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Introducing The New Blueprint Design

Introducing The New Blueprint Design

  The Blueprint team has been in operation for more than 6 years with a focus on custom WordPress design & development. We have also strengthened our reach within the restaurant community to increase profitability through cutting edge design and consulting. Along the way we have created a lot and learned even more, yet we […]

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Top 40 Jquery for Web Design: Navigation

Top 40 Jquery for Web Design: Navigation

We love Jquery here and use it a lot. Here’s our breakdown of ALL the jQuery options available today. Feel free to add more that you find in our comment section.

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Photoshop for iPhone

Photoshop for iPhone

For many, the name “Photoshop” is associated with one of the most advanced photo and image manipulation software platforms ever created. From this comes Photoshop for iPhone. Released October 8th, this new (and free) application developed by Adobe Systems allows users very basic Photoshop editing tools on the go. According to the product page, the […]

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Shortening Your Own URL’s

Shortening Your Own URL’s

With the widespread adoption of Twitter, has come the need for short URL’s.  Unfortunately, the providers of those short URL’s are often not terribly financially stable.  Recently, tr.im was in the news for going under, and then being miraculously saved shortly afterward.  There was a lot of outcry, because people were unhappy to see those […]

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Thinking Outside of the Art Box

Thinking Outside of the Art Box

Due to its convenience and the innovation for experimentation that computer tools have given designers over the last few decades, it makes it appear as if graphic design relies on the computer. This is a misconception often made by those who aren’t designers and who don’t fully understand the history of design. The computer is […]

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Misleading Menus

Misleading Menus

Menus are advertisements.  Effectively designed menus “sell” food for their restaurants in many different ways. (you can read further on this in one of our previous blog posts What Makes a Restaurant Menu Design Effective?)  As we all know however, ads can be misleading. Advertisers will use all sorts of tricks to persuade someone to […]

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The Power of Typography

The Power of Typography

Typography is a powerful and important design element when it comes to communicating visually. Each character has its own unique and intrinsic qualities that evoke different expressions and messages.  When used correctly, typography can be extremely effective.  It is always important to push the boundaries and rules in design.  However, creativity with no direction or […]

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Print Finishes Add an Edge to Print Design

Print Finishes Add an Edge to Print Design

The internet has grown to become an immensely important factor in modern life influencing the way we communicate and the way we handle much of our business. Consequently, its growth has caused some negative effects on the printing industry. The newspaper industry for example, is being threatened of becoming a dying industry because of the […]

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Web Design/Layout Tutorials & Inspiration

Web Design/Layout Tutorials & Inspiration

Going through our bookmarks here is our list of most useful links for inspiration or guidance when creating a concept. Whether you are just getting started as a designer or you are a designer with creative block these links will be sure to help. Web Design Tutorials The Ultimate Roundup – This is a great article from Hongkiat showing some […]

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Web 2.0: Making the Web a Beautiful Place

Web 2.0: Making the Web a Beautiful Place

The phrase Web 2.0 can mean several different things. I’ve heard many different descriptions ranging from, “using the web as a platform” to “anything that’s cool and on the web right now!” I would say that It is an internet era that gave birth to a design style. As you would imagine, most of the […]

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