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30 Charming Flat Logo Designs

Flat design is a hot trend right now. It all started when companies like Microsoft went all in with flat UI design. Now we see Google and Apple joining the flat design bandwagon as skeuomorphism fades away.

Color in flat logo designs ranges from the minimalist two-color scheme all the way to multiple colors. The logos typically consist of clean lines, classic graphics, and simple fonts. The focus is mainly on distinctive colors instead of elaborate color gradients and shading. It is not unusual for a two-color design to use a vibrant color with white as the second color. Typically, flat logos revolve around lovely fonts and typeface instead of eye-popping elements.

Additionally, flat logos allow logo designers to strip away the flamboyant to focus more on conveying a concise idea. The thought behind these designs is that the company logo is at the forefront and is strong enough to communicate the corporate ideology. Some attribute the desirability of flat logos to ease and cost-effectiveness for small companies and start-ups.

To get you inspired, we collected 30 outstanding examples of flat logo designs. Enjoy!

Croissant by Jonas

Croissant by Jonas 30 Charming Flat Logo Designs

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Get Motivated: Do What You Need to Do

quote Get Motivated: Do What You Need to Do
Getting the motivation to get up and do something that you know needs to be taken care of is always easier said than done. Finding the courage can be very hard, but isn’t impossible.

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Embrace Minimalism: How to Declutter Your Life

Common Misconceptions About Minimalists Embrace Minimalism: How to Declutter Your Life

A few year ago, my life was cluttered. I misplaced things, I was unorganized, I practiced unnecessary consumerism, and I didn’t keep track of my budget. In general, I was living irresponsibly. Over the last few years things have changed dramatically. Life doesn’t simply happen to me anymore, I’m in full control of it.

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50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Surfing Underwater by Tony Heff

Surfing Underwater by Tony Heff 650x452 50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a magnificent photograph. If you don’t agree check out this great quote by Sam Haskins.

“A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures-they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’ He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.”

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25 Cool Google Search Tricks You Didn’t Know

Googlr 25 Cool Google Search Tricks You Didn’t Know

1. Need a quick answer to a question? Certain requests are automated to your region, such as the weather, and general searches like calculations and quick facts are found with just one word in the search bar.

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Top 5 Wireless Computer Mice

When looking for a mouse you aren’t looking for the “best” one, you are looking for the one that suits your needs and suits your lifestyle.

Whether it’s extra buttons, more accuracy, more consistent connectivity, portability, ergonomics, or a balance of all of them, you choose the features that you need. By focusing more on some aspects and less on others, each of these mice are suited for different people and for different purposes.

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX 650x650 Top 5 Wireless Computer Mice

A great all round mouse suited for a variety of uses, the Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX is filled with features while being convenient and easy to use. Its sculpted shape is comfortable to use, allowing you to work, or play, for long hours without straining your wrist. When running low on battery, the mouse can be plugged in via USB to charge, even while in use.

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10 WooCommerce Plugins for Easy Coupons and Offers

Coupons and discount codes are a staple part of any e-commerce experience. If you’re using WooCommerce to power your online store, you might be looking for an even better solution for managing coupon campaigns and I’m here to help! Whether you’re looking for something simple or a fix that can handle a more complex promotional campaign, take a look at these ten simple WooCommerce plugins for easy coupons and offers.

1. WooCommerce Gift Coupons

WooCommerce Gift Coupons 10 WooCommerce Plugins for Easy Coupons and Offers

The WooCommerce Gift Coupons plugin makes it really easy to create gift coupons to reward your customers with free stuff, in addition to any regular discount-based coupons that you choose to run. The plugin allows for highly-customizable coupons, allowing to toggle options such as allowing free shipping, excluding items if they’re on sale and any minimum spend needed to redeem the coupon.

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20 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Needs To Read

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 20 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Needs To Read
Who wants to be an entrepreneur? A large number of people these days, owing to the increasing number of opportunities available. It’s no surprise then, that the how-to book business has expanded its shelf size to accommodate almost every kind of entrepreneur.

