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Cell phones have evolved immensely since 1983, both in design and function. From the Motorola DynaTAC, that power symbol that Michael Douglas wielded so forcefully in the movie “Wall Street”, to the iPhone 3G, which can take a picture, play a video, or run one of the thousands applications available from the Apple Store. There are thousands of models of cell phones that
In these tough economic times, many designers find themselves applying for jobs and freelance gigs on a regular basis. So, how can we stand out from the rest and grab the attention of a design agency when they’re usually bombarded with hundreds of applications? The best way to do this is in the design of your resume. Assuming that you have the skills that they’re looking
It’s really easy to find yourself wondering how your CSS got to be such a mess. Sometimes it’s the result of sloppy coding from the start, sometimes it’s because of multiple hacks and changes over time. Whatever the cause, it doesn’t have to be that way. Writing clean, super-manageable CSS is simple when you start off on the right foot and make your code easier
A graphic symbol is often used as part of logo design in order to convey a particular idea or concept in an effective and eye catching way. The shapes of these graphic symbols vary a lot, but one of the most commonly used shapes is the circle. Circular logos have been some of the most popular trends in logo design. A circle is timeless, simple and memorable. In this article we’ll take a look
First of all, what is a brand? A brand is a symbol. Symbols are designs which represent something else, and a brand is meant to package all of the associations, experiences and characteristics into an abstract construct. This construct can be evoked using consistent imagery, sounds, phrases and logos with which people come into contact. Brands are very important as they help you win
Whichever business you’re in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity. A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers. Just like in a website, business cards can become great interactive elements, but with the added ability to
In this tutorial we’ll create a realistic 3D text scene using Photoshop with a little help from Illustrator for the 3D text. You need to have medium to advanced knowledge of Photoshop in order to complete this tutorial. To get started, go ahead and download all the images used from the Sxh.hu website. All images are free to download and here are the links: 1, 2, 3, 4 Let’s get
Do you want to enter the blogosphere like a quiet librarian enters a classroom, or do you want to rock the stage? I am definitely one to rock stuff out and in this article I will share a few tips to help you make an attention grabbing launch. If you want to give your blog an exciting launch, your blog needs to be valuable to your target audience, otherwise your hard work will be in vain. Ask yourself
I’ve always been fascinated by how 360° panoramic photos draw one into the scene. It’s almost like you’re really there and taking it all in. In this article we’ll take a look at 20 stunning panoramic photos of landscapes from around the world. To view the fully interactive 360 degree versions, simply click on any of the images below. Please note that you need
Two characteristics that represent most web designers are a need for productivity and a love for technology. This desire for increased efficiency and productivity leads many designers to look to technology for methods that will improve their work flow. One common approach for designers (and others who want to improve productivity) is to use multiple monitors. Using two or more
When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from the rest. The packaging should appeal to your target market. It’s also vital to ensure that
We’ve arranged a massive list of events of interest to graphic design professionals. Listings are arranged by country and date. All prices listed are for the packages that give you complete access to the event, without discounts or early-bird rates. Cheapefitr packages are generally available with more limited access to the events. Please note that some conferences or events