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  • Top 10 Facebook Groups for Graphic Designers

    Graphic Tunnel
    Ahfaz Ahmed
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:21 am
    Facebook groups are a great way to connect to people, learn and share knowledge to your community. But finding ideal groups in your niche which are ready to share knowledge and help others’ are not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My Stolen AV Logo Design: Latest Update

    The Logo Smith
    The Logo Smith
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:04 am
        Further to my post last week, AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money, it turns out that AlotVine used the infamous website, Fiverr.com to pay a ‘logo designer’ $5 for my AV logo. Yes, you heard that right: a logo designer on Fiverr.com appropriated/stole my AV Logo, in it’s complete unamended form, and sold it onto ALotVine. Now this clearly places Fiverr, the logo designer in question, AND ALotVine in a very tricky situation, as I still demand full payment for my AV logo. I sort of understand the position that AlotVine finds themselves in, as…
  • 5 Reasons to Forget Fiverr Logos

    Design Roast
    Adrienne
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:35 am
    Need a logo for your company? Have five bucks? No problem, Fiverr has you covered! Can it really be that simple, though? With the going rate for professional logos varying anywhere from $250-$500, and major company rebranding costing as much as $10,000, a $5 logo seems a little too good to be true. And it ... The post 5 Reasons to Forget Fiverr Logos appeared first on Design Roast.
  • Why Hierarchy is Important to Design

    Design Crawl
    James George
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hierarchy Is Control When you look at any form of art, whether it is a traditional artist’s work, or it’s a professional design, it has a path that you naturally follow as you look over it. How does your eye know where to go next? It really doesn’t. It’s manipulated into looking at certain elements in a certain order, due to it’s appearance. This whole process is called visual hierarchy. There are several factors that go into hierarchy. These factors can be combined with one another to add a lot of variety to your visual hierarchy. Lets take a look at ways to…
  • The Art of Maxfield Parrish

    Graphic Design & Publishing Center
    Fred Showker
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    You will instantly recognize the wonderful works of Maxfield Parrish . . . you may even now understand many of the works you've seen and loved that were replicas, or copies of Parrish art work, from Michael Jackson to Robbin Williams and Fleetwood Mac! This beautiful treasury will lighten up your day with art references to keep you going all month read more
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  • Marketing Update : marketing hacks, marketing sins, marketing myths and more and more

    Fred Showker
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    The title of today's Marketing Update just about covers it all! Like the good, the bad and the ugly, we've got the myths, the hacks and the sins! The big cheese is a piece on Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner that makes some pretty stiff statements. Are they true? You decide for yourself.5 Content Marketing Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Content BrainstormingAudience Research Needn’t Be Costly or Time Consuming Forget campaigns: Build your marketing stackHow to Execute an SEO Content Marketing PlanThe Seven Deadly Sins of Digital Marketing Making Personalized Email Marketing Easier 3 rebranding lessons from…
  • The Art of Maxfield Parrish

    Fred Showker
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    You will instantly recognize the wonderful works of Maxfield Parrish . . . you may even now understand many of the works you've seen and loved that were replicas, or copies of Parrish art work, from Michael Jackson to Robbin Williams and Fleetwood Mac! This beautiful treasury will lighten up your day with art references to keep you going all month read more
  • Marketing Update : List marketing, content, analytics, the new news media and more and more

    Fred Showker
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    Last time we went on about marketing sources and action but today we're zeroing in on content marketing and then working with analytics and looking at the real target of the marketing. Hang in there, it looks like it's going to be a busy summer!Pitfalls and Profits of Using Rented Lists: The Devil is in the DetailsMeasuring The True Value Of Audience Engagement Across Digital Media3 Tips to Maximize the Synergy of Social Media and Content MarketingHow analytics provide a dose of logic to your marketing decisionsHow to Approach Digital Marketing in 2015How Millennials Consume the News read…
  • 60-Seconds #325 : Should graphic designers have social responsibility?

    Fred Showker
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:00 pm
    You may remember my 2002 post about Steven Heller's "Citizen Designer." Milton Glaser often says, "Good design is good citizenship." So, we decided to go out on the limb a decade later and ask the same question amongst a cross section of Designers today. The responses we got are somewhat amazing! Is the graphic designer as accountable as the marketing and publicity departments for the propagation of a message or idea? Be careful, don't answer until you've read this. read more
  • 60 Seconds #324: Getting a job in the Web Design field takes a little more than an email

    Fred Showker
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Now that so many have graduated from design schools in the past few weeks, it's time to hit the streets looking for a job. I understand job hunting is tough these days, so it is ever amazing to see how many really, really BAD solicitations we receive. It's amazing. Here another example of a really horrible solicitation. read more
 
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  • What if famous painters created big brand logos?

    Mirko
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    When in design school, I remember one teacher explaining us that trying to imitate the style of famous designers or artists as an exercise was one of the best ways to progress. In fact, when doint this, you have to try to put yourself in the person’s shoes and learn how to thing like that […] The post What if famous painters created big brand logos? appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Web design trends that ruin the user experience

    Sabina Hona
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Technology and trend are never constant. They keep evolving with time. While talking about web design trends, the website designed 5 years back is completely different than the website designed today. The taste, the presentation and the choice… everything has changed and evolved with time. It’s not a doubt that the world of web has […] The post Web design trends that ruin the user experience appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Design deals for the week

    Mirko
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals. The Summer Bundle This bundle includes 28 incredible fonts plus 19 […] The post Design deals for the week appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 15 beautiful printed designs for your inspiration

    Mirko
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:15 pm
    To start this new week on the right foot, what could be better than some gorgeous print inspiration. Remember graphic designers, this is what good design looks like and what is expected from you. 1. A Celebration of August This poster for an even at the London Design Festival perfectly uses typographic details at a […] The post 15 beautiful printed designs for your inspiration appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Design for cats: awesome gifts to make your cat happy

    Mirko
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:48 pm
    Cats already have a giant virtual network pretty much dedicated to worship them: the Internet. This isn’t enough for your poor cat that doesn’t know how to read anyway. Your cat surely deserves better design at home, whether it’s to entertain himself or to have a cooler place to sleep in. Scratching day If you […] The post Design for cats: awesome gifts to make your cat happy appeared first on Designer Daily: graphic and web design blog. Download the free transport icons package now!
 
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  • Winners of the Best Architects 16 Award

    Dexigner
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The "Best Architects Award" revealed the winners of its 10th design competition. These year's winners impressively demonstrate just how diverse architecture on a very high level can be.
  • Home Affairs at NOW Gallery

    Dexigner
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Home Affairs, a new exhibition on view at NOW Gallery from August 20 through September 4, will celebrate London's diverse creative landscape.
  • Greenspace Rebrands Wilkinson Eyre

    Dexigner
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    Greenspace has recently completed the design of a new brand identity and website for Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
  • IC Design Brands London's Second Cat Café

    Dexigner
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    IC Design has created the branding and interim phase of a website for Ginger & Tom's, London's second cat café set to open in West Hampstead this Autumn.
  • Absolut Colours: Limited Edition Absolut Bottle in the Pride Flag

    Senay Gokcen
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    Absolut has unveiled Absolut Colours, a new limited edition bottle which is sleeved with the iconic Gilbert Baker rainbow flag.
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  • Printing

    7 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    Delta Publications prides itself in graphic design on behalf of its customers. Let our designers help design your next printed piece.
  • Creative representatives

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:54 pm
    CREATIVITY is not something one can just pull out from the closet. Somewhere along the process, the creator bleeds, fears the unknown, risks sanity-the whole nine yards.
  • Fire Station Creative to be opened by John Byrne Friday 10 July 2015

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    What a week for Fife! Fire Station Creative are delighted to announce that Scotland's newest creative hub in Dunfermline, Fife, will be opened by John Byrne at a celebration on Friday 10 July. This brand new facility is the product of years of voluntary work by a small group of like-minded people.
  • 2015 New Designers London: Part Two: More standouts from the July portion of the graduate showcase

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    While Part One of London's New Designers exhibition focused heavily on textiles, Part Two particularly rewarded anyone interested in furniture and product design. Students from all over the UK gathered under one roof to show their graduate collections in categories including furniture, product and industrial design, graphic design and illustration.
  • Graphic designers convene in Davao

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:49 am
    EXPERTS from web technology industry will offer their expertise to Mindanao's aspiring graphic designers in the upcoming Mindanao-wide Graphic Design Conference slated at SMX Convention Center on July 18. Graphicon, the most anticipated graphic design conference in Mindanao, is set to raise the bar of graphic designing on the island, as it will capacitate the skills of young designers to be at par with the national and international standards. "For this year, we will bring more Davao-based and national experts during the conference as speakers," said Juliana Hellmuth, member of Davao Graphic…
 
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  • The Best of Scanning Around with Gene: Summertime Scans

    Gene Gable
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    With much of the United States sweltering in a heat wave, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some of the coolest vintage summertime images from the Scanning Around With Gene series. OH BOY, IT’S SUMMER! features the wholesome images of kids at play in the sunshine from the 1956 children’s book Summer Is Here. The travel posters in SUMMER WANDERLUST tempt you spend your summer vacation in some exotic locales around the globe. And you can quench your thirst for great graphics with the vintage beverage ads in DRINK UP TO SUMMER!  Enjoy (and stay cool)!  
  • Batter Up! A Full Count of Vintage Baseball Treats

    Erica Gamet
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    They say that America is Mom, apple pie, and baseball. Well Mom and apple pie are great, but an evening at the ballpark just shouts “America!” to me. Not in a threatening way, but in that “check out how typically American we are, spending our summer evenings eating hot dogs and yelling ‘Are you blind?’ at the umpire” kind of way. Pro baseball season is in full swing in the US and I’m soaking up every minute of it. I am lucky enough to live right up the street from a new Triple-A team ballpark (Go Chihuahuas!) and love being able to take in a slice of…
  • Museum Exhibit Showcases the Art of the Poster

    Erica Gamet
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    If I had to name one form of artwork I really appreciate, it would probably be the simple poster. From infographics, to vintage advertising, to my obsession with movie posters, I appreciate the combination of intriguing design and information presented in such a compact format. The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has recently put the focus on this particular art form with their latest exhibit. “How Posters Work” features 125 of the more than 4,000 posters in the design museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit features well-known names, such as Paul Rand, Michael…
  • How to Make Amazing Halftone Effects with Photoshop

    David Blatner
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    If you look really closely at an image in a printed newspaper or magazine you’ll see that what appears at first to be “continuous tone” (like a photograph) is actually constructed of thousands of tiny spots. This is called a halftone. But if you make those spots bigger, you break the illusion and the spots (or dots or whatever you want to call them) become an integral part of the image itself. But how can you make these halftone effects yourself? It turns out to be super easy in Photoshop. To make the four-color “rosette” halftone in the middle of the image above, I simply chose…
  • Creativity International Awards Launches 45th Annual Competition

    Erica Gamet
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I know how we all love a good design contest and the Creativity International Awards is one that I enjoy following. Partially because I just can’t get enough of drooling over the winning entries and partially because the contest has been around for so many years. Started in the early 70s, this long-running independent design contest has always sought to discover and showcase outstanding examples of illustration, photography, art, and typography in print and packaging. The awards—which many professionals consider the awards show of the design industry—are open to students and…
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    Next Big Design

  • This Week In Design & Brand Strategy: 6/29/15 - 7/3/15

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    Creativity And Data: It's not an either-or kind of thing anymore UI vs. UX Design: Who is ruling the ground? Transforming Branding: Digital in advetising via Forbes The Power of Puppies: Kleenex provides a use for its product in its new ad with a dog in a wheelchair Big Cities Don't Have A Monopoly On Creativity: Smaller places often take the lead on creativity 4 Ideas To Boost Your Content
  • Bowler Hats and Rotary phones – LinkedIn Moves into a New Innovative Workspace

    1 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    ‘Let’s meet in Meg Ryan’ – words probably never uttered before in an office environment. However, LinkedIn employees based in the recently created New York office will now have meetings in conference rooms named after movie stars from famous films that were shot in the Empire State Building. The new offices are on the 22nd-28th floors of the iconic Empire State and has drawn inspiration from the
  • This Weeek In Desin & Brand Strategy: 6/22/15 - 6/26/15

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    Creativity Isn't Enough Anymore: Fusing data with creativity 5 Ways To Maximize A Branding Tool You Are Already using Everyday  Where Design Boosts Creativity: The offices of Google of course Breaking Out Of The Agency Model: How a new branded concept shop is doing it Outsourced Marketing: How to double a brands revenue Branding In The Fast Lane: Thinking outside of the box The Next
  • This Week In Design & Brand Strategy: 6/15/15 - 6/19/15

    19 Jun 2015 | 7:31 am
    The Graphic Designer Behind Many Influential Book Covers Has Died: From Catch-22 to Jaws Is The 'App Mentality' Killing Students Creativity? They view their lives as strings of apps Ikea Can't Stop Obsessing Over Its Packaging: Designing furniture with shipping in mind It's Too Late To Tap Into Your Creativity: Kadenze will help you get going A Laundry Brand Reminds Us To Never Stop Hugging
  • This Week in Design & Brand Strategy: 6/8/15 - 6/12/15

    16 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    New Dyslexia Font: Created by you guessed it... a dyslexic graphic designer Disney Proves That Profitable Marketing Is About Brand Stories: Disney develops stories first, brands and products second 3 Unexpected Ways To Boost Creativity Free EV Chargers? There's a catch... they have ads EU Project Applies Nanotechnology To Food Packaging: An Anti-microbial varnish Do You Have A Brand
 
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  • Darkscorch Canticles

    7 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    I finally broke down and bought Numero Group's awesome Wayfaring Strangers, 2xLP collection of obscure '70s Dungeons and Dragons rock, so of course now they're reissuing it as a playable board game: Cities of Darkscorch. Man.
  • Junod and Vignelli

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:54 am
    "Massimo Vignelli asked if we could make a watch without hour and minute hands."
  • A Year of Ping Pong

    7 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    'Playing ping pong everyday is sort of like solving a crossword puzzle: the further you take it, the better you feel'. -Will Shortz, Editor of the New York Times Crossword Puzzle and Table Tennis Fanatic.
  • Sticky Page Markers

    7 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Adorable, Sticky Page Markers.
  • Turtle's Eye View of the Great Barrier Reef

    7 Jul 2015 | 10:16 am
    A turtle's eye view of the Great Barrier Reef.
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  • Herman Miller Picnic Posters

    swissmiss
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Considered modern design classics, Steve Frykolm’s Herman Miller Picnic Posters are in the permanent collections of museums all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art. The Picnic Posters offers a rare glimpse into Steve’s meticulous archives unearthing sketches and stories over 40 years old, alongside a visit to reprint his first picnic poster from 1970.
  • STEWI Dry Rack

    swissmiss
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    I chuckled when I hung our bed sheets to dry out in my sister’s backyard on a STEWI fold-up-dry-rack. They are *such* a Swiss household staple. But the thing that made me laugh and facepalm was when I discovered the product names on the STEWI site: they range from Lady to First Lady to Lady Compact. Oh, Switzerland….
  • Friday Link Pack

    swissmiss
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:15 pm
    A bit of history of the area I used to call home until I moved to NYC at the age of 26 (and where I am currently on vacation.) – Framed Palm Leaf DIY – This Graffiti artist versus city pressure washer experiment made me chuckle. – I would totally live in one of these. No problem. – Colors! – How people respond to life-changing inventions – SpreadTHAT! Advanced Butter Knife is an ingenious, award-winning design that uses the warmth of your hand to make short work of cold butter. – Ha, these nametags made me laugh. – Chicken Drumstick Pillow. Made…
  • An Unconventional NYC Friendship

    swissmiss
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City’s Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her. Now she’s joined his act and the two of them can often be seen performing together. YES to living a creative life and human connection!
  • An Adventurer Explores the Art World

    swissmiss
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Norwegian explorer, lawyer, and writer Erling Kagge shared some insights on the international art market in his new book A Poor Collector’s Guide to Buying Great Art. Kagge’s practical yet entertaining step-by-step guide shows readers how to get started in collecting art and how to find pieces that they will enjoy for many years, as well as how to identify and avoid pitfalls and deceptive temptations.
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    Logo Design Love

  • The Montblanc star

    David Airey
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    The Montblanc star emblem was introduced in 1913, and since then, all writing instruments produced by the ‘Simplo Filler Pen Company’ [as the makers were then known] would include the distinctive mark. “The shape represents the snow-covered peak of Mont Blanc — the highest European mountain, symbolising the brand’s commitment to the highest quality and finest European craftsmanship.” Quoted from Montblanc’s 100+ year history. A few years ago, the Montblanc logo was chosen by Creative Review in the top 20 logos of all time. I remember thinking it was a strange decision, mostly…
  • Alphabet Logo, from Counter-Print

    David Airey
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Alphabet Logo is the latest in Counter-Print’s Trademarks & Symbols series. The book contains more than 500 logos created from letters of the alphabet, designed by some of the world’s leading studios such as Bruce Mau Design, Hype Type Studio, Pentagram, Stockholm Design Lab, Wolff Olins, and many more. Title: Alphabet Logo Book design: Leterme Dowling Size: 180 x 115mm Pages: 228 Publication: 2015 Binding: Softbound Price: £7.50 Other books in the series Available from Counter-Print.
  • BBC Newsbeat, by Moving Brands

    David Airey
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Moving Brands’ recent identity work for the BBC included an appropriately animated wordmark for BBC Newsbeat, the national broadcaster’s news service aimed at 16-24yr olds. “The wordmark is designed to react to the beat; when a user hits pre-programmed points within the site, a beat sequence animation is triggered in the mark. The grid system is built to replicate a simple music time signature — all elements of the grid are divisible by four, with content landing on or off the beat.” The “beat sequence” didn’t come to mind before or after I read the above quote.
  • Rebranding the LTA’s Major Events

    David Airey
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:14 am
    The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) governs tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. London-based BEAR were briefed to rebrand the LTA’s Major Events — a series of four international grass court tennis tournaments that take place in the run up to Wimbledon. “We took the essence of ‘explosive summer tennis’ and brought it to life, with the help of a little liquid nitrogen. British blooms were frozen and shot whilst we captured the footage in super fast exposures. Composed against spectacular shots of star players in action, the campaign brought real energy to…
  • Oculus redesign

    David Airey
    13 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    For those who don’t know, Oculus is a technology company currently developing a virtual reality head-mounted display called the Rift. The company was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2B USD, and a consumer version of the Rift is due for launch in early 2016. The company’s logo was recently changed, and the result is what I hope I’d come up with if I was responsible. It’s as simple as they come, yet with a distinctive, appropriate idea — the stylised ‘o’ also working as a stylised headset. The shape of the slider on the underside mimics the symbol…
 
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    Design is Kinky

  • John Casey

    AJ
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Oakland based artist John Casey.
  • Niki Fisher

    AJ
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Niki Fisher is an illustrator based in Melbourne.
  • Magdalena Switek

    AJ
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Magdalena Switek is a photographer based in Krakow, Poland.
  • Syd Bee

    AJ
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Seattle based artist Syd Bee.
  • Josie Morway

    AJ
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Beautiful intricate work by Boston based artist Josie Morway.
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  • Inspiration Showcase of Double Exposure Photography

    Chris Spooner
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Double exposure photography is the name of the original process where two photographs are exposed onto the same piece of film, resulting in interesting and surreal pictures. While this style is rooted in analog photography, it’s also popular with digital photographers and artists/designers who can replicate the effect in Photoshop, as I recently described in my video tutorial. Both the analog and digital techniques generate beautiful images, as you can see from today’s inspiration showcase of 45 examples of double exposure photography. Dan Mountford Andreas Lie Oliver Morris Aneta…
  • 54 Vector Cartoon Characters for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m excited to introduce Vector Toons as the latest donator of top quality resources for my Access All Areas membership. Members can now download a combination of four Vector Toons cartoon character packs from the business collection, totalling 54 individual vector character designs that can be used as mascots in your website designs, book illustrations, presentations and more! The designs feature 6 separate male and female characters in multiple poses and situations to provide plenty of possible uses. Vector Toons is the place to go for premium quality royalty free vector…
  • 24 Exceptional Quality Font Families For 98% Off!

    Chris Spooner
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Today is a good day for font lovers. A brand new fonts bundle has just gone live over at Design Cuts and this one is a whopper! This latest deal is a collection of 24 fonts that have been hand picked for their exceptional quality, then slashed with an unbeatable 98% discount and given the best license terms available anywhere to provide the ultimate value for money. Here’s all the figures you need to know: 24 incredible fonts; $1237 total value; 98% discount; you only pay $29; expires in 12 days! This bundle focuses on quality and has been negotiated with some of the most talented…
  • How To Create Complex Mandala Patterns in Illustrator

    Chris Spooner
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    There’s a couple of methods for creating complex circular patterns in Adobe Illustrator. One technique uses pattern brushes, but it involves designing multiple patterns that seamlessly repeat, which can be a difficult task in itself. Alternatively, you can make use of Illustrator’s symbol feature to create a pseudo kaleidoscope effect where a segment of your design is duplicated around a centre point to form a mirrored effect. Follow my step by step Illustrator tutorial to learn how to create a vector mandala pattern of your own. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can…
  • FilmTone Photoshop Actions for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    FilterGrade is back again this week with another premium design resource for Access All Areas members. There’s already 3 collections of FilterGrade Actions available for members; the Vintage Batch Filters and two complete packs from the Light Leaks Series, but today members are also being treated to the brand new FilmTone product. These high quality Photoshop Actions generate natural film looks and filters to instantly give your photos the nostalgic feeling of analog photography. The FilterGrade Shop is stocked full of Actions of various types, including fashion styles, photo retouching…
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  • 7 Ways to Stay Passionate about Design

    Genevieve Que
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Last week, I was having coffee with a group of friends over at our local Starbucks. It didn’t take me long once again to notice the oh-so-familiar charades we would play every time we got together. It starts off really small at first- one person starts talking about how stressful and horrible work has been. Then the next thing you know, someone’s ranting about some direction from the boss they didn’t like. One complaint leads to another and soon, everyone’s complaining about how terrible their jobs are, and how they would do anything to leave. If only the pay…
  • How to Stand Out as a Web Designer

    Genevieve Que
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    Learn How to Stand Out as a Web Designer with Dorie Clark How do you stand out as a web designer? There are many opportunities as a web designer. However, there are also hundreds of thousands of web designer in the World Wide Web, all of whom are very talented and creative people. Just imagine the competition as you give your best to position yourself and get the best clients. It’s like trying to get the attention of the President in a sea of people while he’s making a speech. Impossible? It’s possible. Today’s guest, Dorie Clark, says you can stand out and set…
  • 30 Stunning Premium Parallax WordPress Themes

    Genevieve Que
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    Parallax scrolling is one of the most popular web design trends because of the beautiful effects it contributes to the website as a whole. Although the technique has been around for years, using it as a website effect was first used by Ian Coyle when he designed the Nike Better World website in 2011. It gained further popularity when Apple announced the iOS7 using parallax background. Here are our hand-picked best premium parallax WordPress themes, including their best features and why we like them. 1. Dynamix – Business / Corporate WordPress Theme ($58) Dynamix is a beautiful…
  • 60+ Of The Best And Most Popular WordPress Plugins: Ultimate Toolkit

    Dainis Graveris
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    This ultimate WordPress plugin roundup will be the last article you will need to read to discover all necessary plugins for your  WordPress website. WordPress plugins are arranged in sections for easier browsing, allowing you to simply scroll through to your interesting section. Here you will find all of the most popular and best WordPress plugins there are out there, as well as some cool little known plugins, that will make you excited. Without further ado, let’s get started, shall we? Security And Backup WordPress Plugins WordPress is pretty secure against hacker attacks, but…
  • Learn TOP Business Skills Needed for Every Web Designer

    Genevieve Que
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Learn Top Business Skills as a Web Designer with Aaron Walker What are the top skills you need to get more clients? For freelance web design professionals, being able to get long-term clients who pay well is one of the most important goal to achieve. It makes perfect sense because you still need to live and not barely get by. It seems that the state of being successful as a freelancer are only confined to a chosen few. What’s their secret? How were they able to do it? After talking about how to find significance in life, Aaron Walker returns to share more of his precious insights…
 
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  • 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,…
  • Why The Future Of Web-Based Mobile Apps May Lie In Javascript, CSS And HTML Applications?

