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Are you pinning?

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The more we share the more we have – Leonard Nimoy

I  love Pinterest as a visual resource and a bookmarking site. However, it is also a great way to share images, ideas and links. When you see a pin on another person’s pinboard that you like, you have five choices. You can follow that person, follow that pinboard, like the pin, comment on the pin, or repin the pin onto one of your own pinboards.

You can use the search tool within Pinterest to find things of interest such as “pink”, or “pretty” or “classroom”. Most of the pins can be followed back to the website where they came from so you can source further information and images. Read More

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Are your words working for you?

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You don’t always need images and icons to give a design impact. The right choice and use of type can do the trick! There are many free typefaces available in every style including script, serif and san serif and hand written. Consider type carefully and make your words work for you.

Type is visible language

Typography is the design and use of typefaces as a means of communication. It is the arrangement of pre­fab­ri­cat­ed el­e­ments on a page. These el­e­ments may include images, words, sentences and the space between those el­e­ments. Good typography is measured by how well it reinforces the meaning of the text. Read More

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A new look for Twitter

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Twitter has recently rolled out a new look for web profiles along with some new features. These include:

Jumbo Header Image

The look of the profile header image is being compared to that of Facebook with recommended dimensions of 1500×500 (maximum file size of 5MB). You can update your header image from the settings icon in top drop down menu.

Best Tweets

Tweets that have received more engagement will appear slightly larger, so your best content is easy to find. Read More

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Where do ideas come from?

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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesise new things – Steve Jobs

The creative process seems like magic. You pose a problem then create a solution. Rather like the magic trick of pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Although somewhat magical, this process has got a method, however, there is not right or wrong way to solve a creative problem. This is the wonderful part of creativity. We all have our own processes. However, there are some aspects that help to make this process work more effectively. Read More

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Colour me Radiant Orchid

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“Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health” Leatrice Eiseman

Pantone selects a colour at the end of every year to reflect what they believe will become a major design trend, across all design platforms, in the coming year. And this year, the honour goes to the colour Radiant Orchid. This shade evokes connotations of royalty, creativity, rebelliousness, femininity, mystery and magic. Read More