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Color Leap
Fun tool for building era-specific color palettes: "Take a leap through time and see the colors of history."
color  design  history  inspiration 
23 days ago by warnick
Design Inc.
Find designers for branding, web and mobile development, slide decks, etc... I like that you can review each designer's previous work and see how much they charge for various services.
design  freelancing  branding  inspiration 
november 2016 by warnick
In Pieces
Bryan James's impressive demonstration of what can be done with CSS polygons.
css  webdesign  inspiration 
june 2015 by warnick
Really Good Emails
A nice collection of ... you guessed it: really good emails.
email  marketing  bizcomm  inspiration  bestpractices  4814 
january 2015 by warnick
Brad Frost
Really nice professional portfolio site. Something for budding web designers to aspire to.
webdesign  bradfrost  eportfolio  4814  inspiration 
november 2014 by warnick
Type Connection
"A Typographic Dating Game." Very helpful for learning how to pair typefaces.
typography  design  fonts  inspiration 
october 2014 by warnick
Typ.io: Fonts that go together
"We're revealing designers' decisions for all to see; peeking under the hood of beautiful websites to find out what fonts they're using and how they're using them."
typography  design  webdesign  fonts  inspiration  4814 
october 2014 by warnick
Google Web Fonts Typographic Project
Nice examples of how various Google Fonts can be paired.
webdesign  typography  fonts  google  4814  inspiration 
september 2014 by warnick
Homesteading 2014
Frank Chimero: "I’m doubling down on my personal site in 2014. In light of the noisy, fragmented internet, I want a unified place for myself—the internet version of a quiet, cluttered cottage in the country."
webdesign  blogging  portfolio  inspiration  personalweb  4814 
january 2014 by warnick
What Screens Want
Some thoughts on digital canvases, by Frank Chimero: "A screen doesn’t care what it shows any more than a sheet of paper cares what’s printed on it. Screens are aesthetically neutral, so the looks of things are not a part of their grain. Sorry, internet. If you want to make something look flat, go for it. There are plenty of reasons to do so. But you shouldn’t say you made things look a certain way because the screen cared one way or the other."
frankchimero  webdesign  interface  ui  presentation  inspiration  4814  3844 
november 2013 by warnick
Robby Leonardi's Interactive Resume
Something like this would only work in a few fields, but in those fields, it's pitch perfect.
resume  design  portfolio  inspiration 
november 2013 by warnick
Type Hunting
Hundreds of beautiful typographic examples, all in an endless Tumblr scroll.
typography  design  packaging  signage  inspiration  graphicdesign 
september 2013 by warnick
Justin Jackson's elegantly simple manifesto about writing for the web: "At its heart, web design should be about words. Words don't come after the design is done. Words are the beginning, the core, the focus. Start with words."
webdesign  contentstrategy  writing  inspiration  4814  from twitter_favs
june 2013 by warnick
Money Wins Elections
A beautiful website by Tony Chu that calls attention to the most significant problem in American politics today. (Seriously—fix this, and you fix government.)
webdesign  inspiration  government  lobbying  politics  lawrencelessig  onlineadvocacy 
may 2013 by warnick
Retro Vectors
A nice collection of royalty-free vector art and fonts.
design  clipart  vector  inspiration  free 
april 2013 by warnick
Joni Korpi
Nice responsive portfolio that experiments with both vertical and horizontal scrolling.
webdesign  responsive  inspiration 
january 2013 by warnick
Form Follows Function
Jongmin Kim shares some mind-blowing experiments with HTML 5.
webdesign  html5  animation  inspiration 
january 2013 by warnick
This Is Responsive
"Tips, Resources and Patterns for Responsive Web Design." Great compilation by Brad Frost.
bradfrost  webdesign  responsive  framework  resources  inspiration 
january 2013 by warnick
The Best of Kickstarter 2012
Great end-of-year collection of stats and stories.
