Typography: Anatomy of a Letterform

Adrian  •  Resources  •  September 2, 2011
Typography: Anatomy of a Letterform

Understanding the fundamental principles and concepts of typography is the first step to being a successful typographer. The most basic component of typography is the letter, and each letter of the alphabet is distinguished by its unique shape, or letterform. Primarily the design classes which I took in college were based on anatomy and terminology of type. It’s not...

Adobe Muse – Makes Website Creation Easy

Adrian  •  Coding  •  September 1, 2011
Adobe Muse – Makes Website Creation Easy

In order to create HTML websites the traditional designers can make use of the tool Adobe Muse (now in beta) without dealing with code. In a few words, if your time is consumed in Design and Photoshop then you continue on the Internet, Muse (the code name for Adobe’s shall be officially-launched shortly) might be a blessing for you. And if you feel a little bit more fit in...

What a Web Designer Should Learn from Steve Jobs

Daniel Pintilie  •  Resources  •  August 31, 2011
What a Web Designer Should Learn from Steve Jobs

Recently, Steve Jobs announced that he has given up the CEO position from Apple but many people didn’t notice that he said he will continue to work in the company, believing that Steve Jobs have quit his soul project. I am sure that Apple will develop Steve ideas and his amazing vision won’t be ignored by the new CEO. Talking about Apple, the no. 1 company in the world,...

Best Premium eBooks For Freelancers, Designers And Web Developers

Adrian  •  Coding, Resources  •  August 30, 2011
Best Premium eBooks For Freelancers, Designers And Web Developers

Books are the best friends for life! The more you read, the better your knowledge grows and becomes sharp. And since web designers and developers have to work within a competitive space, reading books for new ideas and their execution becomes all the more important.  Earlier you could access only the hard copies; but with the evolution of technology, you can now read books...

5 Tips for Better Search Engine Ranking

John Hannah  •  Resources  •  August 30, 2011
5 Tips for Better Search Engine Ranking

Everyone wants their site to receive a lot of traffic, but when it comes to search engine optimization, sometimes it’s tough to know where to begin. Below are five tips to get you started with SEO and help make sure your site is search engine friendly. Understand Keywords for Maximum SEO Keywords are one of the most important parts of SEO. They are the words or phrases that...

Strategies for Reducing Cart Abandonment

Dan Padavona  •  Resources  •  August 29, 2011
Strategies for Reducing Cart Abandonment

E-commerce website designers are required to focus not only on graphical appeal and functionality, but also on the factors which influence customer psychology. In this article we will use web design strategy to significantly increase store revenues by reducing sales lost to shopping cart abandonment. Recent data estimates that e-commerce shopping cart abandonment rose to 75%...

3D Digital Graffiti of Brad Schwede

Adrian  •  Inspiration, Resources  •  August 26, 2011
3D Digital Graffiti of Brad Schwede

It’s hard to deny the fact that the 21st century world is revolving around digital technology. The way it has revolutionized the publication of magazines and newspapers, both online and offline, combining words and images in the most dramatic manner is simply remarkable. Inspired by the use of this technology of today, the Graffiti expert Brad Schwede from Brisbane,...

30 Must Have Free Mac Apps for Web Designers and Developers

Adrian  •  Coding, Resources  •  August 25, 2011
30 Must Have Free Mac Apps for Web Designers and Developers

The Web designing has gained significant popularity over the last few years and the main job of a web developer or a designer is to create websites and content management systems to promote the site. There are many applications used in the web designing which helps to create a theme for a website. The web designers largely depend on the commercial applications like Fireworks,...

The Best and Worst Fonts of The Moment

Simon Garfield  •  Design  •  August 24, 2011
The Best and Worst Fonts of The Moment

A personal preference by Simon Garfield, author of Just My Type. The Best 5. Georgia This is my favourite everyday writing font. I’ve been using Georgia in almost all my work for five years, and I’ve never got tired of it. I’m also yet to find a task it didn’t like – just the right mixture of clear tradition and informality. Needless to say, it’s a product of the...

Insurance Companies Logo Design Examples

Adrian  •  Inspiration  •  August 23, 2011
Insurance Companies Logo Design Examples

Logo design, often considered to be fun, is a tough art to perfect. Right from visualization, conceptualization, planning and creation, it is an exhaustive process aimed at promoting a particular brand or business. Professionalism is the only word that directs the process of logo creation. Logos are generally created keeping in mind their long time usability. A logo needs to...