Posts categorized as: Resources

The Web Streaming TV Wars

by Brant Wilson

July 18, 2011 in Resources

Web streaming is the new wave of television programming. Viewers are becoming more attached to this type of viewing protocol because of its flexibility, customization capabilities and mobility. Currently, many of these companies are competing with each other for viewers. Standard programming units are losing money to Internet television because it is more affordable than cable television. Even Internet companies are competing against one another and have begun to block viewers to delineate themselves from the competition. The result has been fluctuating fees and viewers with a number of choices.
Television Wars and Channel Blocking


Image Source: http://ikono.tv/2011/04/youtube-vs-netflix-begun-the-content-wars-have/

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100+ Free Vector Map Files

by Brant Wilson

June 27, 2011 in Inspiration Resources

I find myself constantly searching the web for awesome vector map .eps files to use in my projects. Lately I have been using them for when I create infographics. Unfortunately with the abundance of free ones floating around out there that means there are a lot of free vector maps that are low quality and very inaccurate. Featured below is a massive roundup of over 100 of the best free vector map files I’ve bookmarked over the past few years. Enjoy!

Free Vector Maps:

North American Vector Map

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41 Free Texture Packs

by Brant Wilson

May 9, 2011 in Inspiration Resources

Textures are very popular with the DesignM.ag community. If you are just getting started with graphic design you may not be familiar with how textures are used. In Photoshop using a texture means you are placing an image on top of your image or design and creating a texture. The texture is created by using blend modes or the opacity feature to adjust the levels. You can use the feature as subtle or as prevalent as you see fit. Hope you enjoy our great collection of free texture packs. If you enjoy this post, here are a couple of others you may want to checkout. Enjoy!

2000 Absolutely Free Textures

350+ Free Textures

Rusty Metal Texture Pack

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Showcase of Retro Web Designs

by Brant Wilson

April 24, 2011 in design Inspiration Resources

In this post we have put together some beautiful retro web designs for your inspiration. If you like these retro designs you might also want to check out some of our previous posts below. Enjoy!

Collection of Abstract & Retro Futuristic Designs

350+ Retro and Vintage Photoshop Brushes

Also, if you are looking for further inspiration for a retro web design. You might want to check out a couple of vintage advertising books. There are two listed below that I particularly like.

Ad Boy: Vintage Advertising with Character by Warren Dotz. Buy from Amazon.com
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Vintage Commercial Art and Design by Frank H. Atkinson. Buy from Amazon.com

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