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Web Design: What's Next With Smarts & Surprises via @jowitaziobro

Web Design: What's Next With Smarts & Surprises via @jowitaziobro | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Smart Web Design Trends Post
@jowitaziobro taught our team some important ideas about what's next in #webdesign this morning. She states her goal as digging deeper than the usual suspects in web trends and she succeeds. Here are her 7 What's Next in Web Design Trends:

1. Gestures are the new clicks.

2. The "Fold" is dead (longer swipe-y pages see #1).

3. Websites are quicker users too (so lack of speed kills).

4. Pixel is dead (we used to limit our image sizes and "weight" with the web's advanced caching and Content Delivery Networks no need for such limitations anymore).

5. Animation is back (and about to be in a big way).

6. Components and frameworks are the new design and programming (need to reread and think on this one some).

7.  Social Media is dead long live "direct" email. 

Great post for a Monday. Hell great post for any day. Well done Jowita. Rock on. Marty  

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Web Design Bleeding Edge: China

Web Design Bleeding Edge: China | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
In this article, Kendra Schaefer examines the things all web professionals should know before swan-diving into the Chinese market, including how mobile-only social platforms have become the revolutionary new frontier of Chinese web design, and who’s designing beautiful websites in China today.
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Cool post. China is ahead of us on MOBILE leaving "Mobile First" for "mobile only" and they take more web design risks that pan out more often than you think.

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30 Black And Blue Web Designs Inspire [examples]

30 Black And Blue Web Designs Inspire [examples] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Details of the website as featured within CoolHomepages web design inspiration gallery.

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Blue is a great color. There is a reason blue is many of your visitor's favorite color. Online blue is soothing, easy on the eyes and beautiful against black. My favorite is the UK design "un.titled.co.uk" (used as the image above).

Love using opacity to "hide" things in plain view as that kicks in the curiosity of visitors and gets the click. Current Un.titled site isn't as interesting or special as the design noted here. . Love blue online and these examples show why.

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10 Web Designs Inspire Including "Names For Change" From Durham Urban Ministries

10 Web Designs Inspire Including "Names For Change" From Durham Urban Ministries | Design Revolution | Scoop.it




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10 Great 2014 web design examples here. My favorite is the Urban Ministries of Durham "Names for Change" site created by McKinney (I think) right in my backyard (live in Durham, NC).  Great idea and execution.

Durham Urban website
http://umdurham.org/

Names for Change site
https://www.namesforchange.org/



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Ever Heard of Rubik Cubism By Graffiti Artist Invader? Video explains

Rubik Cubism
The French graffiti artist invader figured how to create art using Rubik Cubes. Wonder how we could use this idea online in web design?

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BLACK in Web Design 50 Examples Inspire via Speckboy

BLACK in Web Design  50 Examples Inspire via Speckboy | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
A common misconception is that black is thought of as a color in the same way that red, blue, purple or even green are. In actual fact, black is the complete absence of all color...
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This post reminds me of something I read about Andy Warhol.. "With Warhol there is always BLACK," the author said and went on to explain that it was Warhol's awesome use of black that made him a great artist.

Black is tough online. But here are 50 examples of how black can HELP not hurt web design.

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Dr. Dre's Web Design Tips

Dr. Dre's Web Design Tips | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Beats By Dre Web Design Lessons
A friend shared the impressive NEWSJACK Dr. Dre and his Internet markeing team pulled off last week. Beats By Dre (http://www.beatsbydre.com ) has some cool web design tricks to steal too such as:

* Consistent images across channels (the Richard Sherman image rode the crest of the wave created by his "controversial" statements after last Sunday's game).
* HUGE RED BUY NOW Call To Action on the home page.
* Hero moves but does so SLOWLY so it isn't jarring.
* They've programmed their Richard Sherman page so his picture matches to every style, something I bet the site does for all celebrity endorsements (cool and NEW).
* Their social buttons are a little low for my taste, but they are well labeled as the "Beats Army" and every major social net is there and they are robust and fresh on all social nets.
* I like how they handle the colors too via the small swatches.

All in all a great ecommerce site in support of one of the best NEWSJACKS I've seen (see my notes on Dr. Dre's multi-channel attack of the web here:   http://sco.lt/8bJiDJ

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Making Modern Art Mobile at MoMA

Making Modern Art Mobile at MoMA | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
The Museum of Modern Art goes mobile with MoMA Audio+, a new interactive platform to enhance visitors' museum experience.
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Cool thinking here by MoMA's design team as they redesigned an old museum tour audio model from stem to stern.

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Levis Make Your Mark A Magnificent Social Media Marketing Mess

Levis Make Your Mark A Magnificent Social Media Marketing Mess | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Levi Make Your Mark A Magnificent Mess
When I studied art at  +Vassar College Alton Pickens, my professor, would never say something sucked. He would say…
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Patrick Townsend's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:46 AM

Levis "make your mark" is great way to show perional style!

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Graphic Design Inspirational Sources #33

Graphic Design Inspirational Sources #33 | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
a weekly article intended to always follow the trends happening in the world of graphic design and visual arts

Via Yesta Desamba, Adriana Montoya
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I love the bridge here between two of my favorite topics - visual art and graphic design.