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10 Powerful Tools To Spy On Your Competitors

Knowledge is power and in the internet age, knowledge is easily accessible. There are many tools available to scope out the competition in order to make your business or service the most successful it can be. Below are the top ten websites you can use “spy” on the competition and see what they’re up to.

1. Google Alerts

google alerts 10 Powerful Tools To Spy On Your Competitors

Google Alerts is a free service that allows you to receive email updates about the most popular, relevant Google search results, such as web, news, etc. You are able to define the results you receive by indicating the subject matter you are most interested in as well as defining categories such as, result type, language, region, how often, and how many. Google Alert’s functionality can be used to monitor developing news stories, keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams in addition to keeping current on a competitor or an industry.

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Why You Should Travel the World

Confort zone Why You Should Travel the World
There have been huge advances in overseas travel in the last one hundred years. This has allowed many people to travel hundreds, if not thousands of times faster throughout the world. Massive advances in engine technology have improved performance of cars, along with a number of other motorized vehicles, for example train and boats.

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10 Tips on Pursuing Your Passion

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Who are you? Do you really know? How will you find out?

If you cannot answer the question “Who am I?” with some degree of certainty, then chances are you may not be able to find out who you are by continuing to do the very same things you have done up to this point in your life. There are many wonderful things to learn in life, but one of the most important learning experiences is the ongoing inquiry into knowledge of self. This knowledge of self will guide you in the pursuit of your passion.

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Top 9 Bookmarking Tools for Designers

We all find cool stuff online that we want to save for later – but we never remember it and most bookmarking systems on browsers become messy and cluttered very quickly. This is where bookmarking tools shine; they allow you to keep track of anything you find online, organize it and store it for you, being ready to access anytime and from any device with internet access.

With the mountains of information and content online, it has become a lot more difficult to pick through and find what you’re interested in. Search engines only go so far; they are confined to keywords which are good for specific searches, but not so good when finding varied topics under an interest or niche. Some bookmarking sites not only allow you to keep track of any interesting things you find online, but they also to share your interests with others and see what they have bookmarked as well. By tagging and annotating your bookmarks, they become organized and categorized with other users’ bookmarks, in a process called folksonomy.

For designers, bookmarking is extremely useful, especially when looking for content fitting one niche, industry or type of design. It allows you to connect with other designers, find and store tutorials, interesting examples, useful resources, tips and tricks, and so much more. Whether you’re on your phone or on a computer and you see an article, a tutorial, a photoset or simply a cool site that you want to refer to later, bookmarking tools are real handy.

You can keep any interesting resources you find online for later use, and you can organize them depending on style, project, or whatever classification is best, and share them with your friends and find other bookmarks similar to yours.

Dragdis.com

Dragdis Top 9 Bookmarking Tools for Designers

Dragdis is a sleek tool that works via a sidebar added to your browser that you can drag anything onto. Create categories and drag whatever strikes your fancy on to them to save for later reference. Sharing also works the same way – you drag content onto the link in the sidebar to upload it to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc.

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Speed Reading 101: How to Read Faster

reading Speed Reading 101: How to Read Faster
On average, a person reads around 250 words per minute, but if that same person learns the art of speed reading, then the amount of words read per minute can be doubled. However, the question we have to ask is why go to the trouble of learning how to read more quickly? Well, firstly, one benefit is that you will be able to learn more as you will increase your knowledge-base, and will be able to read more material in the same amount of time.

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Why You Should Take More Risks

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Are you comfortable in your life right now?

If you are, you could probably do yourself a huge favor by stepping out of that comfort zone. Start making changes in your life. Why not? F%*& it!

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Astonishing Hand Lettering by Sean McCabe

Sean McCabe is a hand lettering artist and type designer currently living in San Antonio, Texas. His passion for hand lettering and typography has recently turned into a successful business. In March 2014 Sean launched Learn Lettering, an online video course that educates people about the ins and outs of hand lettering. In addition to teaching, he also produces a twice-a-week podcast discussing design, creativity, and business.

Below you will find forty-five creative examples of his stunning work. Enjoy!

Eventually all the pieces fall into place

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