Archive for the 'Design' Category

Designing: From The Mouths Of Babes

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

“I’ll probably be wearing some of these on tshirts this summer”
OK so I haven’t been studying for my exam which happens to be on Wednesday (well a bit but not a lot). Unreal Tournament 2004 is a good pre-exam destresser and I’m having a little play with some graphic software which I don’t get time […]

Marketing Trends: Exhibition Websites

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

“Exhibitions - rather than just artist portfolios - going online with their own dot-com”
For a few years I’ve slowly and quietly been one of those faceless people at gallery exhibitions suggesting, kneading, pushing ideas about how the web can be used to enhance these events. I don’t only mean to advertise the event but also […]

Designers Whitelists - Who Rocks You?

Thursday, June 15th, 2006

“My best pay check was my very first - for obvious reasons”
Its no secret there’s always a short list of preferred clients and collaborators who will by far exceed the satisfaction of working with others. Some designers may never have had a good client or work experience but they’d be few on the ground - […]

Real Estate Sites Need To WAKE UP

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

“Don’t just assume the web is a brochure with a database”
What is it about real estate that makes developers whack up list after list of suburbs and prices without context in tiny writing? What makes real estate sites assume my head wants to be turned to mush by over-informing me with other choices but under-informing […]

TechCrunch, WSA and Stylegala

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

“That’s a famous line from the yellow pages advertisements”
The new design on Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch has a flavoursome story with him posting a screenshot of a fan’s design and his paid designer walking out. Valleywag has a rundown of how it unfolded but I really don’t see the issue. If I were in Michael’s position […]

The State Of Web Standards In Tasmania 2006

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

“A number who are trying their best to move the system forward and its no easy task”
Its been an interesting year in Tasmania already - we’re nearly half way through after all - and I’ve learned a lot about where the industry is moving forward and where its not. I’m interested to learn more too […]

Cool Is Being Let Into The Gang Baby!

Monday, May 8th, 2006

“Face it we’ve all seen the effect often enough”
So what do you say when you look at the thousandth site boasting bunched up Helvetica because its just cool? By bunched up I mean the leading, or line height, is reduced to the point lines actually overlap each other creating a wayward jumble of something your […]

Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

“Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1 is about REVOLUTION”
So Norty Pig has rebooted into Not The Friggin’ News Volume 1 and your first thoughts were what the hell was I thinking? Small text, lots of image maps, a heavy page, yada yada. Yes I can see your point but that small text can be scaled […]

Joe Clark’s IceWeb 2006 Transcriptions

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

“If it was a bit warmer in Iceland and I was a bit richer”
Joe Clark has been good enough to provide transcriptions of the IceWeb 2006 Conference providing a rich read for the weekend. Great stuff.
IceWeb 2006 Introductions, State of the Web 2006 by Molly Holzschlag, Redesign Redux: Behind the Steering Wheel by Kelly Goto, […]

Reboot The Pig Instead

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

“With some late nights and no video games this is a doable feat”
The madness of looking at the calendar and seeing the week left before the reboot - and then thinking I’ve not got a show of getting the Pig Work redesign done in time (as if that was ever going to happen) - and […]