Archived entries for Web Design
A Book Apart, a publisher of “brief books for people who make websites,” is releasing their newest book, Elements of Content Strategy, on March 8th! The book, written by Erin Kissane of Brain Traffic, explores the web’s newest trend of Content Strategy & explains everything from its roots, what it means for you, to how to do it well.
This is totally funny, and useful! The ever talented Jessica Hische as created a live website version of her wildly popular “Mom, This is how Twitter works” infographic! The website give moms (and anyone else wondering) a full breakdown of all the twitting etiquette and techniques in simple layman’s terms.
Fonts In Use is a brand new website from Nick Sherman, Stephen Coles & Sam Berlow, with contributions from Indra Kupferschmid & Marc Oxborrow that profiles typefaces in use across all manor of graphic design projects. The Fonts In Use contributors critique how the fonts were used, link to where you can find the fonts for your use, and suggest possible alternates. This looks like a really promising way to get type inspiration as well as find new fonts for your own projects.
Found this really cool new site. Dribbble is a show and tell for what designers are currently working on. Its like the Twitter of visual sharing. Your limited to 120,000 pixels or less. Some really great work going up daily. You can follow designers you like and watch how projects progress.
From the developers:
Dribbble is show and tell for designers, developers and other creatives. Share sneak peeks of your work as “shots” — small screenshots of the designs and applications you’re working on.
Try it out here: Harmony
From the creator:
The whole thing is quite modular so I can keep adding more brush styles whenever I get inspired. During the process I found out that, for some reason (apparently lack of hardware acceleration), Firefox and Opera do not support context.globalCompositeOperation = ‘darker’. This was on the HTML5 spec before but got removed. Just so you know what I’m talking about, this is like the “multiply” blending in Photoshop. Webkit does support it tho. I hope they put it back on the specs and all browsers support it.
Watch the video
I’ve finally launched my personal portfolio site. It’s been a while in the making, and its not perfect yet. Please feel free to comment with anything you find that is odd or off about the site. Thank you to all the people that help get it together.
Check it out here: Roger Allen
After years of struggling to get my original host Godaddy to play nicely, I’ve thrown in the towel and moved everything to Eleven2. After a 3 hour move (i’m sure it could have been done faster if I was familiar with the process) I am now successfully being hosted by a company that really values their customers. We moved Fresh Artists over to them a year and a half ago, and we have never had any problems. If you call eleven2 with a question, a real life person answers, a novelty in these times!