Can you imagine your life without a car? Yeah, I mean it, I can call my car my best friend that’s with me in joy and sorrow. There are lots of car brands but I could never image how many there actually are … so we made this parade of car brands from A to Z.В For some letters I could think only of one car brand, for others there are several and some letters are still vacant! So if you think of starting your own car business you can “rent”В the letter that still vacant and be the first and probably the only one.
Pentawards is the first and the only one international competition devoted to packaging design. Anyone involved in packaging design can participate no matter what country you live in. This year they were judging designs from 2007 and usually one can apply for the competition from May to June. This year the works were presented by 700 participants from 39 countries and the battle for awards has been pretty bloody.
One of my friends gave me the book yesterday, itвЂ™s a вЂњBeer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn BreweryвЂќ by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter.В This is the book that inspired me for a post today. Have you ever thought why you like this or that beer? Whether itвЂ™s the taste itself that makes the beer popular and lovable or this is the marketing intrigue?
So I went to the website of Great American Beer Festival. This is the festival where they give awards for the taste not for the brand and you can participate there if you have a small pub with your own beer, restaurant, whatever but i was very interested to see how the small companies approach beer logo design nowadays. This year 46,000 attended and participated in this great event that took place in September. And of course, there are the winners in lots of categories (75 if to be exact) and you can check the full list here. I decided to check the logos of just a few winners and you can see them below.
Obviously, DesignFloat is a place for designers. All of you guys and gals are good in something, whether itвЂ™s an illustration, website design, logo design, graphics design, photography etc. You wok with your customers trying to deliver something professional, interesting and unique but sometimes you are running out of time and in such situations website templates can help you to save your time, efforts and whatвЂ™s most interesting, they can even bring you an additional income.
According to CNET back in the July 2008 Google had 60 percent of the 8 billion searches in the month and this search giant keeps getting more and more popular in all countries all around the world. With this in mind, itвЂ™s vital for any business to know what Google thinks about your website and whether your potential clients will find it and like it.
With lots of tools available online itвЂ™s sometimes really hard to choose the one you need and get an idea of what is going on with your website as well as understand what are the things you need to keep an eye on. Hundreds of SEO tools most of which are commercial, analytics tools, traffic tools, marketing tools, keyword research tools are being discussed and advertised here and there and you donвЂ™t know which us the best and of course you want the best. You need all the possible statistics in one place, you need it visually appealing and you want to see how this or that factor influences your website. Saying this weвЂ™ll try to make your life easier. Below you will find the tools (almost all of them are free) you need to have on your radar screen for your website to be a success.
Among the most popular submissions on DesignFloat we can find the free amazing WP themes, but can we say that WordPress is the most popular blogging software? Well, that depends on the target audience.В Say if I were a housewife would I like to go into hosting stuff and domain name registration, spending additional money on that, having headache trying to handle the installation and something called database? No, I definitely wouldnвЂ™t. I donвЂ™t need a server to share the secrets of my favorite cookies or some advices about kids illnesses. The keyword is simplicity. I know how IвЂ™d call my blog and I know the colors IвЂ™d like to see, is it possible to start a blog having this info and willingness only? Yes it is, and the answer is Blogger from Google.
De Bijenkorf: The bargain hunt
Published: October 2008
Design*Sponge is a daily website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, Design*Sponge features store and product reviews, sale and contest announcements, new designer profiles, trend forecasting and store/studio tours.