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Developing Visual Rhythm in Web Design

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Inspiring Videos For Designers & Developers

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Whether you?re a motion designer, front-end developer or economy student ? you have to keep up with the times and constantly increase your knowledge and broaden your professional viewpoint. One of the best ways to do that is by watching videos from professionals and experts in your field. Videos don?t have to be strictly instructive. A good and gripping video can inspire you for the rest of the day. In this article you?ll find a compilation of 40 awesome, inspiring and valuable videos varying from entrepreneurship to web design and self-motivation which will help you to develop new skills, gain a bunch of inspiration and simply look at things from a different perspective.

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1. 2011/03 Mike Monteiro | F*ck You. Pay Me.

Mike Monteiro, design director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio talks about clients refusing to pay for design work on San Francisco Creative Mornings.

2. 2010/01 Michael Bierut

Michael Bierut of Pentagram talks on January 2010 Creative Mornings. It?s a brand new talk on the subject of ?Clients?.

3. 12 Hard-Won Lessons in Entrepreneurship

12 Hard-Won Lessons Learned from Serial Entrepreneur Clarence Wooten founder & CEO of CollectiveX.

4. Entrepreneurs can change the world ? Grasshopper

See how Grasshopper can help your business grow.

5. Mint CEO Aaron Patzer on Startups

Mint CEO Aaron Patzer talks with entrepreneurs at a JuicePitcher event about the history of his startup.

6. Start & Grow a Healthy Business in a Recession

This is an educational video by Mike Michalowicz of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. In this video you will learn why now (in a down economy) is the best time to start a new business, or to grow the one you already have.

7. Web 2.0 Expo NY: Gary Vaynerchuk ? Building Personal Brand Within the Social Media Landscape

At the Web 2.0 Expo, entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk gives a shot in the arm to dreamers and up-and-comers who face self-doubt.


1. Sagres Preta Chocolate

Sagres is Portugal?s leading beer brand. This year, Sagres brewed a new product: Sagres Preta Chocolate, a chocolate flavored stout beer. Their agency?s creative team believed that if Sagres made a chocolate beer, the perfect way to launch it was also to create a website made of chocolate.

2. Resonance

Resonance is the vision of SR Partners; a collaborative project with over 30 independent visual and audio designers/studios. The aim was to explore the relationship between geometry and audio in unique ways.

3. Graphic Design: The Forgotten Web Standard ? Slides in 3 Minutes

This short film was played as a part of Mike Kus talk at FOWD London 2009. It?s sped up footage of him designing slides for his talk.

4. Scott Thomas: Designing the Obama Campaign

Obama?s successful 2008 campaign marked the first time that branding and design played a pivotal role in a presidential bid. Design Director Scott Thomas talks about how it unfolded behind the scenes.

5. Erik Spiekermann ? Putting Back the Face into Typeface

Typographer, graphic designer and businessman Erik Spiekermann has created timeless, influential and, yes, Meta-physical work over the past three decades. Listen to the design genius talk about new visual languages, design processes, the analogies of music and typography, and why we need better client culture in this latest video and you will easily realize why.

6. How to Be A Motion Designer and Get Paid

Speech given at MGFest 09 about how to get a job as a motion designer. The presentation focus on what things to learn, how to learn them and how to promote yourself.

7. Mind your step ? reactions

Mind your step is a street illusion at Sergels torg in Stockholm between 7-12 June 2011. It is created by photographer Erik Johansson and this video summarizes the first three days.

8. The Third & The Seventh

A full-cg animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.

9. MC Yogi ? Vote For Hope

Vote For Hope? was written to encourage and inspire the hip hop generation?and everyone?to get involved, and contribute their time, energy, creativity, and other resources to be the change they want to see in the world.

10. Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code.


1. The Future of HTML5 by Bruce Lawson

Bruce Lawson gave this talk on HTML5 at FOWA London 2009

2. Jeremy Keith | The Design of HTML5 | Fronteers 2010

Find out how important good design principles are to any project, whether it?s a website, a content management system, or the very language that underpins the World Wide Web.

