9 Web Design Trends Set To Boom in 2014 Share on Twitter12Share on Facebook8Share on Google Plus2Share on Stumbleupon0Share on Reddit0 As we are now a month into 2014 we are starting to see some new trends emerging, some old fads evolving into fully blown mainstream design standards and some design fads dying a slow death. There are some significant changes taking hold in the web design world that I believe will take off this year and stay for years to come. It is notoriously hard to predict the next big trend or what will just be a passing fad but I am going to have a go and hopefully give you a heads up on growth areas that will bring in more clients and improve your hourly rate over the coming year. So, here are a few of my fearless web design forecasts:
Dino Pet: The living lamp that grows brighter the more you care for it The BioPop Company have come up with a very different and very cool living light/virtual pet by the name of Dino Pet. This is a biological lamp that has very small bioluminescent plankton inside it, called dinoflagellates, which glow in the dark with their own inner light. [Image Courtesy of Biopop] 25 Websites with Full Screen Background Well, we’ve been hearing this since ever that a single picture is worth a thousand words. This definitely explains why pictures are so important. When it comes to web designing, people give preference to pictures instead of text. This is exactly why we have been seeing the latest trend of background images. The websites with full screen photos is no longer associated with photography websites. The best thing about large images is that they grab the attention instantly.
Content Marketing Framework: Plan Plan the work. Work the plan. Planning can take a number of forms, depending on where you lie in your content marketing journey. If you are just beginning to build your program, planning might take the form of a business case or even a simple mission statement. For other organizations that have been building a content marketing program for some time, it may exist as a regular checkpoint to ensure that your programs continue to meet broader (and sometimes changing) business goals. Regardless, the “planning” element of your program should be the first — and strongest — thread throughout your content marketing framework. Experimental asthma drug helps untreatable patients in study Asthma suffers who aren't helped by existing medications may have reason to breathe a sigh of relief. An experimental drug called dupilumab was shown to reduce asthma attacks and helped boost lung function for people with moderate to severe asthma who can't control their symptoms with conventional medicine like inhalers. Top allergy cities of 2013
Award-Winning Newspaper Designs Advertisement Print and Web are different. Traditional layout techniques from print, particularly an advanced formatting, aren’t applicable to the Web as CSS doesn’t offer sophisticated instruments to design such layouts (e.g. text floating around an embedded image; some “floating” techniques provide such results, however they produce bloated source code just as well).
This Wearable Plant Cleans The Air For You When Pollution Is Bad It’s a simple and poignant concept: A tiny plant in a transparent backpack as the sole source of sustenance in a bombed-out world. Chiu Chih’s "Survival Kit for the Ever-Changing Planet" bounced around the design web on the strength of these images, with only glimmers of information about their provenance. But the artist’s backstory make it all the more interesting. The project was ostensibly a school project for Wuhan University, where Chih studied industrial design. "My project wasn’t what my teachers expected," he says. His stubborn insistence on his vision was, he says, something he learned as an intern at Qiao Design.
Creating Minimalist Designs Makes You a Better Designer The trend of using minimalist designs has been with us for a while now. It seems like every day major design blogs publish a new gallery of great designs. But do minimalist designs actually mean anything to a designer? Can you become a better web designer by going the minimalist way or is it just a fad? Actually, I do believe that it is a fad. Infographics: How to Strike the Elusive Balance between Data and Visualization They started out as a social media experiment and then suddenly everyone wanted a piece. A couple years back, if you dropped the word ‘Infographic’ or ‘Dataviz’ in a conversation, you would have been greeted by a good number of confused looks even if you were among other web designers. Today, so many infographics have gone viral that it’s practically impossible to ignore them.
10 Commandments of Furniture Arranging When it comes to arranging furniture, there’s definitely more than one way to do things, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make mistakes. Home decorating is a recognized art, requiring careful calculation of both the space’s needs and the host’s tastes. While experts agree the surest way to a flawless room is trial and error, there are a few rules to keep in mind as you design your setup. So read on to find out what three home design pros say are the tricks of their trade.
Chinese Proverbs for the Mind Oops! Forgot to update. Nic’s store is on sale for a few days! I saw the “你和, 我六十九/ touch one’s heart, never be apart” proverb on there. Perfect for upcoming Valentine’s Day, methinks. ( ˘ ³˘)♥ I love you. Reviews for DART.ENVS.02X: Introduction to Environmental Science from edX Introduction to Environmental Science, ENVX, was first offered in early 2015. Environmental science is the study of patterns and processes in the natural world and their modification by human activity. To understand current environmental problems, we need to consider physical, biological and chemical processes that are often the basis of those problems. This course will give you the skills necessary to address the environmental issues we are facing today by examining scientific principles and the application of those principles to natural systems.
25 Tutorials to Build Up Your Design Skills - Designer Blog Designer Blog One of the best ways to improve and build upon your design skills is by using tutorials — short, instructional guides that teach techniques so you can craft great designs. We’ve collected 25 of our favorite tutorials from across the web to help you practice your skills. These skills include: Programs: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesignLogo, Web, App, Icons, Print and Packaging, TshirtTypography, Grids, 3-D, Opacity, Gradients, Masks, Patterns, Layout, Color Management, Brushes, Meshes, Textures, Bleeds and Margins, and more. Logo