Archive for March, 2010

March 29, 2010 2

Turning Public Space into Art

By in Advertising, Design

Copywriters and designers are lucky. We get to think and write and design all day. While thousands of others are spending their work day with numbers and monotony, we get to stimulate our creative juices. But as with all things, there are both pros and cons that must not be overlooked. Yes, we get to […]

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March 28, 2010 4

Add Live Charts to Your Website with Google Chart Tools

By in Review

Good charts are always a nice option to portray data in an interactive way for the readers. They can really engage users, taking a complex concept out and make it really simple and easy to comprehend. Google Chart Tools, makes it easier for websites to display data for users in a visually intuitive and interactive […]

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March 23, 2010 Off

Where Writing Meets Design

By in Advertising, Design

In an industry like advertising, design is so commonplace, so readily available that it’s easy to forget what makes it good. To cut through the clutter, as they say, is no easy task. We’ve all seen the results of an ad agency trying a little too hard to cut through. We see commercials that are […]

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March 20, 2010 4

5 Amazing JQuery Image Gallery/Slideshow Plugins

By in Web Design

Image slideshows are trending within web pages now and are used as a medium to showcase important information for the readers in an elegant way. jQuery being popular among web developers is used to create these stunning image slideshows and galleries. Following are some of the intriguing jQuery plug-ins which might come handy for you.

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March 16, 2010 6

The Total Package

By in Design

Many art directors and designers try their hand at packaging design sooner or later. Some find it boring, while some find it’s full of interesting possibilities and is an area of design that is often misjudged. No matter what designers or writers or consumers think about packaging design (and I can assure you that most […]

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March 15, 2010 3

Designers – The True Artists of our Time

By in Advertising

Once upon a time, a very wise and angry person said this bit of brilliance: “The thing I hate most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field […]

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March 9, 2010 1

Finding Well Paid Work for Web Designers

By in Web Design

In my last post, I talked about a method of marketing many web designers, including myself, like to use: freebie marketing. It is an excellent method for marketing and gaining momentum for your work, but when it comes down to it — every designer still needs to get paid. Marketing oneself is a task in […]

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March 8, 2010 2

Social Media Toolbox for Developers

By in Review

With the web centered around social media, there is huge potential for developers and designers to easily share, collaborate and find useful information. There are many great tools that help you in web and software development. Whether you are starting with web development or designing advanced applications, these tools and resources will be of great […]

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March 3, 2010 2

‘Freebie’ Marketing for Web Designers

By in Design, Web Design

Any designer must constantly be marketing themselves and their services for a steady flow of work, but marketing in itself can be time consuming; only taking away from a work day. To combat this issue, we as web professionals must become smart business people as well, which of course comes with smart marketing techniques. The […]

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March 2, 2010 9

Online Template Generators for Blogs and Websites

By in Web Design

Though there are many ready-made blog and web site templates available on the web, you might want to build your own unique custom design. Having a basic structure might make it easier to build the template. Following is a list of some of the best tools which enable you to create a basic framework so […]

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March 2, 2010 5

Design and Advertising Awards – Good or Bad?

By in Design

When I was a copywriting student, we were told that award shows and the advertising annuals that housed the winners were the aspiration of every designer and copywriter. Whenever we were stuck in a creative rut, clumsily fumbling along for a fresh new idea, our teachers would state religiously: “Read the annuals.” Then we would […]

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