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23 Incredible Macro Photographs

Inspiredology (+)   14/03/2011

Many times it takes a unique perspective to find beauty in a place that you may not otherwise have looked. Macro photography shows objects in nature and other aspects of life in a way that brings out a new kind of beauty. The following macro photographs a (+)


The Lab’s 3rd Birthday

Inspiredology (+)   02/02/2011

It almost went by without being said, but Happy 3rd Birthday Inspiredology!, No seriously, Inspiredology’s birthday is around the date of my birthday (Jan 30), after a busy weekend of parties, and family gatherings. The days went by, without me thinking o (+)


How To Pick The Right Design School For You

Inspiredology (+)   19/01/2011

You have already made one extremely tough decision, deciding that you want to be a designer, and now you have to make another challenging choice by selecting the right design school.There are literally hundreds of design schools to pick from and making th (+)


20 Websites to Find Free Website Templates

Inspiredology (+)   17/11/2010

Free Website Templates are carefully designed web page layouts and there are a few reasons why you may need them:You know how to build a website, but you are short of time.You have never built a website before, but want to have one without spending a lot (+)


How to Choose Between Serif and Sans Serif Fonts

Inspiredology (+)   15/11/2010

The question of how to choose between serif and sans serif fonts infers that one knows the difference between these two different kinds of fonts in the first place. Before making an actual choice, you should perhaps look into an adequate description of th (+)


Friday Fix November 8 – November 12

Inspiredology (+)   12/11/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Puma RunnerAppTankDesignmooWunderlistSparrowWorktrekheyIndyyou know who (+)


What Typography is NOT

Inspiredology (+)   10/11/2010

The beautiful letters, the ornate letter designs, and the perfect letter spacings that adorn the pages of a magazine, book or other work of art are the things that make typography so attractive and intriguing.The Art of the FontRearranging and setting typ (+)


Graphic Design Through the Decades: The ’80s

Inspiredology (+)   08/11/2010

The 1980s were so totally tubular that it can be challenging to find authentic graphic design from that decade – so much of what is on the Internet is actually current and was only inspired by the ’80s. And why not? Carrying the brashness of ’70s graphic (+)


Friday Fix November 1 – November 5

Inspiredology (+)   05/11/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We threw in a mix of a giveaway, contest, portfolio submission and more!PlaylistNow.fmAndré BeatoTalenthouse Design ContestWeGraphics – iMac Giveaway (+)


30 Impressive Startup Companies

Inspiredology (+)   03/11/2010

Start-ups are all the rage these days, everyone is trying to create the next facebook, twitter or whatever.  Most of these sites offer multiple call to actions and product shots.Project ForkJoomla based open source project management software.WildfireTrac (+)


Dribbble’s Effect on the Web Industry

Inspiredology (+)   01/11/2010

Dribbble. The industry’s newest addition to design exclusivity where you, should you be lucky enough to be invited, can share small screenshots of whatever it is you are working on. Dribbble has garnered criticism, reverence, and a huge following of desig (+)


Friday Fix October 25 – October 29

Inspiredology (+)   29/10/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We kept it short and sweet this week with a free WordPress Theme, inspiring designs and a new product that blew us away!Free Koi WordPress Theme – ThemifyThe Style of Music Posters – FubizSweet Mar (+)


A Showcase of 30 iPad User Interfaces

Inspiredology (+)   27/10/2010

Earlier this week we wrote an article on “26 Stellar iPad App Websites“. Sticking with the Apple theme, we have gone into the iPad this time around. We have collected some examples of the user interface within the iPad. This post will showcase some of the (+)


26 Stellar iPad App Websites

Inspiredology (+)   25/10/2010

The iPad debuted this year, and has taken off just as everyone assumed it would. I have been able to hold out thus far, though it has been hard.  While building this post was probably not the best idea, for most people this might bring you to buy one, so (+)


Friday Fix October 18 – October 22

Inspiredology (+)   22/10/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Trainyard App – Matt RixDODOcase – iPad CasesChris Goodwyn – Guest Author PortfolioMakiObox Mobile (+)


Showcase of current Movie Websites

Inspiredology (+)   20/10/2010

Movie posts are tough, because they become so outdated so quickly. I do think that it’s good to look at these type of posts because it’s a quick glimpse into web design trends in the movie industry.Comparing the trends a year from now, would be something (+)


Guiding user Eye in your Designs

Inspiredology (+)   18/10/2010

An important part of effective design, and part of a site’s ability to retain users, is being able to guide the audience’s eye. Being able to guide our audience and users makes our designs more effective and less stressful to navigate. While this idea and (+)


