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30 Excellent iPad App Interfaces

iPad UI designiPad, often called a revolutionary device, came to the design industry with new possibilities for designers to show off what they can create for this modern gadget. There are no doubts that apps for Apple iPad look beautiful and stunning. Multi-touch and other modern technologies allow users to actually feel the designs. In this post, you will find 30 excellent designed iPad app interface examples. Read more

Typography in Print Media Advertisements

TypographyChoosing the proper type for a project is really important since we need to think about the message we want to communicate, the “consumer” we want to reach and the tone we want to impress. We can have serious type for a serious message and funny type for something more humorous. Combining the right typography with nice elements, colors and shapes will get you a really nice result. Read more

Is a color just a color?

Color For centuries color has been used to provide distinction between classes, businesses, kings, courts and everything else in between. So what exactly is in a color? Does it matter that purple has been used in connotations with royalty?Does it matter that most fast food places logos are red to stimulate your appetite? So a color is a color right? Not exactly. Read more

20 iPhone apps to help you create amazing photographs

iPhone appsWith the arrival of the iPhone in 2007, iPhoneography, a new art form for photography was born.Developers have been working fast and furiously to keep up with the frenzy of interest with apps that are moving photography to a new level. Read more

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Fun & Clever Examples of HTML5

HTML5 is here to stay and it IS the new standard.  We’ve done some cool round-ups on here before that give several great examples of new sites made with HTML5.  Instead of a repeat performance I thought I’d hunt down a few examples that are a bit out there on the edges, showing off some of the cool new things you can do with HTML5.  A few of them have been around for a while but I’ve made sure to include a few new ones too.  And some that, though subtle, show a keen use of design given some new native abilities.

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Electrifying and Colorful Typography Poster Designs

The design maniaLets share with you some electrifying and amazing poster designs for your inspiration and boost your creativity. I compile some of the awesome work and the use of color and typography in these posters is mind blowing and worth to watch. The mixture of illustrations, bright and bold colors and the typography make these posters kind of unique and special. Great resource of graphic design and you can fetch bundle of ideas to design posters.

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Are You An Armchair Creative?

The design maniaAs creative professionals, we pride ourselves on doing — making ideas happen — instead of passively consuming, like the couch potatoes with their remote controls. As Jakob Nielson said, television is “lean back” media, and we prefer the “lean forward” experience creating something with our computer

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Starting A Web Design Business

The design maniaIf you don’t like the idea of working for somebody else and you’re quite attracted to idea of world domination then starting a web design business might be right up your alley.  Unfortunately though, contrary to popular speculation, it’s not an easy ride.  In fact it’s probably the number one most difficult path which you could choose to follow in this industry.

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The Word Art of Juan Osborne

Design mania“A picture is worth a thousand words’. We’re sure you’ve heard this expression a million times before, but you probably have not quite ‘seen’ it yet…Juan Osborne is a Spanish architect and designer, that has literally taken this expression and created stunning art with this concept. His amazing compositions are made up of words, literally thousands of words!

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Mind Blowing Showcase of Glamour & Beauty With a Sense of Creativity

Design maniaGlamour photography is a genre of photography whereby the subjects, usually female, are portrayed in a romantic or sexually alluring way. The subjects may be fully clothed or seminude but glamour photography stops short of deliberately arousing the viewer and being hardcore pornography.

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Modern Element Trends In Magazine-Styled Webdesign Of 2010

Design maniaMany web designers today are moving away from the traditional layout of a website. One of the layouts that are in trend today is magazine or news style of website. Magazine-styled website offer good usability, clean typography, and professional interface.

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20 Creative Web Portfolio Designs Of 2010 From deviantart

design maniaEvery one love Web Design and giving inspirational designs to others. I think this can be show by portfolio web designs because this is the way where you can represent your work and about yourself with beautiful textures, colors and have creative user interface.

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Examples of Big Backgrounds in Web Design

backgroundsA trend in web design that has been popular for a while, and still seems to be gaining momentum, is the use of big background images. It’s an easy and effective way to add lots of interest to a design and set the overall tone with one photo or illustration.

