Zoran Opalic

Around the World: 1997. NY, USA - Design Workshop at the New York School of Visual Arts // 2003. Hamburg, Germany - Mario Garcia Studio - media design,future of print media.// 2004. Innsbruck, Austria - News Desk, News Desk work shop// 2007. NY, USA - Future of Media and New Technology, New York // 2007. Miami, USA - "React to the news in the short term - in the newsroom work flow". More info: January 1st, 2008: madeIN magazine. Occupation or position held: Publisher/Owner Name and address of employer: Dobro Slovo Brace Domany 8, 10000 Zagreb (Croatia) Type of business or sector Publishing (Magazine) Web January 1st, 2001 - December 31st, 2007 Vecernji list daily. Occupation or position held: Art Director Type of business or sector Publishing, Daily Newspaper. Early Years: I have worked on a different creative media projects — Jutarnji list daily (at the time - 1998. new daily newspapers in Croatia), Globus, Studio, HAK, Nova Vjencanja, Auto Plus...
Zoran Opalic has written 368 posts for iNewsDesign

Fingerprint-Activated Electric Bike Goes 40 MPH, 90 Miles on a Charge

Part bike, part motorcycle, the Greyp G12 is the electric moped for the 21st century, and just to up the futuristic theme even further, it starts with a fingerprint scan. From the same daft minds that brought you the insane, 1,088-horsepower electric Rimac Concept One supercar (which still hasn’t reached production) comes an electric bike … Continue reading

5 Ways to Make Your Mobile Apps Sticky

by socialmonsters.org The average professional app development costs run in the thousands or tens of thousands, according to Blue Cloud Solutions. You want to recoup your costs through upfront app costs or microtransactions while building a loyal user base. However, you’re competing head-to-head against more than 2 million other apps in the Google Play and … Continue reading

RJI Study: Newspapers growing revenue in non-traditional ways

Although the overall amounts are small, a handful of alternative revenue streams pursued by daily newspapers are throwing off double-digit profits. And while monetizing digital operations remains a challenge, daily newspaper publishers expect digital revenue to represent a significantly greater share of their revenue stream in the coming three years. Interviews with 416 publishers in … Continue reading

Four Lessons from Four Years of Digital Content Publishing

Although Mag+ as a project has been around since about mid-2009, we count April 3, 2010 as our official launch date, because that’s the day the first iPad was released and the first Mag+ app—Popular Science+—debuted to the public. Four years and some 3,000 apps later, we’ve learned a thing or two about publishing content … Continue reading

Newspaper publishers remain optimistic about future of their industry

Despite sharp revenue declines over the last five years, publishers of U.S. daily newspapers remain optimistic about the future of their industry. After a year marked by solid growth in mobile products and a proliferation of paid content models, an overwhelming majority of publishers in a recent survey — 69 percent — expressed optimism about … Continue reading

10 Platforms for Building Mobile Apps

by Grace Smith If you’ve ever wanted to build an app for your business, blog, product or service, but the heavy investment of both time and money put you off, you’re not alone. The good news is that entering the mobile market no longer necessarily requires thousands of dollars and months of work. There are … Continue reading

The Future of Marketing is All About Value

Consumers are presented with as many as 3,000 ads per day. It’s no wonder that they’ve learned to ignore them completely. That’s why the future of marketing depends on ads that add value. Rather than guessing what a target audience is thinking and doing, marketers can now pinpoint exactly what they’re reading, watching, or buying … Continue reading

Behind Sochi’s Futuristic Logo

Anyone who has watched an Olympics whose vision is sharp will notice that the logo for Sochi 2014—which appears in every stadium, on every ticket, and on tens of millions of dollars’ worth of Olympic merchandise—is remarkably different from those of previous Olympics. It contains no drawing and features only unassuming lowercase lettering, the five … Continue reading

SPD cover of the day: New York Magazine

Just in time for NYC Fashion week, SPD’s Cover of the Day will highlight the best fashion magazine covers all week.  Check back daily for a portfolio of brilliant magazine covers from around the world. New York Magazine  Design Director: Thomas Alberty Photography Director: Jody Quon Photographer: Erik Madigan Heck

Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community

  by Richard Branson When you’re launching a startup, one of your first tasks is to identify potential customers and learn about their needs. This may seem very different from the goals I have described in previous columns about defining your business’s greater purpose and helping to tackle some of the big problems our society … Continue reading

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

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

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.

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...

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.

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.

Get to know your readers

We have moved from a solid to a fluid phase of modernity, in which nothing keeps its shape, and social forms are constantly changing at great speed...

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"...

A well-designed publication

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

Design Theory

There is no design theory and definition. There are only basic principles that are the base for recording designers ideas and imagination on the paper, tablet or your web.

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