Articles by Tara Hornor

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Design

10 Beginner Tips for Unique Product Photography

September 30th, 2013
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10 Beginner Tips for Unique Product Photography

Most photographers know the basics to good product photos – using a tripod, setting your camera to the widest aperture, using a white background, creating an out-of-focus background, and more. But what about those really unique product photographs? You know the ones. They simply don’t look like a normal product photo you’d see in a regular catalog. These are usually used for full page...

Inspiration

There We Go: 25+ Incredible Sites Created Using Website Builders

September 23rd, 2013
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There We Go: 25+ Incredible Sites Created Using Website Builders

It seems that website builders are on the rise lately. These sites boast the capability of helping anyone create a professional website, with no technical experience at all. While not all website builders are all that they claim to be, many do provide everything needed for even those with a blind design eye to end up with a fairly nice-looking website. Some of the...

Design

Learning by Pulling Apart: An Interview with UI/UX Designer Matt Dempsey

May 27th, 2013
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Learning by Pulling Apart: An Interview with UI/UX Designer Matt Dempsey

Every once in awhile, we come across an amazing story of someone in the design world who seems somewhat hidden or insignificant. Matt Dempsey is such a someone. His career as a web and graphic designer begins at the very young age of 13 and includes such inspirational highlights as hiring a developer to build an app that was acquired...

Inspiration

To Eat With Your Eyes: 40+ Delicious Food Typography Designs

May 23rd, 2013
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To Eat With Your Eyes: 40+ Delicious Food Typography Designs

Delicatessen and fabulous fonts are two sources of inspiration for me, and when they are combined, even better! In fact, it's really very clever to create beautiful typographical designs with food. Designers then have the chance to trigger cravings with the food, which viewers then associate with the typography. Of course, most food typography is purely for artistic...

Inspiration

55+ Amazing Commercial Use Photos of Urban Life

April 21st, 2013
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55+ Amazing Commercial Use Photos of Urban Life

Stock photography is an excellent way to add visual stimulation to a website design, brochures, or posters. Saving some money for your client or yourself on stock photography is a bonus. Most designers know that there are some amazing commercial use photos available under a creative commons license, but the problem is that it can take hours searching for...

Business Online

Tips for Designing Small Websites Faster and Cheaper without Sacrificing Quality

February 6th, 2013
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Tips for Designing Small Websites Faster and Cheaper without Sacrificing Quality

Web designers/developers often find themselves needing to turn down small projects simply due to a lack of time or budget. For instance, a friend may be starting a doggie daycare and needs a simple website to provide clients with information. Or maybe a cousin needs to create a website for her social club events. Some of these projects...

Design

50+ Fascinating Promotional Booklets to Inspire

January 15th, 2013
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50+ Fascinating Promotional Booklets to Inspire

No digital format can compare to the unique impression that printed materials leave with an audience. In today's era of computers and mobile devices, an excellent way for businesses to stand out is by printing booklets or other materials such as posters and postcards. In fact, an article on the PrintPlace.com blog points out that readers are...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Break Free From SEO: Integrating the News_Keywords Meta Tag into WordPress

January 8th, 2013
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Break Free From SEO: Integrating the News_Keywords Meta Tag into WordPress

Writers and editors, rejoice! SEO deadened titles are no longer required for news articles now that the news keywords meta tag is available, sort of. Okay, so only those who write articles for Google News can truly do a happy dance and even then are still not completely free from SEO in titles, but...

Inspiration

Never Grow Up: An Interview with Photographic Artist Ruadh DeLone

October 18th, 2012
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Never Grow Up: An Interview with Photographic Artist Ruadh DeLone

One could argue that there are plenty of talented and creative artists to be found in this world, that every artist has a unique perspective and style. However, it also seems that every great once in a while, along comes an artist who breaks the normal boundaries of art far beyond his modern fellow artists. Ruadh DeLone, an artist...

Design

Products and Packages with Fantastic Typography

April 25th, 2012
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Products and Packages with Fantastic Typography

Sometimes the most appealing products are not those that are priced the most reasonably, but the ones whose packaging goes beyond functionality and crosses over to the artistic. Alberto Alessi said it best when he described his reason for his own aesthetic designs: