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Link Drop (6·26·09)

Ok, this Link Drop is even too late for my liking… But it’s better to publish it three days late as opposed to not posting it all or doing a […]

Link Drop (5·15·09)

I’m hopping that publishing Link Drops on a Sunday as opposed to a Friday will stop after this week. I took the last week off hoping to get a lot […]

Link Drop (4·24·09)

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DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 13th (February 2009)

Latest Daylife Select Release

Very early this morning Daylife (where I work as the Design Director) released its latest version of Daylife Select at http://select.daylife.com/. As iterations go, I’m very happy with the additions […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 30th (January 2009)

TEXT-POCALYPSE NOW? Good article, really interesting image via txt… CELL PHONE CAMERAS FOREVER Amazing image of the night, very telling HOW TO BEHAVE I really like these diagrams and colour […]

What’s your internet?

Just came across a great post from Noisy Decent Graphics about his internet. I have nothing to add but a copy + paste the whole thing. Once I get to […]

Looking for wordpress and/or tumblr theme designers

I figured that there’s a diverse group of people that check out DesignNotes so I thought this might be a good place to start for requesting help. There’s a publisher […]

No Pantone, No Photoshop

Like all absolutes, there are none – though I was struck by two recent things I read on the web recently. From the Barbarian Group website I was in a […]

Navigation through scrolling

I was going through some network contacts of mine from delicious when I came across a familiar flickr contact that had collected a number of sites and created a flickr […]

Average Rating vs. Popularity

I’m working on a fairly interesting project that will have the ability to visualize information from a ratings system. How that information will be taken into consideration is still being […]

Got lists?

I came across Listphile this morning going through delicious. I knew it was something for me to explore further once I started watching the demo and there was the mention […]

the FreshDirect Beef Guide

Ever since I sold my bbq before moving I haven’t exactly been excited about buying beef. Sure I’ll order it at a restaurant, but I don’t tend to bring it […]

Edward Monkton has a new site

Edward Monkton’s new site has the same feel as his work. It’s fun, there’s room for discovery and yes, it’s even inspirational. Whether it’s a website for an illustrator, photographer […]

Reading all those Blogs…

How do you read all those blogs out there? RSS feed, open up sites one at a time? Me, I have just under a 100 sites bookmarked in their own […]

Jeffrey Zeldman talk w/ AIGA NY

Before design talks I like to ask myself a number of questions so I can be a more active listener. Naturally the questions change depending on who’s talking and what […]

Why Design?

Every once is a while I’ll go over why I design, and how I work to accomplish that. Last night I asked my self what e x a c t […]

Emigre

Considering that Emigre has had the same website since I was in Design School in 1995, the fact that they have redesigned their site now is a pretty big deal. […]

Web Eyetracking

Ever wonder what the hot spots on a web page are? According to Web Marketing Today, big block images should be avoided for nav. purposes while small images of people […]

The battle of the blogging platforms

Here’s an interesting comparison with wordpress and blogger. I dropped my design*notes url into the website as graphs website at www.aharef.info/static/htmlgraph This is what the colour coding means: blue: for […]

Liquid Nav

First there was the visual thesaurus, then there was the hive group, now when you combine the two ideas you get liquid 2D scatter space in my opinion. There’s a […]

Tina’s Back

After taking a couple weeks off to deliver a beautiful baby girl, swissmiss is back to fine form. Be sure to say hello at http://swissmiss.typepad.com

What is Graphic Design

On May 5th, the following defintion was approved at the National GDC AGM. Researched and written by Walter Jungkind and Yves Rousell, the folowing definition improves on the previous wording […]

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