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Kinetic Typography: Design in Motion

As a graphic design blogger, I subscribe to Google Alerts for such terms as “typography”, and practically daily, a post pops up containing “kinetic typography” in the headline. Is this a new trend? Kinetic typography is defined by Wikipedia as “an animation technique mixing motion and text”. Designers will either use software such as Adobe Flash, After Effects or Apple…

Useful Tips and Beautiful Inspiration for Icon Designers

For the countless graphical user interfaces developed over the past 10 years we’ve seen numerous collections of icon sets. Icons are essential behaving as the life-blood and driving force behind any well constructed interface system. Stemming back into the days of Windows 2000/XP we have seen icons become more prevalent in our digital nature. Not only have we seen an…

When the Web and Real-Life Collide: Creative Uses of Internet Symbolism in Daily Life

We are so used to online reality that we even manage to transfer it into our real life. On a subconscious level people utilize Internet symbols in decor and interior elements, use them in design, ornamental furniture with Web signs and will even create outstanding accessories dedicated to online themes. In this post, we want to bring to your attention…

Examination of Japanese Website Design Trends

Japan plays host to some very impressive website designers. Their skills in the arts cannot be compared and demonstrate a powerful digital force among Internet readers. Luckily understanding how to read Japanese isn’t required to admire their website graphics and animation effects. We’ll be looking into a few Japanese website designs which have pushed the limits on conventional development. As…

30 Inspiring Niche Photography Websites to Explore

We are not suggesting for a moment, with this post, that your Android mobile device would be a good alternative as a development platform to your desktop or laptop. All it shows with the current apps available, that it could be and the potential for more is certainly there. Maybe not so much with a mobile, but if you have one of the many iPad-a-like Android tablets that are currently available it certainly could be a reality.

How to Boost Your Creativity in 3 (or 7) Days

All creative professionals face creative blocks. Many times these blocks are caused by being overworked and burned out on creativity. Sometimes routine helps, but it can frequently hinder the brain juices. After all, variety is the spice of life. As a creative professional there are definitely some related fields to your profession. Being a graphic designer with a degree, I…

10 Shining Examples of Grid Based Web Design and Best Practices

The grid is not just a cool-sounding word (why sci-fi loves it), but it’s also an incredibly simple and effective principle for website design. By sticking to a grid, you can make your website look sexy and clean, have it be highly readable, scannable, and navigate-able for your visitors (increasing their chances of returning), and make it easier on yourself…