there that not only make users’ lives easier, they’ll make yours a bit easier, too. Most designers and developers are familiar with the basics and must-haves, but in an open-source community of over 20,000 free plugins, some will inevitably fly under the radar. Before you start on your next project, take a look at some of these great tools for UX-oriented designers. Instagram Image Gallery Let’s face it—social media will…
  • 5 Effective Data Storage Tips for Web Developers

    Devlounge
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:56 am
    As a web developer, data storage is of supreme importance. And as your business grows and you attract more clients, your storage needs to scale. Having a plan in place for how you’ll grow and keep important data safe is key. Otherwise you’ll end up compromising integrity and losing many of the assets and accounts you’ve worked so hard to earn. Data Storage Then and Now Over the years, data storage has come a long way. From manuscripts and scrolls in early century civilizations to computer hard drives and cloud storage in 2015, it’s interesting to review the history of data storage and…
  • How to Ace your Next Web Developer Interview

    Devlounge
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:12 am
    You don’t need anyone to tell you that web development is a crowded industry. This is especially true when you’re forced to go head-to-head with cheap overseas labor and other online entrepreneurs. However, there are still plenty of jobs for you – you just can’t afford to mess up the interview process. In fact, you need to ace it. The Stages of the Interview Process The first key to acing your next web developer interview is understanding how the interview process actually works from the hiring company’s point of view. There are a lot of moving parts and you need to know where you…
  • Best Tools for Developers in 2015

    Devlounge
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    What’s in your toolbox? Come on, don’t be shy. Every developer keeps a list of tools handy, and the contents of every developer’s toolbox are different. Sure, there are some standards: Notepad++, Browser Stack, Bootstrap—but not all digital toolboxes are created equal. It doesn’t matter what field you work in; specific jobs require specific tools. Some devs work exclusively on desktop projects, some of them focus on developing custom mobile apps, and others might be working on something more experimental, but they all need a good assortment of programs, apps, shortcuts, and…
  • 7 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Website Host

    abovepop
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    You spend a lot of time designing a website to attract users and convert them into customers. However, what many entrepreneurs don’t realize is that it’s just as important to choose a good web host as it is to choose a good Web designer. Often, new site owners go with the cheapest and easiest Web-hosting option, thinking that the host doesn’t matter as people can access the site. But a bad Web host can do as much damage to your business as bad content can, so it’s important to monitor your site’s performance to identify hosting issues before they do permanent harm. That means being…
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  • Concepts We Wish Were Real

    Elizabeth Freeman
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Check out these amazing concepts and get in the minds of the designers who did them this Friday Morning!Aqua SkinsStudent Getting scrapes and bruises as a kid was never fun, but it was always a bit of a treat to put on a cool a band-aid with race cars or unicorns on it. These adorable bandages designed by Joyce Dang take kids’ first aid to a completely new level. Instead of simply providing bandages, the company creates an interactive experience that is equally fun and functional. “Aqua Skins provides a playful and friendly experience for children during the challenging incident…
  • ROY G. BIV

    Elizabeth Freeman
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Green is no longer just a color. It's now the symbol of ecology and a verb. Since the beginning of time, green has signified growth, rebirth, and fertility. In pagan times, there was the "Green Man" - a symbol of fertility.  In Muslim countries, it is a holy color and in Ireland, a lucky color. Today's greens can be found in a wide range of objects: pea soup, emeralds, wasabi, and sage. This week we take a closer look at some of the latest branding and packaging designs colored green.Carlsberg Beauty Gentlemen, please groom responsibly. Introducing Beer Beauty from…
  • JDO redesigns Southern Comfort RTD packs

    Elizabeth Freeman
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:17 am
    JDO Brand & Design has continued its partnership with Brown-Forman to redesign ready to drink (RTD) Southern Comfort secondary packaging for Australia and New Zealand.  The agency has previously worked with Brown-Forman on the Jack Daniel’s brand. JDO was briefed to create an eye catching, iconic design for the packs.  Australia is the world leader in alcoholic RTD, representing 60% of the global market. The new design needed to leverage the global visual identity and the brand’s positioning of ‘Whatever’s Comfortable.’  It also needed to be dynamic, disrupt…
  • Del Viejo Salsa

    Elizabeth Freeman
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Spice up your meals with Del Viejo Salsa. With peppers cultivated from Florida's farmlands, the rich flavor is bottled in glass jars and sealed with the brand's crest. A star-shaped design with a scalloped edge contains an abundance of yellow peppers on the vine and at the center of it all, the name "Del Viejo". For visual authenticity, a brief history on how the company came to be is scripted on the back of the jar surrounded by illustrations."Del Viejo makes the world’s most unique salsa: from the rare datil pepper. This pepper grows in very few areas, with one of the more known cultivars…
  • Kořínek Winery

    Theresa Christine Johnson
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    In the small village of Hnanice, in the South Moravian winegrowing region of the Czech Republic, is Kořínek Winery. With a few different varieties of wine, they wanted to have some noticeable differences between each one. Pergamen was tasked with creating a distinct logo and labels for their wine range.“The winery's vineyards are located at the border of the national park in the valley of the Thaya River (Czech: Dyje). Therefore, we decided to name the basic range of wines ‘Greetings from the National Park’ and chose illustrations of animals living in the surroundings as the main…
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  • Essential eCommerce Themes and User Experience Tips

    iulian
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:24 am
    Advertise here with BSAAn attractively designed online store featuring popular products will draw in customers. There are however several things you need to take in to account, to keep your visitors from wandering away, and leaving half-filled shopping carts behind. Your website needs to be customer friendly, and here is how you can make that happen.   Creating a Shopping Experience Your Online Visitors will Love To create an excellent online shopping experience, make it a point to pay attention to the following customer-friendly features: Navigation – Shoppers won’t purchase…
  • 28 Graphic Design Podcast Homepages

    Jake Rocheleau
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:21 am
    Advertise here with BSAThose who love design are willing to follow in the footsteps of greats who came before. Podcasts are an excellent way to pick up information from these greats – but the podcasts themselves are only audio. As designers we care deeply about the packaging and its shiny little red bow. In the realm of web design that packaging is the website itself, and the bow is all the little graphics and textures on top. Design podcasts are full of great content but many of them also run beautiful websites. This gallery focuses on the well-designed websites of design podcasts. The…
  • 35 Best InDesign Tutorials for Beginning Print Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:21 am
    Advertise here with BSAAnyone who understands even the basics of print has a greater comprehension of design over those who strictly work digital. Print is still an active medium and will always be useful for things like business cards, posters, and book covers. InDesign is unequivocally the best program to study for any print work ranging from style guides to letterheads and corporate flyers. Thankfully InDesign is meant to play with other programs like Photoshop and Illustrator, so if you’re already familiar with Adobe software then it shouldn’t present much of a hurdle. If…
 
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  • We’re Hiring A New WordPress Developer

    Ben
    14 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    We are a fun and vibrant Design Studio who specialise in packaging companies up with a beautiful brand and a stunning, functional website. Based in the heart of the Hampshire countryside (near Romsey to be precise) we’ve found ourselves specialising in bespoke websites running on the very popular WordPress. We’re a team of 4 developers, designers and new business managers – currently looking for a passionate WordPress Developer to become a part of our development team. As a WordPress Developer, you will be involved in all aspects of our WordPress development, including creating and…
  • Happy Birthday Boys!

    Gillian Jones
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:38 am
    The FHOKE team have two Birthday’s today in the office, both Ben and Brett share the same special day, so Happy Birthday to the boys! We celebrated at the weekend visiting Quay Fifteen in Southampton and had a great night out (some of us didn’t have to drive home so enjoyed a few well earned drinks!). We’ve been working with Quay Fifteen since their launch last year and have big plans for them in coming the months. After re-aligning our own brand to reflect our values, we are now working hard to engage with our clients. We have been lucky to have worked with, and…
  • Why Do You Use WordPress?

    Ben
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:44 am
    Whilst most clients have heard of WordPress they might not know what it can do, so we’re often asked: “Why will it benefit me and will it be easy to use?”. We thought it was about time we explained why we choose it as our go to platform when building a content managed site. What is WordPress? WordPress started out life as a blogging platform. In the past you would have found sites using it as a separate tool to manage the news or blog areas from the main content management system (CMS). Over time WordPress has developed into a powerful CMS managing all aspects of a website. From a basic…
  • New Look Brand and Messaging For FHOKE

    Ben
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    Over the past year we’ve been putting things in place to expand the business intelligently. We started with new offices, we took on Gillian (who’s doing a fab job at getting us recognised in the local area) and now we’ve looked closer at our own brand and messaging, for once. We’ve had great success over the past six years but times change and we’ve re-aligned our messaging to reflect that. We’ve always been known for our strength in design but over the years that message has been diluted with a long list of services that every other agency seems to talk about as well. It’s…
  • FHOKE Launches New Triple Eight Racing Site

    Ben
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:04 am
    Triple Eight Racing recently launched their new website and brand to great acclaim which has been designed and built by award-wining design agency FHOKE. The most successful team in British Touring Car Championship history, Triple Eight decided it was time to overhaul their brand identity ahead of the 2015 race season. With a new brand identity and website the updated look will be used across both its Touring Car and GT exploits promoting all aspects of the team. The Hampshire-based agency is well known for its design and brand work with their strong attention to detail being an integral part…
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    The Graphic Mac

  • The more things change…

    James
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:32 am
    A post I made in 2010 titled Stuff that ticked me off last week, popped up on my radar this morning. I went back and read it. Sadly, while a few details have changed, for the most part everything has stayed the same. Related posts: Free font: Dead Letter Office Remove extension change warning dialog in OS X Snow Leopard Logo Trends 2010
  • Video Tutorial: Recover a missing image from an Adobe Illustrator file

    James
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    Based on this post here at the Graphic Mac, the folks at Webucator put together this handy video tutorial on how to recover a missing image from an Adobe Illustrator file. My thanks to them for producing a great little video. Be sure to check out their other Illustrator Training options. Related posts: How to recover a missing image link from an Adobe Illustrator file Illustrator gradient mesh tutorial Tutorial: Enhance your vector image with Adobe Photoshop
  • Red, green, blue: the colors of app icons

    James
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Stuart Hall offers an interesting look at the colors of app icons on iOS and the Mac in this article. Blue, by far, is the most popular color; but if you want to stand out from the crowd, purple is probably the coolest color to go with! I’m actually surprised at how few apps use the pink/purple hues. Related posts: The forbidden colors Free icons: De Anza by Louie Mantia Choosing the right colors for your logo design
  • Free font: Gent

    James
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    An excellent display font for use in logos, particularly when you only need a stylized letter or two. Gent is 100% free for commercial use! Related posts: Free font: Romeral Free font: Aller Free font: Bizon
  • Does a logo design NEED to work in black & white?

    James
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Great article! The days of a logo design NEEDING to work in black & white are long-gone. That being said, a great logo design WILL work in black & white—perhaps with a little modification. So if your logo doesn’t work in black and white, perhaps you should re-think it. While the linked article goes against my advice on creating a logo you can live with and still get paid, I still stand behind what I wrote back in 2008. Related posts: The A-B-Cs of logo design Choosing the right colors for your logo design 60 expert logo design tips
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  • Record covers - August

    Jon Hicks
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:12 am
    Here are a few record covers that have caught my eye in August, enjoy! John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure The world is a beautiful place and I am no longer afraid to die – January 10th 2014 Blackalicious – Imani Vol1
  • Troika #13: Oooph!

    Jon Hicks
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Episode 13 of Troika is all about the versatile singer-songwriter and Yahama maestro John Shuttleworth! Songs featured are: ‘Mutiny over the Bounty’, ‘Two Margarines’ and ‘I can’t go back to savoury now’.
  • Troika #12: Le Tour!

    Jon Hicks
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    I had planned a different Troika for #12, but I was so late getting it ready, I was going to miss the fact that the Tour de France starts this weekend! So that will become #13, and here is my rather hurried tribute to the annual cycling pantomime that is the Tour! First up is ‘Tour de France’ by Alexis Roche* (apparently a bit rude, but it’s in French), then ‘Tour de France’ by Benôit Charest (from the fantastic Belleville Rendezvous soundtrack), finishing with ‘Tour de France’ by Señor Coconut. As I’ve mentioned before, I can’t abide…
  • Troika #11: All about the Bassists

    Jon Hicks
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    Hello peoples! This Troika is all about the bassists! We start with ‘Hello Meow’ by Squarepusher, ‘Jerry was a race car driver’ by Primus, and finish with ‘By the Way’ by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
  • Troika #10: For Leigh

    Jon Hicks
    21 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Eighteen years ago, I sold my car, and met my wife! These are songs that remind of that wonderful time – Step into my World’ by Hurricane #1, ‘Don’t Whiz on the Electric Fence’ by Ren and Stimpy, and finishing up with ‘No Surprises’ by Radiohead
 
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    Hongkiat.com

  • 30 Amazing Infrared Photos

    Rean
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    We take our ability to see for granted, on a daily basis, and yet colors play such crucial roles in our every decision-making process. But we’re not here to talk about that. Today we’re here to show you the world in a different light – literally. In the following 30 photographs you will be seeing everyday scenes, scenery and objects under a very different condition: in infrared. You see, normally we can only see in visible light, an area on the electromagnetic spectrum that is between "near ultraviolet" and "near infrared". Without going too technical into…
  • How to Create Recovery Partition in OS X

    Thoriq Firdaus
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    While I was doing maintenance for my OS X, using the Maintenance app, the app told me that my disk partition needs to be repaired. So, as usual, I reboot OS X and held Cmd + R to access the Disk Utilty in OS X Recovery to fix it. However, instead of coming to Disk Recovery Assistant, I was directed to the Internet Recovery, which was unusual. I later on figured out that this happened because the Recovery partition is missing somehow. To verify this, I ran diskutil list in Terminal but I can’t find the Recovery HD partition. Internet Recovery is a feature addition since OS X. It lets us…
  • 10 Assistive Tech for People With Disabilities

    Agus
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:01 am
    Technology has always lent a helping hand for people with disabilities such as visual impairment, speech impairment, people with motion disabilities or disorders etc. There are a lot of apps and gadgets that can help ease the difficulties people with disability face on a daily basis, and in this post you will be seeing 10 apps and/or gadgets that can do so. From providing help with reading despite a visual impairment, to keeping the deaf included in a group conversation, to helping patients with shaky hands have a meal independently, here are 10 assistive technologies that are helping the…
  • How to Disable WordPress Emoticons

    Thoriq Firdaus
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    WordPress keeps improving with new features in each new edition. Some of these new features are so subtle that you might have overlooked them. In version 4.2, for example, WordPress adds a set of new Emojis which you could use to make your post more fun and expressive. To display these Emoji, WordPress loads a script, wp-emoji-release.min.js, behind the scenes. However, if you find that you do not use Emoji much, there is not point on loading this script, and you might want to consider removing this feature. Here are two ways you can do so. More:: 23 Clever and Funny Use of Emojis Method #1:…
  • The 10 Most Fascinating jQuery Grids

    Anna Monus
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    jQuery is usually the first choice for most people who want to dip their feet in JavaScript programming as it provides an easy method to select HTML elements and manipulate the DOM. jQuery is wildly popular, according to the recent stats of W3Techs, “jQuery is used by 95.4% of all the websites whose JavaScript library we know.” jQuery is also used by many JavaScript libraries as a dependency, and the alpha version of the new major release, jQuery 3.0 is already out there. If your project uses jQuery in any way and you want a dynamic, flexible layout for your design it’s…
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  • Willer, Padilla & Arnett: Your International Design Awards Judges

    Amanda Aszman
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:59 am
    This is the year to enter your best design work into the International Design Awards. If you didn’t already know—HOW has an extensive international reach, and design competition winners gain valuable exposure in HOW magazine and HOWdesign.com. Plus, the Best of Show winner scores a free trip to HOW Design Live 2016 in Atlanta (that means round-trip airfare, hotel and conference registration). What’s especially exciting this year is the esteemed panel of judges we’ve chosen to determine the winners: Marina Willer, Pentagram partner, Sebastian Padilla, co-founder and…
  • Logo and Identity Design Inspiration

    Amanda Aszman
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Sixth Annual Logo Design Awards (this year’s deadline is this Friday, Aug. 21) saw some amazing entries. We ended up with an amazing group of winners. Among the many great logos was a gorgeous one from Works Progress Design, a small agency full of self-proclaimed creative partners, confidantes, storytellers and artists who work as seasoned strategists, designers, writers and developers. “Being selected for the HOW Logo Design Awards was a huge highlight for us,” says Mara Lubell, owner and creative director of Works Progress Design. “It had kind of an…
  • 12 Designers & Their Smartphone Screens

    Amanda Aszman
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:08 am
    Recently, art director Adam Ladd found himself wondering, How much of a designer’s interests and personality is revealed when looking at their smartphone screens? Given that there is an incredible number of mobile apps in existence today, an infinite number of images at our disposal for backgrounds, and limitless customization options for the design savvy, the HOW team was willing to bet you could learn quite a bit about a designer by looking at his or her smartphone screens. Too curious to go on simply wondering and betting, we reached out to a handful of designers we know and…
  • Letter-Perfect: The Gift of Hand-Drawn Letters

