4 Videos to Help You Build a Better User Experience for Your Websites

4 Videos to Help You Build a Better User Experience for Your Websites
Posted by on Jun 12, 2012

As a designer I sometimes find myself immersed in the technicalities of how and forget about the practicalities of why.  The goal of most websites is to connect with the end user in a meaningful way.  Whoa, that sounds a little intimate, but it is true.  We all become emotional about decisions and purchases that we have to make on and offline.  It is our job as designers to not only create something that looks great, but also an experience strips away barriers between end user and the goal.

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Cinemagr.am

Cinemagr.am
Posted by on Jun 8, 2012

It’s Friday, so let’s talk about something fun. Recently I was talking with someone not familiar with Cinemagr.am and I was a little surprised he had not heard of it.  So, this is for everyone that has never seen Cinemagr.am before.

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Look Ma, No Plugins! WebGL and HTML5 Games, Effects and Applications

Look Ma, No Plugins! WebGL and HTML5 Games, Effects and Applications
Posted by on May 22, 2012

Imagine a world where you can play a game on any device within a browser free of plugins.  Imagine being able to control all of your media or use applications without ever downloading some app to do it. Cloud based computing is an old promise and one that many of us have dreamed about.  With the death of IE6 / 7, private party browser plugins (still happening) and bandwidth becoming less of an issue (unless telcos screw that up) cloud computing looks like it is finally becoming a reality. Below are 17 examples of effects, games and applications showing off the power of WebGL and HTML5.  You will need a modern browser to see these. A decent processor and video card certainly will not hurt either.

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Designer Spotlight – Dana Tanamachi

Designer Spotlight – Dana Tanamachi
Posted by on Apr 19, 2012

Dana Tanamachi is a graphic designer living in New York and working primarily with chalk.  Tanamachi’s chalk lettering has earned the attention of many large corporations and celebrities.

After graduating in 2007 with a BFA in Communication Design from The University of North Texas, Dana moved to New York City to design Broadway show posters at Spotco—a leader in arts and live entertainment branding. In early 2010, she took a job working under Louise Fili at Louise Fili Ltd, specializing in the design of restaurants and food packaging.

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Designer Spotlight – Gin Lane Media

Designer Spotlight – Gin Lane Media
Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

The Blind Barber, yes I just typed that correctly, has a killer website designed by Gin Lane Media. This website relies heavily on large, fullscreen background photos and a solid video to tell the story.  

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Super Powerful Illustration Created by Liam Brazier

Super Powerful Illustration Created by Liam Brazier
Posted by on Aug 25, 2011

Liam Brazier has some phenomenal super hero and sci-fi illustrations. Liam is a freelance illustrator and animator and has had work featured in Dazed & Confused, Creative Review, Design Week, Glastonbury, the Museum of London, London tube platforms, international film festivals, Virgin TV, and nationwide cinemas.

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