~ 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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A selection of fine reading, available for a limited time only:
- Recent job listings, testimonials, and 100th Kiva loan
- The ISO50 Field Guide to Color Management
- Upgrading the hard drive and memory in a refurbished 13" MacBook Pro
- Inspiring type: Libro di M. Giovambattista Palatino
- Randomness, vol. IX
CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standard Solutions A solid round-up of indispensable CSS design techniques by Andy Budd, Simon Collison, and Cameron Moll.
Mobile Web Design A guide to publishing web content beyond the desktop. Tips, methodology, and resources. Now available.
Letterpress Posters The unassuming beauty of a freshly letterpressed print.
That Wicked Worn Look. Techniques for that worn, aged, distressed look.
Mister Retro Machine Wash Filters Turn the dial to “Instaworn” with these filters.
Blinksale Dive in and enjoy shamelessly easy invoicing from Firewheel Design.
Basecamp My preferred web app for internal and client project collaboration.
HOW Conference Austin, June 24–27. Pentagram, Adobe, P&G, et al.
Web Design World Seattle, July 20–22. Practical sessions on web design.
Stimulate Salt Lake City, September 2009. Entrepreneurship and design conference.