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65 Outstanding Packaging Designs by amanda Mon, 07/13/2009 - 12:27 I was doing my daily dose of ffffound surfing the other day and I came across these really cool packaging designs and I thought I'd share them with you. It's about time manufacturers got to work on some nice packaging for their products. That is what lures the buyers in, after-all... ;) As always, if you have any images that you took or maybe some cool pictures you've come across and you'd like to share with us, please drop me a line on Twitter and/or Facebook.

Free PSDs & Resources for Web Designers by Orman Clark TheVectorLab: Download Vector Stock Art and Bitmap Textures aesthetics of joy » color Do we have a universal right to joy? I’ve recently had some new people come into my life who really understand Aesthetics of Joy and what I’m trying to achieve with it. And because they understand it so well, they’re able to challenge me to think about the subject in very different ways. So a couple of weeks ago, one of these new acquaintances asked me this question, and it’s had my mind humming ever since. Is there such a thing as a “universal right to joy”? I answered “yes” immediately, purely on intuition, and since then have been thinking through why I believe this so strongly. Why joy and not happiness? Joy, by contrast, is much simpler. This the crux of the matter: the potential for joy is an intrinsic and essential part of our minds. So if we all have the potential for joy already within us, why does it need to be a right? It may sound silly in the abstract, but in practice, there are obstacles to an equal right to joy. The threat to joy is not an obvious one.

Copyright Basics What is Copyright? Who Owns Copyrights? How Long Is a Work Copyright-Protected in the United States? How Long Is a Work Copyright-Protected Worldwide? What Is the “Public Domain”? The Berne Convention & International Laws What is Copyright? Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. In addition to copyright, certain authors of works of visual art also have the rights of attribution and integrity as described in section 106A of the 1976 Copyright Act. It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by the copyright law to the copyright holder. Top Who Owns Copyrights? Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed, tangible form. In the case of works “made for hire”, where an artist has created the work while in his/her capacity of employee, the employer and not the employee is considered to be the author and copyright holder. How Long Is a Work Copyright-Protected in the United States? Top Top

Online Magazine for Designers, Artists and Photographers - PelFusion An agency workflow for Responsive Web Design by Rian on 3 September 2013 I’ve been thinking about workflows for Responsive Web Design quite a bit, particularly since it’s now become our default approach on every new project (similar to Cloud Four’s recent change of heart). I’ve been especially influenced by two recent articles on the topic, namely Dennis Kardys’s A More Flexible Workflow, and Viljami Salminen’s Responsive workflow. I struggled a bit to make their approaches fit into how we worked, so I decided to expand on what they’ve done and draw something that reflects a bit more accurately how we are incorporating Responsive Web Design into a user-centered workflow within an agency model. The goals of this approach is to stay grounded in two core principles: Content first. I’ll briefly go through each step in the diagram and how it helps us to accomplish these goals. In the Planning phase we evolve the user journey map into a content plan and Information Architecture document (see my post on this topic).

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HTML5 Mania – HTML5 Showcase, HTML5 Gallery, Free HTML5 Templates nolimits4web/Swiper @Issue Journal of Business & Design | by Corporate Design Foundation Gestalt GESTALT The study of gestalt originated in Germany in the 1920s. It is a form of psychology that is interested in higher order cognitive processes relative to behaviorism. The aspects of gestalt theory that interests designers are related to gestalt's investigations of visual perception, principally the relationship between the parts and the whole of visual experience. The visual world is so complex that the mind has developed strategies for coping with the confusion. The mind tries to find the simplest solution to a problem. One of the ways it does this is to form groups of items that have certain characteristics in common. Most of what you will study about gestalt is concerned with how these groups are formed and what effect they have on perception. The same concepts that form groups can be reversed to ungroup items -- to make them look unique and stand alone. The trick is to strike a balance between unity and variety.