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Finnish Photographer Shoots Real Life Angry Birds, And We Can’t Finish Looking At Them – Design You Trust

Ossi Saarinen is a nature photographer based in Finland. He has been photographing different types of wild animals in Finnish nature but his bird photos always the ones making everyone “awww”. Somehow many birds appear in his photos as real-life versions of Angry Birds. They are grumpy, cute and funny at the same time. From blue tit, long-tail tit to breaded reedling, all become perfect models in his photos and show their own characteristics. Even they look so angry, people…

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Shadows in Web Design – 1stWebDesigner

After the shift away from skeuomorphism to flat design a few years ago, elements such as drop shadows were all-of-a-sudden deemed obsolete. As flat design slowly evolved back into something less severe, it has begun to implement aspects from formerly popular design trends. Shadows have been the obvious development here as they contrast beautifully with minimal design styles and flat design elements. In this article, we are going to review a selection of the very finest current implementations of shadows…

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4 Ways to Contrast Elements in Website Images

By Julia Blake 4 hours ago in Design 0 Contrast in web design is an extremely useful way to distinguish certain elements in website images and set them apart. In simple terms it involves differentiating the visual properties of certain elements so that they stand out. If you use image contrast effectively, you should be able to emphasize and draw attention to specific elements in your website images. To do that…

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Will Future Fonts change the way we buy typefaces?

A new site has launched that offers exciting new opportunities for type designers and buyers, and could revolutionise the way we buy and sell fonts. Future Fonts is a marketplace for work-in-progress fonts, where you can buy workable early versions of the newest typefaces for bargain prices. The long – and therefore expensive – process of designing a full typeface makes it an unsustainable venture for many creatives. And the (justifiably) high prices of the resulting work can put off…

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Google Announces Flutter – Mobile UI Framework

This year’s Barcelona Mobile World Conference comes with a big announcement from Google: Flutter, the open-source mobile UI framework released in May 2017, is out of alpha. The framework allows developers to build native interfaces for both Android and iOS. Flutter brings together the best of two worlds, performance and platform integrations of native mobile with the rapid development and multi-platform reach of portable UI toolkits. Plus, it’s built with Dart! According to Google, developers building mobile apps will enjoy…

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How to Create a Successful Sales Campaign on Your eCommerce Website

As a small business owner, you have an arsenal of tools at your disposal to welcome new customers, and convert existing patrons into loyal buyers. And actually, some of the most useful are also the most obvious. Take sales, for example. Whether they come in the form of a discount, a “2+1” deal or a free shipping coupon, there are many sales campaigns that you can offer on your eCommerce website. Any sale is a win for your customers, but a…

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Accessibility testing for beginners • Yoast

Far from pretending to be a complete list of all the available accessibility evaluation tools, these are just some of the tools I use on a daily basis. Browser with styles disabled I’m an old-school guy and I like simple things. Before using any specialized tool, I often use my browser to check a website without any visual “distraction”. The quality and semantics of HTML, the content structure and organization, the logical grouping of related user interface controls, etc.; they’re…

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6 trail-blazing design graduates you should know

Some of the most exciting speaker sessions of Design Indaba 2018 came from the global graduates. Throughout the three-day creative conference, 10 hand-picked young designers – all of whom are making waves in their respective fields – took to the stage to share their ground-breaking design work. Here, we bring you six of our favourite projects and introduce you to the designers behind them. Make a note of their names: these are tomorrow’s design stars and you’ll likely be seeing…

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