3. Google I/O 2011: Introduction to HTML5 Game Development

HTML5 provides the foundation for rich and interactive experiences. Learn the basics of building an HTML5 game and explore the related technologies.

4. Mike Taylor on HTML5

Mike Taylor speaks about HTML5 and JavaScript at the NC jQuery and JavaScript camp in Durham, NC.

5. Bruce Lawson from Opera: The HTML 5 Experiments

Bruce Lawson from Opera talks at O?Reilly?s OSCON 2009 conference about HTML 5.

6. HTML5 Canvas: The future of graphics on the Web ? Rob Hawkes

Rob Hawkes talking at the Heart & Sole conference 28th January 2011, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth.

7. Learn About HTML5 and the Future of the Web

In this first of the three videos, Brad Neuberg from Google explains why HTML5 matters ? to consumers as well as developers.

8. Paul Irish on HTML5 Boilerplate

HTML5 Boilerplate is a ?rock-solid default for HTML5 awesome.? In this video, Paul Irish, the man behind the project will show you how you can use HTML5 Boilerplate to get your projects up and running quickly while keeping best practices covered.

9. 11 More Things I Learned from the jQuery Source

As a follow-up to his popular presentation from the jQuery conference, Paul Irish continues with eleven more interesting notes and facts on jQuery.

10. Ryan Singer at Future of Web Apps, London 2010

In this talk, Ryan Singer walks through the steps of creating a web app including modeling, sketching, HTML, Photoshop explorations, and moving from static mockups to live running code.

11. History of the Internet

?History of the Internet? is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.


1. Digital Life: Today & Tomorrow

This video points out 15 keys facts and conclusions to know the future of the Internet in 2015.

2. Let It Grow: Raekwon (Part 1)

Growth is not for everyone. Neither is success. The SSHO (Student Hip-Hop Organization) decided to ask some of their favorite artists in hip hop culture, legends and up and corners alike, about their experiences with both.

3. Dream World

This documentary is about Jason Paul, a free runner that tries to find new ways in his daily life to fulfill his inner needs. On his journey to London he discovers that friendship and companion are essential values in life.

4. Dr. Tae ? Building A New Culture Of Teaching And Learning

Are schools designed to help people learn? Are colleges and universities really institutions of higher education? Do students actually learn any science in science classes? Can skateboarding give us a better model for teaching and learning? Watch this video to find out.

5. Jon Kolko-Keynote: My Heart is in The Work

This talk will examine our ability to affect change at the intersection of experience, behavior, meaning, and culture, and will emphasize our responsibility to approach our work with philanthropic enthusiasm that would make Carnegie proud.

6. ?This piece sucked me into the world of design? ? Ron Arad Interview

Ron Arad talks about coming to London and how he made his name in the world of furniture design.

7. The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

The element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels. With a wry sense of humor, Ken Robinson looks at the conditions that enable us to find ourselves in the element and those that stifle that possibility.

8. Seth Godin at Gel 2006

Why are so many things broken? In this entertaining talk one of the favorites of Gel 2006 Seth Godin gives a tour of things poorly designed, the reasons why they are that way, and how to fix them.

9. Al Pacino?s Inspirational Speech

Al Pacino?s speech from the movie Any Given Sunday.

10. Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005

Steve Jobs delivering his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005. In it he talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, life & death.

11. Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren?t we happy?

Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that well be miserable if we don?t get what we want. Our ?psychological immune system? lets us feel truly happy even when things don?t go as planned.

12. Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium.

175+ free vintage and retro psd web design elements

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In the design trends for 2011 article published by WebDesignShock, we mentioned that vintage was dead and only retro fonts will survive the New Year. However, as it was back then, vintage still has a great impact on web design. That?s why today we present an incredible collection with more than 175 vintage and retro elements featuring icon sets, fonts, themes, templates, textures, patterns, backgrounds and brushes, all of them fully downloadable in PSD or AI formats for you to implement in your websites.. So, without further ado, let?s go back to the past!

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