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Things You Should Do Immediately After Launching a Website

brandingSo you’ve just launched your website. The only thing left now is to start creating content and arranging for some promotion, right? Well, not so fast. You first have to do several things to ensure that your site is set up properly and ready for the public. Here are a few things you should do right after launching a website

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webdesign30 best web designs agencies around the world

It is why I decide today to let you discover what I found; also, find now the selection of the 30 most beautiful, efficient and original companies websites..

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Free PSDStunning & Useful PSD Files & Resources

We are going to share with you above 35 useful and handy psd files and resources for free download. Its a mixture of various graphics components and  files made available in photoshop psd file.

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Beautiful & Creative Portfolio Designs

portfolio designThere are thousands of online Portfolios around and it’s really hard to select few. Still some designer’s work which however, reaches beyond the simple design work to a piece of art and the result is so wonderful then a regular web design that it made his work memorable. We are always looking for inspiration, specially when it comes to web design.

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Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?

consumerismHave you ever fallen into a black hole of comparison shopping? You’re looking for a new digital camera, for instance. You head over to Cnet.com and read some reviews of various cameras, watch the video demos, identify the model you want.

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Brilliant Examples of Forced Perspective Photography

photographyForced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates human visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the spectator or camera.

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Webdesign & CSS inspiration for iPhone

css for iphoneCSSiPhone is the first ever iPhone CSS Gallery which displays iPhone web interfaces for iPhone inspiration. you will find good collection and get inspired. Enjooy

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The origins of A B C

TypographyWe see it every day on signs, billboards, packaging, in books and magazines; in fact, you are looking at it now — the Latin or Roman alphabet, the world’s most prolific, most widespread abc. Typography is a relatively recent invention, but to unearth the origins of alphabets, we will need to travel much farther back in time, to an era contemporaneous with the emergence of (agricultural) civilisation itself.

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e commerce websitesWell Designed E-commerce Websites

In this post, we are showcasing 14 e-commerce websites which I think have great aesthetics. We are not just looking at functionality, but also in brand presence and key messaging. All of the below websites have personality, and a real unique shopping experience.

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greenGreen Lantern Artworks for Inspiration

Their power rings are some of the most powerful weapons in the universe. Their predominantly green costumes and trademark symbol have been hits with several generations, and the series has received many awards through the years.

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Balancing Family and Passion

balanceMost designers are extremely passionate about their craft. Unfortunately, that means they also find themselves wedged between their love of work and responsibility to their family. How can you find a good balance between the two? Frankly, you really can’t.

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Drench: Cubehead

cube headA man with a seriously mixed up head uses drench to sort out his Cubehead, and get himself back together. Directed by Ulf Johansson. VFX by The Moving Picture Company.

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The Art & Science of Evidence-Based Design

Art and scienceLet’s start by defining our terms (Slides 1 through 20). Here are a few conventional ways to differentiate between art and science when it comes to user experience design: In terms of focus, an artistic process is concerned with issues of look-and-feel, whereas a scientific approach focuses on deeper, more systematic issues like underlying architecture.

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Explore The Past: Inspiring Coca Cola souvenir plate posters

Coca colaThe History of Coca-Cola is a story of special moments — times with family and friends and special occasions when Coke was naturally there. Every person who drinks a Coca-Cola enjoys a moment of refreshment — and shares in an experience that millions of others have savored.

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The 30 Best iPhone Apps So Far This Year

Iphone appsHowever, the novelty land grab is definitely over. When you run a search on the App Store, most of the gimmicks have already been created—at least twice. Clones still litter the store and it’s becoming even more difficult for quality apps to get noticed. But, if you have a bit of patience and are willing to sift through less exciting apps, there are some fantastic gems just waiting to be discovered.

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Finish Your Masterpiece with Deliberate Goal Planning

Goal planningAll artists want to create massive, powerful works to be remembered by. We have visions of our own “Sistine Chapel” that we want to tackle before we die. The problem with epic projects is that they’re often started, but rarely finished. This is precisely why we celebrate massive works: they don’t come along very often.

