Jumping in with the web design trends

Smart professionals of all fields are always aware of the trends – past to present in their industry. And why shouldn’t you? Even though you don’t have to always follow the trend, trends still define your next move.

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All About Trends in Web Design

As long as the web has been around there have been certain design trends which have popped up from time to time. Some of these trends have stuck around and, over time, some have disappeared. Think back to the time of Geocities, to the time of ‘Web 2.0’ designs and closer to home, with the “flat design” trend that’s popular now.

Now, in 2013, the web industry is changing as rapidly as ever. New techniques, or ways of working, pop up every month, if not every week.

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19 Simple and Clean Logos

Logo design is certainly really challenging and requires creativity and talent to be able to deliver a logo that strongly represents a brand.

Today have here simple and clean logos to inspire you and to show that simple logos can still get a lot of attention. Remember to click on the images to know more about each piece and its designer.

Check out these examples of simple and clean logos.

45 Amazing and Free Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions allow designers and photographers to automate common sequences for increased efficiency. If you do much work with photo editing you can certainly benefit from the time saved by having a good library of Photoshop actions. There are so many different types of actions that you can use from vintage effects, to black and white, to HDR and much more.

There are countless actions available that can be downloaded for free, and in this post we’ll feature 45 of them. Some of these are individual actions and others are sets that include multiple actions. These actions have been created by various designers and photographers and have been made available for free download.

Keep in mind that while Photoshop actions can be extremely useful and helpful, the results will vary from one photo to the next. Not every photo will look great with every action. Experiment with them and you’ll get a good feel for which actions work best with certain types of photos.

Here’s a good vid on retouching using photoshop:

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Embracing Technology for Better Experiences

In the beginning there was an idea. And the idea was formless and void, and it needed so much to be forged into a real project. And all the strategists, creatives, designers, project managers and techies were moving over the surface of it and spoke already different languages.

You already know the story. It is about a downslope, leading from a brilliant idea to a mediocre final result. It is about misunderstanding and not checking feasibility. It is about not putting all the parts together, and trying to push a round peg into a square hole.

The ideas are much valuable but always need to be confronted with constraints. What does an idea need to be completed? Is it even feasible? In the world of digital projects, various factors need to be considered. One of these, and maybe the most obvious one, is technology.

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The two most destructive attitude towards technology are: One, you avoid it; and two, go overboard with it. The best way to go about it is simply to embrace it and use it as a tool to push forward.

(via Vandelay Design)

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