Mightybell

Mightybell from Mightybell on Vimeo.

I discovered Mightybell while researching services that allow you to create mini social networks on the web.

I am part of a quarterly womens salon here in the city, with incredibly inspiring members, but there’s no simple resource where I can see who is part of this small community.

Do you know of similar services like Mightybell that would allow our group to create a small, pretty, private social network online?

An All New Designers & Books

Designers And Books

Woah! Designers & Books has a new look! If you’re into books on design, this site is for you. The Designer & Books team believes that books are an important source of inspiration for creativity, innovation, and invention. And for people that share this love for books, they publish lists of books that esteemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful. Pages full of lists with formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.

From Vitruvius to William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright to Edith Wharton to Le Corbusier to Paul Rand—there has always been a particularly special and robust relationship between designers and books: reading them, writing them, designing them, collecting them, learning from them, and being inspired by them. Designers & Books celebrates that relationship.

Check out the growing roster of designers that share the books that influenced them the most. Ever wondered what books Michael Bierut, Paula Scher or John Maeda would recommend? Or what the Notable design books of 2013 are? Ever wondered what books feature a designer as the main character? Or what the recently published books in graphic design are? Designers & Books answers all of that.

I can’t praise Designers & Books enough. I loved the site before the redesign, but now, well, I want to move in. Congratulations, Steve Kroeter and Team!

EduPunks’ Atlas

EduPunks' Atlas

EduPunks’ Atlas is a sortable database of educational resources from the EduPunks’ Guide and around the web.

What an absolutely fantastic resource! So many organizations and sites I’ve never heard of. Learning!

Macaw

The first public demonstration of Macaw, a code savvy web design tool! Interesting!

Meet The Ipsums

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Finally, a beautifully designed Lorem Ipsum resource, offering themed placeholder copy. Some of the Ipsum options are: Cororate, Pirate, Bacon, Cupcake, Gangsta or Cat.

(via Khoi)

Ouch!

ouch

I canceled our Zendesk subscription today as my Tattly support team prefers HelpScout. I personally think Zendeks is a great support ticketing service, I especially like their iPad app. I had nothing bad to say about Zendesk, until I canceled my account a minute ago and got the above cancelation screen. Ouch! Talk about harsh and undesigned. Don’t slam the door into a former customer’s face. Just don’t. Be thoughtful, courteous and graceful until the very end. Please.

Update: Thanks for all your comments. I added a response below as well.

Behomm

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How often do you come across a website that makes you jump out of your seat of excitement? I just did: Behomm is a house swap website for designers and visual artists only. The homes featured on the site are stunning, absolutely breathtaking.

I am a big believer in house swaps, we do it every year with ‘friends of friends’ in Switzerland. You know: I stay at your house while you stay at my house.

Behomm is by invitation only.

Four&Sons

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Four&Sons brings together an eclectic mix of inspiring ‘dog-centric’ content to dog-lovers passionate about culture and creativity. Really nicely done, makes me want to own a dog. Why aren’t parenting/kids sites this stylish?

PortKit

PortKit

If you design apps for mobile devices, you will love PortKit. It shows you each Cocoa UI Element in iOS 6 and its Android 4 widget version, side by side, so you can compare them easily and find the correct equivalent when porting an app.

Wow! What an amazing resource. And what a wonderful generous spirit of the Kintek folks to share it all.

(via Khoi)

See.Me

see me

I just learned about See.Me and I am intruiged. It’s an online community for creative types and aims to help support your passion for what you create, what you do and what you aspire to.

Create a profile, share the best of what you do and gain recognition and support within the vibrant international community. See.Me is a modern version of the old patron concept: See work you like? Support the artist with a small donation. Beautiful! The creative community supporting each other? It doesn’t get better!

(thanks Devin)

Made In NY Map

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Do you run a digital company in NYC, a co-working space or are you an investor? If yes, did you add yourself on the Made In NY Digital Map? I just did.

Brand new: Siteleaf

siteleaf

My super talented studiomates of Oak just launched Siteleaf, a simple content management for your site.

Oak believes content management systems should be simple but not overly simplified. They believe you should own your content and that your sites should be able to outlive their CMS. Agreed.

Choose from their three plans and take advantage of the 14-day trial period.

screensiz.es

screensiz.es

Anyone who has ever had to design for mobile will love screensiz.es, a site that helps you quickly find the screen specifications of the most popular devices and monitors currently on the market.

Thank you office neighbors, TypeCode.

Shopify Build-A-Business Competition Winners

Love this video that Shopify put together to celebrate the winners of their third Build-A-Business Competition. It was quite the honor to meet all of the winners a few weeks ago here in NYC and to get to hand-over the substantial check to the founders of Goldie Blox.

My team and I won in the Arts and Design category with Tattly last year. I will never forget getting that call from Shopify HQs telling us we won. My entire team danced through our hallways! Being on the other side, as a mentor this year, was obviously quite moving. All of the winners impressed me on so many levels.

I have huge respect for Harley and his team, for putting this competition together. The impact is huge.

And if you’re thinking of starting an e-commerce business, look no further: Shopify.com.

Telecast

Telecast

Team Telecast wants to cut through the messy, noisy, uneven field of online video and deliver only the good stuff. Just like TV used to.

That’s why they built a iOS app that delivers three video “shows” that combine the best videos personalized to your taste. The videos are picked by real humans.


I am psyched to see they have a /purpose page. An idea that was started by my studiomates of FictiveKin.

(via Amrit)

Send Money with Gmail

Google Wallet is now integrated into Gmail. This means you can securely send money to friends and family in the U.S without leaving your Gmail inbox. Smart.

Square Stand

square stand

Square Stand turns your iPad into a point of sale register. Makes me want to open a store, just so I can own one.

Download Gmail Message App

Merlin Man's Email App

Merlin Mann built an email app that only lets you *send* email, not read them. It directs you straight to Gmail’s “Compose Message” window in a new tab of your default browser.

Set it as your Mac’s default email app and—BOOM!—every time OS X needs to create an email message, you get to just send email without having to look at email.

Brilliant.

(via 99u)

How To Work With Creative People

How to work with creative people

How To Work With Creative People is a growing archive of advice and thoughts on how to best work with creative people. A wonderful project by Amrit Richmond.

Ride The City

Ride The City

Ride the City helps you find safe bike routes in cities. At this point their service includes various US, French, Spanish, Australian and Canadian cities. Ride the City finds the shortest and safest distance between two points, avoiding roads that aren’t meant for biking. Fantastic resource!

(Thanks Chris)

Perks

Perks

Perks.io pulls all job perks currently listed over on Authentic Jobs. Love this.

Twitter Music

twitter music

Twitter finally launched its much-anticipated Music App. It lets you see what music is trending, emerging and find new music from artists you follow. Smart.

We Are Portland

We Are Portland

Love the simple idea behind We Are Portland.

(thanks Tsilli)

GIF Reactions

Animated Gif reactions

Ever wished you could easily find an animated GIF for a specific reaction? YES! This is quite wonderful. Claps.

(via brainpicker)