Inspiration

  • What Can You Learn From Web Design Of Fortune 500 Companies? (Infographic)

    teaser-fortune-500-homepagedesign-infographic-org-w550

    Don’t you carry a positive prejudice when you hear the word Fortune 500? Hey, these companies are the most successful, the best of the best, the créme de la créme. And as they are so successful, probably everything they put their fingers on turns to gold. Now wouldn’t they guarantee for an awesome example in web design? Probably not…



    Read more 
  • Photo Pin Lets You Use Flickr Images Easily, Cares For Licences

    photopin-homepage-w640-w550

    We all need images more often than not. Be it to illustrate that new recipe in your favorite cooking forum or be it to have that blog post look more interesting. It is not exactly difficult to find images around the webs. But there are strings attached. If you are not aiming solely for pictures in the Public Domain (the platform Pixabay is for you, if you do), you will always be confronted with having to care for the licensing. Specialized platforms, such as Fotolia, try to make that task as easy as possible. They tell you explicitly, under which licence you can use any given image from inside their service and how you would have to attribute it. But, wouldn’t it be much nicer, if you could harvest the ever-growing Flickr portfolio, too? I know you theoretically can. I mean, practically…



    Read more 
  • Photoshop Etiquette: Basic Knowhow for Designing The Web Using Photoshop

    photoshop-etiquette-homepage

    Adobe’s Photoshop still is the market’s most common and most popular choice for professional designers. Besides photography and print design, which Photoshop once got invented for, it is widely used in the designing of websites, too. The last ten years saw the product grow in functionality especially in terms of web design features. A large part of the world’s most successful websites started as a draft in Adobe’s market leader. Photoshop Etiquette is a new and free service, aiming at beginners in web design with Photoshop. It offers the absolute basics and makes for a very good starting point.



    Read more 
  • Facts, Facts, Facts: The Anatomy of a Successful Resume (Infographic)

    No matter whether you are seeking for a nine-to-five or whether you want to get that freelance job. It is always inevitable to make the best possible impression, be it on an employer or a client. How this best impression can be planned and crafted is the subject of a recent infographic. NowSourcing, internet marketers by profession, have put it together for TopCounselingSchool.org. If you are sitting over the papers, trying to write your resume, push them aside and read on…



    Read more 
  • The Billion Dollar Startups – Rare, But There [Infographic]

    Strange, but true. Even in these fast times, companies freshly evolve and make it to a market value of billions of Dollars in a mere few years time. The people from the job board Staff.com put together a nice infographic with all the basic facts worth knowing about the thirteen young companies that made it. But, before you go head over heels to open up your own startup, keep in mind, that market value does not necessarily correspond to real money. It is just the value using established calculations in the financial sector tells you a company has. To exchange that value into real life cash someone would need to be willing to shell out the money. Thus it is more interesting to look at the capital a startup raised during IPO. The infographic has that covered, too…



    Read more 
  • 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 much more engaged when reading print materials than when reading digitally. If you want your target audience to slow down and notice your products or portfolio in more details, then a promotional booklet may be your answer.



    Read more 
  • Girls, Birds, Butterflies: More Awesome Vexel Artworks

    Vexel art is very similar to vector art in terms of appearance. It typically features sharp-edged lines and areas of flat color, or smooth gradient fills. The word ‘vexel’ was coined from a combination of “vector” and “pixel”. The main difference between vexel art and vector art is that vexel artwork is rasterized. This means that it’s not scalable, so many vexel artists create their vexels at very high resolutions. Instead of using vector lines, shapes and polygons, vexels are created using a raster programs support for transparent layers. Each layer is given a solid shape, or shape with a gradient fill, and the layer order and structure creates the illusion of a single composition. We have featured this technique quite a few times before, but simply cannot get enough of it. So, here is another serving…



    Read more 
  • Advertising For Mobile On The Rise [Infographic]

    Startapp is a platform bound to help app developers monetize their apps without the need for embedding banners or other more or less crude forms of refinancing means. Instead the service promises to monetize search traffic. Rings familiar to your ears? Well, the strategy resembles that of a quite popular search engine located in Mountain View. No matter if you have doubts as to how much sense this strategy might make or if you think this business model sounds promising, the infographic, we have for you today, is interesting no matter what. Entitled “Advertiser’s Guide To Mobile” they accumulated several studies to an easily consumable graphical overview.



    Read more 
  • Social Media Strategy: When Does Posting On Facebook Promise To Be Most Successful? [Infographic]

    As a brand with a Social Media Strategy, you may try to achieve a variety of different goals. I do not know where your individual aims are set to, but I know that you will be seeking for the maximum range when you go posting into the social webs. At least you want to make sure that people take notice of your posts. If people start to comment, like and share, even better. A recent infographic shows the best weekdays to post your content and is divided into industries. So go and find your optimum time for pushing out that great content of yours…



    Read more 
  • Lookfilter.com: Modern Photoshop Droplets Pimp Your Photos

    Regular readers already know Lookfilter.com. Two months ago the service announced to provide several very interesting Photoshop actions for photographers with ambitions as well as Instagrammers and other fans of photo effects. In October Lookfilter.com gave away the very elegant action “The Wise Watson” for free. A lot has changed at Lookfilter.com since then. In the meantime the service has been launched officially. They still offer a freebie action, though…



    Read more 
search form
 
image description image description