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  • What You Should Tweak in Your WordPress Theme Options Page (But Forgot)

    Taimur Asghar
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every website or blog needs some modification in its theme. Only then can you make your blog to stand out from the crowd and bring traffic to it. WordPress theme options page is a custom admin page that allow users to change theme settings without modifying the theme files. These theme option pages can be simple or have lots of customization split into either tabs or multiple pages. Theme options are good for majority of the users; however, these options do have a tendency to confuse things on the development side. So if you are a WordPress site developer, here are some of the options that…
  • Paper sculptures that disappear

    Design daily news
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Paper sculptures created by Korean artist Yoon Ho Shin . From most angles, you see a quite regular sculpture, but if you move around and go in front or in the back of the sculpture, it becomes like transparent and you can see through it. The artist works with layers of paper that are cutted […] The post Paper sculptures that disappear appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Adorn your designs from the splendid Adorn, borders, banners and catchwords collection!

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    Fred Showker
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ladies and gentlemen, meet graphic designer and font virtuoso, Ms. Laura Worthington. We ran across Laura two years ago during the Fall Fonts Festival, and I earmarked her for a future piece. Well, during prep for December, I peeked in on her and WOW -- discovered "Adorn." Wow! This is not just a font, it's a period design genre! read more
  • 10 gorgeous wedding invitation designs

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    Sabina Hona
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Invitation card is one of the special parts of the wedding which is chosen very carefully. If you want to make your wedding beautiful and memorable with pretty cool invitation designs then here we have the collection of gorgeous wedding invitation designs. Have a look! 1. K+L Wedding Invitations This beautiful letterpress invitation is for […] The post 10 gorgeous wedding invitation designs appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 7 best and worst logo redesigns that made news in 2014

    DesignFloat | Published News | Graphic Design
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    2014 saw many exciting logos and many of them were an improvement over past logos. But not all of them were redesigned well, while many others were impressive. Here is a list of some of the best and worst logo that made news for their redesigns.
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  • Photoshop Madness : in the holiday spirit from dimwits to families to snow globes and others

    Fred Showker
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Duh! The holiday push started before Columbus Day this year, I feel like I'm already pooped out. But Photoshop Madness relentlessly marches toward the end of the year and all we can do is hang on for life! Of course, this issue finds the dregs along with some really welcome talent. Not everyone is a PSD knock-off site -- we've found a couple that are worthy! Pig out over the next four pages with : 10 Steps To Create A Personalized Snow GlobeMotion Blur Effects in Adobe Photoshop CC14Five photos come together to make oneOoooops... tutorials not…
  • Adorn your designs from the splendid Adorn, borders, banners and catchwords collection!

    Fred Showker
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ladies and gentlemen, meet graphic designer and font virtuoso, Ms. Laura Worthington. We ran across Laura two years ago during the Fall Fonts Festival, and I earmarked her for a future piece. Well, during prep for December, I peeked in on her and WOW -- discovered "Adorn." Wow! This is not just a font, it's a period design genre! read more
  • Publishing Update 1412 : Publishing, content, print, and DTP

    Fred Showker
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    As you get ready for 2015, some things you may want focus on is developing your publishing strategy to run with the winners! We've come a long way and publishing today takes some careful construction and on-time delivery. C'mon and follow along as we follow publishing channels [] The 10% digital-to-print rule: what success with digital magazines looks like [] Google Loves Print: Guidelines Tell Us So [] The future of digital publishing: Going back to hieroglyphics [] Print gets their attention; digital brings it to life [] From BBC to BuzzFeed: Lessons in mobile publishing [] The 100-to-1…
  • Web Design: Community Trolls, Net Neutrality, Content, Listserv, positioning and more!

    Fred Showker
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:10 am
    This closes out our year of web design tips, resources, leads and references. It's been a huge year and 2015 promises to be even bigger in terms of change. Get ready for a lot of disappointments and changes that may not be to your liking! [] How to Construct a Content Machine (Even If You're Not a Natural-Born Writer)[] Is Minimalist Web Design Poised to Rule the Online Future?[] Community Trolls: Types, Motivations, and Solutions[] The importance of app verticals for media companies[] Transition Tips from Listserv to Online Community[] How Consumers Feel About Sponsored Content[] How to…
  • Marketing Update : high traffic, authorship and the dark side of marketing

    Fred Showker
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Okay, you've made it through another year of marketing, and the high-traffic marketing season is just about over. If you've missed your mark, there's no use on trying to regain lost action -- just get started on the next season!How much of your marketing strategy do you dedicate to content amplification?Content’s Growing Role In The Integrated Marketing Communications PlanThree Good Reasons Why Google Authorship Still MattersThe Dark Side of Content Marketing [Infographic]Lon Safko asks : Is Your Email List Dirty? ... and more read more
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  • 10 gorgeous wedding invitation designs

    Sabina Hona
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Invitation card is one of the special parts of the wedding which is chosen very carefully. If you want to make your wedding beautiful and memorable with pretty cool invitation designs then here we have the collection of gorgeous wedding invitation designs. Have a look! 1. K+L Wedding Invitations This beautiful letterpress invitation is for […] The post 10 gorgeous wedding invitation designs appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • Paper sculptures that disappear

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Paper sculptures created by Korean artist Yoon Ho Shin . From most angles, you see a quite regular sculpture, but if you move around and go in front or in the back of the sculpture, it becomes like transparent and you can see through it. The artist works with layers of paper that are cutted […] The post Paper sculptures that disappear appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • 10 cool and creative advertisement examples

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    Advertising and design agency can often express their creativity at their best in advertising. In this post you’ll find some awesome examples of amazing advertisements. 1. The French Open A subtle and visually appealing way to advertise for a tennis tournament. Via Brilliant Ads on Twitter. 2. Lego Van Gogh Lego is famous for its […] The post 10 cool and creative advertisement examples appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • An evolving pregnancy book

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Awesome concept for a book that goes through 40 weeks of pregnancy with expectant mothers. This was designed by Tomoko Takeda to promote the pharma company’s Bell-Net Obstetrics product. The post An evolving pregnancy book appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
  • NEXA RUST – Super Mega Pack of 83 fonts for only $47

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Part of the popular Nexa font family, Nexa Rust is an incredible typeface. With its 5 sub-families and 83 fonts, it can be used for almost any case of rusty and vintage design: logo design, titles, packaging,… If you purchase the entire font family, you’ll get some rusty slab-serif, sans-serif, brush script, and many cool […] The post NEXA RUST – Super Mega Pack of 83 fonts for only $47 appeared first on Design daily news. Download the free transport icons package now!
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  • Graphic design students present Facade exhibit - The Buchtelite

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:26 pm
    The BuchteliteGraphic design students present Facade exhibitThe BuchteliteThe Myers School of Art had its Advanced Graphic Design students present their video works in the Projects Gallery located in Folk Hall as a part of the Facade exhibit. The Facade exhibit allowed students to try and showcase what might be hiding behind
  • Graphic Design - Huntington University

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Graphic DesignHuntington UniversityThe Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design program combines a fine arts foundation with a special emphasis in graphic design. As a graphic design major, students will develop knowledge, skills, and experience that prepare them to work in a wide variety
  • Graphic Design Students Create Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian ... - Webster Today (blog)

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Webster Today (blog)Graphic Design Students Create Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Webster Today (blog)Graphic design students in the “Design for Good” (DESN 4200) course taught by Noriko Yuasa recently teamed with Webster's Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies to create a new five-page program brochure. The project allowed the students ...
  • CCM Graphic Design Students Win Best Presentation at the New Jersey Design ... - Parsippany Focus

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    Parsippany FocusCCM Graphic Design Students Win Best Presentation at the New Jersey Design Parsippany FocusRANDOLPH — Five County College of Morris (CCM) graphic design students – Paul Sanford, Parsippany; Jacobo Aristizabal, Columbia; Steven Greene, Dover; Christopher Hamfeldt, Wharton; and Darius Osorio, Budd Lake; recently won “Best Presentation” ...
  • Graphic design professor brings book art minor to JMU - The Breeze

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:21 pm
    The BreezeGraphic design professor brings book art minor to JMUThe BreezeJMU graphic design professor Dawn McCusker uses a hand-operated printing press in her backyard studio. Soon she will be able to do her work in the new Madison Book Lab on campus, which is being opened as a result of JMU's new book art minor.
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  • What They Expect When They're Expecting

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    The Lovie Awards, in partnership with Google, has released What They Expect When They're Expecting: Understanding the Sky­High Demands of the World's Most Entitled Consumer - a new whitepaper with in-depth case studies from Lovie Award Winners.
  • Ware Malcomb Completes New Medical Office Complex in Santa Rosa

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    Ware Malcomb has announced that construction is complete on the Sutter Health Medical Office Building located at Mark West Springs Road and U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Rosa, California.
  • Saul Steinberg Drawings: Architecture Public Space

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Saul Steinberg Drawings: Architecture Public Space, on view at the Center for Architecture from November 10 through January 3, will shine a light on architectural and public space themes in the artist's work, will also celebrate the centennial of Steinberg's birth.
  • Bentley Unveils Grand Convertible

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Bentley has unveiled Grand Convertible, the most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley, at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.
  • BIC Universal Typeface

    Levent Ozler
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    BIC Universal, the world's first crowd-sourced typeface, is now available for download.
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  • Top Names Headline HOW Design Live

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    When they're planning HOW Design Live , the programming team riffs on this classic cocktail-party question by asking, If we could invite anyone to speak at HOW Design Live, who would they be? The HOW team assembles a "dream list" of keynote presenters and keeps fingers crossed that they're able to accept the invitation. Allow us to brag a bit and share some info on these supersmart people from design and beyond who will be joining us in Chicago next May: Michael Bierut - You know him as a partner in Pentagram 's New York office and a co-founder of
  • 'The Pages Project' brings the beauty of physical books online

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    Ask any bibliophile and he or she will tell you: there is something magical about physical books . Crisp pages.
  • AC/DC take stock, then rock on

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    RYAN Ginns, a laid-back graphic designer from Sydney has won the hearts of the nation and taken out this year's Big Brother competition. SPOILER ALERT: Molly Meldrum has shunned his big moment weeping on stage as he prayed for the recovery of cricketer Phil Hughes.
  • School's Art Mark gold award

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    John Anyon 25/11/14 4814763601 Blackminster Middle School has received an Arts Mark Gold Award and to mark the occasion plus the 75th anniversary of the founding of the school, pupils have made a tecnicolour quilt, pictured with it are mem A SCHOOL'S double celebration has resulted in the creation of a piece of artwork that will grace the walls for many years. Blackminster Middle School has maintained it's gold status Artsmark for another three years, the only middle school in the Evesham pyramid to do so, with pupils excelling in music, art, graphic design, drama and dance.
  • Five graduating APSU students to exhibit artwork for Design Show

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery will present a group exhibition of new works featuring the graduating seniors focused in graphic design. "Faction" will run from December 1, 2014 - December 4, with closing reception First Thursday, December 4, from 5-8 p.m. Five designers will be represented in the show: Jana Gilbert, Brittanie Jackson, Alysha Jones, Allison Locher, and Brooke McKee.
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  • The Moleskine Smart Notebook

    Gian Bautista
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    The innovation that instantly transforms hand-drawn sketches on paper into workable vector images. This Creative Cloud-connected Moleskine smart notebook simplifies the creative process of working from traditional to digital media. A collaboration between Adobe and Moleskine, this new development offers users a smart notebook for sketching and a mobile companion app to sync your files to the Creative Cloud — this allows you to refine the images in Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC, bridging the gap between the analog and digital world. It is powered by the new Adobe Creative SDK…
  • Great Resume Designs that Catch Attention and Got People Hired

    Gian Bautista
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    [This post was originally published on June 21, 2011] The resume is a bird’s-eye view of our qualifications and character. In an open job position where there are multiple applicants, a greatly designed resume is a way to get noticed and be called for an interview. If you are someone who is aiming for a position in the creative industry, then it is vital that you create a resume that is extraordinary, concise, and as genuine as possible. Featured below are some creative resume designs crafted by different designers. They say first impressions last, so make yours count. We’re…
  • The Festive Art of ‘The Book of Life’

    Gian Bautista
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    New York-based hand-lettering genius Jon Contino created the radiant folk-art design for the animated film featuring the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’. Under the supervision of art director Neri Rivas, production studio 20th Century Fox collaborated with the creatives at Jon Contino Studio to develop the overall branding, illustration, lettering, typeface, and marketing materials design for The Book of Life. The 2014 American 3D computer-animated film tells a story that is set in a supernatural world during the Día de Muertos, or the Mexican Day of the Dead. Everything in the…
  • 10 Great Places to Find Graphic Design Jobs

    Gian Bautista
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    [This post was originally published on April 21, 2008] Are you a graphic designer and you’re currently in an adventure of exploring for the ideal job that will kickoff your creative career? Then, you have landed on the perfect place. Listed below are 10 great platforms where you may find your first or next graphic design job. These websites are also quite helpful for creatives from another field in the industry such as web design, animation, and illustration. 1. Coroflot In this platform, you may view and search over 2,000 creative company profiles. Job listings are filtered by…
  • 19 Free Blank T Shirt Template Designs

    Patrick Ellasos
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many graphic designers dabble in t-shirt and fashion design. The t shirt design community presents various opportunities for designers. You can work full time as a designer, create freelance t shirt designs, submit your tee designs to various t shirt contest sites out there to win cool prizes and lots of money, or even start your own clothing line if you have a bunch of cool designs! That is why t-shirt mock-up design templates are emerging as one of the most sought after mock-up files on the internet. Because these templates will not only  allow you to preview how your design would look…
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  • Let Your Work Flow With Flow!

    Mike Rankin
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    Authors: Ilene StrizverBody: Computers and software have come a long way in terms of making features and functions user-friendly using the keyboard and mouse. But there are still actions that are time-consuming and awkward, requiring several steps to accomplish the desired result. Flow is the answer! Flow is a very cool tool in development that can shorten and simplify many of these multi-step tasks with fast, easy-to use shortcuts. This elegant, puck-like device is a completely programmable wireless tool that uses hand gestures, sensitive touch, as well as haptic technology (touch…
  • Creating a Retro Comic Book Effect in Photoshop

    Mike Rankin
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Ben RichardsonBody: This tutorial will teach you how to turn any photo into a comic book style image very easily. You can use these skills to add some extra character to your photo albums, or to turn a sequence of photos into a comic book with little effort. The process is quite simple and fun, and even Photoshop beginners will have some lovely results to show at the end of this tutorial. Start by opening the photo in Photoshop. Add a new Levels Adjustments Layer on top of your photo by going to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels, and make the contrast of your…
  • Frequency Separation Retouching in Photoshop

    Mike Rankin
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Body: “Dammit, Jim, I’m a designer, not a rocket scientist!” I hear you cry. Well, before you browse away in search of something less scary, this isn’t hard. In fact, it will make your retouching life a lot easier. The best thing is, it uses features that have been in Photoshop for years. First things first: what the heck are we talking about? Frequency is Image-Geek for the levels of detail in an image. High Frequency information is the fine detail (think grass, hair, grains of sand, stone textures). Low Frequency information is the broad sweep of color and tone (think sky, soft…
  • How I Work As A Digital Artist: Computer Hardware Part 1 - The Basic Setup

    Mike Rankin
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: George CoghillBody:  To some degree, all artists are digital artists these days. It’s not so much whether or not you actually create the art on the computer — eventually, it needs to get there.  Particularly for those who aren’t creating digitally, purchasing a computer can be a confusing task. With this installment in the monthly “How I Work As A Digital Artist” series, the focus will be on the computer. Not only is it the most fitting place to start, it also sets the foundation for everything to follow. While this series is entitled “How I Work”, I am going…
  • How to Create Kaleidoscopic Patterns in Photoshop

    Ben Richardson
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Authors: Ben RichardsonBody: If you’ve been using Photoshop for a while, you’ve probably realised by now you can create just about anything in it, from photo-montages to digital paintings. This tutorial will teach you a very simple technique for creating extraordinary kaleidoscopic patterns from scratch. That’s right, even someone using Photoshop for the first time can do it, and you won’t need anything apart from the software itself and your imagination. Start by opening a new file as per usual. Set the size and the resolution of the canvas according to your intended use…
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  • PhotoSpinGiveawayWin Annual Subscription of High Quality Stock Photos

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:53 pm
    PhotoSpin is a one stop for Stock Photos that you can use for various purposes. Here you get millions of royalty free stock photos, illustrations and much more. Of-course, all this asks you to shell out some money. Some might find its subscription wearing a hefty price tag while others will find it worth trying.
  • 9 Tools to Find Awesome Font Combinations

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Today, we planned to compile the list of tools that help in finding superb font combinations. This got to be one of the most useful compilations which will help our designer friends get the awesome results in bare minimum time and as easily as one could imagine. Hit a jump to check out the best font combination tools and create an awesome experience for your readers.
  • 4 Ways to Improve Your Design Skills Without Your Computer

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    Many important resources are scattered in the world that exists outside of our computer screens and designers need to explore them to improve their design skills.
  • 7 best and worst logo redesigns that made news in 2014

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    2014 saw many exciting logos and many of them were an improvement over past logos. But not all of them were redesigned well, while many others were impressive. Here is a list of some of the best and worst logo that made news for their redesigns.
  • 5 Tips to Design Mobile Website For Great User Experience

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:59 am
    A responsive design is the one that is suitable to both the desktop computer and mobile phones. Due to which the design responding well to the smaller screens, there is no need to have two versions of the same website.
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    Next Big Design

  • It’s Time to Evaluate Your Client & Agency Relationships

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    Even the best client & agency relationships need to be evaluated... Let’s get down to the facts: Fact: 88% of clients claim to speak their mind freely to their agency while 36% of agency partners would agree Fact: 90% of agencies say they truly understand their clients business but only 65% of the other halves agree As you can see, there is a big disconnect here and it leads you to wonder
  • Did You See That “Snap”? How social media is becoming more focused on visuals

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    How many Snapchats have you sent within the last hour? When was the last time you chatted on the phone or saw the recipient in person? Snapchat is quickly becoming the new means for communication as the enticing image based, concise text focused, app allows users to conveniently keep in touch. While traditional advertising via TV, billboard, and radio are ongoing, advertising through a platform
  • Save the Date: Agency Client Summit Brought to You By FUSE

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    The producers of FUSE are excited to debut the inaugural Agency Client summit.  Produced in partnership with A Better View Consulting, this entirely collaborative experience is designed to inspire a new model of partner collaboration. By harnessing candid input at the intersection of client struggles and agency frustrations, this groundbreaking new event will be the catalyst for more productive,
  • Who knows you better than yourself? Amazon and Nike to name a few

    1 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Open up Amazon. Immediately suggested items pop up based on your profile and past purchases. Open up any website. Ads pop up based on your previous Internet searches. Open up an item purchase page, and suggested complementary items are found just below. Years ago, I thought customizing your Nike’s was outlandish, but now, it seems the Internet is being customized for me. It it amazing how
  • Learn to Successfully Implement Trends at FT’14

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Challenge the status quo and ensure your commercial success at The Foresight and Trends conference. The FT'14 experience is designed to create a clear link between foresight & action. The program incorporates a variety of learning styles that will allow you to maximize your investment. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]--> Foresight & Trends 2014 November 11-13 SLS Hotel Los
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  • The Disease of Being Busy

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    Oh how disease + being busy resonates with me. Every technology or product that pitches “do ______ in less time” inevitably creates more busyness than it eliminates. Clearly the industry of efficiency is not calmness, but industriousness. ¹ I wrote in my journal this morning. Wrote. With a pen and paper. It took me 30 minutes to write what would have taken 10 minutes or less to type.² I am okay with this. Omid Safi has eloquently penned yearnings that I wish were my own and that I intend to make my own if I have any hope of favoring quality of life over quantity: When I ask,…
  • “The first pass should be ugly, the ugliest.”

    3 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Craig Mod, who convincingly argues that app development (and their success) is often completely senseless, drops this astounding wisdom on readers about halfway through the article: The first pass should be ugly, the ugliest. Any brain cycle spent on pretty is self deception. If pretty is the point then please stop. Do not, I repeat, do not spent three months on the radial menu, impressive as it may be. It will not save your company. There is a time for that. That time is not now. Instead, make grand gestures. General gestures. Most importantly, enumerate the unknowns. Make a list. Making…
  • “Still curious, still generous, still excited about design.”

    27 May 2014 | 8:17 am
    Today the world lost one of the most influential designers of our time, Massimo Vignelli. Michael Bierut, who knew him well, offers a fitting tribute: Massimo died this morning at the age of 83. Up until the end — I saw him on Thursday — he was still curious, still generous, still excited about design. He leaves his wife, Lella; his children, Luca and Valentina; and generations of designers who, like me, are still learning from his example. Thank you, Michael. Grazie mille, Massimo.
  • Brooklyn Bridge: $15 off, a microsite, and a Kickstarter analysis

    14 May 2014 | 6:31 am
    Today’s a big day. The Brooklyn Bridge letterpress poster is now (officially) available to the public, and on sale to boot. Additionally, a few supporting resources have been published. Summer Sale: $15 off → Selected items, including the Brooklyn Bridge poster, are now $15 off. New items include a behind-the-scenes booklet and 9”x12” prints. → Microsite summarizing the project. All HTML/CSS by the incomparable Adam Spooner. The Economics of a Kickstarter Project → In which I detail the expenses of my Kickstarter project and how I hardly broke even.
  • “We can update your car, remotely.” Basically.

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Elon Musk, responding to reports about Model S collisions and car fires: The odds of fire in a Model S, at roughly 1 in 8,000 vehicles, are five times lower than those of an average gasoline car and, when a fire does occur, the actual combustion potential is comparatively small. However, to improve things further, we provided an over-the-air software update a few months ago to increase the default ground clearance of the Model S at highway speeds, substantially reducing the odds of a severe underbody impact. Wait, did you catch that? An over-the-air update that alters the vehicle’s…
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  • Rijks Emotions

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Can you be found in a Dutch Golden Age painting?
  • Kazumasa Nagai

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Vintage posters from the 60s and 70s by Kazumasa Nagai.
  • Pathology

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Pathology, a film about snowboarding and humans.
  • Keir Dullea's AMA

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    "I think my favorite scene was where I'm dismantling HAL's brain. It reminded me a bit of a famous movie and also play called Of Mice and Men when Lenny is speaking with George regarding their plans to start a farm." Keir Dullea's AMA.
  • Star Wars: Deleted Magic

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    Deleted scenes. Alternate footage. A look behind the scenes at what didn't make it to the final cut of the Star Wars trilogy. Part I and Part II. Via Sploid.
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  • Tiny Cloud

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:28 pm
    It’s a Tiny Cloud. It’s a light. It’s a Bluetooth Speaker. It’s awesome. Also comes in large. #wishlisted
  • Art by Brock Davis

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Brock Davis turns everyday things into works of art.

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    My studiomate Mans just launched the OTO Taco Truck. (You might have seen the Icecream truck from last year) I don’t know about you, but my son’s head will explode when he gets this for the holidays. Goes perfectly with his favorite book Dragons Love Tacos. PS: Use SWISSMISS at checkout and get 10% off.
  • Brush Brush Brush

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    For all my fellow parents: Brush Brush Brush by “Of Montreal”, animated by Kangaroo Alliance for the season 2 “Teeth” episode of Yo Gabba Gabba.
  • On Candor

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:47 am
    “As a leader my responsibility is to tell hard truths to my team and to my CEO. I can only do that when folks truly believe that I have their best interests at heart and my intention is to push them to being their better selves.” – Jesse Hertzberg In his most recent blog post, Jesse Hertzberg, former COO of Etsy and Squarespace, shares some of his principles on how to build a culture centered around speaking the truth: On Candor. If this is your thing, make sure to also read his older posts On Recruiting, On Feedback and On Walking and Talking.
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    Logo Design Love

  • Divvy, Chicago’s bike-share system

    David Airey
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:53 pm
    The Firebelly Design team (on Behance) got in touch with an excellent identity for Divvy, Chicago’s bike-share system. “The double-V ligature, is based on the guillemet or angled quotes. In typography this glyph is traditionally used to indicate direction and motion. Marked onto streets across the world, this double arrow symbolizes the shared use bicyclists and motorists have of roads.” “…we found Pantone 298c to be the perfect color to provide a visual connection to the flag while greatly increasing cyclist presence to the passing cars in our busy urban environment.”…
  • Who designed the Virgin logo?

    David Airey
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    “Legend has it that a young designer scribbled the now iconic signature on a paper napkin. Richard Branson loved it for it’s ‘in your face’ simplicity, attitude and energy.” Read more on the Virgin website. Via Saniya Haroon. It reads as Virqin (with a ‘q’) to me. I thought I’d see what it looks like with a slight curve on the descender of the ‘g’. Perhaps the brand’s so well known that the mark is seen as a shape as much as a word. From the archives: Stretching the Virgin logo.
  • Sapo

    David Airey
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    When you add a client redesign to your portfolio, it sometimes helps to show the previous mark alongside the new. Because when you see the “before…” …it can increase the value of the “after.” In-house (I think) design for Portuguese ISP Sapo (translates as “toad”), using Proxima Nova Bold. That said, I’m not so keen on the use of arbitrary golden spirals. Via The Branding Source. More on Brand New. The Sapo identity manual is here (PDF).
  • animodul by atipo

    David Airey
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    I remember this from a few years back, but it came up during a chat today and I couldn’t help sharing it. One of my favourites. animodul is a brand of clothes and toys for children, with the identity based on lively animal patterns, all with a common design. Designed by Gijon-based atipo (on Twitter).
  • Respublica University

    David Airey
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Fun identity work by Moscow-based Denis Bashev for Russian bookstore Respublica University. “The idea was to use a tiger as the key symbol, but in the style of a university emblem.” “There are many departments in the store; each of them is presented by the emotions of the tiger.” “Additional icons are directly associated with specific departments.” Denis created accompanying patterns using the bookstore’s corporate colour. “Each department has its own small emblem. The one with scissors for the office, one covered by drawings for the children’s section,…
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  • The Penrose Annual 1973 Volume 66

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:54 am
      There's a few more photos here.
  • Dipticstagram

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    Photoshop it ain't…But I love seeing what you can do with limited resources. In this case my phone, Diptic's pretty rudimentary editing functions and Instagram for some subtle colouration.
  • Design and Content

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Way back in 1999 I was reading Design Writing Research – Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton's collection of essays on graphic design (and also the name of their design practise at the time). This was the first time I'm read anything from either author – to a large extent, it was the first time I'd enjoyed writing of this kind. It was Lupton's name that had drawn me in – I wasn't so familier with Miller – and semi-youthful enthusiasm for the subject (I wasn't that young) drove me on to consume both author's nuanced thoughts and ideas. It was…
  • Wheat Germ

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Everyone's got it, haven't they? It's a piece of graphic design history and a super-fast/low-cost read. And a useful reminder of what it's all about; I for one benefit greatly from this kind of reminder, distracted as I can be by technology and the latest this and that. Rand's "Thoughts on Design", first published in 1947, is like the Hovis bread of the design world, "As good for us today as it's always been". It reminds us, succinctly and intelligently, of the importance of study, observation, relevance and purpose; the nutrients of good design.
  • Grafica della Strada

    21 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    For over twenty years Louise Fili has been snapping away at Italy's signage. 440 of those photos have now been wrapped up in a rather handsome hard cover and published. Grafica della Strada celebrates the display typography of her favourite European destination.
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    Design is Kinky

  • Ryohei Hase

    Ravi Vasavan
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Surrealistic artworks by Tokyo-based freelance artist and illustrator Ryohei Hase.
  • Nicholas Hawker

    Ravi Vasavan
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Photos by Nicholas Hawker
  • Xavier Encinas

    Ravi Vasavan
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:27 pm
    London-based French Xavier Encinas produces beautiful photography as a footnote to his mainstay as an art director specialising in fashion, luxury and cultural brands.
  • Oriol Angrill Jordà

    Ravi Vasavan
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Soft and ethereal drawings by, Oriol Angrill Jordà, an artist based in Palma, Majorca.
  • British Council Elevate

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Fancy winning a place at an Innovation Camp in Japan, and a share of $50K SGD? Then check out the British Councils new ELEVATE comp. It invites applicants from a range of industries – including design, art, performance, education and technology – to use their creative skills to imagine new and exciting ways for children to engage with play spaces – indoors, outdoors, in urban or natural spaces, conceptually or technologically. Have some fun and get your entries in.
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  • Six Months with a Nissan Leaf

    4 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    With experience on a landfill gas-to-energy project and several published papers about hydrogen fuel cells, I could claim that Dr. Ames was primarily responsible for our purchase of a 2013 Nissan LEAF back in May. To be honest though, the amazing lease deal was a bigger factor in our decision than her love for all things alternative energy. After 6 months, I could care less about the lease deal and have really come to love this little blue electric machine. It’s incredibly fun to drive, loaded with features I’ve never had in a car before and best of all, I never have to pull…
  • The Rise of the UX Developer

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    This is a repost of my article in Issue 30 of the MailChimp UX Newsletter. Our team publishes a new issue every month so if you enjoy this, please subscribe! The engineers call us designers. The UI designers call us developers. The research team calls us when they uncover changes to make in the application. When I started at MailChimp 4½ years ago, my job title was User Experience Designer. Jumping from a career in web design and front-end development to a UX position meant catching up on essential skills like information architecture, content strategy, and user research—which were…
  • Eleven Years Ago

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    It was a hot day in the town we grew up in. Having lived our entire lives in the sunshine state though, it wasn’t uncomfortable. I had just graduated from UCF and spent most of my summer making sandwiches at The Red Onion because there were no web design jobs in Vero Beach – especially not in those days. Amy was 2 years into the Chemical Engineering program at The University of Florida after deciding that her first year at Florida Tech felt too much like high school. We were young, naive and mostly broke but we were sure of one thing, we wanted to spend the rest of our lives…
  • Keep Watering the Grass

    6 Jun 2014 | 10:03 am
    The following message started off as a blog post, was converted to an email that I sent to a few close friends then decided to copy as a blog post because I wanted to share it with even more friends. I can do that because, internet. The photo above was taken by Brian Artka (center) at SXSW in 2007. Hello there, If you’re reading this, you’re one of a handful of friends who I think are doing awesome things, not just on the web, but in your local community as well. You deserve the highest of fives and some validation that your work creates ripples far beyond your personal network.
  • Then We Were Four

    22 Mar 2014 | 7:45 pm
    My life changed forever with one kiss in the Summer of 2000. I was friends with Amy for a long time before we started dating but when we fell for each other, we fell hard. First came love, then came marriage but there were a lot more milestones for us before a baby even made sense. After over a decade of taking on challenges together, Dr. Beaird and I thought we knew what life, love and the pursuit of happiness was all about. Then we had Adelyn. She flipped our world upside down and showed us how much more love we were capable of. Even now, amidst the occasional defiance of terrible…
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  • 20 All New Best Selling Fonts, Just $29 for Them All!

