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Monday: February 8, 2010

Heinz pulls the curtain back on brand new ketchup packet design. Behold!Heinz pulls the curtain back on brand new ketchup packet design. Behold!

Say goodbye to those hard to open splatter-prone ketchup packets. Say hello to the totally redesigned peel-back-BBQ-sauce-like-dipping-style design. Wait, it took them this long to figure this one out?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:28 AM | Tags (8) | ketchup | packets | design | food | fast | sauce | bbq | tomatoes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.Forty-seven amazing CSS3 demonstrations for your viewing pleasure.

Behold the mighty power of CSS3 which can take on some powerful animation techniques (thus negating the need for Flash or intense JavaScript). You'll need a webkit compliant browser (Safari, Chrome) to enjoy said demos though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:50 AM | Tags (7) | css3 | demos | designer | examples | programming | web | webdesignerwall |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 192 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

A list of thirty-five web design mistakes you should try to avoid.A list of thirty-five web design mistakes you should try to avoid.

Are you an aspiring web designer? Thinking of making a name for yourself on the big world wide web? Then follow this well put together guide and you'll be on your way to web success in no time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | mistakes | avoid | netjelly | web | design | rules | practices | tips |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 50 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

The golden rules of site redesign as told by Some Random Dude.The golden rules of site redesign as told by Some Random Dude.

A good read for my fellow webnerds out there that might be thinking and/or planning about a potential redesign. Be it for work or for personal use, this is a good starting point before you actually get started.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:38 AM | Tags (7) | design | redesign | somerandomdude | rules | golden | fyi | goodtoknow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

The many advantages and methods to using a CSS reset implementation.The many advantages and methods to using a CSS reset implementation.

Everything you ever wanted and/or needed to know about the beauty of CSS reset all on one handy article. Yes, this site employs a CSS reset implementation as I'm sure you were dying to know.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:09 AM | Tags (5) | css | reset | display | design | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Five branding basics that every logo designer should know about.Five branding basics that every logo designer should know about.

When Coca-Cola briefly changed their formula in 1985, people flipped over sabotaged history. Can you imagine their reaction if Coca-Cola changed their name to Sanscoca Fizzola? Exactly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | basics | branding | design | designer | logo | sixrevisions |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 84 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten cool products inspired by puzzles just for you.Ten cool products inspired by puzzles just for you.

Although it would be cool to look at a puzzle rug on most days something tells me that a puzzle rug would not be able to provide that much warmth. It's a probably a bitch to vacuum said puzzle rug as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:28 AM | Tags (10) | artsy | design | flooring | neat | pieces | products | puzzle | rug | toxel | vacuum |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Some beautiful Tundra landscape photos for your viewing pleasure.Some beautiful Tundra landscape photos for your viewing pleasure.

This post also serves to let you all know that National Geographic has just recently given their beloved website a bit of facelift.  It's nice to see that their photography now plays a much prominent role on their overall website design.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 3:01 PM | Tags (12) | photos | tundra | landscapes | natgeo | facelift | redesign | colors | cold | winter | national | geographic | design |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 169 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

A collection of creative elevator advertisements for your viewing pleasure.A collection of creative elevator advertisements for your viewing pleasure.

Turns out that elevators can make for a very interesting canvas when trying to promote a variety of products. It makes for a great use of non-interactive space to suddenly become well, more interactive than it was before.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:30 PM | Tags (7) | ads | advertisements | design | elevators | neat | twice | uphaa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 38 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Fifty useful design tools for beautiful web typography.Fifty useful design tools for beautiful web typography.

Another quality post from Smashing Magazine covering everything you could possibly need to know about how to make decent looking web typography. Post features a number of great online utilities you can use as well as some handy techniques. Happy fonting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:33 AM | Tags (9) | design | web | smashing | typography | beautiful | type | text | interwebs | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Twelve unusual scarf designs for you to gawk at.Twelve unusual scarf designs for you to gawk at.

Posted mostly because of the biting cold that happened to have a direct effect on my morning New York City commute. While a typography-based scarf sounds cool in theory, in practice it probably wouldn't provide much warmth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 9:31 AM | Tags (7) | scarves | immersion | unusual | cold | design | scarf | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Free coffee available to New Jersey Turnpike drivers on New Year's Eve.Free coffee available to New Jersey Turnpike drivers on New Year's Eve.

Not a bad idea at all. Officials hope this will help drivers fight off fatigue and make it home safe and sound. Other locations seem to be following suit, 7-11 (at least in Tuscon) is giving away free cups of joe as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 9:26 AM | Tags (8) | caffeine | coffee | designated | free | newjersey | newyears | safe | turnpike |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Fifteen well-designed posters that happen to be about design.Fifteen well-designed posters that happen to be about design.

Looking for a bit of design inspiration? Have a look at this gallery of design-centric posters about design (recursive post is vaguely trying to be recursive), print some out and hang them in your office or cubicle. Voila, instant inspiration.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 4:30 PM | Tags (5) | artsy | communication | design | inspiration | posters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 109 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 23, 2009

CSS techniques that you wished you knew about prior to designing websites.CSS techniques that you wished you knew about prior to designing websites.

This is a great for anyone who happens to be looking to dive into CSS based web design.  Read this, learn it, and eventually try to love it.  Yur forray into web design just might be a little smoother as a result.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:38 AM | Tags (11) | box | css | design | floats | jquery | margins | model | overflow | programming | reset | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Five technologies that will continue to shape the web in 2010.Five technologies that will continue to shape the web in 2010.

The browser wars is in full force, and unlike the preceding browser wars where Internet Explorer dethroned other browsers to take hold of a majority browser share, IE is shaping up to being the 'dethronee' this time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:29 AM | Tags (7) | web | sixrevisions | design | technology | shape | 2010 | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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