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- The 80 Rules Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]
“So you want to get good at social media?
You need to have a plan. A guidebook. A strategy.
You need some rules.”
- Design Fail: Why Isn’t There A Standard Way To Swipe A Credit Card?
The only thing universal about credit-card swipe infographics is that they’re unclear. Designers address the everyday misdirection
- The Best Free Script Fonts for Creating Vintage Logos
You have three options when it comes to creating a trendy vintage style logo or insignia: Buy a premium script font, draw your own or use a free font. The free option sounds great but it can be difficult picking out quality typefaces from the hoards of cheesy display fonts that litter free font libraries. In this post I’ve compiled the best script and cursive fonts that would suit a vintage style logo. All these fonts are tried and tested and available for commercial use, making them perfect for both fun and client project use.
- 5 Golden, Press Release-Free Keys To Building Successful Buzz For Your Startup
Forget generic press releases. If you want to get your startup noticed by bloggers, media outlets, investors, and customers, you can do it yourself. And usually for a whole heck of a lot less money than hiring a public relations firm.
- The Placebo Effect Is Real. Now Doctors Just Have To Work Out How To Use It
The recent research findings do beg a serious question, though. Are we going to see actual treatments based on pills that are no more than sugar as alternatives to active drugs? How might medicine incorporate the work that Kaptchuk and other pl…
- 10 Packaging Designs That Changed My History
This is not an arbitrary selection of beautiful packaging designs found in books. It is a personal collection of what Guillermo Dufranc, Graphic Design Coordinator at Tridimage, calls “design-facts ” - which influence the way packaging design is conceived. Read more after the jump.
- Courting Bookworms, Kobo Debuts 3 New Tablets, New E-Reader, and a Plan to Gain An Edge Over Amazon #eprdctn
Kobo, the e-reader and tablet company owned by Rakuten (aka Japan’s answer to Amazon), is today taking the covers off four new devices — three new Android-based Arc tablets and a new Aura e-reader. And it is using the occasion to kick off a redoubled effort to focus on a specific segment in the market — die-hard bookworms — to help itself gain an edge over Amazon and differentiate itself better in the market. Now, in addition to its catalogue of 4 million books, Kobo has built in integrations with Pocket, new reading-focused storefronts (starting with a store for children’s books and one for magazines), and two new Android feautures, a launcher Kobo calls “Reading Life” and a new Reading Mode, both designed to put reading front and center on tablets more than it has ever been done on tablets before.
- Turn your design passion into a steady profit in just 11 days (ebook)
This two-pronged approach is designed so that you not only learn how to build a killer design business but you also act on what you learn to start building your business right away!
- Are High-End Brands Rejecting Social Media?
But we were wrong. Oh, sure, we saw the usual Facebook logos and web URLs, usually placed discreetly on windows or on little silver signs by the cash register, but even those were absent in some big-name, high-priced stores. Think Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Banana Republic, Godiva and on and on. All without even a single URL on their printed material or a classy little Twitter bird. It’s not as if these companies aren’t using social media–most of them have more than a million fans on Facebook, active Twitter accounts and big Pinterest accounts. Their absence was conspicuous.
- 10 Amazing Illustrator Tips To Change How You Design
We’ve all had that mixed feeling of elation and frustration when we discover a new tip or technique in a design app. You’re both amazed at how easy this new technique is while in disbelief that you never knew about it before! I’ve put together a list of the top 10 Illustrator tips I’ve learnt over the years that have completely changed how I design. Hopefully you’ll learn a few new techniques too that will completely transform you every day workflow.
- The Perfect Client is Not So Perfect After All
While the word perfect is highly subjective, I can state with some degree of confidence that the “perfect client” for us web designers would be a client that:
Gives us complete creative control
Tells us what they want
Leaves us alone to get the job done (i.e., they aren’t a micro-manager)
However, I can tell you from my experience that having a client that goes overboard on those three things is far from perfect.
- A Designer Guide to Create Your own Superhero Logo
Had it ever crossed your mind whenever you are going through your favorite comic book while sipping a cup of frappé’ that What went through the minds of the designer when they were designing the age old logo of the Caped Crusader or the Man of Steel or the Punisher?
- GUERRILLA INNOVATION: The Field Designer
Sticky-note style essay on field design by Jimi Filipovski. Written in a café, away from the desk in the spirit of true fieldwork.
- Los Angeles Contemplates A Plan For Free Citywide Wi-Fi
Free municipal Wi-Fi is popping up in cities around the country large and small. L.A. could become the largest to attempt it—if an early proposal finds its legs.
- Create a Folder From Any Selected Items in the OS X Finder
Need to toss a bunch of items in a folder really fast? OS X has a nifty shortcut that manages the operation in one fell swoop so you don’t have to make a folder and then take further action to populate it.
- Home Working Life VS Office Working Life. What’s better?
In early 2013 Yahoo!’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, inadvertently shot Yahoo! to the top of media news stories after she issued a memo to the firm’s 11,500 US employees. It read, “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home, we need to be one Yahoo!, and that starts with physically being together.”
- Not Just a Useless Time Suck: The Most Valuable Uses for Facebook
Facebook is a known productivity killer. However, it has one advantage over other apps: everyone uses it. You can use it for more than just cat memes and baby pictures. Here are some of the most useful things you can do
- Retailers, Take Note: Young Shoppers Don’t Care About Owning Your Stuff
What does this mean for the future of our consumer culture? Can we still define so-called millennials as materialistic? This is a generation ushering in the “sharing economy,” and transforming philanthropy with “crowdfunding.” Could this be the generation that radically alters the very meaning of ownership?
- 450+ Adobe Illustrator Patterns #vector
Repeating patterns are often more popular in websites to fill the whole screen at any resolution. Similarly patterns can be placed into posters and other print artwork. And this collection includes over 450 various design patterns you are free …
- Whitespace and invisible characters « FontShop Blog
One thing I’ve been meaning to create as part of Using Type is a heightened visibility for the invisible, non-printing, and otherwise under-appreciated formatting characters that happen to not make any marks on the page, but do happen to contribute quite a lot to our reading experience.
- Business Design Toolkit
“The BDT has been tested extensively on corporations both large and small, start-ups, non-profits and even government agencies (where it would be called the Organization Design Toolkit). So now please print it out as a big banner, (2+ meters wi…
- Use Your Anger To Smash Creative Blocks
Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan is famous for his world-class talent, but what set him apart from his peers was that MJ knew how to get angry. And Michael Jordan was always angry.
- 33 Ready to Print Premium Magazine Templates
Another set of 33 Premium Magazine Templates from GraphicRiver is compiled in this next post for writers and publishers out there! Check out what’s in and what’s not with the lates templates in the web. Enjoy browsing!!!
- Awestruck Your Creative Views With Negative Space Designs
Today you’re about to see a collection of creatively done negative designs made by Tang Yau Hoong. Tang is a Malaysia-based Graphic artist/illustrator who loves making negative space and illusions in his works. He specialize in conceptual, surreal and minimalist designs that you’ll love. Scroll down and be puzzled by his artworks. Come, take a peek, and be awestruck.