Finally available – designonclick app for Android

19. November 2014
You always want to check your current projects and beeing up to date? And you want to respond immediately on comments, news, and reviews?
This is possible with our useful designonclick app. The app is available for free on the App Store, and finally also on Google play.

 

 

designonclick_Android App

 

designers get alerts about:
  • new ratings
  • new comments
  • rejected designs
  • won projects
  • sold logos
  • projects ending soon
  • private messages

 

contest holders get alerts about:

  • new designs in a project
  • new comments
  • private messages

 

The app is intended as a notification tool and does not offer the full scope of the platform. Suggestions, improvements, feature requests and positive feedback are welcome. Reply directly to this e-mail or write a comment in our blog.

 

Download now for iOS and Android

 

Celebrating 5th Birthday of designonclick.com!

08. November 2013

5jahre-Torte

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The designonclick app is available now

18. Februar 2013
Do you want us to update you via mobile devices? We have an app now! Contest holders and designers get real time information about their projects. You can use the app to respond immediately to comments, messages and ratings. The app is available for free in the iTunes Store.
The app is intended as a notification tool and does not offer the full scope of the platform. Suggestions, improvements, feature requests and positive feedback are welcome. Reply directly to this e-mail or write a comment in our blog.

 


Download now

(For now, the designonclick.com app is only available for iOS.)

designers get alerts about:

- new ratings
- new comments
- rejected designs
- won projects
- sold logos
- projects ending soon
- private messages

contest holders get alerts about:

- new designs in a project
- new comments
- private messages

 

Important changes to minimum rates and charges

20. November 2012

Thank you for your continuous feedback and the many suggestions for improvements. Some
important changes are due at designenlassen.de which affect our users:

Increase of minimum prize-money

The minimum rate for prize money on our platform has remained unchanged for nearly three
years. The customer has had to pay at least €200 in prize money, although we recommended
€300. We have often considered increasing the minimum required prize-money, but to this point
we have discarded the idea. To be honest, we feared losing customers if we increased the
minimum prize-money. We are aware that we are not the only design platform on the market
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Update of “My Account” section

29. Oktober 2012

Our development-team has worded hard and implemented some little changes/modification in the “My Account” section during the last weeks.
At this point we would like to thank all the designers, who took part in our telephone interview during the conception phase! This was a very important input for us.

What was improved?

  • The first page after the login will be your  information-center now. You will see be all to-do’s and news, which allows you to see at fist sight, which project received a comment and where uploads are due.
  • The messages were pooled and you are able to mark them as ‘unread’ now. Further, there will be displayed the beginning of the message(-text) in the overview.
  • The history was improved. You can now filter won projects and sales from the logo-shop.
  • User details are available at ‘settigns’. You can tweak the settings on your profile, which is revised now. Please check your user details, in future there shouldn’t be any contact details like phone numbers, email addresses and skype-ids on your public profile.
  • You can now search all open projects by keywords on the ‘find projects’ page.
  • And last but not least we improved the violation-report. Now you see under every design on the site map an icon for the violation-report, i. e. you don’t have to go on the detail site first.

Further improvements will be follow :)

Your team of designonclick.com

The Importance of Typography

24. März 2011

What is one seemingly small detail that can make an otherwise good design bad? Unattractive typography. Even the most beautiful typography tends to go unnoticed, only appreciated by artists or other graphic designers, but nearly everyone notices a less than aesthetically appealing type-ace. Don’t just take my word for it though, check out the blog Crimes Against Typography. This blog features examples of absolutely heinous typography from around the world that would make any graphic designer cringe.

Remember the film Avatar? It was renowned for it’s incredible graphic-design, yet still managed to irritate graphic designers and audiences alike with poorly-designed, cryptic subtitles.

Good typography should compliment your logo and capture your audience. Check out these beautifully done examples of typography that do just that:

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Pretty impressive, right? Here are some sites offering some very nicely designed fonts for free:

www.miss-design.com/category/freefonts
http://blog.templatemonster.com/2010/11/30/25-free-movie-fonts/
http://www.dafont.com/
http://www.fontcraft.com/fontcraft/#axzz1HWjjtLR9
www.addictivefonts.com/script/handwritten/free-handwritten-fonts

Additionally, here are some great sites explaining the basic fundamentals of typography and how to choose a suitable typface:

http://www.noupe.com/design/a-crash-course-in-typography-the-basics-of-type.html

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2011/03/24/how-to-choose-a-typeface/

The Crowdsourcing Phenomenon

01. März 2011

The web has brought a flood of changes to how we live our lives and conduct business, crowdsourcing being one of them. We all know crowdsourcing is something that has been fiercely debated online but what is crowdsourcing really? Truth be told, I didn’t much about the topic until I started working at designonclick.

The term “crowdsourcing” was created by combining the terms “crowd” and “outsourcing.” Wikipedia defines crowsourcing as “the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor to an undefined, large group of people or community (a crowd, through an open call.” Wikipedia itself even functions through a form of crowdsourcing known as  “crowd wisdom.” Wikipedia is competely free, and article contributors aren’t compensated for their time or effort. If it weren’t for crowdsourcing there is no way we would have access to the plethora of knowledge Wikipedia provides us about seemingly everything (over 3.5 million articles in the English language alone.) Simply put, no crowdsourcing would mean no Wikipedia (which is something I don’t want to imagine, Wikipedia got me through high school and is still my go-to place for info!)§§§

Another form of crowdsourcing is crowd funding. Ever heard of IndieGoGo? I hadn’t until I began my research on crowd sourcing. IndieGoGo is a platform that connects artists, singers, film-makers, and basically anyone looking to fund-raise with thousands of donors from all over the world. This article from New Equity Business explains the concept well, and how it empowers film-makers, artists, students, etc.

Crowdsourcing in capacity to designonclick.com is obviously a great choice for businesses. Most sites like ours offer money-back guarantees, an average of over 100 submissions per design competition, and no shortage of creativity. What about designers though? I had the chance to talk to a young graphic designer who got his start through a website similar to designonclick.com. While there was no way for him to sugar-coat the fact that the odds of winning a design contest are usually low for designers, he also pointed out quite a few benefits. He was able to build his portfolio by creating designs for high-profile projects that he would not have had access to without platforms like designonclick.com. After winning a few competitions he received repeat customers, and new customers who had seen and liked his work. I am sure not all designers are so lucky, but in theory sites like ours seem like a win-win for both designers and those looking for logos, business cards, etc.

What do you think of all the different types of crowd sourcing, and how has crowd sourcing impacted your life? I know this is a controversial topic and am especially interested to hear from designers!

Work In Progress

01. März 2011

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new blog of designonclick.com!

My name is Allison, I’m from the United States and am currently an intern with designonclick here in Nuremberg, Germany. I’ll be blogging here about everything related to graphic design, creative communites and other topics. Suggestions, and comments are always welcome and appreciated. Stay tuned for new entries!