    Wijdan Rohail
    25 May 2015 | 12:09 am
    Should businesses require both a mobile and website application? Many developers grapple with this question every day. Most developers have concluded that there is dire need to focus on specific platforms such as Android, iPhone or Windows 7. Others have realized that many development tools already exist that allows them to maximize their skillsets, whether it is JavaScript, CSS and HTML or programming languages such as C++ or C. These mobile app tools help in creating native apps that can utilize plenty of mobile device’s native features such as accelerometer, contacts, camera, GPS, etc.
  • 10 Leading Starter Themes for WordPress

    Mike Swan
    18 May 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Being a WordPress developer or designer it comes very natural to you look for some high-quality blank or starter WordPress themes to kick start your project. A basic blank theme works as a starting point for developing your own custom theme that’s the reason why they are popular as “starter themes” or “naked themes”. These themes come packed with a basic PHP, CSS, HTML code along with all the necessary theme files that need to be presented in a fully-functional theme. These themes are different from the frameworks due to their ability to get modified easily to suit your business…
  • 4 Practices To Make Your Responsive Web Design Look and Work Great

    Ava Garcia
    18 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    The evolution of mobile technology has compelled a large pool of online players to build a design that fits gracefully on a variety of devices. The design here we are talking about is know as “Responsive Design”. Responsive design is a concept that has come a long way to provide webmasters all the necessary tools and support to create a design that works flawlessly across a range of mobile devices. The creators of such design play around with flexible images so they fit easily with different orientations. Considering the pace at which mobile phones are leapfrogging desktops, it has become…
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  • Feedback Phases and Personas

    6 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    A few weeks ago, I released my first solo app on the App Store, Parking. It’s a small project, but I still sought the help of a few friends before launch for testing and feedback. Getting valuable feedback is a delicate and very important thing. A little bit of planning ahead of time can go a long way—I don’t recommend sending a beta out to a dozen friends with no thought other than, “Let’s see what they think of it!” I structure a few phases of feedback, each with defined goals that help work my way toward the final product. For each phase, I try to provide testers enough…
  • Rachel Andrew on the Business of Web Dev: Software Audits for the Tiny Business

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    In the dot com boom, I headed up a technical team. One of my responsibilities was the hardware and software needed by our team and other teams in the company. Back then, software was typically boxed and came with packs of licenses. I had an internal software audit routine to check that all of our computers were correctly licensed. In my own business, I’m part of a two-person team. Many of our software licenses are purchased far less formally and are for one user only. We also rely on a huge amount of Software as a Service, where there is no box or permanent license to use the service.
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  • Container Queries: Once More Unto the Breach

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    We’re a perseverant crew, the RICG. Responsive images were dead and buried forever in particularly dramatic fashion—what—two, three times there? “Dead and buried forever” refused to stick, though, thanks to all of you. Every time responsive images were knocked down, they got up a little stronger than before. It isn’t hard to see why the going was so tough. Changing up a feature as old—and in software terms, as stable—as the img element was no small request. But designers and developers had spoken: we wanted a feature that stood to save our users a tremendous amount of…
  • Create a Content Compass

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Project types Chapter 2 mentioned that breaking off a small project might make sense, rather than tackling all the content across your organization at once. Make sure you remember where your project falls in your organization or client’s entire content universe. Your project’s place in the organization’s content universe affects what you’re able to control or influence. It also is affected by the formal and informal strategies guiding content efforts throughout the organization. Content strategy for an entire organization and across all channels is super complex and very steeped in…
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  • Formula E Championship Posters

    paul0v2
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Dan Matutina strikes again with another awesome project where he illustrates for the Qualcomm Posters of the FIA Formula E Championship 2014-2015. The design direction was to use the country’s flag as the starting point for each poster. The flag elements are present in every layout without being too obvious. For more from Dan Matutina visit twistedfork.me and .behance.net/twistedfork. Tags: illustrationformula Eposterspaul0v2's blog
  • Breaking the Grid on the Web

    abduzeedo
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:14 pm
    The web is changing and it looks like it's for the best, at least in terms of design. It's interesting to see this evolution since the web 2.0 era, the time we started ABDZ. The focus on content has always be the most important thing, but a couple of years ago the trend of big cover/splash images took over and most sites adopted. Now we start to see a bit more refinement and ways to use the grid or to break. In this post I would like to share some examples illustrating this tendency. Tags: web designabduzeedo's blog
  • Daily Inspiration #2121

    AoiroStudio
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:23 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 AoiroStudio Designspiration.net Fabio Fabiano Linxspiration Stefan Giftthaler Send your suggestions via Twitter to http://twitter.com/abduzeedo using #abdz in the end of the tweet. FromUpNorth Send your RAWZ…
  • Beautifully Designed Posters

    paul0v2
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    These posters bring back the essence of design, with a really strong use of shapes, typography, and color to deliver a message. In a world full of visual noise I hope these simple designs will inspire you. Enjoy! Tags: graphic designposterinspirationpaul0v2's blog
  • Interactive Motion Design by John Schlemmer

    AoiroStudio
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    John Schlemmer is a motion designer currently working at Google as the Lead Motion Designer for Apps. Based in Mountain View, California; John had the opportunity to work on Google's High-Profile apps such as Inbox by Gmail, Google Calendar, Gmail, Drive and more. Check him out! All Rights by John Schlemmer All Rights by John Schlemmer All Rights by John Schlemmer All Rights by John Schlemmer All Rights by John Schlemmer All Rights by John Schlemmer All Rights by John Schlemmer All Rights by John Schlemmer All Rights by John Schlemmer Links More info about John Schlemmer: http://schlem.me…
 
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  • How to Grow a Startup While Traveling the World

    Andy Sowards
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    Advertise here with BSATweetFor many, the American dream is owning your own business — and the entrepreneurial dream is running it from a gorgeous beach somewhere. Millions of people chase these dreams every year; according to the Kauffman Foundation, 543,000 new businesses get launched in the United States every month, and there are currently more than 19 million businesses run as a sole proprietorship.Figuring out a way to build a startup while traveling and working remotely is a dream worth working for. Here’s a look at how you can travel the world while building your…
  • Infected WordPress Plugins and What To Do About Them

    Andy Sowards
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetIt’s been a rough year for WordPress. The world’s most popular blogging system has been the repeated target of hackers intent on exploiting weaknesses among its tens of thousands of plugins. Some attempts have been wickedly successful. Others pathetically parasitic but ultimately benign. The story begins fourteen months ago, and lessons can be learned from its array of mischief and cyber cunning.It’s only a question of whether or not those dependent on vulnerable WordPress plugins will heed the warnings and become proactive about their cyber security in time…
  • Learning from the Big Boys: How to Create and Manage a Blog

    Andy Sowards
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetIf you don’t already have an online presence in the form of a blog, then there’s a huge hole in your marketing strategy. Regardless of what you’re selling or the service you’re providing, a blog is not only a great way to get your message out to the masses, but to earn those valuable ranking points that get you noticed by Google and, in turn, noticed by the general public.Of course, blogging for blogging’s sake isn’t a good idea and will add little value to your website (mobile or desktop) or product. However, if you have a solid…
  • Choosing the Right Type of Hosting for Your Website

    Andy Sowards
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetYour website is vital to your business so choosing the right hosting is essential. It is the only way to ensure that your website is always up and working properly. Poor hosting always equals a poor end user experience and ultimately results in fewer followers and less sales, so choosing the right host is a critical decision. The type of hosting you need depends on the kind of website you are planning on running. Here are the main considerations:Space The Only Web Hosting Guide You Will Ever Need – For Perfect Speed, Price, and SupportIf your site is a small…
  • Should You Use Consumer Testimonials on Your Website? Yes, You Should

    Andy Sowards
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetAre reviews the new form of advertising? Some experts would say so. Customer testimonials generate lots of sales power, and when done right, they are relatable, credible and influential. Here are a few examples that prove why adding testimonials to your website is so important.Fast Stats 16 Awesome Examples of Website Testimonials Done Right!Reviews and ratings matter. Businessweek reports that 70 percent of consumers check ratings and reviews before making a purchase.Testimonials can help you sell more. According to BazaarVoice, reviews on a website can boost…
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  • Julie Watai Creates Provocative Digital Fantasy Worlds Influenced By Manga And Anime

    Hayley Evans
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Hyper Kawaii!!!! Happy Nerd Psychedelics Hyper Kawaii!!!! Wearable Computing Julie Watai is a photographer and contemporary artist whose acid-bright, digitized works draw heavily on the worlds of Japanese manga, anime, and otaku culture. Distorted-yet-realistic, Watai combines images from pop cultural fantasies — from gun-slinging anime girls, to cyborgs, to “kawaii” dolls — with 3D (real-world) imagery, creating a glitch-type portraiture that excites and overloads the imagination. In a fascinating interview with The Creator’s Project, Watai explains how she seeks to unsettle…
  • A Tiny Stamp Sized Portfolio Created By Michael Lester Proves That Big Ideas Can Come In Small Packages

    Tamara Akcay
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Portfolios are the only way for designers to be evaluated and picked up for a job. Michael Lester was challenged to get his out there and he did. Literally. His portfolio is the size of a postage stamp, has pages that can be flipped and everything! He reduced his ideas to only feature the key notions, making his portfolio a synthesis of short sentences facing shrinked illustrations. He conceived the whole thing at home. Testing the format by printing over 100 times the mini book on his home printer and finally hand bounding it himself. The project originated as a brief from Jelly London for…
  • Photographer Captures Incredible Displays Of Light Created By Glow Worms In New Zealand Caves

    Stephanie Young
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Perhaps one of the more curious photo projects to surface recently is the glow worm pictures from Joe Michael. He photographed the insect in its natural environment on million year old limestone caves in New Zealand. The bioluminescent effect on the viewer is mystical and shows the perfect combination of scientific documentation and aesthetic beauty. Very Lord Of the Rings or Elfish, the glow worms allow you to see the caves in a different way. Because of their unique structure the insects project a nature consciously created by a higher design and you begin wondering for what…
  • Tom Lynall’s Tiny Intricate Pencil Carvings Of Emojis And Pop Culture Symbols Are So Small You Can Barely See Them

    Genista
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    The art of pencil carving is becoming more and more widespread, intricate, and skilled. Over the past few years we have come to see many incredible things being carved from the humble pencil. Whether it is colored, or plain graphite, a leaden tip can be transformed into many icons, symbols or dioramas. Artist Tom Lynall‘s effort sees him shaping pencil tips into emojis, tiny characters and landscapes. From an artist’s paint palette, to idyllic pastoral views, to Rapunzel in her tower, to the hearts, lightning bolts and happy faces from our smart phones, Lynall is capable of…
  • Paul Jackson Renders Incredibly Detailed Drawings Of Creatures With Skeletons That Erupt From Their Bodies

    Christina Nafziger
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    The incredibly detailed pen and ink illustrators of Toronto based artist Paul Jackson take on the form of animals and humans, with their insides ascending from their bodies. His rendering of skeletal structures of wolves, dinosaurs, and humans is anatomically something to be admired. His illustrations have a dark aura, as he portrays different animals with layers of organs erupting from their skin. We can see Jackson’s well-refined skill in the very believable texture of the fur, skin, and bone in his work. Each illustration remains very realistic, despite their mystical nature. His…
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  • Essential Objects: Tools That Make You Want to Work (Even on a Monday)

    99uteam
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Like a brand new pair of running shoes gets you excited to go the gym, the best office supplies get you excited to get back to work—even on a Monday. We rounded up 10 of the objects that keep us whistling on our way to work every day of the week. Outdoor Voices Tote ($40) We’re all about making things happen, and this durable, recycled Baggu canvas tote couldn’t be a better helper. Outdoor Voices says their motto is “Doing things is better than not doing things,” which makes us feel like they just get us. Bin Bin Wastepaper Basket ($55) Sometimes it’s just better to scrap it…
  • Two Time-Tricks to Help Avoid Creativity’s Rabbit Holes

    99uteam
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Yasmine Gateau Creative blocks are an obvious foe to work; however, getting lost in creativity can be just as inefficient. Although we strive to reach those moments where we can get completely lost in our work, we also lose all sense of time. We usually don’t view this a problematic as we deem the time as productive. However, when we use our creativity as our profession and have multiple clients, losing track of time can be a huge pitfall. During the FITC Conference, director and illustrator Ash Thorp explains how he avoids getting trapped within his own creativity: I set a timer, an…
  • Bevel’s Tristan Walker: The Best Ideas Are Brewed out of Authenticity

    seanblanda
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    At 18, Tristan Walker had never even heard of Silicon Valley. By the time he turned 30, the New York City-native could boast of successful stints at cornerstones like Twitter, Foursquare, and as an entrepreneur in residence with the legendary venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.  It was there, after working alongside some of the brightest minds in American business, that he hatched a plan to launch his first (and if you ask him, his last) venture: Walker and Company, a health and beauty company for  people of color. Walker’s reasoning is straightforward: African Americans…
  • Why You Should Wear the Same Thing to Work Every Day

    thisishamzakhan
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    by Donghyun Lim Each work day we’re confronted with roughly 35,000 micro and macro decisions. Whether its choosing between #0099FF and #3399FF, or deciding to entirely change careers, you’re likely familiar with the feeling that experts describe as “decision fatigue.” With every decision you make, you’re using up the finite supply of mental energy allocated to you each day. According to Roy F. Baumeister, co-author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, the act of making decisions for work uses the very same willpower that you use to say no to…
  • Expand Your Thinking, Not Just Your Skillset

    99uteam
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    by Sébastien Thibault Often when we set out to better ourselves in our chosen creative field, the first place we turn is to our core skillset. If I am a painter, I will learn a new painting technique. If I am a designer, I will learn a new rendering program. We are taught that the better we are at our job, the further we will go in our career. However, this can only take us so far. Yes, your skills are very important. For example: if you have an amazing idea, but cannot communicate it through your sketching abilities, the idea will be lost. Yet, what good are your sketching abilities if you…
 
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  • iStock Promo Codes – July 2015

    brantwilson
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    *Updated July 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 reached…
  • 40 Mobile Android & iOS Tablet App Interfaces

    Jake Rocheleau
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Good artists copy; great artists steal. This quote has been tossed around creative circles for decades and does shed light onto a small fragment of truth, especially among visual artists. The way to master digital design is to take ideas and learn how they were constructed. Smartphone & tablet applications are small but detailed. To successfully design mobile apps you need to understand textures, shapes, typography, icon design, and color matching. This may seem impossible but if you study other designers you’ll naturally pick up their ideas for yourself. The following examples are…
  • How To Create a Baseline Grid Pattern in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    The best designers will admit that grids are vital to any project. Whether you’re designing for print or the web, grids offer structure that can either be followed or ignored. Most people think of grid systems like 960GS where you create long columns across the full width of the page. But there is another grid related to typography known as the baseline. It typically adds a new grid line every X number of pixels based on the website’s line height. As you can imagine, this would be exhausting to manually create by hand. Instead it’s better to create a pattern for your…
  • WixStores: The Simplest eCommerce Website Builder for Any Business

    Jake Rocheleau
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:43 pm
    WixStores is a comprehensive eCommerce website builder, and content management system all rolled into one. Wix.com, one of the most popular website builders, launched their online store builder on the same platform. Of course Wix.com is a free website builder focused on helping you create and develop your online presence. But their latest eCommerce system allows business owners and shops of any size to create their own fully-functioning online marketplace without writing any code. When getting started, the initial sign-up process is straightforward yet detailed, offering plenty of options for…
  • Quick Tip: Convert Video & Audio Files with Adobe Media Encoder

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    The task of converting media has always been tricky. It’s possible to use online tools or free programs like MP4 to MP3 Converter. But most of these tools are lackluster, full of adware, and don’t have the prettiest interfaces. Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 released with a new program called Media Encoder. This allows you to encode any type of media into another format or file container. I’ll explain how you can do this with any piece of media using Adobe Media Converter CS6 or CC. It’s actually a very simple piece of software and once you learn how it works,…
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  • When it comes to your website, get your priorities straight

    Paul Boag
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    When we are planning new features for our website we need to consider our users hierarchy of needs. “Our top priority when we redesign our site is to ensure it supports a personalised experience for visitors.” That was the directive set from the top of one organisation I have been working with recently. Setting aside there was little explanation of what they mean by personalisation, it was a worthy goal. There is little doubt that personalising a users experience can be beneficial both to the company and the user. But there was a problem. They were so far from that goal it was…
  • The journey from print to the web

    Paul Boag
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:40 am
    Why do web designers insist that print designers shouldn't design for the web? Yes there are differences but doing both is far from impossible.
  • A podcast about my lifestyle business

    Paul Boag
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    In a recent episode of Being Freelance I share how striking out on my own has enabled me finally to find the work life balance I have always wanted.
  • How to get respect as an in-house design team

    Paul Boag
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:48 am
    In a recent post for Creative Bloq I explore some ways in-house teams can get the respect they deserve.
  • When it comes to sales and marketing: never give up, never surrender!

    Paul Boag
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Too many in digital fail because they give up too early. It’s understandable when the journey feels never-ending and the goal always out of reach. To succeed we need to learn to enjoy the journey. I often find myself providing mentorship in online sales and marketing. Whether it is a web design agency, freelancer, not-for-profit or corporate client they all want the same thing. They want to promote themselves and close deals. Yet as diverse as the organisations and people I work with are, they almost always fall down in the same thing. They give up too soon. Sales needs dogged determination…
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  • Artist Spotlight: Michael Schall

    Jeff
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    Graphite drawings by Brooklyn, New York-based artist Michael Schall. More images below.View the whole post: Artist Spotlight: Michael Schall over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Video of the Day: A Year of Ping Pong

    Jeff
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor and Table Tennis enthusiast, Will Shortz, committed himself to playing table-tennis every day for an entire year. He was motivated when he was told that ping pong stimulated all the parts of the brain that crossword puzzles didn’t. This guy has been a huge inspiration to me over the years, I love his Sunday Puzzle show on NPR.Find out if he reached his goal by watching Supermarché’s short on Shortz’s experience below!View the whole post: Video of the Day: A Year of Ping Pong over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Photographer Ann Lee

    Jeff
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    Some gentle street photography by Ann Lee, a photographer I really enjoy following on Instagram, based in South Korea. More images below.View the whole post: Photographer Ann Lee over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Skate Video of the Day: “Side Two” by Antosh Cimoszko

    Jeff
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:38 am
    Another chill skate video from Vancouver’s Antosh Cimoszko. If you missed Side One, peep it here. Watch Side Two below!View the whole post: Skate Video of the Day: “Side Two” by Antosh Cimoszko over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • El Anatsui

    Staff
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:24 am
    Ghanaian artist El Anatsui transforms typically discarded materials to create pieces that reflect his interest in reuse and reclamation. The collection currently on display at Jack Shainman’s The School in Kinderhook, NY until September 26, highlights Anatsui’s lesser known work in various forms. See more images below.View the whole post: El Anatsui over on BOOOOOOOM!.
 
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  • Win one Be Multipurpose theme license

    Jean
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Be Theme’s Primary Features Ease of use and versatility are among the more popular features associated with this WordPress theme, but if there is one core feature that stands out, and the one that has contributed so much to Be Theme‘s popularity, it is its library of more than 100 pre-made layouts; more layouts by far than can be claimed by any other WordPress theme. Three are shown here: These layouts are extremely easy to install and edit. Take a minute to watch this video, and you will see how easy the process is. Installing, editing, and applying this theme’s other powerful…
  • 30+ Creative auto-calculating InvoiceTemplates – only $9

    Jean
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    For one crazy low price, you’ll get more than 30 creative invoice templates that are certain to stick out from the pile on your client’s desk. Easily configure the templates and manipulate rows through drag-and-drop. These gorgeous templates even go so far as to auto-calculate your work as you start entering numbers. Normally, this collection sells for $105, but for a limited time only, you can get all 34 creative invoice templates for only $9. That’s a savings of 91% off the regular price. See all the templates
  • Quick news: WebdesignerNews.com launch

    Jean
    4 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Webdesigner News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web. They search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more. With frequent updates throughout the day, you’ll always…
  • Create stunning effects with Amberlight for Windows or Mac – only $9

    Jean
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    Perfect for all artists, from budding beginners to advanced. Enhance your existing images and designs by adding Amberlight layers right on top of them. Create beautiful unique backgrounds, wallpapers, presentations or gorgeous book covers. Export your images into other graphic applications to include them in a larger art project. Incredibly intuitive and user friendly user interface. Normally, Amberlight sells for $29.99, but for a limited time only, you can get this fabulously unique artistic tool for a mere $9 – That’s a huge savings of 70% off the regular price - See…
  • Microthemer: code-free visual WP theme and plugin editor – only $17

    Jean
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    This incredible Visual Design Plugin will let you easily customize any WordPress Theme visually, without any coding. Not only does it allow you to create a responsive design of your theme, but you can edit the look and feel of your site right on your site itself. Act fast, though, because for a limited time only, you can get this amazing plugin for more than 60% offthe regular price. Microthemer Visual Design Plugin Highlights: No Coding Necessary: Easily customize your WordPress theme right from an intuitive admin screen, without knowing HTML or CSS. Customize The Appearance of ALL…
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  • iStock Promo Codes – Save 15% Off Credit Packs through September!

    brantwilson
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Today we have two great iStock offers for you. Our friends over at iStock reached out and let us know about two great offers they’re giving our readers from now until the end of September! Use the codes above to save up to 15% off credits! If you don’t have an account with iStock, now is the time to open one up! Click the coupon above to reveal the coupon code. Then enter the iStock promo code at checkout to receive your discount. Leave a comment below and let us know how much you saved if you use this. I just saved $146!
  • Best Free Font Choices for Web & UI Designers

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    It’s not easy selecting which fonts to use for a website. Back even a decade ago most web designers had to stick with system fonts like Arial, Helvetica, and Tahoma. Nowadays there are dozens of system fonts and hundreds more online. In this post I’d like to share a few tips and ideas for selecting appropriate font families. Interface design is predicated on the notion of content, which means the style and location of content on the page has a direct influence on the user. If you keep this in mind at all times you’ll stay on course and have a much smoother creative process.
  • The Basics of Touchscreen Interfaces and Screendesign

    Jake Rocheleau
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Designers have been faced with some of the most difficult tasks to achieve beauty in aesthetics merged with pragmatism. Interfaces should be designed to work quickly and efficiently – but they should also captivate and charm the people using them. It requires fine balance and a sense of creative ingenuity to craft exceptional interfaces. In this post I’d like to express a few components critical to designing for touch-based devices. Screendesign isn’t a new concept but it has been revolutionized through advancing technology. These advances focus on screen size, pixel…
 
