Le idee sono alla base, nella maggior parte dei casi, dello sviluppo di un prodotto creativo, e possono essere prese come spunto da chiunque, perchè si trovano ovunque nel web, basta solo arrivarci per primo!
#Favicon, questa sconosciuta
Ideas are, in most cases, the development of a creative product, and can be taken to cue by anyone, just only be the first!
I remember the words of one of my lecturer, the italian designer Ferdi Giardini, who said:
"Ideas are like fruit hanging from a tree that everyone can grasp, you just need to catch them first."
In a previous post, I deal with tutorials and free tips for our creativity.
Today I decided to review some free resources found on the web and can be "gold" for those who, like me, working in the world of communication!
One of the main problems of web designers is show a preview of the website on new devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
On placeit.breezi.com, you will be allowed to view the layout of a site that you have made over 48 different types of tablet, PC or smartphone, including iPad and iPhone.
The system is very simple:at the top of the page appears a list of images that you can choose to enter your layout. Once chosen, it will appear at the bottom of the page, with informations about the format inserted. Once you set the image, you can drag & drop the image you want to see in your website. The image can be saved on your computer and the result is that you will be able to show your client how the website will be.
Another interesting site is lorempixel.com wich generates placeholder images for websites.
A placeholder is an image that generally , when we present the proofs of a site, it allows us to put in place of the images that the customer (someday) will provide to us. Is a gray rectangle of the dimensions of the image the customer, sooner or later, we will provide!
Personally, when I make a layout for my agency, E-deaimage, i like to supply, even if the customer does not provide, images of "repertoire" to give the idea to the client how the site will be from the point of view of image.
The "cool" to lorempixel.com is that it will directly generate the website, once put in the dimensions, the image placeholder is not gray, but with a real photo in color or black and white, completely free ( removed the large images, for which the site asks "design mention").
# Favicon, this unknown
The last resource I want to talk to are generators are favicon.
The favicon is the small image, usually a logo that you can see on the left of the URL in the address bar of a browser.
There will be many favicon generators online and the search keyword is obviously "favicon generator"!
Very simple to use is tools.dynamicdrive.com,:You can load an image to become favicon, and once loaded click "create icon". The generator will give you a file extension. Ico. Once loaded on your site, then you will have to fill in the code, a string, suggested by the generator, which allows you to view your favicon.
We also asked our readers on Social Networks, to report the most used resources:
Here you are!
Tiziano suggests Holoicons if you want to insert Android icons on your website, PHPvcard a simple form in PHP that sends data via e-mail ready to be added on your address book and StickyNotes for create cool HTML and CSS post-it notes draggable on the screen and implemented on your website.
Gian Angelo reports PencilEvolus, a similar PlaceIt tool that allows you to create mockups of your sites in a few simple clicks.
And what do you use? Write it in the comments, on our social networks or at firstname.lastname@example.org, the most beautiful tool will be published!
See you with the next appointment with many other graphic resources for free!