All designers and developers love apps, tools and services that help to make there work flow easier. That is why Adobe AIR has proven, maybe not as mainstream popular as it would have liked, to be an indispensable framework for building small and useful applications. Who has not got a Twitter client that has not be been built with AIR? Not many. That is what AIR seems to be excelling in, Twitter clients and useful web design, developer and graphic designer apps. That is the focus of todays article.
It has been a great week for new resources, there has been a couple of web design and social media icon sets released, a new CSS framework, which is always welcome, wallpaper, jQuery, Wordpress tutorials…and a hell of a lot more. There has also been a few Lego Tweets in the past week, its been a while, you can tell that I was researching yesterdays Lego post.
Take a moment and have a look at each Lego building and monument below, and then take a step back and think about this: How did they do it? The sheer size, precise detail and the in-depth planning of each creation is mind blowing. This is Lego architecture at its best, when Lego ceases to be a simple kids toy and becomes a modern day sculpture.
Ryan Keiser and StackOverflow are this weeks stand out web designs. They have each got a unique style which, I don’t think can be categorized, especially StackOverflow, which seems to have created a wholly new…
Writing your own Wordpress plugin is not that difficult if you are a web developer with basic PHP skills. The only thing you will need, coupled with your PHP skills, is some direction, some resources, a little information on how WordPress expects your plugin to behave and, most importantly, a great idea.
The MAC Mini is not only "The most affordable and most energy-efficient Mac ever", it is also the smallest, the sleekest and by far and away the most versatile computer available. By versatile, we mean for modding, making it perfect for any computer modders creative vision.
In this post we have a selection of unbelievably creative MAC mini mods.
Week five of our weekly Twitter design resource round-up. This post showcases the best design related links that we have found and Tweeted in the past week. We love new, fresh and original resources. It could be something inspirational, a cool tutorial, a great and useful resource, or even just a damn good read. If you have any cool links that meet this criteria, to not hesitate to send them to us here…
Blogger may not be the first blogging platform you would choose, it does have a reputation of being lacklustre, featureless and the bog standard skins have the look and feel of a site that was designed five years ago. That reputation is maybe a little bit exaggerated, but really, when was the last time you had a look at Blogger?
We have a great selection of new web designs this week. Thanks for all the recommendations, keep theme coming.
Send us a recommendation for next weeks Weekly Web Design and Development Inspiration (for our review), by clicking here…
In the grand scheme of things every seasoned web designer has had an experience of a bad client, and will most certainly have there own horror story that will creep back into there minds from time to time. If you are one of the lucky ones yet to experience a client from hell, brace yourself, they are coming! You can’t avoid them, they are lurking in the deep recesss of the memories of every web designer they have already tarnished and scarred.
Of course there are good clients, and they out number the bad one 10 to 1, it isn’t them, those saintly people, that you will remember. It is those needy, clueless, ignorant, time-consuming and money-grabbing clients that you will sadly remember.
Digital light painting is the technique that can turn a dull image into an amazing and vibrant work of art that conveys a sense of movement and energy. This effect nearly always works well on subjects that are stationary or static but can be very difficult to produce on animated subjects such as people. It does take a very skilled hand to digitally paint a person with light, this is were Tony Ariawan comes in and excels.