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  • Daily Freebie: Business Card Showcase Mockup (PSD)

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Today’s daily freebie comes from the popular resource site, Graph Berry. This time it’s a cool business card mockup perfect for showcasing your designs. Business cards will and always have been the preferred method for that professional introduction or first impression. So, to have an impact with your clients, have a go with this awesome PSD mockup. The design can be changed easily via smart layers, also with the background and colors. Download link after the jump!
  • Daily Inspiration: A Simple Brand Identity for Complex Solutions

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Today’s daily inspiration comes from the talented people of Menta Picante in Mexico. They bring to us an amazing brand identity concept for an industrial engineering firm. Working with Solucionar’s multiple engineering services and corporate limitations, Menta needed to simplify the entire company’s brand to project one cohesive identity to the public. They proceeded to capture that essence of the business by first integrating a sans serif typography without any other elements to minimize distraction. Next, they utilized a palette of monochromatic colors to keep the identity…
  • Daily Freebie: 7 Smartphone & Notebook PSD Mockups

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Today’s daily freebie comes from digital art director Carlos Martínez. He’s released an awesome bundle of mockups for designers to use. They say that presentation is everything, and Carlos knows that. Included in this pack are various smartphone and notebook mockups in different settings. These hi-res Photoshop files come in 6016 × 4016px in 240ppi. To download, scroll to the end. mockup madness
  • Beautiful and Intricate 3D Isometric Designs to Get Inspired By

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    Isometric designs have long graced our web pages. From complex technical illustrations, to creative and zany 3D artwork. Any which way, doing isometric designs require skill. Many of the designs featured in this list are from skilful ninjas who use different methods and software in creating 3D visuals. From grids to the 2:1 pixel ratio method, Sketch to Illustrator, each have no doubt been beautifully crafted. Once you’re done drooling in awe, learn how to create your own isometric designs in our links below. Broadcasting Rooms by Timothy J. Reynolds INYC by R A D I O Island Map by…
  • Daily Freebie: Huge Set of 115 Isometric Icons (SVG)

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Today’s daily freebie comes from Jo Szczepanska from to[icon] who’s brought us a huge set of SVG isometric icons for us to play around with. This set has everything you could ever ask for from chopped fingers to location pins to gramophones, all done in gorgeous isometric style. Since it’s all scalable, use them in print or blow them up and hang them on your wall. Whichever you decide, take a picture and send it to us! The icons can be downloaded individually and carry a CC-BY license so please remember to provide attribution if you decide to use them. Link after the jump! Huge!
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  • 60% Off Web Hosting at Eleven2.com

    Jacques van Heerden
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:49 am
    Every website designer or website owner need hosting for their projects. Today we have partnered up with Eleven2. They are offering all Creative Overflow visitors 60% off all web hosting and reseller hosting. The 60% discount applies on any billing term! Therefore you determine how much you’re saving in the long run. Who is Eleven2? Eleven2 has been hosting websites since 2003! They know what works and what doesn’t. If you want a fast website with a stable network and superior support, then look no further! Eleven2 has some great packages to get you going that won’t break…
  • A Powerful Online Image will Revolutionize your Business

    Guest Author
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:37 pm
    You have a business. But you know your business is unlike any other business. You know that your business is special. This is a common thought among the many business owners and brand marketers in the world. They have a business, and they want to define the business as offering something special or unique, but they don’t know how because the image they have is not the image that they portray to their audience. Unfortunately, there are many who get it wrong. Building a powerful image for your business, especially online can revolutionize your business for the better. Building a strong…
  • Top 5 Uses Of VPS Servers In 2015

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    22 Jun 2015 | 11:19 am
    The VPS is a full virtual operating system that you can run alongside other virtual operating systems. A VPS essentially runs like a virtual PC, which you can run on Windows or Linux. The great thing about VPS servers is that you can technically run what you want. With the added level of control that a VPS offers, you can tweak a lot more things than if you were on a normal server. If you are looking to scale up your web host from shared hosting, a VPS server solution is the next step to give you better control. A VPS solution can reduce the risk of any impacts from other sites that you may…
  • 7 Ways to Improve a Small Business Website

    Guest Author
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    As your small business evolves, you need to make sure that your presence on the web follows suit. Don’t worry – it doesn’t mean that you need to completely revamp your website every now and then, just that adding small improvements will over time help you build a great space for creating a strong brand and massaging that resonates with your target audience. Here are 7 smart and easy ways to instantly improve your website. 1. Provide easier navigation As a brand, you need to provide a smooth and enjoyable experience on your website. If users are looking for specific information…
  • The Tools of the Graphics Design Trade, and Why Some Things Never Change

    Editorial Staff
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:46 pm
    The more things change, the more they stay the same–or so it seems, at least in the graphics design trade. I know. That seems like a strange observation in a field where designers are replacing their pencils for styli. It is true that the world of graphics design is radically different on a superficial level. But once you scratch beneath the surface, you will find the real tools of the trade to be remarkably unchanged: Sketchpads Trade a pencil for a stylus, and you are still holding a long, narrow, likely cylindrical tool for drawing sketches on some type of pad. Whether on a paper pad…
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  • Developers and Designers

    Chris Coyier
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    Excerpt from a Andrew Norcross article on how designers and developers might understand each other (and thus work together) better: If you remember nothing else about developers, remember this: our core nature is to streamline, automate, and basically reduce things to their smallest possible element. This ethos drives almost every decision a developer makes. I like how Tim Brown linked to the article: Developers are your prepress folks. Before I was in web, I was prepress for many years. I think there is a ton of overlap between the jobs. One takes designs and gets them ready for print. One…
  • What a CSS Code Review Might Look Like

    Geoff Graham
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    Many programming languages go through a code review before deployment. Whether it's a quick once-over, in-depth peer review, or complete unit testing, code reviews help us release code into the wild with confidence. I started to imagine what a CSS code review might look like. CSS can be written in a number of ways, and the best way is often subjective to the project. I'm definitely not trying to get dogmatic with a post like this, but instead lay the foundation for what could be a starting point for getting the most out of CSS before it is released. Why should CSS be reviewed at all? It's…
  • CSS-Tricks Chronicle XXIII

    Chris Coyier
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    I had the fortune of being a guest on the 1stWebDesigner podcast. Not a new site, but a relatively new podcast. We talked about things like how people tend to want to be told what to use and do rather than considering the situation and a bit about WordPress themes/frameworks and what those things really are. I have a few conferences coming up that I'll be at. August 31 - September 2, 2015, An Event Apart, Chicago, Illinois October 3, 2015, HigherEdWeb, Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 20-21, 2015, Smashing Conf, Barcelona, Spain October 26-28, CSS Dev Conf, Long Beach, California Before any of…
  • The Eighth Fourth

    Chris Coyier
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    It just so happens the United States birthday is the same as CSS-Tricks birthday! It was on this day, eight years ago I first launched the site. Since then, I do a bit of a commemorative post each year. Typically it's accompanied by stock photography fireworks, but it seems like animated fireworks would be far more fun! Here's some by Mr. Jason Brown: See the Pen 4th of July Fireworks by Loktar (@loktar00) on CodePen. I'm still living in Milwaukee. I wrote those same exact words last year and went on to say that if all goes well I'd own the house by next year. Well, all went well and I do own…
  • Hack Physics and JavaScript

    Chris Coyier
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    A fun three-part series by Rachel Smith: Velocity / Acceleration Solving Triangles Springs Direct Link to Article — Permalink Hack Physics and JavaScript is a post from CSS-Tricks
 
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  • Pigeon Loft, by Schmidt Architects

    David Airey
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    Designed by Schmidt Architects, the Pigeon Loft (La Palomera) was inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s one-room Farnsworth House, and built using materials left over from previous Schmidt projects. “The ‘La Palomera’ (pigeon loft) project arose from a number of coincidences starting a few years ago, when, after remodelling a floor of offices in Santiago we were left with 37 windows, they were 3.2 metres high with widths varying between 40cm and 120cm. Among them 15 were frosted glass and 10 were protex type hinged doors, in addition there was a kitchenette and a complete…
  • The Art of Hermann Zapf

    David Airey
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    Type designer and calligrapher Hermann Zapf died on Thursday 4th June 2015 at his home in Darmstadt, Germany. He was 96. I was reading about Hermann’s many typographic accomplishments, including the design of around 200 typefaces — Palatino (1948) and Optima (1952) are perhaps the most well known, when I was directed to this fantastic short film created in 1967 and titled The Art of Hermann Zapf. In Hermann’s self-penned lifestory, available to read on linotype.com, he shared these endearing words about the film. “It was the idea of Hallmark to make an educational film to be…
  • Perpetual black water whirlpool

    David Airey
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:50 am
    Anish Kapoor’s Descension is the type of thing I can see myself falling into in some kind of meditative state. The black water whirlpool installation was first shown (below) in 2014 at the Kochi Biennale and “builds on Kapoor’s concern with non-objects and with auto-generated form. In its state of flux and motion, Descension confronts us with a perpetual force and a downward pull into an unknowable interior.” Photo by Dheeraj Thakur, at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014-15 A larger version recently appeared at Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, and can be seen until…
  • Fontstand launches

    David Airey
    28 May 2015 | 6:04 am
    It’s great to see the launch of Fontstand — a Mac OS X app offering a novel way to license fonts. You can try fonts for free, where they’ll be active on your computer for an hour, or you can rent by the month for 10 percent of the retail price, using the fonts as you would any regular font. Here’s a quick demo (embedded below). The three people behind the app are Peter Biľak, Andrej Krátky, and Ondrej Jób. Working with a team of three developers, they partnered with 21 foundries to offer hundreds of fonts. Peter shared a bit of background info. “We first had a…
  • Typefaces for people with dyslexia

    David Airey
    26 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    “When they’re reading, people with dyslexia often unconsciously switch, rotate, and mirror letters in their minds. Traditional typefaces make this worse, because they base some letter designs on others, inadvertently creating “twin letters” for people with dyslexia. “By changing the shape of the letters so that each is distinctly unique, the letters will no longer match one another when rotated, flipped, or mirrored. Bolder capitals and punctuation will ensure that users don’t accidentally read into the beginning of the next sentence.” — Christian Boer Dyslexia…
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  • Why Solar Energy Is a Good, Renewable Energy Source?

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    These days we hear a lot about using organic products, biodegradable products, recycling plastics, etc., to minimize carbon footprint and save the environment. But we do not realize that unless and until we minimize consumption, we can not really save our environment. For example, look at the world consumption; Today’s products are manufactured, used and disposed of at a higher rate than the earth can accommodate in a less harmful way. Therefore it is important that we move to green alternatives now, otherwise, will be covered by pollutants and toxins produced in the normal course of…
  • Most Efficient Solar Panels

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    In trying to create the most efficient solar panels, pay special attention to the portion of the backsheet of the panels. A backsheet layer is the solar panel which solar cells are arranged. The other side of this backsheet, more precisely in the upper middle area is the junction box. A backsheet are often made of vinyl fluoride or PVF which is similar to PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, the material used in pipes and water pipes. P.V.F. It is commonly used in aircraft interiors and vehicles. DuPont, the US chemical company founded in 1802, created in the 1940s, polyvinyl fluoride polymer (PVF).
  • What Is a Photovoltaic System?

    21 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    This is a common question from the uninitiated. A photovoltaic (or PV System) is an installation of solar panels that can be used to provide electricity and if you generate more energy than it needs, can be fed back to the network. Domestic photovoltaic systems have two main options installations. Existing properties tend to opt for a mounting system “roof”, where the panels are sitting slightly above the roof surface. This causes the least disruption of the structure and the tiling of existing coverage. The alternative is a system of “roof” where the panels replace…
  • How to Buy an Ideal Solar Power System for Your Home

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Concerned about the sudden increase in their electricity bills? You want to get rid of this problem? Why not switch to solar energy and live a tension free life thereafter! As electricity prices are increasing day by day, people began to feel the pain of this abrupt question mounting. Many owners of the world are moving towards a better option and expense, ie, “solar energy”. Installation is no doubt that this type of power system in your home is the best way to use the sun’s energy and cut all electricity bills, but there is a big question that arises here, namely,…
  • Use Solar Energy to Earn a LEED Certification

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    LEED certification for buildings or commercial facilities by installing a solar power system is a way to save costs on your bottom while establishing energy independence. As a happy side note, LEED designation and use of solar energy is also a very effective way to generate additional positive PR and word of mouth for your business. If you plan to build a new plant or upgrading of an existing building in the near future, consider adding a solar energy system to reduce or eliminate their dependence on local public services providers. LEED certification reduces operating costs Probably the most…
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  • iStock Promo Codes – New Coupons Good Thru September!

    Brant Wilson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Advertise here with BSAToday we have two great iStock offers for you. Our friends over at iStock reached out and let us know about two great offers they’re giving our readers from now until the end of September! Use the codes above to save up to 15% off credits! If you don’t have an account with iStock, now is the time to open one up. iStock Promo Codes (or Coupons, Discounts, Vouchers – whatever you call them) will help your money go that extra mile on your next purchase.iStock Promo Codes – Last Updated July 2015 How to use this iStock promo code:Click on the button…
  • 32 Detailed Text Effect Tutorials for Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe best way to learn Photoshop is to push the boundaries of your knowledge. If you don’t know the basic tools then it can be difficult to get started. But true learning occurs with practical real-world application of skills by creating unique projects from scratch.Tutorials are simply amazing for beginners since all of the details are laid out from start to finish. In the past we’ve covered Illustrator text effects and in this gallery I’ve put together online tuts for brilliant Photoshop text effects. Each of these tutorials can be useful for anyone…
  • 28 Horizontal Scrolling Parallax Websites

    Jake Rocheleau
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Advertise here with BSAParallax web design has become a technique for designing single-page interfaces with extra pizzaz. Many of these animated parallax effects are stunning and fit perfectly into a typical portfolio or landing page design.One of the newer trends in parallax design is horizontal scrolling. This has been around for years dating back to flash websites but has since made a resurgence. Now it seems that horizontal scrolling is concomitant with parallax animation, meant solely to create a more distinct user experience.If you’re designing a custom parallax layout be sure to…
  • How To Design Magnetic Banner Ads for the Web

    Jake Rocheleau
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    Advertise here with BSAAdvertising is a massive industry with a lot of money and agencies vying for attention. But the purpose of this industry is generally to drive people towards something whether it’s a product or service. Great ads will draw your attention even if you don’t have a need for the product.But poorly-crafted ads will come off as revolting and insincere. Nobody wants to deal with the metaphorical used car salesman, and this type of advertisement can be an immediate turn-off.For this post I’d like to examine a few design techniques for polishing…
 
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  • Biggest Struggles That Entrepreneurs Face

    Marie
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Danny Richman has spent the past five years assisting over 1,200 entrepreneurs to grow their business online, so if there is one person who would know about the struggles faced by entrepreneurs then it would definitely be him.  In a recent survey he asked these entrepreneurs what specific challenges they faced when starting their own business. This infographic shows the results of that survey with the most frequently mentioned challenges at the top. Some of the struggles they face: –  Lack of support from friends and family –  Trying to work with a lack of finances –…
  • How to Get Those Perfect Graphic Designs For Display Advertising?

    Marie
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
    The heart of World Wide Web throbs with Display advertising, for it engulfs almost all the webpages visitors land on. From different web ads to in-page graphics, display advertising has shown its calibre too strong to ignore. In a nutshell, Display advertising is a consolidated term for all kinds of web ads. For entrepreneurs who are endeavouring in the field of e-commerce or other online activity, display advertising is almost an indispensable part of the process. While good laid web ads increases and monetize traffic, there is absolutely no hidden dogma to compel visitors to click on web…
  • Psychology and the Call-to-Action Button

    Marie
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:19 am
      If you are a business owner, then you need to understand how to turn customer clicks on your website to actual sales for your business. This is a process known as conversion, and all it takes is a little understanding of basic human psychology. You may be thinking that you know nothing of psychology, and you do not understand how it could possibly benefit your business. We’ve discussed how creative advertisements drive interest and engagement however, in this article, we will discuss who Robert Cialdini is, why understanding psychology is essential to business, and the six…
  • How to Test for Website Usability – Methods and Tools

    Matt Janaway
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:13 pm
    You have to take thousands of tiny actions into consideration if you want to succeed. Success can often boil down to one big question—will the site you’re building deliver a great user experience? You can drive as much traffic to your website but if it performs badly then you are just wasting visitors. Some simple design tweaks can even have an impact on the growth of your business. UX and UI User experience (UX) is hinged on two factors—content and user interface (UI). While it’s the content that your visitors come looking for, the UI actually makes it possible for them to…
  • Divi 2.4 – The Most Fantastically Fluid and Flexible Divi Yet!

    Marie
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    The guys at Elegant Themes have something new and amazing up their sleeve, with the release of the new release of Divi 2.4 theme. While the numbering might make it sound like an incremental update, Divi 2.4 is so much more. In this post, I will cover some of the awesome updates. Global Settings Everybody who has utilized an Elegant Theme before, realizes that the developers focusses intensely on decreasing headaches, with every upgrade, they make their already amazing themes even better, and with 2.4 they have added global settings. Divi 2.4 is all about making the theme more adaptable…
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  • 4th of July WordPress Deals and Coupon Codes

    Web Design Views Staff
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    Tomorrow is 4th of July and we want to wish all Americans a Happy Independence Day. To celebrate this day several WordPress theme shops hold special discounts that you can take advantage of. Here we list a few of those special discounts. Themify – 30% OFF Until July 5, Themify is giving a 30% discount on all Themify purchases. Use coupon code NATIONALSALE at checkout. Tesla Themes Tesla Themes is celebrating U.S. national holiday offering 40% off on all prices. Use coupon code TESLAJULY4TH between 2nd July and 6th July. Engine Themes – 40% OFF Take 40% off any items (themes,…
  • Useful and Informational Logo Design Tutorials

    Carol Francis
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Designing a logo is one of the most important parts of website design, and if you are charged with that task, you may need a little inspiration or some technique tips to get you started. Hitting on the idea for an amazing logo is probably the most difficult part of the task, and the part that will have you starting and scrapping your designs numerous times! Here are some logo design tutorials that will set you on the path to that next, great logo design. Where possible, we have included logo styles in use following the tutorial. Logo Tutorials 3D Logo Design Tutorial in Illustrator &…
  • Great Examples of Video Backgrounds in Web Design

    Carol Francis
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:01 am
    Videos have been used in website design for many years, but previously they have been mainly for informative purposes. These days, following on from the full screen background image trend, we are seeing more and more sites using full screen background videos that play on opening without the facility to stop and start the video. Here is a selection of some great video backgrounds that make the visitor feel immediately involved and connected. Video Backgrounds in Web Design iSeatz iSeatz is a booking engine for the travel industry. They have a night time cityscape video that has been sped up…
  • 20 Well Designed Websites for Kids

    Carol Francis
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    Designing websites for young children brings its own issues that need solutions. The home/landing page has to attract the child’s attention, the navigation has to be clear and easy for young children to negotiate and the text has to be large enough and clear enough for young children to bother to spend the time reading. These are the things we looked for in this collection of websites for kids – how designers create solutions and resolve the problems to capture both children and parents at first glance. Websites for Kids Capstone Kids This site uses a background with a sky…
  • Beautifully Executed Card-Based Layouts in Web Design

    Carol Francis
    5 Jun 2015 | 3:15 am
    Pinterest definitely started a trend with it’s grid or card-based layout design, and many have followed in their footsteps. These days we see asymmetric design, different shaped tiles and other styles of pushing the boundaries of this type of layout. It lends itself to all the current trends, such as responsive design, flat design, etc. Here is a selection of some beautifully executed card-based layouts. Card-Based Layouts in Web Design By Landry This is a gallery of black and white photographs taken by Landry A. Set on a black background, the overall appearance is quite dark. A slight…
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  • Make your site more sociable with OpenGraph markup

    Sophia Lucero
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:23 pm
    These days, before people click on your site they will probably see it through a link shared on your social network of choice, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and so on. Usually these sites are smart enough to extract descriptive information about your page and display that so followers already get a good idea of what they’d be clicking on, but wouldn’t it be great if you could optimize that information to ensure you get more engagement? With a bit of HTML knowledge (and perhaps some programming knowledge, depending on what website templates you’re using), you can make…
  • Design Focus: Embrace the Chaos

    Sophia Lucero
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    Understanding and navigating through sites requires a certain amount of order, so when designers get busy with dazzling visualizations and arrangements, there remains a method to their madness. Designs of the Week Want your site to be as good-looking and inspirational as these? Start by choosing a well-designed theme from ThemeForest. Eduardo del Fraile Digital Haiku Bucharest Canvas Squid Ink Flat Icons Mirumee Kitasenju Design Fast Forward Labs Social Media Weekly Search Optimized, Turn-Key Designs, Unlimited Everything. Start building with the Genesis Framework today. Web Design –…
  • Schema: Using Structured Data Markup to Improve Your Site’s SEO

    Devlounge
    1 Jun 2015 | 1:20 am
    A beautifully developed website doesn’t matter if no one ever sees it. Incorporating structured data markup, according to standards from the Schema.org project, makes it easier for search engines to crawl your site. Although there’s no hard evidence that structured data markup directly improves search rankings, it can increase the number of referrals from search engines to your site, and it can help your search rankings by working hand-in-hand with Knowledge Graph. SEO Benefits: Rich Snippets and Knowledge Graph Structured data markup makes your site eligible for inclusion in voice…
  • How to Scale Your WordPress Site by Hosting It on AWS

    Devlounge
    1 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Setting up an AWS instance to host your WordPress sites can mean better speed and more bandwidth to accommodate your publishing dreams. Self-hosting can be much more cost-effective, but you’ll be in charge of everything, including keeping AWS updated and providing AWS security for your site. Here’s a guide for spinning up WordPress on AWS using two services: Deploy4Me and BackupBuddy. Getting Started To begin, you’ll need to sign up for a free AWS account. Then, navigate to a service called Deploy4Me. A deployment for one instance costs $11, and it requires no Linux knowledge or complex…
  • Design Focus: Stacking Order

    Sophia Lucero
    27 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    There are many different ways to provide the illusion of depth, and for these set of featured sites it’s all about stacking different layers of content one on top of the other, resulting in very interesting interaction and interface design. Designs of the Week Make Headway, make intuitive layouts, make it your WordPress theme of choice! TWO5SIX 2015 Some cool color-changing going on in addition to the unusual scrolling: sections are arranged by stacks of white “pages” with one in front of the other, and as you scroll downwards each layer drops downward. What’s a little…
 
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  • RM Rum

    Elizabeth Freeman
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    This Original Dark Rum that is quite explosive. Designed by Alexey Malina Studio, the boisterous mix is bottled and tied down neatly with a rope. The RM logo dominates the label as it hovers above a faux dictionary definition of the word "RM". Because the beverage is produced in small batches, a handwritten inscription of the alcohol vol., batch name, and when it was bottled is written at the bottom of the label, making the design visually authentic.   Designed by Alexey Malina StudioCountry: RussiaCity: Moscow         Related…
  • Seres Wines

    Theresa Christine Johnson
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    It may have been Napolean Dynamite who popularized the liger, but Seres Wine is allowing consumers to make their own hybrid animals. The wine was created specifically to compete in the market under the name “Sere,” or “Creature” in Spanish, in honor of the book ‘El Libro de los Seres Imaginarios’ by Jorge Luis Borges. Lu Paul used illustration and graphic design skills to create a detailed and fun label. “Besides having an attractive and detailed illustration, this packaging also stands out for giving the user the possibility to interact with it. The three animals were created…
  • Capricho

    Elizabeth Freeman
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Chocolate isn't normally packaged in pouches let alone metallic bubble wrap. This is what makes Capricho unique. Designed by U606 Design, a minimal design aesthetic best represents the dessert. By focusing on the chocolate's purity, a detailed description of the product was placed on the back alongside a signature of the founder, making each small batch extremely personal.   Designed by U606 DesignCountry: SpainCity: Barcelona         Related Posts:MK Collaborations Box SetPerfect Alchemy 
  • MK Collaborations Box Set

    Theresa Christine Johnson
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Black and white and a dash of color. The MK Collaboration series is designed by Jefferson Chang, and it features Lindsey Muscato for their second partnership, keeping the design simple to highlight her exquisite illustrations. “The design for the second MK Collaboration series features precise and meticulous drawings of artist Lindsey Muscato. Her drawings of the syrup's fruit and vegetable essences adorns the box and recipe cards that comes with it. The pop of color and the clean typographic treatment gives a modern sophistication against her delicate drawings.” Her images look as if she…
  • Pinyeres Wines

    Theresa Christine Johnson
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Pinyeres Wines looks like one of those wines we’d be equally as happy opening to drink with a meal as we are to let it take center stage on a wine rack, acting as a conversation-starter. Atipus designed the label for Celler Masroig, ditching traditional wine designs and opting for something modern that actually tied in the history of the land. “Celler Masroig commissioned us to redesign one of their most emblematic products, Castell de les Pinyeres. In the XVIII century the township of Les Pinyeres was added to El Masroig and as a result they came up with a new flag that we have used as…
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  • Exclusive iStock Promo Codes – July Coupons Good Through September!

    brantwilson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Advertise here with BSAJuly 2015 iStock Promo Codes If you’re looking for great discounts on premium graphics from iStock, you’ve come to the right place! This month, our friends at iStock have sent not one, but two exclusive discount offers for our readers. With these discounts, you can save up to 15% off what others are paying, and best of all, these coupons are good from now until the end of September! We hope you take full advantage of these discounts before they expire, and when you do, feel free to leave us a comment and let us know how much you saved! How to use this iStock…
  • 50 Inspiring Android Mobile App UI Designs

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    Advertise here with BSAGoogle’s newest Lollipop operating system has spurred material design into the limelight, along with so many other great features. Android has grown into a serious competitor in the mobile smartphone operating system marketplace. Both features and design styles have exceeded most people’s expectations – and it appears Google is far from slowing down. If you’re interested to start designing Android applications it will first help to study what others have created. Take a look over these design examples featuring Android app interfaces. All newer…
  • Most Useful Tools To Use In 2015

    Alex
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Advertise here with BSAIn order to make your life easier, we have prepared a list of 11 web developer tools that will help you increase productivity, promote your projects, save your time and improve your development process. 1. uKit.com The days of coding each single page in order to build a website are over, thanks to Do-It-Yourself website builders. One of them is the recently released uKit, a site builder that focuses on delivering business-specific features. It is destined to users from all backgrounds, who can manage and personalize their websites, using a simple Drag-n-Drop interface.
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    The Graphic Mac

  • All you need to know about macro photography

    James
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Digital Photography School has put together a fantastic collection of links for their best articles on macro photography. If you’re a photography hobbiest, it’s well worth browsing through the articles. Photo credit: Macro look of the Green frog by Rosan Nepal. Related posts: Night photography tips Digital photography tip roundup Introduction to High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR) photography
  • Are you using Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries?

