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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


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Twenty amazing pumpkin carvings for you to gawk at.Twenty amazing pumpkin carvings for you to gawk at.

Nothing says Halloween like having the Dark Lord of the Sith greet your trick or treaters in pumpkin form. As an added bonus, make sure this sound effect plays as trick or treaters open the door.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 3:08 PM | Tags (6) | darthvader | design | halloween | pumpkins | starwars | toxel |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 74 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


Monday: October 26, 2009

Some early prototypes of famous products through the eye of Photoshop.Some early prototypes of famous products through the eye of Photoshop.

I'm sure the Wright Brothers would have been pleased to know their hard work in the aerodynamics field was solved via giant balloons.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 8:00 AM | Tags (6) | photoshop | prototypes | manipulation | worth1000 | early | design |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 123 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.Five things that will make you want the new Barnes & Noble E-Reader.

I'm not in the market for an e-reader gadget but this thing looks really cool and it's way more attractive than Amazon's Kindle in terms of aesthetics. Overall it's a very surprising and pleasant effort from the folks at Barnes and Noble - and the price ain't too shabby either. Who wants to share some books with me?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 9:39 PM | Tags (10) | amazon | barnes | bn | design | ereader | kindle | noble | nook | reasons | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

A handy writeup on the do's and don'ts of Photoshop retouching.A handy writeup on the do's and don'ts of Photoshop retouching.

Follow these well-written collection of tips to avoid being the Mr. Bungle of Photoshop around your home or office. No, the clone stamp can't fix everything.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:49 AM | Tags (9) | brush | clone | depot | donts | dos | photoshop | retouching | tutorial | webdesigner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 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


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Nine free tools to put the fun back into your photography endeavors.Nine free tools to put the fun back into your photography endeavors.

Lost the desire to break out the old point and shoot? Give some of these tools a spin and get those photographic juices flowing again. Besides, everyone loves a good tilt shift photo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:19 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | collage | designussion | fun | photography | shift | tilf | tools |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Seven things I wish I had known about jQuery.Seven things I wish I had known about jQuery.

A great writeup with a list of jQuery tips and tricks ranging from chainability to callback functions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 7:45 AM | Tags (6) | jquery | programming | web | development | designers | javascript |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 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


NYC BigApps contest officially under way - start your programming.NYC BigApps contest officially under way - start your programming.

The task is to create some sort of meaningful kind of application (be it for web, desktop, iPhone, etc) while utilizing at least one data source available on the NYC.gov Data Mine. There are cash prizes as well as chance to have dinner with New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Swanky.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 5:02 PM | Tags (10) | application | bloomberg | contest | data | design | development | nyc | prizes | programming | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 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


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