When it comes to web design, my experience demonstrates to me that it’s easier to add to a design rather than to take away from it. The challenge with minimalist layouts lies in the conundrum of making something beautiful with basic design elements —and with as few of them as possible.
In this collection are masterfully created minimalist designs for your inspiration in your current and future work. This is a follow up of a collection called 40 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design published last year. (You should check that out as well, if you haven’t already.)
I found this fascinating quote today:
Today I start this post with every intention of making it the last one in regards to traffic for blogs, in particular new bloggers. In the previous post I covered some of the major points and want to finish up this series, so that I can stay on track with what this blog tries to do and deal with men’s issues. God knows we do have them.man-over-board.com, Where New Blogs Get Their Traffic From (The Finale), Jan 2010
You should read the whole article.
Training with cognitive exercises can improve targeted mental functions, conclude the authors of a review article published recently in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The authors (Kathryn Papp and Stephen Walsh from the University of Connecticut and Peter Snyder from Brown University) reviewed ten randomized controlled trials involving cognitive training interventions in healthy adults published since 1992. They find that specific abilities such as memory, reasoning, and speed of processing can be improved through targeted training programs. This is an important conclusion, and it is consistent with the growing evidence in support of the effectiveness of cognitive training. Leer más “Targeted Cognitive Exercises Improve Mental Abilities”
Muchos “gurúes” del éxito online gustan de dar consejo acerca de cómo hacer un negocio exitoso. La realidad es que no se requiere ningún don sobrenatural para realizar un emprendimiento redituable, o generar un sitio que cumpla eficientemente con su cometido. El sentido común es lo que nos va a llevar a tomar las decisiones correctas, y junto con la ética profesional son los dos ingredientes que garantizarán el triunfo de nuestras acciones.
Cualquier negocio, en su etapa inicial requerirá atención constante. Así de sencillo. Si cree que alguien posee la clave para realizar un emprendimiento mientras disfruta del ocio en una remota playa del Caribe, está equivocado. Comenzar un negocio lleva mucho trabajo, esfuerzo y atención. Leer más “Algunos tips para el éxito online”
This task aid will help you create job postings to help you find the best candidates more efficiently and effectively.
By: Nicole Williams
Vía MONSTER, your calling is calling
While I have written far and wide on the merits and challenges of carrying on an office romance, it’s never an easy situation to navigate. Just today, an employee admitted to a recent (and frankly, surprisingly covert) affair with a colleague that has gone awry and will most certainly impact my business. And that brings me here: evaluating once again the risks and rewards of office romance, only this time from the perspective of a concerned (read: anxious) employer. Here is what I’ve learned: Leer más “Workplace Romance: The New Rules”
I found this fascinating quote today:
Marketers, are you writing an informative blog for your social savvy readers? Wrong. Are you gaining followers on Twitter to help your sales efforts? Wrong again. In business, information technology (IT) people and those associated with IT often fall into that same trap of thinking that the application they run turns out value that their customer wants.Doug Hoff, Social IT outbursts, Feb 2010
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It’s that time of the week again!
Here’s a round-up of this week’s strangest/weirdest/wildest stories.
As always, some are serious cases with amusing twists, while others are ridiculous, embarrassing, tragic, fraudulent or just, well, weird.
All but one are appearing on the site for the first time (we thought Hugh deserved a second go ‘round) — they just seem deserving of a collective, end-of-the-week eyebrow raise.
Included are a the Pants on the Ground guy lawyering up, bicycle accessories as gang weapons and Michael Irvin returning to the courtroom.
by Charlie O’Donnell
I’ll admit it: Everytime I hear that familiar “Ra-ra, ah-ah ah-ah, Ra-ma ra ma-ma, Ga-ga ooh la-la”, I crank up the volume. The outlandishly costumed fellow former Upper East Side prep schooler has garnered some serious mass appeal over the last two years. But what can you attribute Ms. Germanotta’s success to, and moreover, what can the average tech startup learn from it?
Yes… I’m totally writing this post, and you can’t stop me. There will be no more stops on this trainwreck, so you’re on until the end of the line.
Charlie O’Donnell is entrepreneur in residence at First Round Capital. He is also co-founder of Path 101, a NYC-based startup, and founder of NextNY, a tech community group. He blogs at This Is Going To Be Big, where this post was originally published.
