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What is Visual Language & How Comics Can Help Create It [graphic]

What is Visual Language & How Comics Can Help Create It [graphic] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Visual language Lab: Researching the structure and cognition of the visual language of comics

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Visual Language Important For Internet Marketing
One undeniable trend is Lean Visual Marketing. We want videos and pictures and we want to understand complex ideas FAST. Scooplit is riding the crest of the lean visual marketing wave and exploding.

We know that there are some core ideas in this new "visual marketing revolution" including:

* Surprise helps but is had to create.
* Smashing expected visuals into unexpected can create surprise.
* Humor works.
* Arresting visuals only work once UNLESS aligned to their content.
* Without arresting visuals content marketing is doomed.
* The "visual language" of your marketing must be consistent with all other marketing or dissonance results.

I like the idea of studying comics to help achieve a sense of visual tone and for ways to connect images seamlessly with copy, tone ane theme.

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Website Design Projects Timeline From Research To Testing [infographic]

Website Design Projects Timeline From Research To Testing  [infographic] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
This great infographic takes you through the initial engagement stages for new website design work, through research, landing page design, coding, validation onto final launch and search engine optimi
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Cool way to visualize web design process and true to my experience of creating more than 100 websites.

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Katja Tschimmel's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:35 PM

Design Thinking applied to Web Sites. Very nice graphic!

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How Beyonce Changed Product Design, Marketing & The World

How Beyonce Changed Product Design, Marketing & The World | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Here is how Beyonce Explained her SURPRISE album:

Beyonce called the project a "visual album" and said "I see music."

"It's more than just what I hear," she said. "When I'm connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they're all connected to the music."

Internet marketers and web designers should read Beyoncé’s note slowly since the visual marketing tsunami is impacting everything now as Beyonce proved.

How VISUAL is your content? How AWESOME? Up to Beyonce levels? When Beyonce introduced the album on Instragram with a single word image social media all but melted down. Here are stats from Jeff Bullas blog:


The tipping point?

With the evolution of the web there are some events that are small but significant. One of those happened on December 13, 2013. It was when Beyonce launched her latest album with an update on Instagram just captioned as “Surprise”

This broke convention.


Normally millions are spent on traditional media. Lady Gaga hyped her latest album by spending millions on bus advertising, billboards, 2 pop up stores and performed countless interviews. The result. She sold 305,000 copies in 2 weeks.


Beyonce, who has 8 million Instagram followers and over 53 million fans on Facebook decided to go straight to her fans. She decided to give the bus a miss. It was launched directly to iTunes and social media. She invoked the power of  ”World of Mouth”


The results:

* It sold 828,773 copies in 3 days

* Twitter reported 1.2 million Tweets in 12 hours

* It was the largest single week ever in the Apple iTunes store

* It was iTunes fastest selling album worldwide

Product developers, Internet, content and social media marketers need to understand the core TIPPING POINTS in the middle of Beyoncé’s results:

* Marketing is about the SOCIAL/VISUAL now.
* Rework creative if necessary to be more SOCIAL and VISUAL.

* Helps if you look like Beyonce.

* If YOU don't look like Beyonce, FIND SOMETHING that does!
* Weave SOCIAL and VISUAL into product development.

* Think about VISUALS as you go.
* Find visuals that work & double down.

* As for HELP as User Generated Content is GREAT if you don't look like Beyonce (They Might & Even If They Don't They Will Support).




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Leon Murray's curator insight, December 11, 2016 9:21 PM
Beyonce was one of the 1st to release what some call a "surprise album" She broke the internet back in 2013 when she sold 828,773 copies in 3 days. Her album had the largest single week ever in the Apple iTunes store and It was iTunes fastest selling album worldwide.
Thomas Gaines's curator insight, December 15, 2016 9:53 AM
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Cool CrowdyHouse.com Is Kickstarter for Designers - HOW Design

Cool CrowdyHouse.com Is Kickstarter for Designers - HOW Design | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Designers no longer have to compete with independent film directors, bands and dance companies. There's now a Kickstarter for design called CrowdyHouse.

