A Blog to Find Advice and Inspiration

Hello again!! Hari ini saya akan membuat resume tentang website yang saya baca http://www.creativeopera.com/2009/80-design-blogs/. blog ini memberikan informasi tentang blog-blog yang paling bagus dalam memberikan saran maupun inspirasi bagi para designers. Banyak sekali blog yang dapat dijadikan inspirasi bagi para designer, tetapi hanya beberapa yang memenuhi kualifikasi menurut creative opera tetapi bukan berarti blog yang lainnya tidak mempunyai kelebihan tetapi hanya blog-blog yang disebutkan di sini lebih fokus kepada target market-nya dan tidak terlalu campur aduk.


Creative Opera membagi blog menjadi 10 macam yaitu, All-in-OneInspirationTutorialsWeb Development/CodeFreelanceLogos & TypographyAdvice & DiscussionFreebies & GiveawaysBlogging, andMicro-Blogs/Links.


All in One : These blogs have a little of everything, and are a one-stop-shop for anything and everything design-related.

Inspiration : These blogs are a constant source of inspiration, with showcases and galleries galore

Tutorials : Looking to learn something? These blogs are for you!

Wen Development : These blogs focus on web design and the programming side of design, covering topics like XHTML, CSS, PHP and many more.

Freelance : These blogs are geared toward freelance designers. They are full of helpful advice and resources.

Logos and Typography : These blogs feature logo design posts, and/or focus on typography.

Advice and Discussion : These blogs dig deep with relevant posts, professional advice, thoughtful answers to timely questions, and much user discussion.

Freebies and Giveaway : These blogs are packed with free brushes, icons, patterns and more

Blogging : Blogs about blogging and blog design.

MicroBlogs/Links : These blogs gather and post design-related links from across the web

Take a look at the article at http://www.creativeopera.com/2009/80-design-blogs/ for further reading. Be creative! Be Inspired! Learn to learn more!


The Magic of Creativity

Hello everyone, now i’m gonna review about about “the magic of creativity” i read a website about creativity (www.creativesomething.net), generally that website tell us about what is creative, how to be a creative individual? and that website also gave an example about creativity from logical and science side.


Now i will resume about creativity with my own version, first of all what is creative? according to Robert E. Franken, creative is the tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others. from my opinion, why people are motivated to be creative?? because they need for complex stimulation, need to communicate ideas and values, and need to solve provlems. Basically, human brain created for all the problem that will come to us including logical or science.

Characteristics of the creative personality according to Robert :

  1. Creative individuals have a great deal of energy, but they are also often quiet and at rest.
  2. Creative individuals tend to be smart, yet also naive at the same time.
  3. Creative individuals have a combination of playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.
  4. Creative individuals alternate between imagination and fantasy ant one end, and rooted sense of reality at the other.
  5. Creative people seem to harbor opposite tendencies on the continuum between extroversion and introversion.
  6. Creative individuals are also remarkable humble and proud at the same time.
  7. Creative individuals to a certain extent escape rigid gender role stereotyping and have a tendency toward androgyny.
  8. Generally, creative people are thought to be rebellious and independent.
  9. Most creative persons are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.
  10. The openness and sensitivity of creative individuals often exposes them to suffering pain yet also a great deal of enjoyment.

It’s not simply enough to believe that you’re creative without expecting the belief to work, without having an ideal environment for the expected outcome, or any of the other five elements Byron outlined. This is typically what many creative courses and creativity coaches promote to those who participate.


“To solve a new problem, [Betty]did something she had never done before. Naturally, she must have exploited abilities she acquired doing other tasks in the past, but she showed the capacity to solve a new problem in a creative way by reorganizing her experience.”



Hai everyone! I will review about another inspiring website/blog “creativeoverflow.net”. In my opinion, this website is amazing, useful, creative, and playful because this website deliver many lesson and inspiration in unique way, for example by articles and tutorials. Being creative is about finding innovative ways to solve problems, generating new ideas and finding ways to make things better to name a few. I think that creative is how people can think outside the box and breakthrough, different from others. Creative can also describe as how people begin to think about new innovation that they never thought before. Some research found that enhancing student creativity might offer benefits academically, developmentally, and emotionally. When we were child, teacher is the important role of our (as a student) creativity. They thought us about how to think creative in many ways. In kindergarten, we learned about how to solve problem in a simple game.

Word Games

Games that employ the use of visual thinking are great because they encourage visualization and the use of imagination—two important aspects of thinking creatively


Drawing Games

Certain types of drawing games can help students build on existing concepts, knowledge and ideas, another key aspect of creativity


Visual Thinking Games

These games can help children build on existing concepts, knowledge, and ideas, another key aspect of creativity. When we were child, our parents give us a paper with many dots. If we make line from that point then we will see one picture from those dots.


The conclusion is, beside formal education teacher could let students pick up their own ideas for presentation, assignments, projects, and even games itself because it could increasing the creative minds of the children







Steve Hardy is the founder of Creative Generalist, this website is a place for curious and creative thinkers who appreciate unique ideas from around the world. Updated regularly and completely random, inspiration drawn from and to the larger of creative community.


In my opinion, creativegeneralist is a blog that conecting ideas, news, and perspective. If we look the content of the website, it introduce the viewers of broad thinkers with another and If that’s of interest to you as well, please click the “People” and we can see the Society of Creative Generalist.


Creative Generalist  is a community resource and forums, the website has articles contributed by the member of the blog and categorized the blog based on stories, health, technology, education, and leisure. We can also see the multimedia by clicking Photos or Videos and people can share the article, and people can also create a paper.