    Sarah Whitman
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s Note: This gorgeous typographic poster, made up of Lesli Ink’s hand-drawn letters, was  featured in HOW magazine’s Spring 2015 issue as the Best of Show winner in the International Design Awards, which recognizes excellence on a global scale. This year’s deadline: Sept. 18.  Since she was a child, Toronto-based Lesli Ink owner Lesli Ferguson has saved every heartfelt card she’s ever received, amassing boxes upon boxes. So for the holidays last year, Ferguson wanted to send her clients a card that they, too, would cherish. “The holidays are notorious…
  • 18 Great Logos to Appreciate

    Amanda Aszman
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    The entries in the Sixth Annual Logo Design Awards were top notch, and we ended up with an amazing group of winners. Among the great logos were two designs from Orlando-based Brand Architecture, a branding and design agency with a passion for creating memorable, meaningful design. We talked to Brand Architecture CEO & President Frederic Terral about the big win, and here’s what he had to say: “We enjoyed some good social media and PR buzz, which increased traffic to our site and general social media engagement. Most importantly, we gained a great client out of…
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    The Logo Smith

  • Googles Alphabet Logo – My Review

    The Logo Smith
    14 Aug 2015 | 4:25 am
    Googles Alphabet Logo – My Review Googles Alphabet logo (Googles new holding company) is very nice. Visit the following link for even more insightful comments about Alphabet’s logo: Google Announces It’s All Grown-Up With Alphabet’s New Logo © 2006-2014 The Logo Smith - Freelance Logo Designer and Brand Identity Design Studio
  • The Pantone Cafe on Monaco’s Beach

    The Logo Smith
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    The Pantone Cafe on Monaco’s Beach One can now experience Pantone not just from their Pantone Hotel, but now also a delightful Pantone Cafe, located in the French Riveria, or more accurately, the Côte d’Azur. CONCEPT: “From 14 July to 9 September, the esplanade of the Grimaldi Forum will host the first colorful Pantone & Cafe. Pantone no introduction. In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone founder created an innovative system of identification, color communication and correspondence in order to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color in the graphic arts…
  • Packaging: The Cheeky Reality

    The Logo Smith
    10 Aug 2015 | 3:43 am
    Packaging: The Cheeky Reality What I particularly love about this post: How Packaging Works, over on Jonhson Ban’s blog, is how there is absolutely no write-up, no text, no copy, no written explanation or opinion. These photographs clearly show the reality behind some types of product packing. The ‘packing’ of certain brands of crisps have always bothered me. A normal size crisp bag, full of air and less than half full (often one third full) of crisps. In this case for me, the obvious excess of ‘air’ and lack of content when you rip the back open, and the air…
  • Penguin Books Logo Design Evolution

    The Logo Smith
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    Penguin Books Logo Design Evolution Recently Penguin Books celebrated the 80th anniversary of it’s very popular range of paperback books. Like many famous logos with such a long history, Penguin Books logo has seen a number of relatively ‘subtle’ design changes in it’s 80 years of fronting the Penguin brand. The logo was last ‘refreshed’ only back in 2003, by Angus Hyland (@AngusHyland), from Pentagram. Worth a Read: CreativeBloc has a wonderful write-up on the Evolution of the Penguin Books Logo that’s well worth a read: The tale behind the Penguin…
  • Free Font Download: Bernier Vintage Font Designed by Ryan Pyae

    The Logo Smith
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    Free Font Download: Bernier Vintage Font Designed by Ryan Pyae Finding some nice free fonts for download on Behance at the moment. Here’s a condensed vintage style font (upper-case only) designed by Ryan Pyae. Although only upper-case, Bernier does comes in 3 different styles: Regular, Distressed and Shade. Ryan says Bernier is perfect for vintage style designs such as badges, emblems, old school style typography and of course, vintage logo designs. Download Bernier Vintage Free Font © 2006-2014 The Logo Smith - Freelance Logo Designer and Brand Identity Design Studio
 
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  • What you would like to see on Just Creative?

    Jacob Cass
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:50 am
    “Talk less, listen more”. This is some advice that I am guilty of not following. I’ve been pumping out articles and guest articles here on Just Creative & Just Globetrotting without asking for feedback from you, so now’s your chance to speak up! Give your feedback on Just Creative! The link above is a 30 second survey and as a thank you for participating, a random 5 winners will receive a free premium resource from the Vandelay Design Shop. My aim is to post more of what you guys would like to see, and less of what you don’t. Plus improve Just Creative with any other…
  • How to convert PSD files to WordPress

    Jacob Cass
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by PSDtoWP.net Perhaps it would be best to start here with the why. About a quarter of all websites run on WordPress, the online blogging platform. This makes it by far one of the most popular open source content management systems on the planet. The vast majority of web designers still use Photoshop to design a website, although there are alternatives. This means that a lot of website designers need to find ways on how to convert PSD files to a responsive WordPress theme! Now, this might seem fairly straightforward. However, converting a PSD file into a…
  • How to Overcome your Creative Block

    Jacob Cass
    20 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Barry Eisenman. Creative blocks, while unnerving, are normal and unfortunately part of the creative process. It’s not something to be feared – rather, something that affords you the opportunity to rethink your concept and the direction you’re pursuing. “Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things a different way.” - Edward de Bono, author, inventor, physician, psychologist When you find yourself stuck with creative block, here are a few things you can try to reboot your thinking so you can move forward.
  • 22 World Class Quality Fonts (With Web Fonts & Extended Licensing)

    Jacob Cass
    17 Aug 2015 | 3:33 am
    Update: this deal has now expired. If you’re after a world class font bundle that focuses on quality over quantity then this deal is for you. DesignCuts have carefully hand picked a selection of best selling fonts from across the web and these quality font families come with tons of weights & extras. For example, the included Corporative font family alone includes 64 individual fonts, extensive language support, and many added characters/glyphs. There is great variety in this bundle, with a focus on versatile corporate fonts (my favorite) as well artistic and script fonts too, to add…
  • UX Design Trends & Forecast for 2015/16

    Jacob Cass
    13 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Sophia. Of late, I have been attending various conversations which involve user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). Being a web designer it is incumbent on me to clear all the doubts. Due to the similarity between these terms, a lot of people are getting confused and are unable to understand their intricacies. In fact, people believe UI and UX to be same terms with two different names. But in reality, both these terminologies vary drastically – be it in terms of their meaning or technicalities. UX vs UI in a layman’s language I was seriously…
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    Line25

  • 25 Illustrated Quotes with Beautiful Typography

    Iggy
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:18 pm
    It’s time for your daily dose of design inspiration! Today, we inspire you with an awesome list of 25 illustrated quotes with beautiful typography! Not only the messages themselves will inspire you, but also the way these illustrated quotes were created. The typography style is truly unique for each one of them and it blends perfectly with the design elements. Which one of these illustrated quotes do you likemost and why? Let us know in the comment section below. Wake Up The Right Way Keep Going Don’t Procrastinate Your Passions Get Reflective No Effort Means No Success Get Started…
  • Single-Page Website Design: Right or Wrong Direction?

    Julia Blake
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    Single-page websites gradually fill the internet space. It is the recently emerged trend that becomes more and more prominent these days. Originally designed for online portfolios, the usage of one-page designs rose sharply from commercial and social advertising to narrowly focused businesses and services. So what is the secret of such a rapidly growing popularity? This new format in website building allows website owners to test their audiences, in attempt to find out their preferences and improve user experience. Having a website, you should realize that it is made not just for you. Your…
  • 30 More Creative Graphic Designer Portfolio Websites

    Iggy
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:41 am
    Did you like our roundup with awesome designers you should follow on Instagram and also our previous list with 30 graphic designer portfolio websites? If yes, then you’ll surely like this one too. If you don’t know where to get your daily design inspiration from, then check out these creative graphic designer portfolio websites. These websites not only have lots of interesting projects on them, but also have interesting portfolio website designs. Change your own online portfolio today and make it even better. Which one of these graphic designer portfolio websites is your…
  • How To Build Responsive Mobile Friendly Websites With Twitter Bootstrap

    Josh Crawmer
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    Twitter Bootstrap is a CSS framework that helps in creating responsive websites. Bootstrap is lightweight, easy to use, and only requires a basic knowledge of HTML to incorporate most of its features. You’re probably asking yourself, why should I use Bootstrap? Can’t I make my website responsive without using good old Bootstrap? Well, you’re actually right, you can. But I would urge you to stop and ask yourself if you want to go through the trouble.  Have you ever heard the saying, “Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.” In my opinion, anything that saves you…
  • Showcase of Brilliant Designs That Use Negative Space

    Iggy
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Take a look at these brilliant designs that use negative space and be inspired! You’ll be amazed by how smart these are! Here you’ll find multiple types of designs that use negative space in a clever way, from posters, business cards and other prints, to packaging designs, logos and ads! These beautiful designs will surely inspire you to create awesome projects as well. Here they are! Which ones do you like most and why? Let us know in the comment section below. Frame an image Combine elements Use shapes Bring in the culture Use layers Have a character Push limits Flip it…
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Nelson Shanks, 1937-2015

    Charley Parker
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Nelson Shanks was a highly regarded painter or portraits, still life and landscape; noted in particular for his portraits of such figures as Luciano Pavarotti, Mstislav Rostropovich, Princess Diana, Pope John Paul II and U.S. Presidents Regan and Clinton. Nelson Shanks died yesterday, August 28, 2015 at the age of 77. I won’t go into detail here, as I already have in three previous posts, linked below. My post Nelson Shanks (update), from 2012, contains a fairly extensive list of links. The images on his Studio Incamminati Gallery and on the Art Renewal Center are often larger than…
  • Sam Nielson

    Charley Parker
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Concept artist and illustrator Sam Nielson works in a lively, cartoony style, in which he almost seems to be rendering caricatures of his already far-out imaginary characters. Nielson combines his springy drawing style with a digital painting approach that pays great attention to the lighting of his subjects — sometimes dramatic, other times muted and understated, but always in control of the way your eye moves through his compositions. Nielson’s blog contains some professional work, as well as personal projects and a number of pisces related to a digital painting course he…
  • Phil Sandusky (update 2015)

    Charley Parker
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:07 am
    Phil Sandusky is a plein air painter, landscape, cityscape and figurative artist based in New Orleans. I’ve written about Sandusky previously, most recently in 2014. Since then, he has unveiled a new website that showcases his work to better advantage. Sandusky paints the streets, parks and neighborhoods of New Orleans, and several other cities that he frequently visits, with verve, confidence and a keen sense of direct observation. To my eye, there is always a touch of wildness in his work, a sense that the painter has just barely contained the energy and light of the scene. Ten years…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Monet’s Still Life with Flowers and Fruit

    Charley Parker
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    Still Life with Flowers and Fruit, Claude Monet In the Getty Museum, also on Google Art Project and Wikimedia Commons (also here). The Getty page offers a downloadble version that is very high resolution (60mb). The Getty version seems unnecessarily dark to me (I haven’t found museums to be particularly reliable when it comes to the color balance of the online presentation of works from their collections); the Google Art Project version seems unnaturally bright. I haven’t seen the original, but based on other Monets I’ve seen, I suspect the balance is somewhere inbetween,…
  • So PineNut

    Charley Parker
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:24 pm
    So PineNut is the name given on his Behance gallery for a Japanese artist and illustrator based in Tokyo. Beyond that I have little background information. The images on his Behance gallery are often dark, both in emotional tone and subject; and, unfortunately, in the sense that some of the photographs of the work appear to be underexposed. I have not taken the liberty of enhancing any of them. Several of the projects show works in progress and the impressions being pulled on a series of stone lithographs, in which the artist has lavished lots of textural details. There are also color pieces…
 
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    The Fresh Peel // Ripe Brand Strategy. Juicy Insights and Trends.

  • 5 Trendy and Modern Websites We Should Take Notes From

    AC
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:23 pm
    In order to have an effective online presence, websites need to be as modern as the world is. Companies can use their website as a marketing tool that builds connections between people and their products. These five websites use different strategies to do much more than simply provide a mission statement or sell a product: they sell ideas about their company and encourage customers to build a relationship with them. These companies are winning at being modern by making efficient use of the space of their website, by being direct, and by providing full access to information on their products…
  • The Worst Things that Can Happen to Your Website and How to Prevent Them

    Chris Wilson
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    So, you opened your doors to the public and your website went online. You made your first sale, and later that night you celebrated over wine with your loved ones. It’s official. You now own and operate a business. Good for you! Exciting times! Except, here’s the thing: two weeks later, you’ve seen hardly a soul in your shop, and sales, well, let’s just say you haven’t been raking it in. What gives? Before you panic about that well-thought out business plan of yours and second guess the whole enterprise, take a moment to consider your business’s web presence. It’s more important…
  • Musicians: Read These Word of Mouth Marketing Tips to Increase Your Audience at a Show

    AC
    20 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Photo via: Castaway in Scotland Summer concerts are one of the best parts of the season. People are more carefree and want to spend time listening to good music at their nearest bar or venue. There’s more daylight, which encourages people to stay up later and indulge in things they might not during the drearier, winter months. If you’ve not seen the numbers you’ve wanted to lately at your shows, there are ways to increase your audience headcount. Even though the music itself is artistry, there is still a marketing aspect that is instrumental (pun intended) to a band’s success. If…
  • Never Before Seen: Using Video to Drive Brand Engagement

    Chris Wilson
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
      Sony launched an impressive campaign this week where they teamed up with a diverse range of filmmakers, artists and influencers to create a series of new films celebrating the “never before seen”. With the debut, Sony released three different short films: “Picture Machine”, “Paperports” and “Creature”. Each film is highly unique and entertaining in its own way. This is a powerful exhibit of how a big brand can successfully work together with the entrepreneurs and creators of the world to make content worth sharing. Take a look at the first videos to debut in the…
  • How the Lines Between User Experience and Marketing Have Blurred

    Nick Rojas
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    With mobile devices and the Internet of Things, consumers are closer to the brands and services they use now than ever before. For a business to thrive, it needs to be regularly engaged with its customers. The online experience a brand provides its users with has becoming a key method of generating conversions. However, the role of user experience (UX) is too often misrepresented and oversimplified. Creating a user experience is about more than just creating an interface. It is about your user’s relationship with you and your brand through technology. The ultimate goal is to remove the…
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    MarketingSherpa Blog

  • Ecommerce: Why online retailers are experimenting with brick-and-mortar locations

    Susan Warren
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    According to Advertising Age, virtual marketing has become the norm. However, some ecommerce retailers have recently invested in the opening of brick-and-mortar stores in order to stay ahead of the marketing curve and establish better relationships with their customers. Watch Debbie Hauss's interview from the MarketingSherpa Media Center at IRCE 2015 to learn why expanding to brick-and-mortar stores is becoming common for online retailers.
  • Dimensional Weight Pricing: How a “17 pound” feather can affect your ecommerce profit margins

    Daniel Burstein
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    Ecommerce has long been considered to have a cost advantage over bricks-and-mortar retailers. However, these reduced costs come at an expense — Internet retailers rely on a third-party for fulfillment. Read on to learn how changes in shipping costs will affect your ecommerce business.
  • Email Marketing 101: How to determine the right email content for your subscribers

    Regina Love
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    How can you avoid being a pain in a customer's inbox? The answer is in targeting your content. It is one of the most important, and sometimes underutilized, elements of email marketing. At the MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2015 Media Center, Courtney Eckerle, Managing Editor, MarketingSherpa, interviewed Jessica Best, Digital Marketer, emfluence, on ways marketers can focus on their customers in order to build the right content.
  • The Power of Visuals: How four companies effectively used visual content and three tools to get you started

    Selena Blue
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    An image is a powerful tool in the digital world. It can draw attention, communicate value, increase shareability and so much more. Read on to learn more about four success stories that show how visual content can greatly impact your content and social media marketing efforts, from blog views to Facebook shares.
  • Stop Batching and Blasting: An interview from Email Summit 2015

    Andrea Johnson
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:01 am
    This MarketingSherpa Blog post features a live interview conducted by Erin Hogg, MarketingSherpa reporter, with Diana Primeau, Director of Member, Services User Engagement Team, CBS Interactive. They discussed why batch and blast emails are dead and how to immediately begin sending emails that are relevant.
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    Thoughts From Eric

  • Dislike

    Eric Meyer
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Facebook is emotionally smarter than we give it credit for, though perhaps not as algorithmically smart as it could be. I’ve been pondering this for a few weeks now, and Zeynep Tufekci’s “Facebook and the Tyranny of the ‘Like’ in a Difficult World” prodded me to consolidate my thoughts. (Note: This is not about what Tufekci writes about, exactly, and is not meant as a rebuttal to her argument.  I agree with her that post-ranking algorithms need to be smarter.  I also believe there are design solutions needed to compensate for the unthinking nature of those algorithms, but…
  • Medium Trials

    Eric Meyer
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Originally published at Medium on July 30th, 2015. Yesterday, I decided to try importing a story to Medium. I’d hunted around for a way to auto-post to Medium from WordPress, which runs the blog portion of meyerweb (the rest is mostly HTML, with a little PHP here and there), and hadn’t found one. Then I found the “Import story” feature on Medium and thought, Sure, why not? So I tried it out on my most recent post, which also happened to have some code in it, as my posts sometimes do. The process was, as anyone who’s used it can tell you, very simple. Paste in a URL and the content…
  • Undoing oncut/oncopy/onpaste Falsities

