• UX is Key to Branding

    • Tom Kenny

    In the last issue of Learn from Great Design, I mentioned that user experience is an important component of branding. I want to elaborate on that just to underline the importance. First of all, let’s look at what a brand is not. A brand is not just visual. There’s so much more to it than […]

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  • Learn from Great Design: Orangina

    • Tom Kenny

    Orangina’s homepage The website for Orangina is dripping with character (pun intended). It’s fun, colourful and alive. In this edition of Learn from Great Design, I will be looking at how an external design agency has breathed new life into the website of a drink brand almost 80 years old. Having just been to Japan […]

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  • Learn from Great Design: Avis Car Hire

    • Tom Kenny

    Welcome to the first in a monthly series about great web design, where I dissect the best websites out there, and show you what makes them great. On our last trip to Iceland we hired a car from Avis Car Hire’s UK website and it was a fantastic experience. Their website is by far the […]

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  • The Fastest Way to Center Layers in Photoshop

    • Tom Kenny

    One of the most frequent tasks I do in Photoshop is moving layers so they’re in the center of other layers or sections, so I decided to figure out how I can do it faster. If I can save a few seconds every time I need to center something, I can take less time drawing […]

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  • Work Smarter and Faster in Photoshop with Linked Smart Objects

    • Tom Kenny

    Linked smart objects start to become even more useful when working with larger sites. Imagine having to make that change across 10+ page designs? You can’t present your client/boss with different header designs across multiple pages. Now you can change one file and have it updated across all pages. Huge time-saver!

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  • Bad Design is Everywhere: Take Inspiration from it and Improve

    • Tom Kenny

    Once I had enough experience of knowing what was good design, I started noticing just how prevalent bad design was. It’s everywhere, but for me, it can inspiring because it gives me more motivation to do better. Sometimes that isn’t too difficult as you will see in the examples in this article. Examples Let’s look […]

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