Less is more
This quote is becoming more sensible, especially for designers who have adapted the minimalist design approach. Over the years, minimalism, or the act of putting away irrelevant things to make space for the relevant ones, has become a regular part of every modern design principle. As web designers, we too, practice the same maxim. In fact, we even want to make this philosophy for living our lives. We strive to achieve such state that we even want our office setups or work space to reflect what we believe in.
For one, having a minimalist design in your office setup has its advantages:
- It makes us focus more on ‘work’ than goofing around
- It lessens the distraction and makes you think that you have fewer tasks to accomplish
- It is beautiful to the eyes
- You can actually make a small room bigger
Once I saw a bumper sticker that says,
There’s no place like 127.0.0.1
Bumper stickers are very good means of relieving stress in the road. It takes our minds away from the pressure of work, traffic and the seemingly endless string of daily mishaps in life. Putting them in your car somehow helps those behind you. Somehow, you’re telling them a good joke and subtly whispering, “Read and laugh with this one instead of hitting my car from behind.”
Since one of our fundamental goals is to promote world peace (or should I say, road peace), 1WD is giving you 15 bumper stickers! We hope that you have fun with them and share them by putting them on your car. You’d do a great help, swear!Read More
Why is it necessary to have a portfolio website? Is it a requisite for all designers? Here are 10 portfolio websites that can lead you to the answers.Read More
Most designers find Photoshop very versatile. Photoshop tutorials on lighting effects is highly sought after. Although mainly used in photography, this favorite software of designers bridges different kinds of needs, from typography to web design.
Not to exaggerate, Photoshop can supply all your design needs. Today, we will be highlighting a very particular need. This article is directed mainly to graphic designers and photo enthusiasts but could be a very good springboard to web designers too. With lightning effects added in your photos, you will be able to add more dynamism and professionalism in your designs. In short, it would make your awesome website more awesome. How cool is that?Read More
Graphics play a role in our Internet learning experience. Images have become part and parcel of the information acquisition process in our lives. Normally, graphics like pictures and drawings are used as aids and not the main tool for learning. They are just appendices that help people understand the information that is being fed to them.
That was the general idea before the influx of the Internet. The pre-Internet idea is dominated by the belief that graphics are just ‘aids.’ But it has surprised learning purists that graphics can be very good tools as main information sources. Thanks to the Internet, we now have Infographics!Read More
Today the art of using watercolor is not limited to the canvas only, rather you can see loads of websites that have beautifully incorporated hand-drawn images and creation within their web designs. Such web designs look visually appealing and entice visitors. Watercolor masterpieces, because of their soft flowing strokes and smooth pastel colors, look visually gratifying; and incorporating such characteristics into a web design definitely brings outstanding results.
In this round up, we present a beautiful collection of some amazing and pleasing watercolor effects in website design. We hope that you will find this post interesting as well as inspiring for you. Enjoy!Read More
Love it or hate it, advertisements are all around us. Those times when you had to be horrified by those ugly banners in newspapers are gone. The classic ways of advertising are not working anymore. In order for an ad to be successful it has to resemble an “ad” as little as possible. Interaction with customers, experiments, installations etc. are taking over the world of advertisements. That’s why along with creative print advertisements (which are equally awesome), we’ve also collected some videos with next level advertising. Continue reading and check out these 60 mind-blowing advertisements to satisfy your urge for creativity.Read More
We all have weaknesses. Mine, at least one of them, is t-shirts, especially cool t-shirt designs! Summer’s finally here, and now is the best time to reorganize or supplement your wardrobe. T-shirts can be way more than just a piece of clothing. It’s often a way to express yourself/your interests/your views. What’s more, a great tee might even force you to stay in shape, just look at #47 if you want to know what I mean.
Beautiful design is beautiful design. Whether it’s a website, a poster or a t-shirt. Check out these 50 beautiful and creative T-shirt designs and, who knows, maybe you possess the same weakness as me!Read More
The concept of Google has changed little since its inception. Google is a user-friendly and very useful tool for online searches. We know what to expect of Google already: a search bar to enter the necessary keywords and then in a single click, relevant results are returned. The site is simple and minimal, so it can get ho-hum every once in a while, until Google doodles are born.
Google doodles, in a few words, are modified versions of the classic Google logo. They are often seen on special holidays and or for memorable events. Google doodles are a fun and pleasant surprise, because you never know what you’re gonna get. But do you know the story behind Google doodles? Let’s explore them together, and look at the most memorable examples of all time.Read More