Design Inspiration: Brochure Design Showcase

Brochures are an important marketing material for many companies. A well-designed and professional-looking brochure can go along way towards an effective marketing campaign. In this post we’ll showcase 45 brochures from various designers (via the Behance Network). If you see something you like, click on the image and you will be led to the source. At the source, in many cases, you will see multiple images of the brochure.


Brochures are an important marketing material for many companies. A well-designed and professional-looking brochure can go along way towards an effective marketing campaign. In this post we’ll showcase 45 brochures from various designers (via the Behance Network). If you see something you like, click on the image and you will be led to the source. At the source, in many cases, you will see multiple images of the brochure.

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

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Keynotopia Wireframing Set: Free Wireframing Templates for Apple Keynote

Lately, Apple Keynote has been gaining popularity among designers as a wireframing and prototyping tool. Features like multiple slide masters, styles, grouping, animation and hyperlinks make it ideal for crafting interactive prototypes and UI narratives. Today’s freebie, Keynotopia, is a free set of interface elements for Keynote that makes it possible for anyone to create these prototypes in minutes. All elements are hand-crafted in Apple Keynote, and organized in nested groups for easier manipulation and customization. The templates can be used in Keynote 09 and 08 and are designed by Amir Khella.


Lately, Apple Keynote has been gaining popularity among designers as a wireframing and prototyping tool. Features like multiple slide masters, styles, grouping, animation and hyperlinks make it ideal for crafting interactive prototypes and UI narratives. Today’s freebie, Keynotopia, is a free set of interface elements for Keynote that makes it possible for anyone to create these prototypes in minutes. All elements are hand-crafted in Apple Keynote, and organized in nested groups for easier manipulation and customization. The templates can be used in Keynote 09 and 08 and are designed by Amir Khella. Leer más “Keynotopia Wireframing Set: Free Wireframing Templates for Apple Keynote”

What Are BP, Apple, Amazon, and Others Spending on Google Advertising?

Much of the list, which covers the month of June 2010, will be of no surprise to anyone that uses Google Search regularly (which is pretty much everyone): AT&T spends ridiculous amounts of money, as do Apollo Group (which owns the University of Phoenix), Amazon, and Expedia. It’s worthwhile to note that some of AT&T’s $8.08 million budget was probably due to the launch of the wireless carrier’s biggest product of the year, the Apple iPhone 4.

Apple itself spent slightly less than $1 million, which puts the company in the upper echelon of Google spending but not all that close to the top. 47 companies spent over $1 million, so Apple was, at best, in the top 50. That’s indicative one of the more interesting revelations in the report: Google’s search ads revenue is the product of dozens of different advertisers, none of whom dominate. The top ten advertisers only accounted for about 5% of Google’s total revenue, and the biggest spender, AT&T, didn’t even snag 1% by itself.


BY Dan Nosowitz

Google is typically very secretive about the specifics of its search revenue. I can’t actually recall any other leak quite like this one, in which the budgets of specific companies are laid out–kudos to AdAge for snagging the internal document with such rarely seen information.

Much of the list, which covers the month of June 2010, will be of no surprise to anyone that uses Google Search regularly (which is pretty much everyone): AT&T spends ridiculous amounts of money, as do Apollo Group (which owns the University of Phoenix), Amazon, and Expedia. It’s worthwhile to note that some of AT&T’s $8.08 million budget was probably due to the launch of the wireless carrier’s biggest product of the year, the Apple iPhone 4.

Apple itself spent slightly less than $1 million, which puts the company in the upper echelon of Google spending but not all that close to the top. 47 companies spent over $1 million, so Apple was, at best, in the top 50. That’s indicative one of the more interesting revelations in the report: Google’s search ads revenue is the product of dozens of different advertisers, none of whom dominate. The top ten advertisers only accounted for about 5% of Google’s total revenue, and the biggest spender, AT&T, didn’t even snag 1% by itself. Leer más “What Are BP, Apple, Amazon, and Others Spending on Google Advertising?”

