The Cover Story

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

Introducing The IPhone 2.0

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

6 Basic Tips On How To Improve Your Website Design

This sucks! Are you saying this to yourself every time you look at your website? Sometimes it can be rather challenging to create what you really want your website to look like. And you may not want to give away hundreds of dollars to a professional for making your website look good. Don’t despair! Here are some simple tips that can really improve your website. Continue reading

Top 30 Animated Movies

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

5 Resources For Free Vector Designs

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.

Design Your Website To Hold User Attention

It was a Sunday and I had been reading a book for over four hours. It was one of those cant-put-it-down type thrillers. And then I started thinking… Why is it that a single book can hold my attention for four continuous hours, while a single website could not achieve that? There are several websites and blogs with really good content. So, why is it that my attention span ranged from anywhere between two minutes to twenty? Continue reading