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Social Media Logos and Branding

Posted within Design on by Cornflower Design

I love it when companies and social media services provide clear branding guidelines – especially when it comes down to how you may or many not use their logos. It removes any ambiguity.

I’ve compiled a short list of direct links to guidelines that, I’m sure, I will be referring to time and again…

The following aren’t social media related but are still handy for future reference…

Flip-able Pages (continued)

Posted within Design on by Ryan Ball

Back in August I asked several designers and developers for their opinions of presenting content within a flip-able, page-turning environment. At the time I wasn’t really sold on the idea, but a new service from Cubedesigners, called Fluidbook, does seem to be a step in the right direction. It seems much easier to view and browse than the previous examples I’ve seen.

FluidBook

Addendum: Additional sources for future reference.

Eye Catching Designs

Posted within Design on by Ryan Ball

I’ve spent part of today scanning through various design and development blogs and have been very surprised by some of the site designs I’ve stumbled across. So, to make sure I don’t forget them and can find my way back to them in the future, here are a few of the more eye-catching ones:

And this will be a useful page when I finally get round to putting a custom theme on this WordPress blog.

Wanted: Your opinions on flip-able pages

Posted within Design on by Ryan Ball

A screenhot of the exampleI’m really interested in getting your developer/designer opinions on this type of Flash interface.

The concept of on-line publications with flip-able pages has been around for quite a few years now but has never really taken off. Why? I know my view on the subject but am very curious to know what others think of the concept.

  • Do you enjoy using publications presented this way or would you prefer to view a standard web page/PDF document instead?
  • Although the text is a little too small in my own basic example, do you think that you would take the time to read a document/magazine presented this way?
  • Might the technology be better suited towards certain types of publications, e.g. photography based, “coffee table” books?
  • Would the page ‘flipping’ begin to annoy you after a few clicks?

Further examples of this concept in use can be viewed at:

As always, any opinions/observations/views are much appreciated.