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Brain friendly design for news websites

Elements of brain-friendly design Reader experience can be significantly improved by: Formatting the text of the story into shorter paragraphs. Highlighting important story facts and terms. Clean, uncluttered page design. Similarly, distracting elements accompanying the story can reduce comprehension: Flashy advertisements. Photos and links to unrelated stories. How do news readers perceive and learn from … Continue reading

Poynter Eyetrack Research: As photos flood our screens, which ones hold our attention? What makes a photograph worth publishing?

Nowadays when millions of viewers/readers keenly search internet screen, mobile devices and publication pages for photographic images of a favorite soccer player pass, an encaged Jordanian ISIS hostage and a tragic airplane crash, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) released some pretty revealing findings of their own. The question the study looked at is “What … Continue reading

BBDO Ad: A Mom’s Social Media Post Shatters Lives

A Simple Distraction Leads to Devastating Consquences By Ann-Christine Diaz AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign hasn’t pulled any punches in educating cellphone users about the dangers of texting and driving. Previously, the company and BBDO New York tapped director Werner Herzog to document the lives of real people whose lives were shattered by texting-related accidents. … Continue reading

Paul Mason: The end of capitalism has begun…Yes it did – 20 years ago

“Capitalism, it turns out, will not be abolished by forced-march techniques. It will be abolished by creating something more dynamic that exists, at first, almost unseen within the old system, but which will break through, reshaping the economy around new values and behaviours. I call this postcapitalism…”. – Paul Mason Zoran Opalic: Could we call … 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

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

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

The Colors of Hayao Miyazaki: Palettes Inspired by Miyazaki’s Movies

created by designer and illustrator Hyo Taek Kim   Totoro, Spirited Away, and The Wind Rises are just a few of Hayao Miyazaki’s noteworthy films that captivate the hearts of viewers worldwide. Inspired by Miyazaki, the creator of childhood dreams, designer Hyo Kim creates “The Colors of,” a collection of color palette posters for ten of Miyazaki’s greatest works.

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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