Friday Fix October 11 – October 15

Inspiredology (+)   15/10/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.James White – SignalnoiseGroveKaj BjurmanYay EverydayMojo Themes (+)


33 Fantastic Apple Software Websites

Inspiredology (+)   13/10/2010

Just recently I had purchased a new iMac, after having an old MacBook Pro for the past 3 years. As we all know, it’s such an exciting time to get a new computer, especially with a new operating system.I have been sitting on tiger for quite some time, and (+)


36 Vintage Car Emblems from Chromeography

Inspiredology (+)   11/10/2010

Once and a while we stumbled upon some niche inspirations. A few years ago, Andrew posted Vintage Coke Pop Can Designs, the post turned out to be one of our most commented posts. Everybody seemed to like it, most likely, because it was unique and hard to (+)


Friday Fix October 4 – October 8

Inspiredology (+)   08/10/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Nathan ShinkleGalpin IndustriesPulley AppBlissfullyAwarehistorious37SignalsBohemia ClothingMike KusVintomDum (+)


3 Strategies for Using Logo Products

Inspiredology (+)   06/10/2010

Everybody loves free stuff. We can’t help it, there’s something about that word “Free” that gets us excited. That’s why logo products can be so popular. Whether it’s pens at your business or tote bags at a trade show people will take your free give-away a (+)


The Creation of Om Mani Padme Hum Tutorial

Inspiredology (+)   04/10/2010

This tutorial details how I created the Om Mani Padme Hum wallpaper and what techniques were used to get the final result. Everyone has their own way of getting things done when it comes to Photoshop, so you don’t need to follow this word for word… experi (+)


Friday Fix September 27 – October 1

Inspiredology (+)   01/10/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Expedition TitanicAlessandro GiammariaCharity: WaterDanstrogNever Mind the BulletsAnti Meridiem DesignWordPr (+)


27 Websites leveraging jQuery Masonary

Inspiredology (+)   29/09/2010

We all know jQuery has become a huge platform, and the different techniques and effects are all over the web.jQuery is a very powerful platform, and usually accompanied with CSS and WordPress, developers can create some amazing projects. David DeSandro cr (+)


30 examples of iPhone App Websites

Inspiredology (+)   27/09/2010

I just recently upgraded my iPhone 3G for the iPhone 4. With the retina display and much faster speeds, I have yet to be let down.We all know that the apps make the iPhone so powerful. Finding apps can be a very time consuming search, first you want somet (+)


Friday Fix September 20 – September 24

Inspiredology (+)   24/09/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Toffee Nut DesignAncoarDenise ChandlerWorry Free LabsAttack of DesignMcKinneyEight Hour DayApplicomTijuana F (+)


Inspiredology Flickr Group Showcase 8

Inspiredology (+)   22/09/2010

Just when you thought we were neglecting our favourite flickr group. We hit you up with the 8th edition of the Inspiredology Flickr Group Showcase.Our last flickr showacse was in December 2009, so let’s just say there is a tonne of stuff in the flickr gro (+)


Photoshop Skin Retouching Tutorial

Inspiredology (+)   20/09/2010

This tutorial will be retouching skin using techniques in Photoshop, for this tutorial I will be using Photoshop CS4. I found a good photo from Stock Exchange as my example.We will be learning the basics of smoothing and brightening skin. This tutorial is (+)


Friday Fix September 13 – September 17

Inspiredology (+)   17/09/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Tiny CelestialLightCMSBe sure to head over to LightCMS, they are celebrating their ten-year anniversary by g (+)


Most Overused Fonts

Inspiredology (+)   15/09/2010

Oh Puleeese! Not Times Roman Again! That’s the general moaning and groaning heard across the Internet. Most graphic sites have a long list of the top ten or even one hundred fonts that are “most overused.”Included are fonts like: Times RomanHelveticaPapyr (+)


Evaluation of the City of Melbourne’s Logo Redesign

Inspiredology (+)   13/09/2010

Logo redesign or evolution is similar to change in any other aspect of the business. While an abrupt alteration in the logo design can often break emotional ties with customers, it is also important to keep your business logo updated. Since logos represen (+)


Friday Fix September 6 – September 10

Inspiredology (+)   10/09/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Cavicadigitalmashecho enduring blogappearMade by WaterLavagraphicsTweeshotDesignPokeApplied Arts IM Awards (+)