    Chris Spooner
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    I’ve heard from many of my readers who love receiving my email notifications of spectacular deals on design resources. You guys can’t seem to get enough fonts, so you might be particularly interested in this latest collection from Design Cuts. At 98% off the discounts are getting so high there’s little left on the price tag! This is a great opportunity to grab $1894 worth of beautiful fonts for just $29. Here’s 20 all new best selling fonts to add to your collection, with web font variants and extended licensing included in the price. It’s difficult to find a…
  • 4 Free Seamless Knitted Christmas Jumper Patterns

    Chris Spooner
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I’ve been busy with my virtual knitting needles and crafted 4 free Christmas jumper patterns for your designs to wear this season. Each design is based on the popular ‘Fair Isle’ knitting style with lots of tiny red and white stitch-like graphics making up intricate festive patterns. The download contains patterns for both Illustrator & Photoshop, and includes vector swatches, seamless .PAT files and individual PNG images to make them usable in any Christmas themed project. This free pack of Christmas jumper patterns contains 4 unique designs in the style of ‘Fair…
  • 6 Vintage Guarantee Badges for Premium Members

    Chris Spooner
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Last month Jascha from Creatticon kindly donated a set of 26 hand drawn vector ribbons for Access All Areas members to download. Today members can download more goodies courtesy of Creatticon, Jascha has kindly gifted 6 vintage style guarantee badges. They’re made using vector Photoshop shapes so they can be scaled to any size and given different colour fills. The text is editable too, so you can custom to suit your own designs. Jascha Brinkmann is the Web Designer behind the new web resources site Creatticon, a place where designers can find new high quality, premium resources for…
  • The Most Popular Design Resources in the World

    Chris Spooner
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    How do you fancy getting your hands on the hottest resources from the most popular design shops in the world? Design Cuts have put together another deal packed full of top quality resources and squashed the price down by 94%. These items are selling like crazy at their full price, which in most cases is more than the entire deal! Even if you’ve picked up any of the previous offers I’ve shared, you still might want to check this one out. It’s a brand new bundle of fresh items, these resources haven’t been featured in any previous Design Cuts deal. The Ultimate…
  • 5 Free Weathered Wood Logo Mock Up Textures

    Chris Spooner
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A couple of months ago I shared some rusty metal logo mockups which allowed you to place your logo designs onto distressed textures to create simulations of your artwork being painted onto real surfaces. I’ve been hunting for more cool textures to create another set of free resources, so today’s giveaway is a collection of 5 weathered wood logo mockups. Use them to realistically apply your logo onto an old, aged wooden background. They’re the perfect setting for outdoors or rustic themed designs. This set of wood mockups includes five weathered textures straight from my…
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  • What You Should Tweak in Your WordPress Theme Options Page (But Forgot)

    Taimur Asghar
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every website or blog needs some modification in its theme. Only then can you make your blog to stand out from the crowd and bring traffic to it. WordPress theme options page is a custom admin page that allow users to change theme settings without modifying the theme files. These theme option pages can be simple or have lots of customization split into either tabs or multiple pages. Theme options are good for majority of the users; however, these options do have a tendency to confuse things on the development side. So if you are a WordPress site developer, here are some of the options that…
  • How to Find and Fix Broken Links in a Jiffy

    Taimur Asghar
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are running a website, you will surely have put a lot of hard work to make it an important resource. However if you can’t fix the broken links, it can destroy all the hard work you did. The problem of broken links can be lot worse with outbound links. You will not be getting notified with the change in your linked website. Therefore, you should have a daily check to see whether all of your links are still working. Broken Links Can Be Very Harmful to Your Site in Two Ways: Destroying user experience. When the users click on a link and find that it’s dead with a 404 error, they…
  • Are Web Design Schools Losing Their Magic?

    Rudolph Musngi
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Just a few months ago, 1stwebdesigner released its Flat Design course, teaching web designers the secrets in mastering the beautiful art of flat design. That got me asking: Now that online education is becoming more and more popular, is it still relevant to go to web design schools these days? This question is perfectly normal to ask. With the advent of web design blogs that teach beginners and experts alike, some people may feel that going to a web design school might no longer be relevant at all. Why Go to a Design School? Going to a design school helps in some degrees and cases. It trains…
  • Talk It Out: Best WordPress Live Chat Plugins for Easy Customer Access

    Taimur Asghar
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The focus of this article is to provide you the best WordPress live chat plugins that you can use in your websites without any difficulties. There are many reasons to why using a live chat plugin will benefit your WordPress site or blog. For example, If you have a theme developing website, you are going to be asking the people to invest their dollars for your product. It’s only fair that you make yourself available to visitors to answer any questions that they may have. A research showed that having a chat feature on your site can increase the conversions by 44 percent! Here are some…
  • What is WordPress Jetpack Advantage on Your Site (and Why You Should Care About it)

    Taimur Asghar
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    How would you like some useful premium features for your WordPress site for free? Features include email subscriptions for new posts, commenting with Twitter and Facebook log-ins, and automatically sharing new posts to your social media network. WordPress Jetpack will let you perform these cool features on your website, for free. Jetpack is a complete toolbox full of mini-plugins. If you are in need of installing 30 separate plugins, you would have to find and install each one of them. But Jetpack gives you all needed features in a single plugin. Today, you will learn what the Jetpack plugin…
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  • Leveraging on the Power of WordPress CMS for Your Business

    Big Drop
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    Now that you have a great business idea, how do you make it into reality in a highly competitive world? The answer lies in the internet revolution, which will enable you tap into a 2.4 billion customer-market. To operate an eCommerce website, you need a reliable content management system (CMS) and this is where WordPress comes in. The IT world is flooded with CMSs but for your website to stand out, then you need to exploit the power of the best there is. WordPress in Details: When it comes to setting up a website, you will most likely be using a professional designer. These professionals will…
  • Important Facts About Web Design Strategy

    Trisha Johnson
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Contrary to popular misconception, intelligent and successful web design is not about having really witty content and some stunning graphics. There is a lot more to it than that and it concerns strategy. The foremost point about web design is that the designers have to understand what it is that the website needs to achieve and how one must achieve it. One will always find the most creative designers and writers to create amazing content for the website. The important part is to know how to use these creative resources. Search Engine Optimization: Search Engine Optimization This is one of the…
  • Few Web Design Mistakes Which You Should Avoid

    Patrick Clooney
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    If you own an online business, the website has a crucial part to play in branding and marketing of your company. A website serves as a platform where the potential customers visit. Thus, the design, content and usability are critical for its success. It will also serve as the factor that will influence their first impression about the company. And how often have we heard that first impression is the last impression? This makes it necessary to design the websites in a manner so that they provide a good user experience and are visually perfect. The wrong kind of Web Design will only lead to…
  • Database Changes You Can Perform to Improve Your WordPress Blog Performance

    Tabinda Noor
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Whatever website you are starting, whether it is an ecommerce site, news site or a blog, it may have crossed your mind to use WordPress. If you did, you will notice that with increase in popularity, your core WordPress capabilities may be insufficient to effectively handle all the incoming traffic. You will need to scale the site up in order to be able to handle the greater traffic volumes efficiently. Scaling up a WordPress website is in a number of ways, but this article will show you how to improve database performance by making a few small changes. As background, WordPress employs the…
  • Your Chance to Get Annual Subscription to PixelKit Premium UI Kits and Design Resources

    Tabinda Noor
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Once again, the fantastic PixelKit team is getting ready to do another giveaway! Three of our lucky readers can nab one of 3 Annual Membership Subscriptions and gain ongoing access to their premium UI kits and design resources. If you are one of the three lucky winners you are going to enjoy an Annual Membership Account through, and all for free. This would mean a year of access to their impressive catalog of graphics that web designers around the world covet – and all 100% customized for UI kits. You would have some truly impressive app screens, navigation controls,…
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • Dominant Vintage Appeal in Contemporary Design

    Shyrose Vastani
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    As humans we revere the past. Whether it is art, music, culture or science we find grace and beauty in the classics because they represent the history of our own selves. The meticulous detail and stylized forms have been created in a way that is awe aspiring.  Appealing to the vintage in you, graphic designers…
  • 3 Web Design Predictions by a Neurologist

    Shyrose Vastani
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    “Computers need to know how we work, in order to work in the same way” – Joe Leech Have you heard about Joe Leech’s prediction on designing in the future? I was all ears when I heard him talk about computers behaving like human beings (artificial intelligence anyone). I had to dig further to understand…
  • 10 Brand Names changed into funny Dialogues

    Shyrose Vastani
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    If logos could have a conversation what would it sound like? Corny, funny, something better left unsaid? Here we show you what some logos have to say (or what they say in my mind). Many of you will think, the things in my mind are better left untampered with but hey, if you have something…
  • Deciphering Shape Psychology for Graphic Design

    Hala Ali
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever wondered why the ‘M’ in the McDonald’s logo has curved ends or why the Nike Swoosh has such a dynamic line? Why is the Delta logo so angular while the Starbucks logo confines its lines to circular? If you are the average Joe the thought has probably never crossed your mind. Unfortunately,…
  • The Psychology of Web Design 101

    Hala Ali
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    The goal of a website is to attract visitors, and then retain them as customers. However, in the budding arena of Internet businesses not many graphic designers and web designers take into account the human element of web design. Any designer worth his or her salt will know that the basis of a great web…
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  • L’ombrello a rovescio

    Stefano Ricci
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:49 am
    Può sembrare la classica “giapponesata” (di fatto lo è) però il progetto di questo UnBRELLA merita di essere approfondito perché ci porta a una sempre utile riflessione sull’origine degli oggetti che meglio conosciamo. UnBRELLA sembrerebbe il classico ombrello, se non fosse che il meccanismo di apertura è rovesciato all’esterno e le stecche che lo reggono si trovano sul lato superiore, così come avviene in un ponte strallato. Questa variante ha alcuni vantaggi: -       L’apertura è più sicura negli spazi angusti. -       Non si viene mai a contatto con il lato…
  • Pimp my Tempo – I risultati

    Stefano Ricci
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Nel maggio scorso i fazzoletti Tempo avevano lanciato un concorso tra gli studenti dello IED per disegnare una nuova serie di confezioni che reinterpretasse l’anima del brand: #PimpMyTempo Dell’iniziativa avevo già parlato su Elmanco, per invitare i lettori a scegliere la proposta preferita attraverso un contest online organizzato nella pagina Facebook di Tempo. Il 19 maggio è stata nominata vincitrice Nicoletta Santini, che si è aggiudicata un viaggio a New York per due persone e vedrà la propria creazione stampata su milioni di pacchetti di fazzoletti. Il progetto di Nicoletta,…
  • Savignano Immagini Festival 2014

    Stefano Ricci
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Torna l’appuntamento autunnale con la fotografia nella città romagnola di Savignano sul Rubicone. Quest’anno parteciperò attivamente anch’io, dando una mano alla comunicazione sui canali web e social media del SI Fest OFF, il circuito fotografico collaterale che da spazio a nuovi talenti in campo fotografico attraverso la realizzazione di mostre, installazioni, performance e videoproiezioni. Il SI Fest OFF è nato nel 2009 da un’idea di Mario Beltrambini, presidente del Circolo Fotografico Ass. Cultura e Immagine di Savignano sul Rubicone, lo stesso che contribuì a gettare le basi…
  • BAT – Bilbao Architecture Team

    Stefano Ricci
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Bilbao è una città che negli anni passati ha affrontato un processo di rinnovamento radicale come pochi altri in Europa, e l’ha fatto mettendo al centro l’architettura contemporanea, grazie a una serie di progetti che hanno arricchito l’immagine e la funzionalità della capitale dei Paesi Baschi. Da questa città proviene lo studio di architettura BAT, con cui ho avuto il piacere di collaborare nei mesi scorsi al concorso per il nuovo municipio di Cavezzo (MO). Lo studio è attivo da una decina di anni, nei quali ha svolto un percorso di ricerca che lo ha portato a vincere numerosi…
  • Thinking with type di Ellen Lupton

    Stefano Ricci
    3 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Thinking with type è il libro definitivo sul testo stampato, e sulle sue implicazioni nell’ambito della grafica e del web design. Un testo prezioso per chi vuole lavorare nell’editoria e nella pubblicità, che affronta l’argomento con metodo scientifico, trovando il giusto equilibrio tra storia, teoria e pratica. E’ un libro pignolo, estremamente pignolo, ma non per questo privo d’ironia e sorprese, e ineccepibile nel contenuto nell’esposizione: mi è difficile immaginare qualcosa di più completo sull’utilizzo dei caratteri di stampa.  L’autrice è Ellen Lupton:…
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  • This week's sponsor: Proposify

    The fine folks at A List Apart
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    Thanks to Proposify for sponsoring A List Apart this week. Learn more about their software to streamline your proposals and get faster sign-off.
  • Planning for Performance

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I want you to ask yourself when you make things, when you prototype interactions, am I thinking about my own clock, or the user’s? Paul Ford, “10 Timeframes” We’re not doing a good job Page-load times in the ten-second range are still common on modern mobile networks, and that’s a fraction of how long it takes in countries with older, more limited networks. Why so slow? It’s mostly our fault: our sites are too heavy, and they’re often assembled and delivered in ways that don’t take advantage of how browsers work. According to HTTP Archive, the average website weighs 1.7…
  • Blue Beanie Day 14: Toque ’em if You’ve Got ’em

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    On Sunday, November 30, web designers and developers across the globe will celebrate Blue Beanie Day 2014, wearing a blue beanie to show their support for web standards. Join in! “What’s Blue Beanie Day,” you may ask? Well, it’s possible you’ve seen it in years past: a host of avatars on Twitter and Facebook, with selfies galore, each sporting a little blue toque. Here’s the thing: each is a tribute to the hat that launched a thousand sites: the blue beanie worn by A List Apart’s own Jeffrey Zeldman in that infamous selfie, and that eventually emblazoned the cover of Zeldman’s…
  • Driving Phantom from Grunt

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    While building websites at Filament Group, there are a couple tools that consistently find their way into our workflow: GruntJS is a JavaScript Task Runner. It runs on NodeJS and allows the user to easily concatenate and minify files, run unit tests, and perform many other tasks, from linting to minification of images. PhantomJS is a headless (Webkit-based) web browser. A headless web browser renders a page without having a visible window. Using this functionality, we can write code that you would want to run in a browser, but see its results in the command line. This allows us to run scripts…
  • Matt Griffin on How We Work: Pricing the Web

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    I probably don’t have to tell you that pricing is slippery business. It requires a lot of perspective, experience, and luck (read: trial and error). There are a number of ways we can correlate monetary value to what we do, and each has its pros and cons. It may seem at first glance that pricing models begin and end in the proposal phase of a project. That pricing is simply a business negotiation. But whether we’re talking about design, development, or business methodologies, our processes affect our motivations, and influence outcomes—often throughout the entire project. We’ll be…
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  • Typography Mania #264

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around once a week with the best of Typography design submitted by our users at, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Submit your typography designs too and be part of this post. Click here to check out all the previous Typography Mania Submit your work to carlos-siqueira carlos-siqueira katushkatush creamvisualdesign katushkatush katushkatush Melvin Leidelmeijer Melvin Leidelmeijer Twibfy Melvin Leidelmeijer Melvin Leidelmeijer hashtaglettering…
  • Weekly Apps: Sync Solver, Aviary, Fleksy and more

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    If there is something I like to test is new apps for photo editing, and the new Aviary is nice one you need to try! Also take a special look at WeMail and Sync Solver. Hope you guys like these apps and all the whole selection, and stay tuned for the next week! You can keep sending me your suggestions via Twitter and include #abdz_apps in the message. Aviary - Aviary is a powerful photo editor which we created because we wanted a quick and easy way to edit our photos on the go with no fuss. Fleksy - Fleksy is the most fun, colorful way to…
  • Superb CG 3D Sculptures by Peter Straub

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sculptures, sculptures, sculptures! I really can't enough of it, whether it's traditionally made or digitally made. For that I keep searching for super cool artists making superb sculptures, like these by American artist Peter Straub. Peter comes up with some pretty cool pop culture sculpture renders. Of course these are only a handful of his pieces. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at CGSociety. He'll definitely enjoy it! Also, I hope you like these as much as I did! Cheers. ;) Thorin Oakenshield Spiderman Hoth Luke Skywalker Rick Grimes Maleficent Jek Porkins Glenn Rhee Endor Luke…
  • Daily Inspiration #1932

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:01 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 and don't forget to send your Abduzeedo username; or via Twitter sending to AoiroStudio DesignYouTrust Fabio Fabiano Linxspiration SerialThriller Send your suggestions via Twitter to using #abdz in the end of the tweet. FromUpNorth Send your RAWZ…
  • The Branding of Woodstock Sawmill by Tough Slate Design

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Tough Slate Design is an independant design studio based in Kiew, Ukraine. With a philosophy of going beyond the horizon, these guys surely bring their A-Game into their portfolio and also in this branding for Woodstock Sawmill. Please enjoy! A nostalgic reminder of classic times. This packaging not only ensures safe handling, but the inspiration behind the design is an appropriate choice considering how uncommon barber lights have become. I think it's a great interpretation! - The DieLine Magazine All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate Design All Rights to Tough Slate…
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  • A Glimpse at the Emerging Trends of Service Design

    Jamin Hegeman
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    What are the big trends in service management that service designers need to know? Dr. Mary Jo Bitner, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Services Leadership at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, will draw on her many years of experience in this space to answer this question during the closing keynote talk at the Service Experience Conference. She’ll highlight how the world of service management is changing dramatically through a renewed focus on service innovation, customer experience and engagement strategies, service infusion in product-centric firms,…
  • From Farm to Phone to Table: Sprig comes to the Service Experience Conference

    Jamin Hegeman
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    What does it take to make a customer experience delightful? Sprig CEO and co-founder, Gagan Biyani, will be at our Service Experience Conference to talk about the deliberate design of Sprig’s minimal app, as well as how his team applies data science to get smarter about what their customers want and when to ensure we deliver a delightful experience from farm to phone to table. We got his non-designer take on the importance of service experience and where he sees a need for service design in the future. Why should people be interested in service experience and design? There are three…
  • Designing the Olympics Participant Experience

    Jamin Hegeman
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:11 am
    Can you imagine the complexity and opportunity of designing the participant experience for the Olympics? At our Service Experience Conference, Alex Nisbett will share his story of the first Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games to explicitly design and deliver a spectator experience for the World’s greatest sporting event. We asked him for his thoughts on service experience, the conference, and what are the next big challenges he’d like to tackle with design. Why should people be interested in service experience and design? Service experience and design is highly relevant right…
  • Active Data Logging Doesn’t Work

    Scott Sullivan
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    In October of 2012 I bought my first personal tracker, a Full, an application where you set a monthly goal, (e.g., “Eat salad for lunch 15 days this month”) and you mark if you’ve done it that day with a simple swipe left or swipe right, it couldn’t be any easier – this lasted 7 days. There’s an application spun out of MIT’s Human Dynamics Lab that lets you report on all kinds of health data and makes that data available to your healthcare provider, incredibly useful for all 5 days I used it. If we compare my longevity of data reporting of the active inputs to…
  • The Designer’s Guide to Brooklyn

    Nelly Wollenberg
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Deciding where to take our UX Intensive workshops is usually based on demand, requests from would-be or past participants or suggestions from AP staff. A large majority of our AP staff is either originally from the east coast, studied at east coast schools or worked somewhere along the eastern seaboard. Needless to say, the announcement of Brooklyn as our next UXI location was definitely met with some excitement and an abundance of suggestions of not to miss local hot spots. Since our team is heading out next week and possibly some of you will be going as well, we thought it would be great to…
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    Andy Budd::Blogography Articles

  • Introduction to Value Pricing

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    I think most designers would agree that design has a huge amount to offer businesses in terms of differentiating products, solving complex problems and delivering increased value to consumers. I think most designers would also agree that this ability is often ignored or seriously undervalued by those same businesses. Value pricing is an attempt to redress the balance by pricing work based on the value it delivers to clients rather than the time it takes to create. The argument goes that the value of a logo, like the Coca-cola logo, is often worth more than the hours that went into its…
  • Craggy Island: The climbing gym that hates boulderers?

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Over that last year I’ve got really into bouldering. I’m not especially good, but I enjoy the mental and physical challenge of solving bouldering problems over the tedium of a regular gym. I tried rope climbing once, but wasn’t keen on all the equipment or the need to climb in pairs. So I much prefer the freedom and flexibility that comes with bouldering. When a work trip took me to Guildford, I decided to head down the evening before and check out Craggy Island. I’ve met a few people who climb there and highly recommend it, so I was looking forward to my bouldering…
  • Could the movies of your childhood be made today?

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:24 pm
    I’ve been thinking a lot about the effect digital technology is having on society of late. I’m especially curious how it’s changing our most formative years, when the stories we tell about ourselves are generated and our identity formed. Looking back, my adolescence seems like a halcyon time, devoid of mobile phones and status updates. Heading into the big city was an adventure into the unknown, and even something as mundane as meeting up with friends was fraught with uncertainty and excitement. A lot of the movie tropes of my childhood, relied on these vagaries. For…
  • My Advice to Young Designers and Developers

    15 Mar 2014 | 5:37 pm
    I meet them on a regular basis, tech-savvy teens who’ve been coding websites from an early age. They’ll often seek my advice about breaking into the industry. Should they continue their studies or jump straight into the labour market? I usually tell them that ability trumps education and I don’t put much faith on the current raft of tech degrees. So I’d prefer to see three years of experience than three years of study. That being said, I’ll also point out that University is about much more than just acquiring a skill. It’s a formative experience that will…
  • Specialism, Ego and The Dunning-Kruger Effect

    19 Feb 2014 | 5:15 am
    Every few weeks I see a discussion emerge that tries to dismiss the need for specialists in our industry, or refute their existence entirely. It usually goes along the lines of “I’m a [insert discipline] and I do my own [insert activity] so [insert specialism] is unnecessary or doesn’t exist”. While it’s great to have people with a broad range of skills and abilities, it’s also a little hurtful to people who have dedicated their careers to being good at a particular thing, as it implies that all their choices and hard work were a waste of time. Sometimes this conversation…
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  • Small Business Owners: How to Run a Facebook Contest

    Andy Sowards
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetFacebook offers numerous opportunities for small business owners to promote their products and services through advertising and organic content. You can also run a contest on your page at no cost, although many business owners choose to promote their contests through targeted advertisements. Let’s take a look at the why and how of it:Why Run a Facebook Contest? Here’s the Easiest Way to Run a Facebook Timeline Contest for FREEPeople love contests, particularly if they feel like they can win. RevSquare offers several reasons to do this, including:They engage…
  • GIVEAWAY: Win A Shirt From DorkTees – Funny Shirts For Nerds

    Andy Sowards
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Advertise here with BSATweetWe are back with more awesome free stuff for you this holiday season! Today we have partnered with DorkTees to bring you this exclusive t-shirt giveaway! It’s getting cold out there, so we figured you’d want some awesome geek t-shirts to keep you warm in style. At Dorktees they have everything from geeky movie shirts, to just insanely funny crazy shirts, they will all make you smile and are definitely some conversation starters – wear them to see your family this year haha.Who is DorkTees?Dork Tees LLC is based in Tampa Bay, FL. Our company was…
  • Giveaway: TeslaThemes Premium WordPress Themes

    Andy Sowards
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetWe’re back with another WordPress theme giveaway, because we heard you like, well, free stuff. Especially FREE WORDPRESS STUFF! You hungry designers and developers you. These premium themes have just about everything you would expect from modern high quality themes – A beautiful, responsive design that is full of features and customizable to your needs (and your clients needs), well-supported – and these themes won’t break the bank – but that isn’t of your concern if you win, they’ll be free! Freelancers, this could really help…
  • Software for Increasing the Productivity of your Sales Team

    Andy Sowards
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetLet’s face it. Sales people are difficult to manage. They are quirky to the point of being eccentric. They can be whiny, demanding, irresponsible, and highly egotistical. These are not necessarily bad things. These are the traits that allow them to approach perfect strangers and talk them into spending money on a product that wasn’t on their shopping list. This is why you pay them the big bucks. Products and services do not sell themselves; sales people do. You can’t live without them. But they are still hard to manage. Here is some software that makes it a…
  • Economical E-Commerce: Start a Business in 5 Steps and $500

    Andy Sowards
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Advertise here with BSATweetThe story of how multinational corporation HP started should inspire anyone with a little cash and a dream. Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard were recent Stanford University graduates in 1939 when they decide to start a business with $539 inside Packard’s garage in Palo Alto, California. Seventy five years and several mergers later, the company now employs 317,500 people and boasts total revenues exceeding $112 billion.When you adjust Hewlett and Packard’s initial investment for inflation, it would equal about $9,200 today. But that’s still a…
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  • Sandro Giodarno’s Photos Of Comedic Existential Angst

    Stephanie Chan
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Sandro Giodarno‘s photographs are like Saturday morning crime scenes. The victim? Dignity, mostly. His carefully choreographed pictures show a snapshot of cartoonish tragedy. According to Designboom, Giodarno says of his photos, “The instinctive reaction is bewilderment and awkwardness towards the unlucky fate of the character, but then that same awkwardness breaks into a liberating laugh. This is the effect I want to recreate through my photographs: tell tragedy through irony.” While the photos are at times baffling, they’re also increasingly absurd and comedic. One…
  • Colorblind Cyborg Artist Neil Harbisson “Hears Color” Through Antenna Implanted In His Skull

    Kelly Richman
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
       Though born without the ability to perceive color, artist and activist Neil Harbisson’s work, career, and life are anything but monochromatic. Recognized as the world’s first cyborg, Harbisson boasts an unusual aesthetic aid: an antenna implanted into his skull that enables him to “hear” colors. “I am not using technology, or wearing technology. I am technology.” Extending from the back of his head forward, the appendage is comprised of a rod, a chip, and light sensor. Located at the tip of the antenna, the sensor picks up the frequencies of colors before him, and then sends…
  • Taxi Driver Candidly Snaps Passengers Riding In His Back Seat

