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There are basic design elements we will discuss throughout this book. You need to know their names, since all in-house designs use some of these elements. There are dozens of other objects familiar to professional designers, but most are related directly to these major items. Layout elements serve to either provide information to readers or to attract their attention.
In 2004, I started 2 Virtues Inc. to bring my inventions, Swaddleaze and Blankeaze to market. I spent money like a rock star. Out of the gate, I spent: $15,000 on a website with a custom shopping cart that didn’t work $2,000 for a logo that looked more like a Kama Sutra position than a symbol of safe sleepwear for infants. $1,300 on stationery and business cards $2,000 on a merchant account setup and monthly fees $1,000 on PR leads from ProfNet $12,000 on a publicist $17,000 on advertising in Pregnancy Magazine $4,000 on Google AdWords I spent $54,000 and that didn’t even include product manufacturing.
This entry is part 3 of 16 in the Infographic Design Session - Show All « Previous Next » A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Jonathan was first published on April 14th 2010.
Powerpoint has produced more bad design in its day that perhaps any other digital tool in history with the possible exception of Microsoft paint. In this post we’re going to address the epidemic of bad presentation design with ten super practical tips for designer better looking and more professional presentations. Along the way we’ll see a number of awesome slide designs from Note & Point along with some custom examples built by yours truly.
Before we share some of the necessary steps used to create a professional web design and website, the following question must be addressed: What constitutes a “professional web design”? More often than not, a web designer or web design company claims to offer professional web design services for their clients. However, should they be promoting “web design services” rather than “professional web design services”? When measuring the professionalism of a web design and website, one must take into consideration a number of factors/steps:
Revo Uninstaller If you’re the kind of computer user that tries out a lot of apps (and, as you’re reading a best utilities list right now, we’re going to have to assume that you are) you know that every once in a while you just get a stinker—an app that doesn’t do what you thought it would, or anything at all. And what’s worst of all is when that app doesn’t want to leave your system. To take care of those tenacious programs, there’s Revo Uninstaller, which can root out and eliminate all traces of almost any app. Don’t know the name of the app you want to remove? Just set Revo Uninstaller to “Hunter Mode” and click on an app’s GUI to get rid of it.
Depending on the flavor of your business, your logo may appear big and flashy, bold and colorful or just plain simple and clever. In this roundup, I’ve turned the spotlight towards the more simple and clever logo styles that leave a strong impression. As simplistic as they may appear, there is genius behind these 60 highly clever minimal logo designs.
Jun 22 2008 We cannot escape typography; it’s everywhere on the web. In most modern designs it is used to not only present information but also be read by the users. Today we’re going to take a look at 40 stunning typographic posters, along with step-by-step Photoshop tutorials which can enrich your design skills and improve the quality of your works. You might be interested to check other related posts for some inspiration:
I’ve been experimenting with tea bags and water to create some custom grunge stained paper textures, I wanted to see how different they would be from water colours but there’s not a lot of difference to be fair, I am going to keep experimenting any way, so this is the first batch and hopefully the next batch can bring some more refinements. These 20 textures are also at a high resolution to cover most working areas and are ideal to be edited, such as colour adjustmets and cropping Dont forget to keep checking Texture Lovers for free textures .
First of all, thank you all for your voting and contributions! You guys rock! We just wanted to give you an update on what we’ve done and where we are planning to take this and we wanted some feedback from all of you. The Past To date, we have successfully had 27 battles which generated 55 letters!
Vintage and retro style designs can be a beautiful thing. By using a combination of rough textures, grunge patterns and brushes meant to add an aged or used appearance, designers can easily pull of this timeless look. To compliment this aged appearance, it is important to use the proper typography to help match the style you are trying to represent. To help you out, I’ve rounded up 40 attractive retro and vintage fonts to use in your designs. Bobel
Here are our editor's picks for the Top 10 Best Flash Websites of 2013 based on visual artistry, integrated sound, ease of use, and uniqueness. Last Updated: March 18, 2013 1 | Disney New Fantasyland Disney’s New Fantasyland website uses Flash to bring visitors to an enchanted land that's been long hidden from our view.