. . . the art of design

Website Trend Predictions for 2016

Website Trend Predictions for 2016

What's trendy today will be outdated tomorrow.  What's unique and avant-garde now will soon be rendered ubiquitous and old hat.  Will the internet reinvent itself is 2016?  My prediction: probably not.  The trends of 2015 will change with the passing of time, but I don't think we will see a reinvention in the coming year.  This is how progress tends to work.  There are Inventions (innovations, new technology, etc), and there are Improvements (tweaks, new applications and so forth).  I predict that 2016 will be a year of Improvements.

Read more...

What the French Flag Means

What the French Flag Means

Facebook has asked users to show their support for France and the people of Paris by changing their profile pictures to contain an overlay of the French Flag.  Facebook has added such a feature, which (in part) prompted me to write a blog post on flags, symbols and their meanings.  Though some are criticizing Facebook for being too selective with their support, others are questioning whether adding this overlay is any support at all.  So what does the French Flag really mean?  Does adding the French Flag to your profile picture show support?

Read more...

Of Course, You Know, This Means Advertising War

of-course-you-know-this-means-advertising-war

It's not very often that I take up a war metaphor.  I'm a lover, not a fighter.  However, when it comes to advertising, a strategic campaign is far better than random act.  We might initially think of campaign as more of a political term, but it has it's origins in military use.  An advertising campaign isn't like a political race; it's not a competition.  An advertising campaign is war.  That might sound harsh coming from a pacifist, but I think that the intended meaning of the word campaign might help us to better understand good advertising.

Read more...

Autumn Backgrounds

Free Autumn Backgrounds design by the Kristen Stevens

Autumn is our favorite season here at DanielTitus.com.  October was a really rough month for us, but we wanted to share "the year's last, loveliest smile" with you none the less.  Here are some backgrounds for your computers and mobile devices.  We hope you enjoy!

Read more...

Up Periscope: Why Small Businesses Should Have it on Their Radar

Up Periscope: Why Small Businesses Should Have it on Their Radar


I know how tight budgets can be, and even when there is ample in the advertising category, it’s imperative that small businesses (or any business, for that matter!) spend their money wisely.

Read more...