web design

The Main Period of Web Design

The evolvement of web design can be divided into four main periods or generations, according to the degree of development of the website, and the complexity of the design site.

The first period started right after the development of the first free browser “Mosaic“, and finished when HTML became widespread.  During that time website design was under the influence of many technological limitations, such as a slow broadband connection and service providers that were unable to offer fast data transfer.

web design

Unlike the first period, web design in the second period looked more professional and had some new features, including icons instead of keys with words, banners, structured menu that represents a hierarchy of information. It was often necessary to adapt to the design of the site for specific screen resolutions, 8-bit or 24-bit monitors.

Related article; Free Designer Tools Online – Website Builder

Around that time web designers started to pay attention to important factors such as the speed of downloading information and monitor resolutions. However, the context was still hard to read because of the browser characteristics, and the speed of the Internet. Users weren’t interested in waiting a few minutes for the content to appear on the screen.

The main goal of the third-generation web design sites was to deliver multimedia content, including audio, animation, and 3D models. This period was associated with the introduction of Flash technology which became very popular. Web designers use multimedia content in order to attract customers and visitors in accordance with the purpose of a particular site. The structure of the site and its navigation system are extremely important because they must enable users to quickly find what they’re looking for. The basic principle in the third stage was the strategy, Aida, to attract new visitors and keep visitors on the site as long as possible, so they would learn more about the site or the company and motivate visitors to contact them.

Related article; E Commerce Systems Comparison

The fourth generation has features like an abundance of multimedia content and the ability to order over the Internet. Today’s sites are specially developed for eCommerce platforms, education, entertainment, business, and other, just to meet the demand of the customer.

 

Free Stock Photo

Free Stock Photo Sites For Designers

Previously we published Free Designer Tools Online – Website Builder for designer, freelancer, photographer, etc. Today we continue the same topic, designers online freebies, but now specifically for Free Stock Photo Sites For Designers shared by photographers, designers & artists. They’re free to use personally and commercially, so far there are no restrictions, except the copyright used are under creative commons. You might also try reverse image search if you have the sample image and need to find the better copy.

13 Free Stock Photo Sites for Designers

Okay here are some rare photographer’s Stock Photo sites who share quite high quality, creative images and best of all, no copyright restriction as others. What they only ask from you as to support their efforts, if you don’t mind is to provide an attribution for the image you use. Come on lets support them as alternative Free Stock Photo Sites For Designers by share their sites, Like their fb pages, Retweet their tweets, ♥ their Insta, etc.

1. FancyCrave

fancycrave.com

2. Depositphotos

depositphotos stock photography

depositphotos.com

3. Pexels

www.pexels.com

4. Death To The Stock Photo

deathtothestockphoto.com

5. Little Visuals

littlevisuals.co

6. Life of Pix

www.lifeofpix.com

7. StockSnap

www.stocksnap.io

8. Unsplash

www.unsplash.com

9. Pic Jumbo

picjumbo.com

10. Gratisography

www.gratisography.com

11. SplitShire

www.splitshire.com

12. Startup Stock Photos

startupstockphotos.com

13. FreeImages

www.freeimages.com

14. FreeImages UK


www.freeimages.co.uk

update..

50+ More Free Stock Photo Sites

  1. All Free Download

    one of the most popular free stock images - background, wallpaper, vector graphic as well
    ..

  2. Magdeleine

    another free stock photo website
    ..

  3. pixabay

    site in Portuguese, need to register to download the photos
    ..

  4. 9 × 13 glänzend

    photos with Creative Commons license that can be used for any purpose
    ..

  5. Bajstock

    great gallery with thousands of free images
    ..

  6. ARS

    high resolution images gallery and public domain
    ..

  7. The Digital Dreamer

    over 1000 images 100% free
    ..

  8. IM Creator

    collection of free (images for) web design resources, all for commercial use, yeay! :)
    ..

  9. Amygdela's atmosphere

    picture gallery with free pictures
    ..