Marty Note
Expect niche crowdfunding platforms to proliferate in 2014. Several trends are driving the explosion:

* Creating a crowdfunding platform isn't hugely expensive; we created http://www.curecancerstarter.org for right around $50K.
* Kickstarter does some things like film and music well, but its internal curation and push marketing are poor.
* Crowdfunding, as my startup CrowdFunde wrote today, is powerful "new SEO" content.
* The jobs act will make equity crowdfunding legal by the summer creating a rising tide that should lift all crowdfunding boats (reward, donation and equity).

So expect more of these niche crowdfunding plays in 2014. Also, KUDOS to CrowdyHouse.com for embracing the store aspects of crowdfunding. Kickstarter famously said, "We are not a store," after the Pebble Watch $11.2M campaign. I loved it when they said that, but it does explain why finding relevant content is such a challenge on their network (architect an ecommerce site like KS and you go broke).

Great Comment By @Lori Wilk

I totally agree that this niche crowdfunding will continue to expand and there will be more affiliated products and service businesses launched around the crowdfunding industry.

What about you? Do you see crowdfunding coming to your business? Is it already there? Leave comments and I will curate in. Thanks. Marty

 

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I totally agree that this niche crowdfunding will continue to expand and there will be more affiliated products and service businesses launched around the crowdfunding industry.

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What Cloud Computing Means For Web Designers • Inspired Magazine

What Cloud Computing Means For Web Designers • Inspired Magazine | Design Revolution | 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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Solid post by Inspired Magazine on what the cloud means for web design. I got a first hand lesson when we created http://www.curecancerstarter.org.

The sophisticated file management of cloud computing allows more file size without crushing network performance. This means we won't have to create "lowest common denominator" designs that bore everyone to tears but load fast anymore (or that is the theory :). M

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5 Web Design Trends on the Decline

5 Web Design Trends on the Decline | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Buy and sell handcrafted, mousemade design content like vector patterns, icons, photoshop brushes, fonts and more at Creative Market.
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Easy agreement here:

1. Flash Intros - not SEO or mobile friendly and effectively killed by Apple.
2. Complicated Forms - Don't ask for information you don't need and expect your email open rates to continue to decline even as your list grows.
3. Skeuomorphic 3D Design - Flat design is in.
4. Stock Photos - YES, finally we kill the Stepford people.

5. Pop Overs - Maybe, but pop unders are all the rage and they are gross and obnoxious, predict they will wane in 2014 too. Look at Rocketbolt.com's much less offensive triggered, subtle popunder instead.

 

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Rita Jordan's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:43 AM

check out the additional links at the end of the article.

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5 Gaming Trends to Watch in 2014 For Web Designers

5 Gaming Trends to Watch in 2014 For Web Designers | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Between brand new consoles and blossoming indie development, this is a year to watch the gaming industry.


Marty Note
The longer I do this (Internet marketing) the more I think lines between content don't make much sense. Uber-content curator Maria Popova (http://www.brainpickings.org) agrees. One of my 2014 goals is to learn as much from Maria as possible. 

Another goal is to mine helpful ideas from wherever they arise. Video games is and has been a huge goldmine for web design, Internet marketing and creative ideas and this post on 5 Gaming Trends to Watch In 2014 from @RWW is right on the money.

Particularly important for website designers is emphasis on storytelling and the cloud. Both will change what we Internet marketers do in 2014 in amazing ways. Great post and I promise to continue to "steal" as much from video game creators as possible :). M  

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Neon Web Design Trends in 2014

Neon Web Design Trends in 2014 | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Why keeping up with web design trends is vital In today’s fast-evolving trends, people’s interests are being influenced briskly by the web, wherein onlin


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Like #7, use of Neon Colors as accents. Color is so tricky online its use as "accents" is the best idea. Will see if I can find a "neon color accent" example and shsre it, but sounds like a cool trend I've only read about from this Chinese social agency.

