Wolfgang Did It

Oh yes, the current theme I’m using is Wolfgang Bartleme’s Dark theme that he used to use. I just wanted to see what it looked like but I’ll leave it up for a while. Wolfgang is on my list as “one freakin’ awesome” designer. You can check out more of his stuff and his current…

How I Spent My Weekend

I spent this past weekend learning Flash CS 3. Long ago, back in the early days of the interwebs, I used Flash but it was nothing compared to what it is today. Adobe has done an awesome job making the new Flash a uniform part of the Adobe experience. The new tools, layout, and additional…

Here For a While Longer

Well I just checked the billing status of Dailything.com and it looks like I’ll be with this hosting service a while longer. I paid for 2 years last time so I’m good through April 2009. I’m currently using MediaTemple to host a whole slew of other projects and I’m really, really pleased with them. Mostly…

Make Your Site Look More Web 2.0 With A Few Easy Changes

Some designers get it and some don’t but if you’ve been looking at redesigning your site and want the “cool web 2.0” feel then you’re just a click away. Web Design from Scratch, a design-centric site, has posted a nice article on the things that make the 2.0 feel what it is. Web Design from…

New RAW plugin for Photoshop users

If you’re an avid photographer or a designer who uses the Adobe line of products such as Photoshop and Illustrator then be sure to get the new Camera Raw Plugin. This iteration, 3.6, supports new cameras including the Canon XTi and Nikon D80 as well as improves functionality of the plugin. Adobe: “The camera raw…

Map Your Page Before You Begin Designing

One of the most often overlooked things in web design is “how will users interact with the site?” Web Design from Scratch looks at attention mapping and how taking a little time before you design can help you reap great rewards. Web Design from Scratch: “Attention mapping is a tool to help you start to…

100 Ideas

Sometimes as creative people we need a little diversion to help inspire us. Keri Smith has found a great way by creating a list of things to do. Here’s the first 33: Keri Smith 1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk. 2. Write a letter to yourself…

Tell Me Why

Here’s a question I posed to a colleague this morning. You go to a doctor right. He says, “You’ve got cancer on your spleen. We’re going to remove your spleen.” You don’t say, “Let me see the xray…I don’t think that’s a cancer. I’m gonna prescribe myself 500mg daily of DrugX.” Right? So why do…