Tendencias de Diseño 2011

21 dic

En el blog de SEbastián Thuer encontramos esta selección de diseños que han marcado o marcarán tendencia en el próximo año, interesante

Amplify’d from www.thuer.com.ar

Con la llegada del final de año comienza la sistemática publicación de artículos que recogen lo mejor (o peor) de la temporada que se está yendo. Con el diseño web ocurre algo similar así que me gustaría hacer mi aporte personal al género “lo mejor de 2011” con una mirada un poco más general sobre aquellos puntos que han marcado el año en el diseño para la web.

El diseño web en 2011: Las principales tendencias del año que se va

Escrito el 14 diciembre 2011 por Sebastián Thüer

Con la llegada del final de año comienza la sistemática publicación de artículos que recogen lo mejor (o peor) de la temporada que se está yendo. Con el diseño web ocurre algo similar así que me gustaría hacer mi aporte personal al género “lo mejor de 2011” con una mirada un poco más general sobre aquellos puntos que han marcado el año en el diseño para la web.

HTML5 y CSS3

El diseño web en 2011: Las principales tendencias del año que se va

Escrito el 14 diciembre 2011 por Sebastián Thüer

Con la llegada del final de año comienza la sistemática publicación de artículos que recogen lo mejor (o peor) de la temporada que se está yendo. Con el diseño web ocurre algo similar así que me gustaría hacer mi aporte personal al género “lo mejor de 2011” con una mirada un poco más general sobre aquellos puntos que han marcado el año en el diseño para la web.

HTML5 y CSS3

El diseño web en 2011: Las principales tendencias del año que se va

Escrito el 14 diciembre 2011 por Sebastián Thüer

Con la llegada del final de año comienza la sistemática publicación de artículos que recogen lo mejor (o peor) de la temporada que se está yendo. Con el diseño web ocurre algo similar así que me gustaría hacer mi aporte personal al género “lo mejor de 2011” con una mirada un poco más general sobre aquellos puntos que han marcado el año en el diseño para la web.

HTML5 y CSS3

HTML5: He visto el futuro y está en mi navegador

Los diseñadores tomaron la delantera y está utilizando CSS3 de manera cada vez más fluida para simplificar procesos que an

antes requerían de trucos y “hacks” para que funcionacen corramente. Bordes redondeados, sombras, incluso animaciones y menús interactivos: con CSS3 definitivamente la vida es más fácil.
HTML5 viene algo más demor ado. Muchos ya estamos utilizando las etiquetas semánticas específicas como <nav>, <footer>y similares. De todos modosno hay un uso masivo de las nuevos recursos que ofrece el lenguaje a nivel de programación, salvo como proyectos experimentales. La consolidación de la nueva generación de navegadores que ofrece soporte completo para HTML5 quizás ayude a un desarrollo más profundo para 2012.

Responsive web design

Diseño web de respuesta
Diseño web con grillas

Grillas

Tipografía creativa

Tipografía creativa en diseño web

Lo retro sigue de moda

Diseño web con estilo retro

El toque personal

Dibujo a mano alzada en diseño web

Diseño con profundidad

Diseño web con profundidad
HTML5: He visto el futuro y está en mi navegador

See more at www.thuer.com.ar

 

Una Selección de los mejores artículos sobre social Media

19 sep

Here are some of my Favourite articles Social Media Related found on Mashable and other resources, some of them are quite outdated but still hold interest

Amplify’d from mashable.com

Tech & Mobile

Social Media

Business & Marketing

  • 3 Commandments for the Next Online Content Leaders
    Web users are finding it more difficult to navigate the clutter of digital content to arrive at trusted sources. Build your brand’s content future around the three pillars of Authority, Curation and Context.
  • 4 Tips for Creating a Viral Branded Microsite
    Sometimes you need a separate, dedicated site to highlight a certain product or promotion. Here are some tips from the people behind Serenading Unicorn, Burton Bag Check and Mollydooker Winery’s Label Our Lefty.

Read more at mashable.com

 

Porqué atraen a escanear más unos códigos QR que otros?

8 ago
Amplify’d from mashable.com

Those quick-response (QR) codes you see spreading far and wide give smartphone users a painless way to go to a company’s website, get discounts or gather contact information. But some QR codes are scanned more than others. Why? Is it because those winning QR codes are so creatively designed?

