- Three Steps to Designing Effective Logos
Maggie Macnab, a professional designer and educator, shows how an effective logo maximizes a client's budget by using meaningful visual descriptors that are at once universal and concise. For the audience, this relationship translates into interesting, commonsense and sometimes surprising a-ha! connections, prompting longer viewing times and more likelihood of recall.
Also read a chapter from Maggie's book, Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design, on The Elements: Nature's Sensuality.
- 12 Principles to Create Realistic Animation the Disney Way
Transitions and CSS animations can help make websites friendlier, but their movement can be mechanical and somewhat unrealistic if not handled well. Website designer/developer Steven Bradley shows how designers can take a cue from the animators at Disney and the 12 principles of animation they follow, and apply to all their work.
- Top Eight Considerations for Choosing Nikon Lenses
In this chapter from Nikon Lenses: From Snapshots to Great Shots, Jerod Foster offers eight issues not only for researching and purchasing a new lens for your camera body, but also for learning about and using lenses in a way that resembles how a skilled artisan uses her tools.
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