Other trends noted include ones we've seen in several of these "what's up for 2014" posts including:

* Simple.

* Flat.
* All in one.

* Responsive.
* scrolling.

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The Fall Of Rome? No Just Last Day Venice Biennale via artforum.com

The Fall Of Rome? No Just Last Day Venice Biennale via artforum.com | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Great post about the last day o the 6-month Venice Biennale art exhibit bit. Lately I've been thinking about if visual art has any future. In a digital time slapping paint on canvas seems quaint. So, it turns out, is visiting the last day of the Venice Biennale. 

 

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Forbes Sees Big Fonts, FLAT, Mobile, Responsive, Continuous Scrolling For Website Design In 2014

Forbes Sees Big Fonts, FLAT, Mobile, Responsive,  Continuous Scrolling For Website Design In 2014 | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
It's been about five years since the last redesign of my website, Hitched. A lot has changed since then, most particularly the rise of mobile.
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Don't disagree with any of these 2014 web design trends highlighted by Forbes. 

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 26, 2013 10:21 PM

The pace of change seems to have gotten even faster over the last year.

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2014 Ecommerce Design Trends Infographic via @CrowdFunde

2014 Ecommerce Design Trends Infographic via @CrowdFunde | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Little doubt enterprise crowdfunding will play an important role in ecommerce next year. As the first Ecommies shared on Curatti.com Ecommerce is stuck in its own mud (http://curatti.com/is-ecommerce-stuck-in-the-mud/ ).

CrowdFunde is a new tool that helps add crowdfunding to any website. Crowdfunding is about to explode thanks to the SEC ruling in late October to allow equity crowdfunding.

 

Enterprise crowdfunding is about to explode too and eCommerce will be changed by the addition of a new low cost, high return marketing channel that reminds us of what email marketing used to be before everyone started curating email with mobile devices, driving open rates down even as the size of many lists increase.

This CrowdFunde infographic shares color, growth and tribal acceptance information proving ecommerce is ready for a change, a crowdfunding, and social, mobile, gamified change.

 

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Web design trends for 2014 | Infographic + @ScentTrail Trend Predictions

Web design trends for 2014 | Infographic + @ScentTrail Trend Predictions | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

What do we predict will be the web design trends in 2014? Here is an infographic with our predictions

Marty Note
Here are my thoughts on web design in 2014.

1. Code Free = Disagree, not in 2014, I have tried Webydo and it is as hard to master as code so why bother, until there is a tool that is EASIER than code we will continue to code.

2. More CMS based site - Agree and this is another way of saying more blogs acting like websites. Good idea to read my Websites vs. Blog post on Curatti.com earlier in the week to know how to keep the things that matter from a "website" as your blog fills both shoes: Websites vs. Blogs Which One Is Better and Why http://curatti.com/websites-vs-blogs/ .

3. Single Page Sites - Disagree - I GUESS you could have a robust enough social presence that a single page site would be fine, but you give up a lot and you are asking a single page to accomplish a lot. Google doesn't rank websites they rank web pages, so pagespread (# of pages in Google) can help build traffic via SEO (that is left of it anyway).

A single page website is only viable for strong mobile or social players and somewhere there has to be an engine generating NEW out into the world. If you use a single page, push NEW out and then wipe it clean that is simply CRAZY with the way traffic is parsed and how we gain authority today. Oprah could have a single page site, how an average website could achieve all that is needed with a single page is beyond me.

4. Interactive Infographics - Agree with this one. The Infographic has legs, or should say the idea of visualizing content has legs. The infographic is an expression of a larger movement - our desire to understand things FAST.

Other 2014 Web Design Trends I see include:

* Lean Design - This movement plays off of #4 and the strength of the marketing visualization movement. Creating more understanding faster is a trending trend.

