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Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Ten amazing gingerbread creations for your viewing pleasure.Ten amazing gingerbread creations for your viewing pleasure.

Something about that gingerbread version of Link is quite disturbing to me - I can't seem to put my finger on what it is.  Now if you'll excuse me, I simply can't wait to go bomb some Dodongos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 4:27 PM | Tags (9) | gingerbread | food | zelda | link | toxel | design | creations | sculptures | edible |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.An illustrated process on how a web design can go straight to hell.

I am printing this illustration just as I type this post and will be hanging it on my wall in the next five minutes or so. I'm sure all of my fellow web design nerds will follow suit shortly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 4:17 PM | Tags (9) | client | design | development | hell | illustration | interwebs | relationships | theoatmeal | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Daily Grind: Grumpy

Name: Vin (aka nitpicker)
How Vin feels today: Grumpy @ 2:53:50 PM
What Vin really wants today: To stop agonizing over Photoshop mockups for work and over-analyzing pixel placement. Yes, I'm a little thorough.

Music Stuck in Head: L.A. Woman / The Doors
Mostly because I love shouting gibberish whilst doing a poor Jim Morrison impression. It's comedy gold.

Stuff to do today:

  • Download finale for Tales of Monkey Island
  • Find time to play said finale
  • Attempt to get more holiday shopping done
  • Continue threats of embroidered Snuggie blanket for other half
  • Find potentially worse gift than that of the Snuggie
  • Look around for litter of robotic hamsters

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 3:53 PM | Tags (7) | dailygrind | design | doors | gaming | glm | monkeyisland | nitpick |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Twenty-five awesome gift ideas for designers and developers.Twenty-five awesome gift ideas for designers and developers.

Yes, I'll take any one or more of these fabulous gift ideas. Honestly, who wouldn't want a brand new MacBook Pro? So in closing, please send your charitable contribution gifts to me via overnight via FedEx, thanks. Merry Christmas.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:38 AM | Tags (5) | designers | developers | gifts | ideas | sixrevisions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

Reuters decides to give their website a complete facelift.Reuters decides to give their website a complete facelift.

Although the source article is about the redesign itself, you can try out the brand new Reuters website design on their brand new website. Very clean and gives emphasis properly to what a news site is supposed to give emphasis to, the news. CNN, please study this.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:52 PM | Tags (7) | cnn | design | homepage | news | overhaul | redesign | reuters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

A glimpse into the evolution of web design just for you.A glimpse into the evolution of web design just for you.

The original table markup in HTML was meant for displaying tabular data, but designers quickly realized they could utilize it to give structure to their designs, and create more complicated, multi-column layouts than HTML was originally capable of.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | design | evolution | history | internet | tables | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Ten front-end techniques you can use to improve your site usability.Ten front-end techniques you can use to improve your site usability.

Usability is a very important part of website building. Sadly, this is often neglected by designers and developers. In this article, you’ll find 10 great techniques that you should definitely implement into your website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 6:42 AM | Tags (7) | css | jquery | programming | frontend | design | code | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

AOL trying out new look now that split from Time Warner is official.AOL trying out new look now that split from Time Warner is official.

Say goodbye to the that blue triangle you've grown so familiar with over the years. Say hello to various works of clipart instead... with the letters A O L (and don't forget the period) draped over them.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:15 AM | Tags (6) | aol | branding | cnet | design | timewarner | triangles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Seventeen creative hot air balloon designs just for you.Seventeen creative hot air balloon designs just for you.

It looks like Unicron and Darth Vader finally have something in common (what with the whole floating heads in space thing). What, you've never seen the original Transformers movie?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:53 PM | Tags (12) | ait | artsy | balloons | creative | darthvader | design | hot | neat | starwars | toxel | transformers | unicron |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Smashing Magazine would like you to know that classic blog posts are boring.Smashing Magazine would like you to know that classic blog posts are boring.

A lof of valid points in this writeup along with some great examples of web designers who are pushing the envelope in this area. I'm loving the deviation from their normal layout just to push the article's main concept.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:56 PM | Tags (7) | blogazine | blogs | boring | death | design | posts | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Nine of the most common Internet Explorer bugs and how to fix them.Nine of the most common Internet Explorer bugs and how to fix them.

Designing a website with the hopes of it being semi-cross-compatible amongst modern browsers? You'll soon realize, as most of the web designing world has, that Internet Explorer will be the bane of your existence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 3:58 PM | Tags (7) | bugs | design | development | explorer | nettuts | web | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Twenty brand new high quality free fonts just for you.Twenty brand new high quality free fonts just for you.

Need some new fonts for your design arsenal? Smashing Magazine is here to the recue to perk up your library. They encourage you to read up license agreements before using these fonts - just in case.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:40 AM | Tags (6) | design | fonts | free | high | quality | smashing |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 6, 2009

A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.A collection of the best free fonts of 2009 thus far.

Need some inspiration by way of lettering? These fonts are a great addition to any designer's arsenal of fonts. The fact that they are free is also good. I like free and I'm gueeing you will too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:59 AM | Tags (9) | 2009 | design | development | fonts | free | graphics | layout | list | webdesignledger |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 5, 2009

A list of ten drop dead gorgeous gadgets from 2009 thus far.A list of ten drop dead gorgeous gadgets from 2009 thus far.

Philips' new 21:9 LCD TV, a 56-inch telly which displays images almost exactly as they are in the cinema. Equipped with a full HD 2560 x 1080p screen with 8.3 million pixels, we knew the 21:9 would be a specialist purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | cinema | design | gadgets | gorgeous | phillips | television | wannahaves |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


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