Creative Package Design Ideas

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Jul 29th 2013
Creative Package Design Ideas

Furthermore, creative package designs attract customers to check out the products and pick them up from the store shelves. While there are many competing products in the market, a unique package design can make your product stand out from the crowd, especially when this unique design is supported by creative functionality and sustainable analytics for a better customer experience. Before you start with product package design, you have to keep in mind a few aspects that will significantly affect... CONTINUE READING

What Are Your First Impressions of Apple’s New iOS 7? Poll Article

By: Matt Cannon on Jul 3rd 2013
What Are Your First Impressions of Apple’s New iOS 7? Poll Article

Apple has launched the all new iOS 7, as a pre-release for developers featuring a new ‘flat’ designed interface, new control center, transparent animations and a design and functionality update to all standard iPhone apps. The new mobile operating system will be available for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, the iPad 2, iPad third and fourth generation, the iPad mini and the iPod touch fifth generation. The design is a lot different than what previous iPhone users... CONTINUE READING

Amazing Showcase of Macro Photography

By: Rafiq Elmansy on May 6th 2013
Amazing Showcase of Macro Photography

But actually, it refers to any close-up shot even of normal size objects, such as flowers, the human eye, or tree leaves. Macro photography images are usually taken using a special macro lens that allows you to take very close shots with a normal size ratio, such as 1:1. You can also use tools such as a close-up filter and reversing rings to get a macro shot without a dedicated expensive lens. Another advantage of getting a macro lens... CONTINUE READING

Design in Event Production: An Interview with FiveCurrents

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 12th 2013
Design in Event Production: An Interview with FiveCurrents

Usually design-related buzz around large-scale events like the Super Bowl is all about the ads, which ones hit the mark, which didn’t and how much did they cost. But there’s more design at work than in the ads shown between plays. There’s the design behind the events themselves. Every element of the event contributes to the viewer or participant’s experience. We interviewed Jared Sweet, an award-winning art director, show director, and creative director with 15 years experience and current... CONTINUE READING

App Alert: Marqueed Makes Online Visual Collaboration Easy

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 7th 2013
App Alert: Marqueed Makes Online Visual Collaboration Easy

Whether it’s a design firm sharing thoughts on a logo design, a photographer and retoucher reviewing notes on a beauty shoot or a couple collaborating with an interior decorator on their child’s room redesign—easy, intuitive visual collaboration can be elusive for any group working together on a highly visual project. We’ve all been there—endless e-mail chains with massive attachments, cumbersome PDF mark up or project management interfaces not designed with image sharing in mind. On the surface what might... CONTINUE READING

Designing for the iPad using InDesign CS6

By: Christine Medley on Jan 22nd 2013
Designing for the iPad using InDesign CS6

By now you probably have been asked to design something for the iPad (and if you haven’t yet, inevitably, you will). So what is a relatively simple way to get into tablet design and production? InDesign CS6 has a great set of tools to introduce you to the process and streamline the workflow. You can build and design publications from scratch or convert a print document for delivery on a variety of tablets. This tutorial overview will focus on... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Drupal 7 Custom Module Development

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 29th 2012
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Drupal 7 Custom Module Development

Author and engineer Jon Peck teaches viewers how to enhance Drupal 7 websites with custom modules. Drupal 7 is a free open-source content management system and added custom modules further enrich a website’s online presence. Peck walks us through the process of writing modules, interacting with hooks, working with permissions and roles, controlling access, adding menus, creating forms, producing form validations, building custom content type, validating user input, and importing content. The tutorial is complete with tips for best... CONTINUE READING

Paid vs. Free Software for Designers (Poll Article)

By: Rafiq Elmansy on Nov 28th 2012
Paid vs. Free Software for Designers (Poll Article)

If we did a quick survey about the most common problems designers, especially new designers have to face, we would find that the expensive price of graphic design tools and applications top the list of these complaints. Even when companies like Adobe  provide Creative Suites for more saving opportunities, they are still expensive for many designers around the world. Some designers try to overcome this problem by relying on free graphic design tools that allow them to reduce their software... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Developing a Style Guide

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 28th 2012
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Developing a Style Guide

Nigel French, author and graphic designer, simplifies the use and components of a style guide in this online tutorial. A style guide (also known as a branding guidelines book or style manual) is a set of standards for the writing and designing of a company’s documents. It is the voice for the business and most-importantly portrays the image and personality of the company. Nigel explains the importance of style guides, how they fit into the branding process, and who... CONTINUE READING

Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Create a Sliding Tabbed Panel with jQuery and Dreamweaver

By: Brandie Gautreaux on Nov 27th 2012
Overview of Lynda.com’s Newly Released Tutorial: Create a Sliding Tabbed Panel with jQuery and Dreamweaver

Join author and graphic designer Chris Converse with this quick training tutorial about designing and using tabbed panels with jQuery and Dreamweaver. The tabbed panel feature is a favorite design and interface on many websites. This course teaches how to build a sliding tabbed panel from scratch using HTML and CSS together. Learn how to create containers and tabbed panels, add content to containers, add CSS styles to text and tabs, add jQuery documents, animate panels, and create custom... CONTINUE READING

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