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Mike Harvey was a taxi driver in Swansea who began ferrying passengers around on the night shift to fund his trips overseas. Since beginning the job in 2010 he shared his car with so many strangers, each one with a story as varied as the distance they were traveling, he decided he would document them with his DSL camera. Harvey would take a snapshot of his customers at their final destination in return for waiving their payment for their trip. He said out of around 130 journeys, only 9 people refused their photograph being taken. During this type of job, Harvey would have many different types…
  • Artist Interview: The Amazing And Prodigious Creative Skills Of Stefan G. Bucher

    Leslie Tane
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Stefan G. Bucher is a graphic designer, illustrator, author, creator of monsters, and pursuer of obsessions. The (sole) creative force behind 344, his clients have included art galleries, film directors, magazines, record companies, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Blue Man Group. If you’ve seen the Yeti themed Saks Christmas windows, you’ve seen Stefan’s work. The Daily Monster is his, too. The cover of The Matrix soundtrack; typography for Mirror, Mirror; Blue Man Theater. All Stefan G. Bucher. Aside from his amazing and prodigious creative skills, Stefan is an astute observer of culture and…
  • Frank Magnotta’s Absurdist And Surreal Pencil Drawings Inspired By Americana

    Lindsey Rae Gjording
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Graphite artist Frank Magnotta creates absurdist Americana-inspired images that are heavily saturated with symbolic elements and a farcical outlook on the modern world. Magnotta’s work is strongly influenced by pop culture and the attributes of branding; he has referenced magazines such as Time and Self in his work, and phrases such as Take Off Your Mask and Century 21 come from brand identities that he was intrigued by. Magnotta recognizes the significance of pop culture on his drawings: “I think you can tell by my drawings that it is a big influence. I’d have to say it…
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  • Why “Giving” Is the Best Metric for Success

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Image by “It’s easy to miss the real point of our lives even
 as we’re living them,” writes Arianna Huffington in her book Thrive. “And it is very telling what we don’t hear in eulogies.” Those things include making senior vice president, sacrificing kids’ Little League games to go over those numbers one more time, or my personal favorite: “she dealt with every email in her inbox every night.” “You never hear, ‘George increased market share by 30 percent,’” Huffington said at a recent event at Soho House in New York City. What you do hear…
  • How Trashing Others Holds You Back

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    “So pretentious.” “Derivative.” “Ugly – and not in an interesting way.” This is my ever-charming inner critic talking, but for once it’s not talking to me. No, it’s lambasting other people’s creative work – and it has the capacity to be pretty harsh. It’s rare that I’d say any of these things aloud—well, okay, maybe to a friend, but never to the creator themselves. So what’s a little private trash talk? Pretty harmless, right?  Wrong. When other people don’t meet my most critical standards—when something about their personality…
  • How to Get 90% of Your Work Done Before Lunch

    Allison Stadd
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Over on Inc., Neil Patel, co-founder of KISSmetrics, shares 16 tips for getting 90 percent of your work done in the morning, after which you can push back from your desk to enjoy a leisurely lunch. His approach is built on the Pareto principle, which holds that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your efforts. Arrange the layout of your work day by front-loading, so that you’re executing the meat of your workload when you’re freshest and firing on all cylinders. A few favorites from his suggestions: Schedule your day the night before. Every day, you should list all your…
  • Why Quitting Is OK

    Allison Stadd
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Bettina Tan Conventional wisdom holds that the higher echelons of any industry are populated by people who never quit. But writer and designer Sarah Kathleen Peck suggests that quitting is not only OK, it can be richly constructive. In a post on Medium, Peck describes what she learned from observing her enduring pattern of enthusiastically starting projects, pausing partway through, and beating herself up for failing to ship: What was happening? Why was I quitting? Life happened. Things got hard, they got rough: deadlines built up. Real work pulled me in. The need to take a run and take…
  • WALL-E & Why You Should Embrace Creative Wandering

    Stephanie Kaptein
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    On the commentary track (around 5:11) for Pixar’s animated film, WALL-E, director and writer Andrew Stanton discusses how the creative process can sometimes lead you to unexpected places and hard decisions:    I always sort of always equate story development to an archaeological dig, in that you kind of know the dinosaur you want to dig up and where it is. You pick a piece on the ground and you start digging and you bring up bones and you start trying to piece together this dinosaur or the story you’re trying to find, but you just don’t have much say about which bones you’re going…
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  • November iStock Promo Codes – 2014

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Advertise here with BSA *Updated November 2014* 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…
  • Convert a Path to a Shape Layer in Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Advertise here with BSAAmong many powerful tools in Photoshop is the king of kings: the pen tool. This tool is shrouded by personal anecdotes of confusion and frustration. Although creating paths with the pen tool is difficult at first, the process becomes easier with practice and is well worth the effort. Every path is vector-based which means you can scale it larger or smaller without any quality loss. But paths can be very frustrating if you don’t know how to use them. I’d like to cover the process of converting a path into a shape layer. In case you didn’t already know,…
  • PhotoSpin Review: Finally – Quality Photos at an Affordable Price

    Lloyd Callahan
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Advertise here with BSAPhotoSpin launched the first subscription based services for stock images back in 1999 and has been around ever since. The company was developed by, and continues to be managed by, creative professionals; photographers and graphic designers who believe in offering good quality images for reasonable prices. Their library currently consists of millions of quality photos and illustrations and grows daily with contributions from some of the world’s most renowned artists and photographers. In addition to offering jpeg and vector files, PhotoSpin also offers unique system…
  • The Importance of Unique Icons in Web Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Advertise here with BSACrafting your layout around iconic symbolism offers a method of communication beyond just text. Symbols quickly explain the function of a button or link. Symbols become recognizable logos for companies. And symbols let us know when we’ve meandered our way into the wrong bathroom. Well, symbols and the lamenting screams of horrified women(or men?). Keep in mind that a website using too many icons will get confusing real fast. You generally need some context to help readers understand what they’re looking at. Finding a balance between visual and contextual…
  • 35 Best Premium Shopify Themes for E-commerce Web Shops

    Jake Rocheleau
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    Advertise here with BSALooking for a captivating layout to entice potential customers into your webshop? Well look no further than these brilliant Shopify ecommerce themes! Shopify is one of the safest content management systems that you could use to build an online store. Along with a manageable backend panel the entire website is often easy to customize with a unique theme. In this post I’ve collected 35 unique website themes for Shopify. The designs are brilliantly hand-crafted to work with practically any market or product. Regardless of what you’re selling it shouldn’t…
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  • Disrupt your sector through a better user experience

    Paul Boag
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you want to undermine your competitors and disrupt your sector? Then use digital to enhance the user experience. Organisations have one of two motivating factors — fear or opportunity. A young, hungry company’s motivation lies in new opportunities. Opportunities to grab marketshare, disrupt a sector or leap frog the dominant players. Digital gives you those opportunities. More established companies find their motivation in fear. Fear that their existing business model is being disrupted or that the sector will change in someway. If that is your organisation then watch out…
  • In defence of the generalist

    Paul Boag
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Being a generalist is often considered a bad thing in digital. But people like Leigh Howells show just how valuable it can be. A while ago I wrote a post for Smashing Magazine entitled “Defending The Generalists In The Web Design Industry”. I wrote it because I sensed a move towards specialism. A move that characterised generalists as somewhat amateurish. At Headscape we believe it is important to have a balance between specialists and generalists. Both are crucial for success. There are lots of reasons why having a generalist in your team is worthwhile. They can aid communication…
  • A beginners guide to creating your own promotional videos

    Paul Boag
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Adding videos of people can make your brand feel more human. But, knowing how to go about it can feel too difficult. In fact it is easier than you think. “People buy from people they trust and they trust people they like.” – Garrison Wynn When it comes to sales personality matters, a lot. If we like somebody we are much more likely to buy from them. But how does this translate online? How can users get to know the people behind the brand? Innocent Smoothies do a good job with their blog. You are just as likely to read about their team and their antics as you are about the…
  • Be my Christmas star!

    Paul Boag
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    We would love it if you would join us on this years Christmas Podcast. We are currently between seasons of the Boagworld Podcast. Season 10 is over and Season 11 does not kick off till the new year. Because we are taking such a long break, we want to make the christmas show extra special. What better way to do that than to get you on it! Here is the plan. We need you to answer one (or more) of three questions. These are: What was the coolest piece of tech you got for Christmas as a kid? In what ways has technology made Christmas better or worse? What will the cool tech present be in ten years…
  • Digital project managers need community too

    Pete Boston
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sometimes being a digital project manager can feel like training for a marathon on a cold, wet day. But like a marathon, when you all come together the experience is amazing. When I suggested to the Headscape Directors that I thought there should be some PM representation from Headscape at a DigiPM conference in Austin Texas, it was said with a bit of tongue and cheek and I wasn’t necessarily expecting a positive response. But 6 months on I find myself suffering post #DPM2014 blues after what was an excellent 2 days of inspirational talks, workshops and general mingling between coffee…
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  • Skate Video of the Day: “Cliff” by Felix Loechel

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    Some really fantastic effects in this skate video by Felix Loechel! The words are from a clip of Marc Johnson talking in Transworld’s “Modus Operandi” video. Watch “Cliff” below. View the whole post: Skate Video of the Day: “Cliff” by Felix Loechel over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Internet Age Media Weekend

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    I’ve been invited to be part of a really cool conference happening March 20—22, 2015, in Barcelona (I’ve never been before)! Organizers of the Internet Age Media Weekend want to celebrate the randomness of Internet culture, and they’re bringing a really interesting mix of people out to be part of it! Speakers include: Myself, Alex Bec (Director of It’s Nice That), Anne Bourgeois-Vignon (Creative Content Director at Nowness), Julia Kaganskiy (Director of New Museum’s Art & Tech Incubator), Katie Dreke (Global Brand Director at Nike), Filip Visnjic…
  • Feel Good Video of the Day: Sammy the Explorer

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    Meet Sammy the Explorer, he is one of over 7,000 people in Sumba who now has clean drinking water thanks to Hurley’s H20 initiative. Now he’s gonna explore the world. Love the way this video is edited, watch it below. View the whole post: Feel Good Video of the Day: Sammy the Explorer over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • James Jean for Big Bad Wolf

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    My friend Amy recently started a kid’s clothing line called Big Bad Wolf and they’ve just collaborated with artist James Jean. If you’ve got a little one, you can peep the tee here.  View the whole post: James Jean for Big Bad Wolf over on BOOOOOOOM!.
  • Photographer Jessamyn Lovell Had Her Identity Stolen And Got Revenge With An Art Project

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:04 am
    In 2011, photographer Jessamyn Lovell was at SF Camerawork, a gallery in San Francisco, discussing a project she was working on when her wallet was stolen. Of course this resulted in a series of unauthorized purchases and theft charges, and left Lovell feeling very angry. So angry in fact that she didn’t simply replace her cards and move on with her life, she actually decided to track down her thief and turn the whole thing into a photo project. Lovell hired a private investigator named Pete Siragusa who was actually able to locate the scam artist, one Erin Coleen Hart. Lovell…
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  • 10 Ecommerce Tips to Boost Sales Instantly

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

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    When the holidays arrive, many of us are on the move and flying or driving to various places to be with family. With so much activity going on, it’s a time when your odds of losing your phone or breaking your computer increase greatly. Here are some things that you should do right now before the holidays to ensure that the only headache you have on January 1st is from the champagne.Write down and store important numbers: It may seem crazy, but how many of us don’t even know our parent’s or sibling’s cell phone number by memory? In this mobile device age, it’s easy to…
  • New Health Insurance Website Project for Connected Benefits

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Last week, we completed the design and development of a new website for Connected Benefits, a company providing individual and employer group benefits solutions, based in Naples, Florida and New York.The team at CB came to us (after doing a google search for web design company Naples Florida) seeking a modern branding and web design company that could perform quickly and provide excellent design solutions to help them grow and facilitate their marketing strategy. After a few meetings, we decided on a plan of action, and began working on a 5.5 x 8.5 promotional booklet/brochure design. Once…
  • Booklet Design for Insurance Agency, “Connected Benefits”

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    We recently completed a booklet design for Connected Benefits, an insurance agency and administration company with headquarters in Naples, Florida.The booklet promotes everything that Connected Benefits offers, including an impressive web app for employers to manage insurance benefits, HR and payroll of employees, powered by Maxwell Health. With a beautiful full color, 5.5 x 8.5 display, this booklet graphic design is engaging, to the point, and is a powerful “leave behind” for their sales discussions with potential customers.We created the design and layout using a combination of…
  • Real Estate Web Design Launch : Levitan Realty

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Last week, we completed a custom real estate website design and development project in Naples for Levitan Realty, a boutique-style real estate firm in Naples, Florida that was founded by Ann Levitan almost 20 years ago.The challenge for this project was to not only provide them with a stunning new website that integrates powerful real estate tools, but to also ensure that the website was easily updated and managed by the team at Levitan Realty.The Brian Joseph Studios team worked closely with Peyton and everyone at Levitan Realty, and the outcome is a beautiful website that communicates their…
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  • DealFuel giveaway: 5 multipurpose HTML templates to win

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    These templates are elegant, responsive and exuberate sophistication in every sense. These templates have high resolution app landing display which instantly makes a striking impression with the audience. In this package you will get the following templates: Appolicious – Bootstrap 3 Retina App Landing Page Charted Accountant – Multipurpose HTML Template Edge – HTML Single Page Template My Cafe – A Premium Restaurant HTML Template Streak – Responsive HTML template DealFuel is home for web developers and designers deals. You can visit their site to get more…
  • Amazing Giveaway: Win a full pack from ThemeFuse

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    To understand the purchasing process, have a look at the video: You can also enter the giveaway with just a few steps to win this pack. Use the comments section of this post and tell us why you deserve to win the free pack and how would you use it. WordPress themes are used for a variety of websites from business to personal blogs and we would love to hear about your plans. Next, tweet about our giveaway offer by posting this message on your Twitter account: Win a full website (WordPress theme + 1 yr hosting + 1 free domain) @ThemeFuse #WordPress Theme from @catswhocode (RT to Enter). Then…
  • Win a copy of Designmodo’s startup theme for WordPress

    5 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Prime Features for Any Creative Attention, web designers and web developers! For those of you who are still holding back, I urge you to try and fashion websites for startup companies using premium WordPress themes like this one, with a simple drag-and-drop interface and visual editor. Trust me, the results would be glorious. Startup WordPress Theme is downright awesome, because it lets you customize a singular website in the main window of an inline editor. Circa 100 preset blocks are placed at your disposal, and they have been designed well. Plus, they are altogether responsive and…
  • Want a Treat? Royal Theme Offers a Free Copy!

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    Full Throttle Features Royal is code-free and fully responsive; it includes free lifetime updates, and sports an advanced theme panel. You will notice straight away that this theme provides everything a premium theme has, and more. The visual page composer alone is enriched with ultimate add-ons, at no extra cost. Furthermore, this theme is based on Twitter Bootstrap, and has a smooth learning curve. It comes with an easy installation process, aided by video tutorials and an overall comprehensive documentation. You can check out what Royal’s Theme Engine is really capable of, by clicking on…
  • Inky’s Birthday Treat: Get 50% off all deals and an iPhone 5S

    24 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    A Big Cheers to Inky’s 3rd Anniversary Today we’re celebrating Inky’s birthday and so are other 300,000 design enthusiasts that joined them in the last 3 years. And because they’re getting bigger, so are their discounts! Now it’s the perfect time to get your favorite deals at 50% off by using coupon code THREEYEARS at checkout, until 31st October. Inky’s Star Deals We took the liberty of showing top 3 deals they have, so pick your “deal”icious product and get it now: Inky’s Colossal Birthday Bundle: $31,088 worth of Premium Royalty-Free Resources – Only $99 The Super…
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  • Best Color Pickers & Color Resources for Adobe Photoshop

    Jake Rocheleau
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Anyone who’s familiar with Photoshop knows about the convoluted learning process. As a beginner the interface is grandiose, intimidating, and seems like the new school bully who makes you feel weak and inadequate. But as you learn the tools and menus it’s easier to warm up and become friends with your old bully. It’s a program like no other that offers photo compositing, UI design, digital painting, and many similar creative skills. One big piece to the puzzle is color theory. Beyond the understanding of color theory you also need to understand how to choose the right colors…
  • What Every Web Designer and Developer Needs

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Resources! Thats right. You have the skill, the creativity the knowledge. All you need is the perfect resources to match and voila! You are ready to unfurl your wings to talent and give wings to your creativity. To day we have got just the stuff for you. Resources you ‘ll love and can’t stop loving… because they are for free! Yes. For free. Create enticing and pinnable websites or graphics with these array of resources which includes templates, textures, icons to UI kits and widgets! You will love the myriad categories of free repository we have for you. Take a look of whats…
  • The Safest Plugins for Handling your WordPress Site During Maintenance

    Jake Rocheleau
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Often times you will need to shutdown a website for updating bug fixes, testing a new theme, and other common reasons. But the process on WordPress can be a hassle since you would need to redirect all the traffic onto a new default page. This can easily be handled using some open source plugins from the WP repository. I want to present a small collection of WordPress plugins for handling downtime on your website. Each of these is open source and easy to install on any website. You can generally activate settings and themes from the backend admin panel. Using a pre-built method will save a lot…
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  • Inspiration Work: Animals from History by Christina Hess

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Advertise here with BSAIf you like animals and all our furry four legged friends, check out “Animals From History”. A collection of fictional stories by Christina Hess, “Animals from History” is based on 20 historical events using cats and dogs as characters. Christina aims for it to be a fun interpretation for people to get introduced and reintroduced to history. Amongst Cleopetra, Kiddy Roosevelt, Joan of Bark, Napoleon Boneapart and Elvis Petme, you can read about the pirate Jean Lafeet’s parachuting crawdads, Eva Growlbor’s weakness for diamond encrusted bone shaped…
  • ThemeFuse Giveaway: Win a free full pack website (WordPress Theme + 1 Year Hosting Plan + 1 Optional Free Domain)

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Advertise here with BSAWordPress lovers are in for a treat. ThemeFuse has launched a website pack, where customers who buy a theme get a one-year hosting plan along with a free domain name. The customers will get their login details in minutes, by mail once they complete the setup. Here is a step by step tutorial how that is possible: FULL PACK (THEME + HOSTING + DOMAIN) from ThemeFuse on Vimeo. To sweeten the deal, ThemeFuse will be giving away this exciting package to a lucky winner that can be you. All you have to do is tell us why we should give the plan to you and how you are going to…
  • 10 Impressive Business Card Mockups and Templates

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    Advertise here with BSAEveryone needs them. Business cards are as important to your business as the products and services you sell. It’s the very first item on the checklist of branding since it carries the weight of many first impressions. Not only does it communicate your corporate or personal details, it’s an extension of your company, or your personal image. Designers know how important this is, so today we’ve collected 10 impressive business card mockups and templates to create unique demos and presentations for clients. Enjoy! PSD Business Card Mock-up This is a light…
  • 5 Color Generator Sites to Scheme up Killer Color Combinations

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:55 am
    Advertise here with BSAPeriwinkle and lilac? Pink and teal? How about Cobalt Blue and Mustard Yellow? Colors. Or rather color combinations. Yes, you’ve heard this before, colors combos will make or break your design. As designers, picking out the correct color combo is yet another skill a good design requires. Be it the CTA button, image border, or even image hue, striking the correct color balance that gels EVERYTHING together is not an easy feat. Making it tougher is getting a client that already has strict branding rules or corporate colors. Add too much, our focus goes astray. Too…
  • Free Pack of Flat Financial Infographics

    CrazyLeaf Editorial
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Advertise here with BSAAs graphic designers, our ability to survive the wave of inflation and downturns appear better than most professions. Today, we’ve got a free set of financial infographics in flat style! All elements are in vector format and fully customizable, you can change the shape, size and colors. This pack is great for creating your own financial or economic presentation filled with line charts, dotted world map, bar chart, column chart, and major currencies including the Yen, Rubel, Euro, Pound, Dollar, and even Bitcoin! Download after the jump! Download Flat Financial…
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  • New Poll: How many people touch the CSS in your current main project?

    Chris Coyier
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    The question is in the title. The voting widget is the sidebar on larger screens and down there somewhere on smaller screens. By "touch", I mean: Actually author and edit it. Or, are an active consumer of it. You/they write HTML and use the CSS available thus have a vested interest in the actual CSS, not just the outcome. This is potentially a different number than the number of people in your organization, on your project, or even on your front end team. There is probably some surprisingly large organizations where the answer is 1 or 2. And probably some smaller organizations where lots of…
  • Poll Results: What one specific skill set are you most envious of?

    Chris Coyier
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    We all wish we were better at certain things. The latest poll here on CSS-Tricks asked you to pick just one: If you had to just pick one of those that you most wish you were good at (and aren't now), what would it be? Which are you the most envious of? (The original poll said "jealous", but the proper term is "envious" for what I meant. Thanks Tristan!) Here are the results: See the Pen highcharts barchart by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen. The winner, with 26% of the vote: Visual / Interaction Design. The biggest slice of voters wished they were better at this type of design. I feel…
  • Sublime Text for Front End Developers

    Guest Author
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    The following is a guest post by Wes Bos. Wes has been writing about Sublime Text and all the great stuff it brings to code editing for a while now. He has a new book and video package out now: Sublime Text Power User. I met him at a conference recently and saw his talk on Sublime Text. The conference was buzzing about it. Newbie's jaws were dropped and old pro's learned new tricks. Here, Wes is going to share some of best stuff as it relates to front enders like us. With Sublime Text being one of today's hottest editors for web development, it's important to know the ins and outs of the…
  • A Few Things from Chrome Dev Summit 2014

    Chris Coyier
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    I got to spend the last two days at the Chrome Dev Summit (Thanks Paul Kinlan for inviting me!) I made some notes of a few things that caught my eye. There was a brief mention of the manifest.json file, which I had never heard of. Apparently it's a Chrome thing that is important for extensions and such, but (is? could be?) brought to the web. The idea is that you could put a lot of what goes into the <head> in there. Non-vital stuff like the title, meta tags, and whatnot. I suppose it cleans up the document a little bit (at the cost of a request), but most importantly, it means you can…
  • Sponsor: Frontend Masters – Expert Web Development Training

    Chris Coyier
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:31 am
    Frontend Masters produces quality video training by industry leaders like Kyle Simpson, Douglas Crockford and Estelle Weyl. These are super in-depth courses designed for intermediate and advanced developers. They have two fantastic workshops coming up: Level up your JavaScript in a big way with Dive into JavaScript, jQuery and Pure DOM Scripting. Build emails that work well on any screen with Responsive HTML Email Design. I don't know about you but I'm growing increasingly intolerant of emails I can't read without awkward zooming on my phone. This is important stuff. You can attend these…
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    David Airey

  • Typeface combinations used in design books

    David Airey
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    The authors of these books work with type for a living, and although not all authors were responsible for the design of their books, I was interested to know what typeface combinations were chosen to represent their words. The comparative images in the post show mid-weight members of various type families. Some of the books also use other weights, and a couple of examples use just one type family throughout. The Elements of Typographic Style (fourth edition, 2013), by Robert Bringhurst — Minion (Robert Slimbach) and FF Scala Sans (Martin Majoor) Elements of Typographic Style, photo via…
  • Ask me anything #2

    David Airey
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    Following part #1… Photo by Roo Reynolds 21/ How much time did you spend on your favourite piece of work? — Dustin Andrew I couldn’t choose just one, but there are a few that definitely aren’t favourites. One should’ve lasted three or four months, but 18 months had passed before I was paid the balance. That taught me not to let a client change my working terms. The terms are there for a good reason, and when you give permission to change the fundamentals of how you work, it creates a mindset where you’ve already ceded control of the process before the project…
  • Things I’m sent

    David Airey
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Now and again people send me products to review. A lot of what’s sent isn’t worth sharing, but other things are… The RAVPower portable charger and torch, for example. I keep it in the car in case my phone dies or on the off-chance I get a puncture at night. The torch is surprisingly bright, and it’d easily fit in a purse. Available on and Monotype sent issue one of newly-launched The Recorder. Beautifully designed by Luke Tonge and edited by Emma Tucker, the issue features “both the heritage of typography, and its contemporary application,…
  • How to persuade

    David Airey
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Relevant to my last post… “[Bill] Bernbach and his legions created product ads that connected both rationally and emotionally. More often than not every frame of the TV spot or every visual in the print ad featured only the product. Today it seems most every ad is an ad for the category. The new Beats headphone ads are a perfect example of this. I’m supposed to buy Beats because a well-muscled superstar does? Really?” That was George Tannenbaum on his blog. George shared this ad (below) by Carl Ally (1924-1999). It’s from the Bernbach era, when advertising wasn’t…
  • Remember those great Volkswagen ads?

    David Airey
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    The Volkswagen advertising campaign of the 1960s and 70s is said to be the greatest and most influential ever created, acclaimed as “the campaign of the century” in the Millennium editions of Time Magazine and Advertising Age. Remember those great Volkswagen ads? is the only comprehensive review of the campaign by DDB (Doyle Dane Bernbach). From left to right, DDB founders Ned Doyle, Maxwell Dane, Bill Bernbach (photo via Adweek) First published in 1982, the book has been enlarged (364 pages) and updated for the 2014 edition by authors Alfredo Marcantonio, David Abbott, and John…
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  • Effects Of Clouds On A Solar Panel

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Solar panels hold a wealth of benefits, both for individuals and for the world at large. Economically, solar panels promise to lower the cost of electrical power. Environmentally, solar panels can give us cleaner power, sustainable power that will not require further damage to the environment. Solar power can reach remote areas. It can carry education, or urgently needed medical information. The effects of clouds on a solar panel, though, might diminish those and other promising benefits. The effects of clouds on a solar panel might make it far less efficient in certain parts of the world and…
  • Considering Going Solar? Read This Valuable Solar Energy Advice First!

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    You may want to use solar energy at work or home, but you might not know very much about it. Do some research on the topic, and find reliable professionals who can help you with this project. Continue reading to learn more about solar energy. Be sure the solar energy system you choose can efficiently and reliably store the energy it produces. You have two options here. You can either sell the excess power to the electric company to offset the costs during cloudy days, or you can get a bank of batteries that will allow you to get off the grid completely. You can have solar power even in a…
  • Check Out These Great Solar Energy Tips!