* Social Net Tapestry - Website designs MUST be social and agnostic about social nets. Including Facebook, Twitter, GPlus, YouTube, Scoop.it, StumbleUpon and 10 more I can't think of right now in ways that make sharing easy, rewarding and not overwhelming is a trend no one has figured out all that well yet, but we will begin to see novel ideas that build on the social media  "widget" idea in 2014 (only much better let's hope).

* Content Curation - we must build websites in 2014 that are focused on KEY CONVERSATIONS and become agnostic about where those conversations happen. Own the conversation, own the traffic.


Curating content INTO a website (or blog) is an important trend no one has quite figured out yet either. Start with traditional ORM (Online Reputation Management) tools. Use ORM to crack some APIs so when something relevant happens to your company, brands or products out there in social media's north forty you

  1. Know about it.
  2. Filter it into your content by having ways (filters) to attach curated content into existing themes. 
  3. Gamify contributors so reward is generous, immediate and competitive.


* Appification of Everything - the Mobile Revolution is not about the phone. It is about redesigning our THINKING about how information creates interaction, engagement and conversion (so a small thing lol). Thinking of everything we do online as an app we will be improving is a very "Mobile First" way to think. Those who understand the "Appification" of everything will win BIG as the rest of the world catches up in 2014.

* Gamification - If your website design doesn't find ways to profile, reward and share (curate) content from contributors you will fall hopelessly behind in 2014. The social web is here, despite few understanding the breadth of that that means, and websites need to promote an ever increasing amount of User Generated Content (UGC). Best way to do that is by using game theory to create web design.

 

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Color Trends 2014

Color Trends 2014 | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
istock approached creatives from around the world and collected the strongest trends in colour and design: Pantone's Color of the Year and Top 10 Hot or Not.
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Pantone weighs in with hot color trends for 2014. 

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Q: Want FAST, CHEAP or GREAT: A: YES - Why Being A Designer Is Impossible

Q: Want FAST, CHEAP or GREAT: A: YES - Why Being A Designer Is Impossible | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Designed by Colin Harman , How Would You Like Your Graphic Design? made me laugh this morni...
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Nothing I've seen so focuses the impossible task of designers (graphic or product) as this infographic. We want greatness but rarely are willing to PAY for it. Here is a hint and something we all know is true -

There are NOT Short Cuts to GREATNESS. Great is always expensive and painful :). M

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EYES and How They MOVE Around A Website [infographic]

EYES and How They MOVE Around A Website [infographic] | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Engage website visitors better by designing your site to match how people's eyes move on the page. Here are some surprising eye tracking stats to help.

 

Putting together a great looking website is a great start, but it is just a start.

 

True web design requires you to venture beyond the aesthetic and into the worlds of User Experience and Conversion Rate Optimization.

Knowing how the viewers of your site really see it can help to shine light on new and/or missed opportunities within your current design. It may also bring out the need for new elements or changes.

 

While there are plenty of options for improving CRO, eye tracking analysis provides some of the most useful information for optimizing your biggest digital marketing asset, your website.

 

A good design will catch people’s eye, but a great design will keep people on your site and get them engaged with your content. And while you shouldn’tunderestimate the power of good copy, your design is what people notice first.

 

We teamed up with our friends over at Single Grain to put together the infographic below in hopes that it will help everyone get a better, basic understanding of what eye tracking is and what it can do.


Via Russ Merz, Ph.D., massimo facchinetti, Mike Power
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Eyes move different on a website and this infographic takes you through how to design to maximize HOT ZONES people create by how they view websites.

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Steve Baker's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:37 AM

Designing clean, effective websites that work and deliver clients 

Mike Milazzo's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:09 AM

When we get past all the ads.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:55 AM

One of my students' favorite topics... XD

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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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Discomfort That Lies In Comfort - via HOW Design

Discomfort That Lies In Comfort - via HOW Design | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Todd Henry, author of "Die Empty," encourages us to be uncomfortable with comfort in a principle he developed from a quote from Kahlil Gibran.
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Some Destruction Is Good
In college I heard a lecture by an art student. He insisted that the only creation left was destruction. When everything has been commoditized, marginalized and homogenized beyond some bland point destruction is all that left.