    Eric Meyer
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Inspired by Ryan Joy’s excellent and deservedly popular tweet, I wrote a small, not-terribly-smart Javascript function to undo cut/copy/paste blocking in HTML. function fixCCP() {   var elems = document.getElementsByTagName('*');   var attrs = ['onpaste','oncopy','oncut'];   for (i = 0; i < elems.length; i++) {       for (j = 0; j < attrs.length; j++) {         if (elems[i].getAttribute(attrs[j])) {             elems[i].setAttribute(attrs[j],elems[i]             .getAttribute(attrs[j])             .replace("return false","return true"));         }       }…
  • Gradient Flags

    Eric Meyer
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    With the news today of the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, and my recent completion of the part of CSS:The Definitive Guide that deals with gradients, I thought I’d create a couple of flags using linear gradients. First, I’ll define the basic box of the flags.  The dimensions are the same as those specified for the U.S. flag, 1:1.9.  I added a couple of box shadows for visual constrast with the background. div {height: 10em; width: 19em; margin: 3em;     box-shadow: 0 0 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.25),         0.4em 0.6em 0.5em rgba(0,0,0,0.25);} Okay, with that set,…
  • The Guilt I Carry

    Eric Meyer
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    Last year, in an effort to help him and many friends of mine struggling with the tragic death of Chloe Weil, I told Jeremy Keith I had let go of guilt over Rebecca’s death, and that was the truth.  I mourned, I had regrets, but there was no guilt, because there was nothing we could have done except what we did.  Her cancer and death was always going to happen, and the only thing—the only thing—we could have done to avoid it was to have never adopted Rebecca in the first place, thus causing some other family to experience all the joy and sorrow of her brief life.  I accepted that, and…
 
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    Naldz Graphics

  • Free PSD Website Templates for Web Designers and Developers

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    12 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Website template, or page template, is a pre-designed web page that can be used and customized for projects and other various reasons. Each of these template designs varies with their layout and theme depending on the purpose, specificity of the design, its target visitors, and more. With all of these factors to consider, you can just imagine how daunting it is to create an effective web design. That’s why having a web template can be a lifesaver to developers and designers online. Having a free web template can be a great help to a lot of people such as web The post Free PSD Website…
  • 35 Great Examples of Vineyard and Winery Websites

    Marvi Ocampo
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    It can be a challenging task in thinking of ideas to create a niche web design for vineyards and wineries that are venturing online. Everything has to be considered such as its visual design, UI layouts, responsiveness, etc. It can easily become overwhelming especially if you have to start from scratch and have no idea where to start. Luckily, there area a number of ways to overcome this difficulty, and one of them is looking for great web designs that can give you fresh ideas and fill up your inspiration tank to get you going. So we have ran through The post 35 Great Examples of Vineyard and…
  • 30 Apple Watch GUI Kits, Mock-ups and Templates for Free

    Ebrian Acebedo
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    With the highly known Apple Watch coming to the scene, I’m sure many designers are looking forward to start creating their app designs and UI/UX designs for this wearable device. In fact, a lot of them have already worked on various UI kits, Mock-ups and other resources that are applicable to this intriguing wearable. For those designers who also want to start working on their own designs, we have decided to put together a list of various resources that can help you jumpstart your goal. This collection consists of various contents such as mock-ups, UI kits, elements, and such, all The post…
  • 25 Fascinating Websites with Captivating Visual Storytelling

    Christie Ann
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    With today’s HTML and CSS furthering the web designers’ ability to create mesmerizing animations and parallax effects, new web designs have emerged that offer fascinating experience to their visitors. Though this kind of designs can be attractive and tempting, displaying the right amount of animation, characters, and movements can be challenging to balance and therefore, tricky to pull off. If you’re a planning to design or own a website like this, it could be wise to check out some examples that will give you some precious ideas on how you will create it. Below, take a look at some of…
  • 44 Camera Logo Examples with Catchy Designs

    Mickey Javier
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    Camera is the trend of today’s generation. From digital cameras, Polaroid cameras, smartphones to any other devices, it seems that people can’t live a day without having a selfie or taking pictures of what they eat, where they are, etc. It’s no wonder that there are many apps and companies along with their logos that are created to satiate this demand. In designing a logo design for personal purposes or client, it would be smart to check out other designs to get a wider view and perception on the area of the design. There are a lot of available logo The post 44 Camera Logo Examples with…
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  • The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Adding a New Order Part 1

    Ahmad Awais
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    In my previous article I gave an introduction to how online store owners can track and manage orders placed by customers. What if you want to place any order manually? This is the topic of today's article, in which I will explain how one can add a new order in WooCommerce. Adding a New OrderTo add any new order in WooCommerce, go to WooCommerce > Orders > Add Order. When you click the button for Add Order you will be directed to a page which is divided into different meta boxes. Each section will offer certain settings which you will configure in order to create a new order. Let's…
  • Creating a Web App From Scratch Using AngularJS and Firebase: Part 8

    Jay
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In the previous part of this tutorial series, we added the Ladda loading indicator into our application to make it more interactive. We also saw how to filter the data result while fetching data from firebase. In this part of the tutorial, we'll add the logout functionality and fix a couple of issues.Getting StartedLet's start by cloning the previous part of the tutorial from GitHub.git clone https://github.com/jay3dec/AngularJS_Firebase_Part7.gitAfter cloning the source code, navigate to the project directory and install the required dependencies.cd AngularJS_Firebase_Part7 npm installOnce…
  • Building a Shopping List Application With CloudKit: Adding Records

    Bart Jacobs
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:30 pm
    In the first tutorial of this series, we explored the CloudKit framework and infrastructure. We also laid the foundation for the sample application that we're going to build, a shopping list application. In this tutorial, we are focusing on adding, editing, and removing shopping lists.PrerequisitesAs I mentioned in the previous tutorial, I will be using Xcode 7 and Swift 2. If you are using an older version of Xcode, then keep in mind that you are using a different version of the Swift programming language.In this tutorial, we will continue working with the project we created in the first…
  • The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: An Introduction to Managing Orders

    Ahmad Awais
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    WooCommerce is quite a versatile plugin which allows you to convert any ordinary website into an online store. With this plugin you can sell your products to customers in the best possible way. The reason is that WooCommerce offers a user-friendly interface to place orders. Customers can complete their checkout process with great ease, without facing any kind of hassle.Like all other shop owners you will definitely want to keep a record of all the product sales. WooCommerce allows you to track each and every order which is placed by your customers. In today's article I will explain how…
  • Fast Web UI With Webknife

    Richard Guay
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingThe modern web demands faster and faster development cycles. With this greater demand, there is a need for tools to help meet these deadlines. Webknife is a web development framework to help in creating nice layouts and designs with the least amount of coding. In this tutorial, I am creating a web-based application to help instructors at Tuts+ create their course paperwork in Markdown more easily. Wireframing Before coding, it is a good practice to get an idea of the application layout and how you want it to work. This application creates a properly formatted Markdown…
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    NewWork

  • Karolis Strautniekas

    Daniël van der Winden
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:37 am
    Karolis Strautniekas creates very smart, fine and warm illustrations. Often textured, balancing between surreal and realistic, his portfolio is a joy to click through. Personal favourites of mine are the cover illustration for DuJour and his latest work for Forbes.
  • Papercraft

    Bart van de Haterd
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
    London based designer/director/animator Tom McCarten created this papercraft voyage for Disney Junior. Cool use of paper illustrations and animations in a stop motion style. More info and making-of on his Behance page.
  • Dismaland

    Ruben Bos
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:39 am
    At the end of the holiday season you’re probably planning your next weekend break. Why not try Dismaland? A Disney-inspired bemusement park created by Banksy in lovely Somerset, UK. The park includes work by Damien Hirst and several other artists. Oh, and it’s free for kids up to 5!
  • Joren Joshua & Ilse Weisfelt

    Daniël van der Winden
    14 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    This talented couple has been creating loads of great work recently. Joren & Ilse were invited to Horsens, Denmark for Horsens Public Art Festival. They designed and painted these illustrations on two silos, spanning a whopping total of around 150 square meters. Crazy cool.
  • Patrouille Suisse

    Bart van de Haterd
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:27 am
    We’ve seen some pretty cool 360-degree videos since YouTube started supporting this feature earlier this year. There were music videos, race cars, holidays and Parkour runs. But now the Swiss Air Force has taken it a level higher. They mounted a 360-degree camera inside the cockpit of a F-5 jet flying over the Swiss Alps. Ready for take-off?
 
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  • Deal of the Week: 150+ Vintage Logos at a Vintage Price

    Noupe Editorial Team
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    One thing’s for certain, designers can never have enough logos! And that’s the topic this week’s Deal of the Week handles perfectly. Following you’ll find more than 150 new vintage logos, badges and labels to add to your collection. All are 100% vectors and include AI, PSD and EPS files, so you can edit, customize and resize any of them to your liking. Executive Summary or TLDR Beef up your logo library with this fabulous bundle of 150+ professional logos! This high-quality collection includes vintage logos, badges, labels and crests to help you create the perfect…
  • 15 Code Snippets for Timelines

    Nataly Birch
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Remember all those personal portfolios that present an artist in a unique and eye-pleasing manner. Those that breathe with modernity and originality, instantly capture the attention and make you stay. Well, today we are going to replenish your toolkit with some excellent, fast and clean code snippets that spice up your personal portfolio with one of the integral elements of such projects: a dynamic and captivating timeline. Actually, if you delve into any of these projects you will see that there is nothing supernatural or extraordinary. The majority has the same basic 4/5-page structure…
  • Layers for WordPress: Creating Themes Made Easy

    Andreas Hecht
    21 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    WordPress is becoming ever more popular. More and more designers are working with this content management system. At the moment, there is simply no way around it. The result is thousands of WordPress themes in the official WordPress Directory and a good framework, where specialized designers should help make the work easier. Also, novel approaches like page and site builder are increasingly coming onto the market. I want to present one of these site builders to you today. Layers for WordPress is an entirely new type; you can create a theme of your choice, or an extension simply by pointing…
  • 20+ Fresh and Free HTML and PSD Templates plus GUI Packs: August 2015

    Juan Pablo Sarmiento
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    If fresh templates, GUI packs and freebies are what you were looking for, your search should come to a halt. The following resources collection picking comes full of free resources like themes and templates, user interface kits, and editable icons. Take the ones you like and go nuts! One important information before you read on: All the following elements are freely usable, though some will require a registration to download and not all are suitable for commercial use. More detailed license information is provided individually, but keep in mind that it’s always best to double-check…
  • 20+ Fresh Free WordPress Themes: August 2015

    Juan Pablo Sarmiento
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Is it summer where you are? If so get down to the beach, pool or wherever you want to spend your days. Don’t read the following article. Should the weather not enable you to enjoy offline life stick with us and find inspiration in our latest list of 20+ fresh free WordPress themes, created during this summer. Seems there was quite a bit of rain worldwide. All these themes are free, though some have commercial variants available. We stated that where applicable. Enjoy! Proper Lite Creator: Modernthemes Features: Transitional header load, fully responsive, hover effects and translucid…
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    Rey Bango

  • How to Migrate npm Packages When Upgrading Node.js using nvm

    Rey Bango
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:09 pm
    I’m tinkering with Node.js and using the awesome tool nvm to manage versions. One thing I struggled with briefly was upgrading to the latest version of Node using nvm. When I did that, all of my npm packages were gone… Continue Reading →
  • The Windows 10 Upgrade Notification Users Will Start Seeing

    Rey Bango
    2 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    There’s been a lot of press lately about the Windows 10 upgrade notification appearing for users of Windows 7, 8 & 8.1. Since it just appeared for me on my Win 8.1 VM, I wanted to post here so you… Continue Reading →
  • Woah, I Can Test Edge & IE on a Mac & Linux!

    Rey Bango
    15 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    I recently gave a talk at the Microsoft Edge Web Summit on how to best test Internet Explorer and the new Microsoft Edge web browsers on OS X & Linux. Virtualization is still a key part of the testing strategy… Continue Reading →
  • Measuring Success in Developer Relations

    Rey Bango
    14 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Developer relations is an integral part of many software companies who hope to win the hearts and minds of developers. You may refer to it as developer evangelism or community outreach but ultimately, it’s a motion dedicated to ensuring that:… Continue Reading →
  • ngrok – The Tool That Brings Local Site Testing to RemoteIE

    Rey Bango
    13 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Back in November, I wrote about RemoteIE which is a tool we created to allow developers on non-Windows OSes to test Internet Explorer 11. It uses Microsoft’s RemoteApp virtualization software to create a virtualized IE11 without the need to install… Continue Reading →
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Ten Classic B-Movie Horrors From the 1980s

    Martyn Conterio
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:41 am
    Warning: Contains graphic and disturbing images. VHS technology and the rise of the video store was manna from heaven, for the humble horror cinema enthusiast. The 1980s was a brilliant decade for the genre, too. Slasher movies, Italian cannibal and zombie films, splatter flicks and ghost stories upped screen violence in ways never quite seen...
  • Twisted Taxidermy by Emi Slade

    Hayley Evans
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Warning: Contains graphic and disturbing images. Emi Slade is a Michigan-based artist who creates beautifully grotesque hybrids made from taxidermied animal parts* and surrealist sculptural elements. Part nightmare, part fairy tale, Slade’s creations terrify and ignite the imagination with their gleaming eyes, spilled viscera, and rows of razor-sharp teeth. Among her twisted menagerie is a...
  • The Smoky Photographic Paintings of Elicia Edijanto

    Adriana de Barros
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    It is all about the soft grey background and delicate overlay of black paint that makes Edijanto’s work look photographic. It fooled me at first, but kids riding wild animals and whales lifted almost to the sky were clear hints these were not photojournalistic attempts. Her foam-brushed paintings are kind-hearted tales of children and animals...
  • Takashi Kitajima’s View of Tokyo Through a Magnifying Glass

    Adriana de Barros
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:51 am
    Photography hobbyist Takashi Kitajima is already known on Illusion for his Bokeh-technique shots of Tokyo; colorful circles fill his camera lens and we see a different view of the Japanese city at night. Continuing with his nighttime photography he takes new cityscape pictures, but this time placing a magnifying glass in front of the camera—creating...
  • 10 Beautiful Movies for Photography Fans

    Martyn Conterio
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Cinematography has been called “painting with light” and directors of photography are a major component of the filmmaking process. Whether they are hired to light the sets or are deeply involved in compositions, framing, selecting film stocks and overseeing post-production processes, the DP collaborates with the director to bring forth onto the screen the images...
 