    9 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    Lately, solar energy has become extremely popular for homeowners and businesses alike. What are the reasons that have kept you from getting on-board with solar energy? If you are interested in finding out what solar power can do for you, keep reading. In this article, we will share information about solar energy. When using solar energy for the first time, it’s probably a good idea to start out small. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. Many different stores carry these, such as Walmart and Lowe’s. They are very easy to…
  • Advice To Learn About Using Solar Energy

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Your lack of knowledge on solar energy might be stopping you from installing a system. There are many things you need to know before you begin so that you’re able to get the full benefit of solar energy. Read the below article to expand your knowledge on the subject. Start small when you want to start using solar energy. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. You can find these at many retail establishments. Just insert them into the ground, and you’re good to go. Avoid technology which relies on the sun’s scheduling. More…
  • Learn Everything You Need To Know About Solar Energy

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Saving the environment while reducing the amount you spend on energy are both important. As time passes, electricity costs will rise, meaning you should look into solar energy. This article will tell you more about solar power. When you maintain it, your solar power set-up will last. Inspect and clean your panels on a regular basis. Taking care of your solar energy system yourself can save you some money; however, it may be well worthwhile to set up a maintenance schedule with your installer. It is important when installing your panels to remember that the position of the sun in the sky…
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  • 30 Personal Websites of Musicians and Performers for Design Inspiration

    Jake Rocheleau
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Advertise here with BSAI’ve found that the most interesting websites often focus around very specific topics. In the case of entertainers, musicians, actors, and performers, their websites are a networking tool for communication and selling their product(s). Anyone working in the entertainment industry should have a usable website offering all the necessities of their talents.For anyone who needs a bit of inspiration or just wants to check out some great examples look no further than your computer screen. This gallery features an assortment of personal websites for entertainers and…
  • Optimize Your Team Collaboration with These Top-Notch Tools for Creatives

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Advertise here with BSAThe best part about being a web designer or a web developer is that you make it your job to create something from scratch – which is more than most people can say. We relish in our creative freedom, that’s why at first we get the feeling that administrative tasks are toilsome and more than we signed up for.Still, in time we learn that project management and effective collaboration are vital to our practice, and so try to master them. Specialized software is here to save the day. I compiled a list of 15 solutions that were engineered with the needs of creative…
  • Premium Plugins That Web Developers And Web Designers Would Find Useful

    18 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Advertise here with BSAIn the field of website creation, there is very little we can do nowadays without plugins. Web designers and web developers require the best resources if they are to reach the best outcomes in projects for their clients.While the markets are swarming with helping tools for many purposes, the measure of their efficacy lies in the eye of the beholder. In other words, premium plugins are perceived as useful by professionals who seek and testify to their unique blend of features. I called on a general search for outstanding plugins, and found that 16 solutions rise to the…
  • Freebie PSD: iOS 8 Social News iPhone App UI

    Jake Rocheleau
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Advertise here with BSAThe iPhone 6 and iOS 8 release has created a new environment for app developers. Interface elements are very similar following the flat design scheme but little tidbits have been updated. Also the larger iPhone 6 screen resolution with @2x(and @3x for iPhone Plus) comes out to a whopping 750×1334.For this freebie I’ve created a social news application where users could vote on news and post comments with other readers. It’s built using the familiar flat UI elements with a focus on iOS 8 updates. Feel free to download a copy and use it for any projects…
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    Design Reviver - Web Design Blog

  • 15 Stunning black wallpapers

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    At Design Reviver we love simplicity, and what is more simplistic than a wallpaper with a bold color such as black. In this post we have found 15 stunning black wallpapers. We hope you will enjoy these as much as we have.   The post 15 Stunning black wallpapers appeared first on Design Reviver - Web Design Blog.
  • 8 Best Approaches to Design a Website (That Can Also Impact Your Conversions)

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    A website’s design is not dependent on its visual flare of the amount of things you’ve managed to fit on one page, it’s about usability and utility. These two elements are what define a successful website, not the amount of visual flare. Just like people, the beauty of a website needs to come from within. A hollow shell will crack easily, while a strong foundation will stand the test of time. A user-centered approach to website design is a basic concept that we’ll expand upon as we move into this list of 8 different approaches to website design that will increase your traffic and…
  • 15+ Inspiring contact forms

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Everybody knows that a Contact Page is one of the most important aspects of a website, and yet so many developers seem to neglect their importance. In addition to the regular fields such as Name, Mail and Message, some designers go the extra mile to by adding additional features to the contact pages. In this article we have found some simply amazing contact sites, if you feel we have forgotten any, then feel free to let us know. Mostly Serious Code Quest 3 Ultranoir Denise Chandler Z-index Media Campbell Harrison Kidd81 Studio8169 Qwert City Music City Digital Base GPacheco Design Zoom…
  • Giving your home a unique edge

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    If you want to make the interior of your home look unique but you have a limited budget, then there are lots of everyday objects that you can upcycle to give your home an interesting appearance. You don’t necessarily need to spend a fortune and letting your creativity flow will let you really express yourself. Here is a list of 7 upcycled items to inspire you: 1. Build a bookshelf from an old ladder By turning a ladder on its side and nailing it to the wall will give you an instant bookshelf. You position it however you like, including using it to fill a blank corner of the room:…
  • 20 Amazingly Flat Website Designs

    4 Nov 2014 | 5:27 am
    Flat design is the new must have in web design. In this roundup we have found 20 Amazingly flat web designs. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we have. If you have come across an amazing web design that you think we should showcase, then feel free to leave us a comment below. Inky Buffalo FitBit Etch Windows Phone Sumall Nextr Block Level Madebyfibb Windows Crafting Type Flat Icons Float Design Microsoft USA Today The Next Web Layer Vault Rdio Paper The post 20 Amazingly Flat Website Designs appeared first on Design Reviver - Web Design Blog.
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    Web Design Views

  • 30 Free High Quality Sans Serif Fonts

    Carol Francis
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Fonts are the life-blood of a designer’s toolkit, and the bigger the font library, the easier it is for a designer to get projects completed in a shorter space of time. Designers can never have too many fonts, and sans serif fonts are particularly in vogue at the moment. Here we are bringing you a selection of 30 free, high quality sans serif fonts. Please check out the license for each font – they are all free for personal use, but may not be so for commercial use. Free High Quality Sans Serif Fonts Champagne & Limousines Harabara Caviar Dreams Geo Sans Light Opificio…
  • Main Principles of Lean UX for Startups

    Armen Ghazarian
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    The Lean Startup philosophy has been around for quite a while now and has been adopted by many tech companies together with agile methodology as a new, more productive way of running business. And it has proved to be really successful in shifting the focus from lengthy design documentations to actual working products. But how does it apply to user experience in particular and can it really improve the quality of UX/Usability outcomes? I believe it can. What Is Lean Startup Method All About? The main idea of lean startup method is to minimize and hopefully eliminate wasted time, effort, energy…
  • The Use of Square and Diamond Shapes in Web Design

    Carol Francis
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    If you Google ‘The use of squares in web design’, the results will show articles that feature websites with grid layouts – that is not what we are doing here, since we have already featured such sites. Square elements outside of grid layouts have not really hit the big time in design trends, but turn that square by 45° and diamond shapes are currently trending. In this article we bring you an inspirational selection of square and diamond shaped elements in web design. Square Elements in Web Design KLM – Flat or Not This site does not use a grid layout, but on it’s last…
  • 19 Mobile Apps That Are Exceptionally Well Designed

    Paula Borowska
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    Mobile apps are becoming an increasingly more popular topic recently. I’ve gathered a good amount of beautiful apps for you to get inspired by. All these apps are a fantastic source of inspiration whether you’re looking for simplicity, color or navigational help. There are plenty of various apps I’m sure you will get inspired by. Who, knows maybe you’ll end up downloading them and using them yourself! Rubie Rubie is a simple and colourful game. It was created by a fellow designer actually, Corey Haggard. What makes this app beautiful is it’s stunning yet darker hues. The background…
  • Freebie: 130 Hand-Drawn Web & App Icons

    Web Design Views Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    We have here a great new vector pack as a freebie, this time including 130 Hand Drawn Web and App Icons that you can use on your projects. Vectors are great as they can be resized without losing quality. And we know that sometimes it’s hard to find a good vector that can solve one specific problem. Knowing about this, our friends from Freepik have created an exclusive collection of Hand-Drawn Web & App Icons for Web Design Views readers. All vector icons are available in PNG and SVG format and you are free to use them on both personal and commercial projects. You will need to…
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  • Design Focus: Minty Fresh

    Sophia Lucero
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The shades of green in this week’s feature are bright, peppy, and almost too harsh on the eyes, but it seems to be all the rage these days. How does it come into play with these designs? Let’s find out: Designs of the Week Build on DIYThemes’ Thesis Framework for rock solid SEO and great layout customization options. Pennies for iPhone Most likely inspired by the iPhone 5c’s color options, perhaps? Bicycle Speed Shop The background is animated in a familiar illustration style, and you can see the recurring choice to use black text and more rounded, geometric typefaces…
  • Design Focus: By Hand

    Sophia Lucero
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    These websites feature prominent use of the human hand in their designs, and it’s an interesting study in paying tribute to what we really create with, while using it to convey information. Designs of the Week Need help in promoting your site? INeedHits has been in the search engine marketing since 1996! The Mobile Index The site is a dictionary of technology terms alphabetized, and the hand morphs into each hand sign per letter. It’s a smart connection between the mobile device and how it’s our hands that interact with it. Studiobema Bright colors with a dash of pastel…
  • Design Focus: Halloween Special

    Sophia Lucero
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:38 am
    Time to break out the costumes and candy ’cause it’s All Hallows Eve again. Will these websites do a good job of spooking the daylights out of you? Step inside and find out! Designs of the Week Get solid WordPress themes, plugins, and even design training from iThemes. The 7 Deadly Sins of Digital Marketing This microsite is available in two forms: 2d and 3d, which is pretty cool. The effects are good and the copy is on point even with the Halloween theme. This is how interactive infographics should be done. Halloween Party 2013 A simple party invite that puts kinetic typography…
  • Design Focus: Shapely

    Sophia Lucero
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Here’s a collection of website designs that display excellent use of shapes to style and present content, ranging from the quirky to the stunning. Designs of the Week Create unique, extraordinary websites with Squarespace. No experience necessary! This Is Now The mix of drawn portraits, bright colors, and shapes is a very interesting combination (parallaxed, of course), although in some places the text (which are all italics) is difficult to read on top of all of that. Reform This color-changing site is dedicated to the very same topic of exploring shapes. No text except for the about…
  • Design Focus: Rotated Side Text

    Sophia Lucero
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Another text-y trend this week: these ones appear on the edges of the page, either as navigation markers, or links to menus & subsections, all oriented perpendicularly. Is this an alternative to the hamburger menu in tucking away off-canvas navigation, a smart way in highliting important site features, or a cumbersome way of displaying text? Designs of the Week Make Headway, make intuitive layouts, make it your WordPress theme of choice! Rogue Society Besides the text, you’ll see familiar elements like a centered logo and several graphics floating over others, while sliding in…
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    The Dieline

  • Ambi Toys

    Grant Van Sant
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Ambi Toys brand was created in 1969 in Holland and from 1976 - 2002 all the products were designed exclusively by Patrick Rylands RDI. All of Rylands' designs are notable for their bright, clean primary colours, making the Ambi Toy brand instantly recognisable whether the toy is a rattle, bath duck or pull along dog.   In 2009 Ambi was sold by Brio to Italian toy company Selegiochi and again in 2013 to a UK toy manufacturer Galt Toys. Galt identified several issues with the current packaging including a very high production cost, (in some cases more than the cost of…
  • Warsteiner Artist Collection

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    To celebrate their 260th anniversary, Warsteiner collaborated with a group of talented artists, Stefan Strumbel, Aaron De La Cruz, Brooke Reidt, Nychos, 123KLAN and INSA, to create a lustrous collection of German brewed beer.  "This isn’t the first time the German brewery has reached out to a select group of artists either as last year they hooked up with Odd Future for their pop-up store at Paris’s Colette a bottle inspired by the group’s most recent album cover. Reaching even further back, over 30 years ago in…
  • Belle's Body Lotions

    Elena Massucco
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
     SupperStudio developed the packaging and graphics for belle, a line of natural body lotions. The bottles feature bright illustrations of butterflies - all in different colours- to reflect the different properties of the lotions.  The use of butterflies links the light and delicate elegance of these beautiful and graceful creatures to what a body lotion should make our skin feel.  The images and typographic sit on a white background which highlights the purity of the lotions - free from parabens and colourants. Another fresh, delicate and young design from the team at…

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Vinsual partnered up with Calcco to bring its connoisseurs 3 wines with narrative inspiration. One, a festive love story in a box, and another, textured with graceful still life renderings.   The Vinsual family consists of 3 wines QDO. Rioja which follow two packaging design lines: In one hand a Red wine and a White wine whose designs reflect the essence of ancient epistolary correspondence (those eagerly awaited letters which were read with passion) and are complemented by a cylindrical case as a mailbox (it could not be otherwise) and on the other hand, a Reserva red…
  • Purica

    Elizabeth Freeman
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    This fresh design aims to bring pure and clean milk to consumers without compromising style. Created by Gasoline, milk in pouched in a bright triptych of color and given an illustrated view of an eco-friendly city. The bag is then typographically labeled in a variety of fonts suited for the dairy's type.   Purica aims to bring back the goodness of milk the way it used to be; without pesticides, toxins and harmful elements. Since the premise was about farm freshness, the design team worked tirelessly for over a month towards devising unique iconography and collating them as…
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  • Top Collaboration Tools for Designers and Developers

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Advertise here with BSA Project managers are not the only people who can manage projects effectively. If you own a small web design and development business, then this area concerns you, too. The better you control your resources and organize your schedule over a project, the larger the odds of delivering top-notch products and services that please your stakeholders and outscore the competition. There is every reason to give this matter some serious thought. You could take up a crash course in management, and/or use software that is suited for companies like yours. In this article, I will…
  • 29 Website Layouts using Spectacular Animation Effects

    Jake Rocheleau
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    Advertise here with BSACSS3 has paved the way for clean website animation without any reliance on JavaScript. Unfortunately it can’t handle every task but it’s got a fantastic track record so far. Modern website animation has grown from simple dropdown menus to animated backgrounds and parallax scrolling. There’s a lot to see in the way of digital interface animation and the more you see the more ideas you’ll excogitate. In this showcase I’ll be focusing on 29 websites that utilize interesting animated effects. They might be full-page effects or just slightly…
  • 26 Free Progress Bar Interface PSDs

    Jake Rocheleau
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Advertise here with BSAA common thread amongst all humans is that we seem to adore pizza, and that we all like the feeling of progress. It feels good to know you’re getting somewhere and it feels even better to see the visual representation of that progress. And so the cherished progress bar interface was born. From signup pages to eCommerce checkouts these progress indicators share details of our completion with each step. Yet designing your own interface from scratch can be more than a hassle. Much like buying a pre-made frozen pizza, you could also get a delicious pre-made progress…
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  • New Part-time Position: Business Developer / Account Manager

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    As a Hampshire based design agency we have been running successfully for over 6 years and in that time, all of our work has come through word of mouth and repeat business. However, we are now in a solid position to grow more aggressively and are opening a part-time Business Developer / Account Manager role within the team. We specialise in the design and build of websites and also handle app design, brochures, brand identity and direct mail. At the moment our work comes from throughout the UK and the World (approximately a 30 / 70 split). We are now actively looking to balance that split and…
  • Reinventing The Wheel & Losing Sight Of Your Websites Purpose

    Brett Robinson
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:04 am
    When we meet with potential new clients we’re always completely honest and upfront about who we are and everything that we do, it’s what wins us new business (well, that and the quality of our existing work, not to forget referrals from our many great clients). We never sell services that we’re not up to speed with, we don’t say ‘yes’ and figure it out later and we don’t do anything that we feel is not going to be of benefit to the client or their users. We specialise in the design and build of websites, we’ve been doing it a long time and we know that we’re good at it.
  • New Site Launched For Property Agents Letcom

    Ben Bush
    4 Feb 2014 | 6:27 am
    We’re excited to announce the launch of a new site for lettings agent Letcom. We’ve not had the chance to work with many property businesses so we jumped at the chance to work our magic on a new sector. Letcom, based in Basingstoke, focus on property rentals and management for the town and local villages. With an existing site Letcom where being let down with an online presence that just wasn’t working for them. It was outdated visually, wasn’t penetrating the local search market and was completely incompatible with mobile devices. We delivered a re-design and build…
  • Happy Christmas

    19 Dec 2013 | 8:03 am
    It’s that time of year again… so we’ll get this in before we forget and leave for the year. For all our clients new and old a quick reminder to let you know that our offices will be closed from 4pm Monday 23rd, opening again in the new year on Thursday 2nd January. You can still catch your project manager on email if there are any emergencies or requests that just can’t wait, but until then we want to thank all of you for making this year the best so far and wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year! The post Happy Christmas appeared first on FHOKE.
  • Keeping Clients Happy

    Brett Robinson
    27 Nov 2013 | 6:57 am
    Earlier this year we launched Martial Arts Recovery, a fully responsive website designed to promote a new sports supplement. The project started in the usual way when we received a brief on email. It was well thought through and the project sounded great so we jumped on Skype to talk it over. During the call we discussed all of the options available and offered our advice on which ones to choose. This helps educate the client but also offers a more cost effective solution than what might have been proposed. The brief mentioned an online shopping system with backend functionality, when all…
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    The Graphic Mac

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Autumn vector designed by Freepik Related posts: Happy Thanksgiving Happy New Year! Free vector poster art
  • How to Flush DNS Cache in OS X Yosemite

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Some Mac users may encounter situations where they need to flush DNS cache in OS X for a name server to resolve properly, or for some DNS address change to become noticed by their individual computer. Longtime Mac users will know that resetting DNS cache has changed in nearly every version of Mac OS X, and OS X Yosemite is no different. Thankfully, Paul over at OSXDaily has a great write-up on how to flush all your DNS Cache. To flush and reset all DNS caches in Yosemite, launch Terminal app and type the following command: sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache;sudo discoveryutil…
  • Flashback to the 80s: Play the Internet Arcade

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you remember dropping Quarter after Quarter into arcade games at the mall when you were a kid, you’re going to love the Internet Arcade. Tons of arcade games, available to play on the web. I spent about an hour playing a few games. The only downside is you must use Firefox or Chrome, Safari just doesn’t seem to work. Related posts: How to disable Flash in Google Chrome browser for Mac Web browsers on the Mac: They all suck, except for Chrome Save space: search with Google from Safari’s URL bar
  • Change OS X Yosemite’s default System font

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Though you can’t choose any font you wish, you can use these modified Fira Sans fonts to replace Mac OS X Yosemite’s default System Font. Best of all, it’s easy to do and involves absolutely no hacking of system files. First, download Fira System Font Replacement. Next, drop the fonts into your /Library/Fonts folder. Note that this is not your User Library folder, but the one you see at the root level of your storage drive. Now simply relaunch the Finder. To do that, Option+Click the Finder icon in the Dock and choose “Relaunch” from the menu. You should…
  • Yoink updated with Yosemite compatibility and new features

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Eternal Storms Software recently released Yoink 3, an upgrade to their incredibly useful drag and drop utility. Yoink 3 makes drag and drop of files and app content between windows, (fullscreen) apps and Spaces easier by providing a “shelf” where file drags can be temporarily placed—allowing the mouse to be free to move and navigate to the destination of the drag. This is especially helpful when it comes to windows in different spaces, apps or fullscreen windows. You can view the demo video on the Eternal Storms website to give you a better idea of what it does, but I assure you…
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  • 50 Cosplay Costumes That Will Blow You Away

    Guest Contributor
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    In recent years, the cosplay community continues to grow and become a creative outlet for lots of fans to create and show off their awesome self-made disguises, beautiful craftsmanship, and their favorite fictional characters. The selections below will reveal the entire spectrum of the art of cosplay, from alluring beauty to huge robots, from anime to movie stars. You can tell that all of the cosplays featured here took a lot of time and devotion to complete. These are just some of the best cosplayers who have done a wonderful job of bringing many of our favorite characters to life. I’m…
  • 7 WordPress Themes to Build Your Own Crowdfunding Website

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Crowdfunding is a great way to get funding without the hassle and red tape delays. All you need to do is create your product, and play with your creativity while you’re at it. Today, there are many great many ideas that came to be with the help of crowdfunding. Pebble had its start there, raising $10 million from more than 68,000 backers, way before smartwatches got the same treatment from the giants. Most people would take their projects straight to these popular crowdfunding sites, but if you want to run your personal crowdfunding campaign on your own website though, you can, with…
  • 10 Simple & Smart CSS Snippets

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    CSS is the underlying language that gives websites its look. Although CSS is a straightforward language and easy to learn, it can be difficult to harness in some cases. Nothing to fear, there are workarounds that you can find online, and here are but just 10 handy ones that you can use. If you want to wrap long text, autoadjust the width of your table columns, or create a simple loading state without the use of Gifs, we have the snippets that will deliver, and more. Recommended Reading: 50 Useful CSS Snippets Every Designer Should Have 1. Vertical Align Anything If you work with CSS, then…
  • Web Developers: 10 Best Podcast Channels You Need To Subscribe To

    Thoriq Firdaus
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:01 am
    Web development is a fast ever-changing industry. To stay in the loop, you have to constantly stay informed with the latest and greatest, and one of the best way to do this is by subscribing to a podcast. Podcast or Podcasting is a fascinating medium to get information and news especially for times like when you’re commuting to the office or having a run at the gym. Some channels may come in audio only while others with videos. Since it is common to have a smartphone or tablet with us, enjoying a podcast is real easy these days. You just need to obtain the RSS URL and add it to the app…
  • Here Are The 10 Coding Initiatives That Prove Girls Can Code Too

    Leanne Tan
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    One of the biggest conversations that is rife in cyberspace is about the ratio of women in tech. The issue wasn’t that there aren’t great women in tech but that there aren’t enough of them. And as the diversity reports from each tech giant show, the inbalance needs some rectifying. Google decided to lead the way by establishing Made With Code to teach girls coding but their endeavor isn’t the only one. These 10 initiatives aim to break down the stereotype that women are not interested in coding and computer science. And they do this by reaching out to girls and…
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    HOW Design » HOW Blog

  • 10 Tips On Creating Killer Gig Posters

    John Foster
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:20 am
    Editor’s Note: This post was originally written in April 2013 by 2014 HOW Poster Design Awards judge John Foster. Read more about Foster here. My devotion to gig posters is far from a secret (from both volumes of New Masters of Poster Design, to 1000 Indie Posters, and all the way back to Maximum Page Design) but it goes further than my writing. Creating these short-run screenprints for my college band, as well as friend’s groups, I have been designing them for more than 20 years. We didn’t call them gig posters back then, and we didn’t have a worldwide community to…
  • Comedy Improv: Ideation Central

    Stefan Mumaw
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Fear is an unavoidable part of the creative life, but too much of it can stifle your imagination. Discover how improvtraining can give you the courage to let go of your worries—and positively fuel your idea-sparking potential. Dr. Charles Limb is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology, the branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the ear, nose and throat (which makes him an interesting choice to formalize a study on creativity). He used an fMRI to scan the brain activity of jazz musicians while they played both a memorized piece of music and an improvised…
  • IdeaWork Studios: Branding and Interactive Experts

    Amanda Aszman
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    IdeaWork Studios Inc., a full-service branding and interactive agency with offices in Santa Barbara, New York and Las Vegas, is one of those firms we love to hear about that’s proving that oftentimes the biggest work comes from small offices. Even going into their fifteenth year, there’s no big-agency bureaucracy behind IdeaWork Studio’s stunning creations for clients such as Jean-Georges Restaurants, Ian Schrager Company, MGM Resorts International, Sydell Group Ltd., Le-Bernardin, CRUNCH Fitness, Hard Rock Hotels, Charlie Palmer Group, and Chelsea Hotels. They do it all…
  • Poster Designs by Michael Osborne

    Amanda Aszman
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    San Francisco–based Michael Osborne Design has been creating some of the most memorable design around since 1981. Their award-winning work ranges from packaging to corporate identity and retail design for clients like Target, Williams-Sonoma and the U.S. Postal Service. So it’s no surprise that their poster design for Crane & Co. was recognized in the HOW Poster Design Awards in 2009. Creative Team: Michael Osborne, Cody Dingle; Printer: One Heart Press (letterpress), Moquin Press (offset litho); Paper: Crane LETTRA; Client: Crane & Co. Now, five years after Michael…
  • Interview: Khoi Vinh Discusses Wildcard

    James Pannafino
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Designing for the mobile web is a challenge, designing the interfaces that we use to browse the Web is a greater challenge. James Pannafino sits down and chats with VP of User Experience at Wildcard and author of Khoi Vinh about his most recent work. Khoi Vinh’s Wildcard: Building a Better Mobile Web First, congratulations on the release of Wildcard. For those who don’t know about it, could you tell us what it is? Wildcard is basically the first step in a long campaign to build a better mobile web. We think that the page metaphor worked great for the desktop web,…
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    The Logo Smith

  • Work In Process: Retirement Architects

    The Logo Smith
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    © 2006-2014 The Logo Smith - Freelance Logo Designer and Brand Identity Design Studio
  • Logo Design Naming, Copyright and Ownership Problems – [AQfG]

    The Logo Smith
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    I received this question, as part of my A Question for Graham the other day, and although it: Logo Design Naming, Copyright and Ownership Problems, sounds, at least on the surface, reasonably straightforward, there are some possible hidden dangers, complications etc. I don’t have an awful lot to go on, so my responses are little bit of advice, or general insights, and should definitely not be taken as legally sound, as I am not a lawyer. All I can do is answer based on the information I have, and hopefully, at the very least, provide some useful insight and suggestions to take the…
  • Work In Process: Ablinx Logo Design

    The Logo Smith
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Work In Process: Ablinx Logo Design – Designed by The Logo Smith: Logo Designer – t: 07816 527462 e: © 2006-2014 The Logo Smith - Freelance Logo Designer and Brand Identity Design Studio
  • Work In Process: Randomly Logo Design

    The Logo Smith
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Work In Process: Randomly Logo Design by The Logo Smith: Logo Designer – t: 07816 527462 e: © 2006-2014 The Logo Smith - Freelance Logo Designer and Brand Identity Design Studio
  • W.I.P Church Logo Design – Peoples Church of Montreal Designed by The Logo Smith

    The Logo Smith
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    These are a few screenshots of some of the earlier and a more current Church logo design and concepts that I have worked on for the Peoples Church of Montreal. It’s great to see how the logo has transformed over the last few months to something that really is quite unique, and incredibly relevant and appropriate for the Peoples Church of Montreal. The church logo design above is the most recent, and the finished logo is highly likely to be pretty close to what you see now. As the client has mentioned during this more recent phase: We really really liked the concept with the houses…
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    Jason Santa Maria

  • Piles of Ideas

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    I often talk about how sketching is an important step in making something. Whether with pencil and paper, or a keyboard, generating ideas is essential. I struggled with this early on in my career because I felt like putting something down on paper gave it a permanence greater than its value. I thought that by recording something, I was accepting ownership and responsibility for ideas I wasn’t sure of. Over time, I came to realize that the only way to get to the good ideas was to trudge through all the obvious and bad ones first. Don’t get me wrong: flashes of inspiration happen,…
  • Landing on a Comet

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Photograph © E.S.A./Rosetta Humankind is attempting to land a washing-machine-sized bit of science equipment named Philae onto Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko today. Think about how awesome that is! I love space exploration, and this makes me so happy. Not only because we are doing it, but because of how many unknowns there are to do it. You can watch the landing attempt LIVE, view some of the breathtaking photos of the comet beamed back by the Rosetta orbiter, and read all about the mission. Godspeed, Philae! Update: SCIENCE Touchdown! My new address: 67P! #CometLanding— Philae Lander…
  • Learning to Run

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    After 36 years of life, I finally get why people run. I mean, I always understood why people were running in the park or down the street, but this understanding was coupled with internal mockery. “That seems like a painful way to spend time.” My mockery was probably more jealousy than malice. I grew up as a short and scrawny kid, and I loved to run. I was always running—but only for short distances. I only wanted to get from point A to point B quickly, and only if point A and point B weren’t too far from one another. Even when I ran track in school, I was built for sprinting, but…
  • Vintage Halloween Masks

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    A fantastic photo set of vintage Halloween masks and costumes on Flickr. I could look at these all day. Via Coudal.
  • Pendleton Ward Quits Adventure Time?

