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Emoji One - Open source emoji designed for the web

Emoji One - Open source emoji designed for the web | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

"What began as a wild "what if" idea, four months later, is now absolutely real. An invention that simply organically from necessity! Modern design, filled with personality, and (most importantly) shared openly with love and excitement ..."


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Conversations Scroll Visually: 3 HOT Web Design Trends:

Conversations Scroll Visually: 3 HOT Web Design Trends: | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Check out the hottest web UI patterns used by Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Kickstarter, AirBnB, Tinder, and more.

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This is a great web design scope full of examples and lots of good suggestions. At Curagami we are devoted to the conversations as The Next Ecom idea. Love the suggestion about conversational tone in forms.

Forms SUCK, but that doesn't mean you can ask for things in a MORE INTIMATE way than standard boring routine. The visual organization riff is evidence of a much larger tectonic shift - visual marketing is ruling the world.

Visual Marketing in a nutshell is...

1. GRAB attention with an arresting visual.
2. Tease a read with a great headline.
3. Snipit-ize your content so it daisy chains a series of "play list" like cliff hangers.
4. Move visitors to subscribers and buyers.

5. Create an ASK (such as Join our Ambassador Group).

6. Rinse and Repeat.








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What is SEO? Content Tips For Graphic Designers - HOW Design & Scenttrail Note

What is SEO? Content Tips For Graphic Designers - HOW Design & Scenttrail Note | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

How strong is your content marketing strategy? What is SEO, anyway? Read 6 SEO tips and tricks to help you boost the visibility of your web content.

1. Strong Copy Trumps SEO.
2. Do Keyword Research.
3. Share Link Love (i.e. create great content).

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Interesting to see how How Design explains SEO to graphic designers. I would take a slightly different tack. Let's reframe SEO in ways graphic designers can understand and adapt.

I create content daily and am learning SLOWLY how to make headlines sing and links flow in. As competition for links goes UP with the rising tide of content publishers are the right side of the bell curve where more than average links reside will learn a few tricks from graphic designers such as:

* ARRESTING Images.
* Demand hierarchy.
* Clear Calls To Action (CTAs).
* Headlines that GRAB and HOLD.

Content that doesn't get read doesn't help. The first rule of getting your content read is find an ARRESTING related image you won't get sued to use. Haiku Deck (http://www.haikudeck.com) is one of my favorite visual marketing tools. Need lawsuit free arresting images? Use Haiku Deck.

Demand Hierarchy is keeping demands on your visitors LOW. When I was a Director of Ecommerce we did extensive analysis of our 40+ homepage links and 5 mattered. Vicious 90%/10% rule in links. Key is to lower choice and eliminate the superfluous. 

CTAs don't have to be "buy now" anymore. We love asking a question with the link between the present page and the answer. Want To Be A Great Internet Marketer? Highlight and underline that sentence and it will get clicked because it is an IMPLIED CTA.

This doesn't mean we are above a good "Learn More", but too many "old style" CTAs can get boring and lose their punch.

Finally your HEADLINE or subheads matter. Headlines should set a hook. Subheads should organize the answer so readers can scan and skip sections. I try to live by the 7 word rule.

I read this rule about roadside billboards. Billboard creators limit their copy to 7 words because who can read more zipping buy at 60 mph. We all zip by at 100 mph on the web these days so short, punchy headlines that align with your arresting image and plant a hook work best.

We like KEYWORDS, Brands and questions in headlines too. Questions create curiosity. Keywords create scenttrail and brands create comfort and "like me" feelings of trust and security.



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Redesigning Scoopit and Your Web Design Too - via @Curagami

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Redesigning Scoopit sets a new stage for a favorite content marketing tool. Making Scoopit to be social & to createscommunity can help your web design too.


Things every website design can improve discussed in our Curagami post (www.curagami.com/featured/redesigning-scoopit-web-design/ )::


* Set your “stage” (webpages) to be aligned in a “hierarchy” of need.
* Create feedback loops and expose them (like nonprofits use thermometers to track donations).

* Don’t hide your analytics SHARE THEM.

* Double down on winners, leave laggards behind.
* KNOW what is winning so you can double down.
* Ask for and prize User Generated Content.
* Share MORE and then SHARE MORE.







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Moodle plugins directory: Flexpage Activity

 How much potential does this have. It could be a real game changer in Moodle design with a real opportunity to create engaging, dynamic and personalised designs (and content).

 

More details about how to set it up at http://kb.moodlerooms.com/article/50/administrator#427

 

Looking forward to see some examples...


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Level up your presentation design by @orsnemes

10 Design semplice e veloce hack per trasformare il vostro prossimo PowerPoint in un eyecandy.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 11:03 AM

Beautifully designed slide presentation with 10 cool tips for your next visual project.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 17, 5:43 PM

Excelentes recomendaciones para mejorar nuestras presentaciones.

