Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation

Iconic Book on grainedit.com

Designers are passionate about the products they use, so it’s no surprise that Apple has garnered an ubquitious yet cult-like status within our industry for their computers and hand-held devices. Jonathan Zufi, a mobility expert and self-proclaimed apple fanatic shares that sense of enthusiasm and has captured it in his latest endeavor. Over the past five years Jonathan has amassed an impressive collection of Apple-related products. Through thousands of photographs, an online site and the release of his book titled Iconic, he has documented Apple’s evolution and lovingly paid tribute to the company’s enduring legacy. Today we talk with Jonathan about his motivation for the project and the challenges he faced along the way.

 

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Sponsor // Webydo

Webydo parallax

Webydo is a cloud-based, online website design platform that enables designers to create, manage and publish their client’s websites completely code-free. Led by a global community of 93,000 designers and a recent round of funding ,Webydo has seen rapid growth and now hosts over 1 billion websites. Using Webydo’s full B2B solution, designers enjoy complete control – designing, managing, and hosting advanced pixel-perfect websites for their clients with e-commerce, a friendly built-in CMS, SEO management tools, and even a client billing system.

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Sponsor // Tesla Themes

Tesla themes on grainedit.com

 

Built on the Tesla Framework, these WP themes are insanely customizable and mobile-friendly, thanks to their responsive design! For a limited time all 24 themes are available for almost half the price. See the complete collection here.

 

 

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Sponsor // PrestaShop

For designers looking to expand their web presence with the addition of an online store, PrestaShop is worth considering. With over 600,000 active community members, PrestaShop is a free and open-source ecommerce solution. The robust platform includes over 300 features in the core download including the ability to sell downloadable goods, product quick view, powerful analytics and customer accounts. In addition, the themes are fully customizable, so you can easily modify the code to achieve the style you desire. For features not included in the core download, PrestaShop has an official marketplace where additional modules are made available.

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Sponsor // Gioviale

Gioviale is a curvaceous yet legible script font from Laura Worthington which includes 300 swashes, more than 1,000 glyphs, 20 ornaments, 20 discretionary ligatures and more!

 

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Sponsor // Retro Mockup Kits

If you’re looking for a little logo inspiration, this Mighty Deal has your name on it! The Mockup & Design Kit includes 70 retro templates, as well as 50+ photo-realistic mockups. These high-quality vector files, are fully customizable and a snap to use. In no time at all, you can change up the color, size, shape. See all the details at Mightydeals.com.

 

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Sponsor // LG UltraWide QHD Monitor

LG UltraWide Monitor

 

For designers looking for a large monitor with the screen real estate to match, LG has the solution. Their recently released UltraWide monitor is the world’s first 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide QHD monitor. With a pixel area that is 1.8 times larger than an UltraWide Full HD, the QHD is a joy to work with and a real time saver. The extra space translates into a more efficient workflow allowing for less down time due to scrolling and switching between windows. In addition, Mac users will be delighted to know that the monitor incorporates Thunderbolt 2 technology and a sleek design.  See all the details here.

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Sponsor // The Secret Of Parallax Scrolling Revealed by Webydo’s Code-Free Design Platform

Now available in Beta mode – Webydo’s Parallax Scrolling Animator feature

Few things can make a website stand out from the masses like creating a Parallax Scrolling website into. But what is Parallax? Parallax allows background, middle ground, and foreground elements on a web page to move at a separate rate from one another, which when done properly, creates a 3D effect as the end user scrolls down the page. Long a tool of animators, it took the web design world by storm when it first gained mass attention with in 2011 Nike’s Better World website, and since then has become the go to trending design structure in the arsenal of web designers who need an extra bit of flair to make their sites shine.

Still, despite its evolution from 2D cartoon images and into the mainstream world of web design, Parallax scrolling is something that needs to be used in the proper context in order to really be effective. When utilized as a storytelling device, to engage users interactively, or as a method to enhance the presentation of a product, Parallax Scrolling is a powerful option to create a site and share your brand story.

 

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Sponsor // Thirsty Soft Font

Thirsty Soft Font

A softer and warmer companion to Thirsty Script, this new Thirsty Soft Font Family features 6 different weights, dozens of languages and a variety of stylistic alternates. Available only at Mighty Deals, you can save 80% off the regular price for a limited time.

Interested in sponsoring grain edit? Visit our sponsorship page for more info.

 

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Sponsor // 81K Designers Shaping The Website Design Industry With Webydo’s Professional Code-Free Design Studio.

Webydo

Appealing to the professional and savvy designer, Webydo is the leading online design studio that enables designers to create, manage and publish their client’s websites completely code-free. The cloud-based, online website design platform is revolutionizing the professional web design industry and putting designers in the driver’s seat. Webydo enables web and graphic designers to create fresh, dynamic HTML websites without writing having to manually write code. Saving designer’s time and money, Webydo appeals to the professional designer and helps them to create successful and long lasting designer-client relationships. This is apparent through their integrated cloud hosting, efficient content management system (CMS), and the Webydo Dashboard that allows for intuitive management of thousands of client sites. The Dashboard also allows designers to bill their clients directly using the “Bill Your Client” feature, and, with the White Label feature, designers can put their company logo front and center on the login screen.

 

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