Cell phones are one of the best inventions of all times and they have really changed the way we communicate pushing this process beyond the limits. Tracing instant evolution of this hi-tech product we can state that it evolves extremely fast changing its technical performance along with the design. And sometimes it is hard to say what is more important for the clients – design or performance attributes.
Modern cell phone is not that square piece of plastic with antenna and small screen, odd keyboard and acid-green micro-light. Still that sweet nostalgia makes us remember our first cell and how much we’ve loved that now-obsolete design. 1990’s were the epoch when phones have received bigger screens, abandoned aerials and antennas, became smaller and smarter. Also we can state the fact that in 90’s marketers understood that original design can boost your market share even without any extra technical advantages.
Today we can easily say that the 90’s cell phones are vintage because they represent a stratum of design history that have established modern vision of mobile devices. We gathered a collection of interesting designs that were popular back then and we are sure that some of these are familiar to you. It is really interesting to observe how cell phones evolved fusing technical improvement with design innovations. One more great thing about cells is that these gadgets have mixed and developed some dissimilar spheres like GSM networks, design singularities and software abilities.
We’ve picked models that have interesting design or were important milestones (on our opinion) but of course it doesn’t mean that our list can’t be updated with your suggestions – we are glad to hear what your favourite ones were in the comments section.
1992 – Motorola International 3200
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1992 – Nokia 1011
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Today’s roundup focuses on the posts about mind-blowing HDR photography and before we start, let’s find out what it is.
Is camera enough to make a memorable shot? Even when your camera is superb and you are a professional photographer, pictures turn out to be dull and inexpressive. Sometimes they only grab certain scenes as they are, but lack certain impressive elements. HDR photography is never dull, it features everything in the stunning way and evokes the viewers’ emotions. HDR technology transforms the bleak sceneries into the expressive by means of adjusting the shadows and playing with the dark and light parts of the image. HDR photos display reality in some fantastic ways and make it more appealing and eye-catching.
You can dive in the colorful paradise of HDR photography while browsing this collection of fantastic photos that are created using this technique.
While some people are trying to make things bigger, let’s now plunge into amazing miniature world and
bring an extremely sharp eyes to smaller and more intricate things. With today’s miniature art showcase we’ll cover a range of amazing visual experiences with particular emphasis on a diminutive size. Those miniatures we collected for you show just what a human patience and diligence can do. So please, enjoy these magnificent tiny creations of the world’s smallest art.
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The world around us is a huge mirror that reflects itself. Some objects reflect the others and at the same time are reflected somewhere too. Mirrors, glasses, lakes and smooth surfaces reflect everything around them and create stunning visualizations of the trivial things. Actually, the reflected images are the same as the initial objects – they feature the same size, but face some other way. At the same time, when the surface is not flat, the reflected objects gain the unusual shapes and it is even hard to tell what image is reflected. Sometimes it is really captivating to observe the reflective photos that display the original curves and shapes.
Creative reflective photos from this collection capture the wonderful scenes of the world around us in all its diversity. Let’s browse them and enjoy their beauty!
Wren Doing Battle with Gazing Globe by Lynnette Henderson
Reflective Tuba by Stuart Brown
If you have never seen her artworks, you have missed a lot. But we can help you to fill this gap – welcome this post dedicated to Daniela Uhlig, talented young CG artist from Berlin. The first thing that makes you surprised is the diversity of styles that are displayed in her works. Anime, Gothic, punk, pin-up, art nouveau – and it is not the whole list of the styles that are brilliantly presented in her output. She plays with these styles and in such a way creates the amazing pieces of art that feature the unique mood. The stunning creatures from her CG paintings are so detailed and amusing, that it is impossible to ignore them. One more thing that makes her works really incredible is a spice of humor that can be found in each of them. All her works dazzle with good humor, bright characters and genuine talent. Let’s enter this spectacular multicolored world of Daniela Uhlig and her CG artworks.
Web design for the world
One of the joys of designing for the web is that your work has an immediate global audience. It’s exciting to think that your designs can be seen as easily half way round the world as in your own home town. As well as being an exciting aspect of the web, this global reach also poses a challenge to designers. You need to be aware that different cultures view and consume the web in different ways.
You can overcome these cultural differences and build more accessible websites by considering a few important factors.
Content is the most important element of any website. Your visitors may find elegant design pleasing to the eye, but what they are really interested in is the quality of the content and how useful it is to them.
Providing content which is well-written and relevant to your target audience will be a big help to ensure cross-cultural accessibility for your websites. Remember that 75% of the world’s population do not speak English as their first language. It’s likely that your content will need to be translated at some point. Developing good quality content from the outset will make for a smoother translation process. For example, try to avoid slang, colloquialisms and abbreviations. Metaphors may also have different meanings in different countries.
When using images, video and other visual content, always be culturally sensitive. For instance, photos of scantily dressed models may be perfectly acceptable in Western cultures, but may be highly offensive in other parts of the world.
Nice to see you guys! This week was rich for great posts submitted from various blogs. Plenty of interesting information was covered in them and then enjoyed by our visitors. The time to sum up has come and today we present you the roundup of the most popular posts of this week. Let’s browse them!
Want to change the wallpaper on your desktop? No problem. “35 Beautiful Examples of Car Wallpapers” from Graphic category offers you the most powerful examples of car designs.
What do we find in the Photography category? The amazing post that deals with 33 Examples of Monochromatic Photography and shows us the beauty of the unique images.
New category “Promo” is set at our website and you are welcome to submit your posts in it. If you start any kind of promos (freebies, giveaways, contests and so on), don’t forget to place it in this new category and in such a way tell everyone about it. Don’t miss this free and easy way to promote your projects. You are welcome!
Tilt-shift miniature faking is now the popular and fashionable method of making big objects look like tiny models. All you need to start is essentially a camera equipped with a tilt-shift lens which simulates a shallow depth of field. For this effect is usually achieved through creative technique in which a photographer manipulates the angle of a tilt-shift lens to distort the focus of a life-sized scene captured by the camera, thereby creating an illusive depth of field usually produced by macro lenses. Most faked tilt-shift photos are taken at quite good height to further imitate the effect of looking down on a miniature. In this post, we showcase a number of fantastic examples of tilt-shift photos. All examples are linked to their original sources and you’re recommended to check out other amazing works of their authors.
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Photo by alastair mitchell
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Photo by darktiger4u
The secret of the Asian beauty is hidden in its unsurpassed fleur that is so special and wonderful. This fleur is its important part that makes it stronger and gives the sharpened form. Beauty without fleur lacks something catchy and it is really hard to replace this fleur with anything else. When they go together, we perceive the beauty in all its fullness and fill our hearts with this fine feeling. The magnetic fleur of Asian beauty is brilliantly pictured in CG illustrations from this post. We hope that they will become a good source of inspiration and you will admire them.
Chinese Girl by diudiudiudiu