  10. tinypic

    though they give tiny & low quality images, they have many categories and have gif images too

  11. openphoto.net - photos for artists, developers, teachers and students
  12. stockvault.net - community with more than 3,000 shared photos. Does not allow commercial use
  13. unprofound.com - free photos for any use except redistribution.
  14. FreeFoto - more than 100,000 free images. It is necessary to give assignments to the author.
  15. Big Picture - free photo gallery for any type of use
  16. stockfreeimages.com - more than 1 million photos and illustrations free.
  17. rgbstock.com - one of the best free high quality sites.
  18. photl.com - 10Mb limit per day
  19. freephotosbank.com - photos and images provided by various photographers.
  20. imageafter.com - free images, but with a lot of advertising for paid pictures
  21. freerangestock.com - community for photographers registration required
  22. freedigitalphotos.net - only images with lower resolution are free
  23. morguefile.com - community that allows commercial use of some pictures.
  24. Dns Digital Photography - stock of free images. Requires Registration.
  25. dreamstime.com - free and paid images.
  26. public-domain-photos.com - public domain photos that allows commercial use
  27. Public Domain Stock Photos - Free photos of public domain
  28. cepolina.com - hosts more than 20,000 photos in various categories.
  29. facegfx.com - images, graphics, vectors, icons, templates, PSD files, etc.
  30. photorack.net - free images for download in several categories
  31. photogen.com - allows commercial use and does not require registration
  32. toasto.com - photos of just a photographer
  33. unsplash.com - small amount of high-quality images
  34. littlevisuals.co - small amount of high-quality images
  35. stockarch.com - allows commercial use - high quality images
  36. stockmedia.cc - allows commercial use - high quality images - requires registration
  37. freephotobank.org - allows commercial use
  38. Fotobank - Image bank with paid and free photos.
  39. alegriphotos.com - allows commercial use - high resolution images
  40. bigstockphoto.com - Free photo gallery of medium resolution - allows commercial use - good for blogs.
  41. hooverstock.com - various types of free images
  42. turbophoto.com - over 2000 free high quality images.
  43. pdphoto.org - database of public domain images
  44. pixelgalerie.com - small bank of high-quality images
  45. aarinfreephoto.com - small bench Free images
  46. imagebase.net - great free images in 6 categories
  47. freewebphoto.com - great photos in medium resolution in the free version
  48. abstractinfluence.com - hundreds of free photos in various categories
  49. sunipix.com - more than 15,000 images for personal or commercial use
  50. Burning Well - small photo gallery of high resolution
  51. Studio25 - stock of free images. See the usage restrictions available for each photo
  52. Twice Pix - photos with Creative Commons BY-SA
  53. Yellowstone Digital Slide File

Conclusion on Free Stock Photo Sites

There are many more free stock photo sites for designers we can search out there, I believe new stock photo sites may appear every years, numbers of people sharing freebies increased of the decades, so do with photographers. Or if you are a photographer, mind share with us your photo site..? If you find some other good Free Stock Photo sites, please share with us :)

Web builder

Free Designer Tools Online – Website Builder

Free Designer Tools Online - Web builder

Free Designer Tools Online:

11 Free Website Builder

Free Website Builders will be our featured topic for the Free Designer Tools Online. Website Builder is the easiest, hassle free ways in building professional looking website. Website Builder usually is an online tool, so consider you will do the job with internet connection. Created for non special skill persons to get modern website in a few minutes with the principle of What You See Is What You Get – WYSIWYG web builder that features standard drag & drop method with the latest html5 editor allowing (non coding) designers or even anybody to develop a website. No programming, html, coding, or Photoshop needed.




Fetured here are some of the top free website builders based on the these criteria;

templates design available
drag & drop
usability
responsive or apps supported
SEO friendly
no trial limitation

So what you can do with this Website Builder as one of free designer tools online..? Well, you can start your own professional looking website, or..

  • add a new web design services for your clients, or
  • start an online store for your clients, or
  • create your own online store to sell your artworks / products online, or
  • make your own designs portfolio website in just a few minutes..

or perhaps this will be your startup for your new skills or knowledge as graphic or visual designer into website development, start to ‘read & write’ <coding>. What else, you will need your brand.. a domain name.

