~ 21 July 2008 ~
A conglomerate of news, linkage, and some inspiring stuff I missed while I was away.
- “Open Range” in Print August issue
I’m quoted in the August issue of Print magazine. It’s brief, but hey, I’ll take it.
- The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
I’ve been enjoying this book on/off in audio format (available in iTunes) for a few months now. The World Without Us explores how our planet would “recover” from human presence if we suddenly disappeared. Give the chapter on plastic a listen and it’s likely you’ll never think the same way about plastic bags, water bottles, and the like.
- Putting Your Email on a Google Domain
Not happy about the fact that your Gmail address shows rather than your domain when replying to email on your iPhone? If you’re willing to spend a little time setting up your domain on Google (without switching hosts or nameservers), this may be for you.
- House Industries Ampersand Tees
- Cooler Business Cards
The second installment in Inspiredology’s series of inspiring business cards.
- California’s Continuing Fires
The fires are no longer headline news (thankfully for Californians), but some of these photographs are beautiful.
- A word for @#$%&?!!!
Grawlix, that’s the term.
- Enterprise UI Summit
Are you an “enterprise” designer? Jive Software is hosting an event at the Sky Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, August 7-8. Airfare and hotel stay covered by Jive Software. Apply/RSVP if interested.
- Logopond Awards 2008
I had a hand in judging these, along with several other judges. Not all of the winners are ones I chose to be featured, but good picks nonetheless.
- Inspiration Series: Magazines
Plenty to be inspired by here.
- iPhone NY Times GUI
Felix Sockwell gives a brief account of the iconography work he did for the NY Times iPhone app.
- WebAnywhere, a Screen Reader On The Go
This software apparently allows blind users to have access to screen reader software from any computer. I wonder if there’s a chance the rest of us (sighted) could use this for initial accessibility testing?
- “Gorilla” Usability Testing with Silverback
Garrett Dimon beat me to it. A very thorough review of Silverback, a good app for guerilla usability testing (still in beta).
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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.