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7 unbreakable laws of user interface design

7 unbreakable laws of user interface design | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Are you a web designer? If yes, then you are also a user interface designer, and in the near future, this role will become even more important for you. Whil

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Pierre Lannes's curator insight, April 1, 12:01 PM

1. Clarity
2. Preferred action
3. Context
4. Defaults settings
5. Guided actions
6. Feedback
7. Easing actions

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Tweak Your Slides: Ten Design Principles for Educators (version 3.0) | #elearning

Tweak your Slides, workshop on visual design for educators. This is draft 3, which includes examples of my own past slide shows and revisions of these shows.

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Greg Beidleman's curator insight, October 22, 2013 9:48 AM

This is a great guide for anyone to spice up their slide show.

gregmhagar's curator insight, October 25, 2013 1:39 PM

Slideshow filled with fantastic tips and stunning examples to get you enthused about creating "yet another slideshow presentation" .

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10 Top Flat Webdesigns Inspire

10 Top Flat Webdesigns Inspire | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | 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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10 Website Design Tips for Your Small Business

10 Website Design Tips for Your Small Business | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

Learn what to include in your website design before you build and find out the 10 ‘must-haves’ to drive more traffic to your site.

1. Incorporate Keywords.

2. Multiple points of contact.

3. Consistent branding.

4. Call To Actions.
5. EASY to read (font size, short paragraphs, bullet points).
6. EASY to navigate.

7. Important above fold.

8. Load time (faster is better).

9. Build credibility & trust.

10. Social


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, September 6, 11:37 AM

Great tips every one of these. My faves are clear CTAs and keywords are your friends :). M

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Today I'm sharing just why it's dangerous to put your trust in copy on it's own and why visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog.

 

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, September 5, 9:11 PM

Writing without the power of visuals is flat and boring. These tools bring your ideas to life. Stacey's made some very useful annotations about what is useful about each of the 15 tools.  Great list!  ~  Deb

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

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Genius Transitions In User Experience Design - Smashing Magazine

Genius Transitions In User Experience Design - Smashing Magazine | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
This article looks at some examples of interaction design in which smart interaction, defined by subtle animation, gently improves the user experience. We’ll share some lessons drawn from various models and analyze why these simple patterns work so well.





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David Swaddle's curator insight, August 31, 7:28 PM

This article got me thinking. It's about transitions in user interface design with some very nice animated examples.

 

Are the transitions shown here useful in a learning context, or are they merely window dressing that detracts from learnability? Personally, I think that while they look nice the first time, most of these transitions become annoying with time, simply delaying users. Mayer and others have shown how eye-candy can often be detrimental to learning.

 

Is it time for some generous academic to re-evaluate the situation in light of recent UX designs, preferably in a corporate setting? Or, maybe somebody already has and some kind soul could post here and point me in the right direction?

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A Digital Design Learning Hub Created Around Cu...

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Becky Roehrs's insight: Wow-I'm going to check this out! If you have a blog or web site, or an e-learning class, it can never hurt to learn more about design, especially from experts.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 30, 9:36 PM

This looks like fun for would be designers like... myself;)

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The Anatomy of a Highly Shareable Infographic

The Anatomy of a Highly Shareable Infographic | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it
Assicurati che il tuo infografica non rientrano piatta. Conoscere quali sono gli elementi essenziali che dovete aumentare la condivisione.

La dura verità sulla creazione di contenuti online è la quantità di tempo che ci metti dentro non è sempre proporzionale a quello che si ottiene fuori di esso. Noi tutti speriamo che tutto ciò che facciamo è un grande slam con conseguente traffico, lead e giornalisti chiedono a gran voce di parlare con te. 

Ma non è sempre quello che succede.

Fortunatamente, ci sono alcune cose che possiamo fare per infografica per coprire le nostre scommesse un po '. Così, abbiamo messo insieme la seguente infografica sul fare infografica altamente condivisibili - ti aiuta a rastrello in più punti di vista e le opportunità di conversione. Seguite questi consigli e la vostra infografica sarà molto più probabile ottenere condivisa. 


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Eduardo Area Sacristan's curator insight, June 24, 4:43 AM

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The Essentila Elements of Infographic, piece by piece...

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For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Connecting Storytelling & The Customer Experience

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Archetypes as Behaviors An archetype is essentially 'a universally understood symbol, term, or pattern of behavior, which serves as a prototype upon which others are copied, patterned, or emulated.' Jung talked about archetypes as universal,...

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Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:49 AM

Interesting new persepctive on the customer journey; hope you find inspiration in it.

LaraBadioli's curator insight, December 3, 2013 8:42 AM

Archetipi e storie universali

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, December 6, 2013 6:54 PM

Good stories have better traction and outcomes 

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How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing?

How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing? | SteveB's Social Learning Scoop | Scoop.it

"Dear Lifehacker, I have been tasked to make a slideshow for an event at work. I don’t want to make a generic PowerPoint with just boring text or pictures. What are some ways I can enhance the slideshow so it looks impressive and knocks the socks off my audience?"


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Joaquín Ballester's comment, May 19, 2013 5:32 PM
I agree with you, Elke. PPT is more customizable and powerful.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:06 AM

This appears to be an effective and practical article.

Marion Mulder's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:00 AM

Oke - if you work in the corporate world there is just no escaping from having to create powerpoints at one point or another. You might as well create amzing one's while your at it. Here are some handy tips, do's & don'ts worth looking at