Top crowdsourcing websites for logo design

Top crowdsourcing websites for logo design

Design
We now know crowdsourcing is not just a fad, it is here to stay. This innovative way to work online has been adopted by big brands such as Dell and Starbucks, among many others, and has given rise to a new kind of business model. Crowdsourcing has many uses but it is especially successful for creative outsourcing and, more specifically, for logo designs. Here we have prepared a selection of the top crowdsourcing websites for logo design. On the following websites any person in need for a design (not only logos but also websites, stationery, banners, etc.) can specify their requirements and set the price they want to pay for the work. This way, the design need takes the form of a "design contest". Designers join by sending their proposals…
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Trollface, a trademarked meme

Trollface, a trademarked meme

Design, Online Marketing, Social Media
Everyone knows trollface, a simple drawing that has been in the internet for years. But few know who is his creator and that the design is a registered trademark, protected by copyright laws. As many other memes, trollface was born in the 4chan forum, where Jorge Ramírez posted it for the first time in 2008. At that time Jorge was only 18 years old. Ramírez is not a professional artist or designer, and when he talks about trollface he admits it is not a good drawing. He can't explain why it is so popular. But nowadays Trollface universally represents the trolls and pranksters of the internet, those who have fun by bothering other users, and it became a symbol of the mocking and antisocial online behavior.   [caption id="attachment_993" align="aligncenter"…
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What is a key visual?

What is a key visual?

Design
Key visual or keyvisual is a design used in marketing agencies and works as guideline or visual reference for a campaign. The key visual helps to see which ideas, elements, fonts and color palette will be used in all the future ads and designs. Also, the key visual should effectively and clearly express the communication tone and the emotions we are going to cause in the target audience. The key visual shows graphic elements, but it also communicates an identity and tells a "story". That is why they usually have more dynamism than the logos or other designs. Even though the key visuals look like posters or ads, they are an internal tool for the agency, and not to be shown to the public. Here we can appreciate some examples…
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How to check if your website is mobile-friendly

How to check if your website is mobile-friendly

Design
It is important to know how to check if your website is mobile-friendly because Google has started to penalize in search results rankings all the websites that do not meet the requirements for an adaptive and responsive design (AWD and RWD). The adaptive design is set to match predefined screen sizes, while the responsive design is the design that has been created to easily adapt the content and layout to any screen size, in a way in which the website does not lose usability. Both are mobile-friendly. A mobile-friendly website can be easily visited and browsed in mobile and tablet screens without the need to zoom in the screen. By contrast, a design that is not mobile-friendly will have small fonts and buttons that will be difficult to read and…
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