Mar
2

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar : March 2012

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Keep Running Up That Hill

“Keep working towards that new years resolution! Be it getting a promotion, learning a skill or getting fit, whatever it is – keep running!” Designed by Andy Patrick from Canada.

Smashing Wallpaper - march 12

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Mar
2

Some SEO Mistakes Which You Should Always Avoid

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Search engine optimization (SEO) is vital to any successful blogging campaign. Therefore it should be implemented in the right manner. SEO itself is quite intricate for numerous reasons, but mainly because Google uses an algorithm, which takes several factors into account when ranking a webpage, and they keep changing it.

seo mistakes bloggers should avoid Bloggers : Some SEO Mistakes Which You Should Always Avoid
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There are virtually so many SEO myths that it has become very difficult to know what’s 100% true, but I can advise you on which SEO mistakes you should not make:

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Feb
23

Amazing 30 WebGL Experiments

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3 Dreams of Black

Authored by Google Data Arts Team, 3 Dreams of Black brings you into 3 dream worlds constructed through a combination of rich 2D drawings and animations interwoven with interactive 3D sequences. Check out the wonders for wonderful experience!

3 dreams of black 30 WebGL Experiments That Are Just Wow!

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Feb
23

Designing For Android

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But let’s face it. Android’s multiple devices and form factors make it feel like designing for it is an uphill battle. And its cryptic documentation is hardly a starting point for designing and producing great apps. Surf the Web for resources on Android design and you’ll find little there to guide you.

If all this feels discouraging (and if it’s the reason you’re not designing apps for Android), you’re not alone. Fortunately, Android is beginning to address the issues with multiple devices and screen sizes, and device makers are slowly arriving at standards that will eventually reduce complexity.

This article will help designers become familiar with what they need to know to get started with Android and to deliver the right assets to the development team. The topics we’ll cover are:

  • Demystifying Android screen densities,
  • Learning the fundamentals of Android design via design patterns,
  • Design assets your developer needs,
  • How to get screenshots,
  • What Android 3 is about, and what’s on the horizon.
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Feb
23

Common Mistakes In Logo Design

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1. Relies On Trends


Focusing on current logo trends is like putting a sell-by date on a logo.

Trends (whether swooshes, glows or bevels) come and go and ultimately turn into cliches. A well-designed logo should be timeless, and this can be achieved by ignoring the latest design tricks and gimmicks. The biggest cliche in logo design is the dreaded “corporate swoosh,” which is the ultimate way to play it safe. As a logo designer, your job is to create a unique identity for your client, so completely ignoring logo design trends is best.

Logolounge has a great section on its website in which it updates current logo design trends every year. Being aware as a designer of the latest crazes is important, mainly so that you can avoid them at all costs.

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Feb
2

Wallpaper Calendar : February 2012

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Colored Edge

“For February, the month of spring, love and 29 days.” Designed by Rahul.s from India.

Smashing Wallpaper - february 12

 

 

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