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➕ PRINT | WEB | SOCIAL | BRANDS ▪️ FASCINATION DESIGN since '00
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Check out this #photosphere of Jessamine County, KY on Google Maps Views
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#tbt  circa 2003 - This is a simple logo re-draw and cleanup that I did of the Lafayette high school crest. It was done for a two color screen printing run on mugs which is why it doesn't have the third color.

  #crest   #logocleanup   #logos   #vector  
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#tbt  Cooper Management website circa 2003

(Keep the year in mind when you're watching this video. It is a website for a company that has since been absorbed into one of the national financial service franchises.)

Video seemed more appropriate for this post so you can see the hover effects and several pages as well as some other key features of the site.

Many of sites I designed before 2006 or so are what I called scalable or fluid sites so that no matter the screen size, no matter the window size, the design and content fit. This would now technically be called responsive design today.

HOWEVER I would NOT design a site using a table based layout at this day in age which is how I achieved this back in 2003. (Designers / developers know what I'm talking about here!)

The technology was simply different at that point in time. You did not have the number of smartphones / really small screens and you also didn't have the really large monitors that you see more of today. That said, this still works seamlessly in modern browsers from my archive files.

It's also very basic and clean website that gave a quick business overview, included their logo and included their contact info with consistent navigation and footer information across both pages. Not bad for 2003 right? :)

#responsivedesign   #responsivewebdesign   #websitedesign   #websitedevelopment  
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Sneak peek into a client summary report and next steps document. Some sections (like this) were more general but included to help them get focused.
#marketing #advertising #branding
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#tbt  circa 2010: JFKSG logo cleanup & vectorization

This was another logo vectorization project but this one is a color logo with lots more detail compared to the one from last week. 

See last week's post for more info about vector graphics:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152444639576103&set=a.10150191680671103.337675.48182866102&type=1

#logo   #logoredraw   #vectorgraphics  
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#TBT   circa 2000: UC logo / monogram logo cleanup and vectorization

This project was re-creating what already existed in a much more scalable format. The logo was hand traced as a vector file and the logo cleaned up. 

When I say "hand traced," I don't mean with a pen or pencil though. Tracing in this instance involved working with bezier curves to create shapes in Adobe Illustrator. It is a bit of an art form to draw with something that looks like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bézier_curve

There are now other ways to convert artwork into vector graphics now hand drawing or tracing in Illustrator is still a viable way to create a very clean version of a logo.

Vector graphics are completely scalable without pixelization and are an ideal format for logos that will be used in a variety of ways and sizes. Vector file formats are typically eps, ai, or svg.

More info on vector graphics for those interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_graphics

#logodesign   #vector   #illustrator   #vectorgraphics   #vectorization   #logocleanup  
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Check out this tool... (link below)
Working on a way to make a subtle shift in your business to attract new clients?

You might want to check out this as a tool:
http://trendwatching.com/trends/consumertrendcanvas/

"...Look for expectation gaps between what consumers want, and what they currently have."

I believe this might go beyond trend forecasting and help some people develop a strong USP (unique selling proposition.)
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* #TBT  circa 2006: Central Kentucky Computer Society (CKCS) logo design*

Maybe a little gradient heavy on the color version of this logo but it was designed quickly and makes it obvious at a glance that this group is about computers. Not too many frills, all computer, all Kentucky. With one fun little twist on the state outline that looks like a circuit board.

#logodesign   #branding   #logos   #kentucky   #KY  
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IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION
All clients with managed hosting through Fascination Design have had OpenSSL updated to apply security patches for the Heartbleed Bug.

On April 07, 2014 a severe vulnerability in OpenSSL was announced. Known formally as "TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160)", and dubbed the "Heartbleed Bug", this flaw allows for the theft of information normally protected by SSL/TLS encryption. Specifically, the Heartbleed Bug allows memory to be read on systems using OpenSSL 1.0.1 before 1.0.1g, which can compromise private/secret keys used to encrypt data and application traffic. At the very least, this would allow attackers to impersonate users and services, and provide a means for data theft.

If you are not hosted with us, you can still check your hosting/site here and contact your hosting company if your site is affected: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

More details for hosting sys admins: http://kb.liquidweb.com/update-and-patch-openssl-for-heartbleed-vulnerability/

#security   #hosting   #heartbleedbug  

http://www.cultofmac.com/273524/heartbleed-security-bug-apple-users-need-know/
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION
_ All clients with managed hosting through Fascination Design have had OpenSSL updated to apply security patches for the Heartbleed Bug._

On April 07, 2014 a severe vulnerability in OpenSSL was announced. Known formally as "TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160)", and dubbed the "Heartbleed Bug", this flaw allows for the theft of information normally protected by SSL/TLS encryption. Specifically, the Heartbleed Bug allows memory to be read on systems using OpenSSL 1.0.1 before 1.0.1g, which can compromise private/secret keys used to encrypt data and application traffic. At the very least, this would allow attackers to impersonate users and services, and provide a means for data theft.

If you are not hosted with us, you can still check your hosting/site here and contact your hosting company if your site is affected: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

More details for hosting sys admins: http://kb.liquidweb.com/update-and-patch-openssl-for-heartbleed-vulnerability/

#security   #hosting   #healthbleedbug  
http://www.cultofmac.com/273524/heartbleed-security-bug-apple-users-need-know/
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Speed reading and space saving:
http://www.fastcodesign.com/3027008/how-spritz-redesigned-reading-letting-you-scan-1000-words-a-minute

Also "users with dyslexia or ADD said Spritzing helped them concentrate and absorb information more easily. “The idea of flashing one word at a time came from research on disability back in the '70s,” Waldman says. “It’s not new. It’s a bit like flashcards on steroids.”"

To me, this seems like an excellent option for displaying larger amounts of text on watch-style smartphone / fitness devices in the near future.

#UX   #UI   #reading   #speedreading   #spacesavingdesign   #spritz  
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