Archive: September, 2007

si scott design

Beautiful artwork in a minimalist interface. But you'd better have your browser window maximised on a big monitor. *sigh*

defective yeti: Cliche Rotation Project, Round II

It's time roll out some new clichés. I like "reporting from the green zone" as a substitute for "seeing the world through rose-coloured glasses."

Q&A: Ridley Scott Has Finally Created the Blade Runner He Always Imagined

A Q&A with Ridley Scott on the eve of releasing Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

Google 'to test rival to Second Life' - Times Online

Is Google Earth about to become a more immersive environment?

Twitter / David Recordon: I gotz me some hCard and XFN

Livejournal profile pages get some microformats lovin', That's a lot of hCards.

Brighton Wok: The Legend of Ganja Boxing: New Movie Trailer on Vimeo

This looks like being the year's best Brighton-based ninja stoner movie.

Hand Signals

How to interpret those military hand signals they always use in the movies.

LOLTheist: Blasphemy is Teh Funneh

Just as with lolcats, the cumalitive effect of this lolcat/religion mashup is pure hilarity. I'll never look at religious iconography the same way again.

.: This Is A Knife :.

Faceball on Channel 4. Too weird.

Amazon: A Quick Tour of Our New Remodel

Amazon is AB testing their next design iteration. Bye, bye tabs (yay!), hello fly-out menus (boo!).

Twitter Blog: Tracking Twitter

Twitter introduces the ability to get alerted by phone or IM when keywords are mentioned. A nice little unobtrusive feature.

Stephen Fry - VideoJug

Stephen Fry answers questions on VideoJug about technology and Web 2.0 amongst other things. Swoonsome.

Now Form A Band

A campaign for better music from Last.fm.

Veer: Products: Merchandise: Helvetica Coffee Mug

I think we should get a whole set for the Clearleft office.

The Tech - Volume 127, Issue 41

Now this is the way to launch a video game.

Blaby Conservative Future: Subscription Rate

This blogging Tory MP is stealing someone's bandwidth for the photo in this post. Said photo has been subtly altered. Hilarity ensues in the comments.

Flickr Ate My Baby on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Sounds like Prince is being a bit of a twat. And Flickr have become complicit with the twattiness, to a degree.

Flickr Ate My Baby

One Laptop Per Child -- XO Giving

Buy a laptop for a child in the developing world and you get one for yourself.

Chattanooga Graphic Designer Helps Lead "The Invasion" At The Movies | WDEF News 12 | News, Weather and Sports for Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley

Leslie is on the telly! How freakin' cool is this?

Designing For Hackability » SlideShare

Brian Oberkirch's presentation from Webmaster Jam looks excellent.

Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site - New York Times

Excellent news from the New York Times: no more charging for content. Finally, I can link to NYT articles from blog posts (and del.icio.us).

Want To Learn Web Programming? Write A Blog Engine | iface thoughts

Speaking from experience, I concur.

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Six Apart - News and Events: We Are Opening the Social Graph

Six Apart are getting ready to make portable social networks a reality. Watch this space for code.

Juicy Studio: WAI-ARIA in HTML

How to get ARIA working in HTML (no namespaces in HTML, remember). Once again, Gez is providing superb documentation in the area of JavaScript and accessibility.

Orbicule | Undercover

An interesting product designed to catch the thieves after your Macbook gets stolen.

Home :: WEBJAM

This Ning competitor has a lot of really nice UI touches. Also, the fact that you can play around a lot without signing up is a plus point.

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is blogging. This makes me happy. All is well with the world.

Field Notes Brand

Dan is claiming that these notebooks could be moleskin killers. I am intrigued and I do like the nice use of Futura.

Inscribed in the living tile: Type in the Toronto subway (Joe Clark)

The paper of Joe's talk at ATypI Brighton. It's fascinating, well-researched stuff.