1. WIX

Wix

  • 500MB storage
  • 1GB bandwidth
  • fully customise from designer’s template
  • built-in Google Analytics
  • free hosting


2. Website Builder

Website Builder

  • 50MB storage
  • free email
  • 10,000 templates
  • image library
  • eCommerce


3. Im Creator

ImCreator

  • 50MB storage
  • own domain supported
  • eCommerce
  • no Ads


4. Site Builder

Site Builder

  • free domain
  • free email
  • 10,000 templates
  • eCommerce


5. Weebly

Weebly

  • 500MB storage
  • sub domain name
  • no limitation hosting
  • unlimited pages
  • basic online store (with 3% transaction fee)


6. Sitey

Sitey

  • 50MB storage
  • 5MB file upload
  • 1GB bandwidth
  • free hosting
  • 100+ professional templates
  • image library

Related article: E Commerce Systems Comparison

 


7. Jimdo

Jimdo

  • 500MB storage
  • password protected area
  • online store (no transaction fee), 5 items max
  • iOS & Android apps


8. WebStarts

WebStarts

  • 5 page max
  • 1GB cloud storage
  • 1GB bandwidth


9. Webnode

Webnode

  • 1GB bandwidth
  • 100MB for personal website
  • 10MB for online store
  • own domain name supported
  • statistic & widgets supported
  • no ads


10. Yola

Yola

  • 1GB storage
  • 1GB bandwidth
  • 3 pages


11. WordPress.com

Wordpress

  • 3GB storage
  • unlimited bandwidth
  • unlimited pages
  • designed for static website & blog system
  • themes (but limited)
  • statistics


update june 2017

We are glad to add here a good review made by one of our new online friend – Best Website Builders Reviewed

You may find some more info with focused on affordable price offered for website builder on onblastblog. They also provide clean & nice infographic about Top Website Builder for easy reading and comparison you may take a look.. click on the image above. Thanks to Matt Banner for the great review.

There’re actually a lot more website builders out there, you will find many or new names and new features, but generally they offer the same functions and besides free version, they also provide paid services as well. So as free version, you cannot expect more, just compare which offer the best that suit your needs, ask your self for what purpose you wanna use it. If you getting familiar with it, then later you can start invest with the paid service and add it inline with your design services to diversify your business.

Designer’s Games & Designer’s eBooks

Looking for some good resources for sharing with you guys, here we found some interesting designer’s games & designer’s ebooks you can download for free. The designer’s games created to challenge or to test our design skills and to know our limits in specific skills, try it out. Also we share below are some more free designer’s ebooks collections, as add on of some free designer’s ebooks that we had shared previously..

 

Games for Designers

Here are some designers games collection created by designers for designers just to test our skills on colors, illustrations, etc.

Eye Test

Eye Test Color

Eye Test is to test your color vision limits and see how far can you go. Mine is 35 points with robot level, and it says ‘Your color vision and survival skills are incredible. You can recognize a mosquito from miles away’.. lol ☺

 

The Bezier Game

The Bezier Game

The Bezier Game is a Pen Tool illustration test game. The game teach us how to minimize the use of anchor points and how to draw curve lines perfectly in a drawing. If you wanna be expert in using Pen Tool especially for drawing using Illustrator, try the game to learn how the expert use the Pen Tool professionally..

 

Shape

Shape

Shape is an another creative app (game) in sharpening Pen Tool skills for designers in using Illustrator or any vector graphic apps. Shape is created specifically for perfecting letter’s shape, in other words, if you have to trace back some letters in your design works (in case of you couldn’t find the right fonts), then this game might helps you to draw as perfect letters as possible. Tips – use Shift (keyboard) to maintain vertical or horizontal axis while drag..

There are many more creative games for designers you can look at Games for Designers.

 

EBook for Designers

Here are some more designers eBook collections free to download.

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign – Help & Tutorials



Photoshop CC free eBook here is an official Photoshop help & tutorials by Adobe in PDF format. This CC version contained more than 800 pages. You can also find previous versions of Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign eBook below.