    James
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Adobe Creative Cloud’s Libraries feature allows you to access, organize and share assets between your desktop and mobile apps, as well as other Creative Cloud users. Libraries allows you to collect Character Styles, Color Swatches, Brushes, Graphics, Text, and other objects in one or multiple libraries (see the Illustrator Libraries panel in the image above). The Panel is accessed under the Window menu in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. The assets you collect are synced via the cloud, and made available not only to your other apps, but you can share them with other members of your…
  • Steve Jobs – Official movie trailer

    James
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The movie itself looks good, but Michael Fassbender just doesn’t fit. I don’t care how good he is as an actor, he doesn’t look anything like Steve Jobs. And that would be ok were it not for the fact that Jobs only passed away a few years ago. He’s too fresh in our mind. Related posts: Steve Jobs movie first look The Ultimate Steve Jobs Collection The Steve Jobs Formula and Why It Works
  • Free font: Bizon

    James
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Download Bizon: A beautiful, organic display font with a handmade appearance. Free for personal and commercial use. Related posts: Free Font: Junction Free font: MOD Free font: Atlético
  • Create a quick video montage with Glimpses

    James
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    I don’t do a whole lot of video work, but I do throw together quick videos for friends and family. Sometimes editing in iMovie, as simple as it is, is overkill for my needs. That’s why I appreciate simple little apps like Glimpses (formerly known as Briefly) from Eternal Storms Software. Glimpses’ sole purpose is to quickly and easily create high-quality video montages—dozens, or even hundreds of photos flashing by for fractions of a second, set to music—like the one you see above. Now keep in mind that I paid no attention to the size, shape or resolution of the photos I…
 
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  • 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! ‘Tour de France’ by Alexis Roche This one is apparently a bit rude, but it’s in French. ‘Tour de France’ by Benôit Charest From the fantastic Belleville Rendezvous soundtrack. ‘Tour de France’ by Señor Coconut As I’ve mentioned before, I can’t abide Kraftwerks’…
  • 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
  • Troika #9: For Mum

    Jon Hicks
    8 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    This coming Sunday is three years since my mum died, so I wanted to dedicate this ninth episode of Troika to her memory! There are four pieces of music this time: ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ – The Beatles’, Ukelele Lady’ – Peter Sellers & The Temperance Seven, ‘The Lark Ascending’ – Ralph Vaughan Williams and finally ‘Dear Friends’ – Elbow.
  • A Big Assed Post about bike saddles for my Big Ass

    Jon Hicks
    1 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    Your nether-regions are not for sitting on. Your feet are for standing on, your legs are for walking on, and your bum is for attaching your legs to your body. Finding the Right Saddle – Cycling Tips 2009 I have a problem with bike saddles. I won’t show you a list of all the ones I’ve tried, as that would just be embarrassing. Most people seem to use whatever comes with their bike, and stick with that, but it’s taken me ages to find the ‘right one’ – comfortable, light (and,because I’m a Bike Tart) good looking. I also use my road bike to commute to the office, and…
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  • WordPress Speed Optimization with Custom Social Sharing Icons

    Anna Monus
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    It may seem to be an easy task but adding well-behaving social sharing buttons to a WordPress site can be a hassle. When I say well-behaving I mean simple, lightweight, resource-friendly, fast – most social sharing plugins out there are not like that. They tend to eat up resources like crazy, and why would anyone want to increase the plugin load time by 25-35% just to display some icons on their site? The good news is that you don’t necessarily need a plugin to accomplish this task. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can easily add custom social sharing buttons to the end…
  • 10 New Features Coming to Windows 10

    Thoriq Firdaus
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    The changed interface known as Modern UI, the decision to discard the “Start” menu and numerous other gaffes and blunders in Windows 8 has earned itself the record of being the Windows version with the slowest adoption rate in its history. So it’s all eyes on Windows 10 to take back some of the glory lost. Windows 10 is built to work across a wide range of devices; phone, tablet, TV, Xbox, as well as Microsoft’s very own wearable device, Hololens. There are plenty of improvements, new features, new interface, and a much-needed new browser. I’ve been using Windows…
  • 10 Most Useful Atom Packages for Web Developers

    Agus
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:01 am
    Have you tried Atom? Although it is quite new, many have fallen in love with Atom, a text editor made by GitHub that offers many advantages and above all is free for use. Atom comes with a few built-in packages, such as integration with Git and tree-view. However, for the purposes of development you will definitely need other packages. In this post we have picked a few packages that a web developer must have. Some are great to help organize your messy code, others to help you have better access to your files without leaving Atom. Here are your 10 must-have Atom packages. Color Picker As the…
  • Video Games: Are They Doing More Harm Than Good?

    Rean
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    Games have taken the world of entertainment by storm. What used to be a pastime for geeks and nerds in the early 90’s has now surpassed Hollywood movies in terms of revenue. But that doesn’t change the fact that many people, especially parents, think that playing games is just a waste of time or that it makes impressionable people (and kids) dumb. The fact that there are games that display violence, sex, gambling, and drugs doesn’t really help the case. But what if I told you that playing games actually has several positive benefits for the mind and the gamers’…
  • 50 Freelance Job Sites For Designers & Programmers – Best Of

    Thoriq Firdaus
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    Being a freelancer can be extremely advantageous and is probably a dream for many designers and developers who are tired of the cubicle lifestyle. Not only do you get to choose only the jobs you are really interested in, you also have total flexibility in terms of time, whom you want to work with, and where you want to work at. The problem now is where can you go to find work that will help you sustain your freelance lifestyle? To help you with this we have listed the best 50 freelancing job sites to help you in your project search. If you a company or individual looking to outsource or hire…
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  • My Stolen AV Logo Design: Latest Update

    The Logo Smith
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:04 am
        Further to my post last week, AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money, it turns out that AlotVine used the infamous website, Fiverr.com to pay a ‘logo designer’ $5 for my AV logo. Yes, you heard that right: a logo designer on Fiverr.com appropriated/stole my AV Logo, in it’s complete unamended form, and sold it onto ALotVine. Now this clearly places Fiverr, the logo designer in question, AND ALotVine in a very tricky situation, as I still demand full payment for my AV logo. I sort of understand the position that AlotVine finds themselves in, as…
  • AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money

    The Logo Smith
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:13 am
      AlotVine Steals My AV Logo & Uses It To Make Money Getting sick and tired of people stealing my portfolio, individual logos, passing them off as their own work, but this is the first time someone has stolen one of my Logos for Sale, and actually has the audacity to so blatantly use it for their business.   AlotVine are clearly making money from YouTube advertising, and t-shirt sales, so reckon they can now afford to pay me. Shame on you ALotVine, and I’m waiting for payment, royalties and interest! I’m not sorry I’ve taken this straight to Social Media,…
  • Lego Brands – Famous Logos in Lego Style by Kamil Piatkowski

    The Logo Smith
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
    Lego Brands – Famous Logos in Lego Style by Kamil Piatkowski Lego Brands: As Kamil Piatkowski explains, in his own words: “Each of us has a brand that has always accompanied him and without which life can not exist. For me as a child was the Lego brand, and over the years these brands appeared more and more. That’s why I came up with the idea to present them in the style of the first beloved brand – each of them is constructed with Lego blocks. Presented are 10 logos that influenced in some way in my life. For many of you, these brands are equally close.”  …
  • THX Deep Note Audio Logo Anthem, Logo & Eclipse Trailer Updated

    The Logo Smith
    21 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    THX’s Deep Note Audio Logo Anthem, Logo & Eclipse Trailer Updated The Deep Note Audio Logo has been running in cinemas across the globe for over 30 years, and has to be one the most gratifying audio scores belonging to an ‘audio certification system‘, ever! Possibly the only one. Deep Note has spawned numerous remixes and ‘special editions’ (my favourite being THX Slow Loris), and Dr Andy Moorer brings us a ‘true to the original’ audio update that will show in over 2,000 THX theatres. https://youtu.be/6grjzBmHVTY “Andy Moorer’s Deep…
  • Marathon Runner Proposes During Brighton Marathon 2015 – Who Are They?

    The Logo Smith
    13 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Marathon Runner Proposes During Brighton Marathon 2015 Been meaning to sort through my photographs from the recent 2015 Brighton Marathon. I was there with a number of other Brighton Tri Club supporters, cheering on our very own amazing marathon runners. Whilst us hard-working, and dedicated, supporters were grafting away up on Hove Lawns, I happened to witness something really quite beautiful and maybe a little unusal. Right before me, one of the marathon runners just stopped dead, dropped down onto one knee, and proposed to his beautiful wife-to-be. Fortunately for him, it looks like she…
 
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    JUST™ Creative

  • 6 Lessons I Learned in Design School That I Still Use Today

    Jacob Cass
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Daniel TImiraos, a multi-disciplinary creative with over 17 years of agency experience creating design solutions for traditional and interactive media. Enjoy! It feels like eons ago that I started my art/design education – back before Friends were friends and grunge rock was getting it’s foothold on the main stream. The Apple Macintosh had gotten it’s foothold on all things design, but I still learned how to use a stat machine, create paste-ups and work with Rubylith paper and rub down Letraset type. I can fortunately say that I had an…
  • 24 New Exceptional Quality Font Families for 99% Off ($29)

    Jacob Cass
    5 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You guys really love these design bundle deals from DesignCuts so I’m continuing to share them… this time, it’s an amazing font package deal of 24 professional font families for 98% off! You can grab $1237 worth of fonts, including web fonts & extending licensing for just $29. There’s a huge variety of fonts in this bundle, from artistic brush fonts to corporate fonts and everything in between. The deal also comes with a handy PDF guide to help navigate your bundle easily. Check our their deal page for more details and add some awesome new fonts to your design…
  • 10 Best Free Online Courses for Web Designers

    Jacob Cass
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    This post has been contributed by Aaron Black. The Internet is full of information you can use to learn new skills and even change your career. Go from a manager to a web designer in your own time and at your own pace using free Internet courses. Here are ten great courses you can take to help you become a web designer. What is more impressive is that all of them offer courses, be them full or beginner, for absolutely nothing. You get all the information for free, though some do insist that you start up a free account before you begin so that you may track your progress and buy more advanced…
  • Free Hand-Picked Resources for Designers and Developers – June Edition

    JuanSarmiento
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:07 am
    Continuing with our monthly update, the resources in this list are all fresh creations for designers and developers. Inside you’ll find fonts, beautiful mockups, epic mobile templates, characters designs, business cards, jQuery plugins, icons and other useful elements, so go ahead, download them and share the love. View the January, March, April, May free resources here. – 70 Multiple-angle Flat Device Mockups A pack of 70 state of the art device mockups with editable sources using the trendy flat style. Wax Seal Stamp PSD Mockup This unusual mockup will allow us to showcase…
  • Ultimate Guide To Writing a Blog Post People Will Definitely Share

    Jacob Cass
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    This article has been contributed by Cari Bennette. Does it seem as though there’s a secret formula for getting blog posts shared that you don’t know about? Building the blog itself was pretty easy, but… where’s all the traffic? If you’re struggling to build substantial, consistent traffic for greater shareability, look no further. I’ve gleaned through the posts of three top content marketing experts with a keen understanding of what it takes to create a shareworthy blog. Let’s see if we can learn the techniques of pros Neil Patel at Quicksprout, Rand Fishkin of Moz and Zane…
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  • 24 Best Tattoo Fonts That Ink Up Your Designs

    Iggy
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Tattoo fonts are not very common in designs and are usually more niche-oriented. However, they are versatile and can be used in various types of designs, from logos and prints, to even web designs, if used properly. Whether you have a project for a tattoo parlor, vintage business or just to create a special logo or tattoo design, these best tattoo fonts will definitely help you. Plus, these tattoo fonts are also free to download. Click on their titles and go directly to the download pages. We have selected only the best tattoo fonts we could find. There are hundreds of tattoo typefaces…
  • 25 Web Development Company Designs That Scream “Hire Me!”

    Iggy
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    Many designers are also web developers and own a web development company. If you are one of those people, or you simply want some inspiration for your design portfolio website, we’ve got you covered with the perfect inspiration piece. In this roundup, you will find a total of 25 web development company designs that scream “Hire Me!”. Having a website designed for converting a visitor into a client is something that should be at the top of your priority list. Use the list of 25 development companies below and you have a chance to instantly get more clients by following some…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for July 3rd 2015

    Iggy
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    Line25 Sites of the Week is a weekly roundup of the most outstanding website designs that I stumble across during my every day browsing. In this sites of the week’s collection, we have designs from Legwork Studio, Nike, Paye Ton Caps, Apps and We Ain’t Plastic. Legwork Studio >>> NIKE >>> Paye Ton Caps >>> APPS >>> We Ain’t Plastic >>> The post Line25 Sites of the Week for July 3rd 2015 appeared first on Line25.
  • 20 Awesome Fonts For Web You Must Not Miss

    Iggy
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    In this post we selected 20 awesome fonts for web that you must not miss. These great web fonts can be found on Google Web Fonts and easily implemented in any web design project you work on. In case you didn’t know, Google Web Fonts allows you to use fonts hosted on their server in your website designs. This great tool is free to use, no account is needed in order to use it and there are no traffic limits. The best thing about GWF  is that you can download a desktop version of these awesome fonts for use in the design phase of your web design projects. Some of these web fonts are…
  • 30 Best Web Design Examples Using Parallax

    Iggy
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Parallax is no longer something new and even before becoming a huge trend in web design, it was used frequently in classic video games. The parallax effect is really cool and you can see it quite often in new website designs when scrolling through the pages. It creates a “3D” effect which adds depth to the website. Because it looks very good, it is still frequently used, usually among fullscreen website designs. We have selected 30 best website design examples using parallax. These great websites not only have beautiful graphics and layouts, but also some really interesting…
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Grahame Baker Smith

    Charley Parker
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    UK illustrator Grahame Baker Smith is known for his interpretation of classics like Pinocchio and Robin Hood, as well as contemporary works like Leon and the Place Between and FArTHER. His work for the latter garnered him the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2011 (a British medal awarded each year for “distinguished illustration in a book for children”). Smith has also done diverse projects like album cover art for Robert Plant, and an animation project on which he is currently working. He works in both traditional and digital media, varying his approach as the project demands. Some of his…
  • Eye candy for Today: Jan de Beijer ink and wash drawing

    Charley Parker
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Grebbesluis, Jan de Beijer Ink and wash, roughly 4 1/2 x 12 (120x30cm). In the Rijksmuseum. With clear observation, economical delineation and a few simple tones, 18th century draftsmana nd painter Jan de Beijer gives us an evocative semi-panoramic scene. It looks to me like the right side of the drawing may have been cut off, perhaps the scene was even wider.
  • Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

    Charley Parker
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:25 pm
    “Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends” is a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until October 4, 2015. Over 100 of Sargent’s oils, watercolors and drawings, on loan and from the museum’s own superb collection. My God, what more do you want me to say? Just go if you possibly can.
  • Kazumasa Uchio

    Charley Parker
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Kazumasa Uchio is a Japanese concept artist and fantasy illustrator. Beyond that, I have little background information. Uchio creates fascinatingly elaborate fantastic landscapes — full of curvilinear Art Nouveau inspired designs, glowing windows, luminescent plants and lots of other deliberate eye candy — inviting you to browse through them in a leisurely manner, as though a tourist, drifting through one of his fantasy worlds on a flying ship. There are some fairly large images of his work that facilitate viewing his detailed approach on what I believe to be his official blog.
  • Eye Candy for Today: Durer’s Knight, Death and the Devil

    Charley Parker
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Knight, Death and the Devil, Albrecht Dürer Engraving, roughly 10×8″ (24x19cm). In the Metropolitan Museum of Art; use download arrow or zoom icon under the image. Wow.
 
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  • 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…
  • Graphic Design Marketplaces to find Freelance Work

    Chris Wilson
    26 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    There are certainly plenty of designer platforms online that you can choose from. Scores of sites are available. But you haven’t got forever to check scores of sites to find the best ones to help you launch your budding career as a graphic designer. So here are a few that you should definitely give a try:   Design Marketplaces Sites that offer you a chance to show your work are ideal, especially for first-timers in the field of professional graphic design. If you don’t have any clients yet, joining design contests run by sites like DesignHill is one sure way to build up your…
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  • Creating Engaging Content: A five-step method for busting writer’s block

    Austin McCraw
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:01 am
    What do I do when I know I have something to say, but I just can’t get it into words? There is one particularly useful approach that I have learned over the years for dealing with content writer’s block, particularly when you are on a deadline. Because — face it — as much as we would like to let creativity gently come to us, sometimes we have to go and take it by force. Read on to discover five steps to busting writer's block.
  • Email Marketing: How the Kentucky Derby engages customers with relevant email

    Daniel Beulah
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    The Kentucky Derby is only a once a year event. But they stay engaged with their customers by communicating with them relevant content they have developed with the customers input.
  • Email Marketing for Nonprofits: Communicating value proposition

    Jessica Lorenz
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    We generally think of only companies or campaigns having value propositions — why a company exists or a marketing campaign will be successful. For nonprofit companies, communicating the value proposition effectively is necessary for survival. Learn how you can add value to your page in order to drive donations to support your cause. However, there is a value prop behind every action, including each email sent — why should people read your entire email or click through to a landing page? In the case of nonprofits, it seems this challenge is stronger, with no promise of a product at the end…
  • Creating a Viral Environment to Serve Your Customers

    Daniel Beulah
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    The impulse to share something new with someone else is a natural and universal trait of humanity. But in the age of the Internet, why are some things shared while others are not? What causes a piece of content to go viral? To help answer this Courtney Eckerle, Manager of Editorial Content, MarketingSherpa, sat down with Jonah Berger, author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On, to learn how an email marketer can create a viral environment.
  • Email Marketing: What are some of the biggest deliverability challenges?

