“Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis” is how Underconsideration’s Quipsologies is describing what they’re doing. Recent entries sure to inspire more great designs include products like a crumplable and waterproof maps, magazine title and logo designs,
Flash and ActionScript 3.0 user interface components can take lots of time to create, so why not use some ready-made, open source starter components, like the ones on ? The components on this site are lightweight, but extremely small and easy to use. In fact, the site is created purely
Have a most vexing design problem and are running out of ideas and time? Put your brain into learning mode and run through a myriad of creativity and innovation techniques described at myoted.com. Look at dozens of techniques like reverse brainstorming (love this one!), using crazy ideas without censoring yourself,
Another useful tool for finding keywords from questions is at Wordtracker. Wordtracker upped the research data they include from three months to a year, which makes this tool useful for discovering trends as well. You get data of what questions people type into search engines related to a specific topic.
If you’re continuously looking for ways to find keywords or topics for your posts, take a look at what kind of questions people are asking on the web. A tool that may be very useful in discovering new keywords is Yahoo Answers. Click on the ‘categories’ tab and then select
One of the quickest way to come up with the right colors is to use ColorPicker. Simple, but with all the necessary features, it has hex input, a color slider and the ability to save colors to a palette. You can also choose from generated palettes with complementary, triade, tetrade
Useful for all kinds of color tasks that may otherwise require several programs, Colorzilla puts a lot of tools useful for web designers into a simple to use extension for Firefox. Get color readings that you can then adjust and paste into other programs, measure distance between two points on