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How 33 Famous Brands Got Their Names

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Image representing IBM as depicted in CrunchBase

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For those who haven’t had a chance to see my original article explaining brand name origins on BoredPanda, I’m reposting it here. It is heavily based on this Wikipedia’s list, where you can also find the complete listing of companies and their name origins not mentioned in this post (but who likes to read without pictures, right?)

Now scroll down the list and then tell us how many did you already know?

(header image: Dietrich Wegner)

Skype

Adidas

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Posted by on January 5, 2012 in Logo Inspiration

 

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How to find inspiration for a Web Design

Having skills and expertise is not just enough to make yourself a distinguished designer. In addition to these dynamics, there are several other aspects that you require to make an eye-catching web design. You might work hard, love what you do, but, if you don’t have any inspiration for creative designing, you won’t be able to create best designs.

“Your mind is your instrumentlearn to be its masternot its slave” – Remez Sasson

Do you often encounter a designer’s block? Or your mind stops thinking like it should? If yes, then this information will provide you some thought-provoking design inspiration tips that you can use to get your mind ticking.

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Picture what you have already done

Explore your previous designing work and visualize the making of each project. Think of the inception; particularly look into the successful Web designs.

Just give yourself a break

If you have plenty of time, just go to bed and sleep for some time. Wakeup with fresh senses and get back to web designing. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2012 in Web Development

 

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Creating an API-Centric Web Application

Introduction

API?

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, API is short for Application Programming Interface. According to Wikipedia:

An application programming interface (API) is a source code based specification intended to be used as an interface by software components to communicate with each other. An API may include specifications for routines, data structures, object classes, and variables.

In simpler terms, an API refers to a set of functions built into an application, which can be used by other applications (or by itself, as we’ll see later), to interact with the application. An API is a great way to expose an application’s functionality to external applications safely and securely, since all functionality that these external applications can do is limited with what functionality is exposed in the API.

What’s an “API-Centric” Web Application?

An API-Centric Web Application is a web application that basically executes most, if not, all its functionality through API calls.

An API-Centric Web Application is a web application that basically executes most, if not, all its functionality through API calls. For example, if you were to log in a user, you would send his credentials to the API, and the API would return to you a result saying if the user provided the correct user-password combination. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 2, 2012 in Web Development

 

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