Tag Archives: Design

Myths & Misconceptions About Grid Systems • AisleOne

“Grids have been in use long before graphic design became a discipline. During the 13th– and 14th-centuries, scribes used the Villard Diagram to organize their handwritten manuscripts. In the 15th-century, Gutenberg and others divided their pages using the Van de Graaf canon.

The use of a grid is not a trend, it’s a fundamental skill that designers should possess. Grids have been around a very long time and are an important part of the design process.”

(From Myths & Misconceptions About Grid Systems  • Blog Archive • AisleOne.)

Bassjump – Bassjump – Twelve South

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“MacBook never sounded better.
BassJump makes those great sounding, built-in MacBook speakers sound even better by adding mid- and low-frequencies through one well-designed, travel-sized subwoofer. It’s a smart, simple way to dramatically improve the sound of your MacBook without cluttering up your workspace with a clunky set of replacement speakers and cables. Once the BassJump software is installed, simply connect one single USB cable, launch iTunes and enjoy the new and improved sound of your MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air.”

(From Bassjump – Bassjump – Twelve South.)

kung fu grippe : Three things about Marco Arment

Long but good:

“I no longer cringe with guilt when I come across a 1000+ word anything that I know I want to read — but which I also know I have no time to read right now. So, I hit a button, and I forget about it. Now — especially combined with Marco and Nostrich’s not-missable Give Me Something to Read — I have no excuse not to lose myself in longer pieces of non-fiction whenever the opportunity presents itself.”

(From kung fu grippe : Three things about Marco Arment.)

❧ The Web Mind of Sebastian Waters – “Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe…

“‘Less is more.’ – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

‘More is more.’ – David Tudor

‘Less is less.’ – Jason Fried”

(From ❧ The Web Mind of Sebastian Waters – “Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.)

teehan+lax » iPhone Needs a New Home

That would be cool (they are actually building a working version, just for jailbroken iPhones, though):

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“I’d have loved for this post to be the introduction of our latest iPhone application. An application that introduces a new default optional home screen. A screen that doesn’t require you to scan for red dots with numbers inside of them. Instead it would display information and notifications of things that are new and relevant to you. We’ll all have to keep dreaming for the time being. Unless you’re willing to jailbreak your phone it simply isn’t possible to develop and implement this type of hostile UI takeover using the iPhone SDK.”

(From teehan+lax » Blog Archive » iPhone Needs a New Home.)

the ragbag – arial & helvetica on friday, i hosted a screening…

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“[…] there ARE other typefaces and one of them is helvetica […]”

(From the ragbag – arial & helvetica
on friday, i hosted a screening…
.)

Typedia: About

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“We love type, and we have a burning desire to learn as much as possible about typefaces: where they come from, who made them, and why they look the way they do. We want everyone to be able to share in that rich knowledge and enjoy the art and artists of type design. Over time, We think Typedia could grow into a great educational resource for people to learn about their favorite typefaces and discover new ones.”

(From Typedia: About.)

Welcome – Perch – A Really Little Content Management System (CMS)

“Perch is a really little content management system for when you (or your clients) need to edit content without the hassle of setting up a big CMS.”

(From Welcome – Perch – A Really Little Content Management System (CMS).)

Bubbles | design work life

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“I love that these shots by Ulla Nyeman are strikingly dark and somber. Such a bold contrast to the subject matter.”

(From Bubbles | design work life.)

Zack Arias – Atlanta based editorial music photographer » Transform :: A short film for ScottKelby.com

“I was recently asked to do a guest blog post on Scott Kelby’s site. I had free reign to talk about anything I wanted to talk about. I took it as an opportunity to get off my arse and make something that was new and fresh for me. I decided I would do a video.”

(From Zack Arias – Atlanta based editorial music photographer » Transform :: A short film for ScottKelby.com.)