3D Typographic design is now more popular and we can notice a surge for 3D Type work on portfolio sites, DzineBlog has collected 45 Beautiful 3D Typography Deisgns For Inspiration, these designs are really inspiring, and I love them a lot.
Source: 45 Beautiful 3D Typography Designs For Inspiration
TypeNeu is an odyssey in typography. TypeNeu reports on the past, present and the future of typographic culture, with main focus on typefaces and applied typography in different forms. You can see many different typography from book, fashion, illustration, magazine, packaging, poster, print and etc… Please enjoy and get some inspiration.
Source: TypeNEU – An Odyeesey in Typography
One of the key elements of building a strong brand is color selection. Every color has a different feel and various associations. By choosing a color or a combination of colors for your brand identity, you will take on those associations. Colors will evoke certain emotions and feelings towards your brand so it is vital to choose a color that will represent your identity effectively.
There is a great new tool which can help out with color selection called Cymbolism. Itâ€™s an interactive survey of color and word associations. Every page loads a new word, for which you have to select a color you feel best represents it. The results are then aggregated and you can see most popular associations either by color or by word.
To help you select the right color for your brand Usability Post has aggregated the results from Cymbolism, and also provided examples of logos that use each color. You can view the original post on “A Guide to Choosing Colors for Your Brand“.
Source: A Guide to Choosing Colors for Your Brand
Gustavo Pimenta is a user experience designer focused on making the Web a better place. He mentioned that he is addicted to making screenshots of some of the best design elements / soultions, e.g. 404 Page, Autocomplete, buttons, breadcrumbs, comments, forms, graphs, headings and a lot more. I am sure this hugh collection of really nice design elements / solutions can give you so much inspiration for your web / web application design.
Source: Flickr: Gustavo Pimenta’s Collection: [Design Solutions]
iPhone Web Apps combine the power of the Internet with the simplicity of Multi-Touch technology, all on a 3.5-inch screen. When you find a web app you like, you can put it on your Home screen for easy, one-tap access.
There are over 600 Web Apps available, I found many of them are useless to be honest. So,what are the best ones? iPhone Toolbox has carefully selected top 25 iPhone Web Apps for us. Feel free to share your favorite ones on the post as well.
Source: Top 25 Free iPhone Web Apps for Your Daily Life
There are many different kinds of stunning logos. Some are aesthetic, some conceptual, and some cultural. It is also becoming disturbingly clear that logo design has become a public sport. As the public controls their own media more and more-Tivo-ing this, blogging that, YouTube-ing and Googling everything else-people are no longer satisfied to simply consume what is placed before them: They have opinions they want to share. So when a large corporation reveals its new identity, there are hundreds of internet sites flinging their opinions back at it. Even when the village board of Remote votes on a new logo for its two police cars, citizens take to the streets waving pitchforks and copies of their own designs. Committeecide seems to be rampant.
The full 2007 logo design trends report follows. Whether we are noting social, conceptual or aesthetic trends, remember that none of them exist in a vacuum or in a single moment in time. They are results of many trends before them and are developing taproots as we speak.
You can also look at more current Logo Design Trends here.
Source: Logo Design Trends Report 2007
The quality of design sites around has just been escalating and escalating. Last year FreelanceSwitch has published two articles on finding design inspiration – 34 Places to Get Design Inspiration On and Off and the follow up 60 More Places to Get Design Inspiration. Now, they have just delivered 33 New Places to Get Design Inspiration. Most of them are nicely designed with really useful design resources.
Source: 33 New Places to Get Design Inspiration
Since May 2005, the Fubiz site is centered on the subjects of the graphic world, the urban culture, the products tendencies and numerical arts. Currently, there are more than 14,000 RSS readers which has proven the success of Fubiz. You can get some really inspiring and creative pictures from Fubiz. I think it will definitely help you some designing extraordinary and outstanding websites. Have a look at the following examples, you will understand what I mean.
Oriental Gallery gives you source of oriental design inspiration. There are tons of website galleries, most of them are featuring the same websites over and over again mainly from Europe. Oriental websites and European websites are so different, because the designers have different culture and experience. You should be very familiar with European design style by now. It is a good idea to get some inspiration from oriental style websites as well. Oriental Gallery features some beautiful Eastern websites made by Asian you have never seen.
There’s a shift underway in how people use computers and the Internet. Every day more utility is being delivered over the Web. Full applications can now be run in a browser, accessible from any computer. Software? It’s no longer required. Software is becoming Webware.
We need to look at some professional and successful web applications in order to get inspiration. There are a lot of the top web applications in this place. It is called Webware which is the site where computer users can learn about new and useful Web applications. You might want to have a look at Webware 100 which showcases the top 100 web applications.
Webware is edited by Rafe Needleman. Rafe was Editor of CNET.com in the early days, 1997 to 1998. During the dot-com bubble he worked at Red Herring, where he wrote Catch of the Day, a daily online column about startups. In the three years of writing the column he interviewed more than 1,000 startup CEOs.
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