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Workwankers – Calling-out some of the unlikeable characters in design

Created by Peter Cortez and Joe Sayaman from digital production company Mizaplas.com, Workwankers is a creative series of illustrated slides that highlights some of the more annoying and unlikable characters that will undoubtedly be found lingering in your office. You can also Call out a Wanker, so Peter and Joe know that this may be ‘construed as mean-spirited,’ and thus…

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Current Design Trends for Blogs and Online Magazines

Digital website magazines on the Internet are becoming the easiest way to consume news & information. Many web designs are responsive which allows reading on mobile devices, and you aren’t even paying for the privilege. The popularity of simple open source CMS’ like WordPress makes it even easier to launch your own project online. In this guide I want to…

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UX Design for HTML/CSS Mobile Web Applications

Mobile iOS devices were a step towards popularizing the idea of web applications. Web developers could build pages with HTML meta tags creating app icons to be saved onto the homescreen. Modern JavaScript techniques are able to duplicate animations in combination with responsive web design. For this article I want to go over some user experience trends for mobile webapps….

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Free Clean and Crisp Fonts

Whatever the project, and whether that be for the web or print, fonts will always play a critical and decisive role in how the user or reader interacts with it. But, the problem is that our creative minds know how we would like the text to look like, but just can’t ever seem to find that particular font that matches…

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The Myth of Inspiration and Passion

Inspiration and passion are a designers’ daily bread. Without them we crumble, wither and are reduced to mere pixels pushing hacks. But the problem with passion and inspiration is they’re fleeting. They come and they go. So the question you need to ask yourself is this: what happens when your passion and your inspiration run out? What do you do…

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Google Web Designer: Bringing Ideas To Life, Using HTML5

Yesterday Google added a new tool to its wide array of offerings, and this time they have built something specifically for the web design community. Allow me to introduce you to Google Web Designer – a powerful tool that lets you easily create interactive and cross-platform HTML5-based designs and vector-style artwork using an ‘integrated visual and code interface’. So what…

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Trends in Weather App Design

Back in the day presenting the weather, regardless of the medium, used to be complicated and very, very boring. But in recent years designers have taken on the design challenge and have completely changed all that. While top smartphone operating systems have their own built-in apps, third-party designers have been pushing the weather app design boundaries even further, to the…