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Pretty Colorful: Webdesign for High-Context Cultures

January 13th, 2015
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Pretty Colorful: Webdesign for High-Context Cultures

Occasionally, Asian and Western webdesign are poles apart. If you want a proof, check out the German and Chinese websites of a famous fast-food chain, or the Chinese news portal Tom.com. With its animated sequence of images, it may put some Western viewers on edge. Websites are also part of the culture in which most viewers move. If you want to design a website for...

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Enjoy Inspiration: Best Design Practices Daily

January 8th, 2015
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Enjoy Inspiration: Best Design Practices Daily

Creative workers need a mixture of different fuels. But one of the more important parts of this composite is inspiration. Inspiration is, of course, everywhere. Then again, sitting away long office hours cuts you from natural sources of inspiration and throws you back into virtuality. If you are like me, you’ll be happy about each new source of inspiration reachable from inside the cubicles...

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Creative Vandalism: Urban Street Art in Czech Republic

December 22nd, 2014
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Creative Vandalism: Urban Street Art in Czech Republic

Considered to be an act of vandalism, defacement and even a despicable crime, Graffiti is a controversial type of art that, as a matter of fact, has already managed to win over numerous artists and spectators and has amassed a large army of minions and fans. While authorities and communities hotly debate about pros and cons of this urban branch of creative activity, being...

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Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

December 11th, 2014
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Christmas Experiments: Advent Calendar of Open Web Technologies

I don’t know how I could have missed this great project during the last two years. Invented in November of 2012, this project has grown to become a more than noteworthy exhibition of what open web technologies are able to do today, when used by skilled people. Christmas Experiments is not only an impressive collection of 24 outstanding works but also the best argument...

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SkitterPhoto: One Free Commercial-use Photo per Day

November 10th, 2014
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SkitterPhoto: One Free Commercial-use Photo per Day

SkitterPhoto offers commercial-use photos of high resolution and quality. If you kindly ask them, they might even give you the RAWs for free. SkitterPhoto is a project by three photographers from the Netherlands. More than 250 images are already in stock. The promise is to add at least one new picture a day. These images then "skitter" through the web, driven by the CC0...

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World of Design No. 2: New Zealand

November 4th, 2014
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World of Design No. 2: New Zealand

We are accustomed to believe that web design trends as well as their ardent supporters and followers tend to accumulate in the northern hemisphere: Europe, UK, America traditionally are the center of all that is happening. But what about others, extremely remote, pristine, almost unspoiled parts of the world, such as New Zealand. Is it an active and equal participant of the mainstreams? As...

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Do You? These 35 Popular Brands Use WordPress as a CMS

November 3rd, 2014
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Do You? These  35 Popular Brands Use WordPress as a CMS

WordPress isn’t just a blogging software. Today sites with millions of visitors can be flawlessly driven by it. WordPress is fast and flexible and a CMS in its own right. More than 60 percent of the world’s websites already run on WordPress and its triumphal march is far from over. In fact, WordPress is the only CMS with rising distribution numbers. All other competitors...

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Thanks: Anders Norén Develops Picture-perfect and Free WordPress Themes

October 24th, 2014
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Thanks: Anders Norén Develops Picture-perfect and Free WordPress Themes

Sometimes, while rambling the web, you stumble upon real gems. That’s what just happened to me. It was by pure coincidence that I found the website of Anders Norén. Anders Norén, among other things, develops WordPress themes. These are not only mostly completely free, but also picture-perfect. You can grab them from WordPress.org. If you are into the WordPress theme universe, you already know...

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15 Beautiful Art Projects, Created to Raise Awareness for a Cause

October 20th, 2014
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15 Beautiful Art Projects, Created to Raise Awareness for a Cause

Beautiful art can be both awe-inspiring and intriguing. Some of it simply awakens the creativity or beauty inside of us all, and other stunning works of art makes us really think about deeper issues. No matter the level of intensity of the piece, great artworks cause most people to stop, if even for just a moment, to have an emotional experience. And this experience,...

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Make a Dent: 40 of the Best Cinema 4D Tutorials

October 14th, 2014
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Make a Dent: 40 of the Best Cinema 4D Tutorials

If you are a 3D artist you are surely aware of the fact that Cinema 4D is a powerful, almost almighty tool. Combine it with Photoshop and you’ll get even more super powers. From creating 3D models to adding textures and animating the result – there is not much we cannot do. In this article we have collected 40 of the best tutorials to...