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10 Steps to Creating an Engaging Digital Experience

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In order to be effective, websites need to be multifunctional in design. They need to be built like a house: protecting against the elements, providing a comfortable living space with ample storage, meeting basic needs, etc. …

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Over 900 Rescued Dogs Roam Freely on Costa Rica’s “Land of the Strays”

If you consider yourself a dog lover, then add Costa Rica’s Territorio de Zaguates to your travel bucket list. Translated, it means “Land of the Strays,” and it’s a place that over 900 rescued dogs call home. This massive group is part of a volunteer-run canine refuge located in the mountains of …

Playful Lettering Alterations Transform Ordinary Words into Clever Illustrations

This playful series by Ji Lee called <i>Word as Image</i> is one that's nearly 20 years in the making. It began as an assignment for his typography class while in art school, which encouraged students to see beyond the practicality of letterforms and instead play with their shapes to discover their …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

30 Yummy Food and Drink Website Designs You’ll Love

Just ask any restaurant owner, the food industry is quite competitive and difficult to maintain. It’s not easy to create a spot that serves food …

Amazing Aurora Timelapse Taken Over Greenland and Iceland

If you've ever wanted to visit Greenland or Iceland, here's a video that will make you want to pack your bags. Joe Capra of Scientifantastic produced <i>Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland</i> after a brief 10 day shoot. He spent four days in Iceland in locations that included Snfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell, …

Modern Sculptures Depict Ancient Terracotta Warriors as Pop-Culture Icons

In a whimsical twist on ancient artwork, a terracotta army of sculptures re-imagines cartoon characters as stoic heroes. San Francisco-based artist Lizabeth Eva Rossof designed the army and hired an authentic terracotta-warrior replicator to manufacture the figures. Rossof's sculptures are …

What Is the Wilhelm Scream and Why Do So Many Filmmakers Use It?

What do <i>Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Toy Story, Reservoir Dogs, Titanic,</i> …

How 28 Local Newspaper Front Pages Across America Covered Ferguson, Missouri

"Crisis in Missouri."<p>Newspapers around the country covered the clashes between police and protesters following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old from the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo. at the hands of a St. Louis County Police officer.<p>Here are some of them:

20 examples of typographic logo designs

Your brand or company is well known through its logo. If the logo looks good enough then that surely leaves a better impression. Many companies …

Modern Examples of the Classic Sidebar Menu Layout

The sidebar menu seems to be coming back into fashion once again after it was left behind for horizontal navigation bars. The sidebar menu was most …

Clever Jeep Ad Campaign Filled with Surprising Illustrations

Creative agency Leo Burnett France had to put an incredible amount of forethought into each one of these illustrations for the new Jeep ad campaign: See whatever you want to see. Each right-side up design features a single animal set against a textured background. However, turn the image …

11 Comic Sans Disses and Tributes

When Vincent Connare designed Comic Sans for Microsoft, he couldn’t have known how controversial his font would become. Initially a favorite when it …

11 unwritten rules of design

From grid theory to the Golden Ratio, there are a set of fundamental principles that are passed down from generation to generation of designers. …

MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language

There are plenty of things to take for granted in this life, and the ability to hear is one that most of the population does.<p>But not the team at MotionSavvy. MotionSavvy, which emerged from the Leap Motion accelerator AXLR8R, is building a tablet case that leverages the power of the Leap Motion …

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Web Design: Sites Using Parallax

It's been a really long time since the last time I published a web design post, but recently I've been crazy about sites using parallax. It's elegant …

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17th-century Hand-Painted Art Book Reminds Us of Pantone

Once upon a time—even before there existed a system called Pantone—artists were obsessed with categorizing color.<p>So much so that in 1692, one artist named A. Boogert—about whom not much seems to be known—undertook the task of writing a book on how to mix watercolors. Written in Dutch, the book now …

How A Redesigned Meal Tray Is Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions

Virgin Atlantic reminds us that even when measured in grams, the dividends of good design can pay off big.<p>At 35,000 feet, small design decisions have big consequences. Ounces saved, in the design of aircraft equipment, can vastly reduce carbon emissions for an airline’s entire fleet.<p>Case in point: …

Fullscreen New Trend in Web Design Industry | Website Designing

Fullscreen websites using photography, video backgrounds as a slideshow no matter what the screen resolution is. The new trend of fullscreen big …

Clever Newspaper Ad Creates Optical Illusion of a 3D Kitchen

An average, flat print advertisement wasn't good enough for Colombia-based creative director Felipe Salazar. Instead, he wanted to produce an incredibly eye-catching design that really stood out as readers flipped through the pages of a newspaper.<p>His clever concept, created for Corona Kitchen, …

A collection of amazing shopping bag designs

Shopping bag designs are too often overlooked in the branding or marketing strategies of companies. The bags you’ll see in this post should convince …

15 Ideas for Decorating With Typography

In a Merger of Personalized Magazines, Flipboard Is Buying Zite from CNN

A few years ago, a profusion of personalized-magazine apps debuted. These apps for the iPad and other platforms wove together content from the web …

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use

Getty Images is betting its business on embeddable photos<p>If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent …

Mike Parker, Godfather Of Helvetica, Dies

A legendary type designer with more than 1,100 typefaces to his credit, Parker also helped popularize Helvetica.<p>Mike Parker–a legendary typographer, type designer, and historian who is perhaps best known for his work giving the world Helvetica–died Sunday night. He was 85.<p>A consultant, type …

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