How-Tos Archive

  • How Color Affects Our Purchasing Habits

    How Color Affects Our Purchasing Habits

    For retailers, shopping is the art of persuasion. Though there are many factors that influence how and what consumers buy. However, a great deal is decided by visual cues, the strongest and most persuasive being color. When marketing new products it is crucial to consider that consumers place visual appearance and color above other factors such as sound, smell and texture. To learn more [...]

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  • Why I love the iPad

    Why I love the iPad

    Now that I’ve had my iPad for a couple of weeks I figure I’ve given it enough time to come to a reasonable conclusion of wether or not, as a device, it makes sense and how it fits into my life. Granted, as a digital/new media professional, my computer use and needs are quite different than a typical persons might be. Even though I knew after day one that this new “magical” device was an ideal fit [...]

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  • A Designer’s Guide to Deciphering the Web

    A Designer’s Guide to Deciphering the Web

    From Adobe TV:

    Explore the landscape of the web today. Understand what technologies are available to you, when and how to use each technology to add richness and interactivity to your designs. [...]

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  • Creating Pitch Presentations and Proposals with InDesign CS4

    Creating Pitch Presentations and Proposals with InDesign CS4

    From MAX 2009 Design

    Learn how to use the rich layout and typography tools in InDesign CS4 in conjunction with the new interactivity features to add buttons, links, navigation actions, and page transitions to create compelling [...]

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  • How Google Social Search Works

    How Google Social Search Works

    Google recently launched a new experimental feature in Google Labs that searches your social circle in addition to your regular Google search results. Announced at Web 2.0 in San Francisco last week, Google Social Search is currently in its Beta testing phase. In the video below, Matt Cutts from the search quality team explains how Google Social Search works. [...]

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  • Audio and Video with Flash Catalyst

    Audio and Video with Flash Catalyst

    ADC Presents - Audio and Video Content with Flash Catalyst | Adobe TV.

    Adobe Platform Evangelist Ryan Stewart demonstrates adding audio and video files to a project with the interaction panel in the next version of Flash Catalyst. [...]

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  • How to Stream Your Music From Mac to Anywhere

    How to Stream Your Music From Mac to Anywhere

    BY Chris Dannen From: TechWatch | Fast Company
    Apple’s new Mac Mini now ships with server software, but Apple’s suggested uses are vanilla. With 1TB of storage and plenty of power, let’s put it to good use and stream some music and movies over the Intertubes.
    Snow Leopard Server can do a lot [...]

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  • 10 Tips to Create a More Usable Web

    10 Tips to Create a More Usable Web

    From Webdesigner Depot:
    Whether it’s your portfolio, a blog, a marketing web site, or a collection of games, we all want to attract visitors to our website and to ensure that they have a pleasant experience.

    Usability measures the level of a user’s experience [...]

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  • Designing for Augmented Reality

    Designing for Augmented Reality

    From MAX 2009 Design

    Learn about designing and developing augmented reality experiences on the Flash Platform. Join two Adobe evangelists as we take you through the business uses and consumer uses of augmented reality and how you can use CS4 and the Flash Platform tools. [...]

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  • Logo Design Tutorials and Tips

    Logo Design Tutorials and Tips

    27 Logo Design Tutorials and Tips from Web Design Ledger:

    I’m a web designer, but on a number of occasions I have been asked to design a logo as part of a web design project. I normally take on the task, but I don’t consider myself a logo design expert by any means. I know I have a lot to learn about this particular skill. If [...]

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