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How Simple, Classic Design Works

Explore what’s great about simple, classic webdesign in this article posted by Speckyboy.com!

“Apple pie has endured through the years because it’s something people easily understand. In the same way, a simple, classic design that doesn’t require your audience to think too hard to understand the message will still be relevant after years of fancy fluff and bad trends have come and gone.”


20 Actionable Tips to Build a Winning Visual Brand Identity

Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when trying to build a visual brand identity. More at Canva.com.

“Your brand identity is defined by how your audience perceives you. A long-standing analogy is to view your brand as a person. Let’s take it one step further and view your brand as a friend to your audience. And, instead of seeing your audience as a nameless, faceless crowd, focus on the one, ideal person that you’re targeting, or befriending, with your brand.”


New processor design could supercharge your smartphone

ARM has developed a new processor that will give your smartphone 3.5 times the power! Read more about it at Mashable.com!

“The Coretex-A72 has 3.5 times the power and is 75% more energy efficient than the previous generation of processor, the A15, ARM says. The processor will begin to ship with smartphones and tablets in 2016. ARM also introduced a new graphics processor, the Mali-T880, which the company promises will bring “console quality gaming” to mobile devices.”


Awesome Examples of Website Testimonials Done Right!

Check out these awesome examples of website testimonials, posted by Vandelay Design!

“Testimonials can be very powerful for helping to establish trust and encouraging visitors to buy, sign up, fill out a form, or take whatever action you are after. For websites and online businesses testimonials can be even more useful than traditional businesses because visitors are often skeptical or hesitant to trust someone online.”


Examples of Hidden Menus in Website Design

Here are a few examples of how to incorporate hidden menus in website design, posted by Designmodo!

“Use of a Navicon is a web design trend that forces us to take a look at navigation menus, their place in design and role in user experience. Although the concept does not diminish its significance and importance of navigation, it can provide designers and developers with more creative freedom.”


Inspiration – Beautiful Design Composition

Looking for a little print design inspiration? Check out these beautifully designed compositions posted by Abduzeedo.com!

“More and more the web is bringing back the classic principles of good graphic design with attention to typography and grid systems. Besides that it seems that the web is graduating from the phase where everything should be above the fold, where density is better than well organized and spaced out compositions.”


5 Ways to Use Shapes Creatively in Your Designs

Try incorporating shapes into your designs using these five creative tips, posted by Canva!

“Think outside the box and use shapes creatively in your designs. From framing your content to create emphasis to creating a unique text box, shapes are a simple tool that can be used to add professional effects to your designs.”


The 5 biggest stories from Microsoft’s Windows 10 event

Check out what’s new to come for Microsoft’s Windows 10, posted by Mashable!

“Microsoft’s Windows 10 event on Wednesday, one of the few major presentations from the company since CEO Satya Nadella took over from Steve Ballmer last year, delivered on the promise of showing us the future of the Windows operating system. But far from a mere bullet point list of new features, the event actually brought several exciting new developments, as well as a new product reveal that some are saying may give Microsoft the cool factor it’s been searching for in the face of mounting competition from the likes of Google and Apple.”


4 ESSENTIAL LAYOUT TRENDS FOR 2015

Watch out for these essential layout trends for 2015, posted by Webdesigner Depot!

“The web has changed a lot over the last decade, and at the same time it hasn’t changed at all. If we look back 10 years we will find that the web had a very common layout pattern at work across the bulk of sites. This go-to pattern consisted of a header, footer, sidebar and content area. It was the expected layout for the web.”


Online Magazine Website Layouts for Design Inspiration

Check out these lovely layouts for online magazine sites, posted by Webdesign Ledger!

“These designs should provide more than enough ideas for crafting usable widgets, content styles, links, and headlines. Featured images and other common magazine elements have become a staple in digital magazine layouts. These examples should provide a meaningful base to structure new magazine websites in the future.”


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