Los diseñadores han logrado, gracias a las diferentes técnicas de diseño, a las nuevas ideas y a la ayuda de las propiedades CSS3, impulsar, en los últimos años, los diseños de sus blogs a unos niveles que nunca antes se habían visto. Pero a pesar de esto, es cierto que el arte de los blogs personales, en muchos casos, está disminuyendo, posiblemente por la aparición de servicios como Facebook, Twitter, Posterous, Tumblr y WordPress, y servicios de porfolio como Carbonmade, Deviantart y Behance, que han hecho que personalizar el diseño de los blogs no sea tan necesario.
Pero a pesar de esto, Speckyboy ha encontrado y seleccionado los 40 mejores diseños de blogs personales que existen actualmente en la red.
Estilo sutil y limpio:
1. Design Made in Germany
2. Look al That!
5. Grain & Gram – The New Gentelman’s Journal
6. Andrew Greig
7. The Import
9. Christoph Zillgens Sigue leyendo
The Closer is a television show about a police detective who has an uncanny ability to close cases. The secret to her success is how she leads suspects into confessing in the interrogation room.
You can have the same success. Not at closing police cases but at closing deals. Instead of interrogating murder suspects, you’re going to give killer sales presentations. Luckily you don’t need a gun, just some basic sales presentation techniques.
Are you ready for this? The prospects you are meeting want to do business with someone they can count on. You need to be comfortable and confident during your sales presentation. You won’t close the deal if you’re not ready.
- Have all of your materials are ready. You should have ample copies of brochures, one-sheets or other handouts.
- If you’re going to use a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation from your computer, make sure you know how to start it up without fumbling.
- Bring your own projector. This guarantees you have all the equipment you need to show your presentation. Make sure you’re familiar with how it all works.
- If you do create a slideshow, rely on images — not words and numbers. Effective sales presentations move and inspire prospects. You can follow up with details.
- Research your prospect’s company, industry and market.
- Know your product. Your prospects expect you to be an expert on what you’re selling. Sigue leyendo
By: Eric Rowell
One of the most overlooked design principles in web design today is eye movement patterns. All too often, web designers are so overly focused on making their website look “pretty” by adding distracting graphics and animations, using overly complex background images, drop shadows, and glowing form fields, that they forget why they are making the website in the first place.
How could this happen? It seems like a lot of designers have the misconception that “web design” translates to “make a website look pretty“. In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
A good web design effectively satisfies the purpose of the website first, and then looks pretty second. Building a poorly designed website is like building a house out of marble, granite, and imported Spanish tiles, and then forgetting to add in windows and doors. A good architect pays keen attention to the purpose of the house – creating living quarters that are accessible– and then filling in the details with nice materials.
Eye movement patterns are the foundation of web page usability. The purpose of this post is to define eye movement theory in web design, explore hot spots, dive into F-patterns, and help get you on track towards effective web design. Let’s get started!
As a designer, web developer, and techie-geek, I need a versatile and robust data storage solution that I can afford, but also use without learning some new language. So far, I’ve only found one service that can handle the large majority of my needs. This article covers how I use the Amazon Web Services Simple Storage Service (AWS S3) to meet most of my needs.
AWS S3 is Amazon’s cloud storage solution. It’s versatile, reliable, fast, and scalable to fit almost anyone’s needs. Of course with a service that sounds this great you would expect it to be expensive but it’s actually the most affordable storage solution I’ve found on the web, considering the features you get.
AWS S3 is intended for developers, but thanks to some great tools, it’s easy enough for just about anyone to use. Before I get into how I use AWS S3, I want to mention that this storage solution doesn’t use the traditional file structure of folders/files, etc. Instead AWS S3 uses “buckets” in which you store objects. The tools I use make AWS S3 appear to be a normal file system with the exception of “buckets”. Think of a bucket as a separate hard drive where you’ll store your files. You might also want to read the Amazon S3 page on Wikipedia. So let’s get on with how I use AWS S3.
I probably use Jungle Disk the most often because it makes it easy to use and manage my AWS S3 buckets, perform automated backups and centralize my data for access anywhere, at any time. When you use Jungle Disk with your AWS S3 account, you decide which of your individual buckets Jungle Disk can mount as a network drive. Then, you have drag-and-drop access to your AWS S3 files! Jungle Disk also encrypts your files, so they’re safe and secure.