Download Photoshop CC Help | Previous Photoshop version

Download Illustrator CC Help | Previous Illustrator version

Download InDesign CC Help | Previous InDesign version

Pixel Perfect Precision – Photoshop and Digital Design

Download Pixel Perfect Precision

Dreamweaver CC Basics

Dreamweaver is one of the most popular web building using WYSIWYG editor for developing fundamental website to high end. Originally created by Macromedia then was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005. Thanks to Adobe for continuing the development of this great app, and here is the free eBook of Dreamweaver CC for Basics.

Download Dreamweaver CC Basics

Acrobat X Pro & Acrobat XI Pro

One of the useful publishing tool from Adobe, besides Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign is Adobe Acrobat. The newest version for desktop is Acrobat XI (ver. 11) for desktop version, but the latest version is newly introduce – Acrobat DC. Anyway here are the eBook of Acrobat X & Acrobat XI.

Download Adobe Acrobat X  |  Download Adobe Acrobat XI

Open Source Vector Editor

Method Draw is an open source online vector graphic editor. A very basic vector tool that support SVG files and also can save your drawing to PNG format.

If you have any interesting related designs, vector, etc. to share with us, we are happy to see and try it, please share it ;)

Adobe Design Book

Adobe Design eBooks, iOS 8 & Android Vector UI Kits


As 2014 approaching its end, we would like to share some of selected freebies recently released and have been around on the internet, from mobile UI vector files to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign tutorial ebooks free download.

iOS 8 Vector UI Kit

iOS 8 Vector UI Kit
iOS 8 Vector UI Kit – Spotlight & Phone

iOS 8 is the eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system, the latest release (so far) by Apple Inc. which was used in their latest iPhone 6 series. And here we share the free iOS 8 Vector UI kits for iPhones and iPads, if you’re looking for these for your UI, App or design works. The file is in Adobe Illustrator format (support Ai CC and newer), just make sure to you have the fonts.

  • Format: Ai in zip
  • Font used: Helvetica Neue series (Ultra Light, Light, Thin, Medium, Bold) & DIN Alternative
  • Release date: 17 Sept 2014
  • via Mercury

Download

Android 5 UI Kits

Official Google Design

Android latest release is Android 5.0 named Lollipop or Android L, and Google was released their official material design elements that they separate it in 2 categories. First one they call it Sticker Sheets and second one are the System Icons. If your’re serious Android app’s developer or UI designer, you gonna have these:

1.  Component Sticker Sheets

The Sticker Sheets include all the components that make up the Android operating system layouts, including light and dark symbols for status bars, app bars, bottom toolbars, cards, dropdown menus, search field, dividers, side navs, dialogs, floating action buttons, etc. The files are quite big, and there are 3 formats available:

Format:

  • PSD (237.74 MB)
  • Ai (189.09 MB)
  • Sketch (6.67 MB)

Download

2.  System Icons

And this is the system icon kits, approx. 750 icons in SVG (vector) format to complete the components above.

Format in zip:

  • SVG & PNG (57.40 MB)

Download

via Google Design

 

Illustrator Android Material Interface Kit (3rd party)

 

If you just need the basic interface elements and layouts, some screens adapted for Material Design and some advanced elements from Android UI Design Kit for Photoshop 4.4 (the Nexus 5 version Kitkat 4.4), download this smaller file size in Ai format – Illustrator Android Material Interface Kit by an Android, iOS, WP UX/UI designer:

  • Format & files: Ai, PNG, Fonts, Coloring themes
  • Realease date: 20 July 2014
  • via Jasa Z

Download

Free Photoshop CC Tutorial eBook


Photoshop CC Tutorial eBook

I still remember the first version of Photoshop I used is Photoshop 4.0 some time in 1990’s on Win 95 (if I’m not mistaken), after my transition from manual drawing to digital (including Autodesk AutoCAD R13). Since then I see the demand in Photoshop knowledge specifically, is getting increase till today. And here, I believe many beginners are looking for fast Photoshop skills, besides streaming via youtube, an ebook will be a great offline tutorials and fast reference for user. This is a free crash course of Adobe Photoshop CC tutorial by Designzzz and they claim beginners can learn Photoshop tutorial in just 30 minutes.. ok, that’s damn fast for a newbie ;)

