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Usually, at the end of year, evaluations, plans, tops or analyses are made and, as in any field, these are also made in the one of logo design. To analyze your own activity or the one of a company, it is quite simple to sort out information, in order to realize something concrete and in accordance with reality. Furthermore, a good analysis of one’s previous activity can tremendously contribute to the fulfillment of a plan in the following year.
This year has been a very good one for logo designers, the biggest proof being represented by the increased number of logos posted in diverse webs
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ite galleries or on websites that allow the presentation of personal artworks. This richness is determined by the fact that the public has become more aware that a logo is a necessary thing in the making of a successful brand but also by the launching of HTML5 and CSS3, bringing a breath of fresh air in design and development. Making a top with the most interesting and beautiful logos of 2010 is a very difficult job, especially because there is an impressive number of special accomplishments, not to mention the numerous websites where logo designers can present their works of art but also because of the author’s subjectivity.
Here, you will find the best logos of 2010 and it is very probable to have omitted logos which are at least as interesting but these which are presented here are 100% impressive. I genuinely appreciate any link that sends the person clicking on it to a very beautiful logo (please use the comment box for that). I hope that you will enjoy yourself!


1.Recycling worx

Definitely, one of the hottest colors of the year 2010 was green and, due to the global movement for a health nature, the trend will keep on in 2011. This logo is created for a company which has connections with the idea of a clean environment so the decision of making everything green is wise.
2. Logo to the 30 anniversary of Zenith Sankt Petersburg

A strong logo for a strong team; this has been made for the 30th anniversary of the Zenith Sankt Petersburg football team. The blue color offers an air of freshness but it is also a sign of a positive attitude, things which are very necessary whereas this sport is concerned.
3.Dark Room

2010 represents a turning point in the evolution of television, given the fact that more and more companies in the field have announced their plans concerning television and television sets. It seems that the moment in which 3D television will be accessible at a global level is coming near. This logo has been built with this idea in mind but it has been included in the top also because of the way it was made.
4.Activa

Normally, a logo should not be made using gradients but the effect making of this logo cannot be so easily surpassed. A lot of design rules can be sometimes neglected if the final product is well built or very original and this is a good example.
5.Maximum

A logo is as funny as it is well made. The simplicity of this logo is doubled by a minimalist design which seems to target persons involved in house-related activities. It is very interesting how the elephant plays a double part: his power is compared to the cleaning power but the hilarious construction sends a warm message.
6.Kitten and chickens

The idea of this logo is brilliant, the design allowing any viewer to see two images, the face of a cat but two kittens as well. Did you see it?
7. Auto Detailer

The metallic accents of this logo give a clue regarding the activity domain of the firm which owns it; this logo has been built for a company that is active in the auto industry. The things through which this logo impresses are the complexity of the details and the 3D effect, which is very well done.
8.Black cat

Black cat is another logo which impresses at the hidden sense chapter. The creator writes black cat but the “c” in both words are the eyes of a cat. The imagination of the designer is amazing, a really good work.
9. Plexus puzzles

The richness of colors is amazing; starting with the idea of a puzzle, this logo is based on this concept. The originality of this format is enriched by the unusual font with which plexus puzzles is written. The background which is settling for the eyes is the element that guarantees the success of the logo; you can try to imagine a background which has a very light shade, it would be a disaster, speaking from a coloristic point of view.
10.Airtwist

This is a logo based on two shades, blue and black, the very simple yet futuristic look places it in this top. The sphere shape which is not completely defined and the concentric lines deliver a mobile character, the idea of mobility being also the basic idea of the graphic construction.
11. Connected home

The black and white logos are usually simple but hard to create. Such a logo, because of the simplicity of design, has to have a strong message or one that is interesting in order to be successful. Connected home is a blend between the image of a home and a connector, two notions which apparently have no connection whatsoever.
12.Techie Talk


