Predicting the evolution of web design is like trying to milk a male goat. Despite ever-changing design trends and techniques, purists and idealists maintain that the principles of great design are timeless. This is true to an extent, but the recent rapid and consistent development of the Internet across many dimensions and in diverse ways has to be taken into account.
The Internet has provided us with such a huge platform to innovate and break design barriers; it allows the designer to apply variations and to slightly modify existing trends in order to make their mark. Global access to every kind of tool and technique is at the heart of this creative revolution, allowing designers from all over the world to explore new possibilities.
Once Again, we’ve got something special for our community. InstantShift again came up with cool freebies giveaway as promised. This is our way of saying thanks to our readers for being part of the iShift community and helping us make it to where we are right now.
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Being one’s own boss is a lucrative profession for budding freelancers, but it has its own set of challenges. Being the boss implies that you take all the responsibility for your business. One lapse and you could ruin your reputation, without any guarantee that you’d have an opportunity for redemption.
One of the major challenges for the client of a freelancer is getting them to meet deadlines. Both parties have undoubtedly been witness to the deadline demon. I have had firsthand experience with this, having been the culprit on more than one occasion. Lucky for me, I was dealing with clients who were patient enough to cooperate and didn’t let me go. I learned my lesson and offer the following list so that you do not have to experience the lesson the same way I did.
John Warnock and Charles Geschke founded Adobe Systems Inc. in December of 1982. John was working at Evans & Sutherland, where he began developing a concept that would allow printers to print text and images from a computer. Warnock and Geschke formulated this concept in 1982, and Adobe was born with their first product, Postscript.
The company continued to focus on improving their font printing technologies until 1986, when Adobe Illustrator was born for the Macintosh. “Illustrator 88” was the first program to employ Bezier curves which allowed the most accurate vector drawings. In 1990, Adobe Photoshop was released to the public, bringing Adobe to the main stage.
Apps can save lives. Some make our lives easier, while others offer a cheap laugh. They help us get through boring meetings, providing us with more entertaining and stimulating tasks like slicing fruit, knocking over bird houses and transforming photos into artsy masterpieces. Without apps, how else could you see how you’d look 50 pounds heavier? Or in 30 years? Or as a zombie?
Yet the real life-changing stories involving apps come from the developers who birth them. The most popular apps go viral, selling like hotcakes and bringing in the bacon with no additional effort by their creators.
Whether you’re an app consumer or producer, here are some interesting stats about these hot little digital commodities.
Minimalism is the stripping down of a work of art, whether a design or a photograph, to its bare essentials in order to affect the viewer somehow. An image or photograph is made up of a combination of elements: light, shadow, shape, color, space and so on. When one or two of these elements are brought to the forefront of a piece and the others are subdued, the finished product could be called minimalist.
Minimalist web designs are simple and conservative. They are basic, without clutter. The perception of the audience overrules the personal expression of the designer. This doesn’t mean that creating a minimal design requires less effort or expertise than a traditional design. Although simplicity is key, understanding the laws of minimalist design and working within them are necessary.