Do you know DANBO!?
The name Danbo is a pun on the Japanese word for corrugated cardboard “danboru” (ダンボー). There’s also a company in Japan which makes cardboard boxes which has Danbooru in its name.
There have been a few variations on this name in the west, based on different translations from the original manga. Danbo was the original name used in the Yotsuba&! manga, and has also been used in the most recent translated versions for western markets.
The original western translations used the name Cardbo instead, as a literal play on words of the western word “cardboard”, but the “correct” name in the eyes of purists is Danbo, keeping the original Japanese pun intact.
As an online marketer is vital to be updated with all the info regarding your customer preferences, tips and tricks to keep you in the game and also stats to let you know where you are placed. Easy thing to do, but if you want to take all that info with you in your holidays it might not look as pretty.
These apps will give you a flexible and user friendly choice so that you will enjoy stats, tips and customer preferences all directly on your iPad.
Tracking the visitors on your web projects is quite easy especially using Google’s Analytics program. Still, Google Analytics is not that friendly when it comes to mobile devices. For that, we have Analytic!
Keep an eye on your email campaign with just few clicks. As an affiliate marketer, this “Get Response” app might be one of your greatest assets.
Just like Analytic, iSense is a tracking software designed for the iPad, but this time it tracks the earnings from your Adsense account.
One of a kind social media manager keeping you updated with latest activity in your social networks making it easier for you to connect with partners and customers.
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The permeation of media in today’s households makes it more important than ever before for companies to have strong branding. However, with literally thousands of companies trying to stand out, clamoring for attention, it’s harder than ever before to successfully stand out. The combination of availability, accessibility, and over-saturation make it a difficult environment to compete in. So many are now competing that without strong branding it’s easier than ever before to be forgotten. The easiest way to strengthen your visibility and remembrance is to create a strong logo.
Making a strong logo isn’t simple. Although it seems an easy thing, it is in truth fiendishly complex, as the simplest things often are. Slews of companies struggle with to create the next great logo, especially small businesses with lower spending budgets. With that in mind, here’s what typically makes a logo strong.
The first element of any strong logo is simplicity. A logo should be understandable in a single glance. It’s perfectly alright if there are deeper elements to the logo, but the core should be completely and immediately understandable. This is extremely important, as over complexity is perhaps the worst way a logo can be sabotaged. If it’s not simple, it is likely losing a lot of recognition and can be considerably less memorable. When thinking simplicity think Nike. With a simple swoosh they’ve made one of the strongest and most immediately recognizable logos of all time.
Color also follows the simplicity rule. Strong logos use colors that are simple, attention grabbing, and easy on the eyes. There is a whole gamut of psychological effects behind the colors of logos, so make sure you have a strong grip on which color has which effects. A quick guide is that bright colors are called ‘warm’ colors, and incite action or strong feelings, while darker are considered ‘cool’, and inspire calmness and confidence. Color is another extremely important piece of the logo, and can really set it apart. Think McDonalds on this one. With their famous yellow arches on a field of red they’re the perfect example of color in a strong logo.
Don’t forget that many businesses will have to advertise in black in white, often with some regularity. So, strong logos should still retain their visibility and recognizability when in black and white. Try not to use more than two or three colors in your logo, as this will keep them from losing recognition when they make the switch to black and white. Also a word of caution, make sure the logo makes sense at any size. It needs to be scalable since logo placement can range from a giant billboard to the side of a pen.
Today you may look forward another packed set of quality daily design inspirations. I am gonna prove that right away with several hot photos such as the Green Lantern by Roland Shainidze, Slowly Uncovered by Glyn Davies and Petra. Did you like that? Let’s move on. From today’s illustrations my pick is called Fa Mulan by Sakimichan … beautiful. In the art / digital art section there are several cool pieces such as the watercolor painting named Chlorophyll by Olga Noes or Breathe by Norman Duenas. Fans of architecture and wood will appreciate the Bal House by Terry & Terry Architecture few sections below. At the very end, we got a nice freebie for anyone in need of a cool dance flyer. Enjoy!
So it has been a while since we featured some amazing business cards – so we have some fresh ones here for you – some of the best we’ve seen in 2012 so far! Today we have some EPIC Minimal card designs – really clean and beautiful in a simple and effective way.