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If only this happened in every supermarket!

16 Dec 2013

Wow, never did I expect to get an email from Ritchies IGA boss Fred Harrison!

Each Christmas, we celebrate a little differently. Rejecting being “average” is part of our mantra here at Chromatix. And this Christmas rather than sending bottles of wine and Christmas cards to our clients, we spent the money on something else.

Doing things differently isn’t always going to work. You don’t have the safety of following a well-worn path, and you could easily fail.

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Brands Upping their Game on Social Media

13 Sep 2013

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We’ve cruised through 2013′s best and worst, but the year isn’t done yet!

Starting last year and up to recent months, we’ve been witness to some impressive social media campaigns gracing our television and computer screens. From YouTube to Facebook, Twitter to Vine, Pinterest to Instagram, we’ve seen brands clamouring for attention, breaking barriers for their business campaigns and battling to become the latest trend.

Here are some of the most successful brands upping their “social media game”.

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Web Designer & Geek Gift Ideas 2013

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Inspiration
21 Aug 2013

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The latest and greatest gadgets are never cheap even though they make perfect presents for any geek. On top of that it’s a great opportunity to get creative with your gift and give them something they’ll remember!

I must disclaimer that some of these may not be the most practical gifts, but they are all cool or fun (to me anyway). Most of these gift ideas are much more affordable than the latest iPad or smartphone as a bonus as well.

If you’re anything like myself I’m sure you’ll take advantage of these creative ideas for yourself as well. Heck, I’m already thinking about which of these would be great for my own desk in the office…

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DeviantART: 30 Pieces of Beautiful Artwork

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Inspiration
1 Aug 2013

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DeviantART is has been the largest online community for artists and art enthusiasts since its inception in 2000. This free platform is fantastic for exploring all kinds of original art work ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, hand drawn and digital art. Much of what is showcased below will unlikely be applied directly in a commercial setting, but it is awesome artwork that inspires creativity and stretches our imagination. Check it out!
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Responsive Web Design Sucks: Plugins, Shims & Polyfills

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Web Design
12 Jul 2013

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Websites that magically adapt to the user’s screen size, who wouldn’t want that nowadays? Especially since Samsung and Apple’s never ending release of awesome new gadgets with various device screen sizes.

Our six part series for responsive web design is nearing the end with our fifth post on responsive web design plugins, shims and polyfills. Responsive web design sucks from the perspective of the designer/developer since it adds another layer of complexity to any website, but there are some plugins that make our lives easier. Minimum fiddling around and maximum results, time is money and efficiency shouldn’t be at the cost of effectiveness! Check out some of our favourite responsive web design plugins, shims and polyfills.

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