This valentine’s day, we wanted to pay homage to <3.
That’s right, less than three. The textual emblem that stands for love. It is often used in text messages, IMs, and tweets. And when directed to a person it can say so much to the reader. Some say a picture is worth a thousand words. We feel the combination of two characters conveys much more.
But the beauty of this little exercise is to allow people to share the things they ❤ most and, in turn, share in the expression of others through aggregation. Our goal wasn’t to set out to change the world, or create some crazy viral marketing initiative. We just wanted to share the things we <3.
Visit LessThanThree.AgencyNet.com and tell us what you <3.
During the last years, we have segmented and studied different tribes. Actually, we have arrived to “almost one member tribes”…
The real issue, behind the scene, is that thinking of this situation we have converted our gray matter in a sort of mashed potato. We have thought a lot… Gray puree!
And some results are as great as interesting… Probably the most important event is that our lifes are becoming disrupted… and so our innovation processes.
Disruptive innovation is not to invent the square wheel, because it would be useless… It’s to come with new categories of products/services that are answering a real need (although that this could be a philosophical discussion, I’m assuming that needs exist adn are not created).
Hence, our disruptive lifes should be followed and anticipated (both at the same time) by disruptive innovation. Leer más “The Tendentious Dr. Utterson | The ‘innovation disruption’ trend & Branding | Chapter 4”
Yesterday in Paris, a court tribunal ordered EBay to pay Louis Vuitton over $310,000 in legal costs and damages for using search terms that “misled consumers,” by driving consumers to the EBay website. The court also supported Louis Vuitton’s claim that EBay’s actions damaged the Louis Vuitton brand.
What I find most interesting about this case is that the terms EBay were bidding on were not “Louis Vuitton.” In fact, EBay bid on misspellings of the brand’s name; Specifically, EBay bid on the words, “Viton,” “Vitton,” and, “Wuiton.”
While I don’t condone online drafting of a brand’s competitors by using the competing companies’ names as a search terms, I am not 100% comfortable with this court decision. Where does one draw the line? What happened to Caveat Emptor? I am REALLY interested in hearing how others feel about this.
Please voice your opinions!
Imagine que está a cargo del marketing (alias CMO) de una importante marca de artículos femeninos. Se encuentra en el año 1965 y como es de costumbre, invierte en una tanda publicitaria que consiste en tres comerciales de 60’s en horario prime. Los resultados indican un 80% de cobertura entre mujeres entre 15 y 45 años. Impresionante. Pero hay más!
Ahora trasládese al año 2005. Crea por un segundo, que su misión publicitaria pretende alcanzar el mismo porcentaje de mujeres entre 15 y 45 años. Sin embargo, se entera que para intentar alcanzar esos resultados, deberá pasar por TV algo más que 3 comerciales. Sus analistas le indican que el número se acerca de 90 a 100 veces.
¿Qué ha ocurrido? Pues, que el apreciado target femenino, ha cambiado la forma en cómo “consume” la publicidad y aún más; la forma en como decide sus compras. Leer más “El marketing funnel… y por qué ya no estamos en 1965”
The last year or two has seen a dramatic increase in the amount of new design and development related blogs breaking out in to the community. In this article, you will see a list of fresh and new design blogs worth subscribing to and reading. Our goal here is to help you discover a few sites that you might not have heard of before.
Design Informer is an excellent weblog by Jad Limcaco, a web designer from Long Beach, California. Design Informer shares articles, tutorials, and freebies for designers.
DesignOra is a website for creatives that covers a wide range of topics. They also offer step-by-step tutorials for designing awesome stuff. The site is regularly updated so you’ll get a constant stream of great content.
Onextrapixel (more commonly known as OXP) was opened to the public on the 14th of April, 2009. It was started by two enthusiastic Singapore-based designers/developers. On OXP, you’ll find inspiration sources, tutorials, freebies, tools and various other articles.
4. Three Styles
Three Styles is aimed at web developers and designers, bringing them the latest trends and tutorials. Topics range from excellent designs for inspiration, high quality tutorials (from Photoshop to jQuery and everything between) and free resources.
ideasonideas is a design blog by Eric Karjaluoto, who discusses design, brands and experience.