Sunday, 21 June 2015

How To Overcome Creative Stalemates

Any time you've been looking through directories of design or other publications, keep up on what's happening in the industry, when it happens to a working group of the most creative and technically competent strides than anything I've done so far?

I do not mean a little better - I'm talking about working in a completely different stratosphere well.

I know I have. More times than I'd care to admit now. But stop for a minute to consider why this happens. You're a creative person. It creates for a living - so why your work is seems to hit a 'glass ceiling' creative occasionally, and his colleagues think you are surpassing light years?

I will explore some of the reasons that designers can knock creative stagnation and what you can do to get beyond its limited design.

You keep looking at the same subject

This happens in all creative disciplines, from design to the fine art of writing music. Creative people tend to see a lot of creative work they like, and tend to avoid work they do not like or understand very well.

While this is normal, it has the unfortunate side effect of making your job boring and generic. As a command input into a computer, which is what comes out. So if you only eat a certain type of work, that's all you're going to have to base their creativity.

Expand your horizons design. Read new things and see new genres of art and design that normally you would not mind. You never know where you'll find inspiration. Even something as strange as natural phenomena or Sky Mall catalogs, you can unleash a creative storm in his brain.

Bad Design Makes You Sad

It's true: glaring design work is depressing. And when you're sad, it is less likely to produce good work. A few years ago, I went through a period of wondering if I still wanted to be a designer more as my job and all the work I was seeing seemed to be stuck in mediocrity.

It was not until I stumbled upon a treasure of incredible work being put out by my colleagues that my enthusiasm for the design came back, and plunged headlong into a new creative project.

We humans, being social animals, we tend to imitate everything we see our fellow humans do. If people around you are doing wrong, boring, boring work, which not only will begin to adopt the mindset that the design is boring, you will also begin to imitate that kind of work. Do not get caught in that trap. Look great job and be inspired by it.

You have bad taste

Ira Glass famously that "taste is why your work disappoints." I would say it's worse if your job did not disappoint him because that would mean that the taste is not good enough to know when your job is bad.

This is another reason why it is so important to get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself to look at new CAS-002 dumps and different work.

This applies even if what is next is worse than what you've been looking for. It can actually be a good thing, because at least you know that there is something worse than no. Crappier only to find work, your taste and ability to separate right from wrong have improved.

The secret to truly original designs

Good. Now that we have reviewed some of the reasons why people run into brick walls of inspiration, I'll just come out and tell you how to create more original designs. Ready?

The secret of originality is to do things that are completely unrelated to the design. When you travel, read a book, painting, cooking, playing an instrument, learning a language, write a short story, or play a sport that is doing more to enhance their quality of life in general. You're actually giving your brain a much needed creative thinking about their problems rest.

Many people think that simply can "break through" through a challenging design problem, but this is especially true. All you'll end up doing is wearing yourself out, and so-called "creative block" will be closer to being solved. Often, a simple break from the workstation will fire these creative neurons and give an avalanche of new ideas.

When you're busy doing something else, it does not mean your brain has stopped thinking about the creative challenge. By contrast, still chewing back - only now you're dealing with something else and leaving her to really think.

Upon return to it, like a download runs in the background on your computer, your brain has worked its way through the maze and reach a new solution.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Freebie: Responsive Sports Icon Set (40×4 Icons, AI, CSH, PNG, PSD, Sketch, SVG)

Free icons are always great to liven up our work with minimal effort. Today, we are delighted to launch a free set of 40 sports icons in four styles and six formats. Each icon in this set comes in four styles: flat color, glyph palette Google materials, and the dashed line. In addition, icons are transformed line of response in four sizes, comprising a single icon on each breakpoint. Thus, details are adjusted according to the size, preserving the style and identity of the icons.

All icons are included in six formats: AI, PSD, SVG, PNG, CSH and Sketch. We have optimized the SVG format, producing very light and small files to improve their websites and applications' performance. It also facilitates the creation of web fonts much easier. The set is still in its infancy with a lot more icons currently in production. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.

Each icon in the set is called and is filed in the appropriate folder, making the search for icons very easy.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Web Design: The Fast Track To Optimizing User Experience And Visibility

Graphic design once existed as a single entity for commercial activity, a form of static visual communication through the use of typography, space and imagery.

While the role of graphic design not initially changed with the advent of the Internet and website development, graphic design soon evolved to meet the demands of screen-based applications, and this progress continues in order to meet the changing demands.

Design-driven user experience

Graphic design can see that they have really evolved, and is now integrated into the infrastructure of the very modern, skillfully constructed websites. Now not only simple static graphics or brand identity is offered, but in the heart of the great user experience and visibility of the site itself.

Today and in expert hands, web design really offer facilities like web browsing, based on actions to design web response (RWD) or high performance search engine optimization (SEO) networks.

It's intuitive, stupid

High quality, well designed graphical navigation involves not only intuitive navigation panel or button design, and therefore a good user experience, and it also impacts on other grounds.

These include SEO, graphic design, where the navigation button, your naming convention over the fate of the button, we all know that the search bots to crawl your website. For example, if the button is embedded in an image, the robots do not drag most images, making navigation appointment carefully crafted will be invisible.

What will be swept under these circumstances is the alternative label (alt tag) and this could easily reduce their search rankings and website visibility.

Now you see ...

But the issue is not limited visibility to the naming conventions navigation and alt tag. Some search engines now occupy more compatible websites to mobile search rankings than conventional desktop sites.

This means that you need to design using RWD design techniques and technologies. RWD Web design techniques to create websites designed to provide optimal user experience in a wide range of devices, from desktops through tablets, to mobile phones.

RWD websites are designed to fit graphics to a display device using determined based on the proportion and flexible images to provide a simple and very visible navigation content easy to read, and with minimal scrolling, panning and networks size switching.
Words and pictures

While web design technologies and design techniques discussed here will deliver a great user experience, they cannot save you from other issues that revolve around the visibility of the site.

While on-page SEO relates to the content of text instead of web design, content that is shown through graphic design can be critical to the aesthetics of web design, but is also key to the visibility of the site.


As most marketers know, techniques are known in the SEO pages for maximum visibility, and these include securing key phrases appear in areas such as headlines and the first parts of paragraph and sentence.

However, this key should be embedded SEO content critical in an image for aesthetic effect, the words become invisible to the search engine robots and die, which significantly reduces the search rankings of your website.

Therefore, a good web design is much deeper than purely aesthetic. While still a graphic medium, web design can make or break your website in terms of user experience and search visibility.

A good web design begins with a graphical input, but to be truly successful, web design reaches virtually all areas of marketing communication.