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April 22, 2012 | Rob Burke: Is 72ppi a thing of the past?
With higher resolution displays being put into devices that are viewed at arms length; standard web graphics will soon start to look less finished and more pixelated than ever. There are some options; when I met with Shannon she talked about how Sundog is already using vector graphics for the web due to their small file size and scalable nature. Video and photography is a little more complicated though.
April 08, 2012 | Sara Kalinoski: Considering trademark infringement when creating a logo.
As a designer, when I approach a logo design project I think about what makes the brand unique, colors, typefaces, and scalability. While I consider the market competition, I’ve never actually thought about ensuring my logo does not infringe on a registered trademark. This blog includes an infringement “test” and other resources.
April 04, 2012 | Rob Burke: Creative interface and user interaction is expected
Have you ever been to a website and your first thought is “this site is shady?” Have you ever downloaded an app only to open it once and never again? This is what I like to call Back Alley Design Syndrome (or BADS for short).
March 29, 2012 | Shannon Luney: Responsive or Mobile?
When making a responsive website isn’t currently possible, mobile websites can serve as great in-between point and provide a great start to creating a responsive website in the future.
February 29, 2012 | Shawn Tennyson: Finalists for the OBIE Awards Announced
The OBIE Awards is the ad industry’s oldest creative design award. It recognizes designs produced for outdoor advertising campaigns and is awarded by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA). Check out some of the finalists.
February 21, 2012 | Dean Froslie: How To Make Your Content More Responsive
When you consider your responsive strategy, it’s important to focus on navigation needs, design elements and the development requirements. At the same time, make sure your content is also responsive.
February 17, 2012 | Paul Bourdeaux: Missing the Mark With QR - My Response To Jon Barocas
Jon Barocas, founder and CEO of bieMEDIA, recently made waves on Mashable when he blogged about Why QR Codes Won’t Last. While I respect Mr. Barocas and recognize his success in marketing technology, I feel that he is significantly undervaluing QR codes and overvaluing his proposed alternative. Here is why:
November 21, 2011 | Shannon Luney: Learning HTML and CSS one line of code at a time
I spend a lot of my time designing websites and working with developers to make them functional. When talking to developers about what design limitations I have, I think it is important for me to understand their explanations. I have learned a lot by working side by side with developers over the past 4 years, but I always want to learn more.
August 31, 2011 | Shannon Luney: Content First
In early August I attended An Event Apart in Minneapolis. As I was looking back to my tweets during that time I found this gem:
“Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.” @zeldman is awesome. #aea
- Jeffrey Zeldman, one of the founders of An Event Apart
August 02, 2011 | Greg Ness: iPad* – The Perfect Content Consumption Device
Now that tablet computers are on their way to ubiquity (for the time being, mostly iPads), it would be smart to revisit and reassess your marketing strategy. Tablet computers – including the iPad – have some considerable drawbacks as heavy-duty content creation devices, but there is no doubt they are ideally suited to displaying all manner of content to their owners.
July 31, 2011 | Shannon Luney: Responsive web design: Where to start
When creating a responsive web design, you will need to take 3 different screen resolutions into consideration: mobile, tablet and the web. The images below are an example of each from a responsive website created by Ethan Marcotte.