Researchers at Lab42 wanted to know “what makes certain codes so scanworthy,” so they conducted an online survey via social networks of 500 Americans over 18, and found out that many people don’t even know what a QR code is.

For those who are hip to QR codes and what they can do, you might not be surprised at the one enticement most likely to get people to pull out that smartphone and scan a QR code:

Read more at mashable.com

 

Los 140 Influenciadores de Twitter más importantes en un gráfico

4 ago

Cómo se organiza el mundo de Twitter alrededor de los creadores de contenido más influyentes, la evolución Twitter desde su creación hasta hoy. Todo en un gráfico de 84 x 119 centímetros.

Amplify’d from www.guardian.co.uk

The big bang visualisation of the top 140 Twitter influencers

The Information Architects team have come up with a way of looking at Twitter that echoes maps of how the universe began


Twitter big bang visualisation
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Twitter’s big bang: how the top 140 influencers came online (detail from larger graphic)

Back at the dawn of microblogging time, when Twitter had only just started, there were only three users who mattered: Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey – the three key people behind the service. Now there are more than a hundred million users – but the key influencers in this huge network can be quite easily identified.

Now the team at Information Architects have decided to come up with a neat Twitter visualisation, akin to The Independent’s classic 1992 “How the universe began” graphic, of the top 140 Twitter influencers, “sorted by #name #handle #category #influence #activity” and by when they joined the service (which determines how close to the centre they are).

The size of the blob indicates how many followers; “influence” is measured by… actually, they don’t explain, though possibly it’s using something like the Twiinfluence algorithm.

Interesting to see who’s in there: Stone and Williams, of course, but also latecomer Marissa Mayer (VP of search product and user experience at Google), who only joined in July 2009, and Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google (December 2009) – and of course there’s always Bill Gates, who didn’t get on board until January 2010. And of course Stephen Fry and indeed Jonathan Ross.

You can get the PDF (1.1MB) or buy it from them for $99 because, as they remark, “we’re convinced that our print is way superior to what you can do with your plotter”. And you will need a plotter – the graphic is 84cm by 119cm.

We’re happy to see that @guardiantech is in there, showing up in something like the place where Kappa Velorum would be in the Milky Way. (We’ve highlighted it below to help.)

Guardiantech on Twitter

Spot the influencer.. @guardiantech on Twitter

Does this make any difference? Well.. it might do, if this list of the top 140 were made into a list. Anybody up for that, we wonder?

Read more at www.guardian.co.uk

 

Social Media – Redes Sociales

21 jul

Monitorizar tu presencia en la web, una conferencia de Juan Merodio en el Campus Party

Amplify’d from www.youtube.com


CPES15 – Creatividad: Herramientos de Monitorización

Conocemos cómo sacarle el máximo partido a las redes sociales y cómo vigilar la información y el tráfico de las mismas de la mano de Juan Merodio, fundador del Grupo Ellas, una empresa enfocada a la creación de webs dedicadas a la mujer en distintos ámbitos y socio-fundador de la Agencia de Marketing 2.0 Marketing Surfers. Colabora activamente escribiendo en revistas y webs especializadas en Marketing OnLine, en su blog de Marketing 2.0 http://www.JuanMerodio.com y ha publicado tres libros sobre Marketing 2.0 aplicado a negocios que puedes descargar gratuitamente en formato PDF desde http://juanmerodio.bubok.com

Read more at www.youtube.com

 

Augmented Reality – Realidad Aumentada

20 jul

Very Interesting article about the Wikitude Drive for Android – Atículo interesante sobre Wikitude para Android #fortizcrea

Amplify’d from www.zdnet.com

Bring augmented reality to your road trip with Wikitude Drive app for Android

Let’s face it: dedicated GPS systems are not perfect. From time to time the maps look nothing like the route you’re driving, the device doesn’t recognize newer roads (if you missed a software update), and it’s bulky to carry out of the car to prevent theft. Looking to making navigation more realistic and convenient, the mobile augmented reality shop Wikitude just released the AR navigation app Wikitude Drive for Android smartphones.

Rather than display a 2D map a line to show you where to go, the Wikitude Drive app uses your phone’s built-in camera to show a live view of the road you’re driving on and overlays your route on top. So when you are looking at the app, you’re technically still keeping your eyes on the road. It also comes with digital 3D maps from Navteq to help with trip planning and night driving, voice commands, as well as turn-by-turn navigation that traditional GPS systems have.

