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Research is a key element of our work and here are some of the websites that have influenced our thinking or caught our eye as we have delivered our digital, print and branding projects.

 

Wireframe Showcase - Home

In design, wireframes are useful because they help put the focus on important structuring issues before considering detail-oriented challenges. Wireframe Showcase is a site based on wireframes showing how designers transformed mock-ups into working designs. There is a short explanation of each piece and a chance to provide feedback or ask the designer questions through a comment form. Most of the websites grew out of digital mock-ups, which have the advantage of being easy to tweak and rearrange. The result is a pleasing and informative collection of wireframes.

Wed, 18/08/2010 - 07:26


Designing Style Guidelines For Brands And Websites - Smashing Magazine

A detailed, readable and well illustrated description of what might be included in a typical web style guide. The article considers both visual design/branding and copy.

We regularly find articles in Smashing Magazine that we like. The publication is definitely worth keeping an eye on!

Fri, 30/07/2010 - 10:48


10 Fresh Galleries for Web Design Inspiration

Creativity needs a jumpstart at times. One of the best ways to get inspired is to admire and look at exceptional web designs.

Mon, 12/07/2010 - 08:47


Use less generic dummy text in web designs

Sometimes it may be useful to use less generic dummy text in your designs: for instance, when you want to give your design more context, and see how it works best with the text that could actually be used on a website. Whether you need an ordered or unordered list, a simple paragraph or a headline, just grab it from Kureno's Lorem Ipsum Tool.

Check one or several of the control boxes and click “Generate.” You can even choose between three different content types from a drop-down list: “Design Studio,” “Business” and “Technology.”

Thu, 24/06/2010 - 15:14


Tagline Guru | Home

Really useful site about the ins and outs of taglines, slogans and adverts.

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 15:09


30 of the Best Web Typography Resources Online | Webdesigner Depot

There are tools for creating unique typography, references and articles that can teach you typographic principles, and plenty of inspiration and news to keep you updated on the state of web typography.

Wed, 16/06/2010 - 09:01


Lightbox_me is an essential tool for the jQuery developer's toolbox

Lightbox_me is an essential tool for the jQuery developer's toolbox. Feed it a DOM element wrapped in a jQuery object and it will lightbox it for you, no muss no fuss.

Fri, 28/05/2010 - 15:57


2010 Trends article on LogoLounge.Com

Every year, it’s worth noting that this is a report on trends, not a recipe book of styles. It is also not a finite list: There are other valid trends out there that are not mentioned here.

The report should serve you as an ongoing view of where logo design is headed. The word “trends” in itself can have a very negative cast, but in truth, trends aren’t bad. They reveal our growth. It’s our take on them that allows us to move even further forward.

Wed, 26/05/2010 - 12:05