Archive for the 'Links' Category

Friday, August 29th, 2008

This article on Mozilla’s Ubiquity has been making the rounds, but holy crap why aren’t people thinking this way when designing mobile devices? Make everything more natural.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I just discovered Pasquale D’Silva, a talented illustrator and animator. You can read his musings and see tutorials on his own site, and he also has a great drawing tutorial on rhythm lines at Vectortuts.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Every week Typesites showcases a site with, you guessed it, great typography. I hope he’ll get some sites on here that haven’t been around the design showcase block a million times, but great idea.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Future Media Standards & Guidelines from the BBC. I particularly appreciated this point: 1.1.2. If a user does not have the correct plug-in to access the enhanced content, or cannot easily access the content because they are using assistive technologies (such as screen readers) or Betsie to view the site, this should not detract from […]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Canadian designer Matt Brett just launched an awesome redesign of his site. Great use of icons! One thing I’ve always really liked about his sites is how he incorporates current games and music. I wonder if he’s hand rolling that part?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

The complete works of Charles Darwin are online, including PDF downloads of Voyage of the Beagle and Origin of Species. Listen to an interview about the site from today’s Morning Edition.

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Combat junk mail by using postage paid envelopes to send bricks to analog spammers.

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

The history of Ski Free, complete with download.

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Charleton Heston has kicked the bucket. I wonder if anyone pried the gun out of his cold, dead hands.

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Just so you know, geeks are buff now.

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Juliana Hatfield writes about her experience working on My So-Called Life, and the song-writing process. My favorite part is her thoughts on how constraint fosters creativity: Having rules or limitations can be very liberating just as having total freedom to do whatever you want, however you want, can be sort of paralyzing. It’s hard to […]

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Chicago may ban small plastic bags because they are often used for drugs. I wonder what implications this will have for businesses selling body jewelry. Illinois has always been notoriously unsympathetic to the body mod industry, only recently taking the legal tattoo age down from 21 to 18. According to the article: …one reasonably should […]

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Microsoft has released a beta of Internet Explorer 8.0 Internet Explorer 8.0 is a shift from previous versions in that it focuses heavily on complying with Web standards. Isn’t that what they said last time? Support for HTML5 but not XHTML2- sounds like they just forced the industry’s hand.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Some of Alana’s Derek Hess tattoos have made their way onto his site. Though I’m not a fan of Derek Hess’ work, Alana really enjoys tattooing his designs since the style and line work are drastically different than typical tattoo art.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

What happens to an interface when there’s too many cooks in the kitchen. Let’s face it, when you work in house everyone on a project has an agenda. Marketing, tech, ad sales, everyone has their own set of demands they want met. This is why I believe any site with a lot of stakeholders absolutely […]

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Something tells me it’s a pretty big deal Joshua Davis (Flash pioneer!) moved his entire site from Flash to WordPress.

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

I just saw the new Mac Pro, DO WANT. I can’t believe this thing supports up to 4tb storage and 32gb of RAM!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

A definitive site on all things Paul Rand.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Why Starbucks actually helps mom and pop coffee houses. Not sure if I buy this, but an interesting read. Starbucks just opened across the street from a local struggling coffee shop and music venue, so I hope for their sake it brings them more business.

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

The Vatican Museum recently displayed reproductions of many famous statues, but in color. Much of classical sculpture was in color, but the pigments wore off over time. I think the colorless statues appear more realistic, while these sculptors had an amazing grasp of anatomy their understanding of color was pretty flat.

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

How did movie zombies get so fast? It wasn’t long ago that the cinematic undead obeyed the first law of corpse locomotion: A zombie might bleed on you, bite you, or rip out your ribcage, but wouldn’t beat you in the 40-yard dash.

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

A map of the island from Lost. Not only does this look awesome, but time consuming! How long would it take someone to plot all those points?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

For Christmas, I would like a tshirt celebrating my favorite typeface.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Using Definition Lists to mark up forms. Interesting approach. Personally, having my label and field in the same list item is more flexible for most of my purposes, but this might be useful for something else.

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

BusinessWeek on Accessibility, and the Target lawsuit.

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Mario Batali on the Food Network: They don’t need me. They have decided they are mass market and they are going after the Wal-Mart crowd…So they don’t need someone who uses polysyllabic words from other languages.

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Browser compatibility woes? This might come in handy.

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Thanks to a recently signed bill, Lakewood now has more options for cable service. Currently, if you live in Lakewood you’re stuck with Cox. My Cox service goes out intermittently, certain channels never work properly, my internet service goes down almost daily, and they charge considerably more than Time Warner. Also their customer service (not […]

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Shirts + Smores = Delicious!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Have I professed my love today for Carrie Brownstein yet? …it’s harder to ignore the fact that the perimeters of what constitutes music and entertainment have been stretched so far that they’re like baggy sweats with a broken elastic waistline. If you don’t read Monitor Mix, you are missing out.