This is the tenth edition of Wallpaper of the Week. This design was actually created as part of my daily designs. This wallpaper is entitled KISS, which is short for “Keep it simple stupid!” It’s been one of my favorite quotes, especially in design. Go ahead, start keeping it simple and download this wallpaper.
Kiss – Keep It Simple Stupid Link
Wallpaper Resolutions: Link
Note: The wallpaper only comes in one size. If you’d like to use it as your desktop wallpaper, please set it as your background and set your background color to either black or white depending on which wallpaper you want.
About the Quote and the Wallpaper Link
Earlier today, I tweeted a message asking all of my followers about which daily design did they like the best? Out of all the replies, this design got the most compliments. Also, one of my followers3 suggested that I offer it as a wallpaper which was an excellent idea.
If you are a designer, I’m sure you have heard of this quote. This is one of my favorite design quotes and I always try to apply in when I design. Sure, there are definitely times when my designs are complicated and busy, but really, the designs that I enjoy the most are the ones that are simple and straight to the point. To me, they are the most effective as well. That’s why I really like the work of Simon Page4.
Also, I definitely applied this quote when doing the redesign of this blog. I stripped away most of the design elements that were unecessary and I tried to make the blog as simple as possible without being bland and boring. You can read more about my redesign process here5. Anyway, my suggestion to you designers is this.
Keep it simple, stupid!
Quick Summary Link
- Estimated time: 20 minutes
- Tools: Photoshop
- Total Layers Used: 4 (KISS)
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- 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/kiss/white.jpg
- 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/wallpaper/kiss/black.jpg
- 3 http://twitter.com/acki
- 4 http://simoncpage.co.uk/blog/
- 5 http://designinformer.com/behind-scenes-design-informer-redesign/
- 6 http://feeds.feedburner.com/design-informer
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