Web 2.0 how-to design guide

October 14th, 2007

In this tutorial, I describe various common graphic design elements in modern web (“2.0”) design style.

I then attempt to explain why they work (i.e. why they have become common), as well as how, when and where you might use each element in your designs.

It follows on from my Current Style article, and analyses in greater depth the design features of the current “Web 2.0” design style.


Niche Blogging Tutorials by doshdosh

September 22nd, 2007


The Lazy or Smart Blogger’s Way to Create Content for Niche Blogs

How to Effectively Create Content for your Niche Blogs: An Introduction and Guide

Networking within your Blog Niche: 7 Essential Tips for Bloggers

5 Easy Steps to Choose a Great Domain Name for your Niche Blog

How to Choose the Right Blog Niche: A Simple Three-Step Method

How to Create Your Own Niche Blogging Masterplan for Long Term Profit

An Introduction to Niche Blogging


Internet Marketing articles by doshdosh

September 22nd, 2007


The ‘Free’ Business Model: A Strategy for Attention, Traffic and Profits

Why You Should Give Internet Marketers and Mailing Lists a Second Chance

How to Create an Intensive Marketing Campaign for Traffic and Attention

Five Word of Mouth Marketing Strategies for Your Business or Website

How to Easily Get More Members for Your Niche Community

Can You Make Money Without a Niche?

Why Niche Markets Are Important When You Want to Make Money Online


D&AD: The best advertising and design in the world! Urbis, Manchester

September 22nd, 2007

Exploding paint bombs on a Glasgow council estate to sell televisions (Sony Bravia); running shoes that talk to your computer and connect you to a virtual network (Nike); a wind-up laptop making technology available in the remotest corners of the world, (One Laptop per Child); a video game that trains your brain (Nintendo); – visitors to Urbis in Manchester this Winter will be able to learn the stories behind the advertising and design that impacts on our lives.


Hacienda 25 The Exhibition: Fac 491

September 22nd, 2007

19 July 2007 – 17 February 2008

RIP Anthony Wilson 20/02/1950 – 10/8/07

Manchester Music Mogul, factory records founder and owner of the Hacienda

Take a step back 25 years in time to the halcyon days of the Madchester music era and revisit the Hacienda, the legendary nightclub that became an international phenomenon and changed the face of the city forever.

Walk through the world famous Fac 51 doors to uncover some of the ideals and ideas behind its conception, as told by many of the creative minds that made it what it became.  Relive the experiences of Peter Saville, Peter Hook, Tony Wilson, Ben Kelly and Rob Gretton through their own stories and items from personal collections, including previously unseen video footage, items from the club itself and the graphic design that was instrumental in shaping the club’s identity. The exhibition also includes the first ever showing of the complete collection of the Hacienda’s iconic birthday posters incorporates original scratch videos by Claude Bessy and Swivel, and of course, will pay tribute to the music played and performed there.

Finally, exhibition traces the impact the club had in shaping the economic and urban development of the city centre, into the unique and original Manchester we know and love today.

Hacienda themed events are organised throughout the exhibition, from talks and debates to film and gig screenings.


Design Process – Personal logo design sketches

September 22nd, 2007

Scottish-based Designer David Airey is a prolific and popular blogger on design. In this blog on solo brainstorming on paper, he discusses and illustrates the evolution of a logo. 

“Here are some of the pencil sketches I created during my personal logo design process. I think that overall, this constitutes around half the total sketches made (others were on scraps of paper that have been either lost or thrown away).”


Popular Articles on Dosh Dosh: August 2007

September 22nd, 2007

August was yet another month for Dosh Dosh and most of the articles for this month were focused on various aspects of internet marketing. Halfway through the month I asked if you had any questions for me concerning topics covered on Dosh Dosh.


How to run a brainstorming meeting

September 22nd, 2007

By Scott Berkun, July 2004

The most important thing about a brainstorming session is what happens after it ends. No matter how poorly you run a brainstorming meeting, some decent ideas will surface. But depending on what happens after the session, those ideas may or may not impact anything. So while you can read books and take courses on better brainstorming techniques, the most important thing is figuring out how the brainstorming session fits into the larger decision making process you or your team has. Even if you fix how you run the meeting itself, and get better ideas, if you can’t migrate them into the decision making process for the project, what’s the point? With this central point in mind, the following essay covers how to run brainstorming sessions in a way that is most likely to be effective afterwards.



September 22nd, 2007

Are you sick of posting URLs in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then you’ve come to the right place. By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.


Designing Design – by Kenya Hara

September 22nd, 2007

About the Author
Kenya Hara (1958) is a graphic designer, Professor at the Art University Musashino and communication advisor for Muji.  

Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In “Designing Design”, he impresses upon the reader the importance of “emptiness” in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic Games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, alongside Naoto Fukasawa one of the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as “Re-Design: The Daily Products of the 21st Century” of 2000.