Being able to select the right colors is key in designing an effective and intriguing design, whether for the web or for print. If you’re able to achieve a good balance within your design, then it’ll communicate a stronger message much more easily to the users or readers because certain colors “activate” certain types of […]
In today’s world of interactive web-based marketing, viral campaigns and high production television commercials, the print ad remains one very powerful and effective means for advertisers to reach their audience. The printed format, whether it is for magazines, newspapers or billboards, sets specific challenges for ad designers. An idea or message must be communicated simply […]
When you browse through vector inspiration galleries or are experimenting with vectors yourself, it is very easy to get stuck in the chunky borders-retro-cute kawaii style of illustrations which are not only immensely popular but fun to do and everyone from MTV to Computer Arts Magazine are comissioning artists to make. Recently though, I have […]
Take a look around any online marketplace and you’ll see the labor of designers, writers, and digital artists severely undervalued. In a short-sighted shoot for ultra-low prices, online entrepreneurs are aiming to spend less and less on services, and unfortunately many online providers are following suit with their pricing. One element of the issue is […]
I’m sure the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘coming soon page’ is something people used to put together back in 1999 on Geocities that had a big ‘under construction’ sign. Well these days, a coming soon page is much more than that. It actually serves a purpose and is completely different than those under construction pages.
A coming soon page serves one very important purpose: to let people know you’re working on something, but it’s not quite ready yet.
E-commerce websites have a reputation for not featuring attractive or creative design. While usability is extremely important in order to maintain a profitable e-commerce site, the design can still be appealing, as the sites featured in this post will demonstrate. Here we will showcase 30 well-designed e-commerce sites from a variety of different industries. You’ll […]
When I started playing music about 15 years ago, I had a band with some friends and we recorded some of our songs (demos) and I remember someone told me to put everything we had on a tape or CD and mail it to ourselves. This way we’d have the date stamp on the package […]
Web designers can (and should) draw inspiration from places other than web design, so today’s article is going to showcase 25 creative packaging designs that I found on Deviantart.com For anyone who hasn’t browsed through deviant art yet, you are missing out on a lot of creative inspiration. yes, the css galleries out there are […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, I am sure everyone is aware of the Bokeh effect. This article will showcase the Bokeh effect in web design from bright and bold backgrounds to the subtle black and white. Some even go as far as to make the Bokeh effect […]
Well, it’s that time of the year again. The holiday season is nearly upon us, and for many of us, this means that the annual ritual of gift giving is also coming quickly! I hope that doesn’t make me sound like a Scrooge – I actually love Christmas and giving gifts to my friends and […]