A ezine for ‘creative people’ but there some interesting articles for those of us less blessed in pixel pushing, including ‘when to fire your client’, and a ‘web designers survival guide’. Worth a browse.
Russell goes berko at all those out here who are turning 2.0 into bubblev2. I’m with him. Stop all this building to flip stuff and start building things that actually have a business model. Or you’ll ruin it for all of us! (Russell, with his bg in mobile has a particularly interesting take on this)
Spell with Flickr is a small program that lets you type in whatever you want, then goes to flickr and grabs pictures for each an every letter! It also allows you to change the images that you see, so you can find better images for your word or phrase!
the guys at 37 Signals have been advocating the end of functional specs for a while now. I’m brewing on a post that disagrees with that (but agrees that there does need to be a shift in the process). Here’s a few steps in the 37 Signals process
Google Page Creator is a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes. Due to overwhelming demand the Beta is by invite only so you’ll need to give them your email address and wait till they call you!
a great little post showing that a picture often *needs* a few words (or one) to explain it. ‘Instead of icons explaining, we have found that icons often require explanation’. Reminds me of some Fitts’s Law stuff I’ve been reading lately…
upload your contacts file and see who know know who has a flickr account. A little bit naughty (privacy anyone?), but then… if you choose to post photos publicly, you’ve got to be prepared for the possibilities.
you know, its pretty hard to find developers in Sydney who claim to have expertise in all, or any of the 2.0 flavourd technologies. These are the first ones I’ve found. Are there more out there? Do they all spurn SEO? I’d love to find more.
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