In a fantastically generous move Getty Images has made millions of its photos freely available for non-commercial uses today.
More commonly associated with heavy handed protection of their copyright Getty has seemingly become a generous soul in providing a huge selection of images for free. The only payment Getty receives comes in the form of a link, attribution and sharing options that are displayed below each image.
I’m Kean and I’ve been a web designer at Bronco since 2006. In the 8 years after joining I have been largely responsible for the Bronco website and how the design of this portrays our company to current and prospective clients.
So far that has led to a new Bronco website being designed and launched each year, with one exception. And true to form we’re looking to launch a new website again this year.
Mobile has been and still is a hot topic in the web design community. Pretty much since the first iPhone was released there has been a growing trend for consumption of websites through mobile devices.
It's expected that mobile devices will overtake the traditional desktop as the primary method for accessing the Internet in the next few years and because of this many blog posts are screaming out that websites need to become mobile friendly as soon as possible.
In CSS there are a number of units by which we can dictate the size of an element. The most common on the web are pixels (px) and percentages (%). But CSS has evolved and a host of new units have been developed; one of which is Viewport Units.
For ease we'll cover just Viewport Width (vw) and Viewport Height (vh).
Spam; once just a tasty lunchtime snack it’s now a curse on your inbox. It follows a long history of unwanted communication that includes junk mail and cold calling. Alexander Graham Bell probably had people cold calling him about his PPI’s. But where spam differs is that much of what is received is incomprehensible gobbledygook that appears to serve no purpose.
Signing off a design can be a little scary for clients and in truth it should be; but for good reason.
Design sign off is the final milestone of the design phase of a new website. It's an agreement between agency and client that the design is complete and that no further changes will be made. But it's this feeling of finality that worries a client.
This week Google launched a beta of its new application; Google Web Designer. It's a free to download application that provides the means to creating HTML5 based designs using a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. What WYSIWYG (pronounced Wizzy-Wig) editors allow designers to do is create working HTML and CSS code through a codeless 'design' view.
But is leaving such applications free reign to generate your code a step forward?
Today it's been announced that we could all soon own a little piece of Twitter. The micro blogging service has announced that they have applied to become a public company and so will be floated on the stock market.
In doing this Twitter is following in the footsteps of Facebook whose stock was initially sold at what appears to be an over-inflated price as only now after 16 months has their share price risen back towards its opening price. Facebook's example highlights how risky short term investments in Twitter might be.
This is the subject line from an email we received from a long standing client. The content of the email linked to a list of posters which visualise a number of common and sometimes odd requests a design agency can receive from their clients. Our client in this case was aware they’d emailed similar feedback in the past and was apologising having understood that feedback like this isn’t always helpful.