Yep, you guess it. HDR Photos. Yea, there is a some cool appeal and the effect is neat but it is over used, over done, and takes away from what would otherwise be a much nicer photo. I cordially say goodbye to HDR photography.
I bet you did not expect that did you? So many articles and posts out there saying how the web has ruined our attention span and turned us into tumblr, inspiring gallery, pixel twitter pushers, designers or web viewers. Rest assured that this is not true.
Dribbble. The industry’s newest addition to design exclusivity where you, should you be lucky enough to be invited, can share small screenshots of whatever it is you are working on. Dribbble has garnered criticism, reverence, and a huge following of designers and onlookers; but how is this design community affecting our industry, and more importantly, what has it already done? This is a guest post I wrote for inspiredology.com as I continue to guest write for them. The draft for this post has been in dev for some time making sure it was clean and unbiased. I intended to post this on What You Didn’t Learn but when the opportunity arose to write on inspiredology.com, I felt the opportunity and thread could be more widespread.
Many research have shown that icons are hard to memorize and are often highly inefficient. The Microsoft Outlook toolbar is a good example: the former icon-only toolbar had poor usability and changing the icons and their positioning didn’t help much. What did help was the introduction of…
Incredibly clever campaign to promote the Nissan Xterra. Rugged terrain that looks like cake instantly saying “This terrain is a piece of cake”. Easily understood, creative, and looks great. This is advertising at its finest.
Fresh out of school and with a degree hot off the press! You feel really good about the graduation speeches, you feel inspired. You spent 4 years, maybe more, maybe less, of hardwork to finally be where you are now; smart and ready to make real salary money - with benefits no less! Or do you?