This marketing update looks at the ever changing landscape of marketing, with some interesting statistics, tips and tricks -- offline and on: * Direct mail important to keep in the mix * 7 resistance crushing questions every business must answer * Facebook to take top spot in U.S. display ad market * 5 best practices for applying game mechanics to your website * 5 common mistakes to avoid on print fliers ... and more August 8, 2011
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William Morris is probably the most recognized individual in the entire Art Nouveau movement -- but what most people don't know is that he also contributed his style and art vision to type and typography as well. August 5, 2011
When we talk about Design School, today there are many, many choices in education, learning and training. But the field of web design is relatively new. It took the education industry a good ten years to embrace web design as a formal subject. On the very leading edge of web design training was a friend and author who saw the writing on the wall. We're pleased to bring you this 1996 article by Joe Gillespie -- which proves the more things change, the more they stay the same! July 29, 2011
This issue of Creative Tidbits takes us "Back to (DESIGN) School" with some education, some good references, and some eye-candy ...
[ ] Wong Lik Hai's Portfolio
[ ] Eye Candy: Edvard Scott, An Illustrator Inspired
[ ] Turkey 2010 Basketball World Championship
[ ] iPad as Art Medium
[ ] Overlooked design ... display
[ ] Google encourages sites to think beyond PageRank
[ ] and more! July 29, 2011
Learn a little grit! This tutorial was sent in by Johnson Koh, Art Director of Garena Online, and shows you some of the finer points of using grain and grit to turn a perfectly good photograph into a work of grunge art! July 28, 2011
Part of your 'Design School' training should include the use of paper as a design element for both its texture and color. You can begin with this article, another insightful piece from Andrea Alstad! Designing with paper can do a lot more than you might suspect! July 28, 2011
HTML5 has been widely lauded as the future of the web due to its performance, accessibility, and ability to run on smartphones, but no designer-friendly authoring tools have existed until Hype. July 28, 2011
Design School should teach how to create an illusion with digital art and graphics. Sunny has sent in this tutorial that will show you how to apply a tattoo for a perfect summer illusion. This is a simple tutorial not requiring displacement maps or a lot of tricky skills... enjoy. July 27, 2011
If you're following our series, you've already learned some important techniques. Now, Scott Kelby shows you how to fix gaps in hair strands using patching, blending, smoothing and masking techniques ... July 27, 2011
Very hot digital photo effects in a blazing fast app ... this is the supercharged and more adept version of the wildly successful FX Photo Studio mobile franchise for Mac . July 26, 2011