Designers, are you looking for new color palettes to work with? If you are, you might want to check out the following post by Poppie Pack, senior graphic designer at Canva. In the article, she introduces us to 20 inspiring color palettes that you can use to represent your brand or website. From cool and warm tones to strong and bold hues, Pack’s selection of color palettes will definitely leave you feeling inspired. Check out some of her picks below, or click here to view the full collection.
DesignMantic has created an infographic that compares the work ethics and attitudes of Gen Y (millennial) and Gen X (baby boomer) designers. According to the infographic, designers from Gen Y (lighter side) have the follow traits: they prefer using a Mac; they use a variety of different tools and programs; they work with fewer colors; they are faster; and they prefer flat design.
To show its Brazilian customers that they “don’t need to leave the sun for anything”—not even to charge their cellphones—skin care brand NIVEA created a ‘Solar Ad Charger’. Made with a material that captures solar energy, the ad is capable of turning sun rays into power for cellphones. To charge their devices, customers simply attach their cellphones to the ad with a USB power cable and leave the ad in sunlight to charge. Click to watch the video below:
VIDEO [via Creative Criminals]
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".