  • Format: PDF (eBook)
  • Pages: 61
  • Size: 12 MB
  • via Designzzz

Download

Adobe Design Basic Book

Want some more..? How about this 3 in 1 Adobe Design eBooks, which includes not just Photoshop, also Illustrator and InDesign too.. sounds great..? And this is from Adobe Education Exchange, where registered users sharing their educational files and resources.. and its free, just sign in to grab. Thanks to Thomas Payne.

Adobe Design Basic free ebook

Adobe Design Basic CC

  • Release: 6 Feb 2014
  • Format: PDF (eBook)
  • Pages: 202
  • Size: 4.31 MB

Note:

  • If your browser alerts you with a Security warning, or Certificate issue, or Privacy error, just choose proceed to edex.adobe.com i don’t know why firefox & chrome alerts me with this (Adobe Education Exchange) site.
  • After you’ve sign in and downloaded the file, in some cases (i.e you use firefox to download it), the file downloaded ‘without extension’ (unknown file), so just rename the file, any name with extension .pdf (dot PDF) at the end of the name, and the file will be back to PDF ebook format.

If you don’t have the latest Adobe CC apps and wanted the previous version of tutorial ebooks for your older Adobe CS6 or CS5 or CS4, you can download the previous release of Adobe Design Suite Basics CS5-CS6 version that suitable for CS6 to CS4.

Adobe Design Basic CS5 – CS6

  • Release: 1 Oct 2012
  • Format: PDF (eBook)
  • Pages: 194
  • Size: 4.71 MB

Hope these sharing may benefits some of us. And I personally (hopefully, if God will), will release an Illustrator CC eBook for beginners, targeted for easy to use and understand for beginners.. perhaps in local language, Bahasa (and english too).. please pray for me to make it happen ☺

Illustrator Alternative, Imagined by Designers

Today we will share an another new designer’s chosen vector and design apps that have been talked about since couple of months ago in social medias. Many designers have tried the free beta version with positive feedback and soon it will be launching the official version.

Affinity Designer


Vector Art & Design for Mac

Perhaps some of you have been already knowing about this Affinity Designer and so far 30,000+ downloads has been recorded according to their statistic. This new designer’s app which still in beta, has been test drive by designers and they express it being fast, easier and better than the popular Illustrator and Photoshop by Adobe, according to some reviews we read on twitter & facebook.

Affinity Designer Tools
The vector tools & raster tools

What catch our interest to share this app in here are some opinions say that Affinity Designer is a real Illustrator alternative, or Illustrator + Photoshop, in one.. Vector + Raster graphic app. Imagine every time you work on Illustrator (vector drawing), and Photoshop (image editing) running at the same time, save and switching windows, back again. With Affinity Designer, its smart persona with just a click to change from vector workspace to raster workspace, on the same document.. it fast, easier & works smart.

“Imagined by designers, created for Mac”

Affinity for Mac

 

Owned by Serif, a designers apps company who creates DrawPlus (vector drawing editor), PagePlus (desktop publisher), PhotoPlus (photo editor), WebPlus (html editor) and many more. Now they creates Affinity for Mac a new professional vector editor + raster editor in one package. They claim to gives you as designers, exactly what you need for the highest quality artwork, photos and designs – accurate, high quality tools in fast, innovative, reliable apps with flair.

“Vector drawing + Raster illustration”

“A million per cent Zoom”

Pro

Some good points we can share in here are (they’re many), Pan and Zoom at 60 fps, a million percent zoom, transform objects in correct z-order, real-time adjustments or applying effects, always see live previews of brushes or tools. Whether it’s a 100 megapixel image or the most complex vector drawing with thousands of curves, it’s still the same and never runs out of memory.. which may happened to you, system freeze unexpectedly or error message occurred before you save your design works, didn’t you..?

