~ 30 January 2008 ~
Shepard Fairey enlists himself as Barack Obama supporter and offers a few posters in his signature style, pro-bono. Via Jeff Croft.
I consider this big news for mobile, but not surprising the way mobile has been trending. A few weeks ago, ESPN.com saw more visits by mobile users than PC users during an NFL weekend:
ESPN declined to confirm the numbers, but an executive briefed on the data said that for one 24-hour period, ESPN’s wireless NFL section, with 4.9 million visits, topped the PC NFL section’s 4.5 million visits.
A succinct yet sufficiently thorough primer on visual communication from rocks and caves to the computer.
Brilliant tip for getting to the top of a long scrolling page in Safari on your iPhone: Tap the top info bar (where the time and battery indicator are). Boom.
An in-depth study on the impact of design among major brands, conducted by Design Council, the UK’s “national strategic body for design.” Read online or download the PDF. (Thanks Gilbert.)
Veerle interviews illustrator Jacob Souva, New York-based freelance illustrator.
Mobile version of Ma.gnolia’s social bookmarking service.
Eric updates his global reset.css for minimizing inconsistencies between browsers. I’ll speak more about this in a few weeks.
Methinks the promise of a “friendly CMS” is technically impossible give the inherent nature of CMS apps, but linked to FWIW.
A decently sized list of contracts, agreements, and forms for designers.
Love the ingenuity of this home page.
It’s a couple pages more than a one-pager, but from what I can tell this is a very effective home page for a small agency. You can get a feel for who Forty is, who they’ve worked for, pricing, and even links to competitors (which is a subtle way of saying, “Hey, we’re on the same level as Avenue A | Razorfish, Happy Cog, etc.”).
Jason Santa Maria:
As a means to a website layout, Photoshop is woefully inadequate…. What we need is simply a dedicated and professional level UI design application, and Fireworks could still be it. And if Adobe can’t get it done, surely the independent development community could answer the call.
Stock photography, type, and killer tees. Genuinely recommended by Authentic Boredom.
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