How To Become A Designer Of The Future

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Designers or design teams of the future will need to understand every aspect of making digital products. In other words, a designer of the near future will need to master multiple formats.

A digital product designer creates anything that contains a digital component or uses software to drive its interaction, all experienced through a pixel-based display. It could be an e-book, a web/mobile app, or a device that controls common household appliances. This designer is equally adept at graphic, information, user experience (UX) and interaction design.

Latest Feel Good Fonts For Your Typography Needs

If you’re a graphic designer who are looking for more and newer fonts for your typography projects, look no further but here! I have some resources of beautiful fonts which you can download and use. Please remember to read their licences prior to using.

So enjoy browsing for your favourite fonts and hope this article helps. Thanks for reading!

 

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Flat Design Trends: 15 Latest & Creative Examples of Flat Web Design

In this article, I’d like to talk about the Flat Design trend that has been setting the World Wide Web abuzz. Not to mention, Apple’s latest iOS7  is re-designed around the Flat concept, although it was Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS that sparked the trend.

The philosophy behind the Flat Design is simplicity and usability. Gone are the days where we use to adopt the gradients, drop shadows and 3D or bevel textures. So expect to see more flat stuff on the Web. Here, I would like to share with you some of the latest websites I came across that have creatively utilized the Flat concept. So enjoy!

 

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What You Need To Know About Parallax Web Design

 

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Recreating the Nikebetterworld.com Parallax Effect using jQuery

 

It was Nike Better World that spearheaded the parallax effect trend in web designs. Without a doubt, I was amazed myself by their creativity and boldness. Developing a parallax style website is not an easy task. It involves:

 

  • Building several layers of backgrounds and foregrounds.
  • Combining images into pseudo-layers whereby the 2D images can also appear to be three-dimensional.
  • Scrolling.
  • Mathematical calculation for each sprite to be in the right position.
  • Good timing for each parallax effect.

 

Suffice to say, these methods requires a combination of HTML5, CSS3, graphics design, jQuery and Javascript to power the parallax effects.

6 Smart Ways to Increase Your Freelance Income

Whether you are a web designer, developer, or a graphic artist, the tips in this article will be helpful to you.

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Freelancers can enjoy a handsome amount of work & income on a regular basis. However, it may not be easy if you want to extend your income to a higher level. Though it may not be easy, it certainly is POSIBBLE!

What You Need To Know About Google Analytics and It’s Diverse Toolset

Google Analytics is a free service that all web designers and webmasters should know about. It’s an SEO toolset that Google provides to keep track of web contents, improve web performance, and analyse how visitors use your site.

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6 Web Design Predictions for 2013

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2012’s end of the world did not come and now what lies ahead in 2013? What will be the key changes in design for this year? Here are the six predictions.