IMDb is probably the best thing that ever happened to movie buffs. Now more than ever, you can get all the information you could possibly want about a movie, director, actor, producer, sound engineer etc. Big websites are always a hassle to maintain, and sometimes errors just happen. We are talking, of course, about the dreaded 404. But good design can make the experience of finding a broken or dead link enjoyable, and the people responsible for IMDb got the hang of this really well.
Making a product is just one phase in the process of making money. Depending on who you ask, it is either the hardest or the easiest part. You spend days, weeks, months, or even years designing or putting together a website template, a collection of stock photos, a web application security tool, a typography set, t-shirt logo or design, and the next step is selling your product, and that’s shops come in. In ye olde days, shops were family businesses and they sold what the owners were making.
Trade is one of the oldest activities known to man. At one point in human history, someone decided that he wanted more than what he was capable of growing himself, so how do you go about getting something that you are not making yourself? Trade, of course. If I have wheat, I can make bread. But bread is ever so uninteresting if it is not transformed into a sandwich, so how am I going to get meat for the sandwich? You guessed it: trade.
Our sister website, InkyDeals, is back with the third collection of Super Premium Typographic Elements! And this one is better than anything you’ve seen so far on Inky Deals, or on any other website. I’m talking about 88 different typographic elements (in both light and dark versions) that are extremely useful in pretty much any kind of web or print project: from badges and logos, to illustrations, posters, menus and even designs for t-shirts, hoodies, and so on.
For designers, sourcing the right font(s) for a project can be a difficult task. While there are hundreds and thousands of pre-installed on most modern-day computers, many of these have been overused over the years and because of this, they can look outdated and unprofessional. What’s more, a lot of these fonts are virtually unreadable and if you’re designing a logo or any other highly-branded design, they’re just not unique or ‘brandable’ enough.
For the last few weeks, we’ve started posting articles under a topic called Deal of the Week. This new-found habit came from the desire to also bring you top quality resources for your work, at amazing prices. And since there was so much hype on the subject, we thought it would be a good idea to also launch a Freebie of the Week.
We here at Pixel77 have made it our mission to help you become the best web designer you can be. In order to do so, we frequently try to predict upcoming trends and keep you up to date with the most recent developments in web design, web development and the technologies associated with them. It should be no surprise then that we’ve repeatedly made it a point to talk about Responsive Web Design (RWD) and its importance in the web design industry.
The Internet is constantly growing and evolving. This is an undeniable fact. The fact that the web is growing constantly pairs off with the fact that more and more people are using more and more kinds of devices to get online and use it in all sorts of different ways. Web design is one of the most fluid fields of design there are.
2014 is going to be a great year for web design. The internet is expanding (as it has ever since it first came into being), but it is also evolving with immense speed and momentum. That’s why, while being an internet user will become even more exciting and handy over the coming months, being a web developer or a web designer will be more challenging than ever.
PHP is one of the most important programming languages out there and it certainly plays a huge role in web development. For one thing, while you certainly can use PHP for other applications than web development, it’s primary use is still in this field. Programmers have a sense of humor that is based on non sequiturs and recursiveness.