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Beautiful Image Styling Tutorials With CSS,jQuery

jqueryYou don’t have to always use Photoshop to style your images. Some cool effects can be achieved trough CSS, jQuery etc too and I strongly suggest you to continue reading to find out how to do it!

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Worldy Inspiration from Tourism Websites

TajIn this post, we’re showcasing some great official tourism websites from various countries and cities around the world.Most of them feature stunning photography and use typography and color that are reminiscent of the particular city or country.

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The Top 5 Qualities of Productive Creatives

creativityBy our lights, the notion of “creativity” can’t be separated from the skills required for creative execution. So our analysis of the characteristics crucial to creativity focuses particularly on the skills that facilitate putting ideas into action.

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Remarkable Typography Examples

TypographyTypography is the art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration  techniques.

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CSS3 Ads Versus Flash Ads

The CSS3 Ads run way smoother than the Flash versions. This working draft of Arne’s CSS3 ads works in newer WebKit browsers (Safari 4, Chrome 5, Mobile Safari) and degrades gracefully in Firefox and IE7+, displaying only the last frame of the animation.

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Magnificient iPad Wallpapers

iPad is one of the newest product of Apple and it has taken over the public like a storm. Apple has sold over 5 million iPads. iPad is supposed to revolutionize the way we do things. iPad is a cool device and it is important to represent who you are from your iPad. The best way to express yourself is through wallpapers

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Aloha: The HTML5 Editor

Aloha Editor is an easy to use WYSIWYG HTML editor, featuring fast editing, floating menu, and support for HTML5 ContentEditable. It provides WYSIWYG editor to any website content instantaneously, enabling content editors to see the changes the moment they type.

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well-designed examples of block quotes and pull quotes

A collection of well designed examples of block quotes and pull quotes from websites.

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For the past two months, i was thinking about writing a blog. Didn’t happen because I was busy with my projects.

This article is not for the GREAT designers but the BEST designers who started their career. I just want to share one main problem they face, “compare the Designs with other designs“.  yah.. thats the thing. This thing happens mostly when you work under a boss who is not a designer, who doesn’t  know the creative emotional pain. But my advice is ,Don’t worry about that. we know we are creative and we do cool designs like other designers. Everybody has their own design style and there is no machine to measure creativity. when we don’t like any art form that doesn’t mean its bad. its good for some people. GREAT things happen when u get a freedom to work and get a chance to take a risk.

i would like to share some experience which i got in my career. When i started my career i was working under an art director who has completed his diploma from NID. He taught me so many things and given a best base for my design career. But he never allowed his designers to experiment the designs.  I was really disappointed. i wanted to use more colors and love typography. He only loves blue color and FUTURA font. What to do :( . After some days, I got an idea. I started completing the work within minutes because its easy. And started working on other personal  design experiments (wallpapers and funky things) and send to ma friends. Their comments and feedback inspired me a lot to do. so I started a new way of working. I keep convincing my boss with his taste and did experiments my own.. :) Thats it.

After some years, i joined  another MNC. They are in to Web designing. They are getting works from middle east and europe. i was in the creative team. One day, our boss  came  up with a web design prototype and he started praising the work. we didn’t see any thing extra ordinary on that. it was not a trendy design :) he said this is awesome and we follow it. What to do. I will tell u guys, the GREAT designer took 8 months for a simple website. He designed it in Corel draw… Hooops… He made 8 updated design versions for the website. Where we could fix it in max 3 versions. But our boss was saying he is amazing and all bla bla.. Am not underestimating the designer who did it. He is Good and experienced that doesn’t mean others doing bad design/job. Am talking about the mentality of people (Boss) Who blindly believe in, compare and forcing others to follow him without knowing whats on the market.

Am about to conclude this Article. When you introduce yourself, just tell about the work and the clients you work with. Others always estimate you only when u have good portfolio and good client list. I was not aware about this in my career. Now i have the privilege (Am lucky? ) to say that i worked with 2adpro Media Solutions Inc. which is working with mcClatchy (The third largest newspaper company in the US) interactive, HP and so many great clients.

So what am trying to say in this article is don’t underestimate yourself with others comments. Always improve your design skills and experiment your own style.

Thanks for reading. Please share your experience. It will be inspire others.

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