Posts Tagged ‘ modern web designs ’

Designer Spotlight: Interview with MoGraph & Branding Designer Fraser Davidson

http://www.noupe.com/design/designer-spotlight-interview-with-mograph-branding-designer-fraser-davidson.html

Today we have a new designer spotlight, where we interview and feature a member of the design and development community. In this installment, we shine that light on talented motion graphic designer and sports branding specialist Fraser Davidson. If you are not familiar with his work, then you are in for quite a treat (and just might find that you have seen some of his designs around the web before.

In his own words, Fraser is:

“An award winning London based, freelance Motion Graphic Designer, Animator and Director. He was previously Head of Motion Graphics at Mainframe, a Motion Graphics, VFX & Animation House.

Graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a BA in Graphic Design, Fraser has six years experience creating advertising, music videos and channel branding across many media. Fraser has had his work featured in a number of publications and has collected three International Promax Awards.

He is the writer and director of the multi-award winning Youtube series ‘The Alternative Rugby Commentary’ and has collaborated on projects with Australian comedian, Tim Minchin. These include animated short, ‘Popesong’ and the BAFTA nominated animation for his nine minute beat poem ‘Storm’. Directed by DC Turner and Produced by Tracy King”.

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How To Keep Up To Date As A Designer

Coffee Time

http://justcreativedesign.com/2011/10/20/how-to-keep-up-to-date-as-a-designer/

In this world of lightening fast development, professionals can find it hard to keep themselves up-to-date with the latest. Similarly, some designers who wish to stay updated, just don’t really know how to go about it.

22 Useful HTML5 CSS3 Form Tutorials

http://spyrestudios.com/22-useful-html5-css3-form-tutorials/

 

What Is HTML? The Anatomy of an HTML5 Document

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http://designshack.net/articles/html/what-is-html-the-anatomy-of-an-html5-document/

This is the second article in our series on the absolute fundamentals of web development. Our first article explained in detail what HTML is on a conceptual level. We looked at what a markup language is, what tags are and how HTML compares to other important pieces of the web development puzzle such as CSS.

Join us today as we move on and take a look at each basic piece of an HTML document. I’ll explain all that stuff at the top of an HTML file that confuses you and outline the basic structure that you’ll follow for creating your own HTML files.

The Ins and Outs of PHP Exceptions

Exceptions

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/the-ins-and-outs-of-php-exceptions/

Still returning false whenever a function in your program fails? In this article, we’ll learn about PHP exceptions, and how you can use them to soup up your application’s error handling.

Exceptions are special conditions, usually errors, that can occur or be explicitly made by a program. They connote that something entirely different from what was expected has occurred. In most cases, the situation requires that a special instruction set be done in order to mitigate a catastrophic system failure

Illustration Inspiration for the Weekend

On multiple occasions in the past, we have compiled the works of several artists to give our readers an extra dose of inspiration for the weekend. This post follows along that theme, only we are refining the inspirational artists to a particular medium, illustrators. So this installation is going to veer off a bit from its predecessors, but we promise the inspiration will still deliver.

Below is a showcase of some artists you may or may not have heard of before, but who’s work we couldn’t help but shine a light on. Their illustrations range in styles and depth, but all share one important trait; their ability to connect with viewers and inspire them. We hope you enjoy this illustration inspiration collection.

http://www.noupe.com/inspiration/illustration-inspiration-for-the-weekend.html

7 Photoshop tips for designing clean and modern websites

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2011/10/7-photoshop-tips-for-designing-clean-and-modern-websites/

Clean, elegant, and beautiful web design is often a matter of personal perspective. I look at hundreds of websites every week, and several of them stand out to me, but not all of them are necessarily effective.

Too often designers boil a concept down too far, producing a final design that is nothing more than text and a grid. While these minimal designs have their aesthetic appeal, particularly when paired with excellent typography, they risk falling short of notice.

Personal opinions aside, there are certain features of a design that allow it to be proudly labeled as clean or modern and enhance its usability and likability on a universal level. Simplicity is not a design trend, but rather an attribute of good design.

Photoshop grants us a versatile set of tools for creating depth and interest, and invites us to integrate subtle detail where we would leave a blank space. You need only a handful of these tools to infuse the qualities of modern design into a layout. By mastering them, you can create clean designs that express functionality clearly and effectively.