    6 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Well, sorta. After three years, Pendleton Ward is stepping back to simply be “one of the show’s writers and storyboard artists”. I adore Adventure Time, but also can empathize with him. This is a great interview about what it means to make something and how it can affect you. Reading this left me nodding my head, as I know how I’ve felt from time to time over the last couple of years. Ward’s words certainly ring true: Dealing with people every day wears on you… And: To spend that extra energy and time you don’t have, to make something that’s…
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    JUST™ Creative

  • Not Enough Clients? Get More by Donating Your Services

    Jacob Cass
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    This article has been contributed by Todd Turner. As a graphic design company, increasing your exposure is crucial to your success. It’s only through getting your name out there that you can find clients, and therefore success, as your business grows. If you are looking for creative ways to drop your name without resorting to traditional advertising venues or spec work, consider using some of your graphic design talents to help with a local nonprofit’s fundraiser, and watch as more people become aware of what you have to offer. Why Fundraising Is a Good Venue for Your Talents…
  • Design Usability – 10 Common Mistakes

    Jacob Cass
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    This article has been contributed by Jessica Velasco. The internet is filled with how-to articles and tips for success. Rarely do we find people who boast about the mistakes they’ve made! However, when we do come across one of these self-flagellation articles, there is a powerful lesson to be learned. We all make mistakes on occasion. And learning from those mistakes is vital for long-term success. But it is even better when we can learn from the mistakes other people make! It doesn’t matter if you are an amateur or a design veteran, if you are a freelancer or a member of a…
  • 5 Key Components of a Winning Social Media Campaign

    Jacob Cass
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    This article has been contributed by Michael Georgiou. Facebook has 1.35 billion monthly active users and Twitter has 284 million of them. These massive figures are reason enough that all businesses irrespective of their size should be using social networks for marketing their products and services. When it comes to marketing, you need to go where the audience is and the audience is on social media. But, where there are customers, there will be competition. The problem is that on social media, you are not only competing with your direct competitor but also every other business aiming to…
  • Start Having Fun Again in Web Design: Here’s How

    Jacob Cass
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This article has been contributed by John Siebert. Web designers see themselves as artists and their creations as nothing less than works of art. But if you ask any designer to describe her average day, she will rattle off a list of mundane tasks that have little or nothing to do with art or creativity. So how does a creative soul survive the long and arduous road to the final destination – a fabulously designed website? By making the small, not-so-interesting tasks a little more interesting; by involving others in the little things to make work fun for all, by using awesome tools that…
  • Download Awesome Design Bundles at 85-95% off! My Top 5

    Jacob Cass
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    DesignCuts has quickly become my favorite design deal site out there, simply because they pack so many quality resources into each bundle and at a huge saving of 80-95% off each time. For their birthday, they are re-releasing their most popular past deals, so this is a great chance to grab some insanely useful resources for a very discounted price. There are a large number of deals on their website but these would be my top 5 picks! My top 5 design bundle picks: Monster Creative Font Bundle (Includes Web Fonts) – Just $29 This font bundle includes 10 versatile creative fonts, many with…
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  • 30 Beautiful Blue Websites for Design Inspiration

    Chris Spooner
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Last week I shared a roundup of websites that used many different variants of the colour red to create striking designs. This week I thought it would be interesting to check out a showcase of blue websites. The clean and fresh characteristics of this colour make it a popular choice with web designers, with light cyans being particularly trendy in the modern web design scene. W3 Evolve Wealth Sparkbox Squares Conference Underbelly Creative Co. Bay Street Biergarten HARBR One Design Company Cher Ami Dragone Rest Ryan Gittings Mangrove Cronnection Christopher Ware National Climate Assessment…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for November 21st 2014

    Chris Spooner
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    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 week’s collection, we have designs from Rocket55, Ryan Gittings, Pointless Corp, Icon Snowskates and Oscar Barber. Rocket55 View the website Ryan Gittings View the website Pointless Corp View the website Icon Snowskates View the website Oscar Barber View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for November 21st 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • 35 Radical Red Colored Websites for Design Inspiration

    Chris Spooner
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Red is a vibrant hue that colour theorists suggest represents love, anger and in some cultures, happiness, but how is it used in web design? The colour red in its many variants seems to be a popular choice with web designers. In today’s showcase we take a look at 35 great international examples of red usage in web design. See how this colour is used in each design, and more interestingly which other colours it is paired with to create striking colour schemes. Vintage Productions Student Dev Quest Andrew Bray Agency Survival Kit Hyperakt Focus Lab, LLC Brand Aid Kick Point Roy Barber Web…
  • Line25 Sites of the Week for November 14th 2014

    Chris Spooner
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    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 week’s collection, we have designs from IV&III, Plum, Twelve South, Rest and ThoughtSpot. IV&III View the website Plum View the website Twelve South View the website Rest View the website ThoughtSpot View the website The post Line25 Sites of the Week for November 14th 2014 appeared first on Line25.
  • Showcase of Website Designs with Serif Typography

    Chris Spooner
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    It’s a shame that typefaces with intact serifs aren’t more popular on the web. Sans-serif text seems to be dominant in the web design industry, despite modern technologies providing a vast library of fonts of all styles. However, when you do find examples of serif font use in web design they are often really beautiful, so in today’s showcase I feature 25 websites with elegant serif typography. These sites use classy serif fonts to create stylish and sophisticated designs. Rokkan Tyler Copeland Dragone Vesper Hotel Noordwijk Tiny Giant Creative Solo Q Ideas Studio MPLS…
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    Lines and Colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, concept art and other visual arts

  • Marie-Laure Cruschi (Cruschiform)

    Charley Parker
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Marie-Laure Cruschi is a French illustrator and designer, who often goes by the name of her Paris studio, Cruschiform. Cruschi’s work crosses the boundaries of her two areas of expertise, veering from vector illustration to design — and back again; the two inextricably intertwined in many images. Here strengths are obvious in those elements that are most strongly shared by the two disciplines: subtle color relationships and composition. There are a variety of projects on the Cruschiform website and Behance galleries. Of particular interest are her striking series of vector…
  • Dina Brodsky

    Charley Parker
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Originally from Balarus, Dina Brodsky moved to the U.S. with her family at an early age. She studied at the University of Massachussets Amherst and New York Academy of Art. In her most recent series, Brodsky revels in the rich textures, subtle colors and muted value changes in abandoned buildings. She infuses these with a haunting narrative element in the form of repeated themes of birds and sometimes other animals, making the spaces seem at once inhabited and more empty. Most of her work is fairly small, approximately 8 inches (20 cm) across, painted in oil on mylar or plexiglass. I’m…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Gussow’s Old Man’s Treasure

    Charley Parker
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Old Man’s Treasure (Das Katzchen), Karl Gussow On Google Art Project, downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Awwwwww… Gussow was criticized at times for being sentimental. Well, yes, but… look at that wonderfull brushwork, the controlled color, nuanced values and wonderful attention to texture and detail — right down to the old man’s dirty fingernails. The man could paint, friends and neighbors. And the kitten is cute. I mean, really. Awwwwww…
  • Mingiue Helen Chen

    Charley Parker
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Mingiue Helen Chen is a visual development artist, art director and illustrator who has worked in feature animation on titles like Frankenweenie, Wreck-it Ralph, and Big Hero 6. She also worked on the experimental Paperman short, which explored a convergence of GCi and the look of hand drawn animation. Chen’s style ranged from bright and engagingly cartoony, to moody and atmospheric. You can find some of her work and personal pieces on her sketchblog, and some archives of older pieced on her old blog. There is an article on Muddy Colors, and an accompanying video on YouTube [Via Concept…
  • Eye Candy for Today: Frank Waller’s 14th St Metropolitan Museum Interior

    Charley Parker
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Interior View of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when in Fourteenth Street, Frank Waller In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For six years, from 1873 to 1879, the Metropolitan Museum of Art was based in the Douglas Mansion at 128 West 14th Street in Manhattan, while the current building in Central Park was under construction (more on the museum’s history page). Waller painted at least one other view of the museum’s interior at that location (though I don’t know if this is a monochromatic painting, or just a black and white photograph).
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    Logo Of The Day

  • 2014-11-26 | Factoria Fitness

    Jacob Cass
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Factoria Fitness Credits: Mokaps Related Logos: 2014-10-14 | Form Architects (1) 2014-07-08 | Obrenovac Youth (1) 2012-12-17 | Paintbrush Factory (3)
  • 2014-11-25 | William & Mary

    Jacob Cass
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    William & Mary University (View Styleguide) Credits: InHouse Related Logos: 2009-06-15 | WebMonster (8) 2014-10-10 | Cynthia White (1) 2013-04-09 | Nathaniel Matthews (6)
  • 2014-11-19 | Selective Beauty

    Jacob Cass
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Selective Beauty holding co. Credits: Encore Related Logos: 2014-06-13 | Academy of Makeup (1) 2014-08-08 | Teespring (2) 2014-06-10 | The Shirt Factory (4)
  • 2014-11-18 | uBear

    Jacob Cass
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    uBear – uBear is a modern and vibrant lifestyle brand that combines the creative spirit of urban culture. uBear designs, develops and produces mobile accessories and related products for urban-minded peoples driven by energy of big cities. Credits: Mash Creative and Paul from Hype Type Studio Related Logos: 2014-09-26 | North (1) 2014-03-31 | AUX (1) 2013-04-05 | Princeton (4)
  • 2014-11-17 | Butterfly Trust

    Jacob Cass
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    The Butterfly Trust was established in 2002 to provide face-to-face support to people affected by Cystic Fibrosis (CF) throughout Scotland. Credits: Karoshi Related Logos: 2015-05-22 | Causemates (0) 2013-07-03 | Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (1) 2013-01-09 | Love Water (9)
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    The Fresh Peel // Ripe Brand Strategy. Juicy Insights and Trends.

  • The Art of Rebranding: How Southwest is Moving on From A String of Negative Press

    Nick Rojas
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:13 am
    Southwest Airlines just launched a major rebranding effort, its first in more than a decade. It’s dropped the boring old logo—literally just a picture of a plane with the words SOUTHWEST under it—in favor of a striped, rounded heart (it’s no coincidence that their home airfield in Dallas is called Love Field). And crucially, in a loud-and-clear commitment to its online sales, it’s changed its name to A friendly new font completes the look, instead of shouting in Helvetica, the new logo has a mix of upper- and lower-case letters on a blue field, almost evoking…
  • Disability Friendly Web Design

    Chris Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    One of the beautiful things about the Internet is that it allows people who are housebound to lead fuller and more connected lives. Accessibility with the Internet has become very important to many United States citizens, according to the Internet Housebound people are not the only disabled online users. Disabled users run a huge range including epilepsy, anxiety, and chronic fatigue. When designing an eCommerce site, you need to keep in mind that disabled users will try to access your site and design an experience that they can all enjoy.     Stop the auto-play. Back…
  • How To Improve Security On Amazon Web Services

    7 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    Cloud computing has changed how technology works for everyone. It promises a higher level of efficiency, promises greater agility, and promises more flexibility at a lower price. In short, changes in cloud computing are changing the way all Internet-based security works, whether it is network security or cloud security. What makes ensuring security measures on the cloud so demanding is that cloud computing is based on shared responsibility. When network engineers ponder the intricacies of cloud security, one example they look toward is Azure Security, which has ironed out many thorny problems…
  • Six Steps to Successfully Promote an Event Using Any Social Media

    Dave Landry
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    Social media can be a wonderful tool to plan events, but can also be overwhelming as to where to start. Which site works best? Is this hashtag going to work? Let’s get rid of the chaos and break down each step into manageable pieces that can be applied to any social media site. Image Source:     Step One: Create an Events Page, 3 months before. Think of this as the mothership of the event. All social sites are connected through it, and all information about the event is on it. Contact information, engaging content, as well as bios of all the participants should be…
  • Changing Consumer Behaviors: Michelin’s Road Usage Lab

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Michelin’s most recent campaign wants you to think differently about winter and driving. In fact, everything you know about driving in the winter elements is wrong. Well maybe not everything you know, but everything you know about your tires in winter weather. With a series of videos and infographics focusing on winter driving myths, Michelin is trying to put the idea of winter tires into the minds of consumers, ultimately changing consumer behaviors. Depending on where you live, there are a lot of ideas on how you should drive in the winter elements. But as Michelin does a good job of…
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    MarketingSherpa Blog

  • Marketing: Science versus art

    Joey Taravella
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    Digital marketing is becoming more a science-based activity. But, traditionally marketing has been more of an “art” form and a creative activity. This MarketingSherpa Blog post takes a philosophical look at marketing today and addresses the gap between the science and the art of marketing.
  • Event Marketing: How much should I expect to pay for a keynote?

    Jessica Lorenz
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    When hosting an event, one main consideration is choosing and hiring a keynote speaker. This post on event marketing covers some the challenges the event team at MarketingSherpa have faced in discovering the top keynote speakers for the MarketingSherpa Summit audience.
  • What’s the Most Important Ecommerce Challenge? On-time Shipping

    Andrea Johnson
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    This MarketingSherpa Blog post features a video interview conducted by Daniel Burstein, Director of Editorial Content, MECLABS Institute, with Debbie Hauss, Editor and Chief of Retail Touchpoints. They discussed the biggest challenge facing retailers today. It’s not digital marketing, mobile technology or merchandising. It’s fulfillment – and if you don’t get that right, nothing else is worth the effort according to Debbie.
  • Nonprofit Marketing: 3 tips to increase year-end revenue

    Selena Blue
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    For nonprofit marketers, the end of the year is a time of great opportunity when it comes to receiving donations. Read on for three tips pulled from successful case studies to help your organization increase donations and donations amounts this year.
  • Newsletter Engagement: 3 tactics used to improve its monthly sends

    Jessica Lorenz
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:01 am
    At MarketingSherpa Email Summit 2014, presented how it went from promotional emails to engaging content sends. In this MarketingSherpa Blog post, see a clip from the presentation to inspire your email marketing efforts.
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    Thoughts From Eric

  • Apophenia

    Eric Meyer
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    My next big project is to form a rock band called The Why and release a double-length concept album titled “Apophenia”. —Twitter post, 15 October 2014 Kat and Carolyn were in New York City this past weekend for a brief trip, and when they got back Kat was in a bad way.  I picked them up from the airport and Kat’s symptoms were such that I drove her straight to the Cleveland Clinic ER on suspicion of a cardiac event.  (It wasn’t.)  With the help of friends, I got the kids off to their scheduled activities and stayed with Kat.  By late in the afternoon, we knew she’d be staying…
  • A New Chapter

    Eric Meyer
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Last Wednesday, I stood on the stage at An Event Apart for the first time in almost fifteen months, in front of an audience for the first time in just over a year, and delivered the most important talk of my life.  It wasn’t about CSS, or coding, or even standards.  It was about design and empathy and user experience and my own personal experience and what it taught me.  It was a talk about designing for users who are in the midst of crisis, no matter what kind of content you have, no matter whether you think your users will ever be in crisis when they come to your site.  It was the…
  • Gravity Wars Redux

    Eric Meyer
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing a remake of/homage to a game I last played somewhere around 1990: Gravity Wars.  I gave this personal project a few hours here and there each day, or more usually each evening, slowly resurrecting a little piece of my past and putting my own spin on it.  You can check it out for yourself, if you like: Gravity Wars Redux. There are a few things I changed from the version I played all those years ago, besides the change of colors.  First of all, instead of taking turns, in my version the ships fire simultaneously, meaning a no-survivors tie is…
  • Presence and the Gift

    Eric Meyer
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    There are two aspects of my parenting that have really helped me cope with the illness and death of my daughter.  One was there long before she became ill, was in place before we had any kids; and the other I learned in the months since the first tumor emerged. What I’ve had all along is a strong determination to appreciate each stage of our kids’ lives for themselves.  I’ve heard or read any number of parents saying they wish the next stage of development would hurry up, or that a past stage had lasted longer.  You know: “Oh, I can’t wait for Johnny to start talking, all this…
  • Indescribable

    Eric Meyer
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A thing they don’t tell you before your child dies, because nobody who knows this would go around proclaiming it unprompted (except, apparently, me) and nobody who doesn’t face this situation would ever think to ask and probably nobody who does face this situation has the meta-awareness to go asking after the truth that they will all too soon have to inhabit, is that the pain of it does not consume you like nuclear fire and leave you a hollow, broken, still-burning shell of ash. Not continuously, anyway. It does do that sometimes, much more often in the beginning after the end, but that…
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  • 30+ Must-See Lawyer Business Card Designs

    Ebrian Acebedo
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Business cards are one of the most effective promotional tools that you can have. They are small and handy and because of that, you can bring them everywhere you go and give it to potential clients anytime you meet them. As it somehow represents you or your company, its design must have the key elements for that business card to deliver your message to them. For lawyers, law firms, and designers who are designing for lawyers, we have gathered 30+ Must-See Lawyer Business Card Designs for you to check out. This collection comprises of different designs that may give you The post 30+ Must-See…
  • 30 Burger Logo Designs That Will Motivate You

    Ebrian Acebedo
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Around the world we have restaurants and food chains ready to satisfy our palates. And one of the most popular favorites being served are the burgers. Get ready to have some ideas for your next design; or for your next meal. Today we have gathered the most creative logo designs of burgers for you to see and maybe get some ideas and inspiration for your current or upcoming design projects. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and as always, enjoy browsing! BESKID BURGER A minimal and attractive logo design for a burger spot. Source The post 30 Burger Logo Designs That…
  • 33 Business Card For Photographers You Should Check Out Now

    Christie Ann
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Photography is probably one of the things most people do. While others may do it as their hobby, others do it professionally and even offer services. For these individuals, it is imperative to have a business card that they can give to their potential clients. For your Business Card to be effective, it has to have an attractive design. To help you with this, we have gathered various Business Card designs that were made specifically for photographers and companies that offer similar services. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and enjoy browsing! Professional…
  • 30 Essential Examples For Bat Logo Designs

    Johnna Eudese Ward
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    It is said that artists always need inspiration to be able to create impressive masterpieces that they can be proud of. This is why we gather various designs and artworks to help you get some inspiration that will propel you to work at your best form. Here’s another collection that you can check out. Today we have gathered logo designs with bats. This collection includes some of the most creative bat logo designs for you to easily scroll and see. We can only hope that you can get some ideas and make your imagination run wild and result with an The post 30 Essential Examples For Bat Logo…
  • 30 Herringbone Patterns That Can Improve Your Design

    Marvi Ocampo
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangles that we usually see in floor tiling and pavements. As they look attractive in roads and sidewalks, they also have the potential to give some cool effects with its geometric looks to graphic designs. With good imaginations and creativity added to good skills and techniques, designers can create impressive designs that they can be proud of. Today, let us make your day easier as we have collected the beautiful herringbone patterns that you can download for free. Scroll down and check them all out below. Come, take a peek, and choose your pick.
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    Tuts+ Code

  • The Life of a Tuts+ Editor: Meet Sharon Milne

    Jess Hooper
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Ever wondered what it's like to work remotely as a Tuts+ Editor? The latest Envato Stories is all about the life of Sharon Milne, Design & Illustration Editor for Tuts+. She lives in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom and has been obsessed with vector for over 14 years. Sharon works from her home most of the time, but recently visited the Envato headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. As the Tuts+ Design & Illustration Editor, Sharon works with a team of instructors from all around the world, and still has time to make art (including this portrait of fellow…
  • How To Localize an Android Application

    Cindy Potvin
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    Localization is more than just the translation of the strings in your application in other languages. It also involves displaying data, such as dates and times, in the right format for your users. Even if you only want an English version of your application it's good to know what localization involves. That way you'll be ready if you decide to add support for additional locales and you won't have to look for strings and values all over your application's code base. With the Android SDK, the language of the localized strings and the format used to display values depends on the locale of the…
  • Laravel, BDD and You: The First Feature

    Peter Suhm
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the second part of this series called Laravel, BDD and You, we will start describing and building our first feature using Behat and PhpSpec. In the last article we got everything set up and saw how easily we can interact with Laravel in our Behat scenarios.Recently the creator of Behat, Konstantin Kudryashov (a.k.a. everzet), wrote a really great article called Introducing Modelling by Example. The workflow we are going to use, when we build our feature, is highly inspired by the one presented by everzet. In short, we are going to use the same .feature to design both our…
  • The Beginner's Guide to WordPress Taxonomies

    Tom McFarlin
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Let's say that you've recently started developing things with WordPress. Perhaps you've created basic theme or a plugin that does something simple, but you're ready to jump into more complex topics.This may include things such as custom meta boxes, the Settings API, custom post types, or using custom taxonomies. All of these are valuable things to learn and they each afford their own unique functionality within the overall context of WordPress.Some of these topics we've covered in detail before, some of them we've not. One of the topics that tends to give developers who are just starting…
  • Get Started Building Your Blog With Parse.js: User Login

    Samantha Zhang
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    What You'll Be CreatingIn the last session, you learned how to add data on and render it on your website. You got familiar with the concept of objects, collections, and views, and created your first class. From this session and moving forward, you will be creating the admin panel of the blog system. And it all starts with creating a User class and enabling login.1. User ClassStep 1: Add a User made it extremely easy to add a new User class. Just click "Add Class" and choose "User" to create it.Add a new row for yourself:Step 2: Add Class-Level Access…
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  • November 2014: 22 Free WordPress Themes for (almost) All Needs

    Juan Pablo Sarmiento
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
       Bloggers, magazines, content creators, and freelancers are usually having a hard time finding themes to showcase their thoughts, news, articles and products. And even though there are lots of options with WordPress to do this, many of them are poorly designed and do not have the features a content creator needs. Many of the themes featured in the following article include plugins, frameworks, engines, fonts, icons, e-commerce capabilities, multilanguage, retina support and many more additions that improve the experience of the user while using it, and allows the content creator…
  • Time to Relaunch: Win PSD2HTML Services Worth 500 Dollars (Giveaway)

    Dieter Petereit
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
       If you’re into web design, you’ve most likely heard of PSD2HTML more than once. Back in 2005, they were the first team of this kind, providing design to HTML/CSS conversion services. Today they are still the industry lead with their massive staff capacity and high customer demand. Alongside an infographic with five fun facts about the company, we have a total value of 500 Dollars in services to give away. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to save time and sanity and get your site professionally developed with no hassle. Read on for the details.
  • 25 Free Hero Images and Mock-ups: The First Impression Counts

    Nataly Birch
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
       The use of giant, so-called Hero images is a trend of the younger years. Some say it was Apple who brought it forth, some say gigantic images have been there forever, but couldn’t be used due to poor bandwidths. The latter is becoming less and less of a problem, so why not start using hero imagery today? It will make for a solid first impression and be kept remembered. So if your brand or product fits the use of giant imagery, you should give it a try. Today we have put together 25 free hero image mock-ups from around the web. Some add extra PSD layers to the canvas; others…
  • Double Tap, Check, Swipe: 25 Free Gesture Icons Packs for Your Mobile App

    Nataly Birch
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
       Finally, you are ready to put a new mobile app on the market. Surely you expect it to take the audience by storm. As we all know, people buy not only the product but also its packaging. So without a well-thought-out presentation, chances are, it simply won’t do. Presentations of old won’t do either, neither will lengthy feature lists or plain screenshots. Why not jump on an upcoming trend? Present your new app in a vibrant, lively way by showing someone actually use it. This can be done with GIF or HTML5, where GIF seems to be the preferred path these days. We have…
  • Pay What You Want for Thousands of Premium Resources in InkyDeals’ Creative Bundle

    Dieter Petereit
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
       This is a dream come true. All of you know Paddle and their great bundle offers. And all of you know InkyDeals and their insane bundle offers. Now these two have partnered to bring you the ultimate great AND insane bundle offer. They’ve put together 13 of their best selling deals worth 6,714 dollars and let YOU name the price…
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    Rey Bango

  • A New Way to Test Internet Explorer on OS X, iOS and Android

    Rey Bango
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    Today, the Internet Explorer team is launching a new tool to make it easier to test sites in IE regardless of which platform you’re on; seriously! Don’t believe me? Here are some Vines to show you it in action: Mac OSX Android iPad iOS Win7 The tool is called RemoteIE and […] No related posts.
  • Which Linux Distro for Web Development?

    Rey Bango
    8 Feb 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Total lazy web question. If I were setting up a Linux machine for web development, specifically to learn and code with Ruby on Rails, should I go with Linux Mint or Ubuntu Desktop (or some other distro)? And why the specific distro? Looking for some feedback in the comments. No related posts.
  • A Time for Change

    Rey Bango
    14 Nov 2013 | 10:00 am
    For the last three and a half years, I’ve been privileged to work at the greatest software company in the world; Microsoft. During that time, I launched a standards-based web development site (, worked with major product teams (Windows, Windows Phone & IE), partnered to launch initiatives that offered tremendous value to developers, represented MS […] No related posts.
  • Help Choosing a Mechanical Keyboard

    Rey Bango
    18 Sep 2013 | 10:52 am
    After Jeff Atwood blogged about building a real coders keyboard, my interest was piqued as to whether I’d see any notable difference in my typing between mechanical keyboards and my Microsoft Comfort Curve 5000. I’ve always liked curved, ergonomic keyboards and vaguely remembered mechanical keyboards from my college days in the late 80s. I’d also […] No related posts.
  • Newsblur is my Google Reader Replacement

    Rey Bango
    1 Jul 2013 | 5:00 am
    On July 1st, 2013, Google will officially shut down Reader. It’s something that has pissed off a LOT of people, myself included because it was a tool I had grown to rely on every day. And I personally feel this is a move by Google to push every more towards Google+ in some fashion, possibly […] No related posts.
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  • A Tax on Bunny Rabbits

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    An ascii style animation from Nathaniel Akin:
  • Prosthetic Technologies of Being

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    Created by the Social Body Lab at OCAD University and Intel Research, Prosthetic Technologies of Being is a project that explores "how technology can extend our ability to sense our surroundings and express our emotions in a visceral way": [via]
  • Felt Storyframes

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Felt Storyframes lets you create and send personalised photos (complete with custom frames, handwritten notes, typed text, doodles and filters) in the mail:
  • SCiO

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    SCiO is "the world's first affordable molecular sensor":
  • A Whole New World

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    A supercut of the "coolest and most outrageous" computer hacking scenes from 90s movies, as complied by Found Item Clothing:
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    Illusion Magazine

  • Sensuous Art with a Splash of Colour

    Christopher Smail
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Warning: This post contains images with nudity. Viewer discretion is advised. The delicate, seductively-tinted art of Conrad Roset is awash with a glorious array of colour and life. Based out of Barcelona, he has been working as a freelance artist for decades, having collaborated with big name brands including MOMA and Zara. His illustrations of women are defined by...
  • Painting the Urban Landscapes

    Christopher Smail
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    Alex Roulette’s paintbrush is drawn to urban landscapes. This can take the form of teenagers skateboarding around a suburban street, or a lone man sitting in the heart of a motel complex in an unknown town or city. What unites these situations is Roulette’s skilled combination of the realistic and the fantastical. His paintings are simultaneously...
  • On Top of the World with Max Rive

    Christopher Smail
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:06 am
    There aren’t many photographers out there who can capture the thrill of being in nature as well as Max Rive. In his images, whether you’re on top of a mountain or by a swiftly flowing river, you feel that you are right there with him. And that is something special. Photography © Max Rive
  • Selected Tattoos: The Work of Dean Lawton from Australia

    Adriana de Barros
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Flowered skulls, women warriors and Marvel characters, the only connection among these themes is that Dean Lawton tattooed them on his clients. He’s done a bit of everything, color and greyscale with a light dose of photorealism. The artist can be found working at Method Ink in Brisbane, Australia. All images © Dean Lawton
  • Super Flemish by Sacha Goldberger

    Adriana de Barros
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    Sacha Goldberger’s latest photographic series is an upgrade from his 2013 project, which was inspired by Flemish portrait art from the 16th and 17th centuries. The upgrade is using superheroes and other movie characters as his models, all of them wearing rich-colored ensembles with the famous ruffs on necklines, and posing against nostalgic dark backgrounds....
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    The Social Commerce Social Sourcing Space

  • Ms. Kong 3-D Endless Runner Coming Soon

    Craig Agranoff
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Remember Donkey Kong? How about Donkey Kong 3D? Well, now there’s Ms. Kong and she’s being rendered in lavish three dimensions on your smart phone or tablet. This endless runner game is much like the new series of DK games, wherein the hero runs through levels non-stop, grabbing powerups and bonus points along the way. This time, the hero is Ms. and the levels are jungles and other assorted locales. Your job is to pilot Ms. Kong through the obstacles and past the baddies while collecting points, powerups, and other goodies. While the game itself is very simple, it’s…
  • Snapchat unveils partnership with Square

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Mobile messaging firm Snapchat unveiled a new service that allows users to send money to each other. Snapcash is the result of collaboration with Square, an online payment firm that also offers a stand-alone friend-to-friend payment app known as Square Cash. “The product you’re seeing today is fast, fun, and incredibly simple,” said Snapchat in a blog post. The actual cash transfers in the new service will be handled by Square. “Square has a ton of experience in this area and our teams have been hard at work to make Snapcash a great experience for everyone,” it added. For now,…
  • Samsung considers reducing smartphone models next year

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    Samsung’s head of investor relations, Robert Yi, said during a New York presentation that the company plans to cut the number of smartphone models it produces next year by about 25 to 30 per cent. The move came as the South Korean firm seeks to reduce costs in order to better compete with Chinese brands that offer cheaper models. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone suffered in the high-end market with the release of the new iPhone 6, while its dominance in the mid- and low-end segments were challenged by makers such as Xiaomi, Lenovo and Huawei. In October, Samsung saw its…
  • TRUSTe settles FTC charges of deceit for Privacy Seal program

    Craig Agranoff
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:43 pm
    TRUSTe, Inc., one of the largest providers of privacy certifications for online businesses, has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission suit alleging that they deceived consumers about their recertification program for privacy practices on websites. TRUSTe was also charged with deceiving the public about its non-profit status. The Privacy Seal program was meant to assure consumers that a business’ privacy practices were in compliance with specific standards such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework. The FTC alleged…
  • Alibaba Singles’ Day sales hit $9.3b

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    E-commerce giant Alibaba saw total sales on Singles’ Day hit a new record of $9.3 billion. Home decor emerged as a popular product category, with the company selling more than 1.2 million big home appliances and more than three million light products. However, the November 11 event also covered regular products. For example, 200,000 bottles of detergent were sold. One-off products also had a strong showing, with 50,000 cars sold. Alibaba’s PayPal-like affiliate, Alipay, saw its number of payments processed soar 60 per cent to reach $5.8 billion for the day overall. In a statement, Jack…
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    Six Revisions

