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Patterns can make a website design more interesting and appealing. Often mildly skeuomorphic in nature, they bring an element of real-world texture to a site. The variation in tone that they create mimics the multi-tonal nature of real surfaces....
There are two main reasons people utilize the web: to share things and to be informed. Sure, we could pick up a newspaper or switch on the television, but I'd argue that it's much easier to whip out your phone or laptop to find info. The wonderful...
/ / Mar 21, 2013
In the web-era, major news sources aren’t restricted to local readership. Whilst a city paper may feature some local news, its sports, national and international news coverage is just as likely to be read by someone on a different continent....
First it was the Capulets versus the Montagues; then it was Coke versus Pepsi; and the latest epic battle? Serif versus sans-serif, of course. Lucky for us, the crew at UrbanFonts has produced a nifty infographic to help clarify the age-old...
The popularity of shopping for items online is greatly increasing. If you ask me why I like to shop online, it's because I have pretty solid control over my purchase. I get to have time to open up another tab and read up on reviews from other folks....
Human beings are masters at strategically building walls to hide our innermost selves. But what would happen if those metaphorical barriers were suddenly see-through, effectually forcing us to bare our souls for the world to see? In her series...
All work and no play, allegedly, makes Jack a dull boy. And advertisers seem to agree; globally, major brands seem more interested in making us laugh than selling a product; and for good reason: humor is one of the best ice-breakers. If a brand...
If world leaders were more like-minded, perhaps the elusive goal of world peace might be more attainable. But while international harmony remains a utopian dream for now, French photographer Philippe Petremant is doing his part to inch us...
When I was in middle school, I took a sign language class. At the time, it struck me as interesting that some words and letters looked exactly like the thing being described, while others seemingly had no relation. That’s why I’m intrigued...
Not every designer gets the chance to work on a high-profile redesign. In fact, the vast majority will never have that chance. At least not officially. But that doesn't mean they don't have some amazing ideas about how sites like Facebook, Twitter,...
The Rorschach test is the most widely used projective psychological test, designed to assess and identify personality structures. But while photographer Traci Griffin’s brilliant new series titled “Mirrors” bears some resemblance...
If Bill Shakespeare is to be believed, eyes are the windows to the soul. Designed to look outwards, looking into them reveals a person’s deepest emotions. The same might be said of windows. Built to provide light, and scenic views for the occupants...
We are very visual beings. We like to see it to believe it. And sometimes we don't trust our brain as much as we trust our eyes. Making decisions is often easier when you see something rather than if you take in a bunch of information about that something. ...
Sometimes we become so preoccupied with what can be animated, Photoshopped, and otherwise digitally produced that we lose sight of the fact that often the most awe-inspiring beauty is right in front of us. Or, in this case, right below us. French...