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Common New Years Resolution Posters

We have all made a new year’s resolution before, and most all of us fail to keep them. Something you may have noticed about people’s new year’s resolutions, though, is the common theme of them all being the same few kind of resolutions.

Everybody has, or at least knows someone who has, had one of these new year’s resolutions which include lose weight, quit smoking, drink less, explore the world, etc. Viktor Hertz, a freelance graphic designer from Stockholm, realized that these were the most common new year’s resolutions and came up with this cool design project showcasing the 12 most common new year’s resolutions. These posters offer you a great source of design and typographic inspiration.

Also, if you really enjoy these, you can purchase these posters at Society6.

1. Lose Weight

New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight

2. Quit Smoking

New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking

3. Recycle More

New Year's Resolution to Recycle More

4. No More Junk Food

New Year's Resolution to No More Junk Food

5. Drink Less Alcohol

New Year's Resolution to Drink Less Alcohol

6. Explore the World

New Year's Resolution to Explore the World

7. Save More Money

New Year's Resolution to Save More Money

8. Watch Less T.V.

New Year's Resolution to Watch Less TV

9. Save More Water

New Year's Resolution to Save more Water

10. Get Offline

New Year's Resolution to Get Offline

11. Use Less Energy

New Year's Resolution to Use Less Energy

12. More Time with Family & Friends

New Year's Resolution to Spend more Time with Friends and Family

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Bro-coli design of the week

This week’s design of the week is a unique design by Meg Robichaud featuring a graphic of a piece of broccoli lifting weights. This cute design does a perfect job of illustrating the benefits of broccoli, or as the design is titled, Bro-coli.

A little about Meg, she is a Vancouver based designer & illustrator who studied Graphic Design with design foundations at The Art Institute of Vancouver. You can check out more of her work on Dribbble and follow her on Twitter.

Bro-coli

Bro-coli design by Meg Robichaud

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What if Superheros were Fat?

Ever wonder what Superheroes would look like if they let just let themselves go? Well Antonella Villani did and that’s what drove the company he works for, DesirableBody, to create this fun little browser game, Supersized Superheroes.

Antonella says “it was actually a bit of a fun side-project whilst we were working on rebuilding the website (ended up launching just before Christmas) – we seriously needed the distraction from all the last minute bug hunting! Officially I think it was justified on getting the brand name out there, but once the idea existed I knew we had to do it either way :)”.

You can follow the company behind these creations on their Facebook page. So let us take a look at these superhero illustrations of what superheroes would look like if they let themselves go.

Thor

Thor Fat Superhero

Batman

Batman Fat Superhero

Superman

Superman Fat Superheros

Spider-Man

Spiderman Fat Superhero

Iron Man

Ironman Fat Superhero

The Online Game

Fat Superheros

Back to the Future DeLorean by Mickey Romano

I always come across an awesome design and want to share it but I don’t have others like it to make a post to showcase them. I am starting this design of the week to showcase those single designs that I come across that I find cool. Each week I will post an awesome design I that I found or came across that week that I feel needs to be shared.

I’ll kick off design of the week with this cool design from Mikey Romano’s “build it in style” shot. This design will be recognized by most as the famous DeLorean time machine from the Back to the Future movie franchise.

I like this design, not only because it’s from my favorite movie of the 80’s but also because it’s an animated design of the DeLorean landing and taking off. It encompasses the flat and minimal design trends and is, in my opinion, a very clever design.

Back to the Future DeLorean

Back to the Future DeLorean

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2014 Web Design Trends Predictions

One of the main jobs of designers is keeping pace with the current design trends, this includes knowing what’s cool and what’s not. There are many reasons for this, most of which you should already understand, but in short it’s money. If you are able to know what’s hot and current more people will look to you for designs and it increases your ability to get hired (assuming you’re looking for a job) and get noticed by others in the design community.

1. Content First

A trend that has grown large recently, and will continue to grow, is the content first trend. Rather than building a website and throwing the content in later, more and more designers/developers are working around the content. Creating content first for a website and then designing around it should be what every designer/developer does. It makes for less headaches down the road and it looks a lot better and more consistent throughout the website. It’s not always that simple though because clients aren’t almost always late in terms of content for a website.

Websites that focus more on content rather than the visuals usually turn out better (not always though) because they have a more minimal layout and design (which is another big trend prediction for 2014). Below I’ve gathered some examples of websites that focus solely on content.

A List Apart is a great example of a website that is built around content.

A List Apart Website

Another great example is zerosixthree.se, built, created and written by Sebastian Ekström. This site uses minimalism and content to create a beautiful design that makes you want to read everything on the website.

Zero Six Three

2. Hexagon

I predicted this trend for 2013 but it didn’t quite take on as I had originally thought. Anyways, hexagon shapes will begin to replace the traditional square and circle shapes that you are used to seeing. Below are a few examples of what I mean by hexagon design.

Melborp’s website does a great job of illustrating this trend. The hexagons work beautifully with the website and give users something different and new to look at.

