80% of Luxury Shoppers Want Omnichannel Experiences BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2016) - More than 85% of millennials and even 75% of baby boomers and older people who buy luxury brands are ready for so-called omnichannel interactions, ranging from e-commerce to social sharing to digital in-store experiences. And six out of ten luxury sales are now swayed by digital approaches such as researching online before purchasing offline. Those are some of the findings presented in Digital or Die: The Choice for Luxury Brands, a new report published today by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world's leading management consulting firms. The publication, based on surveys of approximately 10,000 consumers in ten countries and interviews with industry leaders, confirms that digital technology is heavily influencing the luxury sector, whether brands are ready for it or not. The implication: there is more that brands must do to catch up with fast-changing consumer expectations.
12 Awesome websites with continuous scrolling We have already seen the continuous scrolling effect in sites like Google Reader or Tumblr, but this trend is growing strong. It can be a smoother solution to show more content on a site than pagination, as it does not require to refresh the page and dynamic loading makes the site faster. We have selected some of the best continuous scrolling websites for your viewing pleasure. Be careful not to hurt your index finger because once you scroll, you can't stop! 10 Excellent Feedback Tools for Web Designers It’s easy to get caught up doing your own thing and even easier to stick to what you know already know. However, whether you’re a developer or a designer, seeking out constructive, third-party feedback can bring your projects to a new level. You may also know that finding objective, qualified sources of feedback can be near impossible (your relatives and roommates only cut it for so long). That’s why I’m bringing you 10 fresh, useful and fun ways to get an outside perspective on your work. So no more excuses, it’s time to break out of your rut and start getting the feedback you need to learn, improve, and grow as a professional. Free web-based feedback communities
Zeen Design Magazine We've got together with New York architects WORKac to give away five copies of the second edition of 49 Cities, their study into design proposals for utopian metropolises. Edited and published by Storefront for Art and Architecture, the book features an interview with Michael Webb of the Archigram collective and an essay by Sam Jacob of London architects FAT. This competition is now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email.
35 Sets of Cool yet Free Vintage Style Photoshop Brushes Vintage brushes can be used to make your designs like older times and you sometimes need these kind of brushes to make your design work easier and and of course more realistic. This week’s free resource is the photoshop vintage brush sets.We’ve collected vintage and retro styled brushes from various photoshop resources and if you want to give a vintage look to your designs the below brushes may help you.However,please don’t forget to check if the brushes are free for commercial use or not. Bottles by TheSarcophagusRoom Download Source Vintage Brushes 1
Recreate classic MP3 visualizers, free - and use them in VJ apps - CDM Create Digital Music It’s funny, some things you really didn’t imagine looking back on with nostalgia. And yet, there you are – reminiscing about the days of staring at your Winamp MP3 visualizer. Well, I totally missed it, but there are some free projects that let you bring back those visualizers. Great Design : ProofHQ – Product Blog Following the huge success of last year’s “World’s Biggest Ever List of Graphic Design Blogs”, we’ve decided that we should turn it into an annual event – after all, more people than ever before are blogging and the talent pool continues to grow. This year, we’ve added in some additional categories including typography and image sourcing sites to help you along your way. The list is at least 40% larger than last year and is the one stop shop for all that you could need in terms of inspiration, reference material or tools for you to use. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen…. drum-roll please! Graphic Design
The Lost Principles of Design In the instant age that design has evolved into recently many of us often stray away from the basics. If you had a professor in college who taught you the fundamentals of design these may be engrained into your head. For the self-taught, you may have a book on your desk with these very principles. However, the more and more people that flood the internet for design content need to learn the basics before trying to make a stellar gradient in Photoshop. 24 Kick Ass Portfolio Designs My Top 24 Favorite Websites (Portfolio Focused) Please keep in mind the focus of this post was not the actual work inside the portfolio (although awesome), it was to show the best portfolio design websites. Many of my choices happened to be one page design portfolios. I always tend to gravitate towards the one-pagers because of the simplicity and easy to follow flow. I don’t like to click around to hunt good work down.
50 Interesting Navigation Menus Dec 26 2011 Navigation menus are a very important part of every website design. First and foremost, they help direct visitors to the main areas of your website, regardless of what page they are viewing on your website. They also point search engine robots in the right direction (though some flashy navigation menus aren’t that SEO friendly). Today we would like to show you 50 beautiful navigation menus; ranging from simple ones that hide discretely at the corner of the design to full blown menus that take up most of the header. No matter what type of navigational menus you tend to favor, we hope that there is a little inspiration waiting for you in the designs below.
TouchDesigner 099 does everything with live visuals - now on Mac, too - CDM Create Digital Music It makes things look prettier, with something called “physically based rendering.” It has crazy compositing and capture powers. It’s networked with Web support, talks to DMX gear, and intelligently handles all your MIDI gadgets and capture cards and everything else. It handles VR with HTC Vive. And that’s just a few examples of what is new or improved in version 099. Newsletter Design: 50+ Great Examples A good newsletter campaign can be a great way to inform your subscribers of all your company’s latest news, products and specials. In this post you will see some great examples of newsletter designs from various online companies. If you’re in need of some design inspiration, this post just might do the job. Want more articles on Email Newsletter Design ? Check out some of my previous posts: Email Newsletter Templates: 40 Hand Picked Premium Designs
The Top 10 Web Design Skills You WILL Need! Here are my top 10 web design skills that you WILL need to master to become an effective web designer. If you’re serious about mastering web design and marketing, check out the Pro Web Design Alliance. See how Jordan benefited from the course forum and Google hangout sessions to make his and his clients’ sites better. Look at Jordan’s site and theÂ testimonialsÂ from his clients here. Â The personal interaction with Ben and fellow students while Â working on live sites makes the learn by doing course philosophy start generating money for you while you are still in the course. Your priorities may be different (and my priorities may be different a few months down the line).