File format supported includes standard image formats, Adobe Illustrator (AI), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), PDF, EPS, SVG, Adobe and Macromedia FreeHand (FH) as well, good point for FreeHand users.

PSD Ai PDF supported
file formats supported
File formats supported

Con

Unfortunately, its only created for Mac, with minimum requirement start with OS 10.7 and no news for other platform so far. Windows user may hope Serif will release for Win version, or stick with Adobe CC, or Inkscape as Illustrator alternative.. see our previous post about Vector Graphic Editor.

Currently Affinity Designer beta is free to download and they will launch Affinity Designer on this coming Thursday, 2nd October 2014, with the first week, until 9th Oct. at 20% discount, the discounted price will be $39.99 (no, this is not advertisement). Are you comparing the price with Adobe Illustrator CC or Adobe Photoshop CC, which is $19.99 per month (x 12 month) = $239.88 a year for a single app (x 2 for both app, Ai & Ps)..? ☺

 

credit: AffinityDesigner | MacAffinity | creativebloq

Kuala Lumpur infographic

Malaysia Landmark Vector


We have seen many inspiring vector design ideas from all over the net, be it icon designs, logo, to web design and many other vector style illustration arts and designs. Here we would like to share some inspiring vector based illustration projects made (some by Malaysian) for Malaysia landmark vector.. and be inspired :)

 

Malaysian Landmark Vector

These are among famous Malaysian landmarks around the country beautifully illustrated by Valen Lim.

Perdana Putra, Putrajaya
Perdana Putra, Putrajaya

Muzium Negeri Sembilan
Negeri Sembilan State Museum

Traditional George Town Shophouse, Penang

Malaysian graphic elements
Malaysian graphic elements vector

The result – Malaysian identiti for GDayX Malaysia 2013

You can view the rest of his project here


#HeyPenang

A designer from Penang, Malaysia, ZacharyKhoo with his self initiated student project to promote tourism campaign for the Pearl of The Orient, Penang Island, Malaysia titled Hashtag Hey Penang.

Penang Flag vector
Penang Flag

Penang landmark vector
#HeyPenang landmarks vector

Penang Island graphical landmark
Penang Island with landmark illustration

Like it..? go to their facebook page and  it :)

 

Kuala Lumpur Tourist Guide Infographic

“No wonder why it’s the most visited city in the world! 6th”

A project by Jing Zhang a London based designer for to create an infographic for popular spots in K.L. for Turkish Airlines.

Kuala Lumpur Tourist Guide

See more at her website and be inspired with her style of vector illustrations..

 

Kuala Lumpur Shape of City

last but not least, nice illustrations style titled Shapes of Cities by another London based designer Yoni Alter.. and one thing that make his artwork unique is, (not just the simplicity style, but) he claimed that his illustrations are accurate to scale – think architecture..

Kuala Lumpur vector
Shape of Kuala Lumpur City

Lets view all the cities in his website..

 

Do you have any to recommend for Malaysian landmarks or any cities, attractive places, islands or any local elements in vector style graphic, design or art..? We are happy to add in here ;)

low poly mask template

Free Vector, Font Editor, Box Template & Mask


Latest additions in vector related designs that catch our attention these few days and some from previous year are a few quite simple, useful and free design tools from online vector editor, animated SVG icons, font editor for newbie font designer, detect web font tool, print design freebies, box template and low poly mask.

Vector

Mondrian

SVG editor

This is another open source simple SVG vector editor, as an addition to our previously posted Vector Graphic Editor lists.

  • open SVG (only) files from URL & pc
  • connect to Dropbox
  • download as SVG & PNG

Animated SVG Icons

SVG icons animated

The future of vector embedded in a webpage or apps are SVG, and this is some cool examples available out there.

  • for web & apps developer
  • CSS animated


 

Font

Glyphr

glyphr

Font editor to design fonts

This is a HTML5 based font editor (or font designer), if you’re looking for free and wanna try to create some self made font.

  • modern browser (HTML5)
  • font converter to Open Type Font

What Font Tool

Detect font in web page

Sometimes we see many interesting fonts or typeface been used in a webpage, but not really know the font’s name.. so this is the perfect tools to detect.

