I overhauled the Gearside design and development from scratch (again) to optimize the organization of the look/feel as well as greatly improve the back-end with things like asynchronous loading to make the pages load much faster. I've also made the navigation more focused by removing some less-used pages/categories. This version is designed using graceful degradation and… Read more »
Ask a designer what the worst font in the world is and you'll probably get an earful of "Comic Sans". Ask "why?" and I'd bet most responses would float around the theme "because it's bad". While I'm not going to sit here and defend the use of Comic Sans, I will argue that it got… Read more »
Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if our eyes could see infrared and ultraviolet light? What if the visual spectrum of light was wider? What if we could see the entire electromagnetic spectrum?
Currently, we know that blue plus yellow equals green, but would that change if our eyes could detect more… Read more »
Last year I came up with an idea to have Google Calendar slightly darken the hours when the sun is down so it is easy to see at a glance where sunrise/sunset falls in relation to your events. It could query the sunrise and sunset time of the current geolocation and add a simple transparent… Read more »
Let's get entirely ridiculous! Want to confuse your friends or just make celebrities look funny? Follow this easy tutorial and you'll be turning heads in no time. Who says you can't have fun while brushing up on your selections, layer masks, and clone stamp tool? In this funny looking Photoshop tutorial those will be the… Read more »
I've always wondered if I would like my own style of design. It is really impossible to tell when you are involved in all aspects of the project from inception to final product. It's the whole idea of "looking at something for too long"; it removes the whole aspect of getting that "first look" at… Read more »
The K in CMYK stands for "Key", but don't let anyone get away with that because it doesn't answer the question; the answer is much more interesting than that. The "key plate" is said to add the "detail" to a printed image. This is true in that the black plate in a four color process… Read more »
Here's a great example of why graphic design leans more towards science than art. When designing something for print, the topic of "Rich Black" may come up, so here are a few questions to think about before continuing:
What is "Rich Black"?
Why is rich black not made up of 100% of CMYK?
When should… Read more »
Here’s a fun trick you can do somewhat easily with Photoshop. I love the subtlety of this photo manipulation because many people don’t realize it has been taken under the “knife.” In this tutorial, I will teach you how to make your camera disappear and trick your viewers with this optical illusion.
What you’ll need is… Read more »