  • 10 Free Online Markdown Editors

    Jacob Gube
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Markdown is a syntax designed specifically for easier web writing. In this post, you’ll find the best free online Markdown editors. 1. StackEdit StackEdit is a free online Markdown editor loaded with useful features. It has a visual tool bar for formatting (bold, emphasis, lists, etc.). It can sync with cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive, and import files from a URL or your computer’s hard drive. A nifty helper feature of this Markdown editor is it can convert HTML to Markdown. 2. Dillinger Dillinger has a clean user interface that will help you compose Markdown…
  • 10 Best Hosted Ecommerce Platforms

    Jacob Gube
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you’re thinking about putting up an online store and would like to do it quickly and easily without worrying about coding or web hosting, the hosted ecommerce platforms discussed in this article are ideal options. What is a Hosted Ecommerce Platform? A hosted ecommerce platform is a type of software as a service (SaaS) that hosts online stores. A good hosted ecommerce platform will have ecommerce-specific features such as online payment integration and inventory management, powerful and reliable server technology resources, and expertise in compliance and security as it pertains…
  • 5 Bug Reporting Tools for Developers

    Jacob Gube
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    One area in our development process that we can optimize with a proper tool is the way we handle bug reports. Traditionally, bugs, client feedback, and change requests are discussed in lengthy real-time meetings which would then kick off the next web development phase that will address the issues. But this sequential lather-rinse-repeat workflow is slow: One of these iterations is barely doable within a timeframe faster than a week because bug reports have to be processed, organized, documented with screenshots, decided upon, and then delegated to the appropriate people. It’s more…
  • A Guide to CSS RGBA Colors

    Jacob Gube
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    RGBA is a type of CSS color value that allows us to set a color and also its opacity/transparency. Here’s an example of using the CSS rgba() notation to specify white with 50% opacity. p { color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5); } RGBA is an extension of the RGB color model. The acronym stands for red green blue alpha. The alpha value represents the level of transparency/opacity of the color. RGBA Syntax The format of RGBA color notation is: rgba(red, green, blue, alpha) The first three values — red, green, blue — can either be integers between 0 and 255 or percentages between 0%…
  • How to Create CSS Ghost Buttons

    Jacob Gube
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    A popular web design trend this year is the "ghost button", which is simply a button with a border and a transparent background color. You can read more detailed discussions about the ghost button design trend on SitePoint and DesignModo. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create several styles of ghost buttons using CSS. Examples of Ghost Buttons Before we get started, let’s look at some real-world examples of ghost buttons: We Are Heckford MediaMonks VIZIO CrossFit Squamish Icon PR Lees Ferry The Livesey Arms Squares Conference Haigh & Hastings…
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  • 37 Responsive Navigation Menus Plugins & Tutorials

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Responsive designs have become a necessity of the time, and in this day and age it is very surprising to see when a website is not responsive. The most challenging part of developing a responsive website design is to create a cool and appealing menu design that can work on small as well as large screens. So, here is the complete list of 37 Best Responsive Navigation and Menu Patterns and tutorials for your use. We hope that this collection proves to be the best and will help you get going in the initial phases of your UI designing project. And it is once again our pleasure to share with you…
  • 13 Free Futuristic Fonts For Download

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    Fonts play a crucial role in any web design and with the increasing popularity of futuristic designs, designers are now more eager to use relevant fonts in their designs. Here we have put together 13 excellent and amazing futuristic fonts for you that may look like as they will be created in future but they are actually available in the world of today. With this collection, we want to share with you 13 free futuristic fonts of today for you. Here is the full collection for you. We hope that you will like this collection. Feel free to share your opinions with us via comment section below.
  • 10 Google Chrome Extensions To Change Your Internet Experience

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:46 am
    Do you use Google Chrome for web browsing? Well, millions of users all over the world prefer to use Google Chrome for web browsing that makes it the second most used web browser worldwide. Google Chrome is fast and comes with a clean interface and swift performance. Furthermore, its easy syncing ability with mobile devices makes it a preferred choice of young generation. Apart from that, there are plenty of useful extensions that are available on the Chrome Web Store. These extensions are meant to further enhance the web browsing experience. Here, we have listed 10 best Google Chrome…
  • Call To Action: 40 Best Button Photoshop Tutorials

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    A web button is a very small but the most important design element of any website design that not only provide functionality but also adds in the aesthetic appeal of the website design. Web buttons are mostly associated with some crucial tasks and meant to spread a call to action. This is the reason that a web button needs to be creatively designed as well as eye catching so that it can encourage the visitors to perform certain action. In this round up, we are presenting 40 of the best buttons tutorials the web has to offer. With these tutorials, you can learn some effective and interesting…
  • 10 Best WordPress Post Recommendation Plugins

    21 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Post recommendation when used properly on a website allows your readers to see what else is there on your website that is worth their reading time. This way, post recommendation also engages your readers for some more time. Apart from that, it is also very helpful from on page SEO point of view because cross linking relevant content with one another is very good for ranking good at search engines. Here we are presenting 10 very useful WordPress post recommendation plugins for you. WordPress post recommendation plugins also automate such matters by using keywords and categories to help…
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    Smashing Magazine

  • “California, Here We Come…” Introducing SmashingConf Los Angeles 2015

    Vitaly Friedman
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Great conferences are the ones where you learn, connect and get inspired. We know that, and we put our hearts into crafting events that aren’t just great, but go way beyond expectations. Ready for the next one? With SmashingConf LA 20151, we’ve got a full package: our new US conference with two days packed with quality content, lots of networking and a few mysterious surprises. We thought you might want to join in, too. 2 About The Conference When preparing a conference, we care deeply about how practical and valuable it will be. We look into things that have or haven’t…
  • Freebie: Christmas Icon Set (24, Icons, AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG, PNG)

    The Smashing Editorial
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:34 am
    Christmas is only a month away, and it’s time to add a few festive icons to your projects, or just freshen up your good ‘ol Christmas cards which you may be planning to give out to your family, friends, colleagues, and perhaps even strangers. Today, we’re happy to release the Christmas Icon Set, a set of 24 icons that are all available in AI, PSD, EPS, PDF, SVG and PNG formats. This icon set was designed and created by Manuela Langella151 and is free to be used in private as well as commercial projects. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is…
  • How To Create Your Own Front-End Website Testing Plan

    Lawrence Howlett
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    So, your designers and developers have created a fantastic front-end design, which the client is delighted with, and your job now is to test it. Your heart begins to sink: Think of all the browsers, all the devices and all of these web pages you’ve got to test, not to mention the iterations and bug fixes. You need a front-end testing plan. This article shows you what to consider when creating a front-end testing plan and how to test efficiently accross browsers, devices and web pages. Benefits Of A Front-End Testing Plan Clarity on project’s scope Knowing which browsers and devices are…
  • Why You Should Include Your Developer In The Design Process

    Paul Boag
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Should designers be able to code? This topic never seems to die, with its endless blog posts, Twitter discussions and conference talks. But the developer’s involvement in the design process seems to be addressed very little. This is a shame, because developers have a huge amount to add to discussions about design. The unfortunate truth is that many designers have a somewhat elitist attitude towards design. They believe that only they can come up with good design ideas. That is simply not true. Everybody has the ability to make good design suggestions, including developers. Admittedly, a…
  • Refining Your Mobile Onboarding Experience Using Visual Analytics

    Alon Even
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In the wonderful world of millions of mobile apps, many users suffer from ADD (app deluge disorder), and no aphorism looms larger for developers than “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Once a large group of people are downloading your app, you’ve already won half the battle and have accomplished your primary goal. Now, keeping them engaged post-download is your next one. This is where onboarding takes center stage. Being involved in a mobile analytics firm, I see firsthand what challenges app publishers experience. In this article, I will go over the importance of…
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  • Design Engineering

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
    “Front End Dev isn’t just JavaScript. FED is a melting pot of design & dev skills to implement accessible UIs to accepted standards.” — Matt Hill When it comes to development on Shopify Admin, we have—up until recently—only had two specializations: designers and engineers. There is a third specialization, however, that has had a tough time finding a solid home: front-end developers. The skills of a front-end developer can be varied and blends into design as much as it blends into engineering. We had been very lucky to have hired talented designers who can also create high…
  • Specificity Graphs

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Harry Roberts recently wrote about creating a Specificity Graph to get a better picture of your CSS. Harry’s conclusion is that a spiky graph is a bad graph. Spikes that occur mid-graph could lead to maintainability issues since CSS that occurs afterwards needs to meet or exceed that level of specificity to override earlier CSS. In a SMACSS world, however, that’s not likely what your specificity graph would or should look like. At the beginning of the graph, specificity starts out low with all the base element styles along with a few pseudo-class styles. From there, the layout styles…
  • Evolving Code: From the Crust to the Core

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:44 pm
    At Shopify, as our team scales, we’ve been trying to figure out how to manage the influx of new design and new components into the codebase. On one hand, we want all code to meet our coding standards, use the existing system where it can, and expand it when necessary. As new functionality and new experiments get introduced, we are finding ourselves unsure how best to manage this. Quick and dirty and refactor later? Problem is, people are lazy. Things might not get revisited and we’ll be left trying with the less-than-desirable code for some time. Spend the time up front to “do it…
  • Cleaning the Cruft

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Cap Watkins had a good blog post about The Dark Corners of Your UI. In it, he talks about how there are parts of a product that can easily become neglected. At Shopify, we often have the same. We’ve recently assigned a designer to review a number of these dark corners and shine some light on them. Cap is right in that many product teams won’t give these areas much priority. As a product manager, I usually tried to tie these efforts into larger endeavours instead of trying to knock them off one by one. As a front-end developer, however, these corners often result in stale code and…
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    Speckyboy Web Design Magazine

  • Weekly News for Designers (N.261)

    Speckyboy Editors
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:01 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 articles, resources and freebies. New Resources & Tools Andy.scss, an open-source collection of useful SASS mixins. Sticky-Kit, a jQuery plugin for making smart sticky elements. Furtive CSS, a lightweight, mobile-first, CSS micro-framework. Magic Mockups, a web-based tool for generating real-life mockups., an experimental API search service. Learning Resources &…
  • We Have 5 Licenses of the Stunning WordPress Theme Zerif Pro to Giveaway

    Speckyboy Editors
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Another week and another fantastic giveaway for you guys. Courtesy of the guys, we have 5 licenses of Zerif Pro to giveaway to five lucky readers. Zerif Pro is stunning and responsive one-page WordPress theme that has been purposefully built for your beautiful and creative portfolios. Zerif Pro With it’s in-built theme options panel, unlimited choice of colors, it’s many custom widgets, the fact that it’s WooCommerce compatible and Multilingual Ready (WPML), and because it’s highly versatile, meaning you can use it as a corporate/business site, a creative…
  • 32 Posters That Debunk Common UX Misconceptions

    Paul Andrew
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:45 am
    You may have heard of UX Myths from user-experience designer Zoltán Gócza. It’s basically a collection of 32 (now up to 33!) common web design user experience misconceptions that are systematically debunked using detailed data, deeply researched facts, and backed up and validated by quotes and resources from some well-known UX experts. We’re huge fans of the site and you should really check out if you haven’t already done so. Anyway, Italian designer Alessandro Giammaria, from design agency That’s Com, is also a huge fan of UX Myths, and has created a beautiful…
  • 25 Free Christmas Resources for Designers

    Speckyboy Editors
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    Christmas is just a few weeks away and we know that all you designers will be starting to plan the design of your personalised Christmas cards, invitations, wallpapers and everything else inbetween that is Christmas or holiday season related. So just to help you guys out we have a bunch of FREE Christmas related resources we know you will love and will hopefully help get you into the festive spirit. We haven’t chosen traditional, some might say boring, Christmas designer resources, instead we have a focussed on collecting free resources that have been designed with some of the most…
  • Weekly Inspiration – Pixel Studio, Kyle Read, Circles, and more

    Speckyboy Editors
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    It’s that time of the week again, a chance for you to sit back and be inspired by some of our favorite web and mobile designs from the past week. You may also like to browse the Web Inspiration Archives. Pixel Studio 32 → Kyle Read Can Work! → Circles Company → Rest → Duffy & Partners → Elespacio → DBLG → You may also like to browse the Web Inspiration Archives. The post Weekly Inspiration – Pixel Studio, Kyle Read, Circles, and more appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine. No related posts.
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  • What to Do with Homescreens

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Betaworks has a new, simple app called #Homescreen that lets you share screengrabs of your phone’s homescreen. The ostensible purpose of the app is to satisfy broad curiosity about what people put on the default screen of their phones, but Betaworks is actually doing this to better understand the broader trends behind this very personal… Advertise on
  • Kidpost Is Now Out of Beta

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    After several months of development, Kidpost is finally live and out of beta today! For those new to it, Kidpost is a simple service for parents that pulls pictures of your kids from social networks, bundles them into a nifty daily email, and sends that email along to friends and families. It’s the easiest way… Advertise on
  • M Magazine

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    M Magazine is a new print and digital publication dedicated exclusively to the photographs taken with the Leica M series of rangefinder cameras. Whether the civil war in Central Africa or the problem districts of Caracas—countless stories are being told with the Leica M system. The LFI loan pool also contributes towards this: Leica cameras… Advertise on
  • AT&T and SIM Cards

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    This fall I upgraded to a new iPad and a new iPhone, both with cell service from AT&T. We have five lines on our AT&T family account, so I am effectively locked into AT&T until I find the time and energy to switch to an alternative carrier. This means I’m more or less helpless when… Advertise on
  • The Best Soundtrack for a Tech Video Ever

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Having just gone through the exercise of finding the right music to accompany a product video for Wildcard, I’m terribly jealous of Big Spaceship’s production for this video for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It features the amazing Reggie Watts, and it’s like no other. + Advertise on
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    Treehouse Blog

  • The Coolest Ruby Projects Ever

    Jason Seifer
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Hackety Hack Hackety Hack is a project designed to teach programming. Hackney Hack does this via a client side GUI application, written in a framework called Shoes. Shoes is another Ruby project which provides a concise and easy to use API for creating GUI applications. Hackett Hack took Shoes and built lessons on it to teach programming using Ruby. The lessons gradually increase in difficulty from beginner to intermediate and teach basic programming. Students can work their way up to creating Shoes apps as well. Have an idea for a lesson? There is a project on GitHub which you can contribute…
  • New Courses: Interactive Android Apps & Flask Basics

    Gill Carson
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    New Courses: Build an Interactive Story App In this course we will build a simple choose-your-own-adventure story app, complete with fantastic illustrations. We will model our story and introduce the Model-View-Controller pattern, and we will learn about getting input from users, displaying images, and using more than one Activity. This course has a pre-requisite of Build a Simple Android App. Flask Basics Flask is one of the easiest ways to bring your Python skills online. It’s a great microframework used by thousands of people to create prototypes and small web apps. This course has…
  • Python Freelancing: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Kenneth Love
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Lots of us really like programming. We also really like making money and being able to feed ourselves and our families. But, many of us don’t necessarily like working in an office or for one single product or company, so a lot of us become freelancers. Is that you? If it is, or even if it isn’t but could be, maybe you want to be do Python for a living. I’ve spent most of my adult life as a freelance programmer. Even luckier, I’ve been able to be a Python programmer for almost all of my freelancing career. Like all fields, especially in freelancing, there are good,…
  • Building OS X Apps With JavaScript

    Jason Seifer
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    It’s Tuesday which means that the Treehouse Show is back! In episode 117 of The Treehouse Show, Nick (@nickrp) and Jason (@jseifer) talk about building OS X apps in JavaScript, fixed headers, array methods, and more. For a free month’s trial, Join Jason and Nick at Watch The Treehouse Show 117 on Treehouse This Week’s Links Building OS X Apps with JavaScript by Tyler Gaw csstyle Clean, Simple Styling for the Web zzmp/juliusjs Midnight.js – Switch fixed headers on the fly 5 Array Methods That You Should Be Using Now | The post…
  • Joe Goes From Security Guard to Full Time Web Developer

    Faye Bridge
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:07 am
    After his first daughter was born, Joe decided he needed a career change. Not only to supplement his income, but also to find a job he would be passionate and proud to do daily. While working two security jobs, Joe began learning with Treehouse in his free time and building up a portfolio of projects. A few months later, he landed a full time web developer position and was able to quit security. Between his new job and Treehouse, Joe is continuing to learn, while getting valuable real world experience. He now embraces a career that he loves and enjoys the added bonus of having more free time…
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  • Jasper Morrison, Yoshio Taniguchi to Receive Isamu Noguchi Award

    Stephanie Murg
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    The Noguchi Museum in NYC’s Long Island City announced today plans to honor designer Jasper Morrison and architect Yoshio Taniguchi with its Isamu Noguchi award. The honor was created earlier this year to recognize “like-minded spirits who share Noguchi’s commitment to innovation, global consciousness, and Japanese/American exchange,” according to the museum. Motohide Yoshikawa, ambassador of Japan to the United Nations, will present the awards at the museum’s annual spring benefit on May 19, 2015, part of a year-long 30th anniversary celebration. Helping to clinch the…
  • Learn Infographics and Party Like a Chart Star

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Ready to respond to requests of “Show me the data!” with more than a sad little bar graph? The Mediabistro mothership is now recruiting would-be data visualizers for an online course in infographics that can “engage an audience in your brand, cause, or mission.” Guided by tech-meets-branding whiz Amanda McCormick, whose resume includes work with organizations such as New York City Ballet, Bitly, and SocialFlow, students will get up to speed with online tools (we’re looking at you Many Eyes) and develop a robust spec for a data visualization. The infographical fun…
  • Twitter Along with UnBeige

    Stephanie Murg
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Famed literary critic Lionel Trilling once described Henry James as a “social twitterer.” Sure, he meant it as an insult, but it makes us feel better about having jumped on the microblogging bandwagon. Look to the official UnBeige Twitter feed, for up-to-the-minute newsbites, event snippets, links of interest, design trivia, and free candy (OK, we’re still working on the physics of that last one). The Mediabistro tech wizards have added to the sidebar at right a handful of our most recent word bursts, but you can sign up to follow all of our twittering here. New Career…
  • Blank Space Kicks Off Architectural Fairy Tales Competition

    Stephanie Murg
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Once upon a time (OK, last year), in the vast, virtual land of Blank Space, there was a great flowering of architectural ideas for a competition of Fairy Tales. Who’s up for a second round? That’s right–Blank Space’s Fairy Tales competition is back, inviting architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students, and other creative types to submit their own architectural stories. “The scale, location, and program of the submission is up to each entrant,” according to the organizers. “A successful entry crafts a text narrative,…
  • Design Jobs: Amazon, Pratt Institute, Q by Equinox

    Nadine Cheung
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    This week, Amazon is hiring a graphic designer for Comixology, as well as a senior e-commerce graphic designer for Quidsi. Meanwhile, Pratt Institute is looking for an associate director of project management, and Q by Equinox is on the hunt for a photo editor. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro. Graphic Designer, Comixology Amazon (New York, NY) Senior E-Commerce Graphic Designer, Quidsi Amazon (Jersey City, NJ) Associate Director, Project Management Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) Photo Editor Q by Equinox (New York, NY)…
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    Vandelay Design

  • Should You Run Holiday Sales as a Designer?

    Tara Hornor
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It's that time of year again when nearly every business is offering holiday sales and specials as consumer activity increases by leaps and bounds. You may even know of fellow freelancers who offer... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • Ultimate Guide to Responsive Web Design

    Jake Rocheleau
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    When I think of responsive web design I think of Transformers: Websites in Disguise. With one set of code you can build a website layout that runs flexibly from desktop to mobile. But instead of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 25 Beautiful and Minimalist Websites

    Steven Snell
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    Minimalism is one of our favorite styles of web design. A well-designed website with a minimalist style may look simple, but they're not always easy to design. This collection shows 25 excellent... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 25 Beautiful Free Lightroom Presets to Enhance Your Photos

    Steven Snell
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Adobe Lightroom has been popular with photographers for several years, and in the past couple of years it has also increased in popularity with designers and hobbyist photographers. While Photoshop... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
  • 13 of the Best Hosted CMSs

    Steven Snell
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Open-source content management systems like WordPress and Drupal get a lot of attention on design blogs, but they are not the only options when it comes to choosing a CMS. There are a number of... Click through to read the rest of the story on the Vandelay Design Blog.
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    Veerle's blog 3.0

  • New typography features in Photoshop CC (2014)

    Veerle Pieters
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:07 am
    Last week I discovered something in Photoshop by accident. I have no idea if this was something that was added in the latest version or not, because I haven’t seen it in any of the new feature overviews. On occasion people ask me what I use to render fonts well on digital mediums. Well that’s exactly where I discovered this new rendering option and I still can’t believe that I missed this. Two new type rendering options Before I discovered this I was using Strong for body copy in 98% of the projects and Crisp for larger text. In the other 2% I decide on what looks best. Photoshop…
  • Using linked SmartObjects in combination with Layercomps in Photoshop CC

    Veerle Pieters
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Today I would like to talk about one of Photoshop's features I've been using a lot lately on a couple of projects I'm working on , and that is SmartObjects. It's something I use quite extensively for items that reoccur throughout my document. Since Photoshop added the function to convert a SmartObject into linked SmartObject, I've been using them more than ever. It's becoming even more powerful if you start using linked SmartObjects in combination with Layer Comps. These days I can't live without it as it saves me so much time. Let me show you how, and explain why this is so handy… Linked…
  • Create a realistic shadow effect in Illustrator using the blend tool

    Veerle Pieters
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    Seems I have some unfinished business with my Re-turned birds illustration. There is one last thing I need to cover, and that's how I created the shadow effect on the bellies of the birds. Just in case you've missed the pervious article about the wood texture, or how to draw these birds, don't forget to check them out too. Today we'll add the finishing touch and use Illustrator's Blend tool. I'll also show you some useful tips on how you can use the Layer panel to duplicate an object in an easy way and make fast and easy selections. So let's get started… Re-turned birds by Discipline…
  • Create a wood texture in Illustrator

    Veerle Pieters
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    As promised, here is a follow-up on my tutorial about using Illustrator's Pathfinder to create symmetrical birds, which was based on these fabulous "Re-turned"-birds. This time we'll give the birds their wooden texture, and we'll keep it all vector-based. We'll create 2 types of wood textures: one wood grain texture which we will apply on the darker brown, and one wood texture that has these typical curvy lines, which we'll apply on the lighter colors. Both will be turned into seamless patterns in no time, thanks to Illustrator's Pattern Maker feature. Re-turned birds by Discipline (designed…
  • Draw a cute lion in Illustrator

    Veerle Pieters
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    One of my best friends, Cindy Li has recently given birth to a beautiful baby boy, Apollo, and to celebrate this I've drawn an illustration of a cute lion for her as a small gift. Since I had so much fun creating this little dude, I thought it would be perfect to talk about it here on my blog. This time I'll share some of the basic steps I usually take when drawing illustrations like these, together with a few tips & tricks I sometimes use… Browse for resources Learn & inspire First thing I do is browse around for some imagery to use as a resource. Instead of searching for photos of…
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    solar news wearejustcreative

  • Effects Of Clouds On A Solar Panel

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Solar panels hold a wealth of benefits, both for individuals and for the world at large. Economically, solar panels promise to lower the cost of electrical power. Environmentally, solar panels can give us cleaner power, sustainable power that will not require further damage to the environment. Solar power can reach remote areas. It can carry education, or urgently needed medical information. The effects of clouds on a solar panel, though, might diminish those and other promising benefits. The effects of clouds on a solar panel might make it far less efficient in certain parts of the world and…
  • Considering Going Solar? Read This Valuable Solar Energy Advice First!

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    You may want to use solar energy at work or home, but you might not know very much about it. Do some research on the topic, and find reliable professionals who can help you with this project. Continue reading to learn more about solar energy. Be sure the solar energy system you choose can efficiently and reliably store the energy it produces. You have two options here. You can either sell the excess power to the electric company to offset the costs during cloudy days, or you can get a bank of batteries that will allow you to get off the grid completely. You can have solar power even in a…
  • Check Out These Great Solar Energy Tips!

    9 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    Lately, solar energy has become extremely popular for homeowners and businesses alike. What are the reasons that have kept you from getting on-board with solar energy? If you are interested in finding out what solar power can do for you, keep reading. In this article, we will share information about solar energy. When using solar energy for the first time, it’s probably a good idea to start out small. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. Many different stores carry these, such as Walmart and Lowe’s. They are very easy to…
  • Advice To Learn About Using Solar Energy

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Your lack of knowledge on solar energy might be stopping you from installing a system. There are many things you need to know before you begin so that you’re able to get the full benefit of solar energy. Read the below article to expand your knowledge on the subject. Start small when you want to start using solar energy. A small investment of just a few solar powered garden lights is a great way to get started. You can find these at many retail establishments. Just insert them into the ground, and you’re good to go. Avoid technology which relies on the sun’s scheduling. More…
  • Learn Everything You Need To Know About Solar Energy

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    Saving the environment while reducing the amount you spend on energy are both important. As time passes, electricity costs will rise, meaning you should look into solar energy. This article will tell you more about solar power. When you maintain it, your solar power set-up will last. Inspect and clean your panels on a regular basis. Taking care of your solar energy system yourself can save you some money; however, it may be well worthwhile to set up a maintenance schedule with your installer. It is important when installing your panels to remember that the position of the sun in the sky…
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    Print Magazine » Imprint: Print Magazine’s Design Blog

  • Last Call! Typography & Lettering Awards (+15 Type Resources)

    Print staff
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards, judged by Paul Shaw and Jessica Hische, closes December 1. Don’t miss out on a chance to be featured in Print magazine, to receive coverage in our newsletter, to be featured in an exclusive gallery, to win a prize pack from and a subscription to Print, and more.And if you’ve missed our typography and lettering coverage over the past couple months, we’ve rounded up some highlights here.Happy Thanksgiving.  Typography Terms 101: Everything You Need to KnowBarbs, beaks, brackets, bowls:…
  • A Visual Feast of Hand Turkeys

    Zachary Petit
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    Regardless of how you feel about Thanksgiving … who doesn’t like a good throwback hand turkey?Since 2008, Rule29 Creative has been hosting its “By a Show of Hands” holiday hand turkey competition. Everyone from kids to adults to professional designers share their best birds for a shot at winning some Amazon gift cards.“We always like to be in the practice of doing things that push us to be creative, and so we wanted to give others the chance to do so, too (and have a lot of fun at the same time, of course),” Rule29 says.Entries are being accepted until Nov. 27,…
  • Andy Warhol’s Magazine Career, from Raggedy to Riches

    Michael Dooley
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    Alexey Brodovitch had the eye. Beginning in the 1930s Harper’s Bazaar’s art director became famous for his ability to look through contact sheets and know precisely what images to choose, where to crop, and arrange to produce highly elegant and refined pages and spreads. And he’s since come to be considered American publication design’s most innovative and skilled practitioner.One of his freelancers in the 1950s was a struggling, unkempt graphic artist nicknamed Raggedy Andy. This up-and-comer produced 75-plus jobs for Harper’s Bazaar, first under Brodovitch and then Henry…
  • Jessica Hische on Jessica Hische

    Zachary Petit
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Photo by Kari Orvik / Photobooth SFIn honor of her delectable dropcap for Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way, Print invited Typography & Lettering Awards judge Jessica Hische to take the Proust Questionnaire—a Victorian parlour game popularized by Proust (which was resurrected in those omnipresent surveys that haunted our AOL and Hotmail accounts in the ’90s). Your present state of mind: A little anxious, but mostly optimistic. What defines you: I like to think most people would define me as a friendly, open, and warm person. Your main fault: Impatience. I find…
  • When Euro Modernist Design Met American Chewing Gum

    Michael Dooley
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:19 pm
    “Typography needs to be audible. Typography needs to be felt. Typography needs to be experienced.” Do you agree? Enter Print’s Typography & Lettering Awards today.If your list of early 20th century and modernist design heroes is confined to the usual suspects – Rand, Lustig, Sutnar, and such – you probably haven’t heard of Dorothy and Otis “Shep” Shepard. These pioneers of populist American Modernism have unjustly escaped mainstream critical recognition for well over a half-century. But a new book has just come along to rectify that neglect: Dorothy and…
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    Stephanie Orma // Travel + Design Writer

  • Communication Arts: Lessons Learned – Top agency creatives share best advice from valued mentors

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    I’ve been a freelancer the majority of my creative career, first as a designer, and then as a copywriter. I purposefully chose this DIY path for the freedom it entailed (hello, coffee shop-turned-offices and makeup-free workdays). But for all the perks, there’ve been just as many tear-drenched days and head-hitting-wall nights when I would’ve given anything for creative guidance – someone to help navigate those tough challenges on the page and in the field. Eventually, I found my way…with flailing arms, hard work, my husband’s insightful advice, and experience teaching me what…
  • Communication Arts: Stolen – Whose work is it anyway?