Melborp's website

Built by Buffalo is another great example of hexagons in web design, take a look below.

Built by Buffalo website

3. Lightweight

With mobile taking over the internet browsing world, it’s important to make sure your website loads fast. Why? Because cell phones don’t have the high speed internet that you have at home/work. One thing many designers/developers are doing to insure lightweight websites is cutting out all the unnecessary stuff like massive images, logos, “cool” animations, videos, etc.

Focus on things that your website NEEDS not things you think are cool. This lightweight trend goes hand in hand with content first and minimal design, cutting the fat allows you to speed up your website, focus on content, and give it that minimal look.

4. Faster Loading/Fewer HTTP Requests

Faster loading websites goes in hand with lightweight, but I wanted to elaborate a little on other ways websites can load faster. For those of you that are unfamiliar, an HTTP request happens when a user visits your website. The users computer requests styles, scripts, images, web fonts etc. from the server and that in turn loads the website in their browser window for them to view. The more HTTP requests required the longer the website will take to load, for example, if you have 4 different Google web fonts in your header, an HTTP request is sent for each of those fonts.

This will cause a website to load slower because of all the extra work from requests happening behind the scenes. Limiting these requests can help speed up your website. An easy way to cut back on HTTP requests is by creating sprites for images, this way you aren’t loading multiple images individually, instead you’re loading one large image file that includes multiple images on it. Other ways including combining CSS into one file, combining scripts into one file, and limiting the amount of fonts being used on the website.

5. User Experience

The days of flash and crazy animations on web pages are gone. Web designers and developers are focusing more and more on the user rather than trying to get an Awwwards ribbon on their web page (or they should be at least).

The goal of any website is to communicate information easily to the user in a way they can figure out and understand. Websites that are nothing but a ginormous image do nothing but get in the way of what a web page visitor is truly there for. Using an informative paragraph of text or video is a better alternative in my opinion.

CSS3 and HTML5 are helping us out a lot with this. We are now able to provide minimal animations for the user experience without bloating the site to the weight of 2MB+.  That’s why 2014 will be the year of the user, more and more developers and designers will create websites that are simple and easy to use; but also be an enjoyable user experience that doesn’t take minutes to load.

6. Mobile First

We’ve been over it many times, mobile is still going to be in this year and you can be sure its use will continue to grow throughout 2014. Websites will begin to be built with mobile in mind; icons that you are familiar with on mobile devices will start to be used in place of text (the menu icon for instance) on websites.

The user experience of websites will also begin to shift towards that of a mobile device where navigating through it will be similar to how you navigate through a website on your mobile phone.

7. Serif Typeface

This may be a towards the end of 2014 web design trend. The use of Sans Serif typefaces are going to slowly fade away, as regards for regular paragraph type, and plain serif type will start to replace it. I am already beginning to see more blogs (that focus on content) switch to a Serif typefaces. I have an article in the works that will dive more in depth regarding this so stay tuned.

8. Minimal

Are you noticing the similarities between all these trends yet? I’ll give you a hint, they all have to do with minimalism. Defined, Minimalism is the art of stripping down an element to only the necessary essentials it needs in order to function. When done correctly in web design, it leaves the user with a sophisticated impression and ease of use.

Minimalism really took off last year among the big players and that means this will be the year that it will be fully adopted by others. The basic idea behind a minimalist design is to remove the clutter and use only what you need. Apple has been doing a great job of this for years in both product design and interface design. Below is a great example of a minimal website, for more check out our article 19 Minimalist Website Examples

The Kitchen Website

Conclusion

There you have it, the 2014 web design trends. 2014 will be the year of simplicity which will greatly benefit all designers, developers, and even end users.

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Christmas Event Flyers Bundle

This weeks Christmas deal comes to us from 4ustudio. This bundle comes with 10 different color sample mainstream Christmas flyers and a New Years flyer. These modern and eye-popping Christmas flyers are perfect for any club, bar, office, or home event. The flyers are easy to edit so you can change text, edit colors, move items, turn on/off layers creating many different looks. This bundle comes in PSD formats and set at a size of 1748×2480px.

You can get this Christmas flyer and New Years flyer bundle for a great deal at only $11. If you’re looking for other kinds of flyers besides Christmas you can check out 4ustudio’s huge collection here. Click the heading or image below to learn more and grab this deal.

Christmas Flyers Bundle

Christmas Flyers Bundle PSD

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Vintage Christmas Backgrounds by Creative Artx

Christmas time is coming near and I decided that each week from now until Christmas we will post a different Christmas Deal! For this first week we have a set of 9 vintage style Christmas backgrounds created by Creative Artx. This awesome deal comes in fully scale-able Photoshop vector layers for each of the 9 Christmas backgrounds all for only $4. Creative Artx has a huge Christmas and New Years graphic collection that you can check out here. Click the heading or image below to grab this deal.

Vintage Christmas Backgrounds

Vintage Christmas Backgrounds by Creative Artx

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