Gwilym’s disloyalty card →
Let me start by saying that this has to be one of the best ideas I’ve seen in ages. I’m very pleased and very excited by this. Gwilym Davies – you know, the current World Barista Champion – has come up with a rather splendid card: the disloyalty card. The idea is simple: If you go and drink coffee at 8 interesting, quality focused cafes around (mostly) East London then he will say thank you by...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-12-20) →
B.B. King (3) The Brand New Heavies (2) Eva Cassidy (1) Pat Kelly (1) Alan Lomax/Mississippi and Lousisiana State Penitentiaries (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by
Philips offers new e-ink possibilities in color →
Ethos by Randy Elrod - How To Create Culture: 5... →
Tumblr's Christmas Easter Egg →
Post any of these and tag them xmas to unlock your Santa hat: * Post a photo of yourself dressed as Santa Claus. * Take a photo of yourself ready for a blizzard. * Show off your worst present-wrapping/decoration skills. * Record your own version of your favorite holiday song. * Photoshop your current self into an old family photo. * Photoshop yourself with what you...
Destroy Today / Blog Archive » Taking a break from... →
Bum. Wonder what’s going to happen to 2.0 now then? :(
clientsfromhell: “Can you send that logo over in electron form, at the highest granularity you have.” —
I want to make a website that only people in Nashville can see.– (via clientsfromhell)
Fireworks vs Photoshop Compression →
Surprisingly enough, based on the findings from my recent survey there are quite a bit of Fireworks users. Personally, I never used Fireworks. Photoshop is alway my first choice for designing—from image editing to designing mock-ups. But, did you know that Fireworks is way better than Photoshop in term of image compression? I’m not a software engineer, I can’t explain why Fireworks can compress...
clientsfromhell: I had an icon on a business application that was a rendition of an atom. The CEO says, “I am worried about that icon. You know, because of Iran. People will feel weird because of Iran’s nuclear program.”
Add more Reality
clientsfromhell: “That photograph looks too unrealistic, can you add more reality?”
clientsfromhell: “We can’t make the type black or white because Apple owns both of those colors.”
autosport.com - F1 News: Drivers vote Senna the... →
Three-time world champion Ayrton Senna has been voted the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time by a unique poll of 217 of his fellow world championship drivers conducted by AUTOSPORT magazine. Well, DUH, obviously! ;)
Mattins: A micropodcast of daily readings |... →
Mattins is a daily reading, every weekday, no more than 5 minutes long. The 5 minute limit is imposed by Audioboo, which makes podcasting from an iPhone startlingly simple. Every morning over my mandatory first coffee I take a book down from the shelves, hit record, and read a short extract. Audioboo takes care of uploading, hosting and syndicating each “boo”, and I can also extract this quite...
Improving the YouTube Player
matthewb: Inky alerted me to a few extra customisation options for YouTube’s video player: YouTube’s interface lets you choose one of nine colour schemes, adding two parameters to the embed code: color1 and color2. Once you select a theme, you can edit these parameters to use any colours you like. His suggestion of using a solid white background behind the player controls improves the...
Watch out for the gays
I literally cried with laughter over this - it’s the two levels of stupid that make it classic: clientsfromhell: We were building a website for a client that has a preschool and sells curriculum. Just before we went live, they called up and asked us to remove the word “school” from all the page titles and URLs. I asked why. They responded: “We heard if the gays find out we have a...
Top Ten of Covers of the ’00s « Book Cover Archive... →
To summarize a decade’s worth of brilliant design with 20 covers is little more than an exercise in futility. We can all agree, however, that the best part of passing into a new digit bracket is the lists that come with it. This collection is little more than a representation of my own tastes, but I tried to choose works which were representative of their respective years.
FontFonts on the Web, Starting Today | The... →
2009 brought two crucial developments that broke the deadlock: Typekit and the Web Open Font Format (WOFF). The first is a service which hosts fonts and serves them in an optimized, secure way. The second is a new font format designed specifically for the web. The importance of these two breakthroughs was made clear three weeks ago at Typ09 in Mexico City where industry leaders came to the...
Reusing Lightbulbs: as planters or mini terrariums →
Blogger in Draft: Look Up Words as You Compose →
Get synonyms: If you’d like to see synonyms for an English word, begin by looking up its definition as above. Then, click a hyperlinked synonym to browse to its definition, and click Insert or Replace to add the currently displayed word to your composition Stuff spellcheck, this is the useful bit of the new feature.
Welcome to Pictory! →
I love photography. Few things make me happier than a beautiful image—online or in print. That said, I’ve become a little complacent about some photos. The Internet is brimming with eye candy, but the vast majority of these images have lost their original context. Photo credits are rare and captions usually garbled, so I find myself often wondering: Who made this? What does it mean? The forces of...
The New York Times Skimmer →
The application is an alternative interface to the remarkable content on NYTimes.com, offering users the ability to flip though the site’s sections and quickly pull up articles. The Times blogs are also available, as are topic views such as swine flu, global warming, and — of course — bacon. Besides being a great user experience, the Skimmer is also an example of a smart web app. Lead developer...