    David Kirkpatrick
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Deliverability should be a concern for any email marketer. If you can’t get into the inbox, your email send might as well not have even happened. Deliverability can be a challenge. A bad reputation score can significantly impact your ability to reach the inbox. An ESP (email service provider) with other clients behaving poorly on a shared IP also hurts you. Getting off of a spam or junk mail blacklist can be a Kafka-esque experience of not really being sure who or what will get you off that list. To help you with deliverability issues, this blog post focuses on the approach that three…
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    Thoughts From Eric

  • 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…
  • Witness

    Eric Meyer
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:22 pm
    I’m writing this as Game 3 of the NBA Finals is playing downtown, not knowing how it’s going.  The Cavaliers may be up by 30, or down by 30; it doesn’t actually matter to me either way.  I’m not much of a sports fan, truth be told. But I am a Cleveland fan. I’ve lived here more than half my life now, after a rootless early childhood and then a semi-rural upbringing.  I came here for college, way back in the late 1980s, and never left.  Never wanted to leave.  The opportunities were there, but I never took them.  When Netscape came to me and asked if I wanted to be a Standards…
  • Afterimage

    Eric Meyer
    7 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    I remember her last breaths. I remember how she methodically ate every last scrap of frosting from her birthday cupcake. I remember her eating Sasa fries and looking with affection at little Joey, who’d come to her last meal. I remember the last sentence she ever spoke. I remember her singing and blowing out the candles at her sixth birthday party. I remember her many laughs—gleeful with mischief, wild with delight, brimming with amusement. I remember how her whole body shook when she laughed. I remember how ticklish she was, and how much she loved being tickled. I remember when she had…
  • Spring Air

    Eric Meyer
    6 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I’m sitting on the love seat on my front porch.  It’s a beautiful spring day, the blue sky flecked with a few wispy clouds—certainly not enough to dim the sun’s warmth even when they do drift in front of it.  There’s a slight breeze stirring the clean June air, almost but not quite cool enough in the shade to call for a sweatshirt. The feel of the air on my skin, the smell of spring, the sounds of the neighborhood, the sun and temperature, all exactly the same as they were one year ago today, and the combined sense of parallel and divergence is intense. We had just started our…
 
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    Naldz Graphics

  • You’ll Surely Love These Things Transformed to Humorous Characters

    Joan Mae Maguale
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Have you ever stared on something simple and lifeless, and started imagining it having a mind of its own and doing whatever it wants to do? Because what we have for you today is just as imaginative and fun! Both a photographer and animator, ErAn Croitoru has been working his creativity and skills in creating commercials, movies and TV shows. One of his cool projects called Animated Photography, showcases a series of humorous photos where he illustrate daily objects infused with emotions and actions as if they have a life of their own. Scroll down and check them all out The post You’ll…
  • A Collection of Amazing and Free Logo Mockups

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    Basically, a logo is a vital component in giving your customers and clients a good impression and a memorable identity. Hence, it should come with an attractive and well-design concept for it to work effectively. You can create your own design if you can, but for those who are not designers, their choice are either to hire graphic designers to do the job or to have a logo mockup where they only need to add their logo. Usually you’ll have to shell out money to do this. But for today, we have something that will help you prevent that as The post A Collection of Amazing and Free Logo Mockups…
  • 30+ Freebie Business Icons You Should Have

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    If you’re on any design project that is inclined to business, may it be for an app or web design, then you would want to have ready-to-use icons that you can easily access for your design arsenal. However, it could be a time-consuming task in creating icons or even looking for the right ones for that will fit your needs. So here we are again in an endeavor to aid you in your hurdle. In this post, we happily bring you this collection of Business Icons. This collection includes some of the useful business-themed icons that are all free to The post 30+ Freebie Business Icons You Should Have…
  • 30 Beautiful Shades of Monochromatic Websites

    Ebrian Acebedo
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Every artists and designers are aware that colors play a crucial role in the outcome of the design and how its audience will perceive it. As every single shade of color carries a different feel, representation, and impact to people, it is very important to be wise in choosing the right color that will fit the nature or theme of the design. In speaking about web designing, there have been different styles and experimentations that have been used by designers in an aim to crate a website that is visually attractive and reader-friendly as well. Some incorporate different colors in The post 30…
  • 20+ Useful and Free UI Kits for Mobile Apps

    Ebrian Acebedo
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    App market is one of the fastest money-generating venues today. As I am writing this post, there are tens of thousands of apps that are being downloaded and it continues to go higher by the hour. So if you are planning to develop or design an app, you’d better make sure that it stands out in order for it to thrive in this competitive market. Today, we have a handpicked collection of UI Kits for Mobile Apps that can help you achieve a great design and also save your precious time with the ready-to-use elements that can be downloaded for The post 20+ Useful and Free UI Kits for Mobile Apps…
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  • The Dolby Audio and Microsoft Edge Experience

    Si Robertson
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Streaming online audio and video has been given a massive injection of awesome. No longer is the online experience limited to two-channel stereo sound. Dolby Digital Plus, an advanced codec from Dolby, has been designed specifically to enhance the online experience by providing a high-fidelity, low-latency solution for streaming surround sound media, and the codec is built into Microsoft Windows 10 as standard.No special tricks or dedicated plugins are required to experience surround sound through a web browser, because the Dolby Digital Plus codec is available to HTML5 audio and video…
  • Introduction to the Gmail API

    Jeff Reifman
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction to the Gmail APIIn June 2014, Google introduced its first API for Gmail. For the first time, users of free Gmail accounts could programmatically manage their Gmail accounts without IMAP.Using the API, you can perform many of the same operations available through the Gmail user interface, e.g. reading, composing, and sending messages. It also lets you manage labels on threads and messages, and search for and retrieve specific messages and threads.The API is REST-based and can be used to access Gmail mailboxes and send mail.
  • The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: Checkout Settings

    Ahmad Awais
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In the Checkout Options we discussed multiple payment gateways that were installed automatically with WooCommerce. With every gateway we saw that there's a Settings section where an online store owner can manage them. In this tutorial we will discuss the configuration of the PayPal payment gateway.PayPal's Integration With WooCommerceIf we're talking about the security of an online transaction, then PayPal is considered to be the most popular payment option. Obviously, if you are receiving payments via PayPal then you know all about it. Being a newbie, if you are thinking that…
  • Debugging Android Apps with Facebook's Stetho

    Ashraff Hathibelagal
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Introduction Stetho is an open source debugging platform, developed by Facebook, that offers a rich and highly interactive debugging experience to Android developers. With Stetho, debugging native Android apps becomes as simple as debugging a web page, because it allows you to use Google Chrome’s developer tools to perform various debugging activities, such as view hierarchy inspection, network inspection, SQLite database management, and more. In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to add Stetho to an Android project and use both Google Chrome’s developer tools and Stetho’s…
  • New Course: AngularJS for Test-Driven Development

    Andrew Blackman
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    What You'll Be CreatingAngularJS is one of the most widely-used web frameworks today. Part of what makes Angular so amazing is that it is a framework written from the ground up with testing in mind. Our new course, AngularJS for Test-Driven Development, takes a practical, hands-on approach to using Angular to its full testing capabilities.What You’ll LearnTuts+ instructor Daniel Stern will show you how to build an app with good test coverage, how to write effective tests, and how to run tests automatically. Automated testing allows us to write code that is more reliable, more…
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  • Lexus Slide

    Ruben Bos
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    Ok. Back to the Future. When a hoverboard teaser pops up in the year 2015, we have reasons to be skeptical. Or enthusiastic. Is it marketing or could it be…? The release date is probably the easiest to guess.
  • Catch the Dragon

    Michael Vromans
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:42 am
    Calling all dragon fans. Whip out your cardboard and start looking around, because this mobile VR film for the new Peugeot 208 ends in a dragon hunt. Catch it if you can.
  • HARINGPARTY

    Gerbren Boere
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    Our friends of the IAA are inviting us NewWorkers for their free borrel/haringparty tomorrow (thu 12 jun) at 17:30 at het Sieraad, Amsterdam! So come along and join us drinking beer in the sun. All you have to do is go to their site and register. Choose the option ‘I love New Work en Sieraad [alleen borrel] Vanaf 17:30 uur’. See you there!
  • Into The Woods

    Harm Wimmenhove
    9 May 2014 | 11:05 am
    Since 4 years a few guys from a little town in the Netherlands, called Amersfoort, organise a decent party deep in a forest. They’ve already won some golden gnomes in the past years. But this year they double up their game by extending their festivities to two days. They announce it in a way that suits it best. Rube Goldberg eat your heart out.
  • Real winter

    Harm Wimmenhove
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:26 am
    Let’s be honest, winter so far has been a bit lame. Luckily Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer’s newest reminds us how fun a real winter can be. The video  was done by Arnout Robbe & Paul Wagemaker at DDB & Tribal Amsterdam.
 
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  • Measuring Success in Developer Relations

    Rey Bango
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Developer relations is an integral part of many software companies that 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 you’re proactively listening to what the community needs and looking to see how you can help, providing a conduit for developers to offer you feedback and have an opportunity to share your vision with the community and hopefully solve some of their problems. In my opinion, this is absolutely the right order to be driving on since it’s important to…
  • Let it Glow: 30 Electrifying Examples of High-end Typography

    Nataly Birch
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are some mind-blowing types that radiate of marvelous high-tech Magic and exude an image of sophistication and a subtle sense of brutality. Whether it is a flawlessly reproduced steampunk style lettering that just fascinates by polished shiny bronze surfaces and inventive construction. Or it is a gloomy yet bold and grotesque professionally executed neon sign planned down to the latest detail and enlivened through a series of special effects. It is certainly an eye catcher that can outshine, or at least stand with other original, jaw-dropping fonts in equality. In order to convey the…
  • Easy Typography Animations: How to Manipulate Texts with Blast.js and jQuery

    Denis Potschien
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    CSS and JavaScript provide access to all the elements of an HTML document – of course also to texts; however, this is limited to titles and paragraphs. Accessing single sentences and words is not that comfortable; unless they are wrapped, for example, with “<span>” elements.  The JavaScript library Blast.js makes sentences, words, and single characters accessible through CSS and JavaScript. This is a real basis for impressive typography animations. How Blast.js Works Blast.js comes from the digital pen of the Velocity.js developer Julian Shapiro from San Francisco. The MIT…
  • WebDev: How to Use NGROK to Test a Local Site for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

    Rey Bango
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I recently wrote about RemoteIE which is a tool created to help developers on non-Windows OS’es to test for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11. It uses Microsoft’s RemoteApp virtualization software to create a browsing session without the need to install a VM.  Developers have been sending us a lot of requests to expand it out to other versions of IE. One of the big limitations, though, is the fact that you can’t access resources or sites locally hosted on your development machine. This is a cumbersome limitation and narrows the usability of the tool for testing.
  • Deal of the Week: Marigold, a Collection of 8 Beautiful, Hand-drawn Fonts

    Noupe Editorial Team
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hand-drawn fonts have that personal touch. Whenever you need to express things outside of the machinery, with reminiscences of nature, beauty, and real life, you will turn to fonts that transport positive emotions – warmth, sympathy, good mood. Our Deal of the Week has just that for you. Designed by the well-known font designer Laura Worthington, you’ll get a collection of eight truly unique fonts. This set covers it all from elegant to carefree, along with all the OpenType features to perfect the experience. These fonts will better your mood not only because of their inherent…
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  • The Lost World: Digital Art by Gelmi Studio

    Christopher Smail
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    Step into another world with the digital art of Gelmi Studio, who are based in Sao Paolo, Brazil. By skillfully using such software as Photoshop, they manage to create a completely believable vision of futuristic jungle planet, where the trees have claimed modern inventions, like cars, for themselves. Things that we seem to see as...
  • Peechaya Burroughs and her Wacky Minimalist Photography

    Christopher Smail
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    Peechaya Burroughs’s photography is a lot of fun: skillfully composed images of various objects, including lots of food, are coated in pastel colours and shot with an eye for minimalism. Originally from Thailand and now based in Sydney, Australia, she has a background in graphic design which you can see coming through her work. Food...
  • Indie Films You’ve Got to See in 2015

    Christopher Smail
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    The first half of the year has given us a number of standout indie releases, from Thomas Vinterberg’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” to documentary’s like “The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq.” There are simply too many quality titles released during this year to highlight them all, so I’ve had to select but a fraction of these,...
  • Boys + Flowers: Photography by Aleksandra Kingo

    Christopher Smail
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Originally from Lithuania but now based in London, fashion photographer Aleksandra Kingo has a seductive visual style that is marked by a fearless use of colour and a pop culture aesthetic. There is an undercurrent of irony running through her work which is lovely to see: playfully skewers the macho male identity by covering her models...
  • His Fearful Symmetry: Photography by Brendon Burton

    Christopher Smail
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Currently based in Portland, Oregon, the young photographer Brendon Burton has a way of bringing out the darkness from within his subjects. Favouring minimalist compositions and lots of dark colours and lighting, his imagery is full of sinister touches, from models hanging precariously over a ravine on a tree to eyes changed to jet black...
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  • Xiaomi heads to Brazil

    dave
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    Xiaomi took its first steps outside of Asia after launching its business in Brazil. The company, which was valued at $45 billion during a funding round in 2014, will start selling its Redmi 2 smartphone for R$499 ($160) from next week in Brazil. This is almost half the price of comparable smartphones offered by rivals such as Motorola and Samsung. Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra announced the launch of the phone during a packed event at a shopping mall in Sao Paulo. The former Google Android executive said that as the world’s fourth biggest smartphone market, Brazil is the company’s…
  • Women dominate online business sector

    dave
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    A new study by the Alibaba Group revealed that women who were born in the 1980s and 1990s account for the majority of online entrepreneurs thanks to their strong determination to launch online businesses. The study showed that 61 per cent of women entrepreneurs engaged in online businesses are aged between 18 and 29. The average age is 32.6, which is 15 years younger than other types of female entrepreneurs. Women have communications skills and characteristics that differentiate them from men, providing them an edge in the online business sector, said the report. “They [women] are more…
  • Olympus develops a mirrorless camera for your smartphone

    dave
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    The newest accessory for your smartphone could become a must-have with Olympus’ mirrorless camera. Whether you like taking selfies or snapping inspiring landscapes, this could prove a useful addition if your smartphone is the most convenient way for you to take pictures. The new camera, the Olympus Air, offers an interchangeable lens camera that can be exclusively controlled with a smartphone. Even though it is equivalent in size to an average DSLR lens, the Olympus Air manages to squeeze in a range of technology, such as a sensor, storage, battery and some familiar camera functionality. In…
  • Industry develops a professional network for bartenders and chefs

    dave
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    LinkedIn innovated the professional recruitment sphere by giving people the ability to search out jobs and apply directly. The formal nature of the platform makes it ideally suited to traditional office-based professions, leaving little room for other sectors. However, the Industry network is trying to change that. Industry offers a professional network that solely caters for the service and hospitality sector. Workers can showcase their skills through videos and photos depicting their work, and it is particularly geared towards hotels and restaurants. Bartenders and chefs are likely to find…
  • Facebook to open its first office in Africa

    dave
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    Internet-based companies are increasingly looking across the globe to expand their user base, and Facebook is no exception. The social media company is set to open its first office in Africa following a significant growth in Facebook users on the continent. In 2015, the number of users in Africa rose by 20 million to reach 120 million. With a total population of around 1 billion, there is plenty of scope for expansion in the future. The office will have 25 employees and operate out of Johannesburg, South Africa. It will initially concentrate its marketing efforts in Kenya, Nigeria, and South…
 
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  • Reimagining the Web Design Process

    Jacob Gube
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a guest article by the InVision team. Gone are days of design projects that have a concrete list of deliverables. As web design and development continues to evolve, static web pages don’t cut it anymore. Now, we’re expected to do a lot more. We’re tasked to design and develop prototypes, design systems, and provisions for future growth and development. Stephen Hay said it best: We’re not designing pages, we’re designing systems of components. Our designs need to stay ahead of the rapidly changing device landscape and content types, which show no signs of…
  • 50 Clean Websites for Inspiration

    Jacob Gube
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Here are some well-designed clean websites to check out. These web designs will surely give you ideas and inspiration! Cereal NORM.ARCHITECTS Character Master & Dynamic PFD Winspear makgoods George Badea Geordy Pearson MetaLab SocioDesign Gridbooks Helen & Hard Parcel Made Publishers Oak Street Bootmakers RGB MEDIA Hedge House Furniture Helbak Ceramics Howard Yount DSTLD Future Büro Leen Heyne Ink & Spindle Lars Tornøe INDUSTRY UpDroid Industry Standard R&Co Design Quay Restaurant TAVO One Iota Paradox Design Studio Studio D Living Edge Skargaarden Circle 21 Candles Sam…
  • 15 Free Books for People Who Code

    Jacob Gube
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    This is a collection of free programming books that are in digital/online format. The books in this list provide timeless insights that are universally applicable to all programming languages. Note: Some of the books in this collection might use a specific programming language (such as Python) to illustrate general programming ideas. How to Design Programs By Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler, Matthew Flatt, Shriram Krishnamurthi. 55 pages. This book is about the process of designing computer programs — which might mean "desktop software" or "mobile apps" or…
  • Web Storage: A Primer

    Jacob Gube
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Web Storage is a relatively new approach for persistent data storage on the user’s computer (client-side). Web Storage offers many benefits for websites/ apps. For example, Web Storage can be used to track a user’s activities across your site/app without the need for server-side scripting and databases. Web Storage can also be used to preserve some of the capabilities of your web app, even if the user suddenly goes offline, giving you the chance to provide a seamless experience despite network connectivity issues. This article aims to present an overview and definition of Web…
  • A Look at Some CSS Methodologies

    Jacob Gube
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    CSS is notoriously difficult to manage in large, complex, rapidly-iterated systems. One reason is CSS lacks a built-in scoping mechanism. Everything in CSS is global. That means any change you make has the potential to cascade and alter the presentation of unrelated bits of the UI. Extended CSS languages, a.k.a. CSS preprocessors, such as Sass, Less and Stylus make things a little easier by offering up features that make writing CSS easier. But even these extended CSS languages, in my opinion, don’t truly fix the scalability issue. Until CSS gets its own native scoping mechanism, we…
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  • 10 Admin Plugins for WordPress

    Akhter
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    In today’s assortment, you will unearth a fine collection of 10 handy admin plugins for WordPress that can make your job much easier. Many articles on the internet deal with different types of plugins but they overlook the importance of admin plugin. So, here we are sharing with you 10 most useful admin plugins that will help you take charge of your WordPress admin responsibilities. Integrating these plugins to your website is a breeze. These admin plugins add lots of functionality to your admin panel. Here is the list after the jump. Have a look at this compilation. Thanks. Quick Page/Post…
  • 7 Free Microsoft Teaching Tools

    Akhter
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    We have previously presented some useful Microsoft teaching tools, and here we are presenting another compilation of 7 free and useful Microsoft teaching tools for you. Microsoft Partners have created loads more resources for learning for professionals as well as for people related to educational institutes. Without any further delay, here we are showcasing the complete list of Microsoft Teaching Tools that will be very useful for you. These are the tools that you will need to learn more about how technology plays a role in the advancement of learning in the 21st century. Feel free to share…
  • 11 Examples Of iOS 7 Mobile App Interface Designs

    Akhter
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Apple is a brand name that is famous for its excellent and high-tech software and their brilliant designs. Apple is unremittingly moving forward with its new software updates and more challenging devices setting new standards for the design community. The most recent and minimalist interface update from Apple is its iOS that makes use of a lot of flat menus, buttons, badges and simpler icons. For this round up, we have chosen 11 amazing examples of iOS 7 mobile app interface designs for your inspiration. Scroll through our wonderful collection and be inspired to create your own artworks, as…
  • 8 Free Tools That Convert PDF To Word

    Akhter
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Are you looking for some free to use programs that convert PDF to Word? Well, if your answer is yes, then you are lucky enough to land on the right page. In this round up, we are presenting some free programs that convert PDF to Word in doc and docx formats. In this way, you can edit the PDF file easily. Once you are done with the changes, you can convert Word document back into a PDF file. 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. Enjoy! See…
  • 8 WordPress Plugins To Improve Your Search Engine Ranking

    Akhter
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    WordPress plugins are the wonderful mean to expedite your workflow by simply letting you carry out certain actions quickly. In this way, you can improve your productivity as well. WordPress has an ample collection of different types of plugins for different purposes. In this collection, we are presenting 8 useful WordPress plugins to improve your website’s search functionality. Do share your views and opinions about this collection via comment section below. Your comments are always more than welcome. We hope that you will like this collection and find these plugins useful for you. Have a…
 
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    Smashing Magazine

  • Beyond The Boring: The Hunt For The Web’s Lost Soul

    Joshua Johnson
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:02 am
    Has web design lost its soul? And is responsive design to blame? These questions, posed by my friend and colleague Noah Stokes1, are provocative to say the least. After all, the responsive web has made browsing on our ever increasing collection of Internet-connected screens not only possible, but enjoyable. Our priority as designers must be to solve problems; perhaps more than anything else, this is what we do. Responsive web design is a fantastic solution to the problem of creating virtual experiences that adapt to different devices. There are other problems out there that we’re called…
  • Freebie: Smashicons Icon Set (500 Icons, 4 Styles, AI, PSD, Sketch)

    The Smashing Editorial
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    Today, we’re happy to release a very large icon set: the freebie contains 500 icons in four editable variants: outlined, solid, webby and flat, covering all sorts of various categories. The icons allow you to customize the stroke width and style, not to mention that you can change the color of the elements. They’re carefully crafted on a 60px grid which gives each icon consistency and crispness on all displays. Smashicons come in several styles. The AI and Sketch formats come in four styles: outline for mobile use; solid for hover state; webby for web; and flat for any creative…
  • Think Fast! Using Heuristics To Increase Use Of Your Product

    Victor Yocco
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    People have many tough decisions to make; whether they should use your application or website to accomplish a task shouldn’t be one of them. Your design team can take advantage of our knowledge of the human mind and human behavior by accounting for a number of heuristics, or mental shortcuts, that researchers have identified. You might be familiar with the term “heuristic” from the UX research method of heuristic evaluation. A heuristic evaluation involves experts evaluating the interface and interactions of a system based on accepted usability best practices. Forget about that for now.
  • Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: July 2015

    The Smashing Editorial
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork, and as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one — desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd. This creativity mission has been going on for seven years now1, and we are very thankful to all designers who have contributed and are still diligently contributing each month. This post features free desktop wallpapers created by artists across the globe for July 2015.
  • Design Principles: Compositional Balance, Symmetry And Asymmetry

    Steven Bradley
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    A balanced composition feels right. It feels stable and aesthetically pleasing. While some of its elements might be focal points and attract your eye, no one area of the composition draws your eye so much that you can’t see the other areas. Balancing a composition1 involves arranging both positive elements and negative space in such a way that no one area of the design overpowers other areas. Everything works together and fits together in a seamless whole. The individual parts contribute to their sum but don’t try to become the sum. An unbalanced composition can lead to tension. When a…
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    Speckyboy Design Magazine

  • How to Increase Online Sales with Better Search Usability

    Giles Thomas
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:16 am
    If you run an ecommerce store and want more of your visitors actually to buy your products…you’ve arrived at the right place. In this post you’ll discover how to increase online sales by improving your internal search functionality and learn UX best practices for internal site search. I’ve also included a bonus area where you’ll discover how to collect and analyze internal search conversion data from Google Analytics. First, let’s take a look at a couple of case studies and learn why you need to be optimizing your online store with better search usability.
  • 50 Free Resources for Web Designers from June 2015

    Speckyboy Editors
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:52 am
    The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth article or by giving advice/feedback on a forum, or even by freely offering high-quality resources. The sharing is what makes our community truly great! Here are this months 50 best free resources for web designers from June 2015: Free Web & Mobile UI & Wireframe Kits Verve UI Kit (PSD) Apple Watch Wireframe Kit (AI) Apple Watch + Icon Mockup (PSD) Material Design Wireframe Kit (Sketch) Vector iOS9 GUI Template (AI) Crystallize Free…
  • How To Avoid Design By Committee

    Addison Duvall
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    Here’s a scenario for you: a woman has three young children, each armed with a handful of crayons. They’re happily drawing on a large sheet of paper, cooperating and sharing colors. The woman leaves the room for a moment, and when she comes back, she is dismayed to find that the children have all begun scribbling on the walls. There are squiggly lines of color everywhere, ruining her pristine, white paint job. Imagine you are this woman. What do you do next? Do you praise the children’s artistic contribution to the decor? Or do you grab the nearest sponge and start scrubbing…
  • What Do You Do When the Project You’re Working on No Longer Excites You?