Amazing High Resolution Photography

Inspiredology (+)   08/09/2010

Recent developments in digital photography, a field that develops at an amazing rate, have enabled photographers to create images of extraordinarily high resolutions. Today, these resolutions are often measured in gigapixels for images composed of more th (+)


Serj Kozlov Interview

Inspiredology (+)   06/09/2010

Hi, my name is Serj Kozlov. I’m a freelance web designer living and working in Toronto, Ontario. I’ve been interested in different kinds of art since childhood, but I didn’t seriously think about becoming a designer until 2002.A friend of mine who was a d (+)


Friday Fix August 30 – September 3

Inspiredology (+)   03/09/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Identity DesignedHolleradoMark & PhilKembrelMooze DesignSupersteilCassiusPPF – Participatory Politics Founda (+)


Graphic Design Through the Decades Series: The ’70s

Inspiredology (+)   01/09/2010

As a child of the 1970s, I recall growing up with bright, clashing colors and balloony words. It was like the ’60s kept all the serif fonts to themselves and left the next decade with rounded typography. While psychedelic rock-concert posters carried into (+)


FITC Recap – What I Learned

Inspiredology (+)   30/08/2010

I’d like to start by thanking Inspiredology for sending me to the Flash in the Can (FITC) conference in San Francisco. You not only gave me a ticket, but you gave me an unmatched insight into what little I knew about Flash.Now, please note that I was a sk (+)


Friday Fix August 23 – August 27

Inspiredology (+)   27/08/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Design CocktailThese design bundles are really catching on, I love it. Believe me, you want this bundle – it (+)


Sticker Mule $100 Giveaway

Inspiredology (+)   25/08/2010

If you haven’t heard of Sticker Mule, you need to! They can take your artwork and turn them into stickers of any shape or size. They do everything from bumper stickers to laptop and iPad skins. Want to win a $100 coupon? Enter Now!I will keep this post sh (+)


John O’Nolan Interview

Inspiredology (+)   23/08/2010

First of all can I just say thanks for having me here! I got started playing with html at a very young age but I didn’t really start building websites until about six years ago when I started making sites for bands at the university which I was attending. (+)


Friday Fix August 16 – August 20

Inspiredology (+)   20/08/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.HD Live 10Justin M.MallerVirbKilukaE Skate BoardingCarbon AdsHide Your Arms (+)


BaseKit Giveaway

Inspiredology (+)   18/08/2010

This week we have another awesome giveaway! We’re giving away a free 6 month account to BaseKit, a wicked new PSD to Website service.For those of you who are familiar with BaseKit I am sure you are amped to see this giveaway here! For those who are not as (+)


20 Interesting Free Modern Fonts

Inspiredology (+)   17/08/2010

Modern stage of design industry development introduces new requirements for the text layout on web pages, logos, banners, etc. to ensure such graphics and textual works remain competitive and interesting for the wide audience. To comply with such requirem (+)


Friday Fix August 9 – August 13

Inspiredology (+)   13/08/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.iStockphotoiStock finally redesigned their site, the site before was fine, but just needed a refresher.Panca (+)


Tips for Overcoming Logo Design Creative Block

Inspiredology (+)   11/08/2010

A creative mind can create a utopia out of the mundane. But you can’t always expect to be at your creative best. The tide of fruitful creative production can often be followed by the ebb of mental block. Every creative person, whether you are a writer, ar (+)


Illustrating The Lab

Inspiredology (+)   09/08/2010

As you may or may not know, we launched a new design for Inspiredology. Our biggest change around here is our massive beautiful design lab illustration. When I started thinking of what I wanted to do, I sat on the Design Inspiration Lab idea and – I thoug (+)


Friday Fix August 2 – August 6

Inspiredology (+)   06/08/2010

The Friday Fix is a weekly recap of all things inspiring. We look at new web apps, portfolios, beautiful websites and anything else design related.Zero WatchesDerick sent me his new business cards early in the week and I thought the cards were really kick (+)


FITC San Fran Ticket Giveaway

Inspiredology (+)   04/08/2010

That’s right! We’ve joined forces with FITC [Flash In The Can] for another event. We had a blast at FITC Toronto this year, so when asked if we would help support the San Francisco event we did not hesitate!Now I could write a bunch of original content ab (+)


Inspiredology Lab Wallpapers

Inspiredology (+)   02/08/2010

The new design of Inspiredology has been welcomed with open arms. We can’t be happier with the site and the feedback we have received is fantastic.We thought that it would be nice to give you something back, like the new design wasn’t enough. We threw tog (+)



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