Creating Exciting And Unusual Visual Hierarchies // thnxz smashingmagazine.com – @smashingmag


Layout, for both print and screen, is one of the most important aspects of graphic design. Designs that extend across multiple pages or screens, whether containing large or small amounts of type, must be carefully controlled in a way that is enticing and is easy for all to access.

Creating Exciting And Unusual Visual Hierarchies With Typography

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Careful control of visual hierarchy is a key aspect of the design decisions we have to consider. In this article, we will look at how frequently type needs to be broken down into different levels, such as topic, importance and tone of voice.

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Showcase of Incredible Design Portfolios From All Over the World


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No matter when or why you find yourself browsing the internet, there is no short of different logos, websites and print designs filling the web. Having experience in the fields helps one to distinguish the visual candy from the beauty of great web design. In this information age the competition remains fierce, always causing the bar to be raised. With so many creative people focused on web design, it takes a log to stand out from the crowds.

Generally speaking, some of the most unusual and amazing websites belong to designers. Of course, there are a lot of designers who have no site or one that doesn’t show off the full power of their skills. As the saying goes, “the cobbler’s children go unshod”.

A designer’s website should be surprising. Looking at a designer’s or web studio’s site should allow a potential customer to draw a conclusion about their talent and technical skills. Portfolios are an extremely important part of a designer’s website, but that doesn’t mean that any other parts can just be thrown together. Think about it. If you were a customer, you wouldn’t choose a designer whose site doesn’t impress you.

Today we’d like to share with you an showcase of incredible design portfolios from all around the world. A lot of effort and time has been invested since the designer’s first sketch was created to the wonderful design you can see now. So take a look, and get inspired.

[Note: Have you already ordered your copy of our Printed Smashing Book #3? The book is a professional guide on how to redesign websites and it also introduces a whole new mindset for progressive Web design, written by experts for you.]

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Domani Web Studio

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Iji Digital Web studio

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Pianofuzz Web studio

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Cafundoe Web Studio

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Carsonified Web Studio

designers sites

Ica Lab Web Studio

designers sites

XHTML Kitchen web Design and Development Studio

designers sites

ONY Web Studio

designers sites

Nile Web Studio

designers sites

Just Be Nice studio

designers sites

Creative People Agency

designers sites

Instinct Web Agency

designers sites

73dpi Ukrainian Web Studio

designers sites

FabWebDesign by Fabrizio Michels (CSS winner)

designers sites

Liechtenecker is Germany Web Agency

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SiteSoft Design Studio

designers sites

SmallStudio Creative Agency

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StudioBreakfast Design and Web Studio

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Florian Bernard’s Portfolio 13flo

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30 Beautiful and Creative Brochure Design examples for your inspiration


30 Beautiful and Creative Brochure Design examples for your inspiration

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Purpose of brochure may vary from business to business. Some are designed to display services, whereas others are focused on selling a product.

Print design is becoming quite influential in print design. As I am looking for print design references for a brochure I am working on, I decided to select some nice brochures and print design examples to share with you.

Brochure is very important part of advertisement. Here we have added the following 30 Best and Creative Brochure Designs for Your Inspiration. Leer más “30 Beautiful and Creative Brochure Design examples for your inspiration”

The distinction between interfaces & graphics. by Michael Dick

A very common question I encounter with in our industry is sort of a trick question, they ask me if I do graphic design. I reply with, no. Then the next question that follows asks me who designs my graphics.
In any industry there is terminology and that terminology gets mixed up. Some people use it one way and others use it their way. The case against Interface and Graphic design is the most often encountered in ours. Trying to explain to someone that I’m an interface designer but not a graphic designer can get tricky.
Let’s settle the score here.

Interface design is when one is designing something that will be used by humans. The understanding of how a user thinks, learns and adapts is important knowledge.

I’m not down playing graphic design in any way, it’s just different. For example, graphic designers have the intention to grab an emotional response visually. While Interface designers have the intention to grab a logical response mentally.


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A very common question I encounter with in our industry is sort of a trick question, they ask me if I do graphic design. I reply with, no. Then the next question that follows asks me who designs my graphics.

In any industry there is terminology and that terminology gets mixed up. Some people use it one way and others use it their way. The case against Interface and Graphic design is the most often encountered in ours. Trying to explain to someone that I’m an interface designer but not a graphic designer can get tricky.

Let’s settle the score here.

Interface design is when one is designing something that will be used by humans. The understanding of how a user thinks, learns and adapts is important knowledge.

I’m not down playing graphic design in any way, it’s just different. For example, graphic designers have the intention to grab an emotional response visually. While Interface designers have the intention to grab a logical response mentally.

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40 Inspiring Portfolio Designs

Portfolio designs can be a great source of inspiration. After all, a portfolio is not only a place to showcase one’s work, but is also a designer’s home on the web. It’s a portfolio piece in itself that represents what the designer is all about. For this reason, you’ll usually find extra amounts of creativity and attention to detail. A designer will put in this extra effort in order to show off their stuff and to attract new clients. So for this post, we’ve gathered 40 portfolio designs to inspire you.


Gisele Muller

Portfolio designs can be a great source of inspiration. After all, a portfolio is not only a place to showcase one’s work, but is also a designer’s home on the web. It’s a portfolio piece in itself that represents what the designer is all about. For this reason, you’ll usually find extra amounts of creativity and attention to detail. A designer will put in this extra effort in order to show off their stuff and to attract new clients. So for this post, we’ve gathered 40 portfolio designs to inspire you.

wingcheng.com

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Portfolio of Wing Cheng, graphic & web designer.

Christopher Meeks

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Yaron Schoen

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45 Inspiring Design Agency Websites

A while ago, we showcased a list of 50 Inspiring Portfolio Designs which featured a collection of portfolio websites belonging mainly to individual designers. Today, along those same lines, we’re presenting a collection of design agency websites. We want to show you how some of the talented design studios out there are presenting their work and attracting new clients. Enjoy, and get inspired!


Gisele Muller

A while ago, we showcased a list of 50 Inspiring Portfolio Designs which featured a collection of portfolio websites belonging mainly to individual designers. Today, along those same lines, we’re presenting a collection of design agency websites. We want to show you how some of the talented design studios out there are presenting their work and attracting new clients. Enjoy, and get inspired!

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Solid Giant

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40 Excellent Examples of Single Page Websites

Several months ago, we published a list showcasing 40 Inspiring Single Page Websites, and as we had a lot of comments and everybody really loved the post, we decided to gather a new list, showing some new and fresh examples to inspire you. Single page websites are still a big hit this year, and we see new examples of this trend popping up everyday. To put this list together I was able to find many great examples on One Page Love, which is a great source for those who like to stay tuned in on the single page world. So enjoy the list…


Gisele Muller

Several months ago, we published a list showcasing 40 Inspiring Single Page Websites, and as we had a lot of comments and everybody really loved the post, we decided to gather a new list, showing some new and fresh examples to inspire you. Single page websites are still a big hit this year, and we see new examples of this trend popping up everyday. To put this list together I was able to find many great examples on One Page Love, which is a great source for those who like to stay tuned in on the single page world. So enjoy the list…

Jeroen Homan

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