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Yesta Desamba's curator insight, December 17, 2012 2:01 PM

Graphic Design sources #33

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20 Resources for Beginner Designers & Developers | Resources

20 Resources for Beginner Designers & Developers | Resources | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Getting started in the world of design can be both thrilling and intimidating. Sometimes, you feel like you just don’t have the tools or skills you need to

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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I found some of the resources listed here helpful and I created my first website in 1999. Great Scoop by Brian Yanish (a FOM and a MUST FOLLOW @MarketingHits)

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Web 3.0 Design Inspirations Pinterest Board From @Pupixel

Web 3.0 Design Inspirations Pinterest Board From @Pupixel | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Showcase of web 3.0 web sites (html5, css3, parallax, ecc...)

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Great board from @Pupixel (an Italian web designer) sharing examples of web design leading the way to Web 3.0 - a semantic real time web.

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dafont.com cool free graffiti fonts

dafont.com cool free graffiti fonts | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Archive of freely downloadable fonts. Browse by alphabetical listing, by style, by author or by popularity.
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Love the cool graffiti fonts from dafont.com.

Find the font in the image here: http://www.dafont.com/theme.php?cat=606&page=2

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Make Your Blog Look Like A Mobile App - Curagami

Make Your Blog Look Like A Mobile App - Curagami | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Jetpack's cool icon feature creates, adds & shares a mobile app like icon & link for your blog on you & your customers smartphones for free. 

Why do this? Because coolest thing since sliced bread to hit your customers is their smartphones. Getting your blog linked there is ONLY a good thing for your content marketing, community building and ecommerce.  

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MoMA Web & Graphic Design = Great Teachers

MoMA Web & Graphic Design = Great Teachers | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Want To Learn Graphic Design?
Don't know about you but I learn best now by doing. I'm too old to sit in a classroom and listen. If I can't Tweet, G+ and Scoop I don't learn. I love the approach for how we train doctors for learning Internet marketing:

* Watch One.
* Do One.
* Teach One.

That last phase, teaching, is where whatever you are trying to do becomes solid and real. This is why social media, blogging and great tools like G+ are so valuable. We can share, teach, learn simultaneously.

When I created my first website in 1999 we couldn't afford to hire anyone. I learned photoshop and enough HTML to be dangerous and we set off on a journey.

Marshal McLuuhan was right. Today the medium is the message, so marketers need to speak graphics too or be too far behind (waiting on someone to create something). If you want to learn great graphic and web design FOLLOW, READ and LEARN FROM the Museum of Modern Art's design team.

Not a huge surprise MoMA would have a rockin design team, but more than brilliant designers these guys share and play well with others too and that was a tad unexpected. I would become a snotty jerk if my designers were good enough to work for MoMA.

Friends are laughing now. I know I will NEVER reach such graphic design heights, but that's okay because I know and can learn from great design when I see it (as can you). MoMA design rocks and they share so learn from these gifted artists / designers.


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10 Top Flat Webdesigns Inspire

10 Top Flat Webdesigns Inspire | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Great examples of flat webdesigns. Flat looks better as responsive design another way of saying it looks better on phones and pads. My faves here are the doesn't seem flat Beagle Ship and the Boldial WP theme.

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Picasso At The Beach and The NEW Art of Web Design

Picasso At The Beach and The NEW Art of Web Design | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

PicassoHead App
Sharing this cool "draw a "Picasso Head" app (my PicassoHead http://www.picassohead.com/?id=5290a28#.VBCfth1bqjo.twitter ) to illustrate a few of our favorite web design concepts such as:

* DO LESS and let them DO MORE (them = customers, visitors, advocates_.
* GALLERIES ROCK - especially when your gallery is chock a block full of User Generated Content (UGC).
* Engagement Rocks - do you have a tool that is fun to use AND promotes positive site heuristics such as time on site, pages viewed, lower bounce?
* Every product, idea or website starts about the creators and must become about those who visit and love it.
* People love what THEY create and contribute more than what you do.
* This means all web design is or will be about collaboration.

We love the simplicity of this little app, but the even COOLER riff came from our confirming email. This is the email that shares the link where my Picasso At The Beach drawing lives (linked from this post http://www.picassohead.com/?id=5290a28#.VBCSuy4Lksk.twitter ) and where this little pitch lived:

"This summer check out Picasso Looks at Degas at the Clark in Williamstown, MA. You won’t want to miss this groundbreaking, Clark-exclusive exhibition that is the first to look at Pablo Picasso’s deep fascination with Edgar Degas.

http://www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/picasso-degas/ "

Wow, cool idea. Create a little art based app and sell related links in the confirmation email. That's brilliant marketing, subtle marketing and the art of web design. Kudos to Picassohead creators RFI Studios, http://www.rfistudios.com.

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Funky Webdesign Ideas [some great, some horrible]

Funky Webdesign Ideas [some great, some horrible] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
If you spend enough time online, it's surprising how much most websites start to look alike. Sure, there are variations, but to a large extent, web design is

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Wow, some cool web design ideas here and some HORRIBLE ones. I like Wolf & Badger: https://www.wolfandbadger.com/ Current site doesn't look like the FLASH example.

