How to Make an Attractive and Useful 404 Error Page? Often it looks awful showing the default design of 404 error page. Here are some points to do when designing an attractive and useful 404 error page for your site. Tell Them That it’s OK It’s obvious that you need to impart this message to the visitors so they will understand that the information/content they’re searching for is not available at the moment. 30 Clever Logos With Hidden Messages If you are a designer or just an average Joe, you’ve seen hundreds of logos in your lifetime. Being bombarded with advertising, we naturally learn to ignore it. Some companies slack and use Microsoft Word to create their logo. Innovative companies on the other hand, put thought in their logo design. Have you ever stopped to appreciate the hidden details in a logo?
42 Amazing Resources for Inspirational Typography There are many theories to what constitutes good typography, its not as simple as choosing an appropriate font and setting it in the style of a particular project, that would be too easy. Theories and tutorials are one thing, putting typography into perfect practice is another, and is perhaps the hardest part of any design. Every designer you ask will give you a different answer to what constitutes good type, where is the benchmark? Below you will find the best typography sites, rich full of inspiration, tutorials, theories, free fonts, good practices… everything you could possibly need related to typography. Typographica Typographica is a review of typefaces and type books, with occasional commentary on fonts and typographic design.
Good Web Site Navigation - Reaching The Information Instantly - Accessible Web Design Creating good web site navigation is the most important task a web designer has to accomplish in the web design process. Web site navigation is the pathway people take to navigate through sites. It must be well constructed, easy to use and intuitive. Gestalt Principles: How Are Your Designs Perceived? When your first impression of a design is positive, when you instinctively see the design as being good, it’s likely because one or more Gestalt principles of perception are at play. When you look at a design and admire one or two of it’s parts, it’s likely because those parts are adhering to one or more Gestalt principles. One of the best things you can do as a designer is to learn these principles and understand what they tell us about how people perceive visual objects and the arrangements of visual objects. Understanding gestalt principles will give you greater control over your designs, create more harmonious designs, and increase the likelihood that your message is communicated to your audience.
250+ Free, Vintage Graphics: Flourish Vector Ornaments Wow, if you're looking for high quality free vector graphics, then you've landed on the right article. We've roundup up a massive collection of free vector flourishes. These graphics are composed of a wonderful mix of vintage elements, floral ornaments, swirly design mixes, and are all made of beautifully curved vector art.
Logo Design Trend Showcase: Retro Emblems & Badges Join the mailing list to have every new post hand delivered to your email inbox. Every subscriber gets a FREE bundle of 40+ icons, vectors, brushes & textures! Web design trends we love – Weavora I think most of you will agree that when it comes to websites, design really matters! Sometimes that’s what the whole project is about. The time has passed when visual representation bore less importance than content. “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it”. There are some patterns that are quite easy to spot in other people’s design styles.
20 Fresh & Easy To Follow Photoshop Web Interface Tutorials Posted by Daniel in Photoshop, Tutorials on June 24th, 2010 with 7 Comments With the introduction to our community news, we have been receiving some great resources and articles. But many have been tutorials created by up and coming creative blogs such as trendyTUTS & GraphStock. Also with the overwhelming success of our first web interface showcase we had to do another! In today’s resource showcase we are featuring 20 easy to follow photoshop web interface tutorials, with utilizing your new design skills you may also be featured in the coming weeks! Please note that clicking on the screenshot below will take you to the full tutorial.
A Guide to Make Money as a Graphic Designer If you’re interested in designing field or a good designer, this post would guide you to make money as a graphic designer. I am wondering with the internet technology advancements, because it has some remarkable places to show our variety of skills and we could earn money with it. Yes, here I am gonna discuss about the graphic designing jobs through this post. When I started to write about “online money making” topics, am receiving many enquiries about the online jobs and some people asked me to show the good resources to earn money on the internet. Michael Schneider A Beginner's Guide To Constructing the Universe: The Mathematic Archetypes of Nature, Art and Science The Timeless Alphabet: An introduction to the symbolic language of numbers and shapes My writings and classes introduce participants to the timeless, symbolic language of numbers and shapes which appear as the forms of nature, as symbols of religion and mythology, in the proportions of worldwide art and architecture, and in fairy tales and folk sayings. Just a few numbers and their shapes compose this archetypal alphabet upon which the designs of the universe, from atoms, flowers, seashells to the human body and galaxies and are based. The forms of nature are forces made visible.
Typography: Collection of Inspirational Designs (Part2) Typography is everywhere! The use of Illustration of text is on every web page and every modern designer’s artwork out there. Typography allows every graphic artist to provoke feelings and mood in their designs. As you will see, many of these works of typography capture so much more than just the words on the page. In this post I have brought together a showcase of typographic artwork that I am confident you will appreciate.