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A 3D printed grotto generated with an algorithm

Post pobrano z: A 3D printed grotto generated with an algorithm
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Somewhere between architecture and art, this project by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger takes advantage of both 3D printing and algorithms. This Grotto was commissionned by the Centre Pompidou in Paris for an exhibition about 3D printing. It displays an interesting look at the type of new architectural structures that 3D printing could bring to the world.

5 Tips to Make your Stunning Website Convert Better

Post pobrano z: 5 Tips to Make your Stunning Website Convert Better
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Having a knock out site design is no longer enough to convert browsers into buyers. Your users must see your site as one in a thousand regarding quality, appearance, and usability. Conversions only happen if a site user is bowled over and knocked out by the page on their screen.

Wake Up Your Visitors

You need a telepathic connection with each guest. That’s not possible, but you can see what they are doing and interpolate their thinking and intentions from their actions.

Sometimes you can wake up someone who is browsing in an absentminded fashion with the right stimulus.

One of the best ways to wake up your visitors is to install OptinMonster.

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OptinMonster will help you send wake-up calls to everyone visiting your site. In addition to customer segmentation options and exit pop-ups, OptinMonster lets you convert any image into a two-step opt-in process, eliminating the need for a landing page. The software also includes A/B testing, floating bars that no-one can ignore and mobile-specific pop-ups, all of which add up to a complete marketing suite.

Wow Your Visitors

If your website is boring nobody will hate you, but nobody is going to love you either.

Even you cannot be all things to all people. Some people are going to hate you.

Bland is never going to win the conversion game. Be different, aim your website design at your target profile and people in your target group will love you. Those are the only ones who matter to your business, and the haters will fade into insignificance.

Consider using different fonts from the standard Arial, Times, Calibri and Verdana. Your audience might love your eccentricity. This Designer Daily article will give you a few ideas.

KISS

Clutter is bad news, even on a 28-inch monitor. On a phone or tablet screen, a cluttered web page is a disaster. It is hard to have too much negative space on a display because it helps the important things like CTA buttons to stand out. Use large buttons for all important links so that mobile users can click more easily.

Make your buttons unique by downloading MaxButtons’ customizable web buttons collections.

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Some of the MaxButtons collections are free, but the whole deal, including every collection, is a steal at $19.

One Action per Page

Avoid confusing visitors over what they should do. Each page should have one purpose in your sales process, and you must make it clear to visitors what you want them to do.

Some pages will have valuable content and others will have articles where you share your high-level expertise or your take on industry news. All will increase a reader’s confidence in your company. The desired user action on these pages might be to have them sign up as an email subscriber, which is a big step in the conversion process.

Worship Your Visitors

Your business exists to serve, and you had better remember that.

You need your visitors more than they need you.

Make guests feel important with photos of previous customers. You could link to your YouTube channel of former clients’ stories.

Use case studies (with pictures) to show how you have helped other customers and be sure to include testimonials.

Get Your Visitors to Worship You as a Hero

Every hero has personality, so include headshots and other photographs. You don’t need to bare it all, but bare enough that people can see you are a real person who has feelings and problems occasionally.

Mentioning your triumphs will help visitors see you as a hero, so don’t be shy about any awards you may have won or your membership of trade organizations. Include press mentions and any books that reference you and your work.

If you have published ebooks, then use their images to boost your credibility. If you have photos of you at industry events, either as a speaker or an attendee, then include them on your website.

Spread Manna to Your Tribe

Mobilize your website to deliver solutions to your visitors. They will love you for it, but ordinary content won’t work. Only the best will do, so discard regular and even high-level content and replace it with sky-level writing and photos that wow.

Every word and image on your website must solve users’ problems.

Leaders have always used gifts and bribes to persuade people to join their tribes, and if presidents can do it, so can you.

Offer incentives for people to sign up to receive your emails, but also offer free downloads and giveaways as rewards for visiting your page.

The Short Version

No site will appeal to everyone, but make sure yours appeals to individuals who fit the target profile.

The best websites do not resemble text-rich throwbacks from the 1990s; rather, web users have learned to expect pages to react to their actions. They expect pages to do things, not just ‘sit there.’ Plugins that personalize the web experience like OptinMonster and MaxButtons are the only way to convert browsers into buyers.