A superb logo created with a lot of imagination, few letters, a Berlin Sans FB Demi font and few hours spent in Illustrator, this being the perfect recipe for the making of a logo. The color scheme, black and orange, is very appropriate with the design, complementing it perfectly.
13. Matchwing

This is probably the logo with the most obvious futuristic shade from the entire collection. The color scheme, the background or the font used totally confirm that this logo could be easily customized for Captain Picard from the Enterprise ship.
14.Tullamore

This logo clearly expresses the idea of dynamism and variety. The horse, a symbol of speed and elegance, is the vector of speed and the multitude of colors the representative of variety. However, this would all be for nothing, without the talent and the work of a very good designer
15.XIII

Sometimes number 13 can be lucky, sometimes it brings bad luck, however very few people could have considered that 13 is funny. The designer obviously emphasizes the elements of folklore, in some parts of the planet a black cat being a sign of bad luck, so a double effect is obtained.
16.Fast top

On the website on which this logo has been posted, an impressive number of comments have been left, varying from very nice to stunning or even perfect; these come from logo designers so these praises are actually confirmations of a high quality work. This has been built for a search engine; I would probably give it a try even if it’s just for this logo.
17.Silfver Creations

I personally consider this logo to be the most elegant from this collection; it impresses through simplicity, discretion, refinement and especially elegance. The first thing that takes it to this position is the color scheme, black being decisive and the blue and white tones amplifying this effect. The font that is used is in accordance with the design, the result being superb.
18. Human resources

This logo should be built for a very active company that is involved in human resources because they let us know this. The logo accentuates the idea that the ones who own it are very attached to their job, so that they will try, through every possible method, to do their job, including using methods that are not at all conventional.
19.Be the star you are

“Be the star you are” and a black background are not apparently a very successful combination but this logo manages to destroy this preconceived idea. As a matter of fact, black is present only to accent to richness of colors, with which the words “Be the star you are” are written, under the shape of a star.
20.Lion bird

What did you see there? A lion or a bird? I saw a truly awesome logo…
21. Step to end poverty

A very mysterious logo but full of meanings, very touching. The designer scores points when it comes to being original but the most important things of this logo is the powerful message, transmitted through a very simple message, without a sophisticated combination of colors or fonts.
22.Lift

I usually don’t drink coffee but, seeing this logo, it instantly made me want to savor one. The 3D effect is very interesting and the color is the one that redeems the essence of this logo.
23. Portrait photos

A logo, despite the fact that it is not a very complex construction, requires a lot of time to be conceived. This very interesting logo has been made in ten minutes (this is what the author declares) but a lot of designers have praised it. This fact comes to complete the idea that a logo is a graphic construction which has a definite purpose the expressing of an idea and not just being present on the header of a website.
24.Ecobox

Ecobox is a logo which can be characterized in three expressions: clean, well done and eco. As I originally said, green was a shade which was trendy this year and the future only seems even greener.
25.Golf night

Very creative, the designer of this logo builds a moon out of a golf ball. Very well done, carefully finished details, so it deserves its place in this top.
26. Carakale

Very elegant and distinctive, this logo inspires quality and seriousness. This has been built to represent the image of a beerhouse; I honestly consider this logo to be more elegant and it would seem more suitable for a company which is active in the financial or real estate field; anyway, it is very beautiful.
27.Harmony Veterinary Clinic

This logo is based on a few symbols which are somehow opposed but the final result is unitary and with a clear message: the not-so friendly relationship between cats and dogs is well known, however by putting them together near a cross, a symbol of tolerance and trust, the effect is impressive. “Harmony Veterinary Clinic” is another example that shows that the idea of a logo can overshadow the way in which the logo actually looks.
28.FFW

If the logo above invokes tolerance, understanding, peace, this one is the exactly opposite. The clearly delimited lines, resembling the ones of a sword or knife are the one that demonstrate the war-like attitude. FFW is the acronym of Free Fight Wear, so its existence is 100% justified.
29. Legoriza

