What ultimately sells books? A catchy title and an attractive cover design. Yes, that’s right! Most people do judge books by their covers. No matter how great the story is or how informative a guide, people will rarely pick out and want to read a book with a bad cover design. So, if your book has a bad cover design, there is little hope of it becoming a bestseller! I think I can confidently say that the most important part of your book is the cover. Continue reading
Okay, I’ll admit it… I drool every time I lay my eyes on an iPhone! And to think that I hadn’t quite finished drooling over the first phone, when Apple came out with the newiPhone 3G. Steve Jobs unveiled the latest version of the popular handset at the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2008 amidst hundreds of developers and attendees and a roaring applause.
And the new iPhone looks so good. The headphone jack is flush with the body, which is now thinner at the edges. Jobs said at the conference that there were really three parts to the n Continue reading
I have seen people doing some really interesting things with their business cards. The basic use of a business card is to give a person your contact details. However, if the business card is unique, the person you give it to is sure to remember you. A great business card can draw a person to your business, support your brand image and make a lasting impression. Continue reading
A lot of you have asked yourselves what are the skills that separate the best designers from the rest. Continue reading
Even with the technology today (CGI effects) animated movies stay on the top of the favorite movies lists not only for kids but also for adults. Check out these 30 animated movies that have become one of the people’s favorites. Also see who are the people behind them, designing leaders, teams and companies responsible for their excellent design. Continue reading
Okay, so what is a vector design anyway? An image is made up of dots. The closer the dots are to each other and the smaller the dots are, the higher would be the resolution. Often, when you enlarge an image, it becomes hazy. However, this problem does not occur with vector graphics. What vector graphics do to achieve this is to store the lines, shapes and colors of the image as mathematical formulae. So, even when an image is enlarged, these mathematical formula would be used to construct the image, resulting in a high quality image.
Imagine if you wanted to showcase your company’s products and you could let the user enlarge the image for better viewing without reducing the resolution of the image! Vector designs are gaining popularity, since it adds great value in displaying products and maps, for interior designers and architects and especially for screen printing on T-shirts.
Here are some resources that offer free vector designs. You just have to try them out!
Vecteezy – This site has some really cool vector designs for you. You can get more than 500 designs to download, absolutely free! The site is updates very regularly. So, keep checking for new vector designs.
GoMedia Feed Vectors – This site offers vector packs. So, you can download a pack at a time and get several vector designs. You can also buy vector designs from this site.
Freevectors – Check out this gallery of free vector graphics! All the images on this site are free for personal use and a lot of them are free for commercial use as well.
Vector Portal – This is a great place to find a lot of information about vector graphics as well as find free vector images. The stock is huge, so check out the site when you have a lot of time on your hands.
EduPlace – You can download these vector designs for personal or classroom use. The site offers an extensive collection of maps.
Designing a website can be very complicated. Creating a good design could cost you an arm and a leg. If you wish to have web presence, but do not want your investment into it (either in terms of time or money) to be very high, you could opt for using templates. Web design templates are particularly useful for web design companies. A web design system will help you to save time in Continue reading
I wrote a post last, Breakdown Time of the Modern Web Design Continue reading
An artist is probably the most powerful person on earth. He can use his imagination to convey messages, stir up emotions or change one’s mood, without even uttering a word. Like a magician, the artist can transport a person into a different world. Continue reading
A calendar is a necessity… probably can’t do without it. But have you ever thought of it as something that can have such an attractive design that it also serves as a decoration piece? Most calendars have more or less the same design. The month is in bold on top and the days are in a grid form below. But does it always have to be like that? Continue reading