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    The Social Commerce Social Sourcing Space

  • Eko Communications’ corporate messaging platform nets $5.7m for Asia growth

    dave
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:42 am
    The concept of a messaging platform within organisations is not a new one. Slack first broached the principle of improving internal communications, which in turn improved productivity and performance. Plenty of companies are trying to innovate this principle, and the Bangkok-based Eko Communications is one of them. As part of Eko’s recent growth, the company has bagged $5.7 million in Series A funding in a round led by Gobi Partners. Eko intends to introduce mobile-centric communications to large companies with more than 1,000 staff members. This is what sets them apart from larger…
  • Donate button to appear on Facebook

    dave
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    In contrast to the general monetisation of social media, Facebook had decided to offer users the opportunity to give money to good causes. Facebook has outlined plans to roll out a “Donate” button for all non-profit organisations to use on their Facebook pages. This isn’t a new innovation; the social network established a “Donate” button back in December 2013, but it was only available for particular non-profit organisations that Facebook were working in partnership with, such as UNICEF, Red Cross, and DonorsChoose.org. The initiative clearly worked well because Facebook now intends…
  • Aquabots could soon be found in rivers and oceans around the world

    dave
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:34 am
    Drones have become a significant part of the technology world, and now marine robots could soon be added to the list. A team of scientists from Australia are developing state-of-the-art robots to help them better understand waterways around the globe. Matthew Dunbabin, a principal research fellow at the Institute of Future Environments at the Queensland University of Technology, said that Aquabots represent the most advanced way of measuring the world’s oceans, rivers, and lakes. Robots are already moving throughout the world’s waters due in no small part to the Argo environmental…
  • Smartphone sales up 5 per cent in Q2

    dave
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    The global smartphone market witnessed a robust second quarter, primarily due to an increased demand for higher-end smartphones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone 6 line, revealed new sales data. According to German research firm GfK, global smartphone sales climbed 5 per cent to 302.1 million units during the second quarter, with smartphone vendors raking in a total of $92.4 billion in sales. This is up from Q2 2014’s figure of $86 billion. The Gfk data showed that consumers in China and North America, the two largest smartphone markets, were mostly interested in higher-end…
  • Platform9 raises $10 million to evolve deployment and management service

    dave
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:53 am
    After raising $10 million in Series B funding, Platform9 hopes to make it easier for businesses that want to integrate a private cloud into their existing servers by using OpenStack. Menlo Ventures led the funding round, with Redpoint Ventures also participating. The successful Series B brings Platform9’s total funding pot to $14.5 million. OpenStack’s platform can be tricky to install, which is why there is now an entire market of distros, services, and consultancies designed to help businesses get started with OpenStack. Under Platform9, the product’s users supply their own server…
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    Six Revisions

  • Zero UI — The Future of Interfaces

    Jacob Gube
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Are we in the era of Zero UI? Not quite, but we’re getting close. Zero UI is the concept of removing the barrier between user and device, and having a more seamless interaction with technology. Industry advancements are moving towards not only more intuitive and integrated pieces of tech, but also an environment that creates less disconnect from our world, providing authentic, meaningful interactive spaces. Zero UI is all about how we as the user interact with our content. Typically we have a device being interacted with directly through a touchscreen, or indirectly with a remote…
  • 50 Beautiful Websites with Big Background Images

    Jacob Gube
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Using a big background image can help you create an impressive and memorable experience for your site visitors. For ideas and inspiration, see how these sites use beautifully big background images. Thierry Ambraisse Molly & Me Pecans Mancini Made Julia Gavrilova Tom Cole Architecture Another Escape Protest Sportswear Junction Moama Island The Eddy NYC Purgo Tea dnlsptzk Eight Arms Peter Manning Folch Anchour Designer Trek Eye Heart World Ariel Beninca Martina Sperl Lunet Eyewear Your Majesty The TriBeCa Penthouse Final Cut Jürg Lehni Founded Steven Holl Architects Throne Watches bauart…
  • Infographic: 69 Web Design Tips

    Jacob Gube
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    This infographic was first published on PSDtoWP.net. This infographic will remind you about the important web design do’s and don’ts when creating websites. There are tips in this infographic for every level of expertise and for every part of the website design and development process. View Larger Version View Larger Version Related Content What Are Websites Made Of? (Infographic) The Takeover of the Mobile Web (Infographic) Web Developers vs. Web Developers (Infographic) Bauke Roesink is the founder of PSDtoWP.net. He’s based in Groningen, the Netherlands. Follow him on…
  • Free Windows 10 Icons

    Jacob Gube
    21 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a set of 100 free icons inspired by the recently-released Windows 10 UI. The icons come in three file formats: PNG, SVG, and EPS. This icon set was designed and created by Icons8. Preview Download License These icons are licensed under the Good Boy License. Related Content Free Icons: Web Development Icon Set Ultimate Free Icon Set: 1000 Free Icons Free Icon Pack: 375 Retina-Display-Ready Icons Icons8 is a team of icon designers and developers. Connect with Icons8 on Twitter, Facebook, and GitHub. The post Free Windows 10 Icons appeared first on Six Revisions.
  • The 19 Best Newsletters for Front-End Web Developers

    Jacob Gube
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a roundup of free email newsletters you should subscribe to if you’re interested in staying up-to-date with the most important news, articles, and resources related to these topics: general web development, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Once you’re done checking out the newsletters in this post, check out my other list: The 30 Best Web Design Newsletters To Subscribe To, which also shares a technique for managing your newsletter subscriptions. General Web Development Reading List — Front-end web developer Anselm Hannemann sends out a carefully selected list of…
 
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    SmashingApps.com

  • 9 Free BuddyPress Plugins For Community Websites

    Akhter
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    For today’s compilation, we have a list of 9 free BuddyPress plugins for community websites. We hope that this collection proves to be the best and will help you get going in the initial phases of your UI designing project. And it is once again our pleasure to share with you what we have gathered from all over the web so to help you with your masterpieces. Click through and feel free to download. These plugins will be used if you want to create an online community by using WordPress platform. BuddyPress plugins are great not only because they let you set up new online forum with just a few…
  • 8 Must Have Free Adobe Muse Widgets

    Akhter
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:44 am
    Adobe Muse was introduced in the design community as a design software that can make websites. This is basically a WYSIWYG editor mixed with InDesign that could produce real live websites. And, like any other software it is in constant improvement phase since then. The developers have added many functionality to make it work like they claim. In this post, we are showcasing more than 8 widgets that take Adobe Muse to the next level. If you are using Adobe Muse, then you must go through these widgets that you can add to your website. These widgets range from contact forms, to light boxes, to…
  • 12 Free Small Business Themes For WordPress

    Akhter
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Are you looking for some free to use small business themes for WordPress? Well, if your answer is yes, then you are lucky enough to land on the right page. In this round up, we are presenting 12 small business themes for WordPress. Though there are plenty of paid themes also available but finding the freebies always is a pleasure. So, enjoy this collection and feel free to share your opinion with us. We hope that this list proves to be the best for you. Feel free to share this list with your friends as well and also let us know what you think about this compilation. Here is the full list.
  • 11 Free Apple Devices Mockup PSD Designs

    Akhter
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    Apple has always came up with revolutionary products and has a huge impact on design industry. In this compilation, we have presented for you 11 of the free Apple devices mockup designs in PSD format. These designs will help you in creating mockup easily and fast. This not only save your time but also let you communicate effectively with your clients about the outcome of a project. This is not the traditional list of all the available PSD templates on the internet, rather it is the most refined and handpicked collection of the best PSD templates for mockup designing. We hope that you will…
  • 8 Free Plugins/Tools For Improving Your Portfolio

    Akhter
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    Designers are often asked to create impressive and fitting web based portfolios for the clients, friends and even for themselves as well. This is something that can be considered as one of the difficult tasks. Portfolios hold so much importance in terms of developing relationship with the clients and to get more work in the future. They serve as a virtual calling card that connect designers with people across the globe. Therefore, it is crucial to get it right. In this post, you will find 8 excellent tools for perfecting your portfolios. These tools that we have presented in this collection…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Web Development Reading List #101

    Anselm Hannemann
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:48 am
      What's happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything in the web development reading list so you don't have to. The reaction on the first post last week was quite overwhelming, so we moved from a bi-monthly frequency to a weekly frequency (for now). — Ed. Welcome back to the Web Development Reading List (WDRL) for this week. Instead of the previously announced biweekly schedule here on Smashing Magazine, I will post it in sync…
  • How We Designed And Built Our First Apple Watch App

    Alex Komarov
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:25 am
      One sunny morning in the summer of 2014, I was sitting in a café having just finished an hour-long call with my remote team. Scheduling that call had been a messy exercise: we live in different time zones and it was hard to find a time that worked for everyone. I wanted to make dealing with time zone differences less painful. I had some free time on my hands, so I pulled my notebook out and started playing around with an iWatch app idea. Yeah, you read that right — 2014 and iWatch, before a watch had ever been announced.The post How We Designed And Built Our First Apple…
  • Responsive Upscaling: Large-Screen E-Commerce Design

    Christian Holst
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:57 am
      The responsive design revolution is truly upon us (if it hasn’t already happened!), and even though e-commerce websites haven’t picked up responsive design quite as aggressively as in other industries, it’s becoming increasingly popular. So far, most of the responsive design thinking has revolved around covering the range of experiences from mobile to desktop. Yet little attention has been paid to the opportunities for expanding that range beyond the standard desktop screen, to create an experience optimized for modern large-scale displays.The post Responsive Upscaling:…
  • Typographic Patterns In HTML Email Newsletter Design

    Anna Yeaman
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:44 am
      Last year I read Jan Constantin’s post “Typographic Design Patterns and Current Practices” and straightaway wanted to do something similar with email. At the time I was studying responsive typography on the web, trying to break down the websites I liked in order to understand what made the typography work so well, then attempting to apply those findings to email design. After seeing Constantin’s work, I also wanted to explore how other email designers were handling responsive typography. So, I amassed 50 emails across various industries that I think do a good job with…
  • Web Development Reading List #100

    Anselm Hannemann
    21 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
      What's happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping track of everything so you don't have to. The result is a carefully collected list of articles that popped up over the last week and which might interest you. Starting from today, we are happy and honored to feature a bi-monthly web development reading list here on Smashing Magazine. Now it should be a bit easier to stay up to date. — Ed. Welcome to the one hundredth edition of the Web…
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    Snook.ca

  • Truncat...

    14 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    “If there’s more than 200 characters, we’ll put an ellipsis and add a Read More link.” And then you click on that Read More link and, well, you’re underwhelmed that it only showed three more words. If there were only three more words, why not just show them! As a developer, it’s really easy to see a spec like “no more than 2 lines” and do something like this: if ( content.length > 200 ) { return content.substring(0,200) + “…”; } A better experience, though, might be to only truncate when text is exceedingly long and truncate back to a short amount. if ( content.length…
  • Just Right For Me

    27 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    You’re doing it wrong. OMG. I can’t believe you still use jQuery. You’d be stupid to use Angular. OOCSS is horrible for building websites! It leads to classitis! Or, you know… maybe it doesn’t really matter. I can be opinionated about how I build things. I have tools and approaches that I prefer over others. I willingly (and hopefully not forcefully) share those opinions. I even wrote a book that encompasses a bunch of those opinions. And in said book I shared a thought that I still believe very much: When it comes to web development, the answer to most questions is “it…
  • Just Write For Me

    26 May 2015 | 7:11 pm
    She said, “Just write for me.” Yes, I don’t blog very much anymore. To think I’ve run out of things to talk about couldn’t be further from the truth. I have plenty to talk about. But I seem to have lost my ability to put those thoughts into words and to do so eloquently. “This isn’t blog worthy,” I’d say. I have a list of a dozen blog posts that I’ve wanted to write. About design. About front-end development. About building a team. About building a product. About working remotely. And a few other topics in between. I’ll get a couple paragraphs in and then stall, unable…
  • Icons and Type

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    As of late, I’ve been thinking about icons and type. Here’s the example HTML I’m working with here: <div><i class="icon"></i>cases</div> Now, that div could be a button, it could be anything. That i could be an image, it could be an svg. Essentially, it’s something that is icon-like, set to display: inline-block. My goal is to center it next to the text beside it. Let’s take a look at this first example: Icon next to lowercase text Here’s the CSS I’m using to position the icon next to the text: .icon { width: 1ex; height: 1ex; display: inline-block;…
 
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    Speckyboy Design Magazine

  • Creating the Perfect Project Pitch

    David Edwards
    30 Aug 2015 | 3:19 am
    Freelancing offers you maximum flexibility to choose the projects that best compliment your skills, passions and interests. Without a doubt, this is one of the most obvious advantages in becoming a freelancer. However, in this economic climate the ability to only choose the projects that most attract you must take a back seat, and you should rather spend your efforts on presenting yourself professionally to all clients and projects that come your way in order to ensure that you maintain a constant project flow and income. This has therefore made the task of submitting a proposal and…
  • Freebie: The Website Icon Set (36 Icons, AI, EPS & PSD)

    Speckyboy Editors
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:52 pm
    We have another freebie for you guys this week, designed by our good friends over at Vecteezy, it’s an awesome icon set of some of the most common glyphs that you would use in web design. In total there are 36 icons included in the set, and the download package contains all of the icons in AI, EPS & PSD formats. And as always, you’re free to use these icons in both personal and commercial projects. Scroll down to preview and download the icons. The Website Icon Set Download & License Download The Website Icon Set You are free to use The Website Icon Set in both your…
  • Carving out a Niche as a Designer Isn’t Just an Overused Cliché

    Addison Duvall
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:40 am
    Here’s a scenario for you. You’re out with your friends, and you’re getting hungry. The members of your group start suggesting places where you can go and grab some dinner. There are a lot of eclectic suggestions being thrown about – Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Greek – and none of you is sure what you’re going to choose. Here’s one thing you probably won’t do, however: go to an “all-purpose” restaurant which serves all of the above types of food, plus about 10 more. Does that kind of restaurant even exist? Probably not, and that’s…
  • Tips for Creating a Good eCommerce Experience and the Best Themes for the Task

    Speckyboy Editors
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:06 am
    If you create a clean and usable eCommerce store and fill it up with some great products, potential customers will love it. It’s that simple. Once “inside” they do tend to stay a while, probably buy something, which, of course, means more sales for you. You can also make this happen! Creating a Good Online Shopping Experience Heeding these important tips will help you create that beautiful eCommerce experience: Photos Portray your products in their best light, even though some may not be all that photogenic. Make it a point to use high quality images. Showing certain…
  • Weekly News for Designers (N.299)

    Speckyboy Editors
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:41 pm
    This is our popular weekly design news post where we share our favorite design related articles, resources and freebies from the past week. You can sign-up to our awesome weekly newsletter for some more amazing weekly articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Bootstrap 4 alpha is now available! Rucksack, a little bag of CSS superpowers. GitUpKit, build your own Git UI for the Mac. Tuesday, a quirky CSS animation library. Speed-Test, test your connection speed and ping from the command line. Drop, a library for creating dropdowns and other floating elements. Material Design…
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    Treehouse Blog

  • Learn Game Development at Treehouse!

    Nick Pettit
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:15 am
    Today I’m excited to announce that Treehouse is teaching Game Development! If you’re already a Treehouse student, you can take the first course How to Make a Video Game right now. Here’s the trailer: Why Games? Why Now? You’re probably familiar with popular entertainment titles for PC, consoles, and mobile, but the same technology is also used in numerous industries for simulation, training, data visualization, and much more. Video games are more than just a game; Many people are surprised to learn that financially, the gaming industry is now larger than film or…
  • Passing the Google Interview, Without a Computer Science Degree

    Parker Phinney
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Parker Phinney founded Interview Cake, an interactive practice tool for preparing for coding interviews. He’s focused on shining a light on the black box of the algorithm design process, showing people how to reason their way to the best solutions. If you’re interested in further developing your algorithmic thinking skills, try some of our practice programming interview questions in Java, JavaScript, or Python.   There’s a lot of mythos around Google’s software engineering interview questions. They’re fraught with tricky math puzzles, solvable only by…
  • 17-Year-Old Colton and Nicole Launched a Web Design and Development company And Won Gold at The SkillsUSA National Web Design Contest

    Faye Bridge
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    For 17-year-old Colton and Nicole, web design and development were great ways to channel their existing talents and interests into future career skills. Nicole was intrigued by web design, seeing it as an opportunity to combine her creative interests with technology. Colton was immediately hooked by the problem solving that coding required when his class started learning to code. However, Colton found his learning expectations limited by the online resource his classroom used, so he took to the web in search of an alternative. He found Treehouse to be the perfect learning environment.
  • Ultimate Guide to User Feedback Part 1: Why User Feedback Matters

    John Turner
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    John Turner is CEO and Founder of UsersThink, which provides user feedback on demand for landing pages. He’s passionate about usability, UX, feedback, helping people, dancing, and high fives. Check out his free email course on the 7 biggest landing page conversion killers (and how to fix ’em)   This is the first part of a three-part series on user feedback.    Feedback: The best way to improve a project once you know how to build it Treehouse does an awesome job of teaching you the skills you need to build websites and apps, and there’s no question that the…
  • New Course Roundup: WordPress & JavaScript

    Faye Bridge
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of August 17, 2015. COURSE Workshop: How to Create and Distribute an npm Package – Andrew Chalkley In this Workshop, we’ll sign up for npm, login in the command line, prepare our package, test our package and distribute it so thousands of other developers can use our code in their projects. Workshop: WordPress 4.3 Update – Zac Gordon In this workshop we look at the updates that come along with WordPress 4.3 (released Aug 2015) Interested in learning more?
 
