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Why attractive design works better

Why attractive design works better

It's no secret that people are drawn to attractive things. Keep reading to learn more about why attractive design is so important.

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Here's what you need to know about brand psychology

Here's what you need to know about brand psychology

Branding is important to any business. So it's important to understand what attracts people. Read on to learn what you should know about brand psychology.

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Using intuition to improve user experience

Using intuition to improve user experience

Icons help user interfaces to become more intuitive by increasing usability. Keep reading to learn more now.

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Vector vs Raster: Which file type to use?

Vector vs Raster: Which file type to use?

The vector vs raster debate is still going strong in graphic design circles. In this post, we're showing you which file type is best for your project.

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Is skeuomorphism really dead?

Is skeuomorphism really dead?

Skeuomorphism made its mark on Apple's iconic graphic design. But what about today? We're exploring whether skeuomorphic web design is gone for good.

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21 examples of skeuomorphism

21 examples of skeuomorphism

Skeumorphism ... what? 

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5 tips for creating an intuitive user design interface

5 tips for creating an intuitive user design interface

Are you looking for high usability and intuitive design on your website? Here are 5 tips for creating an intuitive user design interface.

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How icons and vector graphics improve user interfaces in software design

How icons and vector graphics improve user interfaces in software design

Looking for a way to make your interface more appealing? Try icons and vector graphics. We'll show you how!

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Understanding why icons are important for successful UI design

Understanding why icons are important for successful UI design

Icons are a key component for successful UI design. Click here to learn how icons can help improve user interfaces in software design.

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Famous logos that use vector graphics

Famous logos that use vector graphics

We see tons and tons of logos every day, but we don't always take the time to appreciate them. Here are some famous logos you didn't know had vector graphics.

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5 reasons you should be focusing on brand consistency

5 reasons you should be focusing on brand consistency

Although people don't always think about it, brand consistency is one of the most important aspects of a business. Read this article to find out why.

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Draw a tangent line in Illustrator

Draw a tangent line in Illustrator

It's easy to create a tangent line using this simple method. When your icons have tangent lines they look symmetrical, modern and and clean.

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25 favorite quotes on art, design and creativity

25 favorite quotes on art, design and creativity

A few quick morsels of inspiration for artists and designers. Quotes by Dylan, Warhol, Picasso, Einstein, Frank Lloyd Wright and others. Because the Earth without art is just eh.

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Iconography and symbols in our everyday lives

Iconography and symbols in our everyday lives

We experience many different examples of iconography and symbols every day, and they have more effect on us than we realize. Read on to learn what they mean.

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Create a long shadow in Adobe Illustrator

Create a long shadow in Adobe Illustrator

Create a long shadow effect using the Blend Tool in Illustrator.

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Draw fingerprint icon using the Polar Grid Tool

Draw fingerprint icon using the Polar Grid Tool

Use the Polar Grid Tool in Illustrator to draw a fingerprint icon.

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Icons provide visual cues to help users navigate

Icons provide visual cues to help users navigate

Finding the sweet spot between form and function in UI.

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How to draw a paperclip in Adobe Illustrator

How to draw a paperclip in Adobe Illustrator

Use the Polar Grid Tool in Illustrator to create a variety of icons.

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What's so great about vector format images?

What's so great about vector format images?

Working with vector format images has many advantages. Check out this post. We're sharing everything you need here.

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How icons help create the best interface for your users

How icons help create the best interface for your users

You want to create the website with the best interface - can icons help get you there? We're talking about these (and other strategies) to take it to the top.

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List of holidays

List of holidays

Need to promote the next holiday on your Web site? Here's some ideas.

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Principles for designing better icons

Principles for designing better icons

A framework to consider when designing icons and symbols.

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Elements of icon design

Elements of icon design

How the basic elements of art impact the style of an icon.

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Gestalt in icon design

Gestalt in icon design

How to apply the six principles of Gestalt psychology to icon design.

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