    29 Apr 2014 | 7:41 pm
    I’ll never forget the first time my creative work was ripped-off. It was the summer of 2006. I discovered a designer was trying to claim credit for a brochure I had created. Actually, she was an acquaintance who had designed one page in the piece. But what she featured on her website was not her contribution but mine–my illustrations, cover art, and design–without any credit or explanation. I felt angry and violated. I sent a note requesting my design be removed immediately. Eventually, she agreed. But after a few frustrating emails, I realized the problem wasn’t so much malicious…
  • HOW Magazine: Live a Double Creative Life

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Employers, clients, you name it – everyone wants a jack-of-all-trades creative (read: someone insanely talented with octopus arms that can do 25 jobs in one afternoon and barely break a sweat). We all know those expectations are absurd and can only lead to the master-of-none malady. On the other hand, nobody wants to be pigeonholed into any one creative role. Plus, having an inquisitive mind and exploring other passions can only feed our creativity and improve our talents. So how exactly do we branch out and avoid becoming the buffet bar sampler with a mash of half-strengths on our plate?
  • Communication Arts: So…How Do Virtual Creative Agencies Work?

    3 Mar 2014 | 6:17 pm
    For an industry built around forward-thinking ideas and a universe of inventive minds, you’d think someone would’ve reimagined the traditional creative firm long ago. Sure, offices have gotten facelifts, spaces are more open and cubicle walls have been lowered. But for the most part, brick-and-mortar design and advertising workplaces have barely evolved. Of course, if ain’t broke…you know the drill. But something’s obviously not jiving. There’s a growing unrest among experienced creatives disillusioned with conventional agency methods, so much so that the desire to create…
  • Entrepreneur Magazine: Eye-Popping Branding

    20 Feb 2014 | 5:35 pm
    How do you communicate quality and craftsmanship through branding when those attributes have been so over-touted (and under-realized) they’ve lost virtually all meaning to consumers? Check out my article below on how San Francisco-based Chen Design Associates helped startup The Brownie and Madam Optical Company project quality, integrity, and a first-rate impression.
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    What an ART!!! - Graphic Arts Gallery

  • Pokémon Transformed into Terrifying Monsters

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:47 am
    Digital illustrator and concept artist J. R. Coffron, in collaboration with artist Stephen Oakley, has created two scary illustrations depicting the famous Pokemon, Pikachu, and the poison gas Pokemon, Weezing, as terrifying monsters. Artists – J. R. Coffron Portfolio, Stephen Oakley Portfolio (Hat Tip CyberWolf) View the Rest: 'Pokémon Transformed into Terrifying Monsters'
  • Bizarre ‘Shark-Cat’ Hybrids by Brynn Metheney

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    California-based illustrator and concept artist Brynn Metheney has come up with an interesting series of illustrations in which she combines the features of sharks and cats to form bizarre hybrid creatures. Entitled ‘Shark Cats‘, the series is composed of 12 different shark-cat hybrids, each illustrated with pencil and gouache. You can see the rest of […] View the Rest: 'Bizarre ‘Shark-Cat’ Hybrids by Brynn Metheney'
  • ‘Minions vs. Monsters’ by Ryan Pasibe

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    Created by Philippines-based artist Ryan Pasibe, this is an entertaining piece of mashup art that brilliantly combines the characters from Universal’s “Despicable Me” and Pixar’s “Monsters Inc.” into one interesting scene, which shows a tense situation between a gang of minions and our two beloved monsters, Mike and Sulley. Artist – Ryan Pasibe Portfolio View the Rest: '‘Minions vs. Monsters’ by Ryan Pasibe'
  • Concept Artist Reimagines ‘Batman’ in a Medieval Fantasy Style

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    Jason Kang, an LA-based concept artist working at Disney Interactive, has created an uber-awesome piece of art re-imagining Batman in a medieval fantasy style, turning the superhero into an actual knight and his Batmobile into a giant flying creature. And see what he has turned Robin into! Artist – Jason Kang (Hat Tip GeekTyrant) View the Rest: 'Concept Artist Reimagines ‘Batman’ in a Medieval Fantasy Style'
  • Hilariously Adorable Cat Drawings by Emi Lenox

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Portland (Oregon)-based comic artist and illustrator Emi Lenox has created a fun series of drawings featuring some hilarious moves of a cat. Artist – Emi Lenox View the Rest: 'Hilariously Adorable Cat Drawings by Emi Lenox'
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    Semhal Nasreddin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Welcome to another edition of Packaging That Tickles My Fancy where I feature packaging that has caught my eye and inspired me.  In today’s edition, I have featured beautiful olive oil packaging, candle packaging, dried fruit packaging, coffee packaging, juice packaging, and more.  Hope you are as inspired as I am by the creativity Archivo Olive Oil Haus Candles Paradise Gourmet Exotic Coffee Skoff Pies Bee Bright Student Project Sea Factor Concept Re-fruit Slik Letterpress Box True Organic Juice   Original article: PACKAGING THAT TICKLES MY FANCY: VOLUME 13©2014…

    Semhal Nasreddin
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    This month’s Graphic Design Star of the Month is Pawel Nolbert. Nolbert is a graphic designer from Warsaw, Poland. He is a talented illustrator and creative director who has worked with Nike, Coca Cola, Heineken, Disney, McDonalds, Sony/Play Station, EA Sports, Red Bull, LEGO, and countless others. His work is stellar and I think you will be impressed. Sneaker Cube   Sneaker Cube Tangle Disney Cruise Line – Magical Adventure Sweepstakes   The New Republic Magazine – Ampersand   Verizon FiOS – Iron Man 3   The 54th Grammy’s – We Are Music…

    Semhal Nasreddin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Jonas Fyhr is an artist from Sweden. He uses bright, eye popping colors in his paintings which are beautiful and really eye grabbing. I love his art, and I hope you will enjoy viewing it as well.   Frost No Titele   Crowe Girl   Me and You   Flower Power   Unititled   Your Way   Open Your Door   Yang   Unititel   Candy Crush                                       Original article: STUNNING AND COLORFUL ABSTRACT PAINTINGS BY ARTIST JONAS FYHR©2014…

    Semhal Nasreddin
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Welcome to another edition of Inspirational funk, where I feature graphic art that has caught my eye and really inspired me. This is Volume 5, and  I’ve included examples of gorgeous typography, postures, brochures and more … Enjoy! Hype Alphabetica Type Treatments   Nosferatu   Haandkraft business cards by Jacob Nielsen   Burn Out Dont Fade Away     Hudson River UdeM Manuel de Survie de ltudiant Manimals Sebastian Joes Branding Concept   Sarah J Coleman for Special K   Title Cards by Josh White Barcelona Victionary        …

    Semhal Nasreddin
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    In today’s article I’m presenting 15 cool shape inspired t-shirts. They are all creative tee shirts and I think and hope you’ll enjoy viewing them. Cheers   Segments T-shirt Time and Space T-shirt     Facet 3 T-shirt     Angular One Geodesic T-shirt   Space T-shirt Ugmonk 6th Anniversary T-shirt   Galaxy Diamond T-shirt   Cosmic Inflation T-shirt Stacked T-shirt   Mountains T-shirt   Caveira Geometrica Tee Shirt     Aztec Print Tee Shirt         Rainbow Diamond Chiffon Tee Shirt     Map…
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  • 7 Tips to Ace Your Next Interview!

    Jeannette Dozier
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    The sweaty palms, the nervous butterflies, the re-reading of your resume for the 1000th time, we all know interviews can be stressful. But they’re also an opportunity to show that you are more than a few impressive words on a piece of paper. The basic questions are easy, it’s the harder questions that can keep you up at night. Zingers like where do you see yourself in 5 years, why do you want to work for this company, why did you choose this school, it’s these questions that make interviews a pain. But there’s actually a few ways to make sure you perform your best at…
  • 20 Mind Blowing Motion Graphics Showreels

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:15 pm
    A thumping base line starts. Digital images appear showing flashes of color and action: a snake writhing in the grass, a baseball player winding up for a pitch, a fisherman reeling in a catch, eyes dancing in the darkness. It’s a rhythmic display of pigment, sound, and talent. What is it? It’s a showreel. Traditionally used by actors and models as a visual résumé, showreels have become a mainstay in the media and arts world. A professionally put together short promotional film, the purpose of the showreel is to display a montage of the artists talents, letting a potential employer see…
  • 25 Restaurant Business Cards Designs

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Even though it might seem old school, having business cards to promote your restaurant or cafe is still important. Before customers step outside the door, you should have some easily accessible business cards for them to take. Remember to include the essentials like your name, address, phone number, email, website, and working hours. Below you will find twenty-five simple, clean, and beautiful restaurant based business card designs. We hope they’ll bring some useful inspiration to you during the design process. Good luck! Wasabi Business Cards La Pause Gourmande PACT Projet 67 La…
  • 40 Gorgeous Examples of Industrial Design

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Industrial designers are always hard at work figuring out ways to perfectly put form and function together. They put sweat and tears into products which help make our lives easier and more practical. I’m sure you’ve heard of Jonathan Ive, James Dyson, and Charles Eames, right? Well, their mastery of discipline, creativity, balance, and freeform thinking has elevated them to the iconic status they hold today. They deliver eye-popping feasts for the masses by utilizing their knowledge of production processes, materials, and technology. If you’re a designer looking for some…
  • Top 5 Wireless Keyboards for People on The Go

    Igor Ovsyannykov
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    With the rise of tablets and smartphones, having a go everywhere keyboard is becoming more common. Instead of wasting your time trying to type on the on on-screen keyboard, why not have a small, portable, and wireless keyboard that can come along with you? Below you will find 6 awesome bluetooth keyboards to make your life much easier when you’re on the go. 1. Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard The Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch K811 Keyboard is very beneficial for people on the go. The easy switch technology allows users to switch from one device to another with the push of…
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  • DIN: A Growing Typeface Family

    Allan Haley
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Families tend to grow. As they do, they become more diverse, adaptable and sometimes prevailing. So it is with typeface families. The DIN typeface family started in the early part of the 20th century as families do – with just two counterparts: DIN and DIN Condensed. In 2009, Akira Kobayshi updated the DIN design and dramatically improved the family. The resulting DIN Next™ family is better suited to digital imaging, considerably larger, with seven weights, each having complementary italic and condensed counterparts. In addition, Kobayshi also designed four “rounded” designs, bringing…
  • Top 100 Web Fonts for October 2014

    Ryan Arruda
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Want to see which typefaces are in demand on the Web? Here’s an ordered listing of the top 100 most used fonts from the Web Fonts service during October 2014. Be sure to check in next month to see if your favorite typeface moves up the list! Trade Gothic Neue Helvetica Avenir Next Avenir Proxima Nova Univers Futura Gill Sans Helvetica Frutiger Linotype Univers Museo Sans Klint DIN Next Century Gothic Neo Sans Chaparral ITC Avant Garde Gothic Arial Myriad Rockwell ITC Legacy Serif Motoya Birch ITC Century Eurostile LT ITC Caslon No. 224 Univers Next VAG Rounded Museo Slab Soho…

    Ryan Arruda
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Ah, alas. Our extraordinary #FONTACULAR event is quickly coming to a close. You need to act fast if you want to take advantage of our amazing deals. They end tonight—October 24th—at midnight (PDT). After that, all these good deals disappear straight into the ether. Don’t live a life of regret for missing out, make your purchases now! How about the complete PMN Caecilia collection for $29? Or the complete Univers collection for just $49. Maybe you’d like to get Laura Worthington’s Harlean script for $9. We could rattle off tons more deals, but time’s running short so head…
  • #Fontacular is Back!

    Ryan Arruda
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Let’s cut to the chase: your life will never be the same. Like the incomparable glow of the sun in the east, so too does the indefatigable specter of Fontacular rise once again. Shield your eyes, friends, because stuff’s about to get REAL on What’s the big deal you ask? You best prepare yourself for a font savings spectacle with fire in its eyes and a diesel V8 in its belly—Fontacular is an unstoppable force ready to knock your typographic block off. Nay, it is a once-a-year design-centric event so momentous that men, women, children, domestic pets, and livestock weep in…
  • Quitador: A Different Kind of Slab Serif

    Allan Haley
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    “Broadly speaking, you can divide slab serifs typefaces into two groups,” says Arne Freytag, the designer of the new Quitador™ family. “They either tend to be have geometric proportions and monoline strokes, like those in ITC Lubalin Graph™, or are more humanist leaning, like the Caecilia® family.” “A strict classifying of Quitador is difficult,” He continues. “I pursued my own interpretation of square serif designs, to develop a family that is somewhere between pure geometric and humanistic styles.” While there are subtle traces of humanistic character traits in the…
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  • 30 Creative and Stunning Photo manipulation art works around the world

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Photo manipulations are fun to create and fun to look at. Using photoshop you can do lots of creative and fun stuff. You can manipulate photos like you imagine and can show others what you have in your creative mind. There are lots of posts on internet about photo manipulation but here i have added some of best and amazing examples of photo manipulation works for you. read more
  • 25 Gorgeous Beauty photography examples by Viktoria Stutz

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Viktoria Stutz is a young photographer based in Dortmund, Germany, who is currently studying at the University Of Applied Sciences And Arts. She specializes in beauty /fashion photography and is already displaying great talent with a great portfolio, partly due to the two excellent makeup artists she works with (Julia Sieckmann and Julia Heiermann). Here are some of her works on beauty photography examples. read more
  • 20 Creative Fine Art Lamps and Fine Art Lighting decorations

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    Fine art lamps are beautiful lamps with some outstanding work. Some of these lamps are even made of handcrafted metal with hand-blown glass and other radically distinctive materials with stunning finishes. Fine art lamps are important decoration items in all restaurants, museums and literally any place which expects visitors. Some fine art lamps are a mixture of ancient and modern world practises. Fine art lighting act as decorative item in a room and they also bring life to boring old environments with their beautiful illumination. read more
  • 16 Funny Claymation TV Commercials Videos for your inspiration

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In this post we have collected 16 Funny Claymation videos for you. This claymation was done for some TV commercials and other promoational purpose. If you have found any inspiring Claymation videos. Related:  25 Best Stop Motion Short Films and Claymation Videos read more
  • 20 Beautiful Watercolor Paintings by Geliographic Studio

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Geliographic Studio represents these truly inspired art works. You will be charmed by beautiful colors, interesting compositions and awesome technique.Geliografic studio is the crew of professional artists, illustrators and graphic designers, sharing the same creative views. Personal skills, experience and imagination meet here with the ability to work as a part of a team, thus providing the realization of the most challenging projects and the achievement of the highest efficiency. i hope you will like these Watercolor paintings read more
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    LogoTalk | The Logo Design Guru Resource Center for Graphic Designers

  • Dominant Vintage Appeal in Contemporary Design

    Shyrose Vastani
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    As humans we revere the past. Whether it is art, music, culture or science we find grace and beauty in the classics because they represent the history of our own selves. The meticulous detail and stylized forms have been created in a way that is awe aspiring.  Appealing to the vintage in you, graphic designers…
  • 3 Web Design Predictions by a Neurologist

    Shyrose Vastani
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    “Computers need to know how we work, in order to work in the same way” – Joe Leech Have you heard about Joe Leech’s prediction on designing in the future? I was all ears when I heard him talk about computers behaving like human beings (artificial intelligence anyone). I had to dig further to understand…
  • 10 Brand Names changed into funny Dialogues

    Shyrose Vastani
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:35 pm
    If logos could have a conversation what would it sound like? Corny, funny, something better left unsaid? Here we show you what some logos have to say (or what they say in my mind). Many of you will think, the things in my mind are better left untampered with but hey, if you have something…
  • Deciphering Shape Psychology for Graphic Design

    Hala Ali
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever wondered why the ‘M’ in the McDonald’s logo has curved ends or why the Nike Swoosh has such a dynamic line? Why is the Delta logo so angular while the Starbucks logo confines its lines to circular? If you are the average Joe the thought has probably never crossed your mind. Unfortunately,…
  • The Psychology of Web Design 101

    Hala Ali
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    The goal of a website is to attract visitors, and then retain them as customers. However, in the budding arena of Internet businesses not many graphic designers and web designers take into account the human element of web design. Any designer worth his or her salt will know that the basis of a great web…
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  • 42 Fabulous Flag Inspired Graphic Designs

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Flags are designs that use various symbols, ornaments or decorations meant for signaling and identification. The first use of the flags were in military campaigns, where communication among the troops of the same side was difficult. Today, flag designs convey different messages and meanings to ... Read More
  • The 'Orange Is the New Black' Meets Disney Mashup

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:38 am
    Earlier in the year DesignCrowd launched a community contest that asked our designers to re-imagine other famous female groups from the entertainment industry as prisoners at Litchfield, the womens prison setting for Orange Is the N... Read More
  • The Best of DesignCrowd Design Round-Up - Volume 6

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Each week, we round-up some awesome designs created by the very talented designers on DesignCrowd. From logo designs to posters and websites, the weekly design round-up aims to inspire creativity and show off the calibre of work produced.To show our appreciation for the great designs submi... Read More
  • 20 Striking Fashion Logos Crowdsourced on DesignCrowd

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Clicks and Bricks, Global Fashion Access Now At Your Fingertips In the last fews years there... Read More
  • DesignCrowd is 22 in Deloitte's TechFast50 Australia & 235 in Asia-Pacific TechFast500

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    We're excited to announce that DesignCrowd is ranked 235th fastest growing tech company in the Asia Pacific according to Deloitte's #TechFast500. In Australia, DesignCrowd is... Read More
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    The Latest Print and Design News - Solopress

  • Just A Card: Support Artists, Galleries And Boutiques

    Danielle Knowles
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
    “If everyone who complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card, we’d still be open.” When Sarah Hamilton heard a former gallery owner say that, she knew something had The post Just A Card: Support Artists, Galleries And Boutiques appeared first on The Latest Print and Design News - Solopress.
  • Do You Understand These Emoji Meanings?

    Danielle Knowles
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    They’re instantly recognisable and have become an integral part of texting and social media messaging; but have you been misinterpreting these emoji meanings? Emojis have been the talk of the The post Do You Understand These Emoji Meanings? appeared first on The Latest Print and Design News - Solopress.
  • Perfect Bound Photo Books For Christmas

    Danielle Knowles
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:15 am
    Looking for that perfect present this holiday season? Something unique, that comes straight from the heart?  Whether you’re aiming to surprise a friend or a family member, you can’t go The post Perfect Bound Photo Books For Christmas appeared first on The Latest Print and Design News - Solopress.
  • Tips For Designing Your Own Roller Banner

    Danielle Knowles
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:38 am
    Keen to try your hand at designing your own roller banner? Perhaps you’re preparing for a trade show or networking event, and want to put your own touch on every The post Tips For Designing Your Own Roller Banner appeared first on The Latest Print and Design News - Solopress.
  • 6 Key Ideas For Winter Mobile Marketing

    Danielle Knowles
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Winter is coming. Whether we’re fans of it or not, the chilly season is looming near, and with it come the holiday shopping crowds.  If you’re looking for creative, cutting The post 6 Key Ideas For Winter Mobile Marketing appeared first on The Latest Print and Design News - Solopress.
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    Something Design Shop

  • $29 Halloween Mega Deal

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:20 am
  • 5in1 Mega Bundle v.5: Illustrations, Graphics & Textures

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Visit here Highest quality Illustrations, Graphics & Textures in one mega bundle! If you’re looking for some new and fresh vector shapes, illustrations, watercolor elements or textures, this Jumbo Deal is just for you! With almost 90% off and available for limited time only, you’ll need to grab this new 5in1 mega bundle while you can. With 22 items and bundles from 5 premium design shops is this bundle one of the biggest and best quality illustrations, graphics & textures bundle ever! So don’t miss it   5in1 Mega Bundle v.5: Illustrations, Graphics & Textures contains…
  • What Buyers Create Using Our Products #01

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    I really love to see what peoples created using our products.  Robert Sokol from San Francisco create a caution sign using the Retro Sign Generator. Thanks Robert for sharing your work.
  • Tutorial – How to Create Overlays Textures in Adobe Photoshop

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    If you visit my shop you can see I’m pretty addicted with overlay textures. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a simple effect over a text. Step 01. Open your texture in Photoshop. Choose a high-res image with high contrast like image bellow. Step 02. Go to Select menu and choose Color Range. Using the eyedropper choose the darker cracks. Move the fuzziness to select all darker spots and click OK to create selection. Another way to select is to choose Magic Wand tool. Set the Magic Wand tolerance to 32. Select one of the spots. Then go to Select menu and click on Similar…
  • New Products in Our Shop #01

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    Check out two new products in our shop. Retro Signs Generator $10.00 – Purchase Checkout Added to cart Retro Ads Generator $10.00 – Purchase Checkout Added to cart
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    Learn from Graphic Designer Roberto Blake

  • Building the Ultimate Photoshop CC Computer For 2015

    Roberto Blake
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Before Building the Ultimate Photoshop CC Computer [Windows PC]You need to take  hard look at how you are using Photoshop CC. Photoshop has more features and uses than ever before including 3D painting, 3D Printing, Video Editing and more on top of all the image manipulation features its been known for over the past 2 decades.If you are only doing photo editing and digital art you can hold back on some of this and still have a solid Photoshop Computer that has amazing performance. I will be doing future post on builds for different specific things like photography, digital art and print…
  • The 5K Retina iMac: What You Need to Know Before Buying

    Roberto Blake
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    The New 27 inch iMac with 5K Resolution Retina Display is an amazing computer starting out at $2499 and worth every penny if you are serious about video editing, graphic design or animation. In the video below I cover some things you should know before you go out and buy this machine.Who is the New 27 inch iMac with 5K Retina For?The New 5K Retina iMac isn’t for everybody. If you are a casual computer user who just wants a high end display, then this computer is overkill. This is primarily for professionals working in video and graphics.YouTubers who produce constant contentVideo…
  • How to Find Graphic Design Jobs

    Roberto Blake
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    As a Graphic Designer whether you are Freelancer or looking for an employment opportunity, finding jobs can be a challenge. There are a lot of different approaches but the reality is that showing up is 80% of it, so if you’re not networking and going to events, building your social media presence or showcasing an online portfolio, you’re not putting yourself out there for opportunities to find you.How to Find Graphic Design Jobs Video Be Prepared for the Success You WantThink about what it will take to land the jobs you want. Have you setup a portfolio that showcases your best…
  • 2014 Macbook Pro 15 inch Retina Laptop Review

    Roberto Blake
    1 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The New 2014 Macbook Pro has made quite a splash since in debuted this summer. Myself and graphic designer and photographer John Covington sat down the other day and did an in depth review of it giving our impressions of it on my YouTube channel. I’m a firm believer that its not about Mac vs PC in Graphic Design, but about the hardware and specs. Based on the hardware and specs of the New 2014 Macbook Pro, nothing really comes close in terms of graphic design laptops, for now at least. In the video below you can see and hear our thoughts on the New 2014 Macbook Pro 15″ with Retina…
  • How to Design a Resume

    Roberto Blake
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    Video Advice on How to Design Your ResumeWhile this is primarily geared towards graphic and web designers this advice could apply to most job seekers and contractors. When designing your resume you need to focus on a few key things: Visual Presentation, Strong Headlines, Branding, and a focus on Accomplishments.Presentation isn’t everything, it’s the only thing!Presentation is more important than anything else for the simple fact that if it fails, that is as far as you get. If an interviewer or recruiter can’t get a feel for your resume and that it is well designed and easy…
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    Graphic Design Junction

  • Photoshop Brushes: 25 Sets of Free Brushes for Designers

    Yasir Jawaid
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Amazing free Photoshop brushes included artistic paint, watercolor, grungy, vintage and postage stamp brushes set with high resolution for Adobe Photoshop. These brushes are compatible with Photoshop 7 & newer versions. There are different kinds of Photoshop brushes which you can download free for commercial or personal use. You may be interested in the following modern related articles as well. Illustrator Tutorials: 23 New Tutorials to Learn Essential of Illustration 15 Fresh Free Fonts for Designers Photoshop Tutorials: 27 New Tutorials to Make Up Your Photoshop Skills 15 New…
  • Illustrator Tutorials: 23 New Tutorials to Learn Essential of Illustration

    Muhammad Faisal
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    In illustrator tutorials you’ll learn how to create vector graphic design resources and illustration basics, new features, tips and techniques. In this collection we’re gathered latest Illustrator CS6 and Illustrator CC tutorials which can help to create Vector Graphics in Adobe Illustrator. I hope! these illustrator tutorials can enhance you’r illustration skills and improve the quality of your works. You may be interested in the following modern related articles as well. 15 Fresh Free Fonts for Designers Photoshop Tutorials: 27 New Tutorials to Make Up Your Photoshop Skills…
  • 15 Fresh Free Fonts for Designers

    Muhammad Faisal
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    The latest collection top free fonts for designers. Highest quality commercial-use fonts available in truetype and opentype format. These fonts are applicable for any type of print, business cards, flyer design and so on. For more high quality free fonts check our font’s collection library of 2014. You may be interested in the following modern related articles as well. Photoshop Tutorials: 27 New Tutorials to Make Up Your Photoshop Skills New Responsive WordPress Themes With Modern UI Design 50+ Creative Designs of Badges and Logos 23 Inspiring Branding, Visual Identity and Logo Design…
  • Photoshop Tutorials: 27 New Tutorials to Make Up Your Photoshop Skills

    Muhammad Faisal
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    Photoshop is really good for manipulation, retouching and photo editing. Adobe Photoshop CC come-up with lots of new features, if you want to learn and improve your designing skills then you must check new Photoshop tutorials to learn basic to advanced techniques and tricks to improve your skill, with these twenty six latest Photoshop tutorials taught by industry experts. You may be interested in the following modern related articles as well. New Responsive WordPress Themes With Modern UI Design Inspiring Branding, Visual Identity and Logo Design Examples Modern Responsive HTML5 CSS3…
  • 15 New Responsive WordPress Themes With Modern UI Design

    Yasir Jawaid
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Creative Responsive WordPress themes suitable for agencies, business or personal portfolio for a freelancer. Modern multi-purposes WordPress themes are parallax, retina ready and much more. All themes are great way to present your work at the highest level. These themes are based on popular Twitter Bootstrap framework and the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technologies. You may be interested in the following modern related articles as well. 23 Inspiring Branding, Visual Identity and Logo Design Examples 15 Creative Business Cards Design (Print Ready) Modern Responsive HTML5 CSS3 Website Templates…
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    The Designer Wall

  • New and Artistic 2015 Calendar Design for your Inspiration

    The Designer Wall
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:01 pm
    It’s time to change your 2014 Calendar to 2015. It means new calendar design on your desk, on your wall or even in your pocket. Don’t be sad replacing your old calendar design to a new one because there are lots of designers out there that will inspire you to be really excited with a new calendar design.   We know that there are still lots of designs of calendars out there so we keep this post open to all designers who wants to submit their 2015 calendar designs.   Right now, we collected these new and artistic calendar designs for 2015 to feed your inspirations.
  • Contest: Design An Album Cover For Lifehouse

    The Designer Wall
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Design an official album cover for Lifehouse and their new full-length release entitled ‘Seven’. One winner will receive $1000 and an autographed copy of the new album.   Lifehouse is scheduled to release ‘Seven’ in the spring of 2015. In anticipation of their new album, the band has just released the first song called “Flight”. Download the new track from iTunes here.   Suggested Theme & Style Guidelines Your mission is to design the cover for Lifehouse’s new album ‘Seven’. Before starting your design, head to the More Info…
  • Download Polya Free Font by Adrien Coquet

    The Designer Wall
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:06 pm
    There is nothing like finding the perfect font to finish off your digital layout! That’s why font designer Adrien Coquet made another free font for us to use in our design projects. Download Download Polya Free Font by Adrien Coquet is a post from: The Designer Wall The post Download Polya Free Font by Adrien Coquet appeared first on The Designer Wall.
  • 5 Letterhead Design Mockup to Download for 2014

