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Using a seamless pattern in web design is a great way to instantly add impact, style and depth – simply and quickly. Whether you are using a pattern as background or to add texture to a specific area, it can take a design from good to great.
Lets take a look at this collection of more than 250 free seamless patterns, resources and tutorials, ranging from grunge to metallic to floral patterns that can be used to enhance designs immediately.
Thu, 25/02/2010 - 12:16
The BBC website began its official life back in December 1997 with this very simple design. It was a basic offering with two sections to the site. Over time it has grown to encompass a great deal more. However due to the organic way in which the website evolved and the old structure of the business, with dozens of small design teams working independently of each other, the site had a fairly schizophrenic nature once you delved into its depths.
Fri, 19/02/2010 - 13:35
More and more we are seeing the use of strong and vivid typography all around us; on the web, in print and in film. Many graphic/web designers are opting for the written word over images in their designs. The results are sometimes a bit crazy, artsy and many times downright beautiful. Strong typography allows a graphic designer to express emotions and convey messages in their designs when an image just can’t do it. As you will see, many of these works of typography capture so much more than just the words on the page. Today, lets get inspired with these 50 amazing typography examples and tutorials.
Thu, 11/02/2010 - 11:57
A short article from Susan Hallam with some important points for writing content for the web which will be well received by search engines and humans alike.
Tue, 09/02/2010 - 12:26
Mon, 01/02/2010 - 14:15
Edinburgh Zoo's ground-breaking 'Chimpcam' project is the focus of a forthcoming BBC Wildlife documentary, to be broadcast on January 27th 2010.
You can find out more about how zoo researchers are gaining new insights into our nearest evolutionary cousins by training chimps to use video touch-screens.
There is more information on the BBC website. If you missed the programme, it might still be available on the BBC iPlayer.
Mon, 25/01/2010 - 18:01
This is a downloadable factsheet which focuses on Futurate's work to redevelop the membership, donation and animal sponsorship component of www.edinburghzoo.org.uk. You can find out more about how we helped the zoo significantly improve the revenue that it generates from it's supporters.
Adobe PDF, 1.5mb
Fri, 22/01/2010 - 17:21
Thu, 21/01/2010 - 16:08
oldmasterflash.com is one of Futurate's internally sponsored projects (i.e. there wasn't a client). It was designed to explore the possibilities offered by integrating Adobe Flash, CakePHP and jQuery. The site allows anyone to create a painting in the style of the renowned Renaissance painter Guiseppe Archimboldo. Website visitors use an intutive Adobe Flash interactivity to create their painting from a range of pre-existing stamps. They can also select a background and frame for their masterpiece. Once complete they can save their work and publish to the public gallery for other artists to rate and comment on.
Mon, 18/01/2010 - 16:39
Our recent work with on Edinburgh Zoo's website - www.edinburghzoo.org.uk - went live on November 16th 2009 and we are pleased to annouce that there has been a subsequent and significant increase in traffic and revenue. The aim of this project was to:
Fri, 15/01/2010 - 13:53