Designers Studio
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:42

5 emerging design trends of 2018

In the December 2017 issue of the Joomla Community Magazine my original article "10 Web Designs of 2018" focused on new and upcoming trends in design. As 2018 quickly moves by, I thought this would be a good time to share some of the latest emerging trends.
Published in 2018 July
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 01:00

Neue Designsprache für Joomla! 4.0

Die Joomla! World Conference 2017 in Rom war ein grosser Moment, um über die Zukunft des Projekts zu diskutieren. Oh welch Überraschung: es bekam hauptsächlich den "Joomla! 4"-Stempel aufgedrückt. Im Rahmen der Konferenz wurde Chiara Aliotta eingeladen, am Marketing Sprint teilzunehmen. Sie hatte einen ganzen Tag Gelegenheit, mit den Leitern und Mitgliedern des Marketing-Teams zusammenzuarbeiten. Diese sind für die Entwicklung der Joomla! 4 Marketingkampagne verantwortlich. Gemeinsam haben sie viele Ideen besprochen und diskutiert, Prognosen gewagt und Erwartungen formuliert, um die gesteckten Ziele möglichst realistisch und erreichbar zu machen.  
Published in 2018 March
Saturday, 10 February 2018 03:42

A new visual language for Joomla 4

The Joomla World Conference 2017 in Rome was a great moment to discuss the future of the project, which... surprise… will, for the most part, have a big "Joomla 4" stamp on it. In the context of the conference, I was invited to participate in the Marketing Sprint, kicking it off with a full day of meeting with the leaders and members responsible for the launch of the Joomla 4 marketing campaign. Together we brainstormed and discussed ideas, reviewed predictions and adjusted expectations to better fit realistic goals.  
Published in 2018 February
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:38

10 Webdesign trends of 2018

2017 is on the way out, and now we are looking forward to a very bright year for web design and Joomla! Design styles over the past few years have been shifting toward the more minimal model, and the web is looking very standardized at the moment, but some new and familiar trends will make a significant impact in 2018.
Published in 2017 December
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 04:25

A tag line that sticks

I have recently taken over as the team lead of the Capitals Committee, which is the part of the organisation in charge of handling our income from sponsorships and advertising. One of my first tasks is to get some stickers designed for use at tradeshows. The thing about stickers is that they are small and are not very good promotional material unless people actually stick them on something (ideally their laptop, car, office wall, bags or similar visible area).
Published in 2017 March
Friday, 05 August 2016 17:16

A Palette of Awesome Stock Resources

An image says more than thousand words, they say. Whenever you write an article or a blog item you have felt the desire to have that perfect image to follow your words. Where do you find them, is it ok to use this one? All of us get  this distraction from the actual writing the words, of how to find images to go with them. This article will introduce you to a unique collection of "Awesome Stock Resources". Forget those 10, 20, 50 best free stock resource blog posts. Here you will get the one stop entry for your search of free visuals and sounds.
Published in 2016 August
While Content Management Systems (CMS) reduce the burdens associated with building a website, particularly an e-Commerce one, choosing the right system is a pretty hard decision by itself. The three biggest CMSs every eCommerce entrepreneur has to consider are a pretty popular in the CMS world and eCommerce entrepreneurs usually end up choosing one of them for their website. Joomla takes the cake because of its extensive functionality, ease of use, extendability and its ability to deliver a wholesome online business experience.
Published in 2016 July
In order to maximize the efficacy of your Joomla blog, you need to have a plan in place for how you’ll satisfy your users’ demand for simple, aesthetically pleasing sites. Not only is design a significant component of your overall brand message, but it also plays an important role in pushing users through your conversion funnel. While every blog differs in terms of specific goals and outcomes, the following Joomla blog design tips should provide universal value.
Published in 2016 February
Web accessibility is important for all websites and applications that we design and build to allow users with visual impairments or visual difficulties to easily view and consume content. Colour contrast happens to be one of the key elements of a design that can be tweaked and implemented correctly to help improve the visibility of text on a page, whether it is in the body of the page, or in the navigational elements of the website. Keep in mind, it isn't just users with visual impairments, but can also be users in situations where the screen that they're viewing is in an environment where it is harder to see such as sun glare on a screen. It also happens to be a very easy success criterion to test for and implement a fix to help meet WCAG 2.0 requirements.
Published in 2015 November
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

Personal Branding with Joomla

I believe that one of the most asked questions for us designers (including myself) is: what can I do to win new customers? Developing your Personal Brand is a way to open yourself to possibilities of generating new contacts and business opportunities.
Published in 2015 October
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