If you're new on INSPIRED [the web design lifestyle mag], you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed & Newsletter for extra goodies. Thanks for visiting! If youâ€™re watching the blogosphere close enough, you can observe a new trend coming along pretty quick â€“ the application blog, whether is focused on iPhone apps, Mac apps, Air apps, web apps, or all of them. Today weâ€™re gonna talk about the best web apps blogs, with daily tools that will save you lots of time or â€“ on the contrary â€“ gonna lose the whole day playing with. Please feel free to suggest others in the comments. 10 Awesome Websites That Help You Discover the Best Web Apps
5 Branding Basics Every Logo Designer Should Know While many articles try to dissect the process of designing a logo itself, I will attempt to share tips from my experiences with branding-focused logo design for the real world. Photo by lpwines With the surge of "stock" logos, the quality of branding for new companies is literally going downhill. Many new designers fail to see that a logo, unlike any other design element, is literally the face of a company, and hence attached to a much larger beast. You can’t peel it off from a book and slap it onto things like a sticker. A logo versus a brand
All great websites have a great server behind them. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up a dedicated web server (with Apache, MySQL, and PHP) using that old computer you have lying around the house and some free software. 1.
Ever wished that someone would overlay some data that fascinates you on a Google Map? Ever have an idea for a new desktop widget to take the computing world by storm? Well, no matter what your skill level is, there are tools out there in the world that will help you realize your dreams just by dragging-and-dropping what you need and in the order you want it. Take a look through these ten solutions — which range from common, everyday type of Google Maps mashups to heavy-hitting, enterprise-level applications — and be amazed at how very little work can bring big results. DevHub: A point-and-click solution for developing a site, with monetization in place from the day you open it up.
A logo is the visual cornerstone of one’s branding. While some logos are complex, often the most memorable ones are those that are simplistic. Instead of relying on detailed graphics and icons, these minimal logos rely on creative typography, simple shapes, and clever negative space to tell the story. Here is a showcase of 30 minimal logo designs that say more with less. Here's some other articles that you will definitely find useful. Minimalist Logos for your Inspiration
Most people do not really think about design and designers, let alone think of themselves as designers. But what, if anything, can regular people — teachers, students, business people of all types — learn from designers and from thinking like a designer? And what of more specialized professions? Can medical doctors, scientists, researchers, and engineers, and other specialists in technical fields benefit in anyway by learning how a graphic designer or interaction designer thinks? 10 Tips on how to think like a designer