Small businesses have it tough. Their web budgets are usually much smaller than that of large companies. At the same time their need for web exposure is much greater. However, instead of just curling up and giving up, many small businesses have begun to wow competition by offering up some innovative and cool ideas. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way” springs to mind.
Presentations. They are a terrifying and important part of adult life. How else to emphatically get information across to a large group of people at the same time. And no, the Internet doesn’t count. Still, it takes a certain kind of person to really knock presentations out of the ballpark. Or does it? Read along and practice these tips and you are sure to have them rolling in the aisles. Don’t worry, you won’t have to imagine anyone in the audience naked….Plan. Plan. Plan.
The trusty login form. A necessary evil, right? Wrong. They need not be evil at all. There are ways to make the extra step your user base goes through to get to your content an enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing experience. The following list showcases creative and functional login form design. Some might surprise you and get you rethinking what that little box is for all over again:
Why inundate the senses with all kinds of bogus nonsense when a nice clean aesthetic imparts information just as well? Cleanliness is next to Godliness, afterall. A minimal style really allows your visitors to get swept up in your content, so you know, make sure it’s good. However, as you are about to see, just because it is simpler and cleaner does not mean it was any easier to do. Sometimes, finding a clean and simple way to do something can be quite a challenger. There’s a reason Hemingway is such a respected writer.
Illustration and typography don’t always play nice. When they do, however, it can create some beautiful and compelling imagery. Which is which in this scenario, however? Is a beautiful illustration that also features typography an illustration or, well, a piece of typography? Both. Also, ultimately it doesn’t matter. Beauty is beauty, no matter the name. Read on for 35 of the greatest “typographical illustrations” floating around the web right now. We’ll even feature links to each designer so you can see more of their stuff:
Why be afraid of the dark? Sure, simple white/light backgrounds have been a mainstay of websites since Al Gore was tinkering on his Apple 2e, but dark designs can be surprisingly effective. If used correctly, it can really make your site stand out from the pack. However, knowing how to use dark backgrounds is not the easiest thing in the world. Here are 25 examples that work to help you get some idea when and how to not be afraid of the dark:
Logos aren’t always what they seem. Some contain hidden information about the brand, or iconic imagery, or even just fun and kooky stuff. Some can even be downright mysterious. Join us on a journey into the surreal world of branding as we go over 23 brilliant logos with hidden messages:
Typography is the best, isn’t it? But it’s a field that is always growing, always changing. In short, we need apps! Apps! Apps! Luckily, the web is filled with tons of helpful typography and font apps that are just a hop, skip and a jump away. Here are 21 of the absolute greatest:
It’s easy to get logo design writer’s block. It all starts to look the same and nothing captures that “oomph” that you are looking for. Am I right? Well, don’t worry. WebRulon is here to help. Here are twenty websites that will give you so much design inspiration, you may just become an insomniac. That’s because, um, you’ll be working so hard.
Love Photoshop? Of course you do! But, who among us can say we are the world’s most renowned expert on the popular photo adjusting program? Who among us can say we no longer have anything left to learn? None of us. That’s right. You heard me. We all could stand to learn a thing or three. The program can do a lot, yaknow?