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Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Microsoft decides to give the MSN homepage a bit of a facelift.Microsoft decides to give the MSN homepage a bit of a facelift.

The new home page is tightly integrated with Bing, which should help boost the search engine's market share from its current ten percent or so. It also includes Twitter and Facebook feeds, so that users don't need to leave the page to update status or post a tweet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:32 AM | Tags (10) | bing | design | facelift | integration | microsoft | msn | overhaul | redesign | tweet | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Fifteen awesome ultramodern fireplaces for you to gawk at.Fifteen awesome ultramodern fireplaces for you to gawk at.

Yes, it's quite possible to have a mini fire pit to go along with your coffee table.  And by go along with, I actually mean inside your coffee table. Who wants smores?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:43 AM | Tags (7) | design | fire | fireplaces | heat | modern | stoves | ultra |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

The essential characteristics of modern CSS layouts.The essential characteristics of modern CSS layouts.

Another quality post from the folks at Smashing Magazine that covers said characteristics ranging from progressive enhancements to rich typography.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:58 AM | Tags (9) | css | standards | modern | smashing | layouts | design | typography | enhancements | modular |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Seven key principles that happen to make a web design look good.Seven key principles that happen to make a web design look good.

...anyone should be able to create a visually pleasing design and take one step closer to fame. Okay, it’s not that simple, and talent and experience do matter, but anyone can turn their home page into something prettier within mere minutes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:50 AM | Tags (9) | design | grid | key | noupe | planning | principles | symmetry | typography | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten essential skills that every graphic designer should probably have.Ten essential skills that every graphic designer should probably have.

One  of the more underrated design skills today is typography, however in truth, typography is one of the key things top advertising firms review in a design portfolio. It is usually the difference between a good and excellent designer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:25 AM | Tags (7) | graphics | skills | designers | design | set | essential | designreviewer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

A collection of iPhone design trends for your viewing pleasure.A collection of iPhone design trends for your viewing pleasure.

Smashing Magazine takes an in-depth look at successful (and perhaps the not so successful) design trends and patterns of the mobile sensation that is iPhone. Big pretty buttons, don't fail me now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 2:56 PM | Tags (7) | apple | iphone | design | trends | patterns | smashing | buttons |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Burger King to be the home of the newly renovated Whopper by end of 2010.Burger King to be the home of the newly renovated Whopper by end of 2010.

These sleek design changes will occur in 12,000 Burger King locations worldwide. The photos look suspiciously like when Marty visits Cafe Eighties from Back to the Future II.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 5:21 PM | Tags (8) | burger | burgerking | fast | food | mcfly | overhaul | redesign | whopper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A collection of the world's ugliest buildings for you to gawk at.A collection of the world's ugliest buildings for you to gawk at.

Call me crazy, but I think the hand basket building is actually kind of cool rather than ugly as the article suggests. They make hand baskets after all - so the architecture works on a functional level.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 4:05 PM | Tags (6) | buildings | handbasket | leisure | travel | ugliest | ugly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 36 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

Fourteen cool designs inspired by R2-D2. Beep bop boop.Fourteen cool designs inspired by R2-D2. Beep bop boop.

Coolest beanie ever, although the fish tank comes in at a close second for me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 11:20 AM | Tags (5) | beanie | design | r2d2 | starwars | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Fifteen designs inspired by Tetris just for you.Fifteen designs inspired by Tetris just for you.

I'm still looking to get my hands on some of those Tetris ice cube trays. Now where is my thin piece so can clear this four-liner? Thin piece, FTW.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 1:17 PM | Tags (5) | design | oddee | puzzles | tetris | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Twenty-five colorful advertisements that will grab your attention.Twenty-five colorful advertisements that will grab your attention.

Why not end your day with a little dose of color? Go on, taste the rainbow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 5:04 PM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | colorful | colors | design | vibrant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 352 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten useful usability findings and guidlines from the folks over at Smashing Magazine.Ten useful usability findings and guidlines from the folks over at Smashing Magazine.

Elements such as layout, consistency, typography, color and style all affect how users perceive your website and what kind of image you project. Your website should project not only a good image but also the right one for your audience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:49 AM | Tags (6) | design | findings | guidelines | interface | smashing | usability |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

Fifteen of the worst user experience design mistakes ever.Fifteen of the worst user experience design mistakes ever.

Read up and learn my fellow designers, don't be that guy (or girl). 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 11:26 AM | Tags (6) | design | experience | interface | mistakes | ui | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 102 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Twitter pulls the curtain back on homepage redesign.Twitter pulls the curtain back on homepage redesign.

There's a big Twitter Search button to 'see what people are saying about' a given topic, putting the service's utility front and center. Then there is a roster of trending topics by the hour, day, and week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:55 AM | Tags (4) | twitter | redesign | search | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Yahoo to pull the curtain back on a redesigned homepage tomorrow.Yahoo to pull the curtain back on a redesigned homepage tomorrow.

Screen shots of the redesign, which have been widely circulating on the Internet, show a customizable toolbar on the left of the page, which allows users to choose from their favorite third-party applications.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:45 AM | Tags (6) | design | interwebs | redesign | revamp | web | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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