[ARG] Marcos Aguinis: “Hoy el mayor monopolio de prensa está en manos de la pareja presidencial”

Para Aguinis, la renovada embestida K contra el periodismo tiene un objetivo claro: “Los Kirchner quieren convertir a la República Argentina en una Santa Cruz, a la que robaron y controlaron sin pudor. Su talento no da para otra cosa”.

¿Cómo analiza la última ofensiva del Gobierno contra la prensa?
Es lamentable. Un retroceso del arduo camino hacia una mejor democracia. Manejado con prepotencia y mentiras. Fíjese que quien iba a “comandar la verdad” es nada menos que Moreno, quien ha degradado al Indec y se ha convertido en el funcionario más prepotente y desacreditado del Gobierno. Tras semejante papelón, ahora el Gobierno espera que el proceso legislativo vaya bajando la temperatura y las cosas empiecen a olvidarse.

Se esperaba que los Kirchner anunciaran la intervención de Papel Prensa. ¿Por qué cree que dieron marcha atrás y enviaron en su lugar un proyecto al Congreso para controlar la producción de papel?
Ante la imposibilidad de imponer su mentirosa versión, optaron por este largo camino, que no llevará a ninguna parte. El periodista (Jorge) Lanata ha dicho muy bien que en vez de dedicar 70 minutos a decir vaguedades e infundios destinados a socavar la libertad de expresión, la Presidenta se hubiera dedicado a analizar la pobreza. Pero la pobreza, para este Gobierno “progresista”, es una cantera de votos, por eso quiere que perdure… o que aumente.

Después de las desmentidas de Isidoro Graiver y la hija de Lidia Papaleo, ¿cómo quedan parados los Kirchner? ¿Pagarán un costo político por esto?
Ya lo están pagando. Pero no es muy grande, porque a gran parte de la población este asunto no le interesa. Es el mismo Gobierno quien dio al asunto demasiada relevancia. Hasta se han filtrado las graves disputas que dividen el mismo frente interno del kirchnerismo, que sigue en bajada.

¿El matrimonio presidencial quiere trasladar la política que aplicó a los medios santacruceños a los medios nacionales?
Tal cual. Su talento no da para otra cosa, quieren convertir a la República Argentina en una Santa Cruz, a la que robaron y controlaron sin pudor.


El escritor Marcos Aguinis asegura que los Kirchner pretenden imponer en la Argentina el modelo que aplicaron en Santa Cruz para silenciar a la prensa independiente. Y los acusa de usar la bandera de los Derechos Humanos en su propio beneficio. También insta a la oposición a comprometerse en un programa de consenso para ganar en 2011.

por Micaela Pérez

Irónico, mordaz, valiente, implacable. A Marco Aguinis no le tiembla el pulso -basta un rápido recorrido por su extensa bibliografía para comprobarlo-, pero tampoco la voz, a la hora de retratar su pensamiento acerca del particular momento institucional que atraviesa el país.

El prolífico escritor, médico y psicoanalista -autor, entre otros libros, de La cruz invertida y El atroz encanto de ser argentinos – prepara para fin de año el lanzamiento editorial de una recopilación de todos sus cuentos. Pero sus ocupaciones literarias, claro, no le restan tiempo para sentarse a analizar la compleja coyuntura local y responder a las preguntas de Weekend.

“Es lamentable. Un retroceso del arduo camino hacia una mejor democracia. Manejado con prepotencia y mentiras”, reflexiona, con fastidio, sobre el polémico informe “Papel Prensa. La verdad” que el gobierno nacional presentó con bombos y platillos la semana pasada en la Casa Rosada, en su intento por justificar, quizá, su jugada más audaz contra la prensa independiente desde que llegó al poder en 2003. Informe que, hay que decir, a las pocas horas de ver la luz quedó por lo menos en tela de juicio, tras la declaración de Isidoro Graiver desmintiendo ante la Justicia el “relato oficial” sobre la supuesta “apropiación ilegal” de las acciones de Papel Prensa durante la última dictadura militar. Leer más “[ARG] Marcos Aguinis: “Hoy el mayor monopolio de prensa está en manos de la pareja presidencial””

Belgian broadcasters try kneecapping DVRs, demand compensation

Belgians are probably most interested in knowing whether their country will survive its strife between the French and Flemish-Dutch speaking groups, or whether it will break apart into separate nations. Here at Ars, however, we’re more interested in the country’s peculiarities with respect to copyright law and broadband technology (and, of course, Belgium’s wide variety of beers and chocolate). We recently wrote about Belgian bandwidth hogs, and in the past on ISPs having to filter P2P and newspapers suing Google News. This week it’s Belgian broadcasters seeking to cripple Digital Video Recorders and get compensation for their introduction.

