Be Inspired By These Quotes On Creativity and Design

A collection of essential quotes on different aspects of design; the need for great design, how to achieve it, and the importance of innovation.

I really enjoyed reading through this collection of quotes on creativity and design. A selection of my favorites are below. My next goal is to start introducing them into my everyday working conversations. Continue reading “Be Inspired By These Quotes On Creativity and Design”

The New York Times: 2005 vs. 2013

A look at how the design of The New York Times website has remained remarkably consistent in the 8 years from 2005 to 2013.

I recently happened to stumble across a lost page of technology how-tos on The New York Times website that dates back to 2005.

For some reason, it hadn’t got redirected or redesigned, and I thought it was interesting to see how the design of the site has changed in the eight years since then.
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Worst Banner Ad Ever?

This banner ad represents the opposite of anything that would be considered best practice for banner ad design.

When you do a lot of remarketing, you’re always on the lookout for good banner ad designs and ideas. So, I couldn’t help but notice that this banner ad is the polar opposite to anything I would consider to be best practice for banner ad design. Continue reading “Worst Banner Ad Ever?”

Easily Create iOS and Android App Store Badges

Need to add an iOS or Android app store badge to your web page? These handy online tools from Apple and Google will save you time.

We’ve started adding app store badges to the web pages for our products that come with a smartphone app, and I wanted to make it easier to do so. Fortunately, I discovered that Apple and Google now provide badge generation tools to make this process easier than ever.
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Web Design Trends to Help You Spring Clean Your Resume

Google Trends shows how the world of the web designer is changing. Are you focusing on the right skills to be successful?

This post from Andy Budd on web design trends is fascinating as it shows how once popular terms such as information architecture and interaction design are falling out of favor when compared with UX design and responsive design.
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2012 US Election Maps: How the Media Presented the Results

I’m always interested in the different visual approaches that news outlets and other media organizations take to representing major news events, and this year’s presidential election was no exception. Continue reading “2012 US Election Maps: How the Media Presented the Results”

Good Online Advertising or Simply Bad Taste?

I came across this banner ad on Weather.com today from Travelers Insurance. Given that millions of people are likely to be pretty miserable over the next few days to weeks, I’m trying to decide if it is being responsive to the news of the day or is just in bad taste.

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Pandora vs. Raditaz: Which Online Radio Station Plays the Best Music?

I’m a long time Pandora listener, but I recently became aware of Raditaz, a competing roll-your-own online radio station, which offers 14,000,000 tracks compared with Pandora’s 900,000 along with a few other bells and whistles.

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