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The Droste effect is a Dutch term for a specific type of recursive picture. An image exhibiting the Droste effect depicts a smaller version of the image within itself in a recursive manner. In theory, the picture in picture effect continues deeper into the picture ad infinitum, but it really only goes as far as the image resolution will allow while still being visible, but it still has
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 Internet Magazine. Through his Alertbox newsletter and useit.com website, he has been educating hundreds of thousands of web designers around the world since 1995. While his views
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
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Robots have been appearing for decades in sci-fi movies and on TV and are finally making their way into the real world. Although it will probably take several years for robots to become part of our every day lives, that day now seems to be closer than ever. In this post, we feature robot concepts designed by great illustrators from around the world, which include human looking ones as well
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 a more natural approach to creating their websites, logos and packaging, leaving behind the overtly technological sheen of the early 2000s.
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 have worked and sold more magazines, or won awards for the editors who made the decision to go to press with them, others were embarrassments
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 designers consider themselves artists, but few artists consider themselves designers. So what exactly is the difference between art and design?
Every week we tweet a lot of interesting stuff highlighting great content that we find on the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of our tweets is simply to follow us on Twitter, however, in case you missed some here’s a quick and useful compilation of the best tweets that we sent out this past week. Note that this is only a very small selection of the links
WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms available today. And for good reason. It’s powerful enough to be a complete CMS, has every feature or function a blogger could dream of (either built in or available via plugins or custom functions), and it’s free and open source. While WordPress is incredibly powerful and easy to use on its most basic levels, it can
Apple first started advertising its products in the late 1970s. The 80s showed a wide variety of ads, some of which served to convince consumers that they should purchase a computer, and specifically an Apple. These ads were text-heavy and light on images, as were many computer and technology ads from that era. Apple ads really came into their heyday during the 1990s, with the “Think Different” campaign,
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 front pages. The purpose of the front page will, of course, vary a bit from one type to another; for example, a personal blog will be different