web design

Using CSS to Recreate Logos.

All you web monkey’s and CSS junkies out there, check this out. Just for fun, as a weekend project, Brian Chan decided to recreate a number of corporate logos and identities using nothing but CSS. I have to say, “Color me impressed”. I am by no means the designer you want writing your code, but I am really impressed with the way these look. On his site there are more examples, and the source code if you care to take a peak. You can see it all here the bchanx site.

CSS Logos

Adobe’s Edge Tool Set in Five Minutes.

If you are a web designer or developer. If you make interactive content for websites, mobile and tablet based applications, you should familiarize yourself with Adobe’s Edge Tools and Services.

If you don’t know about them watch the short five minute video below, then go over to the Adobe site and dig a little deeper. With each release these tools get better, easier to use, and the quality of what they output improves.

Adobe has a major stake with this tools set, and I guarantee that if you do this kind of work, you’ll probably be using these in the near future in some capacity.

Are You Typecasting? You Should Be.

If you aren’t using Typecast in your web design process, you should really check it out. I use Typecast on pretty much all of my freelance work, because it helps me do a better job of designing, and meeting my clients goals and needs. If you are unfamiliar with Typecast and what it can do with Web Fonts, watch the video below. It might change the way you think about web design.

“Because we built Typecast with CSS under the hood, updating web designs is a whole lot easier than updating .PSD’s and Comps.”  True, true, true.

This Is the Way You Recruit A Design Staff. Adidas Design Studio.

If you are a company that is about design, and you want to recruit the best designers to work for you what do you do? You do what Adidas did and you create one of the best online recruiting sites I have seen in a long time.

The Adidas Design Studio nails it on the home page with video testimonials, and a simple paragraph of copy that spells out their mission.

United by passion we go all in. We believe in the potential of what people can achieve. We believe in designing only the best. Design should be honest. Honest is elegant. Honest is timeless. Honest is courageous. Welcome to Design Careers at adidas.

The site is clean, elegant, easy to use, well designed, and passionate. It makes you want to work at Adidas which is the primary goal of the site. Simply recruit the best designers from around the world.

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