Archive for April, 2013

Top Web Fonts Of 2013

Internet is changing and facing new challenges every day; thus 2013 brings new forms and appearance into web design.

Different trends in typography and graphics are constantly emerging, and it’s high time to talk about trends in web fonts.

Let’s start with big and bold fonts : ) Obviously, they are designed to stand out. You can use them for your headlines to draw attention of your users, readers and followers. Of course, big and bold fonts like Cubano or Helsinki Bold will make your text more prominent and easier to read. So, just do not hesitate to choose them for your website headlines and post titles.

Do you love grunge? We definitely do – this is a font for a bad boy, who’s got a cool website about not really perfect things (though not necessarily). Grunge fonts like Bourbon Rough and Headlined will give your website a little bit of extra attitude, and that’s great.

Never forget about handwritten fonts – they’re always top-notch! No doubt, they add a depth of personality and emotion to any website or blog. Handwritten fonts can help you to sound (or be read) friendly, personal and politely. Your message will be understood and accepted.

We would also recommend not staying away from re-made classic and vintage fonts! What can be more exciting and attractive? The combination of classics and modern is what makes vintage fonts very popular among designers! So, choose one for your website!

Good luck!

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YouTube Is 8 Years Old!

Yeah, my friends, one of the most popular and widely used services has turned 8 years yesterday.

Happy Birthday, YouTube! The first video was uploaded onto Youtube on April 23, 2005. I bet, that developers did not expect their service to become so popular and powerful.

So, let’s learn some interesting facts about YouTube. Here we go:

  • Did you know that more than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month?
  • Over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube
  • 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
  • 70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the US
  • YouTube is localized in 53 countries and across 61 languages
  • In 2011, YouTube had more than 1 trillion views or around 140 views for every person on Earth
  • Millions of subscriptions happen each day. Subscriptions allow you to connect with someone you’re interested in — whether it’s a friend, or the NBA — and keep up with their activity on the site
  • 25% of global YouTube views come from mobile devices
  • People watch one billion views a day on YouTube mobile
  • YouTube is available on hundreds of millions of devices
  • Traffic from mobile devices tripled in 2011

Stay tuned! Create your YouTube channel and make people speak about you : )

Web Design Misconceptions And Mistakes

There are a few very important points, which should be well thought-out, when you start the process of your website design and development.
Today we’re going to talk about them!

1. Well, first of all make sure that your design is not too pretentious and intricate. Of course, you want your webpage to stand out among other designs, but – be reasonable and objective! You customers should in no way get lost at your website. Think about usability, intuitive navigation and well-organized information. Make sure that your customers will have quick access to information they are interested in. You should build the beautiful elements around the important concepts of usability and high-quality content.

2. Too many ads and unnecessary welcome screens might make your users leave the website before they basically reach any content they need! Again, make the information easily accessible.

3. Don’t get too obsessed with Flash, guys. If you aim to be easily found by potential customers, search engines should be able to index your website pages. It is not really possible with Flash: it’s not SEO-freindly. So, just step away, and find the alternative – JS or HTML5.

4. Your homepage can become a real design disaster. We’ve already stated that information should be easily accessible for customer, but make sure your homepage is not overloaded with info! Don’t try to tell everything to everyone about your business.   Your homepage should explain people in less then half a minute who you are and what you do. That’s it. Clean style and simplicity are the key words, when we speak about homepage.

5. What can be even worse, then overloaded with information webpage, is a lack of corporate transparency. Your business becomes successful, when you establish open and transparent relationship with customers. Tell them about the people behind the process, behind the product, it’s extremely important indeed.

6. A big mistake is when you actually do not address the real need of your user! You can rave and rave about your product, you can make your website product-focused, your desire to make big money can become center and prior. I am sorry, guys, but it’s not really a good path…
On the contrary – focus on your customer and his needs. And only then you can present the product. Your website design should be build around customer and his expectations.

Good luck!
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Earth Day – April, 22

Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we’ve shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
The crying Earth the weeping shores?

Michael Jackson “Earth Song”

Forty three years ago Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. It was his response to widespread environmental degradation.

Over 20 million people participated that year, in 1970. Nowadays Earth Day is now observed each year on April, 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries.

Different companies and national governments support and sponsor Earth day to grow environmental awareness, though one day a year is not enough to fight with the environmental challenges we face.

The website dedicated to the campaign is: http://www.earthday.org.

The most important way to help the 2013 campaign was to upload a photo of how climate change is affecting you and your community.

You still can help to spread the word to make the movement truly global. Be active in social media or organize your own event – let people know about environmental global movement!

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On This Day

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Corporate Identity Collection

The best way to make a nice impression is a good, well thought-out branding.

When we say “corporate identity”, we mean the combination of color schemes, designs and slogans that a company employs to make a visual statement about itself and to represent the business philosophy.

Basically, corporate identity is how a company determines itself, how it aims to be perceived by others, and how customers recognize it among other competitors.

When you send a business proposal or give your business card with your identity on, it definitely contributes to give a good concept and impression of your company.

You can create your unique corporate style with Templatetuning.com.

Just check out our colletion of Corporate Identity Templates and choose the one that catches your eye.
A corporate identity template is a set of pre-designed objects which determines the style of any company. Template Tuning corporate identity package usually includes the following items: logo, standard letterhead, envelope and business card layout. Corporate Identity packages are easy to customize so hurry up to create your style and contact customization experts at Templatetuning.com

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Quote Of The Day

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What’s Going On In IT-World?

Fifteen years ago on March 31st, 1998, a company called Netscape published the source code of its flagship product: a Web browser called Communicator. This is how and when the Mozilla project was born. During 15 years Mozilla aims to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet. Check their blog and learn 15 big facts and achievements about Mozilla!

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A new concept of modern browser interface was created. Sebastiaan de With, a creative director, design speaker and consultant, living in San Francisco, California, introduced “Helm”.

Helm would simply be a website, and when interacted with, the user interface appears, but it disappears as long as you are interacting with the content instead of the control area. Learn more about Helm and its creator here.

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In recent years we have witnessed the emergence of monochromatic color schemes in website design, using one base color in various shades, with black and/or white and accents of complimentary colors.

There are many advantages of creating monochromatic website designs, among them: the avoidance of color clashes, none or fewer distractions, more focus on the content. The showcase, which features 40 monochromatic sites, is must see for you to get ideas for the future website.

Feel free to order monochromatic color scheme for your template for $99 only!

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And if you are still considering what to choose – Flash or HTML5, a great interactive online game will help you to make a final decision! Find it here and vote!

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Quote Of The Day

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