Branding is an important factor behind the success of all business. Whether you are selling a pen or a car, brand names work everywhere. People still prefer buying a Pelikan and a Toyota. This is because these names have grown up as big brands and people have started relating to them as synonyms for the products. Such is the impact of branding. Brand names always stand bright and up front.
People go for branded things, partly because of the quality and partly because of the name. Therefore, when Apple announces a product launch, people are excited and decide to get one long before they even use it. The same goes for an Oxford or Penguin publication. Such are the effects of brand names.
Like many people, I always say, "Never work for free." Like many people, I break that rule when it comes to a good cause or meeting women. So far, I’ve only been screwed… by the good causes, that is.
This winter, I spent three days working for a nationwide charitable initiative called "Give Camp." A very noble effort with some of the most talented people in town but there was a dark side – the clients. The charity identified several local organizations that needed their web sites redesigned and some applications for things like tracking volunteers and donations. We split into teams and for three days, designed, coded, and ate wonderfully bad food while putting our best efforts into helping a good cause.
One of the most common reasons for buying a camera is to capture those precious moments of children’s lives from the time they are born. Capturing regular moments of the children as they develop is something that will be valued for generations to come, so tackle the job with care.
Children, especially very young children are favorite subjects for most of us. However, photographing children may be very challenging. The first rule in children photography is that you should have love for the children. Otherwise you cannot expect to have anything remotely similar to Anne Geddes! (Anne is one of the most respected and successful photographer, who specializes in children photography, especially below 12 weeks of age!)
As you’ve already seen in our previous posts about Single Page Website Designs that showcasing your work in single page design is a hot trend now days. It's kind of ironic to see what designers can do with single pages as modern age designers love to experiment with things and observe how people interact with their work. Even though this is not a common trend to follow but still as the new design styles come up, and as more and more designers notice them and make use of them in their work, this kind of trends emerge.
In this presentation, you’ll find a variety of highly-creative, beautiful and most importantly inspirational designs which is following the same trend of single page designs.
Many of you have been wondering what happened to our site, why it was down and why we are not responding to emails related to InstantShift.com. In short, our website was hacked.
Because of this vicious attack, InstantShift.com has been down the last three days We have been continuously updating our status on our Twitter account (@instantshift), and everyone who follows us there is aware of the reason behind this downtime.
This attack happened to many other well-known sites in our niche, including css-tricks.com, kirupa.com and designshack.net.
To help you understand the situation, we have listed all the details related to this matter below in chronological order.
Graphic designers will already appreciate the important role of typography in delivering a message, and that throughout the ages the character and form of typography has often reflected the historical and political spirit of the epoch in which it was created.
While the use, context and meaning of different typefaces often changes over time, we would be doing a great disservice to the pioneering typographers of the past if we forgot the true origins and aims of the influential forms of type that have become milestones in graphic design’s rich history.