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  • Where I Am, Where I Am Heading—One of the Things Freelancers Need to Think About

    admin
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:21 pm
    I have always freelanced with a net—that is, I have run, and continue to run, my book design practice the past 24 years in addition to a full-time day-job in civil service. In fact, I have held the day-job for noticeably longer than 24 years. So I’m now preparing to retire from the day-job, as well as begin collecting social security. But I don’t plan to stop working for myself as a book designer/layout artist. My issue now is the limits placed on earnings while collecting social security. (This year it’s something like $15,400 or $15,600–I forget exactly which.) I…
  • Doing Business

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Another day, another inquiry to field regarding a book design and layout project, this one a medium-to-longish work of fiction, a novel. We’ve done our initial contact and back-and-forth, questions and answers that I use to assess the scope of the project. This may sound like a no-brainer, something that all parties must be clear on before the design of a book begins, before I even send type sample to the client. Not always so. Today I discussed with a client starting anew on a book interior, after she gets the “new final” text back from her editor, with some reorganization of the…
  • Jules Feiffer at the Parrish Art Museum

    admin
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    We just got back from the Parrish Art Museum a while ago. We went to hear Jules Feiffer speak about his new graphic novel, Kill My Mother and to have him sign the two copies we bought. First off, the man’s in his eighties and, baby, can he still draw! Pen-and-ink outlines filled in with watercolor, he old my wife when she asked about his method. I found it interesting that he hand-lettered on another layer, maybe vellum—this was no computer-generated book—and, if I understood correctly, the lettering was turned into a font. That’s after each page of art was digitized (I presume by…
  • What Goes Around, Come Around … Maybe

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Curious thing. Or maybe just what goes around, come around. I mentioned that I was considering–I admit it had actually progressed a little farther than just considering; I was very strongly leaning in favor and giving that impression–a pro bono project. Then something in the way the contact person spoke about having spent previously on the e-version rubbed me wrong. Like they’d pay for some stuff but not for others. Then I switched gears on a dime and tried suggesting an alternate pay method, a royalty on each copy sold. And that was not acceptable. So I wished them well.
  • Still All About the Next Project

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:16 pm
    I was productive today. I think I’ve about gotten approval on the sample pages for the new book to go final and to template. Still need to wait a few days for the finalized textfiles, and two or three weeks for the art. But it’s good to hear the client say it’s about there on my end. On the other hand, I heard from two potentials and neither was encouraging. The second, a longshot, as it was a self-publisher looking for a copy editor and I decided to query for the design and layout, simply said, “No. Thanks.” The first was a little more interesting. They asked…
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    Vandelay Design

  • 20 Handy Online Presentation Tools

    Steven Snell
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    There may be times when you need to present ideas to clients or co-workers and could benefit from one of the many resources for creating online presentations. In this post we'll introduce plenty of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • Classic and Dreamy Hand Drawn Fonts

    Tara Hornor
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    There’s just something authentic, nostalgic, and beautiful about hand painted signs. It’s one of those artsy designs that get me into a creative mood quite easily. I’ve even had to create a few of my... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 9 Leading Options for Managed WordPress Hosting

    Steven Snell
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    As WordPress has continued to increase in popularity, a number of companies have found ways to meet the hosting needs of WordPress users by offering managed WordPress hosting. While most web hosts... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 25+ Excellent Business Card Templates for Your Own Use

    Steven Snell
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    Business cards are a great resource for anyone looking to market or promote their business. While social media, blogging, and online marketing get most of the attention these days, some old-school... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 6 Pillars of Engaging Mobile UX

    John Siebert
    16 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    A mobile phone is an intensely personal device and possession. We use them to make calls, send messages and share content that we like, all very intimate actions that are also highly user-centric.... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
 
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    Veerle's blog 3.0

  • Sass for Web Designers review

    Veerle Pieters
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:28 pm
    I had this little book by Dan Cederholm laying around for quite some time. I’ve bought it as a reference for when I would try to get my head around Sass. Now I finally managed to write the review. Let’s get right into it. Table of contents I've hesitated to start with Sass. This book was written to help with that: an informative, concise introduction to all things Sass. Honestly, I think Sass needs a getting started guide for a designer anyway. Foreword The foreword in Dan's book is written by a person that knows a thing or two about CSS, and runs a hugely valuable web site called CSS…
  • Digital Adaptation book giveaway

    Veerle Pieters
    19 Aug 2015 | 12:08 am
    Back in 2014 I designed Paul Boag's book "Digital Adaptation". If you are interested about the design process you can read an article about the Book cover and one that goes into detail about book illustrations & layout. Find out a little more after the jump. The new digital landscape So what's the book about? The book is written to help senior management understand the Web and adapt its business, culture, teams and workflows. Basically that means if you have to work with people in your organization that aren't familiar with the digital/web landscape. The book is very hands-on, so no…
  • Create a beach illustration in Adobe Illustrator

    Veerle Pieters
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:01 am
    Did you also had fun creating the cityscape illustration? Well, I got good news for you. I thought with Summer at full swing, why don’t I create a beach illustration. So here is an other extended tutorial for you. This is a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to create a very simple 2D composition of a beachball, an umbrella, bucket with shovel, blue sky, tiny clouds and a sandy beach… General setup Below is an image that shows the final result of the illustration together with the Layers panel. Each object is saved in a separate sublayer, and positioned in the right stacking order:…
  • Women faces

    Veerle Pieters
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Today I'm going to show some illustration work that unfortunately never saw daylight as the project got cancelled. The work evolved along the way but it was one of my biggest struggles in Photoshop & Illustrator so far. The path was like thousand tiny little lessons in drawing. The ability to illustrate real faces is a skill that I don't really master so the creation of these illustrations helped me in becoming better at it. Trial and error The process is very much trial and error. In school I learned to draw what you see. One of the most important steps to master. We learned to draw the…
  • Bradley Wiggins UCI hour record desktop

    Veerle Pieters
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    Last Sunday Sir Bradley Wiggins rode himself in the books of history with his UCI hour record attempt. The renewed interest for the UCI hour record was started by German Jens Voigt. That record didn't hold very long as it was taken over by Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling). He lost it to Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing). The mark for Wiggins was set out by Alex Dowsett (Movistar). The 35-year-old Englishman was like one with his bike on Sunday evening. Just like a statue on his Pinarello bicycle, not once I saw him reposition. Bradley Wiggings hoped to do 221 laps but the air pressure wasn't ideal to…
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    Warpspire

  • Million Dollar Products

    Kyle Neath
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The mid 2000s were a crazy exciting time to be a hobby programmer. We’d suffered through a decade or so of trials to test our merit — The ASP/PHP Wars, The Trouble of Tables, DHTML, WAC-FR & sIFR, and of course — IE 5.5 for Mac. But things were finally looking up. We had a free database that was easy to administer, hosting was becoming affordable, broadband was becoming the norm in middle-class households, browsers could render CSS half-competently, web frameworks were becoming accessible to novices, and best of all, we could finally use transparent PNGs. The web was coming of…
  • Measuring emotion

    Kyle Neath
    3 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    One of the most important responsibilities for managers in tech companies are having regular one-on-ones with their team. The idea is to meet with each member of the team once every week or two, face-to-face, to talk about whatever the team member wants. And the face-to-face part is crucial. Our brains process an immense amount of information during a conversation — eye contact, facial expressions, intonation, body language — everything that’s beyond the content of our words (what an email might convey). This information trains our intuitive reasoning, building understanding and…
  • The Moral Bucket List

    Kyle Neath
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As someone who’s recently struggled with the pace of my work and where to focus my energy, I really related to David Brooks' recent essay The Moral Bucket List: But I confess I often have a sadder thought: It occurs to me that I’ve achieved a decent level of career success, but I have not achieved that. I have not achieved that generosity of spirit, or that depth of character. On passions: Commencement speakers are always telling young people to follow their passions. Be true to yourself. This is a vision of life that begins with self and ends with self. But people on the road to…
  • Taste and The Zen of GitHub

    Kyle Neath
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There’s a lot of interesting things that happen the first time you really grow a company. Most are exciting, some are challenging, and a few are downright confusing. Every organization (and individual inside) experiences growth differently, which makes for some great stories. This is one of mine. The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products. — Steve…
  • Ego

    Kyle Neath
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I remember the first time Bitbucket straight up stole one of my designs. The layout. The borders. The shadows. The exact information on the page! I was angry. This is my design. I was the one who put in the time. I spent the hours in a dark room with all the stuff that could be until I had the stuff that should be. I was the one who designed five wrong iterations until I got the right one. And it was good. People loved it. And these — these barbarians just stole it. Every last bit. I was real angry. I wanted to start a scene. I wanted to get real angry, real public. But my customers…
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    latest solar news

  • PV Solar Panel Glass

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    The glass in a solar panel is designed to protect solar cells, but at the same time as the light efficiently and reached the solar cells efficiently without thinking. When we ask, “How does a solar panel”, tempered glass, which is the material used in the real panel must be part of our discussion. The reason is simple, is not easily broken and when it does not produce sharp pieces of glass that can cause harm to a person when it breaks. A tempered glass is as the glass material of the window of his car. Tempered glass panel also helps provide stiffness. If you have experienced the…
  • A Drone Found A Man With No Chill Sunbathing On Top Of A 200 Foot Wind Turbine

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    It’s summer and the beaches are packed – so this guy got some private sunbathing time sky high A drone pilot scoping out a giant wind turbine stumbled upon a man sunbathing on top of it. Woken from his nap by the noise of the drone, he sits up, gives a wave, and looks rather nonplussed as the drone moves in further for a good look.
  • India Opened The World’s First Solar Powered Airport

    26 Aug 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The southern city of Kochi is now the proud home of the first airport in the world solar energy. On August 18, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) -India international largest in terms of passenger traffic to any ordered 12 megawatts (MW) of solar projects fourth airport. The airport already had a solar power plant of 1 MW, which can produce 4000 units of electricity per day. With its new solar power station, the airport can now produce 60,000 units of electricity per day, which is more than enough to meet their daily needs. “We initiated a pilot project in February 2013 as part…
  • How Does a Solar Panel Work

    24 Aug 2015 | 10:33 am
    You should be aware that solar panels are classified into two types, these are; ground mounted installations of solar panels mounted on the roof and installing solar panels. Both are technically similar as they are designed to absorb solar energy. However, the only difference between them is their ability to provide comfort adjustment. Here, however, it is how all the solar panels work. Photovoltaic solar panels are covered with silicon crystals. When struck by sunlight, these crystals produce current that carries cable must be stored in batteries. The panels are usually held in an aluminum…
  • Why Switch to Full Potential of Solar Power?

    21 Aug 2015 | 2:25 pm
    The many advantages of using solar power to fascinate each individual to try to start using this energy in their homes. People who rely primarily on the use of commercial electricity always threw the question “Why Go Solar?” Here is the important point. Choosing a solar energy system will allow you to reduce your monthly electricity bills tend to rise occasionally. Current technology and the current way of life many people experience force them to consume large quantities of electricity, occasionally to keep in touch with their computers and mobile phones and all other appliances…
 
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    Print Magazine » Imprint: Print Magazine’s Design Blog

  • Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby

    Steven Brower
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:24 am
    Jack Kirby was one of the most important and prolific cartoonists of the 20th century. The characters he created and co-created now earn billions at the cinema. These include Captain America, The Fantastic Four, The Avengers, The X-Men, The Silver Surfer, Darkseid, Mister Miracle, The Demon, Kamandi, OMAC, Caption Victory, Silver Star and myriad others. Friday, August 28th, would have been his 98th birthday. A celebration of his work, “Comic Book Apocalypse: The Graphic World of Jack Kirby,” at Cal State Northridge Art Galleries, opens on August 24th and runs through Oct. 10 with…
  • Are Business Cards Dead? The UX of an Analog Ritual

    Guest Contributor
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:10 pm
    by Rick Byrne In Japan, there’s a whole ritual to handing over business cards. When the cards are exchanged, they are handed over simultaneously by both people with all the details facing the receiver, accompanied by each person bowing at a 45° angle. The card’s details are then politely and respectfully studied by both people. It is considered inappropriate to write on a business card, treat it casually, fold it or just quickly put it in your pocket. This ritual is a far cry from how we treat business cards in the West. Many of us, when starting a new job, rush to get business cards…
  • Type Trends as an Expression of Culture

    Guest Contributor
    19 Aug 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Editor’s Note: The following piece originally appeared in the 2015 Typography Issue of Print Magazine. Order the latest issue of Print here. Where We Are and Where We’re Going: Type Trends as an Expression of Culture by Stephen Coles Any attempt to summarize typographic trends is doomed to fail—or at least fall short. Type design and typography, after all, are such diverse fields, and despite the internet’s ability to spread work quickly and globally, typographic style can be quite regional. Still, there are a few palpable tendencies as one surveys the design landscape.
  • Designer of the Week: Evelyn Kim

    Amanda Aszman
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    You’re invited to attend an event made up entirely of expert designers presenting case studies of their work. You’ll learn the best practices from the best practitioners as they share impactful stories on content strategy, workflow, design and more. Join us Oct. 5–7. And if you’re interested in joining us in San Francisco for detailed sessions on UX and interaction design, don’t miss registering by the Early-Bird Deadline, Thursday, Aug. 20th! She was the first visual designer on Google Maps and Earth in 2007. She co-led the 2011 redesign of all Google products.
  • How a Non-Designer Designed an Amazing Watch

    Zachary Petit
    7 Aug 2015 | 12:25 am
      Elbert Chu Confession: I’m a watch geek. And I’ve long been on the hunt for a durable timepiece with multiple time-zone functionality for travel … one that doesn’t look absurd, or so gigantic that it resembles a Medieval gauntlet. So when I saw Manhattan-based Elbert Chu’s lovely COURG project exploding on Kickstarter, I wanted to find out more. Here, Elbert talks how he created the watch, the power of Kickstarter, and how, exactly, as of press time he has exceeded his $30,000 goal by some $425,000. What’s your background? I’m a science and health…
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    Stephanie Orma // Travel + Design Writer

  • ForbesLife: Finding Zen Luxury in Weggis, Switzerland

    steph
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:58 am
    Mark Twain sought solace and inspiration in the hills of Weggis, Switzerland. And it’s not hard to see why—blame it on the seemingly endless serene waters of Lake Lucerne; the surrounding Swiss Alps with unfathomable peaks and forested crevices; or the few crowds and deliciously fresh air. Whatever the reason, add this quaint, under-the-radar lakeside town to your bucket list for an idyllic escape in nature’s best playground. The PLAN: From Zurich, take a one hour train jaunt to Lucerne, a bustling lakefront metropolis that mixes cutting-edge concert halls with ancient bridges,…
  • Photography feature in Travel+Leisure!

    steph
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:12 am
    While I’ve been travel writing for years, I couldn’t be more stoked to add “travel photographer” to my bag o’ tricks! The August 2015 issue of Travel+Leisure is the first time my photography has been published in print…namely this dreamy pic from my recent Capri trip. (How insanely beautiful is that water!) Out of the mag’s hundreds of thousands of  #howisummer Instagram submissions, T+L selected my Capri capture (3rd photo on right) as one of their top faves. For more adventures around the globe from flying a two-seat glider over the Swiss…
  • ForbesLife: Vacation Like the Rich in St. Moritz

    steph
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:40 am
    Nix the jetsetter crowds and crispy winters, and book yourself a final summer sojourn in St. Moritz complete with lake sailing, spa pampering, mountaintop dining, and seaplane gliding over the awe-inspiring Swiss Alps. With low-season rates, sunbathing temps, and sublime mountain-meets-lake scenery—now is the time to steal away to one of these alpine hideaways and vacation like the rich in St. Moritz. 1. Suvretta House Come to this postcard-perfect 1912 stone chalet in Upper Engadine for the most majestic valley vistas you’ve ever seen. But stay for classic Swiss luxury with rainbowing…
  • ForbesLife: 4 Dreamy Escapes to Live Out Your Lake Zurich Fairytales

    steph
    12 Aug 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Stroll along Lake Zurich’s tree-lined promenade, past sun-drenched cafes, idyllic harbors, and Caribbean-hued swimming spots, and you can’t help but fall in love with this City of Water. Better yet, check into one of these dreamy Zurich escapes for the ultimate lakeside fairytale. 1. Eden au Lac This unmistakable 1909 neo-baroque property with blue-and-white striped window dressings on the shores of Lake Zurich is what Swiss dreams are made of. Light-flooded interiors marry original marble floors, decorative columns, crystal chandeliers, and antique furnishings with pops of…
  • ForbesLife: Get the Royal Treatment at These 6 Vienna Hotels

    steph
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Mix a glamorous high-society past with a design-driven present and you’ve got oh-my-god-I-never-want-to-leave-you Vienna. Where swanky cafes (with decadent tortes) and creatively-minded local boutiques (like newly-opened Veralie) mingle with grand gilded buildings, marble fountains, historic concert halls, and an unfathomable museum stretch. And befitting of this noble city, these six Vienna hotels will give you the royal treatment so you’ll never want to check out. 1. Grand Hotel Wien Golden age Vienna springs to life at this 1870 icon with a two-storied marble and wrought iron lobby;…
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    The ZehnKatzen Times

  • [branding] When Dead Celebrities Endorse

    Samuel Klein
    30 Aug 2015 | 2:32 pm
    3224.If they had only checked out the time they brought Orville Redenbacher from the dead. If only.In May, 2015, KFC, as everyone by now knows, reincarnated (reintarnated, one could say) the legendary founder characater, Colonel Harland Sanders, in a series of slightly twisted commercials which simultaneously touched on KFC's heritage as well as dark places in our collective id that shouldn't have been touched; my recollection of the most-used adjective to descirbe SNL-alum Darrel Hammond's cackling Colonel is 'creepy'.So, in July, KFC changed Colonels, literally. Now, filling the white suit…
  • [pdx] Morrison Street Bokeh, Portland, Sunday

    Samuel Klein
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:51 am
    3223.I wasn't going to post this at first, but it's kind of grown on me.I shared this on Facebook and got an unexpectedly positive response. I wanted a shot down this street (SE Morrison, coming west from SE 12th Ave)  in this light, the light at sunset as the smoky inflection from the east side infernos were finally getting out of town. The camera sometimes finds something in the foreground work focussing on and the everything else stays out of focus. Since I was in a a moving car, the moment passed very quickly, and I had this thing-of-the-moment.Bokeh is, apparently, the artistic…
  • [pdx] Portland Amber Evening with Moon Shot

    Samuel Klein
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:39 pm
    3222.By last evening the extraordinarily thick haze from the wildfires in the east had cleared from the Valley somewhat, and visibility was much improved. But, as atmospheric events like this are wont to do, the visual aftereffects linger. This was downtown Portland, taken from the intersection of SE 12th Avenue and Morrison Street, looking west at about 7:00 PM:I understand that glowing thing in the sky is a thing called "the Sun". Whether or not this is a cause for alarm remains to be seen.The Coffee Room at Powell's City 'o' Books turned out to be a site for astronomical photography…
  • [liff] Neil Armstrong: Straight Outta Wapakoneta

    Samuel Klein
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:15 pm
    3221.Neil Armstrong is one reason I don't do bucket lists.Why should I? I'm not only never going to the moon, he sharked being the first guy to do it. I mean, think about it. If he were still alive, no matter what you were doing, no matter what your peak experience is, even if you're in the middle of it, he could walk on stage, take the spot from you, say "I'm Neil Armstrong, and I'm the first human being ever to walk on a celestial body that isn't Earth", and that's history's mic drop right there. You can never compare to that. How can you? Are YOU going to the moon, chump? No. Even if you…
  • [pdx] Day of the Wildfire Smoke, Part 3

    Samuel Klein
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:04 pm
    3220.Near home, in the David Douglas community on the deep eastside, and it's getting on toward sunset. And here's SE Stark Street near 102nd:The real landscape wasn't at dark as that, but I wanted to show the redness of a a sun that was as much a red rubber ball as the morning's was.This all calls to mind the old maxim:Red sky at morning, Sailor take warning,Red sky at night, Sailor probably lives in Portlandand is about 80 miles away from several major wildfires. Or something like that.
 
