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3 Awesome Design Trends in Healthcare

July 23, 2014 • By

Most healthcare facilities look the same — you walk in and see a sterile waiting room lined with standard arm chairs, a TV on the wall, a stack of magazines in the corner, and artwork that is less than interesting. However, in an effort to make patients feel more comfortable, designers are changing the boring look. Waiting rooms are becoming more inviting, being infused with high-tech features, and getting a much-needed change in décor. Take a look at some of the awesome design trends in healthcare right now.

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Inspiration

4 outstanding CSS transitions

July 21, 2014 • By

One of the biggest differences between websites today and those from the past is the use of CSS. CSS can make a simple website absolutely stunning. CSS Transitions are essentially when a component of a site changes into another component. So as such what happens between the time you drift your mouse over a component and it changes into something else is characterized as the transition. Here are five examples we feel beautifully display the use of CSS transitions.

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Benefits of downsizing as a freelancer

July 2, 2014 • By

If you’re a freelancer and a  homeowner, you’ll have big decisions to make as you get older; most notably, whether or not to sell your family home and downsize. This is a practical decision that brings many benefits – a number of which are financial, such as the reduced cost of living and equity release. It is no surprise then that more than two million over 55s plan to downsize in the hope of raising extra cash for their retirement but with the emotional connections you’re likely to have to a property, deciding if this option is right for you can be difficult.

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6 high quality and free vectors related to nature

July 1, 2014 • By

Oscar Wilde said we look at nature too much, and live with it too little. In this day and age with more and more technological advancements and more and more people getting glued to their digital screens, Wilde’s statement is truer than ever. Deep philosophies aside, here I have prepared a list of 20 nature based vectors which you can use in your designs and help remind people to care about Mother Nature.

Lake landscape

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Inspiration

Heading south: a designer’s (sunny) kit

June 25, 2014 • By

I have a friend who’s seriously thinking about moving. Nothing unusual so far, it’s just that he wants to move to the other side of the world. Literally. He wants to relocate from Dundee, Scotland, to “anywhere” (at the moment) Australia. Or New Zealand. He’s very serious about this. Initially, “more sun” was the main incentive. However, as reality crept in, the list of pros and cons got longer. But I’m not going into the usual ‘taxes-jobs-insurances-family -friends-melancholia-euphoria-etc’ list, because what caught my eye are four special reasons to move there:

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Beautiful doesn't have to mean slow – a few things about website optimisation

June 11, 2014 • By

I came across a useful post the other day (you can read here), which was informative and eye opening about something we designers don’t often consider when creating a new site – and that is the speed the site loads. It’s an easy assumption to make that because broadband and crazy fast fibre is everywhere these days is that all sites will load quickly regardless. However this post points out that is in fact not the case and that the overall speed of your visitor’s internet connection doesn’t actually help too much.

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