Get a free .design domain today!

Post pobrano z: Get a free .design domain today!
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.com is not the only option when you shop for a domain anymore. For design professionals, the .design domain is THE new branding tool to improve your online presence. Creative and precise, .design has been adopted by some of the most innovative companies (see facebook.design, airbnb.design, kohler.design, atlassian.design) and thousands of individuals and agencies. Take the advantage and claim your free .design domain today. Offer also includes 1 year free email hosting (WHOIS privacy and SSL certs are always free!).

Diversify your marketing with a .design domain!

As a designer, you probably understand the need of diversity in marketing and communication better than most, and you would really stand out if you don’t only get a .design domain for yourself or your business, but also for your clients. In the era of design thinking, design is not only associated with creating pretty things (which was never the role of design by the way), but also with a thinking process and product-oriented thinking.

An offer you can’t refuse

Who refuses free stuff? Nobody! And that’s exactly what is offered here, a free .design domain for a year, so don’t miss the chance. Start thinking about domain names for your promotion now.

Click here to claim your free .design name!

 

Design deals for the week

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Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals.

Darwin Pro Family from Latinotype

Darwin Pro comes in 7 weights plus italics and includes alternative characters available as an OpenType feature as well as oldstyle figures, numerators and denominators.

$17 instead of $189 – Get it now!

Save Over 90% on .TECH Domain Registrations

Or go for a full rebranding now, with huge availability in the .TECH domain world! And we’ve arranged a phenomenal deal for you to get your choice of a 1-year, 5-year or 7-year .TECH registration for a whoping 90% off, starting at just $2.99!

$2.99 instead of $49.99 – Get it now!

Multiply Your Productivity and Accuracy with TextExpander

This powerful tool creates a personal knowledge base for you to easily and quickly communicate across all of your devices! Simply save snippets (emails, signatures, sentences, blocks of code, etc.) and call them up with a quick keyboard shortcut, with all your snippets synchronized across all your devices!

$19 instead of $39.96 – Get it now!

Americana Script-Inspired UT Triumph Font Family

Made up of 3 unique weights, this professional script font also features a shadow layer for each, resulting in 6 total fonts. With loads of OpenType features, you’ll have the perfect typeface for everything from menus to logos.

$15 instead of $71 – Get it now!

28 Realistic Neon Vector Illustrator Brushes

Add a little light to your latest project with this illuminating set of Adobe Illustrator brushes from Artifex Forge! You’ll get 28 flexible neon tube brushes that were sourced from real neon lights, to give your artwork a true-to-life feel. With multiple highlight options and a full-on walk-through guide, this deal is sure to brighten your day.

$7 instead of $15 – Get it now!

Chatty feet artistic box: when Feet Mondrian meets Jackson Pollsock

Post pobrano z: Chatty feet artistic box: when Feet Mondrian meets Jackson Pollsock
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If you think socks are just something you wear for protecting your feet from the cold and from friction in your shoes, think again! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a long history of stealing the show by wearing shiny socks (while still wearing a suit), the New York Times even wrote an article on his “socks diplomacy“. Recently, it’s Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s Prime Minister, who grabbed everybody’s attention with his socks while meeting… Justin Trudeau!

Whether you want to start a political career or just like cool socks, Chatty Feet got you covered (or at least your feet). They regularly release new cool socks, and this artistic set is the latest example. Including Basquiatoe, Feet Mondrian, Jackson Pollsock, and Sole-Adore Dali, this box is everthing an art lover would dream of. Perfect for a gift to your artsy friends… or for a Canadian Prime Minister.

Print Odyssey: The ultimate Printing Survival Kit for Graphic Designers

Post pobrano z: Print Odyssey: The ultimate Printing Survival Kit for Graphic Designers
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Being a graphic designer, it can be tedious to explain your clients how the work you are doing for them will be printed, folded, and binded. Even if you show them mockups or explain them in details, it’s not the same as seeing it in real.