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  • Freebie Friday: My Hand Typeface

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Noe is a gifted designer from Mexico who specializes in typography, branding, and calligraphy. He creates beautiful handmade fonts that can be purchased via his Creativemarket shop. My Hand is a handmade typeface created with ink and a brush over paper. This font is perfect for someone who wants something natural, free, and handmade. It’s perfect for posters, wedding invitations, flyers, etc. We would like to thank Noe once again for giving away this awesome freebie. We hope you’ll download this font and create something beautiful with it! Download
  • iPhoneography: 9 Must Have Apps for iPhone Photographers

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:22 pm
    There is no doubt about it that the camera quality of an iPhone is impressive. Used on its own, the end results are good, especially if you take into account that it is just a camera phone, and not a professional high-end digital camera. But to truly get the best shots with your iPhone, using a photo app (or two) is highly recommended. iPhoneography does not just highlight the art of taking impressive images, it also showcases amazing photo editing skills. This combination is what makes the iPhone a truly remarkable piece of gadget. For iPhone photographers, there is no shortage of photo…
  • 5 Common Business Planning Mistakes That Startups Make

    Isabele Hernandez
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:28 pm
    A viable business plan is a crucial part of the startup process as it is the first major step you’ll have to take as an entrepreneur. It often takes time, patience and countless revision in order to come up a business plan that opens doors for investors, partners and employees. If your business is poorly planned, it will most certainly prevent you from getting the attention you need. In order to help you avoid such mistakes, I have made a list of 5 common mistakes that entrepreneurs make during their start up process: 1. Not conducting a comprehensive research Although this might seem…
  • Top 5 Best GoPro Alternatives

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:32 pm
    It’s not surprising at all how people have gone crazy over the GoPro, especially for the active ones who would love to relive their adventures over and over again. Sure, a lot of people complain about its battery life, which is something that matters a lot if you’re on an adventure far away from home and do not have the luxury to plug it in for charging anytime soon. But having an extra battery pack around makes that okay, and the number of things that a GoPro does makes it completely understandable how fast its batteries run out. When it comes to its price however, this is one thing that…
  • 20 Gifts Ideas for Casual & Hardcore Gamers

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:02 pm
    If there’s one group of people that would be hard to give a gift to, it would probably be a group of gamers. Gamers usually have an extremely complex way of thinking that it’s hard to pinpoint what their desires are at the moment. Their attention span could also be quite limited, especially if the thing you want them to focus on does not really appear interesting to them. In other words, thinking of something to give as a gift to a gamer, whether a casual or a hardcore one, is quite challenging. Where to Find Gifts So what’s the perfect place to start hunting for gifts? There are a…
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  • Typefaces That Tell a Story

    Allan Haley
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:01 am
    Like music, typefaces show the influence of a time in history, genera or current vogue. Again like music, some are fleeting, such as grunge fonts and disco music; while others, like rap and geometric sans, have become permanent parts of the artistic spectrum. For the next couple of days, Fonts.com will be offering discounts on fonts from three of these genres in its Type Through the Eras program. Highlighted are a number of designs influenced by wood type, experimental typography and sign painting. Wood Type In the early part of the 19th century an American found a way to mass-produce fonts…
  • Type Through the Eras is Back!

    Allan Haley
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:01 am
    We’re excited to kick off our second annual Type Through the Eras promotion here on Fonts.com! For the next three days we’ll be bringing you tremendous deals on type designs that are inspired by significant eras and trends from design history. We start this year’s event by celebrating designs inspired by wood type. We’ll be featuring discounts on 20 great typefaces—both classic designs, as well as newer offerings which revive and embody the spirit if wood type. Harkening back to the mid-1800s—when gargantuan, type-driven broadsides and ephemera festooned the public…
  • Kairos – Industrial Strength and Ready for Work

    Allan Haley
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:28 am
    Although firmly entrenched in typographic tradition, Terrance Weinzierl’s Kairos™ typeface is something truly new. “Grecians” were a popular typestyle of the 19th century. These were slab serif designs with octagonal corners. They were powerful, commanding typefaces that stood out from the crowd. Most, however, were small families of only one or two weights, and none had italic designs. The story of Kairos begins with an “aha!” moment. Weinzierl had been toying on-and-off with the idea of a new interpretation of the Grecian typestyle for some time. For almost four years, he’d…
  • Over 9,000 Desktop Fonts, One Simple Subscription

    Johnathan Zsittnik
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    When you’re seeking typographic inspiration for a project, where’s the first place you look? While some of you may immediately head over to Fonts.com (and we love you for that), we understand that most people start by browsing through the fonts they’ve already licensed. We get it. Purchasing type can be a major investment—before committing to something new, you want to make sure there isn’t something suitable already on your hard drive, or that any new designs you license have the usefulness to translate to future projects to justify the investment. Today we’re introducing a…
  • Carter Sans: The Road Less Traveled

    Allan Haley
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:55 am
    It began with what seemed like a simple request: Can you make a sans serif version of ITC Charter? The request was to Matthew Carter, the designer of serif design. Carter’s reply was, “Sure, or at least I think so. Let’s give it a try.” And try he did. While several serif typefaces have been made into successful sans – and vice versa – Carter found that removing the serifs from ITC Charter proved problematic. Its relatively narrow capitals and lowercase shapes with a suggestion of those found in 18th century French old style designs, while ideal for the distinctive and robust ITC…
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  • 40 Most Creative Logo Design examples around the world

    admin
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    Creative Logo, Creative Logos, Creative Logo Design Creative Logo Design: In this post we have added 40 Most Brilliant and Creative logo design examples for your inspiration. My favorite logo designs are Avid, Barcode, boot, Amaziing, wildlife, chair sit, Cloud Hosting and Rabbit. Please tell us your favorite logo design. I hope you will like these creative logo designs. read more
  • 25 Creative and Mind-Blowing Foodscape Advertisements by Carl Warner

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    21 Aug 2015 | 4:40 am
    Advertisements : The ‘Foodscapes’ are created in Carl’s London studio where they are built on top of a large purpose built triangular table top. The scenes are photographed in layers from foreground to background and sky as the process is very time consuming and so the food quickly wilts under the lights. Each element is then put together in post production to achieve the final image. “ Although I’m very hands on with my work, I do use model makers and food stylists to help me create the sets. read more
  • 25 Beautiful and Stunning Fantasy Art works for your inspiration

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    21 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Fantasy Art, Fantasy Artwork, Fantasy Fantasy art is a broad and loosely-defined art genre, It can be characterised by subject matter - which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events - and style, which is representational and naturalistic, rather than abstract - or in the case of magazine illustrations and similar, in the style of graphic novel art such as manga. i hope you will like these fantasy artworks. read more
  • 50 Most Beautiful Pookalam Designs for Onam Festival

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    21 Aug 2015 | 4:07 am
    Pookalam, Pookalam designs, onam Pookalam Pookalam : Onam is celebrated worldwide with great pomp and show by malayalis.You can find beautiful onam pookalam designs for 10 days in every house. Varieties of flowers in different colours are used to create beautiful pookalam designs.The arrangement of flowers in a specific pattern which form beautiful designs are called as Pookalams. All the onam pookalam designs are unique and beautiful. You can check out the onam pookalam photos in the below links and if you like them share it with your friends if you like them. read more
  • 30 Stunning Maya 3D Models and Character designs for your inspiration

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    20 Aug 2015 | 1:57 am
    Maya 3D, Maya models, Maya 3D models Autodesk Maya is an incredibly capable program, it can do anything that other 3d programs can do and more. It has incredibly comprehensive help files which have tutorials to help you learn the programs. Autodesk Maya commonly shortened to Maya, is 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, Mac OS and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation and currently owned and developed by Autodesk, Inc. It is used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, TV series, or visual effects. read more
 
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  • Visceral Emotions in Graphic Design: Inspirational Design Thinking

    Shyrose Vastani
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    Customers today buy designs and not really the products themselves. For instance, when you go to a shop to purchase a bottle of water. There are numerous brands available. However, you choose one brand over other. Why? While the water inside the bottles remain the same, the packaging, images, tagline etc. influences your purchase decision. The designer draws a connection through their design to influence customers purchasing behavior. It is the appearance, display and design that makes you reflect. Designers today are smart and possess great skills in capturing the moment and make you choose…
  • Teach Yourself – Everything You Need to Begin With Your First Lean UX Design

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:56 am
    Lean UX resonates a little with Lean start-ups. You are not wrong if you believe there is a connection. In fact, lean start-up method can rightly be classified as the 3rd pillar of Lean UX design. We will discuss that later, but let’s first establish what lean user experience is? It is not any UX strategy, but it’s a business approach that accommodates the fundamental UX principles. What is lean UX? Lean UX is a set of principles that may be used to guide you to better, more desirable solutions for users. It gives a retrospective view on how to rapidly experiment with design ideas,…
  • White Butterfly NJ Reveals Low-Budget Local Marketing Tips

    Kathleen Burns
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:02 am
    “Our customers are our valued friends and love that we are constantly growing and changing with each season and fashion. We share the same commitment – to bring beauty to your life with a special focus on your unique style.”- The White Butterfly Mission The White Butterfly Gift Boutique started with a business vision and a white butterfly that flocked to a bush on the property lot, as told by the general manager Kat Schadt. The co-owners Michelle Katz and Michael Kafton worked hard to start the Gift boutique from the ground up, facing challenges along the way and growing their…
  • Design Thinking Virtuoso – The personality profile that wins over clientele

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:02 am
    What gives a design thinker a unique personality? Not a simple question, is it? His decisions and their outcomes truly dictate the success criteria. But there has to be some substantial skillset or a list of predetermined attributes. Tim Brown of IDEO has also outlined some traits to look for in design thinkers. We will be defining their skillset that enables them to connect with their clients. Or in other words, they are the skills that empower design thinkers to read their client’s minds. A design thinker has a built-in aptitude for design thinking. With just a bit of right training and…
  • 33 Illustrations that Beautifully Depict Solace: Design Thinking

    Shyrose Vastani
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:54 am
    Illustration is creative expression, the art of telling a story without words. It is the silence which says it all, the proverbial picture worth a thousand words. It is science too, for it explains everything, and yet leaves room for subjective doubt, expression, and exploration. We, as humans, often have difficulty in truly explaining individual realities, problems, and experiences. These feelings can sometimes be of love, respect, and admiration, and of hate, anger, and sadness at others. All those emotions are integral to us, and we feel them deeply and completely ourselves. However, it is…
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  • 4 Reasons Why Research Will Make You A Better Designer

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Being a designer is about more than just talent. Research is an essential part of the design process, as it refines your vision, informs decisions and helps you better translate your client's ideas into reality. Without research your horizons would never expand and you'd never know about the latest ... Read More
  • 4 Designs You Didn't Know Were Inspired by Michael Jackson

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:33 pm
    On August 29, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, would have celebrated his 56th birthday. Albeit much controversy, he was hugely influential not only in music and dance, but also in fashion, and design generally. Here we've collated 4 designs inspired by the icon, some of which may come as a surprise... Read More
  • Design Contest: Minions Take Over the World

    26 Aug 2015 | 6:06 pm
    With Despicable Me 3 in a cinema near you, minion fever has taken over the world again. Giant inflatable minions rolling down highways in Ireland and there have been other sorta unsettling sightings of giant minions running amok. So we launched a photoshop design contest inviting our designers to c... Read More
  • 10 Space Inspired Logos in Memory of Neil Armstrong

    24 Aug 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Three years ago today, Neil Armstrong died. This article pays tribute to the incredible space hero who became famous for being the first man to walk on the moon in 1969. At DesignCrowd, we love people with vision and drive, and any space related endeavors capture our hearts and minds. Space inspired... Read More
  • Four Steps to Improve Your Online Customer Service

    23 Aug 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Effective customer service is just about as important as the product or service you sell – once word spreads that your company doesn't respond to queries, or worse, is rude or dismissive, you're in big trouble. Here's a list of things you can do to ace the online customer service game and keep every... Read More
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  • WD MyBook Review and Thoughts on Backup

    Roberto Blake
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    The Western Digital My Book is one of the best external desktop hard drive experiences I think I’ve had in a long time. It is reliable, whisper quiet and works well as a backup solution and working hard drive for my video and photography files as well as my graphic design work. The only thing that bothered me about it at all was the fact that I had to reformat it when connecting it to my iMac.This external drive was extremely affordable and has worked out well for me, and is a product I would highly recommend if you are doing serious work that you want to have piece of mind about. I did…
  • Free Webinar: Finding Freelance Clients

    Roberto Blake
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Finding new freelance can be hard, it doesn’t matter if you’re a freelancer designer, writer, photographer or any other profession, the challenge and the struggle is more or less the same!In this free webinar I cover some ways you can find new clients and overcome this obstacle to grow your freelancer business. If you want updates about other free webinars in the future, be sure to signup for my Create Awesome Community Newsletter.Free Webinar: Finding Freelance ClientsHere is what will be covered in this Free Webinar00:01:30 Introduction00:05:35 Find Freelance Clients Through…
  • The New Create Something Awesome Today Podcast!

    Roberto Blake
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    As many of you who follow me in social media already know, I’ve been talking about launching my first ever podcast this summer. Well its here! I did a soft launch of the Create Something Awesome Today Podcast on June 16th and thanks to the support of many of you it made it into New and Noteworthy in iTunes in less than a week! Why Did I Start a Podcast?Well I didn’t do it because I like the sound of my own voice. I did it because I know many of you enjoy the depth of the topics I cover in my YouTube videos, Online Webinars and Live Streams, so I decided to give you means of…
  • My New Asus Graphic Design Laptop

    Roberto Blake
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    My New Asus Graphic Design Laptop finally arrived! This is my Laptop Unboxing and First Impression!My New Graphic Design Laptop is The Asus F555LAUpdate: I’ve been using this for about 3 weeks now and overall I love it. I will say that if you want peek performance right away, disable and uninstall McAfee and get Norton, just what I’ve seen personally effect the performance. This laptop has been able to handle Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro as well as any machine I’ve ever used, including comparable Mac desktops and Laptops with similar specs. Initial…
  • Best Audio Equipment for YouTube 2015

    Roberto Blake
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Audio is one of the most important things to consider when making a YouTube video. Poor video quality might be forgivable but poor audio quality is the quickest way to lose people. Best Audio Equipment for Making YouTube Videos 2015 http://youtu.be/L0EWSVmaQ4Y In order to get the best audio quality out of your YouTube videos you should think about investing in dedicated audio solutions for your video production. This does not have to be expensive, it can be done on a very conservative budget, even as low as $10 is enough to improve the quality of your audio.Lapel and Lav Microphones for…
 
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  • The Logic behind a successful Web Design

    Muhammad Faisal
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Web designing is complicated work. To make it successful, you need to adapt to various ideas of the society to suit their needs. The logic there is to make a website which would look beautiful to the eye in the first glance. Because you see, most users decide whether they like a website or not in the first second of them seeing it. It is true in every sense, that if your web design does not suit needs, it will be closed soon after it is opened. You may be interested in the following modern related articles as well. Business Cards Design: 25 Creative Examples Inspiring Line Art Logo Designs…
  • 12 Tips for Becoming a Successful Graphic Designer

    Muhammad Faisal
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Living in today’s world, where we see ever amazing mind blowing ideas of graphic designers, it is impossible to resist yourself from appreciating them. We’re used to it so much that some time, when we come across such brilliant graphic designs, we pass by without giving it a second thought. The society you live in, the institution you study at, the restaurant you ate at and every other organization around you and associated to you is connected to a graphic designer. The graphic designer is a professional expert who manipulates with the art and play with images, motion graphics or…
  • 14 New Modernistic Free Fonts for Designers

    Muhammad Faisal
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Beautiful modern free fonts, download for revolutionary and innovative designs. Today’s I’m going to share fresh free fonts for calligraphy, typography, web and graphic projects. There are high-quality free fonts; all of these come in regular, rounded and italics respectively. All are free to download with commercial licence. Highest-quality fonts can significantly improve your design by simply included them in the project you are working on. You can use these fonts to create modern style logos, tattoos, badges, emblems, headings, posters, Packaging, t-shirts/clothing, greeting…
  • Awe-Inspring Illustrations and Digital Art by Bram Vanhaeren

    Yasir Jawaid
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Bram is 24 years old and studies cross media design, he’s an amazing illustrator artist and currently Art Director at KBC (Bank & Insurances), looking to improve the online experience of thousands of customers. He’s also a Adobe Brand Ambassador. He’s been developing his style since his first pen tool experiments in Illustrator about 7 years ago. Bram’s style ranges from simple digital art, illustrations and typography to mixed media artwork. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. 15 New Futuristic Free Fonts for Designers New Highest…
  • Amazing Digital Portrait Illustrations for Inspiration

    Yasir Jawaid
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    An another awe-inspiring examples of digital portrait illustrations artwork created by professional artists and designers. The amazing digital illustrations will surely mesmerize you and stir your imagination. Digital art, digital photography and other manipulation artwork it’s not too hard. just need a passion to learn these techniques. Digital illustrator tutorials, will teach your how to make vector graphics and illustrations effects. All creative photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. 15…
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  • Best Educational Resources for Studying Graphic Design in 2015

    Think Smart Designs
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    One of the greatest things about having access to the Internet, is the educational opportunities that it affords the public. People in all professions have the ability to expand their knowledge base through the wealth of information being shared via the Internet, and the same holds true for those who are studying graphic design. The Internet is positively bursting with tutorials and resources that can help one advance through the various stages of becoming a successful graphic designer.Here is a collection of invaluable educational resources on graphic design that have been broken down into…
  • Great Ways To Show How Logos With Hidden Meanings Help Establish Your Brand.