  • for web dev. & print design
  • browser plugin – Chrome & Safari extension

 

Print Design

Template Maker

Box template

There are many websites offering verity of box template designs, but most of them did not provide the vector ‘die-cut shape template’ as it supposed to, they just give jpeg image instead which are not designer friendly. So here you’ll get box templates with die-cut shapes that might be useful for you projects. Simply choose a template, customize the measurement, create and ready to download.

  • for print design or DIY hobby
  • customize & download
  • download as PDF / SVG, open with Adobe Illustrator (or any vector editor) to edit.

Low Poly Mask

low poly mask template

Well this is not new but still pretty cool Low Polygon shape Mask where you can download the template, design (color it) yourself, print and wear.. and continue your work with the mask on

  • download options – PNG, 3ds, pdo, obj files

2013 – 2014 Vector, Logo, Design, Trending & Highlights


Pixler Express logo

We look back on whats trending along this year of 2013 in our scope of vector graphic topics including logo design, vector SVG, color, best mobile apps of the year and some internet trending news.

1. Logo Design

We can say that logo design trending in 2013 is more on Redesign of existing logo, such as Yahoo! logo that being criticized. Meanwhile a lot of big names have successfully transformed their new logo being better, in redesign term. The most influenced trend is flat design and minimalist style of logo design. You might like to see 2013 Logo Design Trends by Logo Lounge. Anyway here is an example of 2014 logo design that will make next year as football fever once again, can’t wait for samba..? (whenever you enter 2014 logo as keyword, Google will come up with this ↓ image more than any other).


FIFA World Cup Brasil 2014 | via Wiki WC2014

 

2. Vector

Vector graphic demands are rising on the net, either for logos, illustrations, icons, charts, etc. We can also see some vector graphics site grows over the years. Be it providing and sharing vector freebies or offering vector services. One of the most popular sharing of vector freebies in 2013 are Flat Icons. We can see variety of flat icons’ style being shared freely from many top designers community sites, such as behance, deviantart, dribbble, and many personal sites as well.

Flat Icons vector
Flat icons Hexagon | via deviantart

 

3. SVG

Scalable Vector Graphic or SVG getting better support and we will see latest upgrade to SVG 2 which will be better integration into HTML & CSS. What was that means..? In simple words, vector graphic will be everywhere sooner or later, on any devices, don’t worry if you don’t have the right app to open vector file (in the future).

Animated SVG image (this is not gif) | via Oak.is


4. Color of The Year 2014

For this coming 2014, Pantone as usual, was named Radiant Orchid as Color of The Year for 2014. A year before they named ‘Emerald’ as Color of 2013.

Pantone Color of The Year 2014

 

5. Mobile & Apps

We can see more (and hopefully better) designer’s apps available in App Store and PlayStore, oh yes we would like to see in Win8 Store as well. Anyway, what is The Best App of 2013..? Google Play Store had named 11 Best Apps of 2013, and here – Pixlr Express by Autodesk, is one of them.

 

6. Internet & Social Media Dilemma

The rise of mobile tech and devices had made social activities change the life style of many of us, whether we realize it or not. In fact, in some country, the authority had made some rules to prevent their people being ‘stuck on gadget’ 24/7. People might blames on social media attractions, but to be frank, social media is just a new kind of tool to communicate. We need to be careful on how we deal with it, not to be too dependent on it.. its not a big deal anyway.

In the middle of this year people around the globe being blast by shocking news of the information security related issue. NSA has ‘direct access’ to the servers of Google, Facebook and others. Using a program named #PRISM they spy on us, collecting our personal infos especially on our media social accounts. There came the most popular name in 2013, Edward Snowden (compared to Obama).

They collect 2 kind of data, Metadata & Content – The Verge

 

7. Vectorise Turn 7

Last but not least, we at vectorise will turn 7 years old this coming 2014, March to be exact.. thanks for all your supports, we will continue our efforts in providing vector logo, vectorise services and helping you in our forum. If you have something good to share, or any idea do contact us and let us know.. happy hohoholiday & happy new year