Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sol Sender, who led a design team for the Obama 08 logo, was recently interviewed about the project.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Go up to Multimedia in the tool bar, and choose the Flash Tool. To add the content, we can click and drag to draw where the multimedia is going to go within that box, or we can simply double click and the Flash file will be placed at that point at 100 percent of its size.
When you Double click on your document, the Insert Flash dialog box opens. Either choose the file with the Browse button, or you can stream an SWF file from a server by entering a URL. Choose “Snap to content proportions” to keep the SWF file in the right perspective (unless you don’t want it to be).
Click OK, and your Flash file will be in place. Note the Play button on the file: Click that to activate the Flash file within your PDF.
from Acrobat 9 Pro: Creating Multimedia Projects with Brian Wood
Friday, July 31, 2009
Choosing a domain name for a new client is a difficult task. Domain names are the crux of a website’s existence. A bad name can create a negative impact on branding and the ability to strengthen the domain value. A good domain name is essentially priceless (tacky but true) in name, branding, ease of understanding, and catchiness.
This article piggybacks on another Smashing article but it stops short of domain extensions. Here, we are going to discuss generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs), country top level domains (ccTLDs), new and exciting domain extensions for 2009, domain hacks, and internationalized domains.
Learning this will make you even more of an awesome designer or developer for clients. You need to think of a variety of domains and possibilities for new sites, as well as uniquely branding corporate websites with domain extensions. Domain names are not a lackluster industry, it is a hidden industry that is vital to the success and maintenance of the Internet.
You may be interested in the following related posts:
- The Effective Strategy For Choosing Right Domain Names
- How To Improve Your Branding With Your Content
- Domain Names: Tools, Articles and Resources
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The key feature of modern web design is simplicity. and some of the features that make a modern web page look fresh, appealing and easy to use.
The great sites above share the following design features:
- Simple layout
- Centered orientation
- Design the content, not the page
- 3D effects, used sparingly
- Soft, neutral background colours
- Strong colour, used sparingly
- Cute icons, used sparingly
- Plenty of whitespace
- Nice big text
Let's look at these features one by one [here].
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
76/1, Mission Road
Anuraag Color Lab : Kodak Professional Lab
Opp. Cool Joint, Jayanagar 4th Block
Near Anandrao Circle
Canon Care Center
191/1, 5th cross, Malleswaram Near Malleswaram MD Block bus-stop
Mr.Baiju: 9900509926, Mr. Shasthry: 9341903447
31, (7/1), 1st Floor, 6th Cross, Malleswaram
E G K & Son
34, Eureka Building, Church Street
Empire Colour Lab
Railway Parallel Road, Kumara Park West
Krishna Building, Avenue Road
6, 16th B Main, 4th Block, Koramangala
65, St Johns Road
Off BVK Iyengar Road, Ballepet Circle.
21, P Kalinga Rao Road
Four Color Digital Studio
2283, 14th A Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
G K Vale & Co
89, M G Road
# 33, Castle Street, Ashoknagar
Phone: 2536 8422
Inter Foto India Pvt. Ltd. Nikon Athorised Service Center - Digital Only
310, Kedia Arcade, 3rd Floor, 92, Infantry Road, Bangalore 560001
Phone: 41132935 / 41132936
35/1, 4th Cross, Residency Road
55/1, Chick Bazaar Road, Tasker Town
9, Tank Road
National Colour Lab
23/1, Crescent Road
Pallon Daruwala Photography
8/8, King’s Crest Apartments, Millers Road
24, Residency Road
Photo Speed Co (India)
19, Brigade Road
49, 1st Floor, St Johns Road
R K Colour Lab
313, Boal Centre, 2nd Cross, Gandhinagar
R K Photoguide
Gandhi Nagar. Opp. Sukh Sagar Mall
stl Habitat,138, Gangadara Chetty Road, Ulsoor
16/1 Serpentine Street, Richmond Town
111/1 & 2 , Dickenson Road
Phone: 25588407 Forum Branch: 9880219727
Thanks to MO!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Graphic Design Business Ideas and Tips
By Eric Miller, About.com
Get the Word Out
When starting or attempting to grow a graphic design business, a key factor is finding clients. Unless you are making a living off of personal ventures, you won’t have an income without them. There are many ways to market your company, from blogging to networking to word-of-mouth. Once you’ve impressed a client with your design skills and business sense, it’s amazing how word can get around, and there are ways to encourage it.
Create a Portfolio
When you make contact with a potential client, often the first thing they will want to see is your portfolio. Your portfolio is an extremely important business tool, as many companies will choose a designer based on their previous work, and how that work is presented. Don’t worry if you don’t have “enough experience” to show in your portfolio… student work or personal projects can impress just as much. There are several options, each with different benefits and varied cost and time commitment.
Set Your Rates
While it may be difficult to figure out hourly and flat rates, there are processes you can follow that make it easier. Remember, unless you feel you can’t land a job otherwise, you don’t need to give a client the project cost at your first meeting. Take some time to decide if you want to charge by the hour or a flat rate, compare the job to previous jobs, and get back to the client with an accurate estimate.