Your Logo: Be There and Be Square

With avatars and favicons, your logo is being pushed into a box. For whatever reason, the standard for these items seems to be a square shape. So, you should develop a version of your logo that is used whenever a square format is requested.

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Visible Logic's Blog Listed on Alltop

We’re proud to announce that this very blog has become part of Alltop. What is Alltop? Alltop.com is a Web site that lists hundreds of current newsfeeds and blogs by category, and you can find Visible Logic’s Design Advances Success blog at design.alltop.com Alltop describes itself by saying: The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. … You can think of Alltop as the “online magazine rack” of the web. We’ve subscribed to thousands of sources to provide “aggregation without aggravation.” Obviously readers could find and subscribe to all these sources themselves, but Guy Kawasaki, the Alltop founder, estimates that 99% of internet users don’t use RSS feeds. So he does the subscribing for you. More importantly, Alltop does the curating and organizing. So we’re proud to be listed alongside some other great design blogs. Take a look, you can create your own individual “front page” of stories […]

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Blog Action Day: Climate Change from the Designer, Business Owner and Human Perspective

Today is Blog Action Day, an annual event every October 15th that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. This year’s theme is Climate Change. I’d like to take this opportunity to speak as a designer, a business owner, and finally just as a human to express about how the threat of climate change affects me, and what I think we all could be doing better. As a designer: don’t produce so much stuff I make my money off designing things. Some of these things have more environmental impact than others. A book for example, involves a lot of paper, a lot of (sometimes very environmentally unhealthy) ink, a manufacturing processes that requires a lot of energy, and then shipping this heavy object around to its end user. But, people like books, people want books and people buy books. I don’t […]

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