Call to Action Buttons: Examples and Best Practices - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Call to action in web design — and in user experience (UX) in particular — is a term used for elements in a web page that solicit an action from the user. The most popular manifestation of call to action in web interfaces comes in the form of clickable buttons that when clicked, perform an action (e.g. "Buy this now!") or lead to a web page with additional information (e.g. "Learn more…") that asks the user to take action.
11 Great Free iPhone 4 GUI PSD Templates For Designers From the graphic which post on RIM Blackberry Tablet Will Support Flash we can know, iPhone hold more and more smartphone market share and being one of the most popular electronic gadget,it has created a stir in the market. Same with windows OS, people started using it, then designers started using iPhone stock image for their graphic designs, more and more developers/designers searched for hours trying to find an iPhone 4 template to customize the home screen. Below is 11 free iPhone 4 GUI PSD telplates, hope you will enjoy them. iPhone GUI PSD Version 4 This version of the template has been completely redesigned from the ground up. Based on iOS4, it includes all the elements you need to design proof-of-concepts or production ready assets.
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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently This list has been expanded into the new book, “Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind,” by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman. Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process. The Anatomy of a Killer Business Plan I started investing in start-ups in 1996 and have seen plenty of business plans. I get them from people who are seeking some of my money and from entrepreneurs who are starting a capital raising campaign. Unless you have a spectacular track record as an entrepreneur or an exceptionally great new business idea, you cannot raise capital without a business plan. I have invested in six start-ups and three of those were sold for a total of $2 billion. The other three went out of business. And even in that tiny sample, there is typically one connection between these successful business plans.
Could A Redesign Really Rescue USA Today? “Gannett’s 78 newspapers spread over 30 states and two island territories are textbook examples of how to succeed financially in the newspaper business. Most are small, with the average circulation about 34,000, and almost all are extremely profitable.” That’s Larry Kramer, now the president and publisher of USA Today, reporting for The Washington Post in 1979. At the time, newspapers were facing new competition from the growth of television and radio as news media. Gannett’s collection of smaller papers, which delivered local news broadcasts left out, was a hit.
useit.com: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design June 4, 2017 Typing a password takes twice as long on mobile than on desktop. Follow these 12 guidelines to make registration and login less painful on mobile devices. June 4, 2017 Modal ads, ads that reorganize content, and autoplaying video ads were among the most disliked. Ads that are annoying on desktop become intolerable on mobile. May 28, 2017 Five key steps comprise a standardized framework for customer journey mapping that can be scaled to any scope or timeline. The Only 10 Slides You Need in a Pitch by Guy Kawasaki The purpose of a pitch is to stimulate interest, not to exhaustively explain every detail about your startup. Great pitches define the opportunity, and highlight what’s important, compelling, and distinct. Because the strongest information inspires the strongest response.
8 must-watch talks for any creative Every now and again I come across a talk that I find to be truly inspiring or informative. Over the years I’ve made sure to bookmark these talks for later reference and now, after recently revisiting my collection, I thought it would be a good time to share those that I believe all creatives should watch. Below is a collection of eight videos that cover everything from branding to education to user experience and client relationships. Run Your Own Business Since this is such a huge post, I’m going to start off with 2 notes. Below, you’ll see how to take your skills and identify what “the market” — or prospective customers — will pay forI added lots of examples below, but it’s still complex and information-dense. When you sign up at Earn1k.com, I’ll be going over a more structured, step-by-step program. In a survey of over 1,000 people that I recently did, the #1 reason people don’t start earning money on the side is this: They don’t know what to do. How do you take your skills and turn them into something that people will pay for? Let’s say you have a full-time job as a project manager or salesperson or software engineer.
10 Illustrations From The Dawn Of Graphic Design In August of 1922, William Addison Dwiggins, a book designer and the designer of Caledonia (a font you’ll likely find on the computer you’re using to read this), published an op-ed in The Boston Evening Herald. In his essay, "A New Kind of Printing Calls for New Design", Dwiggins proposed a new name for the commercial art that he and his contemporaries were doing: “graphic design.” Today we (maybe lazily) use that term as a catch-all to describe 2-D creative work. But before it was distinguished from fine art, “graphic design” was simply one aspect of the average printer’s job description.
The 2 Principles Of Object Oriented CSS Do our current css practices scale? Are our stylesheets easy to maintain? Can non-css coders quickly and easily to build new web pages with our styles? Object oriented css (OOCSS) is an approach to writing html and css that allows us to answer yes to each of these questions. Centro Business Planning Tool Have fun creating your business plan through simple activities! Try our guided step-by-step process to create an outline for your business plan and budget. Over 25 unique activities that focus on• strategy• market analysis• value proposition• operations• finances Complete all of the activities and you'll have created the first draft of your business plan - as soon as you're ready, you can have your business plan outline sent to you at the touch of a button!
how to be creative: re-create what's broken The creative process is chock-full of hope. Because it is an ever revolving door, even in the direst of moments when we feel backed into that dank and dead end alley, it invites us to re-create our brokenness. In the broadest sense of things, the creative process allows us to believe in that old adage that is said to come from Nietzsche: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Because, really, what choice do we have but to make something out of our tragedy? In essence, there are no new projects.