Tag: graphicdesign

Comics

I love comics, and am often amazed not only by how funny they can be, but also how much can be learned from them. Growing up I was a regular reader of Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side and Mad Magazine. As I …

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Firefox Addons for Web Designers & Developers

Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source web browser which aims to provide a simple, light and fast way to browse the web. It is one of the main driving forces in the web today, and the competition it provides is one of the reasons …

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Puma’s New Super-Green Shoebox

http://www.fastcompany.com/1614807/puma-and-yves…

Puma’s “Clever Little Bag” is an interesting approach to the issue of packaging and waste. Rather than having a complete box, which consumers will put into a (usually disposable) bag to carry home, the design combines a cardboard skeleton in a reusable bag made …

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The Numbers Behind China

http://www.onlineschools.org/blog/china/

Interesting facts about China, focusing on industrial output, food production and consumption, and military capability. As this piece is presented from a US perspective, it can be interesting for students to consider how bias comes into play when using statistics to tell a story. …

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Come Back Home: Eco Coke Bottle design

http://designfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/03/eco-coke-bottle-design.html

An interesting study into the environmental impact of square drinks containers…

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CSS Remix

http://cssremix.com/

This is one of the best web design showcase sites. A perfect source for inspiring designers to improve their own work.…

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Graphics: Isolating An Image From Its Background

As part of a UWS “Interactive PowerPoint for Teaching” workshop I helped out at today, I was asked by quite a few people how to remove the background from a picture so that it could be integrated into a presentation more cleanly. I showed a …

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Picmarkr

http://picmarkr.com/

Picmarkr makes it easy to add watermarks to images, allowing content creators to protect their work before it is shared online.…

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Tartan Maker

http://www.tartanmaker.com/

Generate unique and colourful tartan patterns for use in web and graphic design.…

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Vector Magic

http://vectormagic.com/

Most images available on the web today are in bitamp file formats, and so cannot be scaled up. This website takes such bitmap images and converts them to scalable vector formats, such as SVG.…

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