Zoran Opalic

Professional in design and publishing industry. Conceptualize and orchestrate designs and redesigns that effectively reinforce and build brand images. Proven ability to drive record-high campaign in increasing publication sales and execute successful product launches...
Zoran Opalic has written 421 posts for iNewsDesign

With ‘News Labs’ Google just entered the race to build the future of media

Reuters By Alyson Shontell Tech Jun. 22, 2015 Facebook, Apple, Snapchat, and Twitter are all knee-deep in competition to shape the future of digital news, from article creation to consumption. Now Google is entering the race with “News Lab,” an effort led by Steve Grove to collaborate with entrepreneurs and journalists and “build the future of news.” … Continue reading

Dying dinosaur still knows how to kick

Newspaper Digital Audience By Jim Conaghan, NAA vice president of research & industry analysis Download full PDF of the report Key Facts The digital audience engaged with newspaper content reached a new peak in March 2015, totaling 176 million adult unique visitors. The count is a 10% increase from the 161 million unique visitors measured … Continue reading

Jeff Jarvis: The Pricing Paradox of Information

by Jeff Jarvis This chapter from Geeks Bearing Gifts deals with a fundamental strategic question for the future of news: Why does the information business suck? Does it need to? Yes, it does. Here’s the start of the chapter. You can read the rest here. In Adam Smith’s paradox of value, he wondered why, if … Continue reading

Create your perfect Portfolio with Freelancer Showcase

Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, today announced the release of Showcase™ — a cross-platform design gallery of millions of portfolio items in an easily browsable format, allowing freelancers to show off their quality work to employers. Freelancer.com already holds one of the world’s largest troves of quality design content from seven million … Continue reading

Around the World with the Colors of Cities

From fast-paced metropolitan cities to beach towns outlined by oceans and palm trees, each city possesses its own character and charm. Designer and Illustrator Hyo Taek Kim creates The Colors of Cities, a 10-city series including Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Phuket, London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Each poster illustrates the colorful … Continue reading

iCoverDesign.com – You perfict book cover

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – but your readers certainly will. If your book doesn’t look great on the outside, people are going to be much less likely to take a peek inside. Make sure that you have the best cover for your book and there is a perfect place to find … Continue reading

Look to the past for lessons on the news industry showdown with Facebook

by Rick Edmonds News and commentary this week that leading news organizations are close to striking a deal to publish directly to Facebook’s platform reminds me, and others, of an industry faceoff six years ago with Google. As you may recall, Rupert Murdoch had denounced Google for “stealing” content in its news summaries.  William Dean … Continue reading

In Miami Beach, the Faena Forum Is to Open in December

Mr. Faena enlisted the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan Architecture to design the 50,000-square-foot center, at 33rd Street and Collins Avenue; the anticipated cost is $150 million. Continue reading

RJI: An ethical checklist for robot journalism

by Tom Kent News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories or news stories into multimedia presentations. Most uses of robot journalism have been for fairly formulaic situations: company earnings reports, stock market summaries, earthquake alerts and youth sports stories. But inevitably, news companies will be … Continue reading

BitTorrent Launches Sync Pro

Sync is a file sync and share tool based on BitTorrent technology. As it does not use servers, it is up to 16x faster than cloud based services. This makes it ideal to do the heavy lifting for photographers, graphic designers, videographers and others in production roles. It is also more cost efficient, fully private … Continue reading

Aston Martin DB10

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

Architect Oscar Niemeyer

"My work is not about form follows function, but form follows beauty or, even better, form follows feminine."

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

Portraits of people are one of the first elements of the photography used in newspapers.

Typography: x-heigh

In typography, x-heigh refers to the heigh of lower case letters without upper or lower parts when compared to capital letters...

Designer George Lois

“I always knew I was the most talented kid in the school, ” says George Lois of his time at Music and Art. “I was lucky to be exposed to the city’s best art education"...

BODY COPY

Newspaper typefaces require a higher legibility then typefaces used for other printed products. Newspaper are printed on a paper of lesser quality under high speed.

How to redesign 1

Good redesign is driven by a deep understanding of the editorial mission of the publication.

Headline on photographs

The eternal dilemma! Dilemma of all editors on the planet Earth – to put or not put the headline or any kind of type in the photo.

iNewsDesign

Design Facts

Three elements that will greatly help you to understand how readers are observing you.

Typeface: NY Times Magazine

Sunday Magazine is an expansive family of fonts for information in tiny spaces and headlines at large sizes.

Infographics

When, why and whether to use infographic. The basic fact is that infographic refresh the publication, and it contributes to originality of your product.

A well-designed publication

Everything that a well-designed publication must have...

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