Category Archives: WEB

A little Interface humor

Someone post this on twitter  a weeks ago, doing some research with a little help from google i found the creators: Brad Colbow and Brad Dielman,  graphic designers in Cleveland Ohio who weekly release “The Brads“, their comic strip.

Find more great humor at http://www.bradcolbow.com/

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Web design trends 2010 ?

I’m glad to welcome you to our blog again, we hope to hear about you and your new projects soon, leave a comment or send us a message from our site (kurven).

We are ready for what is to come this year!

So are you anxious about what will be the ruling trends for this year? here is a presentation I found about web design trends.

The first part makes fun about those “great” ideas clients have (“I want a gear in my site, oh, and a Light Bulbe, but a very very VERY shiny one!”); the second part are the aledgelly trends to come (although some of them are so 2008!)


but, in my opinion, i don’t like to follow! so i’ll give you just a little advice:

A little advice for you

Social Software: The Other ‘Design for Social Impact,’ by Gentry Underwood

I found this article interesting, it’s worth a preview reading at least, you can find the complete article on the link provided at the beginning.

Social Software:
The Other ‘Design for Social Impact’

by Gentry Underwood

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T-shirt by Simon Crowley

Depending on your take and use of the social technologies available, call it Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, WordPress, Foursquare…. have become an integral part of the way we run our day-to-day lives.

It’s not just in the consumer space, either. Companies and large organizations are catching on to the benefits of social networking and improved collaboration tools. They want their intranets to be more like Facebook. They want to use crowdsourcing to leverage employee perspectives and wikis to help people help themselves. They want Twitter for the organization, (or at least they think they do).

You can find the complete article here.

50 Icon Design Tutorials

Icons are essential in any graphical user interface. They are effective visual cues for performing tasks or navigating to a certain location. There are many resources online that can help and inspire you in your own icon designs and – in this collection – we share some of the best tutorials on the topic.


General Tutorials

1. The Making of an Icon

The Making of an Icon - screen shot.

2. How To Make An Icon

How To Make An Icon - screen shot.

3. 10 Mistakes in Icon Design

10 Mistakes in Icon Design - screen shot.

4. Icon Design: Bitmap vs Vector

Icon Design: Bitmap vs Vector - screen shot.

5. Professional technique for creating icons

Professional technique for creating icons - screen shot.

6. 7 Principles of Effective Icon Design

7 Principles of Effective Icon Design - screen shot.

7. 10 Tips for Effective Icon Design

10 Tips for Effective Icon Design - screen shot.

8. Icon Design Explained (Quickly)

Icon Design Explained (Quickly) - screen shot.

9. How to Design Mini Icons

Design Mini Icons - screen shot.

Illustrator Tutorials

10. Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon

Make a Handy 3D Vector Calendar Icon - screen shot.

11. Vector Film Slate Icon

Vector Film Slate Icon - screen shot.

12. How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon

How to Turn Glasses into a Great Geek Icon - screen shot.

13. Detailed Camera with Photo Icon

Detailed Camera with Photo Icon - screen shot.,

14. How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons

How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons - screen shot.

15. Adobe Bridge Icon

Adobe Bridge Icon - screen shot.

16. How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator

How to Create a Vector Safari Compass in Illustrator - screen shot.

17. Translucent IM Style Illustrator Icon Tutorial

Translucent IM Style Illustrator Icon Tutorial - screen shot.

18. Create a Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator

Create a Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator - screen shot.

19. Juicy RSS Feed Icon

Juicy RSS Feed Icon - screen shot.

20. How to Make a Vector Military Cap Icon

How to Make a Vector Military Cap Icon - screen shot.

21. Delicious Chinese Food Icon

Delicious Chinese Food Icon - screen shot.

22. Transparent Battery Icon

Transparent Battery Icon - screen shot.

23. Vector Lock Icon Design

Vector Lock Icon Design - screen shot.

Photoshop Tutorials

24. Custom Hard Drive Icon

Custom Hard Drive Icon - screen shot.

25. Create a Speed Gauge and Watch Icon

Create a Speed Gauge and Watch Icon - screen shot.

26. Design a Detailed Compass Icon

Design a Detailed Compass Icon - screen shot.

27. Safety Icon Design

Safety Icon Design - screen shot.

28. Design a Glossy Download Icon

Design a Glossy Download Icon - screen shot.

29. Creating a Cool Yellow Helmet Icon

Creating a Cool Yellow Helmet Icon - screen shot.

30. Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon

Create a Jaguar Style Folder Icon - screen shot.

31. Vista Error Icon

Vista Error Icon - screen shot.

32. Vista Folder Icon Tutorial

Vista Folder Icon Tutorial - screen shot.

33. Design The iTunes Icon For The iPhone

Design The iTunes Icon For The iPhone - screen shot.

34. XP Style Money Icon

XP Style Money Icon - screen shot.

35. Angry Emoticon

Angry Emoticon - screen shot.

36. XP Style iPod Icon

XP Style iPod Icon - screen shot.

37. LG LCD Monitor Icon

LG LCD Monitor Icon - screen shot.

38. Adobe Photoshop CS3 Style Icons

Adobe Photoshop CS3 Style Icons - screen shot.

39. Clock Icon

Clock Icon - screen shot.

40. World Icon Tutorial

World Icon Tutorial - screen shot.

41. How to Make a Folder Icon

How to Make a Folder Icon - screen shot.

42. Glossy RSS icon

Glossy RSS icon - screen shot.

43. Recreate the Famous Yahoo! Smiley

Recreate the Famous Yahoo! Smiley - screen shot.

44. Skype Buddy Icon

Skype Buddy Icon - screen shot.

45. Create A Mockingly Smiley

Create A Mockingly Smiley - screen shot.

46. iTune Icon

iTune Icon - screen shot.

47. Fast Folder Icon Making

Fast Folder Icon Making - screen shot.

48. Stylish Search Icon

Stylish Search Icon - screen shot.

49. Creating a clock icon

Creating a clock icon - screen shot.

50. Computer Icon Tutorial

Computer Icon Tutorial - screen shot.