But unlike other GPS devices, the Wikitude Drive app is constantly updating its data so you won’t have to maintain the app, but the downside is that it sounds like a battery drain. It also has the convenience of existing on your phone, so when you bring your phone out of the car, the app will continue to navigate you by directing you to interested places on foot. Check out the video of the Wikitude app in action:

Before you rush to the Android Market to search for the app though, a couple of caveats. At the moment, Wikitude Drive only works on a limited number of Android phones, specifically: Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Xperia X8, HTC Desire, Nexus One and LG GT540 Optimus. You would probably need a car charger to go along with these phones as no smartphone battery can last an entire road trip.

The Wikitude Drive app is available now on Android Market for $9.99.

How do you navigate your road trips?

Read more at www.zdnet.com

 

Holidays in Tenerife – Vacaciones

18 jul

This is a one of a kind Hotel spa in Tenerife, at the Spanish Canary Islands, a place to rest and relax or to train with the most sophisticated equipement, this hotel is chosen both by couples on a weekend love break and Top sportsmen who want to practice Altitude Training. Located right on the Mountain Teide Vulcano at 1500 metres over sea level, this is a place to visit. English version available.

Noticias Recientes de Hoteles Reverón

Noticias Recientes de Hoteles Reverón








Hotel Spa Villalba

Tipo establecimiento: Hotel
Dirección : SAN ROQUE S/N – 38613 – Vilaflor
Teléfono : 922.709930
Fax : 922.709341
Reserva ahora el Hotel Spa Villalba en Vilaflor, Tenerife

Este hotel, construido en el 2004 en típico estilo arquitectónico de Canarias, dispone de un edificio principal de dos plantas y un total de 23 habitaciones, de ellas 2 individuales, 13 dobles y 8 suites. En el edificio encontrará una recepción abierta las 24 horas y un restaurante con terraza. También cuenta con un patio interno en estilo canario, una sala de juegos, una sala de estar con chimenea, un salón de lectura y televisión y un restaurante climatizado. El hotel también ofrece una terminal wi-fi de Internet. Los servicios de habitaciones y de lavandería completan el amplio abanico de prestaciones.

Zona Spa Villalba

Este hotel está en un precioso emplazamiento, a una altura de 1660 metros, en medio de unos pinares, rodeado de aire puro y con perfectos efectos terapéuticos. Muy cerca podrá encontrar el parque natural Viaflor y a unos 12 kilómetros el parque nacional Cañadas del Teide, donde podrá practicar excursionismo. En los alrededores hay tiendas y restaurantes, a dos kilómetros de distancia una parada de transporte público. A unos 35 kilómetros está el aeropuerto.

Las habitaciones de Hotel Spa Villalba

Las confortables habitaciones están dotadas de baño, secador de pelo, teléfono de línea directa, TV vía satélite o por cable con canal musical, conexión a Internet, minibar/nevera, calefacción central, caja fuerte de alquiler y terraza o balcón. Las suites junior están equipadas de forma similar y cuentan además de jacuzzi y tumbonas en el balcón o la terraza.

Deportes/Entretenimiento Spa Villalba

En la parte exterior, de 5.000 metros de extensión, hay una piscina externa e interna (de agua dulce, climatizable) y una terraza para tomar el sol dotada de sombrillas y tumbonas. Abonando tasas, los huéspedes también podrán utilizar la piscina cubierta, la sauna, el sanarium, el servicio de masajes y otras ofertas del centro Spa y de cuidado corporal. Los que quieran hacer algo de deporte pueden practicar alpinismo en la pared de ejercicios y utilizar el gimnasio. Se ofrece un programa de actividades para su entretenimiento según la temporada. El campo de golf más cercano está a 24 kilómetros.

Read more at hotelesreveron.blogspot.com

 

Gadgets & Design

17 jul

Some unusual GAdgets and designs – Algunos Diseños y gadgets inusuales

Amplify’d from www.coolpicturegallery.us

This collection of creative gadgets is simply amazing. Modern designers really know their business, as they come one with a lot of unusual and genius ideas.

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This collection of creative gadgets is simply amazing. Modern designers really know their business, as they come one with a lot of unusual and genius ideas.

