The Back of Popular Webpages

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Have you ever wondered what the back of a popular webpage looked like? Me neither. Nonetheless, I found this project very clever.   See them all on backofawebpage.com Via Subtraction… Read more

The Shady Side of Design Blog Monetisation

Filed under: Branding, Logo Design, Opinion 16
spam

Every now and then I like to throw an opinion out there on Facebook or Twitter, and gauge the reaction from my followers. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they disagree, but it always helps me to achieve some perspective on a particular issue. A few weeks ago, I sent out this Facebook post: While I admit the post was a tad melodramatic, I stand by it. In my opinion, Google AdSense has no place on a design blog. It’s spammy, kills… Read more

Redesigning the Twitter Bird Logo

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Designer and illustrator, Phil Pascuzzo on redesigning the Twitter bird logo. Biz (Twitter Co-founder) had sent over the bird mark that he designed, which Twitter was using at the time. I think he said something to the effect of “can you redesign this logo and add some Phil-style.”  Being a Twitter newbie, I did some research and asked friends that used this communication tool so that I had a better idea of what the product was. Giving the mark more… Read more

Essential Logo and Identity Design Resources on Twitter

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Twitter

When I first started using Twitter, I had no idea how to find the best logo and identity designers to follow. I knew some of the more well-know identity design bloggers were on Twitter, however there were many other people and resources that took months to discover. The goal of the list below is to become a comprehensive resource of logo and identity design resources on Twitter. It will be updated frequently. The list has been split into three categories.… Read more

The Ultimate Productivity Tip for Logo Designers

Filed under: Logo Design, Opinion 22
Ultimate Productivity Tip for Logo Designers

Picture this. You sit down in front of your computer in the morning, eager and ready to get some work done. Suddenly, you realise that a couple of hours have passed and you are still on TweetDeck, trawling though Google Reader and checking emails. You wonder to yourself, what on earth happened to the last 3 hours… I am sure that the situation above will sound familiar to many of you. It was a regular problem for me, that was… Read more

Selfish Self Promotion

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Selfish self promotion

When is it OK to straight out ask someone to promote your content? You know, send someone an email or tweet and say something like “Hey, I wrote this really cool article, can you help me promote it? http://bit.ly/bO2hMo ” I am not sure if there is a cut and dry answer, however I believe there are many bloggers who are going about it the wrong way. Self Promotion or Self Demotion? Not a day would go by that I… Read more

How Can We Improve the Design Community?

Filed under: Opinion, Posts 64
distraction

The amount of noise in the online design community is incredible. By noise, I mean distraction. Distracting content that is just whizzing around in cyberspace not really adding any value to anyone or anything. Actually there is so much noise, that it is almost deafening. Due to this, it is becoming increasingly difficult to filter out what is useful from what is, well…rubbish. Think about it. There are already countless design blogs, and dozens more being launched everyday. There are… Read more

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