kickstarter  inspiration  annualreport 
january 2013 by warnick
Be Wrong as Fast as You Can
Hugo Lindgren, in the NY Times: "The minute I tried to commit [my ideas] to paper, or otherwise turn them into something tangible, my imagination coughed and sputtered like the cheap Renault convertible my girlfriend drove in college. I’d write a bit of dialogue using that miraculous software that automatically formats it into a screenplay for you, and I’d be instantly paralyzed from the neck up. Here was incontrovertible evidence that I wasn’t half as good as I imagined myself to be."
writing  writersblock  psychology  inspiration 
january 2013 by warnick
Kurt Vonnegut term paper assignment from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop
Yet another reason to love Kurt Vonnegut: "Proceed next to the hallucination that you are a minor but useful editor on a good literary magazine not connected with a university. Take three stories that please you most and three that please you least, six in all, and pretend that they have been offered for publication. Write a report on each to be submitted to a wise, respected, witty and world-weary superior."
kurtvonnegut  syllabus  inspiration 
december 2012 by warnick
Best Practices For Effective Design Of "About me"-Pages
Smashing Magazine collects 60 beautiful personal homepages. Lots of inspiration to be found here.
smashingmagazine  webdesign  portfolio  inspiration  homepage 
september 2012 by warnick
Paul Robert Lloyd Style Guide
Every website should have a style guide this comprehensive. Fantastic.
webdesign  css  styleguide  inspiration 
august 2012 by warnick
Built With Bootstrap
Nice gallery of websites built on top of Twitter's Bootstrap framework.
twitter  bootstrap  inspiration  webdesign 
august 2012 by warnick
The Creative Internet
Great slide presentation from Google Creative Labs with a slew of interesting possibilities for my Writing and Digital Media class.
google  creativity  internet  inspiration  3844 
july 2012 by warnick
Jess & Russ
Perhaps the most beautifully designed wedding website of all time.
webdesign  wedding  inspiration 
july 2012 by warnick
You are not special. You are not exceptional.
David McCullough, an English teacher in Massachusetts, delivered a daring commencement address: "Contrary to what your soccer trophy suggests, your glowing seventh grade report card, despite every assurance of a certain corpulent purple dinosaur, that nice Mister Rogers and your batty Aunt Sylvia, no matter how often your maternal caped crusader has swooped in to save you… you’re nothing special."
speeches  commencement  highschool  inspiration  selfesteem 
june 2012 by warnick
Media Queries
"A collection of inspirational websites using media queries and responsive web design."
webdesign  responsive  inspiration 
may 2012 by warnick
Edits Quarterly
Ian Coyle pushes the boundaries of storytelling on the web. A beautiful blend of form and function.
webdesign  storytelling  magazine  inspiration  html5 
may 2012 by warnick
Eephus League Magazine
Bethany Heck masterfully combines two of my favorite things: baseball and lovely web design.
baseball  webdesign  html5  magazine  inspiration 
may 2012 by warnick
Suit Up or Die Magazine #1
Now that's how you build a slide show in HTML.
webdesign  css  html5  inspiration  slideshow  engw3332 
may 2012 by warnick
Make Your Thing: 12 Point Program for Absolutely, Positively 1000% No-Fail Guaranteed Success
Some good advice and great stories from Jesse Thorn: "Mostly, you just need to care, and try. You need to make something, and then make it again, a little better. You need to look around for money. You need to reach your hand out to meet someone when it would be easier to keep to yourself. You need to make something for you when it would be easier just do what someone else tells you to. All of these things are hard, but none of them require anything more than gumption. Which I bet you have."
jessethorn  entrepreneurship  inspiration  advice  creativity 
march 2012 by warnick
Ultimate creative business cards collection
Seriously, it's the ULTIMATE collection. If you want to see every imaginable idea for a business card, look no further.
businesscards  graphicdesign  bizcomm  inspiration  engw3335 
february 2012 by warnick
Showcase of Academic and Higher Education Websites
Smashing Magazine demonstrates that not *all* university websites are terrible.
webdesign  academia  smashingmagazine  inspiration  highered  engw3332 
january 2012 by warnick
Our Solar System
"An experiment with CSS3 border-radius, transforms & animations." Another nail in Flash's coffin.
html5  css  animation  webdesign  inspiration  engw3332 
november 2011 by warnick
Free electronic portfolios for people who want to display visually oriented work. Pretty slick.
eportfolios  inspiration  webapp 
october 2011 by warnick
I agree to _____.
