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
Because the web is a changing and ever evolving organism, it’s important to build sites that can grow with it and easily ride the current instead of drowning when a new wave approaches. Clean markup and building with web standards not only helps you do this, but will save you both time and money in the long run. As the web expands, so the technologies that it uses grow with it. While HTML
The iPhone is a fantastic phenomenon. It’s a communications device, a multimedia platform and much more all rolled into one single tool. Everyone wants in on this device. The Apple store has just passed the one billionth application download (I alone account for 3% of that…) and there is a wide array of applications from the amazingly useful to the bizarrely redundant.
Whether you are a web designer or a copy writer, if you’re going to freelance, you need to learn how to look your best on a job application. Having worked on both sides of job applications, I’ve seen enough to recognize what gets a person through to the interview and what gets their applications tossed. I’ve even been able to go back over some applications I’ve
Simplicity is key to any successful website or web app. If your site is too complicated, the user will have to go through too many hoops to find what they are looking for and won’t even bother trying it out. The Jackson 5 got it right back in the 70’s when they sang “easy as 123″. A simple and effective approach is to break down your services, signups and checkouts into 3 easy steps. This will
‘Handy’ is a set of 24 free and exclusive vector icons that can be used on websites, logos and more. The icons have a unique hand drawn feeling and look great in color or black and white. The set also includes most social media websites, such as Delicious, Digg and many more. These icons are completely free for personal and commercial use and they’re being released exclusively
Concept designers are also referred to as “visual futurists”. These concept designs may not be on the market yet, but they can still inspire you to create something just as futuristic and exciting online. The designs may be impractical in some cases, but the idea is to put the concept out to the world to see how it evolves and grows. Remember that these are all just conceptual,
Thanks for all the submissions received over the past few days for our weekend Self Portrait challenge. Your submissions were of very high quality once again and a true source of inspiration. The self portraits you’ll find below are very diverse, extremely creative and full of emotion. Thanks to all for your hard work and we’ll continue to bring you more design challenges
Today we’re happy to announce the winners of the SitePoint book giveaway. Congratulations to @innervoices, @kmog, @sherri_g, @6bdesign and @TylorSkory. Each of you have won a full copy of the book “Sexy Web Design”. All winners will be contacted via email for details as to how to receive their prize. For the ones that didn’t win, don’t despair as
iPhone applications are hotter than ever. So how do these applications stand out and get noticed? One great way to do this is by creating a great website design that showcases these applications in the best possible way. These sites are usually very focused, professional and clean. You will also notice that there’s usually a video displayed in an iPhone casing that shows how
After reviewing your feedback on last week’s photomontage design challenge and knowing that you truly enjoyed the experience, I think it’s time for another great design challenge… Do you recognize the picture on the left? That’s Sharbat Gula, an Afghan woman whose photo became the world’s most famous portrait after appearing on the cover of National