    Nathan Powell
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:40 am
    Inspiration and passion are a designers’ daily bread. Without them we crumble, wither and are reduced to mere pixels pushing hacks. But the problem with passion and inspiration is they’re fleeting. They come, and they go. So the question you need to ask yourself is this: what happens when your passion and your inspiration run out? What do you do with that project you’ve been working on for the last four months when it no longer excites you? If you have ever struggled to get a project finished then you know the pain and frustration I’m talking about. You know all too…
  • Weekly News for Designers (N.291)

    Speckyboy Editors
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:42 am
    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. The best way to keep track of all the great design stories and news from the design community is to simply check out Webdesigner News. New Resources & Tools Making Sense of Git, a visual perspective. Baseline First, set text on the web to a baseline grid with Sass & rems. Photoshop Design Space, an alternative UI for Photoshop built with…
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  • Design Tools News Vol. 2

    Khoi
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    After I wrote my first design tools news roundup last week I had a momentary bout of panic. Even though it seems like there’s a lot of news in this arena, maybe in truth there isn’t really all that much happening each week? As it turns out, there was no reason to worry. As I…
  • Siri on Cookie Monster

    Khoi
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:03 am
    If you ask Siri the question “What is zero divided by zero?” you’ll get a humorous answer in which Cookie Monster figures prominently. Go ahead, give it a try. Via toughpigs.com. + Share Facebook Twitter Google+
  • Meet Apple Music

    Khoi
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:48 pm
    I upgraded my iPhone and my Mac tonight so that I can run the new Apple Music service. Setting aside for now the fact that with this major upgrade iTunes and the iOS Music app have have both reached new levels in tortuously convoluted user experiences, here are some of the things I encountered. First,…
  • Job Spotlight: The Coral Project

    Khoi
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:25 am
    Despite its name, The Coral Project is not focused on marine biology. Rather, it’s a collaboration between Mozilla, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and it’s funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Its ambitious and worthy goal is to “improve communities on news sites through open-source…
  • Collages by Raphaël Vicenzi

    Khoi
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Self-taught artist Raphaël Vicenzi has produced an impressive body of illustration work, frequently for the fashion industry, but I’m partial to the mixed media collages he creates for himself. They’re chaotic yet elegant, favor a black and white color palette, and can be highly abstract, though they rarely lose sight of a figurative center entirely.…
 
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  • The Treehouse Show | Episode 148: Web Design Trends, Sharing Buttons, Flexbox Techniques

    Mary McPherson
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    It’s Tuesday which means that the Treehouse Show is back! In episode 148 of The Treehouse Show, Nick (@nickrp) and Jason (@jseifer) talk about Web Design Trends, Sharing Buttons, and Flexbox Techniques. For a free month’s trial, Join Jason and Nick at http://teamtreehouse.com/show. This Week’s Links 7 future web design trends Simple Sharing Buttons Generator by @fourtonfish Useful Flexbox Technique: Alignment Shifting Wrapping | CSS-Tricks When it comes to delivering the best possible user experience, how fast is fast enough? | SOASTA Card Expansion Effect with SVG clipPath…
  • New Course Roundup: Swift, Ruby, CSS

    Mary McPherson
    6 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Every week, new content is published to the growing Treehouse Library! Here is a short list of what was added the week of June 29, 2015. COURSE Enhance a Weather App With Table Views – Pasan Premaratne Table views are used in lots of cool ways in iOS apps. They let us display structured data in a simple manner. In this course we are going to use table views to add weather data for the upcoming week to our weather app from the previous course. WORKSHOP What’s New in Swift 2.0 – Pasan Premaratne In this workshop, we take a high-level view at some of the changes introduced…
  • An Introduction to the Rails Command

    Jason Seifer
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    If you’ve worked with a Rails application, you’ve used the rails command. In this post, we’re going to go in depth with the rails command and find out what it does. For the purposes of this post, placeholder text will go in the form of rails command [value] where [value] represents something you’re trying to accomplish. For example, if we’re generating a new rails command called treehouse, rails new [value] would be equal to saying rails new treehouse. With that out of the way, let’s get going! Generating a New Application In order to generate a rails…
  • Justin Switched Careers From a Teacher to the First Employee of an Exciting New Startup

    Faye Bridge
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Having been a web enthusiast since the 90s, when Justin found his career as a teacher had peaked, the web industry felt like a natural career switch. Initially, Justin decided on the traditional learning path and began a university Computer Science course. However, he soon found the course wasn’t covering the skills he needed to take on a career in the web. As an alternative, Justin decided to give Treehouse a try and soon discovered the learning style was an ideal fit for him. Through the Web Development Track, Justin was introduced to Treehouse guest teacher – and creator of Sass –…
  • Tim Now Has a Career He’s Passionate About as a Full-time Developer

    Faye Bridge
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Through briefly dabbling with coding to build a simple website to showcase his photography, Tim discovered an interest for web development. It wasn’t till a few years later when Tim faced the need for a career change that he decided to take on the challenge of learning to code. Inspired by Treehouse’s mission, Tim signed up and began learning. After a year of working through courses, applying his skills to projects and building his portfolio, Tim landed a job as a full-time junior developer at a digital agency. Today Tim is still learning as often as he can with the aspiration of being…
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  • 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…
  • 2014’s Takeaway … Punctuated Already in 2015

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I went on some in my last blog piece of 2014 about a mishap of an attempted negotiation on a big book design-and-layout project. It stuck in my craw, I must say, and I’ve been stewing on it since it happened. Then I began retracing my steps and tried to figure out where I had gone wrong. What I realized was that the old saw about effort that you give away for free will wind up defining your value to some potential clients. And there’s more if you already know that it’s a mistake to give your time and work away—even preliminary work that’s more thought than labor. When dealing with…
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  • Columnist Connects Vice to the Early Days of CBS

    Richard Horgan
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Shane Smith is nowhere to be directly found in the Columbia Journalism Review’s big summer piece about Vice. Why? Well, Bloomberg View’s Justin Fox has a pretty good potential explanation: Author Chris Ip couldn’t focus on the ineffable appeal of Smith, because Smith wouldn’t talk to him. Advertisers read the Wall Street Journal, the people at Vice probably figured, but they don’t read CJR. Also, a CJR article was likely to focus on the potential conflicts between Vice’s role as advertisers’ and TV networks’ conduit to the millennials and its…
  • A Titan of Late Twentieth Century Fashion

    Richard Horgan
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    The author of Diane von Furstenberg: A Life Unwrapped, new in bookstores today, is Chicago-based writer Gioia Diliberto. So naturally, it makes sense to highlight some local coverage. In his review, Chicago Business Journal reporter Lewis Lazare says that Diliberto benefits greatly from the fact that von Furstenberg’s life has never been dull. He also brackets the chronology with a media high and a media low: Somehow von Furstenberg didn’t even manage to wear one of her hugely popular wrap dresses when she posed for the cover of Newsweek (bumping Gerald Ford no less) at the height…
  • Meet the Keepers of All Those Kooky ‘National Days’

    Richard Horgan
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    This fall, the owner and operator of North Dakota-based website NationalDayCalendar.com will be traveling to New York to mark National Dumpling Day. Why? Because the sponsor of that September 26 celebration, Asian foods distributor TMI Corp., is paying Marlo Anderson $4,000 to make the trip. This tidbit is one of several fun details to be found in a recent profile of Anderson’s profitable operation by New York-based AP food and beverage writer Candice Choi. Here’s another – the four people associated with the site all have day jobs at Anderson’s Mandan, ND VHS digitizing…
  • Put Yourself in a Story for Men’s Health

    Corinne Grinapol
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
    It used to be the case that first-time freelancers would look to front-of-book section “Advantage” as their way to break into Men’s Health. But in a 2014 magazine revamp that section was killed. So what is a would-be Men’s Health freelancer to do? Put yourself in the center of a story. Whether it’s a health- and fitness-related story that happened to you, or one you want to happen to you, pitch a story about a unique experience to editors. Men’s Health editors are big on experiential journalism. If you’ve had some grave social or physical malady and…
  • NY Times Retools Video Department

    Chris O'Shea
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    The New York Times is making changes to its video team. Bruce Headlam, head of the video unit, is being moved to another desk. Rebecca Howard, general manager of video, is leaving the company. According to a memo from executive editor Dean Baquet, the Times is now on the lookout for someone new to lead the team. This person will “help us design a broad editorial and business strategy for a video operation that can be even bigger and richer,” wrote Baquet. In the meantime, Steve Duenes will oversee the video unit.
 
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  • Trends & Examples of SVG Animation in Web Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Animation on the web has transformed radically over the past 5 years. SVG animation is one of the newest techniques to manipulate graphics on a webpage. Although SVG has been supported for a long... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • Exclusive iStock Promo Code: July Coupons Good Through September!

    Steven Snell
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    A few years back I launched what was called “Vandelay Premier” to test my ability to sell “premium” stock graphics. While I would only consider it a moderate success, one main thing I quickly... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 30 Trendy Calligraphy & Cursive Fonts

    Jake Rocheleau
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Many designers would attest contempt their rather crude handwriting. Unfortunately it's one of those things you really need to practice & develop - otherwise it's chicken scratches all the way... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • Web Design Challenges: Hitting the Panic Button too Soon

    Laura Spencer
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Over the years, I've seen freelancers who I never thought would make it, succeed. I've watched other freelancers, who seemed extremely gifted to me, fail. What was the difference? Why did some... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • The After Effects Of The Mobile SEO Update And How To Fix It

    Shane Barker
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Google has always preferred mobile-friendly web pages, but it has now gone a step ahead and made mobile SEO practices a factor in page ranking. What’s interesting about this update is that... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
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  • 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…
  • Create a cityscape in Adobe Illustrator

    Veerle Pieters
    2 Jun 2015 | 2:15 am
    Like I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, this is the largest tutorial I've ever written. Today I'll share you how I created a colorful cityscape in Adobe Illustrator. You'll start from an Illustrator template file, where I prepared the document for you including the colors I've used. We go step by step through the process, creating the sky, the grass, houses, trees, bushes, clouds… I show you several different, yet very simple techniques. Hope you are ready for this very extended tutorial. I promise it'll be fun... General setup Below is an image that shows the general set up of the…
  • Type Shortcuts in Photoshop CC 2014

    Veerle Pieters
    5 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    A few handy shortcuts when working with type in Photoshop CC 2014. Some I knew about but most I learned from Adobe's Julianne Kost. She's an awesome resource to keep an eye on. Discover them after the jump. 1) Basic Formatting Shortcuts: Command + Shift + or (Mac) | Control + Shift + or (Win) increases/decreases point size by 1 Command + Option + Shift + or (Mac) | Control + Alt + Shift + or (Win) increases/decreases point size by 5 Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) left/right arrow key decreases/increases kerning (the amount of spacing between two characters) Option (Mac) | Alt (Win) left/right arrow…
  • Unfinished Business episode 106

    Veerle Pieters
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:27 am
    I was invited by Andrew Clarke to be on his Unfinished Business podcast together with Dan Edwards. If you aren't familiar with the Unfinished Business podcast it's a talkshow where Andrew talks to designers and people from the web industry like Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Mall in the previous episode or Rachel Andrew and Zoe Mickley Gillenwater in a few episodes ago. ‘Everyone else’s highlight reel’ We start by talking about magazines, including 8faces and the new edition of Lagom where I'm featured in. I've wrote about that in this post. Then we discuss how the perceptions that people can…
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  • Why Solar Energy Is a Good, Renewable Energy Source?

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    These days we hear a lot about using organic products, biodegradable products, recycling plastics, etc., to minimize carbon footprint and save the environment. But we do not realize that unless and until we minimize consumption, we can not really save our environment. For example, look at the world consumption; Today’s products are manufactured, used and disposed of at a higher rate than the earth can accommodate in a less harmful way. Therefore it is important that we move to green alternatives now, otherwise, will be covered by pollutants and toxins produced in the normal course of…
  • Most Efficient Solar Panels

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    In trying to create the most efficient solar panels, pay special attention to the portion of the backsheet of the panels. A backsheet layer is the solar panel which solar cells are arranged. The other side of this backsheet, more precisely in the upper middle area is the junction box. A backsheet are often made of vinyl fluoride or PVF which is similar to PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, the material used in pipes and water pipes. P.V.F. It is commonly used in aircraft interiors and vehicles. DuPont, the US chemical company founded in 1802, created in the 1940s, polyvinyl fluoride polymer (PVF).
  • What Is a Photovoltaic System?

    21 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    This is a common question from the uninitiated. A photovoltaic (or PV System) is an installation of solar panels that can be used to provide electricity and if you generate more energy than it needs, can be fed back to the network. Domestic photovoltaic systems have two main options installations. Existing properties tend to opt for a mounting system “roof”, where the panels are sitting slightly above the roof surface. This causes the least disruption of the structure and the tiling of existing coverage. The alternative is a system of “roof” where the panels replace…
  • How to Buy an Ideal Solar Power System for Your Home

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Concerned about the sudden increase in their electricity bills? You want to get rid of this problem? Why not switch to solar energy and live a tension free life thereafter! As electricity prices are increasing day by day, people began to feel the pain of this abrupt question mounting. Many owners of the world are moving towards a better option and expense, ie, “solar energy”. Installation is no doubt that this type of power system in your home is the best way to use the sun’s energy and cut all electricity bills, but there is a big question that arises here, namely,…
  • Use Solar Energy to Earn a LEED Certification

    20 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    LEED certification for buildings or commercial facilities by installing a solar power system is a way to save costs on your bottom while establishing energy independence. As a happy side note, LEED designation and use of solar energy is also a very effective way to generate additional positive PR and word of mouth for your business. If you plan to build a new plant or upgrading of an existing building in the near future, consider adding a solar energy system to reduce or eliminate their dependence on local public services providers. LEED certification reduces operating costs Probably the most…
 
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  • 5 Noteworthy Wearable Designs

    Amanda Aszman
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Read this book and start screen printing using the basic elements. Here at Print, we see in-house designers, freelancers and studios churning out some brilliant wearables—from T-shirts to backpacks to tote bags—and we knew we needed a competition just for them. That’s why we created Print’s Wearable Design Awards and invite you to share with us your best work—whether it was done for yourself, for self-promotional purposes, or for a client. In honor of this new opportunity, we shared some of our favorite T-shirt designs last week. This week, we bring you a roundup of…
  • Designer of the Week: Amanda Wright

    Amanda Aszman
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Wants tips, tools and techniques for creating custom typography? Check out Handmade Type Workshop by Charlotte Rivers. With Handmade Type Workshop you can move beyond existing fonts to create, explore, and use original and customized letterforms. Save 64% today. Meet Print’s latest Designer of the Week, Amanda Wright, whose handmade greeting cards and paper goods caught our eye and whose wit still has us charmed. Name: Amanda WrightName of Studio: Wit & WhistleLocation: Cary, North CarolinaDesign school attended: NC State College of Design A book of snarky last-minute greeting…
  • Announcing the 2015 NVAs: 15 Artists Under 30

    Print staff
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:15 am
    Print is thrilled to reveal our 2015 New Visual Artists. We’ve been publishing the New Visual Artists issue since 1998. Though the effort is vast, the goal of our annual list is simple: We seek to find the most interesting, challenging and provocative young voices working today. To do so, we research designers from all over the world and exhaustively review their work, both online and off. The results reveal a group of creatives very much of the moment and reflective of the times. The “20 under 30” chosen every year have amounted to a veritable Who’s Who list in the business of…
  • Formless, Tasteless, Immortal: Flair Magazine, 1950-51

    Michael Dooley
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    With Designing the Editorial Experience, discover what it means to design for multiple media, and gather advice from professionals in both the design and editorial fields. Two of the most groundbreaking, extraordinarily designed art and culture magazines premiered in 1950. Both strove for their own versions of transcendent elegance. Both were aggressively innovative in pushing the limits of print technology. And both folded after one year, primarily due to lavish production values exceeding revenue. Every designer already knows about the first one: Portfolio, the supreme achievement of Alexey…
  • Wunderkammer of Color, June 2015 Edition

    Jude Stewart
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Find 13 color resources—including Jude Stewart’s Roy G. Biv—in the Ultimate Guide to Color Collection from MyDesignShop, now 76% off. Welcome to summer, color fans. Time to plunge our already sunburned paws back into the grab-bag of color and see what’s fresh, sparkling and new. http://graphics.wsj.com/avengers/ Riffing on my recent series about color as data (catch up with part 1 and part 2 here), let’s start today’s proceedings with a few well-considered infographics where color plays a central role. I thoroughly enjoyed 50 Years of “Avengers” Comic Book Covers Through…
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  • ForbesLife: 4 Prague Hotels That Need To Be On Your Bucket List Now

    steph
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    Stunning vistas, delicious local eats, and anything but cookie-cutter design: consider Czech-ing into one of these standout Prague retreats to take your stay from ordinary to extraordinary in the city of a hundred spires. 1. Le Palais Art Hotel (Preferred Hotels & Resorts) This classic 1841 Belle Époque mansion’s serene setting–based in New Town’s trendy residential district overlooking a colorful cityscape–delivers a welcomed respite from the tourist crowds and souvenir shops. Inside is a jolt of chic and lavish with recently revamped common spaces marrying original frescoed…
  • ForbesLife: 5 Florence Hotels With To-Die-For Views

    steph
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    From the bridges of the Arno to the iconic Duomo, the red-tiled roofs to the quaint cobbled alleyways, Florence is undeniably one of the world’s most beautiful cities. So nix the tourist crowds and check into one of these stellar retreats with to-die-for Florentine vistas all your own. 1. Hotel Lungarno Salvatore Ferragamo may have known a thing or two about Italian shoes, but his son Leonardo has mastered location: namely, Hotel Lungarno and its insane home smack on the banks of the Arno. Snag a high-floor suite and your Juliet balcony will open to stunning views of the famed Ponte…
  • Travel+Leisure: 11 Italian Fairytale Retreats to Visit This Summer

    steph
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Certainly, the allure of sand and salt water can be tempting when the summer temperatures start to rise. But when you’re craving an escape beyond the ordinary, indulge your fantasies: from medieval castles set on misty Tuscan hilltops to lakeside villas dripping with old-world charm, we’ve uncovered Italy’s most fairytale-like retreats to visit this summer. Read my full article on TRAVEL+LEISURE.
  • ForbesLife: 6 Romantic Escapes to Live Out Your Italian Dreams

    steph
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Rolling hills of Tuscan vineyards; ancient arcades of Bologna; and picturesque cliff-side villages of Lake Como. No matter the setting, Northern Italy poses an idyllic scene. And these intimate escapes bring you even closer into the region’s spectacular beauty. 1. Relais Villa Vittoria, Laglio If you know Laglio only as home to George Clooney’s lakefront haunt, here’s another excuse to get acquainted with this little slice of paradise. Fronting the shores of Lake Como, Relais Villa Vittoria is a 19th century former silk factory turned 11-room hideaway that checks every fairytale…
  • ForbesLife: Inside Milan’s Futuristic Excelsior Hotel Gallia

    steph
    21 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The fashion capital of the world has a haute new looker. After a multimillion-dollar revamp, Milan’s circa 1932 Excelsior Hotel Gallia just reopened–and the design is unapologetically dripping in space age luxe. Taking inspiration from the city’s modernist new skyline and the hotel’s art deco past, Milan-based Studio Marco Piva helmed the makeover, decking every inch in out-of-this-world chic futurism. Here are just few of the highlights that made my jaw drop: 1. Is it abstract art or is it a lobby? Through glass revolving doors, you enter an insanely sleek world of marble, chrome,…
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  • [SF] The Sad Puppies May Have A Point

    Samuel Klein
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:01 pm
    3204.ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: The Sad Puppy news roundup at File 770 has linked to this blog. http://file770.com/?p=23595.One of the most juvenile, at least to me, of the Sad Puppies' plaints about the trend of modern SF (you can fill in speculative fiction or science fiction, as is your wont) is elaborated by this point made by one of the leading opiners of the movement, Brad Torgerson:That’s what’s happened to Science Fiction & Fantasy literature. A few decades ago, if you saw a lovely spaceship on a book cover, with a gorgeous planet in the background, you could be pretty sure…
  • [photo] Gaiety Hill Alley, Salem, Oregon, February 2008

    Samuel Klein
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    3203.Just a moment in time that caught my eye:This was taken in February 2008, and is of an alley in the Gaiety Hill section of Salem. That's the hill that the Civic Center is built onto the north side of, overlooking downtown from the south. Commerical, Liberty, High, and Church streets run over it; east to west you have Oak Street and Leslie Street.When I was growing up in Salem, most of us didn't know that knoll even had a name, really. But it's a nice area (doubtless with mortgages to match). And this alley was always the kind of residential back alley that I've loved. The kind of urban…
  • [pdx_art] Bwana Spoons at Muse Art & Design, May, 2015

    Samuel Klein
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    3202.I have been unfairly keeping this to myself. Bad on me.Muse Art and Design, the splendid art and inspiration supply store at SE 42nd and Hawthorne, has been holding the occasional demo and seminar. And they get better and better. The one back in February stays in my memory banks, and the one I've dithered on reporting on, this one, in May, was simply fun.Bwana Spoons, Muse Art and Design, May, 2015.The bespectacled man in the picture above should need no introduction if you exist in any of the intersections of art and illustration worlds currently percolating around the Portland area,…
  • [logo] Have You Seen The New Portland Streetcar Logo?

