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Pixlr for Desktop | Autodesk Pixlr

Pixlr for Desktop | Autodesk Pixlr | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
Pixlr has been a favorite online photo editor and mobile app for years. Get the same Pixlr experience with even more fun on your Mac or Windows computer.

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Ed Bremner's curator insight, March 3, 2015 6:56 AM

Yes, I enjoy using Pixlr on my phone....very much, but so often when I try out desktop versions of mobile apps, I am disappointed, but hey, I have downloaded it and lets see how we get on...

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A Simple Web App That Makes Designing Your Own Font A Cinch

A Simple Web App That Makes Designing Your Own Font A Cinch | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
Think you've got what it takes to design the next Helvetica? Prove it with this app.

 

http://www.metaflop.com/modulator

 


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5 Quick Tips About Images & Web Design

5 Quick Tips About Images & Web Design | Design and Tech | Scoop.it

Hard Won Lessons
I spent almost a million dollars of OPM (Other People's Money) learning these five lessons about images and web design, so lessons learned the hard way:

1. Portraits Are Powerful
Portrait images where the model looks directly at the camera, are powerful "welcoming" images great for home, about and category "splash" pages.

2. Babies are DYNAMITE - Use Carefully
Thanks to our ancient caveman brain we can't NOT look at babies. Problem is that is not a secret so babies are now overused to hock insurance, tires and shampoo. If you use a baby my preference is to have the baby looking AT something.

Visitors eyes go where the eyes of people (or babies) are looking, so point your baby image directly at an important Call-to-Action and bet your conversions go up.

3. People Talking To Each Other = DANGEROUS
There may be context where it makes sense for you to have an image where people in the image are huddled together, but I doubt it. If you have two people huddled and a third looking directly out at the camera the image works better.

We respect a huddle. We don't want to intrude, so your web image is working against your online marketing purpose. Your image says we are here having a conversation and YOU (visitor) aren't invited. Not a good idea.

4. People Sell Better Than Widgets, but...
I  prefer to tell human stories even about the most widgety widget, but people bring "like me" problems too. Every visitor is looking for "like me" signals. If you know your archetype and tribe well enough to risk it use images of people consistent with your understanding.

If you have a wide variety of customers and members best to avoid single archetype "like me" images. This is yet another reason I like portraits. Portraits are "universal" meaning the welcoming look directly at the camera removes some of the "must be like me to engage" requirements.

5. In Action Shots Use The MOVEMENT
If your image is riding a bicycle POINT the movement at something important. I don't like movement images as heroes (largest images on a page is called a hero), but I love them in "sub-hero" images because movement creates excitement and allows me to direct the visitor's eyes where we want them to go.

 

 


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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, July 25, 2014 8:48 AM

Having spent over a decade as a professional photographer, this is spot on! Of utmost interest to Experience Designers interested in persuasive design methodologies! 

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11 Steps to a Perfect Logo

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Spanish industrial designer Borja Acosta de Vizcaino has created a simple guide that teaches readers how to create the perfect...
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You Might Not Need jQuery

Examples of how to do common event, element, ajax and utility operations with plain javascript.
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UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals

UX Crash Course: 31 Fundamentals | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
My New Year’s Resolution for 2014 was to get more people started in User Experience (UX) Design. I posted one lesson every day in January, and thousands of people came to learn!
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Unfolding Menu Animation ~ WebDesignCrowd.com

Unfolding Menu Animation ~ WebDesignCrowd.com | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
Learn to create a cool unfolding menu animation. Two panels swing forward to reveal a submenu for the links in the menu using CSS3 transforms: Rotate.
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14 Design Trends for 2014

14 Design Trends for 2014 | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
Just as we did a year ago, I'm kicking off 2014 with a list of design trends I expect to gain ground over the next twelve months.
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JS: The Right Way

A quick reference to best practices for writing JavaScript -- links to code patterns and tutorials from around the web
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How to Design for iPhone 6 Plus | via @ThinkApps

How to Design for iPhone 6 Plus | via @ThinkApps | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
UX designer shares tips on designing for the iPhone 6 Plus and other phablets.
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Every 25-Year-Old In America Should See This Chart

Every 25-Year-Old In America Should See This Chart | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
Compound interest is what separates the rich from the richer.
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Here's 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC. Go Wild. [Video]

Here's 8 Hours Of Google Developer Day At GDC. Go Wild. [Video] | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
Google held (and livestreamed) its Developer Day at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco yesterday. The recording, which is over 8 hours long, is …
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2014 Mobile Trends

In this webinar replay, Julie reveals the myths and predictions for top mobile trends in 2014, how smart businesses will transform to adopt to these trends, ...
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Kalei Styleguide - CSS Living Style guide

This project aims at making sure your style sheets are fully documented whilst being synchronized with your webpages styles. To do this it actually uses your live stylesheets in so that at anytime you can review how your styleguide looks.
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What The Future Of Cloud Computing Means For Web Designers • Inspired Magazine

What The Future Of Cloud Computing Means For Web Designers • Inspired Magazine | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
Cloud computing is one of the latest technologies that have come to change the way people interact with the web. Cloud computing accords you the chance to
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The 100 best free fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq

The 100 best free fonts | Typography | Creative Bloq | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
We've scoured the web to present you with a fine and varied selection of free fonts. Including scripts, serifs, and a range of ligatures, these fonts will give you greater flexibility in your designs, and add to your arsenal of design tools. This list represents the 100 best free fonts we've found in a variety of styles.
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Stock photos that don’t suck — Medium

Stock photos that don’t suck — Medium | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
Finding great stock photos is a pain. You’re left with either low-res amateur photos, people wearing cheesy headsets, or photos that are…
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This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible

This Apple iWatch Concept Design Is Simply Incredible | Design and Tech | Scoop.it
A designer took a stab at what the still-speculative watch might look like and how it might be able to make calls.
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