We are happy to announce our latest office addition: Jason Kernevich from The Heads of State will be joining us in our brandnew office space in DUMBO! Having been a fan of his and Dustin’s designs for quite a while now, I am thrilled to be sharing office space with such a creative powerhouse.
Yay, an updated version of “Destroy Flickr” is now available. A few of they key updates: Revised navigation, Fullscreen viewing and an improved login screen. There is now the ability to change a few preferences to alter the look and feel of DestroyFlickr. At the moment, you can straighten thumbnails, load hi-res photos by default and disable transitions. Also included in this release is the ability to add and edit tags for your photos. This will certainly come in handy when uploading new photos. Jonnie does have plans to implement batch info editing as well as navigation by tags.
1. Thou shalt not abuse Flash.
2. Thou shalt not hide content.
3. Thou shalt not clutter.
4. Thou shalt not overuse glassy reflections.
5. Thou shalt not name your Web 2.0 company with an unnecessary surplus or dearth of vowels.
6. Thou shalt worship at the altar of typography.
7. Thou shalt create immersive experiences.
8. Thou shalt be social.
9. Thou shalt embrace proven technologies.
10. Thou shalt make content king.
Part of a group of design experts, including John Maeda, Khoi Vinh, and Steven Heller, Jakob contributed to a BusinessWeek survey on what web design should look like in 2008. Check out the article by Matt Vella and watch a slideshow of the best and worst of the web.
Supercook is a fab little search engine that hits up numerous recipe sites. The interface works well, allowing you to add and remove ingredients to your search easily.
Why is this post for my dad? He runs a humble but highly resourceful website with his own collection of recipes. All in german, sorry for all you english speaking cook fanatics out there!
swissmiss studio officially has a new address. I’ve just moved all my stuff to our new office and am about to burst of joy. The desks were delivered and installed this morning and they look fantastic! You can follow the build out here! Now, all we need is an internet connection and we’re open for business. Hooray to new office space and a fantastic view!
(pictured above is my desk and my view)
Swissmiss has potty training on her mind, welcome to the world of a toddler-mom. Knowing two of Ella’s potty books inside and out, I turn to LookyBook to find something new: Toilet Tales by Andrea Wayne von Konigslow had both Ella and me giggle. Featuring more than a dozen animals, including kangaroos and octopus, it comically explores just who the toilet is really for. Our favorite spread: The sheep! Why? Ella loves to go “Baaah” and we both think it’s pretty funny to have our bathroom filled with a herd of sheep. Yay for bringing some humor into this potty training business. Yay for LookyBook!
… Sagmeister believes that remaining small has been the key to retaining his integrity as a designer and making ideas happen. He explains, “The conventional wisdom in our business is that you have to grow and keep moving to survive. We never grew, always stayed tiny, and it serves us very well over the years, allowing us to pick and choose projects, and keeping our financial independence from our clients.
Stefan Sagmeister: Life So Far
In 1934, Otlet sketched out plans for a global network of computers (or “electric telescopes,” as he called them) that would allow people to search and browse through millions of interlinked documents, images, audio and video files. He described how people would use the devices to send messages to one another, share files and even congregate in online social networks. He called the whole thing a “réseau,” which might be translated as “network” — or arguably, “web.”
The Web Time Forgot, by Alex Wright
(via lunch over IP)
Can anyone of you point me to a ‘movie theatre marquee’ looking font? Thank you so much!
(image originally uploaded by mle.punk)