    Samuel Klein
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:47 am
    3201.I noticed this one a few weeks back. The Portland Streetcar, enjoying expansion to the east side and the prospect of actually closing a loop once the Tilikum Crossing is finally open, has a new look for its logo. Before, it look thusly:The old look, with the city silhouette and the crossing tracks, is still on the stop's signs. It's a nice logo, pretty basic, rather flat. Gets the job done, though.But then I saw this, now appearing on the streetcars themselves, though not at the stops yet:Kind of nifty, no? There's more thought and deliberation with the type, which has an echo of…
  • [pdx] NW 11th and Davis, Sunday Afternoon

    Samuel Klein
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:33 am
    3200.Last Sunday afternoon we were back on NW 11th, and instead of going straight into Powell's, we walked up a block.This building, on the NW corner of NW 11th and Davis, now largely contains something called the "Pearl Auto Park". It's the sort of building you used to find throughout this section of town … this was part of the brewery district when Blitz was still being brewed here.I can still smell the smell of brewing happening, in my mind. We've been haunting Powell's for that long, yes.In front of us, now, The Arrmory, and the Gerding Theatre; much play happens there. The ziggurat…
 
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  • Top 5 Ebook Readers for Home and Travel

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:27 pm
    For those who enjoy savoring the written word, there is no doubt at all that ebooks have somehow brought a new level of convenience in doing just that. Especially for those who don’t really mind missing the smell of freshly printed paper on a new book, using ebooks as an alternative allows people to do so many things that they just did not experience with printed books before. Having an ebook reader means being able to bring five, ten, fifteen titles or more on an immensely long trip without having to deal with all that excess baggage. It means getting a copy of a new book almost instantly…
  • 25+ Cool Keychain Accessories for Geeks

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:25 pm
    When looking for a present for a self-proclaimed geek friend, take into consideration the purpose and design of the item. One of the most popular tokens or presents that you can give without sending any mixed signals is the keychain. The keychain works in the same manner as giving someone a coffee mug. The choices are varied. You can find a funny one, a cute one, an adorable one, or a character that will make the geek in him or her squeal with happiness. This usually means sci-fi keychain characters like a miniature Yoda or Luke Skywalker, a cool “long live and prosper” hand sign, or the…
  • Photography Filters Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:28 pm
    We are all taking more and more photographs. But how many of us are actually becoming better photographers? The good people at Zippi are making it their mission to make the proliferation of images out there just that bit better. They have produced this rather handy guide to lens filters. The Photography Filters Cheat Sheet gives you a useful breakdown of which lens filters to use in various situations. So if you are keen to get the best out of your landscape photographs, close-up shots or evening images, take a look at this great infographic. You’ll approach Instagram in an entirely…
  • Freebie Friday: 5 Free Store Sign Mockups

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:57 pm
    This is our first Freebie Friday post! From now on, each Friday we will have an exclusive freebie for you to download. These freebies are provided by fellow designers, just like you. Our first freebie is from Vadim Sherbakov. Vadim is an Art Director and designer from Moscow, Russia. He specializes in web design, application design, and interactive design. This freebie consists of 5 unique store facades and signs. These mockups are a great way to make your designs come to life and show your client what their future store sign will look like. In the download folder you will find all 5 PSD…
  • 40 Creative Skateboard Deck Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:19 pm
    If you’re a huge fan of art, you would probably be found roaming the halls of museums and galleries not only locally, but in cities you travel to as well. You look for inspiration in a lot of things you encounter out in the world, and find solace in the wonderful mix of colors and lines to create the most breathtaking images possible. You believe in the way these creations inspire, and use them to bring more color to the way you live your life. However, this does not even begin to explain how much art there is out in the world, because sometimes, real art cannot be found in frames on walls…
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  • Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for June 2015

    Allan Haley
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:06 am
    The 34th font on our roundup of June’s Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts list is almost 550 years old! OK, that’s not exactly true; but the ITC Legacy® Serif typeface family is based on the typeface that Nicolas Jenson used to set his famous 1470 edition of Eusebius’ “De evangelica praeparatione.” The genesis for ITC Legacy actually began several decades ago when Ron Arnholm was a graduate design student at Yale University. In a history of typography class, he was able to study, first hand, a copy of the 1470 book, set in Nicolas Jenson’s type. It was (typographic) love at first…
  • FontExplorer X Pro 5 Gives Type Lovers, Fonts.com Users More

    Johnathan Zsittnik
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    As you might imagine, the Fonts.com team uses quite a few fonts. While we’re probably a little biased, our favorite app for wrangling the mass quantities of type is Monotype’s own FontExplorer® X. That’s why we were more than a little bit excited when our Monotype colleagues shared plans for an all new version of the award-winning font manager. If you’re new to FontExplorer X Pro, the app offers a breadth of font discovery, organization and activation controls that makes working with your type collection easy and efficient. Debuting today for Mac systems, version 5 introduces…
  • Introducing Web Typography Essentials

    Jason Tselentis
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    Unless you’ve been living in a cave, reading nothing but old and mildewed newspapers and books, you know that typography has been undergoing radical changes. As the Web has evolved, so too has digital typography—and for the better. But what’s changed? Why do Web fonts matter? And what will Web Typography Essentials deliver to its readers? For starters, you’ll see lots of typography, specifically Web typography. And you’ll learn how many of the typography principles you already know translate to the Web. If you’re reading this, chances are you know many of those basics. Use good…
  • Daytona: More Than a Friendly Face

    Allan Haley
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    While efficient typographic communication was basic to its design brief, the Daytona™ typeface family was also drawn to be a friendly and approachable design. Its rounded corners, open counters and simple characters shapes invite reading and foster memorability. Jim Wasco first sketched many of the letters with traditional sans serif design traits such as “stroke tails” and “character spurs,” but he decided that Daytona would be a more affable design if shapes were distilled to their simplest forms. While “geniality” was an important design consideration for Wasco, he also…
  • Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for May 2015

    Allan Haley
    4 Jun 2015 | 9:43 am
    Below you’ll find a list of the top 100 most used fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service during May 2015. If you’re looking for an exceptionally versatile slab serif family for your next Web or interactive design project, look no further than number 10 on this month’s list. The Soho™ typeface family, with 40 designs to choose, provides virtually endless possibilities. Eighteen roman and italic faces of regular proportions are flanked by 9 condensed and 9 compressed roman designs one side, and 4 extended and ultra extended fonts on the other. Whether for commanding home page…
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  • 25 Free Professional Fonts for Graphic and Web Designers - Download Now

    admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    Free fonts, free font, free font download Graphic designers and web designers, your long search for beautiful free fonts is over, we have included some royalty free fonts for free download. If you want to make your website look professional, incorporate these beautiful free fonts to make them unique. This is the best place to download free fonts as we have collected the most amazing free fonts which can be used for all kinds of web designing. In this post we have added the most beautiful free fonts for your inspiration. You can use these free fonts as the base design for preparing your…
  • 25 Stunning Street Photography examples from top photographers

    admin
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Street Photography, Street Photo, Street Photos Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places like park, roadside or your street. It does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. Though people usually feature directly, street photography might be absent of people and can be an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic. Street photography can focus on emotions displayed, thereby also recording people's history from an emotional point of view. read more
  • 25 Beautiful and Realistic Animal Drawings around the world

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Animal Drawings, Animal Drawing, Realistic Animal Drawing Realistic Animal Drawings : Drawing is a form of visual art that makes use of any number of drawing instruments to mark a two-dimensional medium. Instruments used include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals. In this post we have added 25 Beautiful animal drawings, it includes pencil drawings and color pencil drawings. Artists: Nicole zeug, Dino Tomic read more
  • 30 Futuristic Sci-Fi Characters and Backgrounds for your inspiration

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sci-Fi, sci-fi characters, sci-fi character Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial life. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas". Sci-fi has been used by authors as a device to discuss philosophical ideas such as identity, desire, morality, and social structure. In this post we have added 30 Futuristic sci-fi backgrounds and wallpapers for…
  • 20 Beautiful and Professional Free Wordpress Themes for your inspiration

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:03 am
    Free wordpress themes, Free wordpress theme, wordpress themes, Professional wordpress themes Free wordpress themes : A WordPress theme is a set of files that determine the look and feel of your WordPress-powered website. Themes include information about the general layout of the site, and other content such as graphics, headers, logos and footers. In this post we have added beautiful and professional Free wordpress themes or templates. read more
 
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    Think Design

  • Local CPA Business Uses LinkedIn for Marketing

    Kathleen Burns
    7 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Alan Lipoff has over twenty years experience consulting with business owners on business growth and management, process improvement, cash management, taxes, tax planning and financial decision-making.  He has advised diverse organizations, including different industries and nonprofits, as well as trusts and individuals. Alan has experienced firsthand the benefits and challenges of being a business owner. “Our goal is to unburden our small-business clients by serving as an economical, timely source for their financial reporting and  tax compliance needs. In addition, we strive to be…
  • #DesignerSpotlight: Milton Glaser

    Shyrose Vastani
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:06 am
    Milton Glaser, for many people, is the stellar quintessence of a modern renaissance man. He has made vast and important contributions in the field of graphic design. His creative and articulate work, with a deep understanding of ideas that he represents, has influenced design ideas at a global level. His approach to designing graphics is to acquire a broader perspective of designs. His way is to not focus on one subject, but function in several areas. “We are all born with genius. It’s like our fairy godmother. But what happens in life is that we stop listening to our inner voices, and we…
  • Entrepreneur Spotlight: Tom Szaky @ TerraCycle

    Hala Ali
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    This month we are featuring a New Jersey local social entrepreneur, Tom Szaky, who “stopped viewing garbage as garbage and instead slowly started to see it as a commodity” by actively collecting “difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products.” Who is Tom Szaky? Entrepreneurs take risks, but the ones we admire the most are the businessmen who seek to change the world and everyday lives. We’ve featured several businesses with CEOs that are looking to make a global impact such as One Acre Fund with Andrew Youn and…
  • Minion Logo Designs: It’s All Bananas!

    Shyrose Vastani
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:47 am
    Imagine waking up one beautiful morning, the sun streaming in through the windows, and turning lazily in bed with a smile on your face – only to discover you’re lying next to a Minion! It’s not the sun. Your entire world has gone yellow. It’s all bananas, but don’t scream yet. Your boyfriend, for all you know, could still be your Prince Charming, even in your new reality. No? Sorry. Slip away to the bathroom quietly [you don’t want to wake him up, after all] but wait, the mirror reveals you are a Minion too! Not unlike the face on your toothpaste and shampoo. Your soap, the…
  • Lucrative Branding Strategy for Financial Services Consultants

    Mehreen Siddiqua
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    Defining branding with respect to financial institutions: The process of creating a positive client attitude towards the bank or any other financial institution by popularizing the products and services it provides is known as branding. However, there is something that is missing from this definition, and yet is essentially an integral part – the differentiation of the product or service compared to the competition. How is your brand different when you are offering the same product or service as your competitors? Without answering this question, you cannot proceed to the next stages of…
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  • Best of DesignCrowd Contests: Politicians Beyond The Suit

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Here's a look back on some of our favorite entries from past political design contests. What could have happened at Brisbane's G20... If our world leaders would just agree to go in One Direction. Read More
  • Design Principles: 6 Design Fundamentals to Guide Your Work

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:29 pm
    If you're a designer daunted by needing to stick to seemingly restricting rules, try to remember that while they are important, they are under your control, not the other way round. Once you know to play by the rules, you'll discover how to break them deliberately without having your design fail. He... Read More
  • Best of DesignCrowd Contests: Celebrities As You've Never Seen Them Before

    17 Jun 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Celebrity contests are among our favorite ways of challenging our designers to show off their skills while having a bit of fun. Here is a collection of some of our favorite previous contest entries, ready to bring some fun into your day. Enjoy! Read More
  • All You Need to Know About Content Marketing

    17 Jun 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Content marketing is all about educating people to help them find the solutions that they want and need – if your business just happens to offer those solutions, everybody wins! Here is a brief look at what it's all about. Read More
  • Designer Spotlight: Meet Vaidas, Lithuanian Graphic Designer on DesignCrowd

    14 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Vaidas Krisikaitis is a professional designer from the Lithuanian capital called Vilnius. He has more than 10 years of experience in designing and had graduated from Vilnius College of Technologies Design (Graphic Design), and from graduated Vilnius Academy of Arts (Graphics). Read More
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  • 15 Great Free Mac Applications for Graphic Designers

    Ajeet Yadav
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:39 am
    The original post can be found here: 15 Great Free Mac Applications for Graphic DesignersWhen it comes to designing graphics of any kind, most of the graphics and web designers prefer to use Apple Mac over a typical PC. The reason why Mac is so popular among graphic designers is its “outstanding graphics performance”, which you rarely find in other systems available in the market. Since the launch of the Mac App Store, there[...]This blog post was originally posted on Graphic Mania
  • How to design a compelling leaflet

    Josh
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The original post can be found here: How to design a compelling leafletDesigning a leaflet is never an easy process, especially if you have limited/no design experience. However, even if you happen to be the greatest graphic designer on the planet, you may still find it difficult to design a leaflet that really generates results. Why? Because the aim of a leaflet isn’t to be a pretty, award-winning piece of art (although[...]This blog post was originally posted on Graphic Mania
  • How to Design a Good Landing Page

    Saurabh Saurabh
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    The original post can be found here: How to Design a Good Landing PageA good landing page is the cornerstone of a website’s success. Why? Because a great landing page accomplishes the most important business challenge: convincing prospects to buy. With a landing page doing its intended work, you don’t need to hire expensive sales staff or spend sleepless nights trying to win over customers over the telephone, persuading them to buy your[...]This blog post was originally posted on Graphic Mania
  • Avoiding Last Year’s Biggest Graphic Design Pitfalls

    Graphic Mania Editorial
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:37 am
    The original post can be found here: Avoiding Last Year’s Biggest Graphic Design PitfallsIn our previous post, we discussed some of this year’s design trends. But how do you avoid 2014′s design mistakes? Depending on which side of the design sphere you stand on, you may not know that 2014 was a big year for graphic design. As we indicated in the previous post, minimalism took center stage in everything from logos to[...]This blog post was originally posted on Graphic Mania
  • Five must know techniques for effective responsive web design

    Mallory Zoe
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:36 am
    The original post can be found here: Five must know techniques for effective responsive web designWhat really constitutes a good and effective design is a question whose answers have been changing over time with the development of the internet. If designers do not produce a web design which fulfils its primary purpose which is to get visitors or generate revenue, then that design is a waste. There are so many examples of companies investing in websites[...]This blog post was originally posted on Graphic Mania
 
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  • 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…
  • Roberto Blake Speaking at PePCon 2015

    Roberto Blake
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    PePCon 2015 was one of my first major industry speaking engagements. It was a tremendous experience and I was able to meet a lot of great designers, other creatives and meet with the Adobe Team including the legendary Bob Levine!PePCon is the Print and Electronic Publishing Conference and is hosted by CreativePro and the amazing Mike Rankin, Anna-Marie Concepcion and David Blatner. I’ve had the pleasure of working with them on CreativePro through my articles and will be working with them on InDesignSecrets this year.My Session as PePCon was: YouTube as a Crucial Tool for Creatives and…
  • How To Use Instagram as a Graphic Designer

    Roberto Blake
    28 May 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Instagram is a great platform for Graphic Designers to show off their work and also find inspirational content that can help them with their creative blocks, as well as allow them connect with other designers and artists. Social Media in general is a great way to get attention for your graphic design work and attract interest and new clients. This can be through showcasing your artwork or through storytelling and showing off your personality.As a visual platform Instagram is very attractive for Designers and Artists and has a lot to offer. Many use it as a mobile ready portfolio, others use…
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    Graphic Design Junction

  • 30 Fresh Award Winning Websites for Inspiration

    Muhammad Faisal
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Today we’re rounded up 30 fresh award winning websites for your inspiration. I looked at over thousands of really inspirational websites design today so I thought that I would share some with you and then make a series out the idea.  In this post you can find 40 websites for great inspiration for designers from around the web. The collecting based on HTML5, CSS3, RESPONSIVE, CREATIVE websites in this post and only the inspiring websites will be on display. I will put together a list of inspirational website designs showcase for your and i m sure you can get great inspiration.
  • 35 Creative Digital Illustrations Examples for Inspiration

    Yasir Jawaid
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Amazing creative digital art, illustrations, portrait paintings and drawing artwork for inspiration, created by top artists and designers from all over the world. The stunning 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. 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. Freebies: 25 New Useful Free Vector and PSD Files 26…
  • 26 Awe-Inspiring Branding, Visual Identity and Logo Design Examples

    Muhammad Faisal
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Another beautifully designed branding and visual identity examples from inspiration. Business identity can be most valuable asset for any company or brand. Corporate branding is what sets your business apart from your competitors. Business card, compliment slip, envelop and letterhead is the key elements of creative branding. We are already showcased lots of business logo design and business cards that will help you to spark creative ideas for your branding or visual identity projects. Today we’ve shared hand-picked examples of branding, visual identity and logo design created by…
  • Corporate Creative Business Card PSD Templates

    Muhammad Faisal
    4 Jul 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Elegant and creative business card template. Suitable for any kind of business or personal. Modern design business cards are fully customizable and come in a well organized PhotoShop PSD files. All texts are editable and colors can be easily change to what best fits you. The logo, qr code can also be edited or replaced. All fonts used are free. Fonts download links can be found inside the help file. You may be interested in the following related articles as well. Freebies: 25 New Useful Free Vector and PSD Files 14 New Free Fonts for Designers Brilliant Graphic Design Tutorials & Tips to…
  • Freebies: 25 New Useful Free Vector and PSD Files

    Yasir Jawaid
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Today we’re sharing high quality freebies for web and graphic designers. Useful free PSD files, UI kits, vector graphics and mockup PSD templates, can perfect for your next web and graphic project. All PSD files and graphic files are available for commercial usage. Freebies included business cards, mockup designs, logo badges, UI components and many helpful and time saving (fully editable) files You may be interested in the following related articles as well. 14 New Free Fonts for Designers Brilliant Graphic Design Tutorials & Tips to Inspire Your Creative Skills New Responsive…
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    The Designer Wall

  • Animorphia: An Extreme Coloring and Search Challenge Book by Kerby Rosanes

    The Designer Wall
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Coloring books are no longer confined to being a kid’s artistic pastime. Adults (Yes, you!) can now also enjoy the challenges of turning a book’s black and white pages into colorful masterpieces. Just like when you were a kid!   Philippine-based master doodler, Kerby Rosanes, has just the right coloring book for you. Animorphia is now available in UK. For people not in the UK, don’t worry. According to Kerby, the book is set for a worldwide release in July. I’m sure you all can’t wait for it just like us. Luckily, The Designer Wall got an advanced copy and we can give you a…
  • Times When Designing and Writing Go Hand in Hand

    Christopher Benitez
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Designing and writing may share the same creative space but both seems to be mutually exclusive from each other. There are great designers who aren’t good writers, while there are sublime writers who can’t design to save their lives.   There are solutions that bridge the gap between writers looking for design needs, and vice versa. Online sites like Elance, UpWork, 99designs, and others featured in this post help people, even writers, find the best designers based on the project assigned. On the other hand, people can find qualified writers from Scripted, Contently,…
  • Artist Paints Seaside Murals While Balancing on His Paddle

    The Designer Wall
    24 May 2015 | 8:39 pm
    New York based artist Sean Yoro (aka Hula) rides on his surfboard to paint wall and hyper-realistic portraits of women, at the edge of the water. These fresco’s, made with acrylic paint, reflect on water and the women seem bathing or almost drown in the middle of the waves. Artist Paints Seaside Murals While Balancing on His Paddle is a post from: The Designer Wall The post Artist Paints Seaside Murals While Balancing on His Paddle appeared first on The Designer Wall.
  • This Pen Lets You Write and Draw on Any Surface Virtually

    The Designer Wall
    24 May 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Phree lets you write, draw, annotate, and express yourself in countless other ways. On virtually any surface.   You will never forget an idea again in case you have no paper to write on with it. This amazing pen lets you translate your ideas into drawings and notes and put them into your smartphone.   It even functions as a headset and has an integrated screen for brief texts. When you get one, just write back and send. Phree lets you go beyond the screen to express yourself more quickly and easily. To find out more about Phree’s other features, go here and support its…
  • Your Guide to Creating a Successful Design Inspiration Blog

    Christopher Benitez
    22 May 2015 | 2:36 am
    Building a successful blog may sound like a daunting task. But what was once a complicated process has been demystified and broken down into simple procedures that even a layman will easily understand. This is due to the numerous online guides out there – like the one from First Site Guide (http://firstsiteguide.com/) – that teach beginners how to launch a blog from scratch.   However, the process for building a blog that’s highly targeted to a specific niche may be different. If your passion lies on design, you may want to consider creating a design inspiration blog…
 
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    Company Folders

  • 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 [...]
  • 14 Ways to Be the Worst Person on Your Graphic Design Team

    Vladimir Gendelman
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    14 Ways to Be the Worst Person on Your Graphic Design TeamWhen you’re working with other graphic designers, it’s easy for personalities to clash. When some jerk doesn’t put in the work or is unpleasant to work with, it can sour the relationship and poison the project. Today, we’re going to teach you how to be that jerk. Sure, collaborating on a graphic design project can [...]
  • The 10 Best (and Absolute Worst) Logo Redesigns

    Vladimir Gendelman
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The 10 Best (and Absolute Worst) Logo RedesignsWhen big name brands redesign their logos, the world takes notice because it means that something about our shared culture has changed—it reminds us that the world is changing around us. That can be a scary thing for people, so when popular brands successfully create a great new logo, we sit up and take notice [...]
  • 500+ Stunningly Cool Photoshop Brush Set Downloads

    Vladimir Gendelman
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    500+ Stunningly Cool Photoshop Brush Set DownloadsAdobe Photoshop has completely redefined the word “brush” as we know it. Though the program comes preloaded with an assortment of different brush tools designed to simulate regular art utensils, the Photoshop brushes you download elsewhere don’t have to act as “brushes” at all—and they rarely do. Stamps, clipart, textures, illustrations, vectors, photographs—anything can become [...]
  • 107 Incredible Postcard Designs to Inspire Your Creativity

    Vladimir Gendelman
    12 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    107 Incredible Postcard Designs to Inspire Your CreativityThere’s one little secret that every print designer needs to know about postcards: with the right design, they’re arguably the most effective form of print marketing for a business. People don’t throw away postcards as often as they do other direct mail, and the best looking postcards live on as collectible works of art. Many [...]
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  • Tips for Your Next Logo Redesign [Infographic]

    Adrienne
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    Logo redesigns are a huge risk. You wouldn’t think so – after all, you have an advantage because you’re working with a proven design. But that’s kind of the problem. How do you improve a design that already works? And how do you convince customers to ditch a design they love for one that’s unfamiliar? Many designers ... The post Tips for Your Next Logo Redesign [Infographic] appeared first on Design Roast.
  • 7 Alternatives to Twitter Bootstrap for Web Designers

    Adrienne
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Some developers like Twitter Bootstrap CSS because it allows for the publication of a new site or app in a relatively short period of time on a small budget. Thanks to a variety of templates, responsive design and compatibility, there are plenty who sing the praises of Twitter Bootstrap. But it’s not for everyone. Some ... The post 7 Alternatives to Twitter Bootstrap for Web Designers appeared first on Design Roast.
  • 5 Reasons to Forget Fiverr Logos

    Adrienne
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:35 am
    Need a logo for your company? Have five bucks? No problem, Fiverr has you covered! Can it really be that simple, though? With the going rate for professional logos varying anywhere from $250-$500, and major company rebranding costing as much as $10,000, a $5 logo seems a little too good to be true. And it ... The post 5 Reasons to Forget Fiverr Logos appeared first on Design Roast.
  • Interactive Pieces to Inspire Your Content in 2015

    Adrienne
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    According to CBS News, the average person is exposed to as many as 5,000 ads a day. That means that all day, every day, people are inundated with advertisement after advertisement, sometimes thinly veiled as content. It only makes sense that people start to tune out the marketing messages around them. How can you cut ... The post Interactive Pieces to Inspire Your Content in 2015 appeared first on Design Roast.
  • 12 Best Reasons to Redesign Your Site

    Adrienne
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    As I’ve said before, some people will find ridiculous reasons to redesign their websites, wasting both time and money. However, there are also very important reasons to consider redesigning your site. 1. Outdated Look Your website may have been a perfect fit for 2005, but technology changes fast. Many of the concepts that might have ... The post 12 Best Reasons to Redesign Your Site appeared first on Design Roast.
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    Inkbot Design

  • Top 10 Fashion Logos

    Stuart
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:22 am
    Successful logos tend to be the ones that are iconic, simple and classic - they can adapt to fit any trend while remaining faithful to their constructed design base. Ironically, some of the best fashion logo brands have retained their original logo over decades, showing the quality of the symbol. The post Top 10 Fashion Logos is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • Why Print Advertising Still has a Place in the Tech Era

    Stuart
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:49 am
    With the ability to increase brand awareness, generate leads, and increase profits, through additional sales obtained with online marketing, many have questioned whether print can withstand technology. The post Why Print Advertising Still has a Place in the Tech Era is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • McDonalds Secret Weapon

    Stuart
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:13 am
    What is McDonalds Secret Weapon that's key to their success as a Global Brand? The post McDonalds Secret Weapon is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • Michael Bierut

    Stuart
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:35 am
    Check out this short biography of famous Graphic Designer Michael Bierut of Pentagram NYC. Briefly Looking at Bierut's design work, quotes and books. The post Michael Bierut is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • Tips for Becoming a Successful Freelancer

    Stuart
    25 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    I think I’ve been freelancing for around 5 years […] The post Tips for Becoming a Successful Freelancer is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
 
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    Logo Geek

  • My Designer Confessions T-Shirts

    Ian Paget
    9 Jun 2015 | 2:54 pm
    If you’re a designer like me, you like t-shirts and probably have too many. It’s also quite likely you’ve had a stab at designing your own already, or have dreamed of doing so. If this is you, then you’re going to love the new website I’m going to talk about. It’s called Designer Confessions, a new project inspired by the recent Creative Market blog post confessions of a guilty designer. The website, launched as a side project by a small team of designers, is selling t-shirts with designers confessions beautifully crafted with typography… products for designers by…
  • A designers guide to creating logo files

    Ian Paget
    4 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    So you’ve designed a logo and your clients agreed the design too. Excellent! Now we save and send the file and we’re done? Not quite… If you want to do a professional job, there’s a little more work you need to do. The logo will be used in different situations. Be it large or small, black or white, print or web. Whatever the situation, as a professional designer you will want to do all you can to ensure it looks good in every one of them. You will need to send a number of different files, each intended for a different purpose, so it’s important to know what files you’re…
  • The discoveries from a logo treasure hunt

    Ian Paget
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Graphic design is a real passion for me, so every time I see some unique packaging, or a well designed logo I’m in awe. This is even more the case when it comes to vintage designs, which have a sense of quality to them that modern day designs lack, which I personally find very inspiring. After watching a video online by designer Aaron Draplin I was keen to start ‘junking’ and collecting old packaging and logos as a source of inspiration, rather than relying on online galleries which are full of mediocre design work. As a starting point I bought myself a copy of World of Logotypes…
  • A Gold Award in the International Visual Identity Awards

    Ian Paget
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    I’m really proud to have won my very first award for my logo design work… a gold award in the International Visual Identity Awards for the logo design created for wholesaler and Supply Chain, Bathily.   About the logo design that won the award Bathily is a family run wholesaler and supply chain based in West Africa. One of the primary goals for the family run business was to provide a cost effective service with the convenience of both day and night delivery. It was this that I wanted to incorporate into the brand identity for the young business. I explored a number of directions…
  • A logo treasure hunt: Who wants to join me?

