Being a designer, I found this site interesting. I didn’t know it existed before today, and I picked it up from a post from Jensen Harris about the new Office icons. Continue reading Microsoft Design Site
This is one of those sites where it is cool to just check out and marvel at the design and creativity. Continue reading Cool flash and design site
Oh, this is just too cool…..
Use Exposure to recreate the look of a specific film stock. Control saturation, light temperature, dynamic range, softness, sharpness, and the addition of realistic grain in one place. Or save your signature look as a one click effect.
Check out the examples, very impressive stuff. All things you could do in Photoshop, but it would take more time to do it manually. Mac/Win $199 download.
From Darren Chan at thecssweblog: Webdesigners have an average of 50 milliseconds to make an impression Continue reading Fraction of a second to make your impression
So I haven’t blogged much this week, I haven’t had any awe inspiring revelations to contribute. But I did do some photo retouching recently and I thought I would share, as it goes back more to my roots, and roots are good. I took two pictures and combined elements of one into another to achieve a satisfactory portrait for Christmas. Continue reading Photo Editing Step-by-Step
Hee hee hee, this made me really chuckle. Got this link from Scoble.
I have to agree, I don’t like Flash either. I am glad the Flash fad has faded. The Internet is about information delivery. I shouldn’t have to wait for menus to load, fly across the screen, fade in or sit through a montage of images of something I don’t care about. That is why Tivo/DVRs are so popular, so we can skip through the crap.
An old design school buddy of mine asked me how many fonts I had the other day. I snickered. Enough to get by, but not enough to be considered a worthy graphic designer. Truth is, my world revolves around Verdana. It is the most optimized font for MSFT apps and a very good font for web site readability. When your life is web, you live by Verdana (at least for non Mac heads). Continue reading New font for Office 12