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Overall, the website is quite interesting but the visualization of the blog is not attractive enugh but the content is is good and useful for the viewers.


i would like to review about “BIG IDEAS, TRENDS, AND PREDICTION FOR 2012”. for the title itself, it tells us about what is new in 2012 such as the technology, fashion, business, trends, etc.

in http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1849-business-trends-2012.html discuss about several topics that could be trends in 2012; such as:

  1. Gesture-recognition technology
  2. No boundaries
  3. Cyberinsurance
  4. Proximity-based social networks.
  5. Public/private partnerships.
  6. Business rollups
  7. Strategic technology consulting
  8. Local and mobile search
  9. Social media for hiring
  10. Outsourcing IT functions
  11. Personalized business software
  12. Increased franchising
  13. Reputation reviews for business services
  14. The deals space will continue to expand
  15. Mobile learning
  16. Expense management of mobile applications
  17. “Bolt-on” acquisitions
  18. Group incentivization
  19. Chinese companies become a force in global markets
  20. Understanding chatter
  21. More ad measurement
  22. Navigate the Web using voice command
  23. Consumer products and technologies
  24. Innovative workspace services
  25. Friction-free mobile-device management
  26. Customized enterprise application stores
  27. Disintegration of channels
  28. Cloud-based documents and information resources
  29. Digital Coupon Book
  30. The small businesses that do not currently have a website will be able to get online

I will review just a few topics that i think is the trens of 2012

Gesture-Recognition Technology this technology about interactive landscape that involves touch and gesture recognition as well as voice input

No Boundaries means we could do anything just by online, we dont have to go to the store no more because in this time all the shop have social media that facilitate consumer and make it easier. No boundaries means that in this time, we could get anything information just by click the link or related website


Cyberinsurance When it comes to data breaches, small businesses are as exposed and, at times, even more exposed than large businessew

Proximity-based Social Networks social network will be such a huge trends in 2012 and the fact is it’s true because i can see through its amenity. everybody could use it, its easy, cheaper, and new. I can see how my friend is just by see their facebook or twitter and in my opinion it makes us know more people. the news itself can spread faster than the previous year

Social Media for Hiring HR department said that they use social media to hiring their employee because its easy and takes no time

Personalized Business Software is going to focus on creating value for your business, connect your customers and suppliers in a network and make it easier for you, not your accountant, to do business. is it amazing? in 2012, for making a business more like a business not as hard as we think before because many company offers us to buy software about business

Increased Franchising The franchise industry, which has been going strong, will see a big uptick in franchises with very low overhead costs and low start-up costs

Local and Mobile Search digital-marketing worlds makes consumer’s world easier. Statistics show that consumers prefer to shop locally within 10 to 20 miles of their home or workplace, and 45 percent do not have a particular business in mind when searching. Many of these searches are conducted with some sort of smartphone. It is imperative that businesses understand the dynamics of local and mobile search to capitalize on these growing consumer trends and habits

Strategic technology consulting will be an innovative service offering that gains traction in 2012. As more and more organizations start grappling with cloud computing models, technology scatter, virtualization, managing remote workers and branch offices

Consumer products and technologies will start to make their way into businesses. Tools and technologies that started as consumer products or look like consumer interfaces will become more popular, as the adoption rates increase when employees need less training to use the tools. This will also provide businesses with a competitive advantage for bringing in and retaining younger talent. 2012 will be the year of consumerization and consumer-friendly business applications

Overall, in 2012 is the time when creative and innovation exist because all the trends that predicted is fresh, easy to use, helpful, attactive, and the important is it prove that people get creative every day to find a new product or a breakthrough. every breakthrough have a positive and negative side, the negative side is it make people just in front of the laptop/computer everyday and seperate theirself in the real world.. but the positive is it make easy all the thing that we want to do, like gathering the information, meet new people, and marketing the products.




tinsiders’s tagline is “designs. inspirations. innovation”. like the tagline, tinsiders offers to give the update about fashion, food, design, architecture, gadget, news, and so much more. the post give the reader something that unique, creative, and innovation products. There are some looks for viewing these contents. Ithe we open this page, the view would be Flipcard. Another way to view could be tried are Classic, Magazine, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot, and Timeslide. The post is mostly contain something unique, different, and fresh.   that makes it enjoyable to read.  It is not just an ordinary things to post, because every posting has a measure of good quality, such as a good and fresh or new information, supported with a good resolution of pictures and videos that included in each post.



The home layout itself is enticing and creative, i hope i could make a blog like tinsiders. So, the blog have seven way to look the inside of the post.


in my opinion, the display is ordinary because it only shows the post and the comments’s box



the display is so attactive because when i move the cursor to the related post, it flip and show the post overall like the date when it posted and the title



it looks like a online magazine,  there are pictures and dates added and a bit of description of the articles, and for the more detail, we could click the pictures



Unique way to represent the big pictures, spreading like the puzzle, and each pictures on each puzzle. This fresh design present the square like a box containing box



this view focused on the left side that can contain the list of articles on it and the right side that contain the article that currently viewed. 



It looks have a frame in each photo’s post. It was look simple but attractive enough. The photo will be zoomed in when we drag our pointer to the photo



The articles are arranged by the date added


The overall contents of Trend Insights’ are very creative. Each of the photos has a UNIQUE character and out of the box. But the last update was in 2011 which make the reader couldn’t see the update for this time and i think a good blog should post descriptive article to attract readers.