A Print Odyssey solves that problem, it provides you with plenty of the most common prints you may create for your clients, making your communication with them much easier. It comes in one big box that you can store convienently and take out for client meetings. The box comprises the following:

  1. Size Odyssey: show off paper sizes with 70 waste free options (vector files included).
  2. Folding Odyssey: show off paper foldings with 30 unique foldings (vector files included).
  3. Special Finishing Odyssey: show off print finish with 35 after print finishing options.
  4.  Binding Odyssey: show off binding options with 6 binding techniques included.

 

We took a few photos of the box and its content, but you will see everything in the unboxing video.

If you feel ready to improve your workflow and relationship with customers, you can get your own copy of the box at a discounted price using the following coupon: designerdaily

Design deals for the week

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Every week, we’ll give you an overview of the best deals for designers, make sure you don’t miss any by subscribing to our deals feed. You can also follow the recently launched website Type Deals if you are looking for free fonts or font deals.

25% off the Toffee range + free worldwide delivery (over $75 USD)

Toffee’s range of high quality bags and lifestyle accessories are purposefully designed to take care of your essentials, with plenty of clever, thoughtful touches making them perfect for the modern creative professional.

Get 25% OFF the entire Toffee range. Use coupon code: DESIGNER at checkout.

The Delightful Font Bundle

The Delightful Font Bundle is here! Jam packed with 30 fonts from 19 different font families all for JUST $19. The fully accessible craft friendly fonts come with extra’s, swirls and swashes and all included in the price.

$19 instead of $246 – Get it now!

Americana Script-Inspired UT Triumph Font Family

If classic Americana scripts are your thing, then you need to meet the UT Triumph Font Family. Made up of 3 unique weights, this professional script font also features a shadow layer for each, resulting in 6 total fonts. With loads of OpenType features, you’ll have the perfect typeface for everything from menus to logos.

$15 instead of $71 – Get it now!

Julia Dreams Bundle of 7500+ Professional Graphics

More than 7,500 different graphic elements including illustrations, watercolors, textures, fonts, patterns and more. From food to holidays, this bundle has you covered for whatever project you’re currently undertaking.

$12 instead of $2685 – Get it now!

Smartmockups App: The #1 Tool for Creating Stunning Marketing Images

The Smartmockups App gives you the power to create stunning marketing materials, even if you’re not a skilled designer and with the brand new version of this amazing app (for both Window and Mac), you can enjoy over 400 professional templates for your digital and print projects at one place!

$19 instead of $49 – Get it now!

Enter the 2017 Taiwan International Student Design Competition

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This year again, TISDC (Taiwan International Student Design Competition) launches its design student competition, the largest in the world. In 2016, the TISDC attracted students from 882 schools in 69 countries joined the competition. A new record was broken with a total number of 14’858 registrations.

The event, organized by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, executed by Asia University, and sponsored by Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation and iSee Taiwan Foundation, is in its 9th year of existence.

Theme of the 2017 edition: Opportunity

This year, the participating design students will have to tackle a broad subject: Opportunity. A challenging topic that can be approached through the four categories of the contest: Product Design, Visual Design, Digital Animation, and Brand Specified.

There is a Grand Prix for the overall winner, but also 1 Gold Prize, 1 Silver Prize, and 3 Bronze Prizes for each category of the competition. These prizes are sponsored by Sayling Wen Cultural & Educational Foundation, and there are 15 other special prizes endorsed by international design associations. The total Prize Money is up to the stunning amount of $160,000.

Enter the competition!

For more info and participation (no registration fee), please visit: www.tisdc.org

 

Elegant and clever packaging design for Japanese Maekake aprons

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In many Japanese stores like rice or miso shops, you could find that the people working traditionally wear a special type of apron, these are called Maekake. For their apron packaging, Anything, a company established in Japan, hired Nosigner to design a creative packaging. The designers made a tremendous job of creating a reference to the product in the packaging.

Gorgeous Wood And Resin Rings by Enchanted Soul

Post pobrano z: Gorgeous Wood And Resin Rings by Enchanted Soul
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If you are looking for a truly unique ring, you should pay attention to this cool Kickstarter projet by Enchanted Soul. The project owner can already rejoice, because its Kickstarter was funding within two days, and still progressing.

The project started out of frustration when purchasing a wooden ring that wasn’t as good as advertised online. Challenge was taken to create a better quality ring, which was achieved very well. You can see the results on the Kickstarter page here.