The author of the logo has declared that the biggest challenge in the making of a logo has been the fact of not making something which is industrial and I personally consider that he has succeeded in achieving his objectives.
30.Free Design

Most of the times, variety is associated with freedom and this logo is based on this fact. The same shape but in different positions and with various colors represents a superb way to express such concepts. On the other hand, the graphic realization is amazing as well.
31.Design Fresh

Shewa, the author of this logo, has conceived this logo with the thought of bringing forward the idea of freshness and light blue is the most suitable shade.
32.Royal

This logo is my favorite; elegance, refinement and simplicity are probably the ideal features of a logo which should represent a bank but this incorporates all of them. Everything is a superlative in this logo and any comment is something on the plus side.
33.Amazing Seven

A logo built with a common font but the final result is special. It has made this top especially because of the idea to replace “e” with “ii” in the word “seven”. In this way, the joining of “vii” is actually number seven in the roman numbers system.
34.Happy Holidays

At the end of the year, we could not have inserted a logo that has this theme. It is interesting that it tries to show a side of the holidays which is less happy, the black background being decisive. Overall, Happy Holidays is a very interesting logo.
35.Leaf

With these two leaves, this logo would not be anything else but a boring text with a Sans Serif font, without any sense, black and white colors emphasizing this feeling. The big attraction of this logo is represented by the two leaves which are strategically placed.
36.SA

Elegance and sobriety are the central elements of a logo but the graphic realization of this logo shows the true talent of the maker. It really impresses with the richness and attention with which the details have been worked.
37.Logo Box

This logo, built in dark shades, white-black and grey, has a sense of mystery but at the same time it seems quite futuristic. However, the central combination of these two elements has a very beautiful result.
38.Hot and cold

The connection between the logo and its name is very interesting: “Hot and cold” represented graphically by two parallelograms which intercross, one being yellow-colored, signifying heat and the other one blue-colored, signifying coldness. It is simple and insightful.
39.Second world

A simple logo but one that seems to say a lot.
40.She loves green

If we started this collection with a green-colored logo, it is only natural to finish with the same trend and, by doing that, try to suggest a possible trend in logo design for 2011: the green color.


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Most of us are happy and contented using “Wordpress”; the so very popular blogging platform, as, it is fulfilling almost all our blogging requirements, but how long? Only till keep your WordPress blog secured from hackers or the worms of today that affect your blog. Why do I call them worms of today? There’s a reason for this. Where the worms were mischievous: like defacing your site, today, they attack without any prior signs and screw up your sites and even tend to eradicate you from Google list!!

It’s not that I am scaring the hell out of you; it has happened and may happen over
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and over again, if, you do not take precautions.
A stitch in time saves nine!! So, if you do not wish to drench yourself later, here are some tips to secure your blog from such worms and to block the holes that may occur during installation or after installing WordPress.

1. Update the software

There is no as such software system which is completely impervious to bugs and susceptibilities. If you are thinking that something can go wrong with your site, soon you will be facing problems. There are frequent attempts to exploit all kinds of software by people who are experts in doing this, those, whom we call ‘HACKERS”!!A good way to fight them is to keep your software up- to- date.
This lesson was well clear to the WordPress users when in September 2009, a wave of attacks spread across sites which did not use the latest version of the software. I guess you won’t wish that to happen with you. Moreover, when it’s so simple to keep your WordPress site up-to- date, why should you take a risk? The best part is that for the latest versions, you have the option to install automatic updates. You also receive notifications for every new upgrade. Then why keep your blog away from it?
If you aren’t using the latest version of WordPress, get it soon, as; sticking to the old one can invite the hackers with doors open.
2. Password considerations

