Do You Want Favor From Google in 2015?
Google is Rewarding Mobile Responsive Websites
With 2015 now here, over 70% of all online users are accessing websites directly from their mobile devices. People are constantly on the go or pressed for time, and as a result they now do their online searches on smartphones or tablets.
New trends continually emerge in the world of website design. Though none who make a business for themselves in web design Orange County CA would recommend incorporating every emerging trend into your site design, it’s worthwhile to keep abreast of changes in the industry and adopt those that will improve your site. read more
Flash has been getting a bad rap lately. Once the (somewhat overused) darling of interactive website design, Flash has definitely suffered at the hand of mobile devices. It doesn’t function properly on a number of devices. And it’s not supported at all on Apple’s iPhones or iPads, and since Apple products make up a good portion of the mobile device marketshare… well, using Flash when designing new websites just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. read more
When we think back in time to the decades prior to the 21st century, strong connotations come to mind that define each one in terms of fashion, political movements, popular culture etc. Now consider present day: we have survived what many have called “The Decade from Hell” which has yet to be named (the 00s, the Noggins, the Naughties are a few suggestions). After enduring such a tumultuous ten years we can now look ahead to the next with hopes of not having it marred by natural disasters, wars, a recession etc. Time Magazine recently published an article on 10 Ideas for the Next 10 Years and I would like to examine two of them that will directly impact the world of design. read more
Throughout my design studies in college the name “Saul Bass” always rang with a high level of regard and esteem. I first learned about him in my Meaning & Motion class which painted him as the “pioneer of title sequences.” It amazes me that brilliant opening credits for films such as Se7en and television shows like Desperate Housewives are relatively new design treatments. Before Saul Bass titles for movies were never animated or illustrated in a design-oriented manner; they were simply displayed on title cards like the ones you see in silent movies. He revolutionized the way title sequences start off by setting the tone for movies in a way that makes it more integrated into the theme of the movie itself rather than just a separate entity on its own. Bass did so with the 1955 American film The Man with the Golden Arm: read more
As I was driving to work today I turned on the radio to NPR’s “Morning Edition.” Toyota’s upsetting recall was the topic of their discussion as it has been for the past week so I didn’t think much of it. Since I was half-awake, most of the conversation blew over me until I heard the one phrase that had the same effect as throwing a bucket of cold water on me: Toyota Corolla. My car!! read more
Robert Geller has recently been announced as the winner of the Best New Menswear Designer in America award for 2009. The second annual competition, a collaboration between GQ magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, nets the winner $50,000 and a chance to design a limited-edition collection for Levi’s.
So the big question is: will he spend it all on Slivovitz and angst-y German rock music? read more
Color in the garden is the first visual a visitor will notice. And in general terms, the way those colors bounce off each other should take precedence in garden planning over the types of plants the gardener places in any particular spot. read more
This year’s TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Conference, which took place in Long Beach, CA delivered presentations on innovative topics such as Boldness, Imagination & Play. James Cameron, Bill Gates & Sarah Silverman were among the speakers present at the conference. CNN.com detailed the 10 Big Ideas from TED. Here is my take on a few items on the list: read more