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- 8 Keys To Creating An Emotional Connection Between Products And People
“Fifty percent of every buying decision is driven by emotion. Which, for anyone responsible for bringing a product to market, makes a recent Forrester Research survey a concern. It reported that 89% of the respondents felt no personal connectio…
- Infographic: What Beer and Coffee Do To Your Brain (And Which Makes You More Creative)
This infographic reveals what coffee and beer do to your brain, and which you should drink when working on what.
- You Can Draw on These 5 iPhone Cases
“Would you like to perfectly personalize your own iPhone case? We’ve got five covers you can draw on for creative folk — big or little.
Whether you want to use your case as a notepad, for doodling, or to create your own fresh designs on a regular basis, one of these cases should offer a solution to suit.”
- ImageOptim (Mac OS X) Compresses Images for Web and Mobile
“ImageOptim optimizes images — so they take up less disk space and load faster — by finding best compression parameters and by removing unnecessary comments and color profiles. It handles PNG, JPEG and GIF animations.
ImageOptim seamlessly integrates best optimisation tools: PNGOUT, Zopfli, Pngcrush, AdvPNG, extended OptiPNG, JpegOptim, jpegrescan, jpegtran, and Gifsicle.
It’s excellent for publishing images on the web (easily shrinks images “Saved for Web” in Photoshop) and also useful for making Mac and iPhone/iPad applications smaller (if you configure Xcode).”
- An Updated Guide to Buying Stock Images –Top 10 Agencies
“Settling for the best source of royalty free images and media files may prove to be tricky if you’re not aware of all the available options. So if you’re a web designer, a blogger, or a writer for an online magazine, here’s a fresh list of the best stock agencies to help you make an informed decision.”
- The web designer’s guide to data tracking
“The accuracy of this is debatable, but what concerns me is how these companies came by this data. Privacy tools have been built to make this kind of data collection more transparent, and give users meaningful choice about limiting what’s collected and how it’s used.
These privacy tools also provide web devs with a way to audit sites. By scanning pages and matching against a library of over 2,800 distinct tracking technologies, tools such as Ghostery can reveal several types of tracking code that could be eluding website operators.”
- 6 Tricks for Instantly Looking Better in Photoshop [VIDEO]
“Everyone wants to have perfect profile picture, but we’ve all seen examples of Photoshopping gone wrong. If you’ve ever wanted to clear those blemishes or trim those 10 pounds the camera adds, but end up looking more like a distorted member of the Jersey Shore cast than a runway model, you’re not alone.
Don’t worry — we’ll show you the most common Photoshop tips and tricks to ensure that you’re always looking your most photogenic. Check out the video tutorial above to learn how to do the “eye pop” technique, remove shiny skin and more.”
- Apple Ends Free iCloud Storage For MobileMe Members
“When Apple announced iCloud to replace their MobileMe service they gave MobileMe extra free storage on iCloud. iCloudl comes with 5GB of storage for free.
Apple gave old MobileMe users a total of 20GB of storage for free, that has now ended, …
- All You Need to Know about Parallax Scrolling
“The phenomenon of Parallax scrolling has become quite a roar in the recent times. Those of you who are not familiar with Parallax design can have some amount of enlightenment through the following lines.
The Parallax Design is a scrolling te…
- Typographic Interior: Music Room Mural Made of Words
“Featuring over 200 musicians through a combination of iconography and typography, this wrap-around work of custom wallpaper manages to be dazzlingly complex and surprisingly cohesive at the same time.”
- 35 Excellent Adobe Fireworks Tutorials
“Fireworks doesn’t get as much attention as some of the other products from Adobe, but it is still a valuable resource for many designers. If you’re interested in improving your skills with Fireworks, here are some of the best tutorials available.”
- Elemental Photo Manipulations: Earth: Tutorials and Inspiration, by Pariah Burke
““Elemental Photo Manipulations” is a four-part series highlighting tutorials and inspirational amazing artwork combining photography with Photoshop in surreal, mind-bending, and sometimes startling ways. In this second installment in the series marvel at the way artists have bent the very Earth—dirt, stone, metal, and even the flora—to their whims. Don’t miss “Part 1: Fire,” and return to CreativePro.com every two weeks for “Air & Light” and “Water.”
- How Flipboard’s Head Designer Grapples With The Web’s Manic Pace Of Change
“DESIGN, LIKE LIFE, IS EPHEMERAL. “ANYTHING WE DESIGN TODAY WILL BE OBSOLETE BY NEXT YEAR,” SAYS FLIPBOARD’S ZEN-LIKE DESIGN CHIEF, MARCOS WESKAMP.
- Get your Elevator Pitch right for your Design Strategy to Work
“What Red Bull stands for is that it “gives you wings…,” which means that it provides skills, abilities, power etc. to achieve whatever you want to. It is an invitation as well as a request to be active, performance-oriented, alert, and to take challenges. When you work or study, do your very best. When you do sports, go for your limits. When you have fun or just relax, be aware of it and appreciate it.
- Imagine Three Different Futures to Help You Make Better Decisions
“When I think of my future, it’s reasonably bright, but I think it’s realistic. I envision my children growing older. I envision one of them–and I’m not sure which one–being traditionally successful, one of them rebellious and then finding their footing a bit later, and one of them struggling (which is almost what you’d expect from three children).”
- Doctor Who? Enjoy The Show’s 50th Anniversary With These Mobile Apps
“British TV series Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary in November, marking a half century of time travelling adventure. Express your love for the show with these great mobile apps!