August 21st, 2009
A small wrap of stuff this week. It’s been a busy one with barely a blink to capture stuff outside of work.
If your into Dj sets as opposed to band albums or tracks check out a new online music startup called mugasha. It’s pretty sweet though I Can’t find Shadow on there yet.
Google maps gets busy using locals to make the maps wiki style. Nice.
Crowdsourcing rocks! It’s what powers my favourite company Theadlesss
Check out this awesome bike cover. Im not so sure how it will work in a Wellington wind though.
Don’t let branding kill your brand
And finally. The Golden age of advertising. These are almost like some sort of weird alternate reality shift. Wicked!
August 13th, 2009
This the first of many (fingers crossed) weekly wrap-up articles I will be posting with and insight into the wild world of web as seen by me over last week.
Highlights this week include the news that Microsoft word is banned from Texas?! and
This edition is playing catchup as it was started a few weeks ago but I wanted to hold it off until our new site was released. Some of the links a re a few weeks old now but it’s all worth a look I say.
All that social media guff
Twitter has a new front page. Mashable ponder over what and why?
Hootsuite. The professional Twitter client.
General web news
YouTube finally launches their new interface for the masses. Have a read of their blog post about the updates.
Everyone loves firefox(well I do), it may not be the fastest horse on the track but it’s the most versatile. Firefox 4.0 is on the horizon and Mashable have some early screenshots.
Apparently Apple don’t do market research. Pretty interesting article from Bokardo on why the hell not. And here is the og quote.
UX UX UX
Myself IM a fledgling UX designer, Lulu is the jedi master. Nick Finck writes a good post about Starting a career in User Experience Design and this post on ’10 Common misconceptions about User Experience Design’ offers a great understanding of what it’s all about.
Web designer depot talk about ‘The dos and dont’s of dark webdesign’.
In spite of the striking visual impact that these dark designs can have, many designers don’t know how to effectively pull them off without turning off the visitor
It’s a well written article with some great points.The one re-occuring theme seems to be white or dark space. They also reference the beautiful New Zealand based Black Estate website. Nice.
A nice read on the virtues of old tech from Jason Santa Maria. I always love the visual richness and variety in his posts.
I love colour so this little stumble is well worth a read. Incidently I can’t recommend highly enough Colourlovers.com, such a great resource for anything colour related and it’s fun to just troll on through.
You press the button. The story of Kodak
And thats a wrap.