    Think Smart Designs
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:34 am
    So you're at the helm of a startup and are planning to source a creative, durable and meaningful logo design in order to develop your brand. Remember, your logo often precedes actual introductions, whether your business is online or offline. Its the most visible element of all your business signage and often represents the meaning and message of your business. Quite naturally, it impacts the way your customers perceive your brand identity. Read on to discover how logos can help you position your brand in the ever-so-competitive marketWhat Should Your Logo Do For You?Logo designs remain one of…
  • 75+ Amazing Free HTML5 CSS3 Templates Which You Should Not Miss

    Think Smart Designs
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Here  in this article we will present you with the best HTML5 CSS3 templates. All these templates are available absolutely free on the internet. The list has been made with extra care and with recommendations from professional and experts. You can choose between them and find the right one for you, and it is pretty sure that you will successfully find a template which suits your particular needs.Studio FrancescaDemo | DownloadResponsive Portfolio Website TemplateDemo | DownloadBig PictureDemo | DownloadParadise HotelDownload || DemoLove and…
  • How Retro Design Characteristics Made a Great Resurgence in the 21st Century

    Think Smart Designs
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    In the 21st century, the design community has seen resurgence in retro design styles. It happened with the vinyl record, succumbed to a variable transformation with bell bottoms, and is even seen as homage in recent films like Machete. It is almost certainly because of a desire to bring back something that was once hip to a generation of older “kids” who are still very much a huge part of current marketable demographics. But increasingly it’s looking like an effort to reinvent and reinvigorate the senses for new generations of designers and advertisers.Where have we seen the most…
  • 50 Must See TED Talks about Creativity and Design

    Think Smart Designs
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:59 am
    If you’re looking for ideas about design or seeking a creative muse, TED talks can be a worthwhile watch to stir your curiosity.From the latest web trends to the meaning of happiness, these 50 Talks are sure to arouse your creative fire.01. John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leadersOld meets new as designers find balance among the possibilities of technology, the solutions of design, and the questions asked by art. Maeda explores these concepts with attention to how they can inform effective creative leadership.02. Don Norman: 3 ways good design makes you happyWatch…
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  • Why You Should Choose a Local Graphic Designer

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    28 Aug 2015 | 2:08 am
    Nowadays, the reality is that almost anyone with an Internet capable device could label himself or herself a graphic designer. It’s pretty easy to draw something up, be it a logo, a wire frame or a cartoon drawing of your own face. Producing something high quality, however, is much more difficult. When it comes to your business, you really do need to put your best foot forward for your customers’ first impression of you, and that means effective branding. Sure, you don’t technically need branding. After all, you could just write what you do on a piece of paper and stick it to the door…
  • The Importance of Building a Strong Brand

    SEO
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Marketing experts are constantly expressing how important it is for businesses to create and build a strong brand that customers can identify with and trust in. On first impressions, you might think this is only true for a large multinational business that has millions of customers and thousands of employees, but this thinking could not be further from the truth. Whether it’s a large multinational company or a small budding start-up, creating a strong brand is essential. But what do we mean by ‘brand’ exactly? To put it simply, the brand of a business is a combination of all of the…
  • 5 Tips When Hiring a Graphic Designer

    SEO
    15 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    Nowadays, businesses need to grab the attention of their target audience by employing effective tactics that will make their product/service stand out from that of their competitors. If you’re a business owner, one of the best ways to do this is to hire a graphic designer who can use their expertise to create a memorable and eye-catching logo that will transform your business, product or service. So how do you go about hiring a graphic designer that will do the needful for your business? We’re here to help! The following are 5 tips you should consider when you are hiring a graphic…
  • How To Get The Most From Your Direct Mail Campaign

    SEO
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    However advanced technology has become, direct mail campaigns are still one of the most popular ways for businesses to retain existing customers and to attract new customers. It’s very hard to beat that personal touch which can be achieved through a direct mail campaign and giving potential customers a tangible reminder of your business is a very powerful marketing tool. Here are some tips to ensure that you get the most from your direct mail campaign.   Contact theRightPeople   As there is a cost involved in running a direct mail campaign, you will need to…
  • How Promotional Gifts Will Help Increase Sales and Brand Awareness

    SEO
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Promotional gifts have been a longstanding favourite with marketing executives for many years. Their popularity is not predicted to decrease as is evident by the number of promotional gifts that are given to potential and current customers and clients by businesses every year. Almost anything can be turned into a promotional gift – the only limit is your imagination! From pens, rubber ducks and snow globes to mouse mats, stress toys and car stickers – if you can put your logo on it, it will do the job perfectly! In some instances, the more quirky the promotional gift, the more memorable…
 
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  • Tutorial: Create a Realistic Emboss/Deboss Effect in Photoshop

    Vladimir Gendelman
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tutorial: Create a Realistic Emboss/Deboss Effect in PhotoshopThe coolest thing about embossing and debossing is that it’s completely exclusive to printed paper. You’ll never see a truly “embossed” imprint on a web image—but that makes it difficult when you want to show off your embossed print design on a computer screen. In the following tutorial, we’ll show you how to use a [...]
  • How to Slim a Face in Photoshop with Just a Few Easy Steps (Tutorial)

    Vladimir Gendelman
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    How to Slim a Face in Photoshop with Just a Few Easy Steps (Tutorial)Ever hear the phrase “the camera adds ten pounds?” Any number of things can go wrong during a photo shoot and make the subject look heavier than they actually are. Maybe the lighting was off, the angle was bad, or the subject’s posture was unflattering. But there’s a simple way to fix those mistakes and [...]
  • How to Turn a Photo Into a Beautiful Painting in Photoshop (Tutorial)

    Vladimir Gendelman
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    How to Turn a Photo Into a Beautiful Painting in Photoshop (Tutorial)The best thing about Photoshop is that it allows you to do things in a few minutes that would normally take hours or days to complete. Case in point: instead of spending half a lifetime painting a picture, you can use Adobe Photoshop to make a photograph look like a hand-painted masterpiece in minutes. Converting [...]
  • How to Use the Rule of Thirds Effortlessly

    Vladimir Gendelman
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    How to Use the Rule of Thirds EffortlesslyIf you were one of those students who loved art classes but hated math, it was probably a shock to the system when you found out just how much math you’d end up using as professional designer. In fact, math skills are absolutely essential for print design—at the very least, you need to know how [...]
  • 13 Tips for Avoiding a Font Kerning Disaster

    Vladimir Gendelman
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    13 Tips for Avoiding a Font Kerning DisasterWe all have those things that just make us cringe with agony. Nails on a chalkboard, aluminum foil touching your fillings—or if you’re a print designer, bad kerning mistakes. When letters are improperly spaced, it can ruin the look of your design. The worst kerning is usually the result of not kerning at all, trusting [...]
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  • 7 Best Free Icon Fonts for Web Designers

    Adrienne
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:38 am
    Icon fonts have become a popular item for web designers. While their predecessors, dingbats, offered limited graphic choices, they failed to catch on. Unlike dingbats, icon fonts are much more versatile, offering all of the advantages of being fonts while coming in a wide variety of graphics. Since icon fonts can be embedded into websites, ... The post 7 Best Free Icon Fonts for Web Designers appeared first on Design Roast.
  • 10 Essential (and Free) Minimalist Fonts

    Adrienne
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Whether you love or love to hate flat design, it seems like it’s here to stay. Also here to stay are minimalist design aesthetics. Far from being outdated and uninspired, the shift in focus actually has a lot to offer the creative community, as well as much to add to the user experience. According to ... The post 10 Essential (and Free) Minimalist Fonts appeared first on Design Roast.
  • The Power of Side Projects

    Adrienne
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
      When your work depends on how consistently creative you can be, the pressure to keep those new and exciting ideas flowing can stop everything dead in its tracks, and often at the most inopportune times. Side projects offer more than just a way to wind down at the end of the day. They’re essential ... The post The Power of Side Projects appeared first on Design Roast.
  • What Does Your Logo’s Color Say About Your Company?

    Adrienne
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:43 am
    What Does Your Logo’s Color Say About Your Company? Your logo is often the first thing customers see on your website, office letterhead, company vehicles and building. Your logo helps to identify your brand, and when customers think about your company, your logo is likely one of the first things that come to mind. Every ... The post What Does Your Logo’s Color Say About Your Company? appeared first on Design Roast.
  • 7 Great Places to Publish Infographics

    Adrienne
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:09 am
    Infographics, with their engaging visuals and authoritative voice, are recipes for success in today’s online environment. Their use has exploded, and many designers are reaching a global audience on the back of strong models that promote social sharing. Those unable to draw upon the influence of early-uptake networks, however, typically find the results somewhat underwhelming ... The post 7 Great Places to Publish Infographics appeared first on Design Roast.
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  • Belfast Design City

    Stuart
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:56 am
    "Belfast Design City" is a Creative Youtube Video showcasing the Best of Belfast Designers for Irish Design in 2015. The post Belfast Design City is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • Growing Your Personal Brand

    Stuart
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:47 am
    Creating your personal brand is not enough to become successful. So, I've listed the top 3 strategies that will help in building & growing your personal brand. The post Growing Your Personal Brand is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • 17 Free Downloadable Fonts [Sponsored]

    Stuart
    17 Aug 2015 | 1:02 am
    To celebrate the launch of their new website, Webdesigner News is offering our readers this collection of 17 gorgeous typefaces. The post 17 Free Downloadable Fonts [Sponsored] is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • The 100 Best Design Blogs to Follow

    Stuart
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    If you’re looking for the best design blogs to follow – you’re in the right place. Here are Inkbot Design's 100 Top Graphic Design Blogs to Follow. The post The 100 Best Design Blogs to Follow is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • Why Advertising Design is key to Success

    Stuart
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    Proper advertising design encompasses everything from the company logo, branded collateral, and identity. Choosing the right company to handle your advertisement design can make all the difference. The post Why Advertising Design is key to Success is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
 
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  • 10 Epic ideas For Producing Content

    Kamran Khan
    21 Aug 2015 | 9:11 am
    The content marketing era we live in requires that we do something epic to stand out from the competition and get our voice heard. Simply publishing a blog post from time to time isn’t enough. You have to publish remarkable content. The following are 10 epic ideas that will help you attract the attention of your audience. 1. Conduct a thorough and in-depth research. You have to ensure your
  • 5 Must-Have Android Apps For All The Bloggers & Publishers Out There!

    Kamran Khan
    21 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    Blogging and publishing has become quite common throughout the world. It is all about expressing and sharing your thoughts or even some specific information with the world. Thanks to the availability of tablets and smartphones, bloggers can now stay connected with the world through their smart devices. Lots of android apps are available which can help bloggers when they are on the go.
  • A Tool to Help Pick an Essay Topic

    Kamran Khan
    11 Aug 2015 | 1:43 am
    Essays are an important part of every literate person’s life. They are written by young kids in kindergarten in the form of short creative compositions and by not so young people in business in the form of presentations. Most are however written in one’s student life where one has to churn term papers, dissertations and thesis. For most of the papers, one has to come up with an essay topic that
  • 10 Best Online Essay Writing Services

    Kamran Khan
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:12 pm
    There are plenty of situations when students simply need to rely on essay writing services. Otherwise, they risk affecting their GPA if they fail to succeed with the assignment. Thanks to writing services, both international and native students can always submit high-quality papers on time. The collaboration with professional writers is also important for those who want to improve their writing
  • Top 7 tremendous iPad and iPhone apps for Booklovers

    Kamran Khan
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:37 am
    If you have a great passion for both reading and gadgets, then you should use your iPhone or iPad to its fullest ability to read e-books and news. Having a mobile gadget allows you using all the benefits of reading wherever you are: in a train, on a plane, standing in a line for a cup of coffee, or waiting for a client. Now we give you the list of top 7 tremendous iPhone and iPad apps for all
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  • Nature Autumn Leaf Depth of Field Manipulation Cover Photo Wallpaper

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    21 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Recent DownloadsDepth of Field Lead On Wood Cover Photo WallpaperYellow Moss and Grass Depth of Field Cover Photo WallpaperColorful Leaf Tablet Phone Wallpaper BackgroundAutumn Sparkle Tree Tablet Phone Wallpaper BackgroundAutumn Leaves On Green Grass Tablet Phone Wallpaper Background Share This! The post Nature Autumn Leaf Depth of Field Manipulation Cover Photo Wallpaper appeared first on Album Art for Musicians & Wallpapers Backgrounds for iPhone, Android.
  • Flying Boeing Plane Airborne Engine Takeoff Over Metropolitan City Wallpaper Cover Photo Wallpaper

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    21 Aug 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Recent DownloadsLos Angeles City Highway Roads and Cityscape Cover Photo WallpaperLong Exposure London Metro Subway Monochrome Cover Photo WallpaperThey Be All Like You Need Pants To Fly [U.S. Airways]Long Exposure Traffic Roads Cities Blur Monochrome Cover Photo WallpaperAirplane Blur Tablet Phone Wallpaper Background Share This! The post Flying Boeing Plane Airborne Engine Takeoff Over Metropolitan City Wallpaper Cover Photo Wallpaper appeared first on Album Art for Musicians & Wallpapers Backgrounds for iPhone, Android.
  • Low Poly Isometric Tree in Desert Cover Photo Wallpaper

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    19 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Recent DownloadsMale Physique Body Low Poly Heart Cover Photo WallpaperBarren Tree In The Desert Cover Photo WallpaperDesert Sun Clouds Flat Land Sky Cover Photo WallpaperMountainous Field Peak Flat Terrain Cover Photo WallpaperAlter Graphics Blue Purple Space Triangle In Tree Forest Cover Photo Wallpaper Share This! The post Low Poly Isometric Tree in Desert Cover Photo Wallpaper appeared first on Album Art for Musicians & Wallpapers Backgrounds for iPhone, Android.
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    18 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Recent DownloadsAbstract Colorful Geometric Circular Object Black Background Cover Photo WallpaperDesert sand triangle circular wallpaperWoods Forest Circular Abstract Art Cover Photo WallpaperGeometry Mimalism Colorful Cube Shapes Cover Photo WallpaperSimon C. Page Colorful Spectrum Sphere Cover Photo Wallpaper Share This! The post Circular Retro Shape Cover Photo Wallpaper appeared first on Album Art for Musicians & Wallpapers Backgrounds for iPhone, Android.
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    18 May 2015 | 7:56 pm
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  • 100+ Amazing Sports Club Logo Design Concepts for Inspiration

    Yahya
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Looking for a logo for your sport club? Or have a client project for sports club logo? Before you start, your logo should be creative yet effective to convey your message to potential customers and partners. Apart from this, logo is basically used to tell people what we are, what we do, and why we [...]
  • Freebie: 6 Vintage Logo Templates (Ai)

    Yahya
    24 Aug 2015 | 7:19 am
    Today we are very happy to share a set of free vintage logo template with you. This pack includes 6 Vintage Style Logo Template in Adobe Illustrator (Ai) format. You can use this template for branding, labels and packaging, awesome t-shirt designs, and so much more! All fonts used in this template are not included, [...]
  • 37 Free Magazine Mockup Templates for Your Amazing Presentation

    Eko S
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:57 am
    The mockup templates for a designer is very important, to enhance their portfolio, to help attain a stunning presentation for their clients without consuming much time in starting from scratch and also save money. The mockup also help designer presented their design to a more realistic environment. Here, in this post I have collected from [...]
  • The Importance of Corporate Video Production

    Eko S
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:11 am
    Looking to push your marketing campaign to promote your brand and increase awareness? Corporate videos are the way forward for many reasons and are certain to help most marketing strategies. We have asked the experts at Toast TV to share the reasons they believe in corporate video production. Straightforward to Share You want people to [...]
  • 15 Best Premium WordPress Themes for Travel Blog

    Eko S
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Previously I have published a great collection of travel agencies and agents wordpress themes, today I have the exclusive list of wordpress themes for travel blog. To help you the travellers share the experience and telling a story of your travel adventures. The theme that I choose below are by hand, based on quality and [...]
 