Ars got hold of a letter addressed to cable provider Telenet, a letter in which compensation and technical crippling of the DVR were demanded. A similar letter went to Belgacom, another cable TV provider. This letter, kindly provided to us by Inside TV International, was jointly written by the CEOs of the three Flemish broadcasters.


Belgians are probably most interested in knowing whether their country will survive its strife between the French and Flemish-Dutch speaking groups, or whether it will break apart into separate nations. Here at Ars, however, we’re more interested in the country’s peculiarities with respect to copyright law and broadband technology (and, of course, Belgium’s wide variety of beers and chocolate). We recently wrote about Belgian bandwidth hogs, and in the past on ISPs having to filter P2P and newspapers suing Google News. This week it’s Belgian broadcasters seeking to cripple Digital Video Recorders and get compensation for their introduction.

Ars got hold of a letter addressed to cable provider Telenet, a letter in which compensation and technical crippling of the DVR were demanded. A similar letter went to Belgacom, another cable TV provider. This letter, kindly provided to us by Inside TV International, was jointly written by the CEOs of the three Flemish broadcasters. Leer más “Belgian broadcasters try kneecapping DVRs, demand compensation”

10 Terminal Commands That Will Boost Your Productivity

Back in May, Nettuts+ ran a great article entitled ”7 Simple and Useful Command-Line Tips”; this was a great article for getting started with using the command line. But there’s a lot more you can learn about using a shell, and I’ll take you to the next level in this tutorial!

Getting Started

If you’re running Mac OS X, or your favourite flavour Linux, you’re all set. Just fire up the terminal, and keep going. If you’re on Windows, well, the default command set isn’t quite what a bash shell is. If you want some power, check out Microsoft PowerShell; however, the commands below won’t necessarily work there. You can get a bash shell on Windows, though:

* Install Cygwim, a Linux-like environment for Windows.
* Install msysgit; depending on the options you choose when installing, you’ll get a Git Bash that should work will all these commands.
* Try Windows’ subsystem for Unix-based applications. Although I haven’t tried it myself, I understand you can get a Unix shell with it.

All right, let’s hop in!


10 Terminal Commands That Will Boost Your Productivity

Back in May, Nettuts+ ran a great article entitled ”7 Simple and Useful Command-Line Tips”; this was a great article for getting started with using the command line. But there’s a lot more you can learn about using a shell, and I’ll take you to the next level in this tutorial!


Getting Started

If you’re running Mac OS X, or your favourite flavour Linux, you’re all set. Just fire up the terminal, and keep going. If you’re on Windows, well, the default command set isn’t quite what a bash shell is. If you want some power, check out Microsoft PowerShell; however, the commands below won’t necessarily work there. You can get a bash shell on Windows, though:

  • Install Cygwim, a Linux-like environment for Windows.
  • Install msysgit; depending on the options you choose when installing, you’ll get a Git Bash that should work will all these commands.
  • Try Windows’ subsystem for Unix-based applications. Although I haven’t tried it myself, I understand you can get a Unix shell with it.

All right, let’s hop in! Leer más “10 Terminal Commands That Will Boost Your Productivity”

Analyse your Facebook Friends with Friends Chart from Docs.com


by Nirmal

Recently we had covered a feature of Docs.com where you could create a simple resume with the work and education information on your Facebook account. If you have large number of friends in your Facebook account, you can now easily analyse your friend mix based on gender, age, and location. Docs.com allows you to create a Friends Chart based on the information of your friends available in Facebook.

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Docs.com will access your friends’ Facebook profile information to instantly create a formatted and editable Friends Chart. To create this chart, log into Docs.com and then select Chart your Friends option. Leer más “Analyse your Facebook Friends with Friends Chart from Docs.com”