Your user password keeps a hold of your blogging experience. So, a very important question is how to keep it protected. First of all, you should constantly keep changing your password to something that is out of the reach of one’s mind. What would make your password unique? Try avoiding common phrases and consider using numbers in your password. Having lower and upper case letters will confuse and make it different and the hacker will have to break his mind behind it.
When I ask you to constantly keep changing the password-I mean that change it at least once in six months. Another plus point for you is when you are using a program like ‘1 password for Mac or Windows’. It helps you to store your password secured in the browser and also find out strong and unique passwords, thereby, making it easy for you to change it.
3. Secret keys for WP-Config
The WP –Config PHP file in WordPress is an asset for you, as, it has all the database information which is needed by WordPress to connect its circuit-so to-speak. Not securing this file may lead to insecurity for the name, address, password of the MySQL database that stores all of your user info, blog posts and other valuable content. You may very well imagine now as to why it becomes necessary to use a secret key to prevent others from accessing your account. Now if you ask what a secret key is? It is a password with elements making it difficult to generate enough options to break through your security barriers.
How to install this secret key function: Go to- https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/ and copy the results into this section of your wp-config.php file. And then you are ready to use a secret key for this section of your wp-config.php file.
4. Htaccess File in Check
This I consider as one of the most effective ideas. Once you have started using an htaccess file, you can lockdown your WP-admin directory by IP address. In more simple words, this will make sure that, only the IP addresses you specify, can access your admin dashboard URLs. Meaning, you are putting a ‘No Entry’ board for anyone else to try and hack your WordPress backend. To do this, simply create a file called .htaccess and add the following code to your file, replacing xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with your IP address:

AuthUserFile /dev/null
AuthGroupFile /dev/null
AuthName "Access Control"
AuthType Basic
order deny,allow
deny from all
#IP address to Whitelist
allow from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Also remember that you can add multiple “allow from” lines. So, make sure that you add any IP addresses you plan on accessing your site from (ie Home, Office, etc). Keep in mind that most ISP use dynamic IPs and so your IP address might change on occasion. In case, you get locked out, just update your .htaccess file or delete it all together.
However, this obviously is not a good tip if you allow open registrations as you need to allow your users access to WP-admin.
5. Know Your File Permissions

Do you leave files or folders with liberal permissions? Now, this brings in chances that the hackers will be able to gain access to your site which obviously will irritate you. It is your WordPress installation method or the default practices from your webhost, on which the permission for files depends and at times may not be apt.
To know and understand as to what permissions are acceptable you can read it on WordPress Codex. You should also know that File and directory permissions can be changed either via an FTP client or within the administrative page from your web host.
6. Avoid using admin account
Using an admin account is like inviting the hackers for a battle and that too when you have no weapons with you. Actually, admin account is the default user account which is created with every WordPress installation. Knowing this; the hackers can, without too much thoughts, launch a dictionary in your site and surmise your password. So play a safe part and change or delete the username of admin account.
Imply them:
Now, when you have so many easy and effective options, will you still be carefree with your WordPress blogs? I don’t think so. Anyways, these are just few ways of securing your blogs from the irritating bugs. You can also make use of certain WordPress plugins like WP Security Scan, Secure WordPress and few other popular ones which provide protection to your blogs. Make use of them and these tips, because, ‘prevention is always better than cure’.
This post was written by Andrew Paul, BDM with WordPressIntegration, company with a team of experts specialized in PSD to WordPress conversion and integration. You can connect with the author @andrewpaul123


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For a designer creativity and inspiration are the most important tools. No human being can work for hours at a time with the same efficiency doing multiple tasks; it is a well known fact that some parts of the day turn out better work whiles others less or in the worst cases efficiency is close to zero.
On the other hand clients don’t have time to wait for you to regain your inspiration…meet the deadline or you won’t receive the money. Because the Universe respects Murphy’s rules a designer or developer will always receive more projects at those exact moments when inspiration and creativi
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ty are down and out. The natural question that arises is: “How to avoid these moments of less inspiration?”