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    Design Crawl

  • 10 Great Free Stock Photo Sites For Designers

    James George
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Free Stock Photo Sites I’ve been a designer for over a decade, and I can tell you that one of the toughest things has always been finding the best photos for my design projects. The image you use means everything, and it’s a no-brainer that images get expensive. When you can find stock photos for free, it’s a great way to keep more profits in your pockets. That’s why I put together a collection of the 10 best free stock photo sites for designers. GraphicStock GraphicStock has a program, where you can get a free trial for 7 days. That’s great if you’re…
  • 10 Gorgeous Foil Stamping Examples to Inspire You

    James George
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Foil Stamping If you’ve ever received a foil stamped design piece, you likely picked it up and read it from top to bottom. Why do you think that is? Foil stamping takes your design work to a whole new level. The reason is the quality. The metallic sheen can’t be ignored, even in a pile of mail or other cards. Whether you use foil stamping on business cards, post cards, invitations, or anything else, it stands out. It practically screams “Look at me!” but in a way that speaks of quality. Foil stamping is such a successful method for design, because it’s usually…
  • Handling Design Criticism: It’s Not Personal

    James George
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:58 am
    Design Criticism is Essential I’d love to say tat everything we design is golden. In our minds, we should be able to crank out design prowess so good that our clients and colleagues scream out in elation. Most veteran designers are probably laughing out loud after reading that last statement. While the feelings are true, the reality isn’t. Many designers get hung up on design criticism, taking it personally. A critique of your work isn’t a shot at you or your abilities. It’s a necessity. You Need Design Criticism Your work might actually be a step above everyone. The…
  • The Pros and Cons of Retainer Clients

    James George
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:28 am
    Retainer Clients: Dream or Reality? When you’re a freelance designer, one thing you always have to worry about is money. How is money coming in? How much money is going out. Who is the majority of my money coming from? All of these questions are in the back of our minds each day as we work. One thing we want to make sure of is that we have a steady flow of money coming in from somewhere. One way to take some of the stress out of the process is to have a handful of retainer clients that you provide services to on a monthly basis. What are Retainer Clients? Retainer clients are clients…
  • Cool Free Fonts For August

    James George
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Cool Free Fonts It’s been a while since I have put together a collection of free fonts you’ll actually want to use. I have rounded up a good collection of free fonts that are elegant, beautiful, organic, and more. There’s a little something for everyone here, so you’ll want to check out these coll free fonts for August. Etna ETNA is a big, bold font that would be great for headlines and titles. It’s free for personal use. Under the dropdown box, make sure you select personal to get it for free. Download Besom I could see Besom being used in anything organic or…
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  • Edinburgh Art Festival 2015: Interview with Sorcha Carey

    Boyana Atanasova
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 am
    With only a few days left of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2015, we found ourselves lucky enough to have a chat with the main person behind the celebrations – festival director Sorcha Carey. Here is what she said about her role in the festival, the history of the event and her ambitions for its future…  1.  Tell us more about this year’s edition of Edinburgh Art Festival – key dates for our calendar, artists and exhibitions we shouldn’t miss, etc.? Our festival launched on the 30 July and runs until the 30 August. We have over 100 artists exhibiting in more than 30 venues…
  • Top Macro Photographers Share Their Secrets

    Boyana Atanasova
    25 Aug 2015 | 1:10 am
    If you have ever tried macro photography for yourself, you probably know that it is a fascinating field to work in, but also a very competitive one. There will always be somebody who takes sharper images or steals the perfect moment better than you… Don’t panic! In search for the most comprehensive advice on how to take the perfect macro shot, we got in touch with some of the world’s best macro photographers. It was hard to find them – they all take pride in their macro photos, but most of them are expressing their love for photography through nature and landscape…
  • Edinburgh Art Festival 2015: Interview with Toby Paterson

    Boyana Atanasova
    20 Aug 2015 | 1:10 am
    Edinburgh Art Festival 2015 gave us the perfect opportunity to meet some of the most interesting artists featured in this year’s programme. After we presented you the work of Canadian artist Derek Besant, we now want to introduce you to Toby Paterson’s world of art. His “Thresholds” exhibition is a major part of the festival, so this gave us the perfect reason to talk to him in more detail about his work and experience. Here is what he shared with us… 1. Tell us more about yourself – where were you born, where do you live now, and what is your educational…
  • How to Make it Big as an Illustrator in South Africa: Top Tips from the Professionals

    Tom McCallum
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:30 pm
    From Cape Town to Pretoria, Johannesburg to Durban, South Africa is home to one of the most competitive illustration scenes in the world. While this is great for the industry, it can make starting out as a beginner a daunting prospect. However, you will soon find that as well as being one of the most competitive illustration scenes in the world, it’s also one of the most supportive. In that spirit, we asked 14 of the country’s finest illustrators for a few of their ‘top tips’ to help you on the path to success. 1. HYLTON WARBURTON “Don’t be afraid to…
  • Edinburgh Art Festival 2015: Interview with Derek Michael Besant

    Boyana Atanasova
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:57 am
    Every year in August, Edinburgh turns into the cultural and festival capital of the world. Artists, performers and other creative souls from around the world gather in the Scottish capital to showcase their talents and their latest projects. Among all the festivals celebrated in the capital, the Edinburgh Art Festival has got a very special place. The festival is the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, bringing together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and other artist-run spaces as well as new public art commissions by established and emerging artists. In 2015,…
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  • BicycleBoy Illustrations

    admin
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:39 am
    Check out these beautiful illustrations by Mateusz. The post BicycleBoy Illustrations appeared first on All We Design.
  • Seed

    admin
    10 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Check out this this beautiful, abstract video, made by the very talented artists from Aixsponza. Most of the objects and people were photoscanned. They used Houdini and Softimage ICE for a few shots, but most of the work was done in Cinema 4D. Everything was rendered in Octane and Arnold. The post Seed appeared first on All We Design.
  • Illustrator Tutorial – Vector Banner

    admin
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Check out this great Illustrator tutorial on how to create a vector banner. The post Illustrator Tutorial – Vector Banner appeared first on All We Design.
  • PANTEROS666 feat. WOODKID – CLEAR

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    Check out this unique music video. Directed by Inès & Victor. Co-produced by Wanda Paris & Savoir Faire. Post-produced by Digital Disctrict. The post PANTEROS666 feat. WOODKID – CLEAR appeared first on All We Design.
  • Palm Rot Short Film

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Check out this beautiful short film by Ryan Gillis. Investigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage. Curiosity gets the better of him and he pulls the crate unto his airboat. That’s just the first in a series of decisions he learns to regret. PROCESS BLOG : gillizamastudios.com/blog/category/palm-rot/ Official Selection SUNDANCE 2015 Official Selection SXSW 2015 Official Selection ANNECY 2015 Official Selection OTTAWA 2015 WINNER Animated Grit – INDIE GRITS 2015 Official Selection: Animation…
 
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  • HD Background Lada Raven 2015 Concept Sportscar Yellow Rear View Wallpaper

    WallpapersByte
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:11 am
    HD Background Lada Raven 2015 Concept Sportscar Yellow Rear View Wallpaper 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2400 Dual Wide 21:9 – 2560×1080 Widescreen 16:10 – 2560×1600 Full HD – 1920×1080 Tablet/ Laptop – 1366×768 Mobile – 1080×1920 Download Ultra HD, 4K, 2K, Full HD, High Resolution/ Definition, Quad HD, Octa HD, QHD, OHD, Widescreen, Fullscreen, Dual Monitors Wallpaper for Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, Tablet. Wallpapers for Samsung Galaxy S S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, Edge, Active S7, Note, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, Note 5, Note 6, Edge, Ativ,…
  • HD Background Max Payne 3 Logo Game Minimalism Art Gun Wallpaper

    WallpapersByte
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:03 am
    HD Background Max Payne 3 Logo Game Minimalism Art Gun Wallpaper 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2400 Dual Wide 21:9 – 2560×1080 Widescreen 16:10 – 2560×1600 Full HD – 1920×1080 Tablet/ Laptop – 1366×768 Mobile – 1080×1920 Download Ultra HD, 4K, 2K, Full HD, High Resolution/ Definition, Quad HD, Octa HD, QHD, OHD, Widescreen, Fullscreen, Dual Monitors Wallpaper for Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, Tablet. Wallpapers for Samsung Galaxy S S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, Edge, Active S7, Note, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, Note 5, Note 6, Edge, Ativ, Grand, E7,…
  • HD Background Ferrari 250 GT Convertible Black Side View Wallpaper

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    29 Aug 2015 | 3:44 am
    HD Background Ferrari 250 GT Convertible Black Side View Wallpaper 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2400 Dual Wide 21:9 – 2560×1080 Widescreen 16:10 – 2560×1600 Full HD – 1920×1080 Tablet/ Laptop – 1366×768 Mobile – 1080×1920 Download Ultra HD, 4K, 2K, Full HD, High Resolution/ Definition, Quad HD, Octa HD, QHD, OHD, Widescreen, Fullscreen, Dual Monitors Wallpaper for Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, Tablet. Wallpapers for Samsung Galaxy S S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, Edge, Active S7, Note, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, Note 5, Note 6, Edge, Ativ, Grand,…
  • HD Background Raspberry Ice Cream Bowl Spoon Dessert Wallpaper

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    29 Aug 2015 | 3:32 am
    HD Background Raspberry Ice Cream Bowl Spoon Dessert Wallpaper 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2400 Dual Wide 21:9 – 2560×1080 Widescreen 16:10 – 2560×1600 Full HD – 1920×1080 Tablet/ Laptop – 1366×768 Mobile – 1080×1920 Download Ultra HD, 4K, 2K, Full HD, High Resolution/ Definition, Quad HD, Octa HD, QHD, OHD, Widescreen, Fullscreen, Dual Monitors Wallpaper for Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, Tablet. Wallpapers for Samsung Galaxy S S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, Edge, Active S7, Note, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, Note 5, Note 6, Edge, Ativ, Grand, E7,…
  • HD Background Terminator Genisys Robot T-800 Metallic Wallpaper

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    29 Aug 2015 | 3:07 am
    HD Background Terminator Genisys Robot T-800 Metallic Wallpaper 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2400 Dual Wide 21:9 – 2560×1080 Widescreen 16:10 – 2560×1600 Full HD – 1920×1080 Tablet/ Laptop – 1366×768 Mobile – 1080×1920 Download Ultra HD, 4K, 2K, Full HD, High Resolution/ Definition, Quad HD, Octa HD, QHD, OHD, Widescreen, Fullscreen, Dual Monitors Wallpaper for Desktop, Laptop, Mobile, Tablet. Wallpapers for Samsung Galaxy S S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, Edge, Active S7, Note, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, Note 5, Note 6, Edge, Ativ, Grand, E7,…
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  • 45+ Best Free Tumblr Themes 2015

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:49 am
    Tumblr is one of the best platform for microblogging. The use of Tumblr as a blogging platform is increasing day by day so the requirements of its users’. People now need much better themes and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 12 Cool Photoshop Text Effects Tutorials

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    18 Aug 2015 | 2:04 am
    I think you all might have this misconception: Creating cool text effects using Photoshop is rocket science. And you are wrong. It’s not that hard as you think it is.  In the recent post, I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 20+ Must Have Free Photoshop Styles

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:36 am
    Photoshop Styles are really helpful to make outstanding text effects within no time. Many Photoshop users’ make their own styles so that they are unique. But if you do not know how to make Photoshop... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 23 Photoshop Brushes Every Designer Must Have

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:47 am
    It is very important for a designer to have quality Photoshop brushes. But there are many different kinds of brushes on the web which makes choosing the perfect ones difficult. Choosing a perfect set... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 22 Mind Blowing Geometric Tattoos

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
      “Tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.”  ― Michelle Delio Let me ask you one question: What makes tattoos amazing? There are many... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 11 Free HTML Resume / CV Website Templates

    XDesigns Team
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:44 pm
    The very first impression on a recruiting employer will start with your resume. A resume can cause a brilliant word image of who you are. To generate expert resume or curriculum vitae, you ought to have standard to create resume or CV. If you are a designer and would like to search for resume format ideas for producing your resume or CV online, you will need creative design resume, It could be resume in PSD template format or as online HTML template. Right Here we present 11 free CV / resume website templates in HTML file format that will assist to get you employed. Each HTML and CSS…
  • 10 Regex Tester (Software & Online Tools)

    XDesigns Team
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Regular expression or regex is a pattern that consist of principles used to suit a certain set of strings. There are lots of regex tester software programming languages as well as web-based online tools you can use for free. If you’re a computer programmer, you can save yourself a lot of work and time. Free regex tester software and online tools What is regular expression? a regular expression is a set of characters that describe a search design, mainly for use in pattern matching with strings, or perhaps is a means for a computer individual or programmer to express exactly how some…
  • 80 FREE WordPress Business Theme

    XDesigns Team
    11 Aug 2015 | 10:48 am
    Truth be told, WordPress Platforms is so well-known as it is a rather versatile, secure, and effective free Content Management System readily available. Developing an expert startup or business internet site today is never ever been simpler with the benefit of free business website templates. Presently, numerous theme designers and developers build their themes with an excellent settings panel, which makes it possible for you to set many choices with no hassle of learning rule. WordPress business themes become remarkably favored in online searches today as trademark or impact of a brand name…
  • 10 Tutorial About How to Create a Website for Beginners

    XDesigns Team
    6 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Let me present 10 the best way and tutorial to create a website for free, especially for beginner. Creating a website is a good means to express your thinking and some ideas aided by the world. But if you have never create a website before, it could appear complicated. All these tutorial demonstrates how to produce or create a website. These tutorial is designed for the beginner and people who inexperienced in website development, taking you detail by detail through the entire process from the start of website website creation. 1. Making a Web Website: The Entire Beginner’s Guide Here…
  • 40+ Simple Backgrounds Wallpapers

    XDesigns Team
    5 Aug 2015 | 3:21 am
    Simple and minimalism is a well-known style of design concept as it keeps all things more user-friendly. In the world of design, minimalism tends to make simple things uncomplicated while creating the complicated things feasible. If love to change your wallpaper, today, we have hand-picked & best simple backgrounds that can help you to definitely apply minimalism style to your desktop computer. See Also: Simple Black Wallpaper Show down your desktop computer background however you like, and feel free to share these wallpaper to your friends. Enjoy! Simple Backgrounds The post 40+ Simple…
 
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  • Here’s what you’ve been Diginating lately No.15

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:10 am
    This is the 14th edition of Here’s What You’ve Been Diginating Lately. If you’d like to be featured in the next one just tag us in your photo on Twitter (@diginate) and Instagram (@diginatehq)… Measurable progress as we add some finishing touches. @southportBID @insouthport @diginate pic.twitter.com/xCNpKuBCzA — PILIO ART (@pilioart) July 27, 2015 Shout out to @diginate for doing an awesome job on our shiny foil stickers pic.twitter.com/jCRXnKKUWn — RaijinFightwear.com (@RaijinFightWear) July 27, 2015 Amazing tailored stickers for other half's sling from @diginate.
  • Need a change of scenery? Here are 10 amazing coworking spaces around the world.

    admin
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:04 am
    Coworking is an increasingly popular choice for freelancers and small businesses, especially within the design and tech community that forms a significant portion of our client base at Diginate. London is awash with trendy spaces, where you can benefit from networking opportunities, great IT infrastructure and access to meeting rooms, all on flexible terms. We’d probably be in a coworking space, if it weren’t for all our big, noisy printing machines; not a recipe for popularity in this kind of environment. If you are lucky enough to enjoy flexible working the great thing is…
  • We found out which Premier League manager will get sacked first

    admin
    7 Aug 2015 | 5:14 am
    The football season kicks off again this weekend, much to the relief of everybody in the civilised world. Regular readers of the Diginate blog will know we enjoy the sound of leather on overpaid footballer’s boot very much – during the World Cup we found out how much international footballers look like themselves, and predicted England matches with a crossbow. Great management is essential to any successful organisation (just ask anyone at Diginate), so with the Premier League season (and accompanying sack race) about to get underway we thought we’d try and find out…
  • Photoshop Tutorial: 5 Ways to remove unwanted objects from your photos

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    One of the great things about digital photography is how easy it is to remove unwanted elements from your photos. Back in the day you’d need a craft knife and a tube of Pritt Stick, but nowadays all you need is a copy of Photoshop. Admittedly, this is more expensive than a craft knife and a tube of Pritt Stick, but it’s considerably more versatile and the chances of injuring yourself is minimal. If you’ve got a finger across the lens, some bewildered tourists spoiling your panorama, or an ex-partner you need to purge from your pics we’re here to help. Here are 5 great…
  • Die cut stickers now available at Diginate!

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    When we first started Diginate we only offered stickers on sheets. Our stickers liked it – they were amongst friends – but it wasn’t so easy to hand them out, include them in goodybags, or use them as confetti. That’s why we launched ‘The Individual‘ in 2013, to much critical acclaim. Now we’ve gone one step further: die cut stickers are now available at Diginate! Die cut stickers are just like our individual stickers, but are cut right through the backing paper to the shape of the sticker. Any shape you like, in fact – just select…
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