    Ian Paget
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    I want to invite all my designer friends to join me on a treasure hunt to find vintage logo designs that have been long forgotten…   A love of vintage identity design I’ve been a fan of work from graphic design greats such as Paul Rand and Saul Bass for quite some time. Their work is clean, simple and effective… design work from a time when commercial design was at its youth. Today things are very different. We have better tools, better training, and to some extent anyone can be a designer… Online there are large volumes of logo design galleries, showcasing vast collections…
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    Design and Marketing Nottingham

  • Marketplace Websites vs Design Agencies

    Adam Godsall
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    Firstly, I think it’s going to be important (particularly for our legal team) that I point out, this is not an attack on Marketplace Sites – i.e PeoplePerHour, fiverr etc. What my main intention to do here is to clearly set out the six W’s of them – What, Why, When, Where, Who, Which…. Quite a few creatives will be wondering why on earth an agency would do a blog piece about marketplace service providers, considering that many look at them as direct competition. The truth of the matter is that they aren’t! As with all industries, there will always be someone out there who can do…
  • Why SEO is important… A Layman’s explanation.

    Ben Steward
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    Why SEO is important… A Layman’s explanation. Author: Ben Steward Position: Creative Director Firstly it has to be clear that I am in no way an Internet or web type person, nor have I any qualifications within the area of SEO. So you may ask yourself the question…What the hell is this guy doing writing a piece on a subject that he knows so little about? Well, the truth of the matter is that whilst I may not know in-depth how to SEO or scale up search marketing, I do completely understand the importance of it. It also helps that my business partner is somewhat of a genius when it comes…
  • Graphic design, is it under-appreciated?

    Ben Steward
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    Graphic Design: Under-Appreciated? I think so, do you? Right let’s start with a little background on the person writing this…me. I’ve been a graphic designer (professionally) for about the last 10 years +. But the truth of the matter is that I have been one for a lot longer than that. Like most graphic designers the profession came long after the love, ever since I was able to pick up a pencil – I’ve been sketching. And, as soon as I was able I would be playing on computers with drawing programs etc… then one day, purely by chance (I was only 12) I was informed about a…
  • How to speed up WordPress for better ranking

    Adam Godsall
    1 Jun 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Ok so we deal with WordPress websites all the time, and one of the most critical questions I get asked is, will the site load quickly? The truth is any website will load fast if it is set up right in the first place and maintained. So here is Depixion’s guide to speed up WordPress, but first let’s answer the question of why you should serve up a fast WordPress website. Why is a fast WordPress site necessary? Search engines such as Google (The Top Dog) rank sites for a multitude of reasons, and they take into consideration the load speed of a website. A fast website will gain more…
  • Why You need Print and Digital Advertising

    Adam Godsall
    25 May 2015 | 3:20 am
    Why You need Print and Digital Advertising. Both print and digital marketing are formidable forms of promoting your brand, product or services. We give you 3 key points of why it is important to utilise both in your day to day running of your business, and also some insight to a recent study in the USA that gives a great explanation of why it is so important and why it is important for any business in any country to take on board. Three reasons a combined method of marketing work. 1. More Marketing Platforms Equal More Conversions and Higher Sales Typically it can take 12 points of contact…
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  • Design Events July 2015

    Forty8Creates
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:25 am
      Design Events July 2015 There are lots of cool and interesting design events coming up in July so we […] The post Design Events July 2015 appeared first on Branding Agency, London.
  • How having a Content Strategy can accelerate your business growth.

    Forty8Creates
    13 Jun 2015 | 1:32 am
    How having a Content Strategy can accelerate your business growth.   Business Growth Business Growth is something all us entrepreneurs dream […] The post How having a Content Strategy can accelerate your business growth. appeared first on Branding Agency, London.
  • What Is Hosting?

    Forty8Creates
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    What is Hosting? Hosting is one of many words that come from a web designers mouth that may seem like […] The post What Is Hosting? appeared first on Branding Agency, London.
  • Lindsey Portas |Textile Pattern Designer |Interview

    Forty8Creates
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
     Artist of the Month | Lindsey Portas The lovely Lindsey Portas is our Artist of the Month for June! A […] The post Lindsey Portas |Textile Pattern Designer |Interview appeared first on Branding Agency, London.
  • What Is A Whitepaper?

    Forty8Creates
    24 May 2015 | 3:00 am
      Whitepaper is a bit of a buzzword at the moment – especially in the blogs that we’ve  been reading […] The post What Is A Whitepaper? appeared first on Branding Agency, London.
 
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    Online Free Tools

  • 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
  • 10 Powerful tools which will change the way you approach content creation

    Kamran Khan
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:24 am
    Content writers are in constant demand of tools, apps, and websites that would make their work easier. The needs of contemporary readers are not simple; writers have to find a way to preserve the attention with a great load of useful information in a relatively short text. Although content authors have to write new posts on a daily basis, they are not always writing about something new; they
  • RationalPlan: Collaborative Project Management Tools

    Kamran Khan
    4 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Rational Plan project management tools are one of the top tools for project team members and administrator (project manager), so dynamic with all the practical needs you can name. Today we're going to talk about all 4 products Rational plan offering on their website, all of the are related to project management with some difference. Rational plan Team collaborate with big companies like IBM,
  • Free Photoshop Online Photo Editing Tool

    Kamran Khan
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:37 am
    Using adobe Photoshop free online comes in handy when you're out of home and have't access to Adobe Photoshop desktop software, you might not installed it on your own PC or have some urgent work to be accomplished in timely manner. Our today post is a bit different from previous ones, if you are a power visitor of our site, you may know that usually we publish list of tools that are free to use.
  • Four free Microsoft Word alternatives you can use today

    Kamran Khan
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Many of us generally believe that the use of Microsoft Word has become such a routine that we are simply locked on to it. The software and brand have got such a perception, that it makes people think there is no replacement for it. As if there was no Microsoft Word, the things that are dependent on it would cease to exist. Such dependability is what makes the company continue to evolve and keep
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Making Video in Email Work with Animoto

    Phil Hollows
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Back in March, we extended our support for embedded video in email marketing by adding Animoto to our roster of supported video apps. FeedBlitz continues to be the leading email marketing service with the widest range of video support — all without the hassle and expense of a specialty dedicated video email service. What is Animoto? If you’re not familiar with Animoto, one way to think about is as that it’s a little like video powerpoint. On steroids. And in an Iron Man suit. Animoto takes static content (and video too), splices it all together and makes a dynamic,…
  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
 
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    iBrandStudio

  • The Complete Guide of Outsourcing Projects as A Logo Designer

    Eko S
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Outsourcing is something very common these days. It’s enough a flexible program and a good communication method as Skype to may remotely work without any problem. There are still unresolved issues, especially from moral and financial perspectives, but it’s clear that outsourcing has a bright future.
  • Freebie: 36 Banking Icons from Vecteezy

    Eko S
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    A set of free 36 Banking icons designed by Vecteezy.com is ready for your banking related projects. Come in three formats: AI, EPS and PSD file. DOWNLOAD NOW!
  • Freebie: Calendar Wallpaper of July 2015

    Yahya
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Hi, here iBrandStudio’s monthly free calendar wallpaper is ready for you! The calendar is come with Desktop and iPhone wallpaper, also both versions with a calendar and without calendar can be downloaded for free. It’s time to freshen up your wallpaper! The Design Process The Wallpaper Details The Calendar Sizes: 1024×640, 1024×768, 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1366×768, [...]
  • How To Create a Professional Design Studio Logo in Adobe Illustrator

    Yahya
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:33 am
    In this tutorial we’re going to create a professional logo with stylish retro badge/emblem for the totally fictional Design Labs Studio in Adobe illustrator, which can be used by design agency, freelancer or elsewhere. We’ll use a simple circle shape and a lab symbol from Font Awesome. Let’s get started!` Step 1 First, create a [...]
  • Top 30 Logo Designs of May 2015

    Eko S
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:30 pm
    It feels like a few days ago we were posting the monthly choice of best logos. Time flew and we hardly noticed. It’s impossible to see time, but we can see its products. Everything we see around us has time carved in it. We emphasized in our previous posts the importance of time and we [...]
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    ZD Blog

  • What Experts Are Saying About Brand Experience Design

    Janil Jean
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:13 am
    A cup of Joe, the rich aroma of freshly ground coffee beans, my favorite corner table, and several newspapers and magazines to pick from kick starts me into a working mode. It is now part of my routine to embark on daily quests and chores, AFTER a brief stop at my local Starbucks – despite their average quality coffee. So, why the pilgrimage, you ask? What does Starbucks has to offer that keeps me (and a million others) going back to it? To me, it gives an excellent brand experience. The company consistently provides its customers with the same quality coffee in their iconic ‘Siren’…
  • Design and Animation in Modern Games

    Uzair Mirza
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Video games are now competitively played around the globe. Professional video gaming is a growing industry that will soon be generating billions of dollars in revenue. Gamers are already earning huge amounts through sponsorships, ad revenues, and prizes. The industry that gave us gamification is now, more than ever, using the same concepts for game design and development, outside the context of game-play. Developers and publishers are pushing themselves for better video games. Yet, players demand improved and higher version of each game they play. With the modern competition added into the…
  • 15 Gamification Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2015

    Janil Jean
    26 May 2015 | 2:42 am
    Gamification is the next big industry – and no, it is not just another buzzword on the internet. The Gamification revolution is already well under way, and it is set to take the world by storm in the coming years. Quite simply, the use of game elements to promote desired behavior among employees and consumers is an opportunity no organization can afford to miss. Expected to grow past $2 billion in the U.S. alone in 2015, the Global Gamification Market is predicted to reach $5.5 billion by 2018. It will permeate the government, education, healthcare, retail, and even the much talked…
  • 7 Disruptive Website Design Technologies

    Raquel Addams
    14 Apr 2015 | 3:54 am
    In a trend akin to a nuclear explosion’s mushroom cloud which envelopes the globe, the use of mobile, hand-held devices has permeated the planet seemingly overnight, as an ever growing majority of people use smart phones and tables to browse the internet. Website designers and developers have subsequently been left scrambling in an attempt to optimize their websites for compatibility with the various gadgets and their differing screen sizes. Enter responsive web design, a technique which allows developers to render their websites’ content so it is displayed and performs uniformly and…
  • 12 Dream Destinations for Graphics Designers

    Raquel Addams
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    Life, for a designer, can often become rather hectic, with a rush of projects and oncoming deadlines leaving them gasping for breath. Every design they complete, each new project they undertake, and all the deadlines they miss or meet, make it ever more necessary to take a break, leave it all behind for a while, and simply recharge. Also explore: 25 Productivity Tools for Designers For creativity and innovation to flow, it is essential they be given the room to grow, and that just will not happen if you are cooped up with work month after month, stressing over the next design to finish. Image…
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    Design Crawl

  • Am I Wrong For Hating The New Facebook Logo?

    James George
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    The New Facebook Logo Vs. The Old One I found out late last week that Facebook was updating their logo with a more “friendly” version, which immediately made me gasp. There are few brands as iconic as Facebook, so I immediately thought ” Well, this had better be amazing, or this must be some kind of joke.” Well, it isn’t April, so I don’t have to worry about April Fools Day, so my curiosity was piqued. I had to see the new Facebook logo. So I took a good, long look at the new logo. My immediate thought was “generic”. I’d love to have a…
  • Fresh Type Inspiration Examples You’ll Love

    James George
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Type Inspiration It’s been a while since I put together a collection of type inspiration, and this collection will blow your mind. These examples transcend simple kerning and leading. They venture into areas where some designers dare dream of. Handcrafted Amazement (Tom Boy) by Spider Money Spider money definitely has his craft nailed down. Every line is clean and crisp, and you can easily read every letter. I can’t believe this is done with markers. Superman Typography Who doesn’t love superman? Not only can your read each poster created this way, they’ve created a…
  • Free Candy Icons in PNG & SVG Format

    James George
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    Free Candy Icons You know how I love to promote and share freebies here on Design Crawl. This week is no different, with an exclusive free set of candy icons from Freepik. They have put these together in PNG and SVG formats for your convenience. So, if you have a sweet tooth, then you’ll love these free candy icons for your print and web projects. You can see a preview below. You can easily drop the PNG icons into your web projects, so you can get straight to work with no fuss. However, if you need to edit them, then you’ll want to bring the SVG version of the icon into a program…
  • Why Hierarchy is Important to Design

    James George
    14 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hierarchy Is Control When you look at any form of art, whether it is a traditional artist’s work, or it’s a professional design, it has a path that you naturally follow as you look over it. How does your eye know where to go next? It really doesn’t. It’s manipulated into looking at certain elements in a certain order, due to it’s appearance. This whole process is called visual hierarchy. There are several factors that go into hierarchy. These factors can be combined with one another to add a lot of variety to your visual hierarchy. Lets take a look at ways to…
  • 9 Awesome Free Vector Coffee Badges

    James George
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    Vector Coffee Badges I’m always excited to share new freebies with others, and this week I have a good one. Provided exclusively by Vector Portal, these free vector Coffee Badges are free to download and use in your projects. There are 9 in total, and they look great. You could modify these for just about anything, they aren’t useful just for coffee related projects. Easily adaptable, they’ll add a touch of quality and craftsmanship to any design. Take a look at the preview of these vector coffee badges, shown below. These vector coffee badges are available in .ai and .eps…
 
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    Creative Drum

  • Luxury Log Cabin Designs Providing the Perfect Escape from the City

    Tom McCallum
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:10 am
    Everyone needs to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life sometimes and most people have no trouble picturing their ideal getaway: a cabin in the forest with a roaring fire, surrounded by rolling mountains, blue skies, great lakes, and interesting wildlife. For most people, however, the ideal retreat remains a picture in their minds, but for architects and designers with an aptitude for CAD, those wishful ideas can become a reality. These incredible concept designs for luxury cabins were dreamt up by three designers with a vision of creating the perfect peaceful retreat. With a…
  • The Top 20 Most Creative Public Sculptures in the World

    Tom McCallum
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    Love them or loathe them, public sculptures are a key feature of most modern cities. Whether it’s to commemorate a historic event, add some aesthetic merit to a public square, or make an open space more appealing, successful public sculptures play a significant role in injecting a bit of character into their surroundings. Their importance means that getting them right is a daunting task for any artist involved in their creation. The 20 bizarre sculptures from cities around the world listed below are all examples of when sculptors and artists, in the construction of their own…
  • What Jobs Can You Do With a Fine Art Degree?

    Tom McCallum
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    From Michaelangelo to Banksy, artists have always played an important part in society. The work of a talented artist can influence decisions, change the way society views itself, and provide a much-loved source of entertainment. It’s no wonder that so many people choose to study art with the hope of finding success in such an admirable profession. Sadly, however, making the breakthrough to actually becoming a professional artist is not an easy thing to do. As a fine art graduate you might well start to think that a relevant job lies just beyond your reach. Image from gnux…
  • Follow your dreams: Interview with fine artist Pauline McGee

    Boyana Atanasova
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    When we first saw Pauline McGee’s artworks, we thought she would have an interesting story to share with us and we were not wrong! Pauline has welcomed us in her very own studio and told us more about her fine art career – starting from her years at Art School and continuing to the present day when she has developed and embraced her own creative style. Here is what she shared with us… 1. Tell us more about yourself – where were you born, where do you live now, and what is your educational background? I was born in Greenock, Scotland and grew up in a big family of four…
  • 10 UK Interior Designers You Should be Following on Twitter

    Tom McCallum
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    Twitter is a fantastic resource for interior designers of all abilities, but sadly it is largely undervalued and underused. By following the right people you can gain instant access to a non-stop stream of valuable inspiration, tips, and suggestions from some of the best in the business, helping keep you up-to-date with industry news and advance your knowledge and skills. But who are the right people to follow? The list below features some top UK interior designers who frequently take to Twitter to offer their own advice to up-and-coming designers. 1. Kelly Hoppen @IMKellyHoppen Kelly…
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    All We Design

  • Zipcy Illustration Portfolio

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Check out this collection of illustrations by the talented Zipcy . The post Zipcy Illustration Portfolio appeared first on All We Design.
  • Costume Design by Anton Photon

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Check out these beautiful costume designs by Anton Photon. The post Costume Design by Anton Photon appeared first on All We Design.
  • Hidraulik Company Branding

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    Hidraulik Barcelona Modernist Rugs Project of company branding, packaging, product design and web design for Hidraulik Modernist Rugs. Hidraulik is a new brand that reinterprets the modernist floors and turns them into design rugs. Based on the hydraulic tiles as a key element, we designed a flexible and neutral identity that could coexist with very colorful designs, with its own universe and personality. Once we finished the phase of naming and identity, we proposed the client to design a collection of contemporary carpets, The Modern Series, which were a step further on the…
  • Way To Home Illustrations

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Check out these illustrations by the very talented xiong yan. I love this style of minimal design, using a limited colour palette. The post Way To Home Illustrations appeared first on All We Design.
  • Julien Mier & Magical Mistakes – Divide, Multiply – Music Video

    admin
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Check out this music video for Julien Mier & Magical Mistakes’ ­” Divide, Multiply”, directed by Keita Onishi vimeo.com/user10555000 onishikeita.com Julien Mier soundcloud.com/julien-mier Magical Mistakes soundcloud.com/erikluebs “Divide,Multiply” is included in compilation “YEAR FOUR” by King Deluxe kingdeluxe.ca/year­four The post Julien Mier & Magical Mistakes – Divide, Multiply – Music Video appeared first on All We Design.
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    Wallpapers Byte

  • HD Background Ace Combat Infinity Pilot Helmet Wallpaper

    WallpapersByte
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    HD Background Ace Combat Infinity Pilot Helmet Wallpaper Death Logo Aviation 4:3 – 1600×1200 1280×960 1024×768 5:4 – 1280×1024 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2160 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,…
  • HD Background World Of Tanks Wargaming Wallpaper

    WallpapersByte
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    HD Background World Of Tanks Wargaming Wallpaper Net Object Tank 4:3 – 1600×1200 1280×960 1024×768 5:4 – 1280×1024 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2160 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,…
  • HD Background Halo 5 Guardians Master Chief John Game Wallpaper

    WallpapersByte
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    HD Background Halo 5 Guardians Master Chief John Game Wallpaper Desert 4:3 – 1600×1200 1280×960 1024×768 5:4 – 1280×1024 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2160 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,…
  • HD Background Little Big Planet Assassins Creed Sackboy Character Wallpaper

    WallpapersByte
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    HD Background Little Big Planet Assassins Creed Sackboy Character Wallpaper 4:3 – 1600×1200 1280×960 1024×768 5:4 – 1280×1024 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2160 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,…
  • HD Background Assassins Creed Syndicate Knife Sword Wallpaper

    WallpapersByte
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    HD Background Assassins Creed Syndicate Knife Sword Wallpaper Hand Blade Stick game 4:3 – 1600×1200 1280×960 1024×768 5:4 – 1280×1024 4K Ultra HD – 3840×2160 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…
 
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    Graphic Tunnel

  • 12 Biggest Freelance Design Mistakes

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    In this world, no one is perfect. Each and every one is different in respect to their skills. And so we all make mistakes. It’s a part of life. Life is not possible without making mistakes. Mistakes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • WP Time To Read WordPres Plugin Review

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:06 am
    There are many WordPress plugins to perform different things. But using all plugins is not recommended by professionals. Sometimes we see a new plugin, get fascinated by it and finally install it on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 100 Best Typography Tools and Resources

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    Typography is the most essential element of design.Click To Tweet And every time there is something new to learn in typography. So it is very important for a designer to stay updated and learn new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 10 Facebook Groups for Graphic Designers

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:21 am
    Facebook groups are a great way to connect to people, learn and share knowledge to your community. But finding ideal groups in your niche which are ready to share knowledge and help others’ are not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beginners Guide to Creating and Publishing Infographics

    Ahfaz Ahmed
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Have you ever wondered what infographics are? You may have heard of the word “Infographic” or you may even know what it is, but do you know how to create one. Well if you don’t know anything about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 16 Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

    XDesigns Team
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:14 pm
    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and Adobe Illustrator are some of the most well-known branded vector and image editors for computers running Windows, but it is a premium & very expensive graphic editor software. The good news is, there are a great number of available open source and light vector editor that you can use for free. Related Freebies: 50+ Free Icon Sets for Application Development Vector graphics software is used for producing and modifying vector graphics. It’s often compared with bitmap image editors, and their functionalities match up with each other. You need to use Draw…
  • 52 Inspiring Negative Space Logo Design Ideas

    XDesigns Team
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Are you advised that one of the better and most effective techniques to make a company logo look a simple exclusive, memorable and on the other hand transmit the fundamental concept of the business is through negative space logo design :). Negative space may be used in a way that is brilliant design, unusual and amusing results, where designers utilize the different color selection in a visual to produce a dual vision and description of things. The trend that is up-to-date into the logo design markets may be the usage of negative space in logos. If some inspiration is needed by you, here we…
  • 20 Best Gaming WordPress Themes

    XDesigns Team
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:28 pm
    If you are a game blog writer on the profession you will need an internet site to display your things. Whether you are really looking for website template layout to develop an online video gaming webpage where you express and write about most recent news reports, product reviews, updates, and important game information, the next WordPress themes are ideal for exactly that. A WordPress Gaming stylistic web design should provide completely command to a website owner, permit you tweaking and customizing any function associated with the theme looks and feels. You can compose review articles for…
  • 20 Nice Pricing Plan Comparison Table Design

    XDesigns Team
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Did you know that one of the most crucial internet pages for a business websites design is the pricing table plan section. A pricing table is a really challenge to develop, since it needs to look both straightforward as well as profitable to show off important information about various costs comparison for its services and products. See Also: Pricing Table WordPress Plugin In the situation that you already looked at your specific checklist to amaze the site readers then proceed to begin creating an excellent design and style just like the provided pricing tables from big internet sites.
  • 50 Fresh Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

    XDesigns Team
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Adobe photoshop and Illustrator is the business-standard for graphics software, considered the most utilized and frequent applications that graphic creative designers have actually done but also for dozens of newbies and learners, learning the tools, having the demand on making figures, things, and elements etc. Fortunately there are a lot collection of photoshop designer experts that enabling new users to understand the initial processes and gain a know-how for the tools and major skills. Right here, we gather 50 fresh adobe illustrator tutorials, guidelines and techniques that will help…
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