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Design Trends for 2009: Current and Future

Design in general is always evolving and changing. From the dull, lifeless days of bland, boring websites to the age of color and excitement when it comes to web design – all in the space of just a few short … Continue reading

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Mood Board 101: Branding and Image Development

The branding and image of a company is extremely important, because ultimately a good image leads to more sales – period. Psychology dictates that a person is more likely to buy a product/service if they have an emotional attachment (which … Continue reading

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Managing Inspiration

If you’re inner muse is working correctly, you’ll find inspiration strikes just when you need it, but if you’re like the rest of us you’ll find that inspiration strikes at the oddest of times. In this post I take a … Continue reading

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4 Color Picking Tools

There are many fine tools to help you create a color theme for your offline or online projects. Adobe’s Kuler was a late arrival but is a very slick web application for creating and sharing color themes. You can view … Continue reading

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10 Very Rare Clouds

If you’re a big fan of enchanted ceilings, you’ll love this post with 10 Very Rare Cloud formations over at collthings.co.uk. Some other very cool imagery is also available, from volcano eruptions, to nuclear test pictures, and dirty car window … Continue reading

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Offline Sources for Design Inspiration

Working online, sometimes I get stuck into the old routine of seeking inspiration online, browsing the web looking for cool new things, or spending hours clicking thru the many design galleries out there. There is a whole offline world that … Continue reading

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6 Methods to Make Your Website Standout

A goal of most designers is to make their projects stand out in some way. With millions of websites online and more being added everyday, creating something unique is increasingly difficult. Each designer has a different approach. Here is a look at 7 things you can do to make your site standout.

1. Large Background Images

One of the easiest ways to create a unique design that is sure to stand out is to use a large background image. The images can enhance the layout of the page and make it more complete and visually appealing. With CSS, the background image is simple to add, and it can drastically change the look of an otherwise routine website. Continue reading

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