Didn't understand the lecture thirty years ago and am not sure I would go all the way there now, but comfort is an enemy to the restless soul creativity requires. Being satisfied is to accept way too much.

When we stop being willing to tear our preconceived notions down, to let new light onto our stage we limit our creative vision. Starving is not a requirement, but a little starving intellectual or otherwise can hone the senses and heighten receptors.

As Internet marketers we live in a constant state of vicious and unknown entropy like the surprise tsunami. Our most dangerous obsessions become anything that worked yesterday because there is less than no guarantee they will work tomorrow. There is an almost sure bet past strategies and the past YOU responsible for them have been washed away with the tide.

Now, using only new shells, driftwood and string washed ashore during the storm we construct a new castle on the beach. We are different. It is different just as it and the builder will be swept away again destroyed by yet another entropy tsunami.

To be comfortable in such a world is to be living a lie. Everyone needs repose, but denying the inevitable rotation, tide and destruction is to cling to a world already put asunder. The hardest thing about Internet marketing may be the growing realization the last person we can become "comfortable" with is ourselves. We must rotate, shift and roil like the tides.

 

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Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Some Destruction Is Good
In college I heard a lecture by an art student. He insisted that the only creation left was destruction. When everything has been commoditized, marginalized and homogenized beyond some bland point destruction is all that left.

Didn't understand the lecture thirty years ago and am not sure I would go all the way there now, but comfort is an enemy to the restless soul creativity requires. Being satisfied is to accept way too much.

When we stop being willing to tear our preconceived notions down, to let new light onto our stage we limit our creative vision. Starving is not a requirement, but a little starving intellectual or otherwise can hone the senses and heighten receptors.

As Internet marketers we live in a constant state of vicious and unknown entropy like the surprise tsunami. Our most dangerous obsessions become anything that worked yesterday because there is less than no guarantee they will work tomorrow. There is an almost sure bet past strategies and the past YOU responsible for them have been washed away with the tide.

Now, using only new shells, driftwood and string washed ashore during the storm we construct a new castle on the beach. We are different. It is different just as it and the builder will be swept away again destroyed by yet another entropy tsunami.

To be comfortable in such a world is to be living a lie. Everyone needs repose, but denying the inevitable rotation, tide and destruction is to cling to a world already put asunder. The hardest thing about Internet marketing may be the growing realization the last person we can become "comfortable" with is ourselves. We must rotate, shift and roil like the tides.

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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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Software Development Trends 2014 You May Not Have Heard About

Software Development Trends 2014 You May Not Have Heard About | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
2014's lurking around the corner: what technologies will take off and have a major impact, which of the fashions and fads of 2013 will become important trends and game changers in 2014.
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Ever think you know enough about the technology we all depend upon? Don't since things change and then change again way too fast for any one to "know" anything (lol). This post outlines a group of highly technical changes that will impact our web and software designs next year whether we know or realize them or not:

  • Hadoop and its ecosystem
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Containers and low overhead virtualization
  • Private clouds
  • Devops
  • Internet of Things
  • Low-latency Services: soft-realtime on the web
  • Return of SQL (the language)
  • Return of RDBMS
  • Hosted Development Environments:
  • Immutable Deployment or Immutable Infrastructure:
  • Languages for JavaScript:
  • JavaScript as Universal Runtime:
  • Native development Back?
  • Solutions to Callback Hell
  • Functional in the Mainstream


My favorites are private clouds, their note about Internet of Things and questioning immutable deployment.

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10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2014

10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2014 | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
December is always a great time to look back on the year that was and the new year that is soon to come. There are many exciting things that 2014 has in store for us who live, work, ...
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Great UI for this look at 2014 Web Design Trends. Trends are inline with consensus including:

* Better and more artistic type online (cloud may help this too).

