Grid Based Web Design Resources As a complement to our prior post "30 Grid-Based Websites", we've made a selection of indispensable resources like layout frameworks, tutorials, books, templates and useful tools that can help you understand and implement grid based design in your projects. Let's start with a little history. Many of you know who Massimo Vignelli is, a known designer with a solid modernist influence who developed his career in numerous areas of design. In 1977, he designed the Unigrid System for the National Park Service. The module grid system allowed the creation of brochures in ten basic formats keeping a consistent, recognizable structure. Who knew that 30 years later his work would be the inspiration of a discipline that he couldn't even dream of at that time.
Color + Design Blog by COLOURlovers Pixlr Express is making a COLOURlovers Expansion Pack! This is going to be a such a fun and unique contest open for all talent-types utilizing our very own familiar tools. If you're crazy impatient and want to skip further reading, go here to submit designs right away! A Pixlr Expansion Pack is used in photo overlays, borders or stickers in their impressive and fun photo editing apps.
50 Design Blogs to Bookmark for 2012 One of the greatest things about the web design profession is that the web is its home. Because of this, you’ll find an endless amount of resources for gathering inspiration and learning the ways of web design. Take a look at our favorite design blogs as well as our personal suggestions for some of our favorite articles from each of them. 1. 24 Ways ( 75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers – cmd + T – Medium A lot of these lists just cram everything and anything into the lineup. So, we decided to pick our designers’ brains to bring you the best resources that we are using on a daily basis. Feel free to add other useful resources in the comments below :) Images + Video
Working with Big Brands: Examples of Success It seems like a general rule that when creative teams work with big names or large institutions the final results aren't at all similar to what the team had in mind at the beginning of the process. The ebb and flow of creativity and ideas is easy at first with all the adrenaline and excitement of having landed a large account. But then comes the execution of the project, the process. Of course, these organizations know their audience better than you do, so it's a job that has to be done jointly. Large companies tend to have large teams which equals many opinions at once. And when their opinions are dissonant amongst each other, it just gets worse.
Create beautiful visual quotes as images A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. - Robert Frost After you're older, two things are possibly more important than any others: health and money. - Helen Gurley Brown Age considers; youth ventures. - Rabindranath Tagore Age is a very high price to pay for maturity. - Tom Stoppard Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. - Kitty O'Neill Collins As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. - Andrew Carnegie As men get older, the toys get more expensive. - Marvin DavisI don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap. - Bob HopeI think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. - Lauren BacallI will never be an old man.
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