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Branding the United States – The 50 State Tourism Logos

The United States is made up of 50 different brands, so it makes sense that each is represented by a unique identity. Tourism thrives on a state’s appeal, and sometimes the state .gov sites just don’t cut it. This is where the Departments of Tourism come in. This showcase is made up of the state logos as found on the government sites responsible for making them look good.

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Designer’s Holiday Hangover Cure – Awesome Offices

Congratulations! You’ve made it through stage one of the holiday season, but are you losing the will to create to a hectic schedule and long lines everywhere? If so, you’re probably suffering from a holiday hangover.

Don’t worry, it’s treatable and we’re here to help. Grab a cup of cocoa, get comfortable, and take a look through this batch of holiday hangover cures to get some of that lost motivation surging again.

Today we’ll be focusing on the offices, digs, and productivity pads of fellow web workers from around the world.

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Color Scheme Inspiration – Bridges

Having trouble finding a good color scheme? Color scheme inspirations will aim to fix that! Each post, we’ll pick out a topic and build color schemes out of it to inspire. This round of inspiration is from the architectural sector, with bridges around the world.

Photos are all found on Flickr, and color schemes are all available to download on COLOURlovers.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for the Web Crowd

As some of you may or may not be aware of the holiday season is upon us. It’s been coming for a while now, but the deadline is now only days away. If you’re still struggling on those last minute gift ideas for a web developer or designer you know, here’s a quick wish list that may help you out. You may even consider getting yourself one of these. We won’t tell!

Photo by pagedooley via Flickr.

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ActionScript 3 vs Flex 3: Buttons

Flex can’t do it all alone. While it’s possible to build a RIA in strictly ActionScript 3.0 or Flex 3’s MXML, sometimes you have to integrate the two to get the best result.

Be familiar with both methods of coding and you’ll be making some of the best rich internet apps yet. This post outlines the basics of creating button with both ActionScript 3 and MXML in Flex.

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6 Ways to Get the Email Response You Need

Have you ever sent out a crystal clear email only to receive a client response that leaves you baffled? When there simply is no way to put it simpler, what do you do? Is the client ignoring it on purpose? Or simply does not understand the point you are trying to communicate?

Even the best web professionals are bound to encounter a client fitting this profile at some point. Here are some pointers to get the point across to clients who resist even the clearest of emails.

Photo by e453753 via flickr

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Below the Fold: Why Scrolling Isn’t A Bad Thing

“I want a website. It will be cutting edge visually impressive. It will have a wealth of information available.  All of our brochures, a full directory of employees, and a shopping cart. I don’t want it the user to have to scroll all over the place though!”

Ever hear this from a client describing their vision? Somewhere along the line having to scroll for information started to bother people. Scrolling isn’t the make or break of a page. Use it to your advantage, and you’ll have a site that seems almost intuitive.

Photo by everdred

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Color Scheme Inspiration – Fountains

Having trouble finding an inspirational color scheme? Friday color schemes will aim to fix that! Every week we’ll pick out a topic and build color schemes out of it to inspire. This round of inspiration is from fountains around the world.

Photos are all found on Flickr, and color schemes are all available to download on COLOURlovers.

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