Pentawards 2008: Best Packaging Design Competition

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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.

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Beer: Taste Or Marketing Course?

twelve-beer-bucket-gift-basket.jpgOne of my friends gave me the book yesterday, it’s a “Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery” by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter.  This is the book that inspired me for a post today. Have you ever thought why you like this or that beer? Whether it’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.

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Template Affiliate Programs: Free Report

piggy.pngObviously, DesignFloat is a place for designers. All of you guys and gals are good in something, whether it’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 what’s most interesting, they can even bring you an additional income.

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Google Tools and Resources Every Developer Should Know as ABC.

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, it’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 it’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 don’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 we’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.

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DesignFloat Recommends Blogger Skins

images.jpgAmong 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.  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 wouldn’t. I don’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 I’d call my blog and I know the colors I’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.

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Fire Lady Creatives: Graphics, Photo, 3D, Illustration, Art

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My Favorite Touching Ads This Autumn

De Bijenkorf: The bargain hunt

Published: October 2008

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Rare Design Resource: Website design, Architecture, Home Design

DesignSponge

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.

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All You Need to Create a Halloween Design

We have prepared a small collection of free professional Halloween Icons, Smileys, Fonts, Templates and a pumpkin tutorial to help you meet the Halloween and update your websites easily. Enjoy!

Free amazing Halloween Smiles
Download here

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Stylish Autumn Dress For Your Blog- Free Autumn WP Themes

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.”

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Theme name: Hello Autumn
Description: This is a 3 columns autumn theme with simple illustration for the header and maple leaf icon for the sidebar title.
Demo linkВ В В Download link

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