SiloMag #28

We are almost finishing the year, and a new SiloMag is here, with the most interesting news and resources we have found during the last two weeks on the world of graphic design, web design and WordPress, and that inspire us in our day to day life.

And in this SiloMag, about graphic design, design principles in Star Wars, an interview to the creator of Ghost in the Shell’s logo, and the differences between a graphic designer and his client. On web design, CSS Grid and Bootstrap, a website about aspect ratio, and the launch of Font Awesome 5. And finally, for WordPress, paid membership, fake plugins, and how to choose an ecommerce platform.

As always, we hope you like it, and you can leave us any suggestions in the comments!

Graphic Design

7 Essential Design Principles We Can Learn From Star Wars

negative space in star wars
In honor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Venngage went back to the original Star Wars trilogy to take a closer look at how the films employed fundamental principles of design to tell some of film history’s most beloved stories. Here are 7 design principles from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

Teruhisa Tajima / Logo designer of GHOST IN THE SHELL

logo ghost in the shell
An interesting interview with Teruhisa Tajima, in which the principles behind the logo of the famous anime are explained. In addition, a review is made of his career, and part of his numerous works within the world of graphic design.

11 Differences Between Designers And Clients Show Why They Will Never Understand Each Other

Client vs Designer
Designers and clients see everything so differently that a conflict is only a question of time . To illustrate this, ‘Trust Me, I’m A “Designer”‘ made a witty animation that lists the things that cause the biggest disagreements.
From typefaces, to software – professionals and their clients cannot be any more different.

Web Design

Why CSS Grid is better than Bootstrap for creating layouts

Grid layout
CSS Grid is a new way of creating layouts on the web. For the first time ever we have a proper layout system available natively in the browser, which gives us a ton of benefits. These benefits become especially clear if you compare CSS Grid to the most popular framework of them all: Bootstrap.

AspectRat.io – Aspect ratio calculator

Logo AspectRatio.io
With this simple web application, we can have at a glance the aspect ratio of various devices. In addition, it also allows us to create custom resolutions. Tremendously useful for when we have to work with a certain aspect ratio, and we have doubts about exactly what it looks like.

Launch Font Awesome 5

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After a crowdfunding process, Font Awesome 5 has finally been launched. The web’s most popular icon set and toolkit has new improvements and features. They have added a new icon category specifically for accessibility and seeded it with 15 icons to start

WordPress

Should You Add Paid Memberships to Your WordPress Website?

membership space in wordpress
According to research, click-through rates for display ads have been on the decline recently. If you want a reliable way of monetizing your site, using paid content via paid memberships is a viable solution. In this article, WP Explorer talk about why you should consider paid content, pros and cons of creating a “member-only” area for paid content, and share tips on how to make the transition process easier.

Fake WordPress Plugins: What You Need to Know

Fake plugins wordpress
Plugins are definitely one of the pluses of building websites using WordPress. However, plugins can seriously compromise your site’s security if you’re not careful. With 54% of detected vulnerabilities attributed to plugins, it’s no secret they’re the leading cause of WordPress security breaches.

How to Choose an Ecommerce Platform Based on Business Size

Ecommerce platform
If you’ve been thinking of setting up your own eCommerce shop, there’s no better time to do it than now. Selling online has never been easier to do. A popular new trend in eCommerce is dropshipping, where store owners don’t need to hold inventory or hold fulfillment. Of course, when it comes to choosing an eCommerce platform, there are a lot of elements to consider before deciding on the perfect option for your project.

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