Gregg Bernstein tackles the mess that is online "click-through agreements" and comes up with a system that serves consumers without sacrificing legal requirements. Nicely done.
itunes  eula  infodesign  legal  inspiration  engw2329 
september 2011 by warnick
Patternry is a design pattern library aimed to help solve common interface design problems. It is also a tool for building and sharing pattern libraries privately.
webdesign  ui  inspiration  patterns  engw3332 
july 2011 by warnick
How To Steal Like An Artist (And 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me)
Nice piece (and nice presentation) on art, creativity, and originality, by Austin Kleon, the Newspaper Blackout poet. "Here’s what artists understand. It’s a three-word sentence that fills me with hope every time I read it: Nothing is original."
advice  art  poetry  austinkleon  inspiration 
april 2011 by warnick
Eephus League
"This site is dedicated to bringing all the disparate threads of baseball intricacies together in one place. It’s a place where any baseball fan can come to share their knowledge and experiences, no matter how trivial, because in baseball nothing is trivial. Ballpark experiences, player nicknames, rules both official and unofficial, ticket stubs, baseball cards and photographs are all collected and preserved here."
eephusleague  baseball  blogs  minutiae  design  inspiration 
april 2011 by warnick
Louis Harboe's beautifully designed personal portfolio.
portfolios  design  webdesign  inspiration  icons 
january 2011 by warnick
Fonts In Use
What do typefaces look like when used in the real world? This is a great collection of pictures and commentary explaining how designers and companies are using typefaces.
typography  fonts  design  inspiration 
january 2011 by warnick
Minimalist effect in the maximalist market
What happens when you redesign product packaging as minimally as possible? (Answer: I want to buy your product.)
design  branding  minimalism  inspiration 
january 2011 by warnick
Beauty of the Web
Microsoft is going all-out for the launch of Internet Explorer 9. Here's a nice gallery of sites that push the limits of what you can do with HTML5. Oh, and they actually work in IE9.
internetexplorer  ie9  webdesign  html5  gallery  inspiration  engw3332 
september 2010 by warnick
Makalu Interactive
A very nice portfolio for a web design firm called Makalu. The entire thing is a single HTML page, but note how the company breaks up the page into various sections.
webdesign  portfolio  inspiration  engw3332 
september 2010 by warnick
The HTML5 Experiments of Hakim El Hattab
Beautiful demonstrations of HTML5's potential as a tool for artists.
html5  art  code  inspiration  experiments  engw3332 
august 2010 by warnick
How to Turn Anything Into a Website Design
Cameron Chapman: "Next time a client brings you something strange with the words, 'I want my website to look like this,' you won’t need to cringe. Instead, just look at whatever they’ve brought you with the concepts here in mind and create a website (or other design) that captures the essence of what they’ve brought in a way they might not have been expecting."
webdesign  graphicdesign  inspiration  clients 
april 2010 by warnick
50 Inspiring Examples of Hand Drawn Elements in Web Design
A nice collection of screenshots and links from Web Design Ledger
webdesign  art  drawing  handdrawn  inspiration 
april 2010 by warnick
Data Visualization Inspiration
Whitney Hess compiled a nice list of data visualizations on the web. Be sure to read the comments, too.
dataviz  design  inspiration 
november 2008 by warnick
Minimal Sites
"Minimal web design = maximal impact." Other that their use of the word "maximal," this is a fantastic site. Appeals to my love of white space, clean lines, and sharp typography.
webdesign  minimalism  gallery  inspiration 
october 2008 by warnick

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