    The Designer Wall
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Having a well-designed letterhead can really help others see your work. Be sure to make your letterhead designs eye-catching that will definitely help you win work and get a better job.                       So here we’ve selected 10 useful mock up of letterhead design that will really make them stand out from the crowd.   1. Letterhead Mockup by MARKBARTLE   In this .psd, included is a fully customisable vector letterhead mockup using a combination of layer styles, Gradients and Paths. Each layer is fully…
  • Pretty Cool Travel Kit Packaging Design

    The Designer Wall
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
    A student project for Packaging Design – “where we had to create one set of packaging that represents one particular place in Bandung, Indonesia”.   Many people know Braga Street as one of Bandung’s most iconic places, and has become one of the biggest tourism places in Bandung-known mainly for its Art Deco achitecture that represents its herigate & colonial past. Braga Street still has the potential to be more recognized, but sadly it hasn’t got its own identity yet.   The solution is, to create one set of packaging consists of some of Braga…
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  • 5 Novel Promotional Gift Ideas This Christmas

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Promotional gifts are an ideal way to share the festive season with your customers to thank them for their custom during the year. You may also want to give them to your employees as a small token of appreciation for all their hard work during the year. Or perhaps you will want to use them to garner some additional customers at a particular Christmas event. Most companies will be thinking of doing the same thing so there will be a flurry of small promotional gifts being aimed at people from all directions. So, to keep your company’s message at the forefront…
  • Logo Design Tips for Small Businesses

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    When you think of Nike’s logo, you instantly picture the world famous swoosh. When you think of the technology giant Apple, you can picture the renowned apple symbol with the bite taken. These logos, and many more like them, are famous the world over and are instantly recognisable. Such are the benefits of a well-designed logo. However, these benefits are not just limited to large multinational companies and small businesses should not underestimate the power of a well thought out logo. The logo is often the first thing belonging to a small business that a potential customer sees and so its…
  • 5 Elements of Branding that Every Small Business Should Know

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    It is a reality of business that it does not matter how good your product or service is; if nobody knows about it you cannot sell it. As obvious a statement as this seems to be, new business owners continually fail to give enough attention to promotion. Branding is a particularly important aspect of promotion. It is what helps you develop recognition and differentiate yourself from the competition. Your brand is not just your business’s name, it is the personality of your company and how you want your business to be viewed as a whole. Any brand is made up of a number of different elements…
  • Graphics Design Concepts that Make an Impact

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:28 am
    Whether you are selling a product, raising awareness for a charity or simply displaying information it needs to have an impact on the viewer to be successful. The craft of graphic design is crucial here. Creating an impact not only grabs the attention of the viewer it also makes them more likely to remember the critical information. The displayed information can come in many forms, a television or magazine ad, a brochure, a catalogue, a prospectus, a report, the list goes on. What they have in common is that they need to convey information in a pleasing way that strikes, then retains the…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Surviving and Thriving at a Trade Show

    23 Jun 2014 | 4:09 am
    Your industry trade show is a great opportunity to develop connections, build your client list and ultimately expand your business. However it can be a taxing environment and is unlike any other business event you might attend throughout the rest of the year. Attending a trade show is also an investment with fees for a stall and the cost of promotional materials. To make the most of this investment and the opportunity a trade show provides you need to not only survive the show but to thrive there. Be Prepared The key difference between surviving a trade show and thriving at a trade show is…
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  • 102 Incredibly Cool Binder Design Ideas

    Vladimir Gendelman
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    102 Incredibly Cool Binder Design IdeasWhen you were a child in school, did you ever own a binder decorated with cute stickers, doodles or the name of your secret crush? That same desire to personalize our materials has followed us into adulthood, but in a more sophisticated way. Professional custom binder designs allow companies and organizations to creatively reinforce their [...]
  • 114 Hypnotically Cute Photoshop Brush Sets

    Vladimir Gendelman
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    114 Hypnotically Cute Photoshop Brush SetsIn Western culture, we sometimes look at “cuteness” as a childish or juvenile quality—but in Japan, it’s a whole different story. The prevailing “kawaii” culture in Japan puts so much value on being cute that even police agencies use adorable mascots to reach their audience. And even here in America, the power of cuteness can’t [...]
  • Clientele from Hell: When to Fire Your Graphic Design Clients

    Vladimir Gendelman
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Clientele from Hell: When to Fire Your Graphic Design ClientsOne of the best things about being a freelance graphic designer is the freedom to pick your clients—but it can also be one of the worst things. It means having to protect your own interests and knowing when to let a client go for the sake of your career, your finances, or your general sanity. [...]
  • Why Every Entrepreneur Must Learn Photoshop

    Vladimir Gendelman
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Why Every Entrepreneur Must Learn PhotoshopSuccessful entrepreneurs often wear many hats: salesperson, spokesperson, marketer, innovator, leader, social media guru and motivational speaker. If you want to dress for success, then it’s time to think about adding a “designer” hat to your wardrobe. Your company’s visual identity defines the way your audience perceives your brand—don’t you think you should have a [...]
  • 10 Commandments of Working for Free as a Graphic Designer

    Vladimir Gendelman
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    10 Commandments of Working for Free as a Graphic DesignerIf you ever want to get a bunch of graphic designers riled up, gather them together in a room and ask them this question: “Should graphic designers ever work for free?” It’s been a hot-button issue in creative fields for as long as anybody can remember, and there’s no definite answer that everybody can agree [...]
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    Graphic Fashion

  • Videos Tutorial To Make Your Photo Awesome

    Hollee Wood
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    Originally posted on Itechboat:Video tutorials are very easy  to learn so here are some video tutorials from itechboat ejoy these. ? 1.Vampire Effect in Photoshop – Advanced Tutorial  …
  • The Importance of Kerning…

    Hollee Wood
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
  • Kerning Game

    Hollee Wood
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm This is a pretty cool game that helps you develop kerning skills.  Enjoy.
  • How To Change The Background in Adobe Photoshop

    Hollee Wood
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    I found this video about how to change a background of a picture in Adobe Photoshop, on The Photoshop Video Tutorials Channel on YouTube.  Enjoy :)
  • Atmospheric Perspective

    Hollee Wood
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Atmospheric perspective is the effect on an object as it travels further away into the distance, through the atmosphere.  It is also known as “aerial perspective.” Have you ever noticed that […]
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    Design Roast

  • The Marriage of Content and Image on Corporate Blogs

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Designers and copywriters must work together to create corporate blogs that deliver great user experience. Unfortunately, they often work in separate silos and cancel out each other’s work. When design and copy compete for attention, users become confused. When users are confused, designs have less impact and content gets fewer reads. This results in one-time ... The post The Marriage of Content and Image on Corporate Blogs appeared first on Design Roast.
  • Introduction to Shortcodes & 7 WordPress Shortcodes Plugins to Try

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    WordPress shortcodes are an excellent way to add more style or advanced elements to your content. If you’ve been using the platform for quite some time, then you’ve probably used shortcodes in the past without even knowing it. If you’re new to the platform, then you’ll want to get familiar with them because they are ... The post Introduction to Shortcodes & 7 WordPress Shortcodes Plugins to Try appeared first on Design Roast.
  • Contest: Design a Web Form for a Chance at $7500

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Want to win $7500, or one of six $500 prizes? It’s time to put your web design skills to use. JotForms is hosting a contest for creative uses of their new form design tool. Form Designer is a powerful webform creation tool that allows both novice webmasters and experienced web developers to put together great-looking, ... The post Contest: Design a Web Form for a Chance at $7500 appeared first on Design Roast.
  • 7 More Design Blogs You Should Be Reading

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Reading design blogs is an excellent way to keep tabs on industry trends and get inspiration. A previous post I published about must-read design blogs may have urged you to follow worthy blogs like Smashing Mag, SitePoint and CreativePro. If you enjoyed that list, you’ll love this follow-up post with seven more suggestions for design ... The post 7 More Design Blogs You Should Be Reading appeared first on Design Roast.
  • How to Create Your Own #ThingsOrganizedNeatly Masterpiece

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    I don’t know about you, but as a designer I love deconstructing things. What makes something tick? What are all its elements? What colors make it pop? So it was natural that the #ThingsOrganizedNeatly trend and blog would catch my eye – and I’d bet you’d like it too: According to the project’s founder, Austin ... The post How to Create Your Own #ThingsOrganizedNeatly Masterpiece appeared first on Design Roast.
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    Inkbot Design

  • 5 Tips for Building a Strong Visual Brand

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:02 am
    Countless strategies have been developed for the sole purpose of developing a strong visual brand. Here are 5 Tips you can use to create a solid identity.The post 5 Tips for Building a Strong Visual Brand is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • Top 10 Car Logos

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    Next in the 'top 10' series, we have the top 10 car manufacturer logo designs. What's your favourite car brand?The post Top 10 Car Logos is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • Houdini’s Unique Business Cards

    10 Nov 2014 | 2:03 am
    Check out these unique business cards owned by famous illusionist Harry Houdini. Part one in a five part series looking at the business cards of famous people.The post Houdini’s Unique Business Cards is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • 6 Keys to Successful Branding

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:46 am
    What steps do you need to consider when creating successful Branding for your Company or business? Here are my 6 tips so that your Brand is effective.The post 6 Keys to Successful Branding is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
  • Stefan Sagmeister

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Next in the Famous Graphic Designers Series is the amazing Stefan Sagmeister!The post Stefan Sagmeister is by Stuart and appeared first on Inkbot Design.
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  • Best Video App for Marketing: Instagram or Vine?

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    In June of 2013, we wrote about Facebook’s release of a new video function in the popular photo-sharing app Instagram to compete with the rising popularity of video-sharing app Vine. With both video-sharing platforms in popular use for over a year, video content in social media has become a true medium for marketing and branding. But which app is winning? When it comes to connecting with customers, is Vine or Instagram a better tool for brand marketing? Let’s compare: Telling a storyOne of the bigger complaints users have against Vine is the video length. Vine limits you to six-second…
  • Apps For Managing Your Small Business’s Finances

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    As a small business owner, it’s important to stay on top of your business’s finances. Luckily there are plenty of amazing apps on the market to help even the financially inept business owners manage money. From handling invoices and estimating cost, to tracking billings and creating financial reports, there are apps that make tracking business expenses simple and easy­ – and all from the convenience of your smartphone, too. Here are some of our top apps for managing your finances:PayPal (Free)Available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices, the PayPal app is a user-friendly, mobile…
  • Is Your Homepage Driving Away Visitors?

    5 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The back button is the most widely used command on the web, so from the moment a visitor lands on your homepage it needs to be working to help keep visitors on your site. If your website can’t fill users’ needs immediately, they are likely to exit your site without taking the time to look around. However, by avoiding these common mistakes on your homepage, you can create a website that grabs your visitors’ attentions and gives them a reason to stay.Too Busy of a HomepageGraphics can create a visually interesting website, but too much animation or added graphics can make your homepage…
  • Hello World Design Selected For CSS Garden Awards!

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hello World Design is proud to announce that we have been selected for CSS Garden awards for our work on the websites of Portland-based law firm,, and certification and inspection tag manufacture, Certags. As part of the awards, these two websites were featured front and center on the CSS Garden homepage.Located in Portland, Ore., ICS Law is a non-profit immigration law firm that is dedicated to serving the needs of the Oregon immigrant communities. ICS has more than three decades of experience providing quality, affordable immigration legal services, including anti-human…
  • Blazin’ Hydrographics Rolls Out New Look

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hello World Design is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new logo for Blazin’ Hydrographics. The redesigned Blazin’ Hydrographics logo better represents the company image and their dedication to providing high-quality water-transfer prints. Officially unveiled in August, 2014, the new logo will freshen their web presence, including their website and any future social media channels, as well as marketing material and company business cards. We feel the new logo is an exciting step for the future of the business and hope you enjoy the updated look as much as we do. Feel…
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    Logo Geek

  • 5 tips for refining, perfecting & finessing a logo

    Ian Paget
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:02 am
    Over the past week I’ve been rating logos for Logo Lounge Book 9 (Almost 5000 of them in total). I still have just over 1000 left to rate, but decided to have a short break to write a blog. There’s so many excellent logos, but occasionally there’s a design that’s almost perfect, with a really well thought out idea, but due to the way its been executed and finished off I’ve needed to give it a lower score that it could have received. It’s a shame that in these instances the logo design was not refined and perfected, or further explored by the designer to…
  • ‘SMART’ logo design principles

    Ian Paget
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    When it comes to logo design, personally I don’t believe there are any rules. In the words of Paul Rand: A logos primary goal is to identify… to say who the company is, and that’s its only function. Although rules don’t exist as such, there are proven guidelines that can be learned from the great graphic designers of the past – we can see whats worked for them (as they have stood the test of time), and what hasn’t. Looking at past logo designs, we can see principles which apply to all the best of these.  These principles can be made into a simple acronym… SMART:…
  • 2015 Transform Awards Europe

    Ian Paget
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Its been an exciting few months for me. Last month I was invited to join the jury for Logo Lounge book 9, and now I have been confirmed as a media partner, and judge for the 2015 Transform Awards Europe. This is the second time I’ve been involved with the awards, and I’m still just as excited about it as I was the first time round. You can read my first experience judging the transform awards here.   A Global Celebration of Brands The Transform Awards is a global celebration of brand development, reputation management and rebranding, that recognise best practice in corporate, product…
  • I’m on the jury for Logo Lounge book 9!

    Ian Paget
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    I still can’t quite believe it… I’m going to be on the jury for Logo Lounge book 9! This has to be a highlight of my year (even my life) – I’m extremely excited to be part of it, and whats even better… Bill Gardner has kindly allowed me to blog and talk about the experience, so I can give others an insight into what it’s like to be on the jury to select the best 2000 logo designs from over 30,000 submitted.   What’s Logo Lounge? Logo Lounge is both a logo design book series as well as an online database with over 200,000 logos and brand identities from more…
  • The designers goal: To elevate what we see

    Ian Paget
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    I recently attended a talk at the London Design Festival with Paula Scher of Pentagram, a partner in the New York office. Being at the forefront of graphic design for four decades, I knew I could learn something from this discussion with the legendary designer, and I certainly did. During the hour long interview there was a lot of excellent insights into her work, however it was one comment made during the Q&A session which stood out for me, and will play a role in future logo design projects. She said: “The designers goal is to raise the expectation of what design should be. To elevate…
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    Web Design Nottingham & Graphic Design Nottingham

  • The Most Epic web optimisation Blunders of 2014

    The Design Geeks
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    Latest news from A2B Designers. There’s nothing new about search engine optimization, and but  if you gaze throughout the spectrum of websites on the internet on the end of 2014, you’re going to see an infinite array of blunders and boo-boos. Don’t let the web optimization consultants attempt to persuade you that basic, steadfast search engine optimization is sophisticated or thoughts-boggling. It can get a bit convoluted with terminology (canonical URLs, anybody), however the fact is, the inspiration of improbable web optimization shouldn’t be rocket science. Nor has it…
  • Google: Ready to crack down on Non-Mobile-Friendly Sites

    The Design Geeks
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    Latest news from A2B Designers. Perhaps you’ve executed a whole website improvement or have at the least taken steps to make your website extra mobile-Responsive; perhaps you’re nonetheless on the fence. This interval of indecision could also be coming to a finish with the testing of Google’s newest mobile-friendly search icon. Google’s Big Test On September 30, Google started testing new mobile-friendly icons. When a consumer carried out a search on a mobile gadget, a small green mobile-friendly icon would appear on websites that had been mobile-friendly. This allowed customers…
  • How to make use of artistic energy to barter

    The Design Geeks
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    Latest news from A2B Designers. Here’s the dilemma. Our energy to create is what makes us human. The outcomes of human creativity are throughout us. Those of us who’re fortunate sufficient to make our living by means of our inventive experience make an immense contribution. We routinely make the emotional connection between: firms and prospects, merchandise and people, motion pictures and audiences, music and listeners, ideas and emotions and on and on. Yet we’re additionally routinely under paid. As an instance, a fast Google search reveals that legal professionals are paid…
  • 7.8 Million Link Removal Requests Filed In One Week

    The Design Geeks
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Latest news from A2B Designers. Google DMCA Notices Reach Record High With 7.8 Million Link Removal Requests Filed In One Week Going on Google’s latest takedown discover numbers, it appears to be like as if the location could also be spending as a lot time on hyperlink elimination requests as it’s algorithm updates. According to TorrentFreak, Google is now processing a median of greater than 1,000,000 takedown requests a day, an infinite enhancement from 5 years in the past when the positioning was averaging one request each six days from copyright owners making an attempt to battle…
  • Website on a Budget Part 2

    The Design Geeks
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    Latest news from A2B Designers. Website On A Budget: What should i use to save cost….CONT Back to part 1 Social Share by AddThis Get extra site visitors again to your web site by putting in the AddThis WordPress plugin. With AddThis, your customers can promote your content material by sharing to over 330 of the most well-liked social networking and bookmarking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn. Google XML Sitemaps This plugin will generate a particular XML sitemap, which is able to assist serps like Google, Bing, Yahoo and to higher index your…
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    Graphic Design | Logo Design | Website Design | London

  • Seven Smart Reasons To Build A Website For A Small Business

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Internet has become an integral part of the fabric of our lives. It dominates a large part of how we socialise, shop, eat and do business. That is why it is essential that your business have an online presence The Internet is the first place that people will look to for information on anything. […] The post Seven Smart Reasons To Build A Website For A Small Business appeared first on Graphic Design | Logo Design | Website Design | London.
  • Six Critical Reasons To Be Blogging As A Small Business Owner

    16 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
        Many small business owners may have the misconception that once they have set up a website for their company they are good to go in the online world. Actually that’s not really the case – what every small business needs is a blog. People might not see the advantages of a blog and think […] The post Six Critical Reasons To Be Blogging As A Small Business Owner appeared first on Graphic Design | Logo Design | Website Design | London.
  • Why Branding Is Vital For Small Businesses.

    9 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
      Branding is a key part of any business, big or small. Branding is the first step to creating an identity for your brand that will be instantly recognisable; engage with your target market and help your business flourish. As mentioned in our  previous post, What is Graphic Design? we said: “Branding is creating an appealing […] The post Why Branding Is Vital For Small Businesses. appeared first on Graphic Design | Logo Design | Website Design | London.
  • Portrait Artist| Interview |London

    6 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
      Portrait Artist Phil Galloway London  Tell us a little bit about your background & what it is you do now.  Hi there! Originally I studied a Masters in the History of Art, my degree exposed me to a vast array of amazing artists and various techniques, and I suppose that really strengthened my respect for […] The post Portrait Artist| Interview |London appeared first on Graphic Design | Logo Design | Website Design | London.
  • Using Facebook Ads | Targeting Customers with content

    2 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    Using Facebook Ads | Targeting Customers with content. So you have started your small business Facebook page and invited all your relatives and friends to like and share. This is great but as we all know our friends and families are the least likely to be our customers. They are following your page most likely […] The post Using Facebook Ads | Targeting Customers with content appeared first on Graphic Design | Logo Design | Website Design | London.
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    Online Free Tools

  • Coolmuster iPhone Data Recovery Software Review

    Kamran Khan
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:34 am
    Alright, you already know iPhone is the world’s best smartphone, running iOS as its operating system, loosing data from it is big headache, Here In this Post, I've got good news, with Coomuster iPhone data recovery software you can recover almost all files, yeah, sound good? You can recover any format of files, could be photos, messages, contacts etc,  while the most important thing that would
  • 5 Best Free Plagiarism Checker Online Tools That Works

    Kamran Khan
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    When you are doing research work or doing a college project than writing is not an easy task. There are many hurdles that are facing a writer. Content authors write many different articles and blog post on a regular basis in which they have a massive research work behind that. On the other hand, the student has also found many data, facts and figures through searching at the time of making
  • Want to Teach? Try These Eight Top Online Tutoring Sites

    Kamran Khan
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:28 pm
    What’s better than learning?  Sharing what you learn.  Learning is incomplete if you don’t share it with others.  But you don’t have to become a professional teacher to share the learning.  One of the best ways is to tutor students as your schedule and circumstances permit.  It is a great way to make extra money while going to college or even as a part time gig.  The world of web 2.0 has opened
  • Take Blogging to the Next Level with Top 7 Android Apps

    Kamran Khan
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Blogging is a passion and a full-time job for hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. Fortunately, Android and smartphones have made it extremely easy for bloggers to manage and update their blogs. Even if you are on the road, you can still stay connected through your mobile device. There are many amazing apps in Google Play that are ideal for bloggers. They allow you to maintain
  • 7 Functional Tools Bloggers Can Use to Generate Article Topics

    Kamran Khan
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    There are so many things going on a blogger's mind and to relieve themselves of these ideas, they write them one by one. They share it on their blog and get traffic from readers who frequently visit it. Admittedly, there are moments when a writer's mind go haywire. They can't think of any good topic to write. It's common. Many writer's experience writer's block when they are intensely stressed,
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    Down The Line Design and Marketing

  • A Logo Challenge For December

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    A logo isn’t brand. It’s only a part of a brand…albeit an important one. A logo must be instantly recognisable, accurately reflect something about your brand, help differentiate you from your competition, and sit comfortably within your marketplace. For our e-newsletter for Christmas 2014 we’ve put together a brief ‘name the logo’ game, one you’ll no doubt have played at some point over the last few years. There’s nothing unique about the game. Simply a bit of fun in the run up to the end of the year. All the logos have been…
  • School website design: The anatomy of a good school website home page

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:31 am
    The home page of a school website serves a number of purposes, including; It provides a first impression of the school and its brand, to those who have no experience of the school. It sets the web visitor’s expectations, not only in terms of the school and its values, but their expectations of what the rest of the website is going to be like. It acts as a set of sign posts to the most relevant content. It offers the school an opportunity to immediately capture the web visitor’s attention and share with them some important and / or engaging information. It must enable the web…
  • A check list for your next Direct Mail campaign

    12 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    With easy access to a range of free / low-cost email marketing tools such as MailChimp, there’s an assumption that printed Direct Mail is no longer worth considering. An email can be sent for free, versus the cost of print and postage. Design of an email can sometimes be a lot quicker and therefore cheaper than Direct Mail. But if you think about your own experiences in receiving marketing emails, how many of them to do you actually stop and open, let alone read? I subscribe to a range of updates, news, offers, you name it. From a wide variety of brands. But the only ones that actually…
  • How graphic design can help get your customers’ attention

    6 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    You want your customers to hear what you’re saying. But getting their attention can prove tricky for a whole range or reasons. Such as; they’re not hanging out where your message is they haven’t got time to hear what you’ve got to say it’s the wrong time, their focus is elsewhere they don’t even see what you have to say they find what you have to say confusing they don’t think it’s relevant to them they’re paying attention to something else they’re not sure which part of your message is for them …the list goes on.
  • Why the supermarket industry is a great industry to learn from

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Having spent some time in the retail industry in my earlier career I’ve always had an interest in the supermarket industry, from the marketing perspective. I’ve considered it like an ongoing case study. An industry that covers so many facets of marketing, that every business owner and marketeer can learn from it. And of course it’s an easy industry to follow. I shop every week. I watch a bit of telly. I read papers. I browse online. I read the news. I drive around Cheltenham. So there’s not a day goes by that I don’t see something to do with the supermarket…
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    Offset printing technology | Offset lithography

  • Use Of Graphics Standards In The Packaging Industry

    2 Nov 2014 | 4:22 am
    The clients and manufacturers of packaging are in a perpetual struggle about proofs and printed products, color intensity, uniformity of the product to the original, colors, etc.. Almost 90% of all complaints in the printing industry refers to the printed color. The main reason are the expectations of buyers and predictability of the results of the final product. The most common problem of printing houses is satisfying the customer’s expectations in terms of color. So often we hear the statement from them that their customers are doing some corrections of ink applying on a printing…
  • Three Ninja Tips for Creating Synergy with Your Pick-and-Pack Fulfillment Process

    4 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Your ecommerce business is only going to be as successful as your fulfilment process allows. Juggernauts like Amazon and Zappos have masterminded some of the most effective fulfillment systems in history, and we can all borrow a ninja skill from their playbooks. In this article, learn about three ways that you can streamline order fulfillment by making some simple changes that will save you both time and money. Ninja Use Peel-Off Shipping Labels While there are plenty of ecommerce shopkeepers who have sworn by thermal labels for eons, the truth is that they can greatly limit your productivity…
  • Time-Saving Methods You Can Use to Decrease Order Fulfillment Hours at Your Ecommerce Store

    22 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    If you run an online store and you are experiencing growth, it is a very exciting prospect. Watching your hard work and efforts pay off with sweet dividends is always a rewarding experience. The one downside is that your online store is only going to be able to grow so long as you are able to manage your order and fulfillment expeditiously. Many store owners realize this after the fact, when they are already getting so many orders each day that they struggle to fulfill them all in a timely manner, thus delaying the shipments, much to their frustration of their customers. Fortunately, there…
  • A Short History of Printing

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    Printing is essentially the process of images and text reproduced through a template or master form. If there is an invention so crucial and vital in the life of humans, it has to be the ability to print. Through printing we are able to produce in huge numbers magazines, newspapers, books, photographs, leaflets and many other publications. It has played the grand and vital role of promoting knowledge and literacy across the divide in basically any part of the world. history of printing East Asia The history of printing is believed to start in East Asia, where the woodblock printing technique…
  • The Importance of Data Breach Prevention

    25 May 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Now more than ever, companies need to focus more on data breach prevention. Companies rely on technology to store their data and private information and no technology is flawless. In 2013, the number of data breaches skyrocketed. Hackers accessed some well-known companies sensitive information, costing them millions of dollars. A data breach can cost around three million dollars on average. Data breaches also causes companies to lose customers because they no longer feel that their information will be safe dealing with that company. Then they will has to work even harder to rebuild their…
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    LOGO123 Blog

  • 30 negative space logo designs for your inspiration

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Logo design with negative space is a technique that makes use of the space around your logo to form another image. This is a great way to add a secret message to your logo design, and client loves it because … Continue reading →The post 30 negative space logo designs for your inspiration appeared first on LOGO123 Blog.
  • 25 children logo designs for your inspiration

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:05 pm
    If you business is related children, you many want to think about your audience before creating your business logo. Who do you want to attract? Children who your service is for, or their parents who will be paying for it. … Continue reading →The post 25 children logo designs for your inspiration appeared first on LOGO123 Blog.
  • Beauty and cosmetic logo designs

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Cosmetics and beauty logo design is a popular category at LOGO123. Whether it’s for a hair&beauty salon, Airbrush suntan, or massage spa, these logo usually involving curvy lines,  luxury fonts, and vivid colors. In this blog, we have gathered a … Continue reading →The post Beauty and cosmetic logo designs appeared first on LOGO123 Blog.
  • Logo design trends for small businesses

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Understanding Logo Design Trends Logo designs can come in many shape, forms, and colors. But believe it or not there are general trends in logo designs and if you can spot them, they will give you additional ideas and inspirations … Continue reading →The post Logo design trends for small businesses appeared first on LOGO123 Blog.
  • Create your small business logo with a logo design contest

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    On my previous blog I talked about the importance of having a brand book, and the center piece of it is of course a professionally designed company logo.  Today, I’ll walk you through the process of developing a new business … Continue reading →The post Create your small business logo with a logo design contest appeared first on LOGO123 Blog.
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    Free & Premium Design and Web Resources

  • Tesco Hudl 2 PSD Mock-Up Template

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This Tesco Hudl 2 PSD mock-up template was created with vector shapes. Showcase your Android apps or any design project with this versatile template. The file utilizes smart objects and is organized into clearly labeled layers. Comes in any color you choose, simply adjust the Hue slider to your liking. Front and reverse sides included.
  • MacBook Air PSD Mock-Up Template Vol. 1

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    High-resolution MacBook Air PSD mock-up template that makes showcasing your design projects as easy as clicking a button. This Photoshop file is fast and easy to use due to its use of Smart Objects.
  • Login Form PSD Template Vol. 1

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This login form template is suitable for almost any web project. The design is simple and easy to edit as the PSD file in layered and utilizes vector shapes.
  • Interactive e-Résumé Template Vol. 1

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This is the first in our series of interactive e-Résumé PDF templates. The résumé is suited to showcasing the skills of a creative professional in a dynamic and engaging way. The template can easily be adapted to suit your needs as the file is organized into layers and paragraph and character styles that are clearly labeled. If you like the template let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
  • Photoshop Transparent Background Pattern

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Use our Photoshop transparent background pattern to display the transparency grid in your exported image files. Simply apply and scale the pattern as a ‘Pattern Overlay’.
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