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Unlike other forms of art, graphic design is not just about taking paper and pen and letting the work flow. Graphic designers have to help viewers get the message and help sell a service or product. Creating a design for a client with little or...
As you search the web you'll come across a wide range of interactive and graphical maps. Deciding when, where and how to integrate or display a map on your site is the first step, the second should be what technology and illustrations to use. If...
A photograph of a stunning model is sitting before you that has serious potential but several flaws. The shade of the female model's hair is dull, her eye color just isn't doing it for you, and she has several pimples across her otherwise flawless...
So many businesses out there set up a website and then think, "There, that's done with" and never bother to re-evaluate their website's design or position in the marketplace. But looking at a website as a static, unchanging bit of advertising...
Designers of e-commerce websites today face a number of challenges in attempting to build a user experience that increases the likelihood of visitors making online purchases. To battle fierce online competition and overcome the apprehension...
From Attack of the Killer Tomatoes to Zardoz, the 1970's were not only home to some of the craziest titles in film, but some of the most interesting movie posters. The 70's were also home to some of the more psychedelic and funky designs for movie...
Social media has become an integral part of modern society. There are general social networks with user bases larger than the population of most countries. There are niche sites for virtually every special interest out there. There are sites...
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, design a building, conn a ship, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve...
In this article, we'll be focusing on web usability and more specifically, on the views of world renowned usability expert, Jakob Nielsen. He's been called "the guru of Web page usability" by the New York Times and "the king of usability" by...
Organic design is commonly applied to products such as chairs, electronic equipment, books and home décor. Following the same principles, organic web design has recently emerged as a trend. Professional designers and companies have taken...
We've put together a collection of magazine covers that have stirred up controversy through the years. These covers can serve as object lessons for what to do and what not to do both with design and editorial. While some controversial covers...
The subject of what separates art and design is convoluted and has been debated for a long time. Artists and designers both create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their reasons for doing so are entirely different. Some...
The front page of a blog is obviously of great importance to the overall design. Up until a few years ago, most blogs simply showed posts in order of publication, the most recent at the top. Then excerpts became popular, and later magazine-style...
Appearance is crucial for obvious reasons in the fashion industry. With that in mind, many fashion e-commerce sites can be an excellent source of design inspiration. Attractive design and photography can make the products more appealing...