On Monday, three new art instruction books arrived and I’ve been spending this week reading different perspectives on guidance and instruction for those interested in botanical art, painting and illustration – and then writing three book reviews. Source: Three book reviews about Botanical Art and Illustration AdvertisementsRead More →


[Image: courtesy Pete Bingham] Lorem Ipsum. To most of us, it’s a passage of meaningless Latin that fills websites or brochure layouts with text while waiting on writers to fill it with real copy. And in fact, Lorem Ipsum was designed as nonsense from the beginning. Source: Finally, a smarterRead More →

Updated 7/26/2018: We’ve added even more info to this post. Enjoy! H ere at InVision, animated GIFs play a powerful part in our marketing and education. Heck, at one point in time, we even opted to use GIFs on our homepage instead of fancy code-based animations. Source: 7 tips forRead More →

When designing your own website, it typically requires you to craft a detailed plan for creating it and oftentimes finding people to assist with the project. Sometimes the website design takes no more than a week, but most of the time it takes longer. Source: Create an Effective Plan forRead More →

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  How do products become ‘sticky’? How do ad campaigns go ‘viral’? What differentiates genuinely successful businesses from those that fail? The meetup group ‘ Design Thinkers ‘ has run a series of talks and workshops on persuasive design, in Dublin over the last year. Source: Designing for PersuasionRead More →

disclosure: This is a paid advertorial with Corian® Design but all opinions expressed are my own. One of the hardest parts of a home renovation – particularly a kitchen renovation – is picking from the seemingly endless material options. Source: Corian Moodboard Maker #ADRead More →

Life isn’t static, and you always have to be ready to capture its fleeting moments. Thankfully, your camera has all the features you’ll need to freeze action like magic. Photo by Inés Álvarez Fdez Although you can rely on auto functions, learning the ins and outs of your device’s otherRead More →

Harry Potter unarmed is a great wizard. But armed with his phoenix feathered holly wood wand, he’s the G.O.A.T! You too may be a very talented graphic designer or digital artist, but by using the right tools the force of your talent can be multiplied exponentially. Source: The 20 bestRead More →

Summertime is here – at least in the northern hemisphere. And while our thoughts often turn to vacations and outdoor activities, this time of year is also a perfect opportunity to learn something new. Web design and development is ever-changing, with new techniques and technologies coming out all the time.Read More →

Your team is all spread out— your designers are working from Lisbon, your content team is in New York, and your project manager is in Argentina. How do you create a system that makes it simple to organize and plan large web projects? Source: 6 Ways to Collaborate for BetterRead More →

As every kid knows, making cool stuff is the fun part. You dump all of your toys on the floor, and sort through them until you find what you want, and make it all fit together to build a spaceship, or something. That’s the part everyone likes. Source: 5 TipsRead More →

If you follow this 10-step process, you’ll avoid the email mistakes that other marketers are making. June 20, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The following excerpt is from Susan Gunelius ’ book Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing for Business . Source: 10 TipsRead More →

In today’s video tutorial we’re going to create a bright neon sign effect using the powers of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. While it is possible to construct the entire artwork in Photoshop alone, Illustrator offers some useful tools for producing the initial layout with its vector shape building capabilities.Read More →

Sharing contacts between phones doesn’t yet seem to have taken over from handing out business cards, but if you want to keep things paperless there are a number of apps that allow you to scan a card and save it to your contacts. Most require some kind of manual edit,Read More →

Imagine being able to give a professional presentation to an audience that hangs on your every word. From start to finish, they’re captivated. Completely engaged and intrigued by what you’ve got to say. How great would that be? If you’ve got a presentation to deliver, I’m sure you think it’dRead More →

Right mobile form design can make a good result. The 5 most used mobile form design principles and examples will help you on user experience and wining market. When people enjoy the great convenience brought by mobile apps, it has virtually gone through various of mobile form design examples. Source:Read More →

If you’re still new to photography, you might be asking yourself quite often what kind of technical and artistic skills you need to develop first. Even though the road to excellent photography is long and unpredictable, there are a couple of skills that can help you understand what lies beneathRead More →