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Five Useful Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - April 2018

Apps designed for the Mac don't typically receive as much attention as apps for iOS devices, so we've launched a monthly series that highlights useful, interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined in the video and the post below, includes apps for managing …

Here Are 99 Of The Most Popular Movies Of All Time – How Many Have You Seen?

Don't @ me about the list, I didn't make it.

10 Tips How to Shoot Photos of Your Everyday Life

POLITE. Osaka, 2018To me, true joy in photography isn’t finding inspiration when you’re traveling or in exotic places. Rather, it is about finding …

Infographic: What graphics design trends are hot for 2018?

Are your visuals current enough to hold viewers’ attention?<p>With the speed of change that drives online content creators, keeping your website fresh …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Inside The Design Processes At Netflix, Slack, Pinterest, And More

The design platform company InVision has released an intriguing report on how some of the world’s most innovative companies approach design. The Design Genome Project is an online resource describing the processes, organizational structures, and tool stacks (predictably heavy on InVision) at …

Stylish poster shows the evolution of Apple computers over the years

So you’ve got your iMac, iPad and iPhone at the ready. Your bookshelves are heaving under the weight of all the Steve Jobs biographies, and you’ve got a cabinet containing various rare vintage Apple products, like the ill-fated Pippin games console and that weird vertical Mac display from back in …

Quiz: Which Famous Typeface Best Fits Your Personality Preferences?

Composite image by DesignTAXI<p><b>Your font choice</b> seems to be quite telling of your personality—but if typefaces had their own human character traits, …

Typography

Using Gradients the right way – Muzli -Design Inspiration

I couldn’t agree more with one of the world’s most celebrated graphic designers. And, why shouldn’t I? Design is a universal language, and there are …

Blade Runner 2049's beautiful Screen Graphics and UI Design

Starting off our week here on Abduzeedo with the work of Andrew Popplestone on his work on the outstanding Blade Runner 2049. More precisely on his …

Awesome Animated Mockups for Your Next Killer Presentation

There are so many things to love about being a designer in this day and age. The community is connected and quite strong. There are plenty of great …

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Time Management

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Graphic Design Made Easy For Non-Designers Pros With Over 6,000 Free Templates

Screenshot via Crello<p><b>It would almost</b> be a knee-jerk reaction for a designer to chortle right in their client’s face if he or she was asked to have a …

Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What’s Really Going On

I remember how excited I was when I first started posting on Instagram. I finally had a platform to get my work seen, tell my stories, share my life …

10 Best Tips for Award-Winning Logo Design

Crowdsourcing CEO shares logo design advice from the top designers on crowdSPRING.<p>When starting a new company, it makes sense to become obsessed with perfecting your product -- but what about your brand? Creating a new website has become almost effortless, with sites like Wix and Squarespace. As …

Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

Rebranding? Do What Instagram, Uber, and Taco Bell Did With Their Logo Designs

If you're updating your logo, consider using these 3 trendy design features.<p>Your brand image is the way consumers perceive your brand. That includes everything from brand voice and tone, to your customer's experience with your products and service, to visual representations of your brand.<p>From a …

How I Found My Niche in Professional Photography

I’m Alastair Philip Wiper, a British photographer based in Copenhagen and working worldwide. From the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, to giant …

3 Fundamentals You Should Aim to Get Right in Every Portrait Photograph

When you first pick up a camera, chances are that you are going to spend a lot of time shooting portraits of your family, your friends, your pets and …

Design principle: Aesthetics – UX Collective

Now that we know a bit more about aesthetic design, let’s look at why it matters.<p>Why aesthetic design matters?<p>Not long ago user were expecting only …

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Good Fonts for Business Cards<p><i>by Kevin Johnston</i><p>When you design a business card for your small business, you have to balance two conflicting goals: …

Animation Film Pays Tribute To The Quiet Splendor Of The Eames House

A house is not a home until it is animated.<p>The Eames House is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places for its importance to modern architecture and living. Experts the world over—Ice Cube included—have fawned over its live-work appeal for decades. And now, designer couple Charles and Ray …

400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

1/5<p>Yellowstone Oil Spill<p>We've been keeping close tabs on the clean-up of the Yellowstone oil spill that occurred on July 1 when an Exxon Mobil …

Oil

Who Do Designers Marry?

A new infographic from Bloomberg charts out most common matchups based on profession–and some curious patterns emerge.<p>Whoever said love is a mystery was clearly living before a time of big data. The latest example: <i>Bloomberg</i> has charted out the likelihood of potential marriages based on</i> …

5 Tips For Better Photography With Any Camera

Blaming your camera gear for mistakes is a real no no in photography. In reality, a skilled photographer will be able to take great photos with any …

Forget All the Fancy Photo Gear, Here Is What a Truly Minimalistic Photographer Looks Like

As a follow up to my most recent article about making a living using nothing more than an iPhone camera, I wanted to dig a little deeper into my …