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SpyreStudios - Web-Design and Development Magazine

100 Fresh Creative Business Cards / Inspiration / SPLASHnology - inShare0 A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers. Most business cards are dull, boring, and don’t say much about the person and are forgotten easily which is why they are ineffective. So you want some business card design inspiration? Well here you have 100 fresh creative business cards designs all on one page.

smashingmag Advertisement We love free icons. We love to smash things. And we respect hard-working designers. LimeJam Blog A marvelous video from our colleagues in Continuum Design about the quality of design work, aspirations and user-centered design. On the previous week, the LimeJam team visited Grasse. The small artisanal village of Grasse is recognized from famous novel “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”, a 1985 literary historical cross-genre novel (originally published in German as Das Parfum) by German writer Patrick Süskind. Currently Grasse is counting about 60 independent perfume producers with global marketing all over the world. During our visit we not only stepped into the marvelous streets of an ancient city that, literally, smells history of artisanal perfume production, but also discussed possible collaboration possibilities in the field of aromamarketing.

50 Fresh Design Blogs You Should Be Reading The last year or two has seen a dramatic increase in the amount of new design and development related blogs breaking out in to the community. In this article, you will see a list of fresh and new design blogs worth subscribing to and reading. Our goal here is to help you discover a few sites that you might not have heard of before. Of course, we’ve left out the staples and the big boys such as Smashing Magazine, Abduzeedo, et al. because you’re likely already familiar with them. 1.

The Difference Between UI and UX In today’s creative and technical environment, the terms “UI” (User Interface) and “UX” (User Experience) are being used more than ever. Overall, these terms are referring to specialties and ideas that have been around for years prior to the introduction of the abbreviated terminology. But the problem with these new abbreviations is more than just nomenclature. Unfortunately, the terms are quickly becoming dangerous buzzwords: using these terms imprecisely and in often completely inappropriate situations is a constant problem for a growing number of professionals, including: designers, job seekers, and product development specialists. Understanding the proper separation, relationship and usage of the terms is essential to both disciplines. The most common misconception that you will hear in the workplace, in client meetings and often in job listings or job requirements is the inadvertent combination or interchange of the terms.

7 Personality Types of Designers Today Design is a universal language. It transcends all cultural and national boundaries. It is diverse and ever-changing. Despite the fact that designs can be universally appreciated, the artists behind them are all unique and talented individuals. What kind of designer are you? Computer Arts Computer Arts is the magazine for people who believe design matters, and has been inspiring and informing graphic designers and illustrators since 1995. With both a deluxe print edition and a fully-interactive, bespoke iPad edition, Computer Arts brings you behind-the-scenes access to cutting-edge design projects, in-depth analysis and incisive opinions from the design world's thought leaders, plus the very best new work from the global design community. Whether it's a shift in creative thinking or a change to the business of design, you can rely on Computer Arts to bring you detailed analysis of the pivotal events. We'll introduce you to the industry’s most exciting trailblazers as well as highlighting the world’s freshest new talent, digging deep to discover what makes each of them special. In short, if design matters to you as much as it does to us, you need a Computer Arts subscription. Editorial

fresh styles for web designers Fresh Styles getting a bit stale? Try new & improved freshER styles! >> • buy the book --> • read some reviews: A * B * C * D • read some chapters: HTMinimaLism [part1 | part2] * lo-fi grunge * gothic organic Problem: The look and feel of most U.S. corporate sites is very similar due to inbreeding. 100 Fresh & Free Packs of Photoshop Brushes You Should Have in 2012 Having a great collection of Photoshop brushes is essential for any creative person. These days the main issue with Photoshop brushes is not in looking for them, but in finding high-quality brushes. An overstock of materials for a designs creation leads to time loss. In order to save time and efforts you need to have your own “web design arsenal” in bookmarks. I mean, you should have some websites and tools collections, where you would find proper free brushes, custom shapes, icons and whatever you need for amazing web designs.

Posting Source Code While doesn’t allow you to use potentially dangerous code on your blog, there is a way to post source code for viewing. We have created a shortcode you can wrap around source code that preserves its formatting and even provides syntax highlighting for certain languages, like so: To accomplish the above, just wrap your code in these tags: [code language="css"] your code here [/code] Typographic Posters Blackletter 4CP. 5 x 7 inches. This typographic poster features a photographed 3-D two-tone blackletter paper sculpture overlaid with an original graphite line drawing. « buy a signed print How Web Animation Works" Flash and Shockwave software applications cover a lot of the same ground, and they are produced by the same company, but there are a few significant differences. Most of these are directly related to the origins of the two file formats. Director, the software application used to create Shockwave files, has been around for a long time, longer than the Internet in its current form. It was originally developed to create dynamic content for CD-ROMs, and it is still used for this purpose. As dynamic content has become more popular on the Internet, however, updated versions of Director have included more features that tailor Shockwave files for use on the Web. Flash, on the other hand, was built from the ground up for use on the Web.