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Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Pandora decides that it is finally time to go the way of HTML5.Pandora decides that it is finally time to go the way of HTML5.

It seems to be a week of redesigns around the Interwebs. The source link will take you on over to TechCrunch which has a brand new look. The actual content of the article will tell you about Pandora's upcoming redesign, which will also has a brand new look. The new site bring everything you love about Pandora minus the use of Flash in favor of HTML5. And according to TechCrunch, it's beautiful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:37 AM | Tags (6) | pandora | techcrunch | redesign | html5 | internet | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 6, 2011

And we're back... sort of.

Hey folks! It's been awhile hasn't it! Anyone still out there? Really? That's great! So how have you been this past year? That's great! Did you achieve all of the goals you had in mind from July 7th, 2010 until now July 6th, 2011? That's great! Did you get that promotion you were waiting for? That's great! Did you take that vacation you wanted to take that you really needed for sake of well being? That's great!  Did you learn a new skill that you've always wanted to take up but never had time? That's great! You know what's also great? Parfaits. They are deliciously great.

All greatness aside, yes I know it's been a while. I decided to dust off my lonely website and give it another go. Speaking of dust, I'm sure you'll find tons of lingering issues, all of which will be corrected shortly. In the meantime, would you like to drop a comment and say hello? That's great!

And even if you don't want to post a comment... you guessed it, that's great!

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:11 PM | Tags (12) | 2010 | 2011 | dead | design | dust | etc | geeklikeme | glm | goals | issues | redesign | verbose |  | Discuss (4) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 7, 2010

State of the GLM: Yes, I'm still here. No, I'm not dead.

You may have noticed that GLM has gone rather quiet for the past two-three months or so in terms of any and all content on the site. This post serves as a status update to alleviate any fears that GeekLikeMe is gone for good. Quite the contrary my dear friends. And yes, while I could run down the list of excuses as to why the site hasn't been updated, I'm sure they would just bore you to tears. To save us all some time I shall sum up in two words: work and parenthood.

For work I have been diving into the grand world of Objective-C programming for the past six months and I still haven't managed to come up for air. Hopefully when I'm actually able to take a deep breath I'll have an array of iPhone and iPad apps to show for it. Also on this note I'd like to state that I very well may have taken the most ass-backwards route in getting into a new programming language. Nevertheless, it's been a rewarding and infuriating process thus far but I'm learning a lot and I think it'll turn out well in the end.

I don't think I have to say much about parenthood other than sleep is a sought-after commodity and there are only so many hours in a day. This has turned out to be a major contributing factor to the current lack of posting. Shocker.

But now onto much better news: a new version of GeekLikeMe.net is in the works yet again and I've decided to make a design choice right off the bat. I recently took a trip down memory lane courtesy of archive.org's wayback machine. After feeling somewhat nostalgic about the old GLM design I decided that maybe it was time to return to the minimalist roots yet again. More details and information about the new site coming soon!

P.S. You can also follow me on Twitter even though I have yet to tweet anything. Oops, scratch that.

Posted to Verbose filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 10:20 AM | Tags (12) | archive | geeklikeme | glm | machine | minimal | minimalist | parenthood | redesign | state | verbose | wayback | work |  | Discuss (4) |  | facebook | twitter | 63 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Eight websites you need to stop building according to The Oatmeal.Eight websites you need to stop building according to The Oatmeal.

After carefully perusing this comic (and laughing a little bit too loud for office-level volumes) I was a little discomforted by the fact that the Pork'd mock design looks ridiculously similar to the current version of GLM. I guess I was a little generic with this iteration, might be time for a redesign methinks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 11:16 AM | Tags (8) | building | designs | glm | porkd | redesign | stop | theoatmeal | websites |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 91 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Wikipedia may get a facelift in the near future.Wikipedia may get a facelift in the near future.

The new design promises to to make things easier for our users and introduce simpler editings tools - which should make spreading false information about a subject even easier! You can learn more about the changes that are being planned on their FAQ page.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 9:04 AM | Tags (7) | wikipedia | encyclopedia | design | facelift | redesign | interwebs | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Twitter revamps their homepage to in effort to make Twitter easier to understand.Twitter revamps their homepage to in effort to make Twitter easier to understand.

To me, this revamp is actually a much welcomed step in the right direction as you can plainly see the 'realtime-ness' that didn't appear to be there with their previous version. Trending topics scroll across in realtime along with top tweets from select users. Not bad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:42 AM | Tags (9) | homepage | internet | interwebs | newbies | pcworld | redesign | revamp | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 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 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: 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


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


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


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


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


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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