W hat we’re reading in graphic design and web development

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Gary Smith Jul 12, 2013

From hilarious Photoshop work, to noir-flavored web development tips, check out some of the best of the web in graphic design and web development this week:

7 Digital marketing trends to embrace NOW | {grow}
As the article points out, trends are always in flux, so it’s important to keep an eye not only on what is happening right now, but what’s on the approach. It brings up some great topics, from keeping content short and sweet, to the projected impact of 3D printers.

56 Unique Lorem Ipsum Generators | Mashable
We’ve mentioned some alternates to the venerable Lorem Ipsum dummy text before, but it’s difficult to beat this massive list. There’s so many good ones, it’s hard to highlight just a few – but consider Cheese Ipsum, Hipster Ipsum, and Cat Ipsum a sampling of what’s in store.

Marketing Noir: Don’t Trust A Web Developer Blindly | web. search. social.
Written like pulp noir, this article’s a blast to read – and it comes equipped with an important point: check your work. A million different things go into the development of a website, and it’s up to both the developer and the client to make sure the end result is up to snuff.


Korea’s Photoshop Trolls Make the Internet a Better Place | Kotaku
This one gets a little weird, and semi-NSFW, but it’s kind of amazing. “We do Phoshop” is the Korean version of The Photoshop Troll – in which unassuming visitors to the site submit photos with editing requests. But then they receive some unpredictable results with vague requests like, “Make this tired pic more dramatic,” or “Please add a bear or something.”


Meet The Duo Behind The Graphic Design Wizardry Of “Harry Potter” | Co.DESIGN
The Harry Potter series might be finished, but that doesn’t mean it ends there. This awesome article gives a glimpse into the graphic design work of Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the two individuals responsible for the look of the print work within most of the films, as well as the continued merchandise. For fans of the series, this one’s a must-read.

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