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Archive for August, 2010

45 CREATIVE ADVERTISING BANNER EXAMPLES

adobe“If you own a business that sell a product or a service it is extremely important to advertise. Without advertising, nobody will know about your product. Now this concept is very simple and you probably already know this. However most businesses design an ad banner quickly, and  jump right into advertising. This is wrong on many levels.

First you need to find your target  market. Then once you found your designated market you will now need to find your niche market.

Example: I want to advertise about my new to-do list iPhone App.

Target Market: I can advertise on sites like feedmyapp, this will expose my app to visitor that are interested generally in apps.

This is a good judgement, but it would be better to advertise to users only interested in iPhone apps

Niche Market: I can advertise on sites like iphone.appstorm, this will expose my app to visitors who are only interested generally in iPhone apps.

From these two examples you can see that advertising on iphone.appstorm is a better choice that feedmyapp.

Now that you understand the process, you have to focus on designing an elegant banner. Advertising banners should look beautiful, and make the user interested. Now the process is pretty simple. Before you start answer the following questions.

1.What is my Product/service?

2.What does it do?

3.How much does it cost?

These answers will enable you to focus on the most important parts of the product/service.

We hope that that you learned something from this article. Now we present to you some inspiring banners from the design community. These ads are getting free exposure, but you know what they totally deserve it.”

Written by Igor Ovsyannykov; Article found @InspirationFeed.

10 Most Infamous Celebrity Death Hoaxes

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“The juicy gossip provided on the internet knows no bounds. Amid the speculation of breakups, temper tantrums and all-around bizarre behavior are the now oh-so-prevalent reports of celebrity deaths. It’s no coincidence that as the internet has expanded and become more commonplace in our lives, false rumors have become more prevalent, spreading like wildfire on social networking sites. These days, it seems that if you’re a celebrity and you haven’t been rumored to have died in a fall or car accident, then your star just isn’t that bright. Below are the 10 most infamous death hoaxes, ranging from teeny bopper Miley Cirus to veteran actor Abe Vigoda.”

Read the full article @HospitalityManagementSchools.

40 Cool Business Cards to Enliven Your Creativity

Business

“Today we have come up with some Cool Business Cards which will show you how much scope of creativitybusiness card designing has. It’s said “First Impression is the Last Impression” and business cards are a vital part of any professional’s imprint on Client. These designs give a new direction to its inventing & implementing. Enjoy!”

Checkout the full article @SLODIVE.

Create a Spectacular Grass Text Effect in Photoshop

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Ever wanted to make text out of grass? Well with Photoshop you can. In this tutorial we’ll create a rather cool-looking grass-text effect using a photo of grass, the Pen Tool and a bit of patience.

This is the first of a five-part set of tutorials where we’ll use Photoshop to make text out of all sorts of things. So let’s get ready to Photoshop!

You can checkout the full tutorial @ PSDTUTS.

Ad of the Weekend

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This pretty much speaks for itself.

33 Epic Works of Typography Art

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“If your creative typography juices aren’t exactly flowing, you’re at the right place. The impressive works of art below are all focused on typography and showcase a wide range of type treatments that are guaranteed to inspire.”

You can see all the typography inspirations @ WebDesignLedger.

Free Icon Pack: Vector 3D Social Icons

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“The icons we created for you are clean and simple, ready to be used in websites, blogs, web applications, and everything else that you can imagine. There are 10 icons in the set for popular web services like Twitter and Facebook.

This icon pack includes the vector source files (AI) of each icon so that you can easily edit and scale the icons with no loss in quality. It also comes with PNG files with sizes at 256×256px.”

You can find the download file @ SIXREVISIONS.