Creative and Unusual Gadget Seen On www.coolpicturegallery.us
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Diving – Plongee – Submarinismo Tenerife

16 jul

Look a this beautiful video from the underwater life in the canary Islands, where I live, this can be seen every single day just a few yards from the coast, and man times just by the shore.
Mirad este precioso video de la vida submarina en Las Islas Canarias, concretamente junto a las costas de Tenerife, aunque parezca increible esto lo vemos cada día, basta salir unos cientos de metros para que vengan a visitar tu barco. A veces incluso junto a la orilla puedes nadar con tortugas y delfines.

Graphic Design – Diseño Gráfico

16 jul

Excelente artículo de graphicdesignblog, los 10 peores errores que puede cometer un diseñador gráfico

Amplify’d from www.graphicdesignblog.org
 

The most common way for a graphic designer to learn is through trial and error. Especially for young and aspiring graphic designers, who keep on committing mistakes because of lack of experience. You must have heard of the old adage “To err is human”. So the next time you make a mistake, don’t fret over it…instead learn from your blunders.

Having learnt from my mistakes, which I encountered in my career, I wish to educate my fellow designers about some of the errors, which they should avoid in any case. Following are 10 of the most common mistakes that most graphic designers commit in their graphic design careers:

 

1. Working without a Design Brief:

In any graphic design project, the details are necessary to guide a designer through the entire process. Some graphic designers have a bad habit of being overly confident and start the project without acquiring a detailed design brief.  A design brief helps you collect all the information about your clients’ design project. Without knowing your client’s requirements, you simply cannot work on a logo design project.
 

2. Ignoring the Target Audience:

The purpose of graphic design is to visually aid companies in expressing their message to their target market. Hence, if the graphic designers ignore the target audience, they will never be able to create the right design. In order to create relevant designs, you must first analyze the intended customers for which it is aimed at. Overlooking the target will lead to a weak and aimless design.

 

3. Not maintaining a Contract:

In a graphic designer’s career, salary and payments issues are frequent. When you don’t maintain a contract with your clients, you are likely to be swindled of your hard earned money. I don’t wish to imply that every client has ill-intentions. But some clients have a habit of getting the work done and running away with it without paying the designer.
 

4. Avoiding Contact with the Client:

Some graphic designers feel shy while some are completely ignorant when it comes to staying in touch with the client. One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your professional life is not communicating with your clients properly. By not staying in touch with clients during the project, you make them feel ignored and unwanted. You must take feedbacks from them to avoid any client criticisms in the end.

 

5. Procrastinating:

In any profession, deadlines are extremely crucial to meet. By completing your work on time, you exhibit your determination and sincerity to commitments. Some graphic designers tend to procrastinate on their projects. When they end up falling short of their deadline, they pass off a mediocre design as minimalism design trend. Procrastination will make your clients go away since they expect you to be efficient.
 

6. Not Staying up-to-date:

In this cut-throat competition, it is essential for graphic designers to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of graphic design. As technology upgrades every day, newer and better ways of graphic designing are evolving. Those who fail to catch-up in graphic designing eventually lose the race.

 

7. Not Starting in Black and White:

Some graphic designers fail to understand the importance of starting in black and white. They directly create the colored version of the design. This is a big mistake as one should know how the design looks in black and white because some promotional mediums don’t allow for colors. Hence, what you create in color might not look good in black and white.

 

8. Pass off Plagiarism as Inspiration:

One of the prime qualities of a graphic designer is their ability to be original. Another big blunder you could make as designers is to copy others work. Some designers have a bad habit of passing off what they plagiarize as merely inspiration. While you may get away with it sometimes, but in the long run, your credibility as a genuine and original designer will be badly affected.
 

9. Neglecting the Power of Simplicity:

Some graphic designers believe that if they add more effects in design, it will become attractive. But the reality is otherwise. Adding too many elements to a design makes it complicated and messy to look at. They often neglect the power and significance of simplicity. Instead of making intricate and difficult to comprehend designs, designers must prefer simple concept that the target audience will remember.

 

10. Lose Confidence:

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. Be it graphic designing or any other profession, confidence is crucial in the success of your career. One of the gravest mistake you can make as a graphic designer is to lose hope in the middle of a project. There will be times when you will get tired of working on a project or be unsatisfied with the results. But never give up and carry on until you achieve your desired results.

Read more at www.graphicdesignblog.org

 

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