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Monday: September 28, 2009

New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.New line of plastic MacBooks may be right around the corner along with new iMacs.

The refreshed iMacs may include a new touch-capable mouse to emulate functionality that iPhones can already do. My hunch is that it will be a USB touch pad. Pinching and swiping with an actual mouse doesn't quite work.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:45 AM | Tags (7) | imacs | macbooks | new | plastic | redesign | refresh | rumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 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


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

A nifty tutorial on how to get Google Analytics to stop tracking your own visits.A nifty tutorial on how to get Google Analytics to stop tracking your own visits.

This should be quite handy for my fellow web development nerds out there who happen to rely on Google Analytics. I'm expecting GLM's traffic to decrease heavily once I stop visiting it regularly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:36 AM | Tags (6) | google | analytics | developers | designers | javascript | onload |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Eleven classic CSS techniques made simple with CSS3.Eleven classic CSS techniques made simple with CSS3.

Finally, rounded corners made simple.  You (and your visitors) still need a modern browser that actually supports CSS3 though.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 8:07 AM | Tags (6) | css | design | web | css3 | tutorial | techniques |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 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


Wednesday: August 26, 2009

Nine examples of creatively designed toilet paper just for you.Nine examples of creatively designed toilet paper just for you.

If you have time for a game of Sudoku while using the lavatory it might be time to seek out a proctologist.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 5:52 PM | Tags (5) | creative | design | fun | toilet | toiletpaper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Daily Grind: Sickly

Name: Vin (aka snifflegag)
How Vin feels today: Sickly @ 3:05:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To go home, drink copious amounts of NyQuil, and then pass out.

Music Stuck in Head: None
The sound of my own coughs and sneezes is enough, thanks.

Stuff to do today:

  • Continue testing out additional small functional and cosmetic changes to GLM
  • What new changes you ask? Allow me to divulge...
  • Thumbnails have 3D-shadowy style instead of the clunky inset one from before
  • 'Popular today' functionality on the top of each day's worth of links
  • Design should be more 'IE6' friendly as well as more 'lower-resolution-buy-a-new-computer' friendly
  • Encourage readers to point out any bugs found by posting a comment to this entry
  • Another twenty bucks says no one leaves a comment
  • Stop making useless bets with self

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 4:05 PM | Tags (6) | changes | cosmetic | dailygrind | design | functionality | programming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 21, 2009

Five advanced Photoshop techniques for all of you web designers out there.Five advanced Photoshop techniques for all of you web designers out there.

A great set of five quick tutorials ranging from button creation to 3D depth effects.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 11:37 AM | Tags (8) | design | development | graphics | interwebs | photoshop | psd | tutorials | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Google Adsense to finally let you choose different font faces for ads.Google Adsense to finally let you choose different font faces for ads.

You'll now be able to choose from Verdana, Times New Roman AND Arial. Goodie!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:11 AM | Tags (5) | ads | adsense | design | fonts | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Everything you want to know about Google Caffeine.Everything you want to know about Google Caffeine.

Yes, there's even a link to try out the new Google which happens to look a lot like the old Google.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:38 AM | Tags (5) | caffeine | search | redesign | retool | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Radio Shack starts to rebrand itself as just 'The Shack'.Radio Shack starts to rebrand itself as just 'The Shack'.

Apparently, all of their friends call them The Shack. What, you didn't know?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:23 AM | Tags (5) | design | logo | radioshack | rebrand | shack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 31, 2009

New super-yacht looks like some form of sea creature.New super-yacht looks like some form of sea creature.

This $95 million dollar contraption can hold a whopping twelve people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:25 AM | Tags (6) | creature | design | expensive | sea | whale | yacht |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 87 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


Thursday: July 23, 2009

Apple lets slip that an app store redesign might be coming soon.Apple lets slip that an app store redesign might be coming soon.

Fart apps to the left, everything else to the right. Problem solved.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:31 AM | Tags (6) | apps | store | apple | redesign | clutter | revamp |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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