Color Combination Tools

Color Combination Tools

Below I’ve compiled a list containing Color Combination Tools for Designers. You can use this list to chose the tool that better fits your needs or that you’re most comfortable using.

Kuler

Kuler
The web-hosted application for generating color themes that can inspire any project. No matter what you’re creating, with Kuler you can experiment quickly with color variations and browse thousands of themes from the Kuler community.

Color Scheme Designer

Color Scheme Designer
Color Scheme Designer has been around for some time and was recently re-written and designed. It currently has great color space conversions, a preview pane, enhanced scheme creation, and a permanent URL of the schemes you create. It’s almost as if it were a hosting site for color schemes. Continue reading

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Collection: Effective Design Of “About me”-Pages

The “about me”-page is one of the most overlooked pages in development and one of the highest ranked pages on many websites. In a world that’s becoming increasingly connected through the Web, it’s important that you engage your audience in a personal and friendly way, otherwise you risk just being another faceless web designer among a sea of websites.

We had to go through hundreds of sites to come up with the following list. It seems most designers and developers run out of steam by the time they got around to developing their about pages. Most designers we came across simply threw up a few hastily written words about themselves instead of treating the page as an important asset. Others, however, have truly taken the time to treat their about page as if it were important as the home page. In fact, some went as far as using their about pages as their home page.

Presenting 60 beautiful and effective about pages that engage users and neatly present their designers. Also included the growing trend of Business Card Websites (BCW’s).

Unique “About”-Pages

A great way to distinguish yourself from the crowd is to have a truly unique about page.

Dustin Curtis has taken a truly unique approach to the about page. What he has created is a death clock of sorts; a timeline of his life up until now and to beyond. It’s an about page that truly speaks to the designer’s capabilities and creativity. It accomplishes the most important thing about a website and a great about page – it’s something you won’t soon forget.

About Dustin Curtis in Best Practices For Effective Design Of About me-Pages

While the content is slight, the “Floating Asian Kid” gag below is cute. Move your mouse around the graphic to see why. It is both memorable and unique

About Sean Geng in Best Practices For Effective Design Of About me-Pages

Quomo has taken a very unique approach to the about page – a series of full-body action shots on a horizontal carousel. Continue reading

Good Layout Reference

Quick reference guides provide one or two page condensed instructions. Formats for quick reference guides vary dramatically and can involve complex, multi-colored layouts, or just simple text callouts next to a few images.

The other day I stopped by a local thrift store (Desert Industries) and picked up a few magazines for $.25 cents a piece, looking for attractive layouts that I could use as quick reference guide formats. The format most appealing to me was this image from Fast Company: Continue reading

What the heck is Lorem ipsum dolor….?

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum. Continue reading

Welcome Kit

This time we started the training for new joinees by giving a welcome kit.

It was a rubik cube with all DS brands, a personalized welcome letter and few documents of useful information.

A snapshot is for your eyes only, below.