Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVG, is a standard for a type of XML used to describe an image. There is an infinite number of possibilities with this, allowing you to create just about any image with it.
The image you see on the left was created using SVG. It is normally 93x93px in size, but it is scaled up to 150x150px, without the image quality suffering.
If you've been around web design for at least a day, you'll notice that there are tons of "minimalist" designs out there. They've been around for years, yet they are still growing in popularity. In fact, minimalism is supposed to be a web design trend for 2010.
What is the reason for the "minimalist" style's popularity? It's easy. Anyone can slap together a quick design and call it "minimalist". It could technically still be called minimalism, but it's worthless if it's not done right.
Apple has always been recognized for their products' beautiful designs, and even for the design of their website, Apple.com. Take a look around the web, and you'll notice tons of sites that are inspired from Apple's design. In fact, I don't even have to list them, as others have already done that.
But what exactly makes this such a great design? Let's find out!
Whenever you're designing a website, it's generally a good idea to pay some attention to small details. Details can make the difference to a flat, boring, lifeless website, and a nice, usable, fun website.
Here are a few things to remember when working on the details of your site. If you follow some of these general guidelines, it can really help to improve a website to make it stand out a bit.
As you probably know, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics are just over a week away, and you'll see the logo on just about anything. Another huge part of their branding is their website, Vancouver2010.com.
I came across the Vancouver 2010 Olympics website, and after staring at the nice colour scheme for a minute, I also came up with a few ways that it could be improved even more.