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Lithuanian studio Boy’s bold, brilliant restaurant branding

We don’t often cover graphic design from Lithuania, and we’re chuffed to have discovered Boy Studio; an agency making some really stunning work and with a superb identity of its own. We can’t get enough of the unusual interplay of typefaces on the Boy website, offset by a gorgeous paler-than-millennial pink, a murky green, and an overarching sense of play. The studio describes itself as “having a core purpose of doing the best creative work,” and refreshingly rails against “overused industry…

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NIX Solutions Tells Why Responsive Design Is a Must for a Website in 2018

NIX Solutions is one of the biggest Ukrainian IT companies providing outsourcing services all over the world. Web design is a popular service among their clients. KHARKIV, Ukraine, December 15, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Many businesses don’t understand that web design is not just for desktop platforms — the blossom of mobile devices slowly moves laptops and computers away from the private life of users. NIX Solutions specialists have a wide experience in web design and will be happy to share their deep…

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Today’s Special: four decades of street photography reveal how New York has changed

Born and raised in Brooklyn and now living in Manhattan, Jeff Rothstein is a quintessential New York photographer who has tirelessly chronicled the evolving city’s life on the streets. To celebrate four decades of his work, a new book, Today’s Special, has been published, featuring photos of people going about their lives – some famous, most anonymous – as well as a cityscape of littered sidewalks and dilapidated buildings set against modern skyscrapers. The shots were taken between 1969 and…

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How to Perform User Research — SitePoint

Knowing who your users are is crucial to any design process, and user research plays a vital role in that. User research consists of a whole range of different tools and techniques, but what underpins them all is gathering useful information about who your users are and what they want to achieve. When you know what they want to achieve, you can help them achieve it. Research isn’t only about asking users what they like or hate, but establishing cold,…

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Creating Cue Files from Markdown

Pretty specific, huh? While we’re going to do exactly what the title says, this post is more about a learning exercise and an example of getting help on the internet. My podcast editor, Chris Enns, is always looking for ways to improve his work and make podcasting better. One kinda cool way to do that is to offer “chapters” so that people can jump around in a podcast to specific points. Through TimeJump, we already offer that on the website…

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How to quickly sketch hands

To draw hands, you need to look past the complexity of the hand’s anatomy and recognise simple rules that will help you draw from a model or even your own imagination. Although they’re notoriously tricky to get right, there are some sketching tips and tricks you can use. To help you, in this short tutorial we’ll break the process down into four simple steps to create a quick sketch. We’ll start by exploring the structure of the hand, and then…

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10 reasons to visit Rotterdam in 2018

Thinking about where to go for a city break next year? Add Rotterdam to your list. The Netherlands city is a paradise for art and design lovers with plenty of cultural attractions and events to enjoy and explore. Rotterdam certainly isn’t anywhere, as the Beautiful South might have once sang, it’s going places. Here, we round-up 10 reasons why you absolutely must visit Rotterdam in 2018. 1. OBJECT: 9-11 February The annual contemporary design fair, which takes place during Art…

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6 Steps to Create Long-Form Blog Content

So, you want to create long-form content for your blog, that’s posts with more than 2,000 words, how do you go about it? SerpLogic share their 6-step process in this infographic. Here’s a quick summary: Outline your goals Decide on gated vs non-gated Select your topic Choose your writer Format your content with conversions in mind Outline your content promotion strategy Check out their infographic for more detail.   Mark is the Founder and Managing Director of Red Website Design,…

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Work Through Differences to Get Good Graphic Designs

Synergy is a beautiful thing. But what happens when it turns ugly? In business, creative projects- like logo and web design- can be a delicate process. By nature, design is a compromise. Art is unapologetic; design is democratic. Good design provides a solution and client interaction is key. The design process must be a conversation. Because of vast differences of opinion on design, conflict is ever present. Misunderstandings are inevitable when clients and designers don’t speak each other’s language. How…

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Artist illustrates bot-written Harry Potter chapter

The Harry Potter book series has spawned some amazing spinoffs over the years. And while the likes of the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films and stage play The Cursed Child are a legitimate expansion of the series, a pastiche chapter written by a bot has tickled the internet’s funny bones this week thanks to its peculiar turns of phrase that ape the style of the wizarding world’s author, JK Rowling. Created by Botnik Studios, the short…

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