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Layout-o-matic. Three Column Layouts. David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization. The 2010 Social Networking Map. This post was written by Jenny Urbano, our Social Media Manager.

The 2010 Social Networking Map

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Cell Size and Scale

That means that under the right conditions, you might be able to see an ameoba proteus, a human egg, and a paramecium without using magnification. A magnifying glass can help you to see them more clearly, but they will still look tiny. Smaller cells are easily visible under a light microscope. Good Call-To-Action Buttons. What can you do to make your calls-to-action more effective?

Good Call-To-Action Buttons

The call-to-action button is an important tool in the user experience designer’s box of tricks. In this article I’ll give you a few pointers on providing effective ones. Prioritizing tasks Some tasks on your website are more important than others. A good designer will try to understand the objectives of the website and understand which tasks are really important. Essentially, both analogies make the point that the majority of your site’s value is provided by a small number of tasks. With these priority tasks, you need to remove any friction that slows the user’s progress.

Choosing your words carefully Buttons are for actions, like ‘Get a quote’, ‘Download’, ‘Open an account’, ‘Go to checkout’. Web-Sites of the Month: The Best of January 2007. Beards-full.jpg (JPEG Image, 3000x709 pixels) Shockwave. Web2.0 top designs. Fancy Formatting, Fancy Words = Looks Like a Promotion = Ignored.

App « Collection: Design Patterns. Free CSS Templates. 45 Fresh, Clean and Impressive Designs. Advertisement Sometimes it’s just amazing to see, which level of usability, legibility and visual appeal can be achieved using some basic design techniques.

45 Fresh, Clean and Impressive Designs

In fact, some talented web-developers manage to deliver powerful, functional and gorgeous web-design in “look-and-feel”-style, which is easy to use and nice to see. Recently we’ve listed 50 Beautiful CSS-based web-design of 20061 and chosen some of the most beautiful and inspiring dark web-designs2. Now we’ve selected 45 more fresh, clean and impressive designs. 73dpi. Great Visualizers: Always With Honor. Design duo Tyler Lang and Elsa Chaves are Always With Honor, an Portland-based design team with a specialty in beautifully simple information displays and iconography.

Great Visualizers: Always With Honor

I first got turned on to / by their work when I spotted this awesome poster. It visualizes the many domains within design. Somewhat awesomely. (Here’s a link to a massive hi-res version) Simple shapes, simple typography, simple colour characterises their work. Struck me there was something cool about trying to visualize such an unimaginably complex process with super-simple graphics. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Lunchbreath. El Clampersand Happy to announce the first batch of Clampersands is now on sale at Core77′s Hand-Eye Supply.


The Many Faces of Don Draper The dude has become so boring lately. Some spec work that never made it to print. Did this for a certain editor at a certain magazine last year. Holiday Wrappin’ Paper. How The World Spends Its Time Online. Have you ever wondered how people across the world spend their time online?

How The World Spends Its Time Online

Global research firm Nielsen periodically releases data from its studies of consumer behavior online. Here are the 2010 findings regarding social networking, branding and world net usage. Total Time Online The average person spends more than 60 hours a month online. This is the equivalent of 30 straight days a year in front of a computer monitor, smart phone or other internet-capable device. Social networking accounts for 22 percent of the time while 42 percent is spent viewing content, whether watching videos, reading articles or playing online games. Among people who use the Internet, each person visits 2,646 Web pages on 89 domains and logs in 57 times per month. Most Popular Brands The percentage of all online users that visit Google is 82. Social Network Usage The highest percentage of internet users who log onto social media is in Brazil, with 80 percent using social network sites.

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