The Force Unleashed Confirmed for Wii (aka Lightsaber Game) at RotPod

This is very good news for me and my Wii.

jQuery UI: Widgets, Components, and Interactions

From the people who brought you jQuery comes a set of widgets built using jQuery complete with documentation and tutorials.

Bugroff and do something useful!

Best. Social networking site. Ever.

Cloverfield

This nicely understated teaser site isn't going to dispel any of the mystery around the Cloverfield project.

Making The "Perfect" Cup of Tea » SlideShare

John Sutherland's excellent presentation from BarCamp Brighton.

Duo Consulting Blog: An Event Apart – Exploring Web Standards & Emerging Best Practices

By far the best round-up of AEA Chicago. "Jeremy Keith looks a bit like Alan Rickman's Severus Snape in Harry Potter."

The Morning News - Still Life

Beautiful images of destruction. "I drop the figurine from the same height in complete darkness while the lens of the camera is open. When the figurine hits the ground, the sound triggers the lights to go off for a fraction of a second."

T-Shirts (dConstruct 2007)

If you missed the conference, here's your chance to wear a little bit of dConstruct every day. Stylish t-shirts sporting a design by Kevin Cornell.

Styling File Inputs with CSS and the DOM // ShaunInman.com

A clever little technique by Shaun for faux-styling file input elements using a mixture of CSS and JavaScript.

Morethanseven » Brighton Rock(s)

The slides from Gareth Rushgrove's presentation at BarCamp Brighton. It's all about Restful Rabbits.

Little People - a tiny street art project

Little handpainted people left in London to fend for themselves.

Barcamp Brighton talk - Dracos.co.uk

The slides from Matthew Somerville's excellent BarCamp Brighton presentation: Is Cornwall part of England?

Games » Bloxorz

An incredibly addictive and deceptively simple puzzle game. Ignore the instructions and dive right in.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Fossett sought via Google Earth

There's something very Gibsonesque about this real world mashup of Google Maps and Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

I work on the web.

Tim Lucas is using machine tagging to aggregate Flickr pics from the "I work on the web" meme started by Lisa Herrod.

Brian Suda breaking boxes at dConstruct 2007 on Vimeo

Continuing the tradition started at the Highland Fling. I love the way that Ribot wanders into shot like C3P0. Ribot robot.

PicoCool

Emily's new site for little snippets of design and subculture goodness looks like a treat.

How to Turn Cheap “Choice” Steaks into Gucci “Prime” Steaks | Jaden's Steamy Kitchen

The science looks solid, the steak looks delicious and the explanation is witty. I must try this.

swissmiss: urban cup holder

"The cup holder is easily clamped with one hand to posts in the street, then used as a coat/bag/umbrella hanger and a drink holder." Smart.

Partial Face Transplants Pictures Gallery - Photoshop Partial Face Transplants Pics

Kind of disturbing, kind of funny.

YouTube - Anti-Piracy Ad from The IT Crowd

This is absolutely brilliant. I've often wondered what luckless ad agency was suckered into doing those ridiculous anti-piracy films so wonderfully lampooned here.

Internet People

I get about 50-60% of these memes.

Apple - To all iPhone customers

Early adopters of the iPhone now get a $100 of Apple Store credit. Nice bit of customer management.

George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language”, 1946

A beautifully marked up and typeset copy of George Orwell's classic essay.

The Man in Blue > There are no social networks

Cameron's plea for social network transparency and portability is one of the most lucid and succinct yet.

Dopplr Blog » Announcing the first release of Dopplr’s API

Dopplr can has API.

Last.fm – the Blog · Various Positions

Last.fm are hiring. If you're London-based and in the job market, I can think of a lot worse places to work.

Julian Beever's pavement drawings

Scroll down to see "Anamorphic illusions drawn in a special distortion in order to create an impression of 3 dimensions when seen from one particular viewpoint." Insanely great.

Cadbury Dairy Milk - Glass and a Half Full Productions

I have no idea.

typography - a photoset on Flickr

A collection of books with beautiful typography.