Inspiration is an inner state and thus nobody can claim to posses the key to its improvement or the remedy for its lacking. This post is a sum of tips that were successfully tried out by many freelancers, so there is a great probability that they shall work for you too.
1. Have a positive attitude

It sounds as a generic piece of advice, but it’s scientifically demonstrated that it’s true. An optimistic behavior not only avoids less inspirational moments but it builds up a work appetite and this boosts your entire creation process. So don’t be sad!
2. Schedule your activity

It is not only beneficial for your inspiration, but it is recommended for your career and entire evolution to have a super-well organized way of work. Maybe it sounds a little bit too harsh, but it is quite impossible to become a successful freelancer if you aren’t disciplined. Beginners usually don’t have a good schedule, but perseveration is the road to perfection.
On the other hand, we are living in a perpetual changing world and it is impossible to only follow your schedule: what are you to do, reject a new project because you scheduled to read a design related book at that moment? Of course, NOT! Try to be flexible, which is also very important, but don’t forget your schedule.
3. Diversify your work and projects

A sure fact that really hurts inspiration is working on grisly projects or projects which are given by very unpleasant clients. Unfortunately the bills are paid by accomplishing all the tasks and projects finished, so it’s difficult, from a financial standpoint to give some up and only do those we like.
A solution is to diversify your daily activities – try to combine what you like with what is required. I believe all freelancers have faced “semi-hated” clients or difficult projects, but they handled these and received their payment, so apply rule number one, be optimistic!
4. Read blogs, magazines and articles related to your domain

A documented and updated freelancer who is up to date with the latest novelties in his domain has more chances of being hired by well paying clients. Inspiration and experience are interconnected, so never forget to read as much as you can. The Internet is full of blogs that present quality articles, tutorials or rounds-up (as a personal opinion, I believe there are too many blogs related to web design, developing or freelancing). The best opportunity to read and enjoy them is when simply you fell that the energy and inspiration level tend to zero out, this could be considered as an active break. The rounds up on the Internet are covering a large spectrum of fields so it is hard not to find your inspiration while looking at these.
5. Avoid routine by taking small and regular breaks

Even though we don’t like it, we aren’t some sort of perpetual mobile (neither superior will power machines). We are humans and none of us can work efficiently for long periods of time; it’s quite normal that after a few hours of constant work to need a walk or everything that implies a departure from the office. I personally tried a similar system which works best for me: I work for maximum 2 hours and after this time, I take an active break of 10-20 minutes and read my latest emails or some rounds up or articles; in this way I avoid monotony and routine, which are the worst enemies of inspiration. Please don’t consider it as a piece of advice from a lazy person, but breaks are as important as the work periods.
6. Establish deadlines and check points

Efficiency can be regarded as a characteristic value of inspiration, it is more than obvious that higher efficiency requires a superior inspiration, so it is easily deduced that someone who quantifies his efficiency could also determine the ”level of inspiration”. A good method to evaluate ones efficiency is to establish small deadlines or check points, usually one or two per day. This way by respecting these ones has the feeling of fruition and why not, happiness; moreover it is very good to be able to measure your daily work and progress, it really helps in making an objective opinion about your personal evolution.
7.Try to do small changes every day in your work room or office

A minor change in the design of my working room has a powerful influence on my state and improves my inspiration, even new wallpapers could bring me new ideas or an optimistic feeling. It would probably be even better to change my office furniture daily or weekly, but, as all people, I am conditioned by financial situation and can’t do this. What we should keep in mind is the fact that any changes in the design of a work place have, in most cases, a positive influence.
Forget about your PC!

There comes a time when all these tips don’t work, when everything you do it is hell…everything is boring and nobody understands you. Nope, you aren’t crazy! It is the time when your body and brain ask for some release or a much longer vacation… you should definitely take it! It is better to let all your clients know you are not available and that’s that, no more details. Shut down the PC and forget about your phone…you should take your family and go wherever else…farther is better.
It would be great if all of these tips worked for everyone who needs them. I will be grateful if someone shares other tips that really help in avoiding less inspirational moment and don’t worry if you are passing through such an unpleasant situation, it is normal, what is abnormal is to not fight against it.


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