Never use Flash at this point as it kills SEO and its not "trending" in the right direction). Some of these ideas are a mess, but see which ones are your favorites. Always good to see where the line is. Some of these sites are well over the line.

New design isn't as funky, but it is solid. The idea of walking a customer into the middle of a strange fantasy seen and letting them find their links would not normally be something I would like since it obscures instead of makes clear.

The Online Shop (lower right) is what sold me on this fantasy. I also think we are in a time when sites are sites and so BORING. The Flash needed to be killed but check out the link to there new site and see if you don't still rock a good design.

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20 Web Design Footer Examples Inspire | Creative Bloq

20 Web Design Footer Examples Inspire | Creative Bloq | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
When starting any website project, it's natural to want to concentrate your design efforts on the homepage and the header. As a result, the footer often becomes an afterthought - relegated to a poorly designed dumping ground for copyright information, legal disclaimers and spammy SEO links. But it shouldn't be this way.
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I like simple, clean footers like Rdio (though I would NEVER put my social at the bottom unless it is a duplicate of what I have at the top). I also like Karma.

Most of these footers, though cool, feel over-the-top to me. I want a footer to be calm and reassuring not like it is one final confusing thing (lol). M

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14 "Out There" Web Design & Mobile Trends for 2014 via Gizmodo

14 "Out There" Web Design & Mobile Trends for 2014 via Gizmodo | Design Revolution | 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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This great Gizmodo post had me at Theming Apps. 10 very cool and "out there" web and mobile design trends for 2014.

1. Theming Apps

2. Color as Affordance


3. Layers and Depth Within Apps4.

* 7 more in the linked post. Must Read. M

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:01 AM

What a great list to start the New Year

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Annica Widlert's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:39 PM

14 trends to keep an eye out for. Relating to web design, to app design, and some to ideas over visual elements.

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BIG Simple Visual Storytelling In Motion Creating Lean Design Movement & Inspiration

BIG Simple Visual Storytelling In Motion Creating Lean Design Movement & Inspiration | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Charlotte website design and marketing firm Fame Foundry is a trustcasting agency dedicated to helping businesses grow.
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Great post here may include in Lean Design book we are putting together. Can't afford to print al those beautiful pictures though, so be sure to read/look at these great inspiring examples.

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One Week Creative Tune-Ups For Designers - HOW Design University

One Week Creative Tune-Ups For Designers - HOW Design University | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Cool idea for quick "tune ups" for designers here from How Design. 

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Great idea from How Design Magazine to help designers with one week tune ups via online learning. 

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CureCancerStore.org Is LIVE

CureCancerStore.org Is LIVE | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

First of our 2 New Idea Websites launched today
CureCancerStore.org (http://www.curecancerstore.org ) where you can "shop to cure cancer" went LIVE today with several innovative ideas including:

* Cure Cancer Varsity Jacket - a way for cancer patients, their friends and family to recreate the feeling of solidarity cancer patients feel when sitting in a chemotherapy ward. Cool and customizable this jacket is based on a Varsity Letterman's jacket Marty's wore at Central Junior High in Greenwich, CT a lifetime ago.

* Become a Cancer-preneur - if you are willing to give profits to help cure cancer WE will build an online store for you. Great way to create awareness and LOVE for your Etsy.com store.

* Cure Shirts, Caps and Socks - we love the word CURE and are ALL IN to help cure cancer in our lifetime (all profits go to Story of Cancer Foundation our 501c3 funding the NEW CANCER RESEARCH REVOLUTION).

The linked post is my exhausted #startup #journal for LAUNCH DAY (today) when we launched one of the two websites we are working so hard on. CureCancerStarter, crowdfunding cancer research, is set to launch Wednesday and Raleigh's WRAL (CBS) will run a piece about Marty and Cure Cancer Starter tomorrow night.

We still need great BUZZ TEAM members. Pleas join perhaps the coolest group of Internet marketers and tools ever assembled :).

http://storyofcancer.org/cure-cancer-buzz-team/

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Simple, Clean, Cool Website Design Examples via @awwwards

Simple, Clean, Cool Website Design Examples via @awwwards | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Fantastic Clean Website Designs for Inspiration. Selection of Awwwards winning clean websites or websites with a strong use of clean design. It is usually associated with concepts and emotions such as elegance.
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My three favs

http://www.vitamin2.ch/
http://www.pixartheory.com/

http://mustafademirkent.com/

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Top 10 Websites for Designers Inspire - June 2013

Top 10 Websites for Designers Inspire - June 2013 | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Every month HOW scours the web to discover the top design websites. We’re looking for the best promo sites, as well as design tools and resources.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Who isn't a "designer" of one thing or another these days? When in doubt I raid the places, resources and tools used by the pros. I'm not a designer, but boy do I have to design a lot of stuff.

Since I'm not a designer it helps if I can get a running start and STEAL (or be significantly influenced by) a great design. I never copy outright, but I look at cool stuff to get my creative juices flowing.

Nothing is immune from museums to Top 10 Websites for Designers :).

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