*  Flat design.

* Large heroes kill sliders (hope so, sliders are distracting & bad). 

* More MOBILE (thinking and design).

* VIDEO instead of text (YES).
* The LONG Scroll (already seeing this). 
* Simple colors (and NEON accents from another trends post).

* Simplified Content (lean content, visual content).
* Dropping the sidebar (especially magazine-type designs).

* Image manipulation (old is new, new old, Instagram-ization).
* More crazy cool stuff (agree cloud is going to change design and then change it again). 

Love the way they say VIDEO instead of text and I would modify to say hyper-short video (Vine-like).  

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Web Design Trends 2014: Simple Long Pages & Interactive Infographics

Web Design Trends 2014: Simple Long Pages & Interactive Infographics | Design Revolution | Scoop.it

Web Design Trends 2014

* Simplicity.

* Long Pages.
* Interactive Infographics.

YES, YES, YES. These are 3 bedrock web design trends for 2014. Interactive Infographics are going to be a MONSTER trend. Infographics WORK add interactivity and the increased engagement it brings and WE HAVE A WINNER!

If you are a content marketer and you are NOT figuring out how to create interactive infographics next year even if you have to hire an agency to help (OUCH) you are nuts.

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Fierce Traveler's curator insight, January 1, 2014 3:14 PM

Thankfully, after a year of building, I'm on track...but really? Infografic travel?

 

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Seth Godin on Art, Making a Difference, Settling for Less - HOW Design

Seth Godin on Art, Making a Difference, Settling for Less - HOW Design | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
HOW Design Live 2014 speaker Seth Godin writes in "The Icarus Deception" that creativity, seeing connections between disconnected things and recognizing novelty are keys to success in the new economy.
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How Design's take on Seth's latest book, Icarus Deception, is fascinating and focused on the creatives they serve. 

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Best New Online Shopping Sites 2013

Best New Online Shopping Sites 2013 | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
These new online shopping sites offer unique presents that you can purchase from the comfort of home.
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As our Ecommies proved (read Is Ecommerce Stuck in the Mud on Curatti.com linked below) BIG online retailing is pretty moribund. Went in search of NEW, more inspirational shopping and found this post on a host of new ecom websites. Promies an Ecommie Award for the little guys soon.

Ecommies Results on Curatti.com
http://curatti.com/is-ecommerce-stuck-in-the-mud/

Best New Holiday Shopping Websites (maybe)

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shopping/best-new-online-shopping-sites-holiday-gift-guide-2013

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Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic via istock

Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic via istock | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
Brush up on what’s trending in the creative world with this quick look at the top visual design themes and tools for 2014.
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Fun infographic from istock on trends for 2013 from nurturig fathers to beards. Smart designers and Internet marketers find ways to create "bridge content" to surf trends like this. Atlantic BT held an annual "beard off" others might right content for how their product or service helps "nurturing fathers".

Touches on the idea of multi-directional content curation discussed in Maria Popova Scoop: http://sco.lt/4mX9nd

Find the interactive infographic here:
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1619#.Uq1MuI0hZjF

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Amanda Groover's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:43 PM

Marketing in this decade not only needs but REQUIRES the ability to think outside of the box!  Look at some of the trends appearing in a marketing campaign near you  in the next year!

Jakarta Web Developer's curator insight, August 11, 2014 5:15 PM

Web and Graphic Design Trends 2014 – Infographic via istock (Midyear Check)

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, August 12, 2014 3:06 PM

Interactive infographic:
http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1619#.Uq1MuI0hZjF

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Top 10 Websites For Designers via @Howbrand

Top 10 Websites For Designers via @Howbrand | Design Revolution | Scoop.it
A free type resource, a voice against logo design plagiarism (finally!) and a travel site that works—these are just a few of the best website designs featured this month.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Loved the logo thief site, too cool. M

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