As both a big fan of Penny Arcade and a web developer who wanted to learn AJAX I decided to re-design some aspects their website as a personal project. more »
Burrito Me – a small taqueria in Laconia, NH founded by cousins Aaron and Reuben – wanted a website that looked great, was easy-to-use, mobile-phone friendly and tightly-integrated into social media. more »
Physical Fiction’s work combines two things I adore – letterpress and pixel art – and the first thought that popped into my mind after seeing their prints was ‘why didn’t I think of that?!’ No matter, they are for sale and very very affordable. I just ordered the ‘Inteceptor’ print for the respondcreate offices (read: our apartment) and can definitely see myself purchasing more in the future as new prints are released.
A commenter on Gizmodo said: “They need to combine several more memes/geek fetishes to make this marketable. Like prints of star wars posters done on a lego press. Or something involving tetris.”
I couldn’t disagree more; I love how they’re creating fresh, original imagery in an old aesthetic and am excited to see what they’ll come up with next.
I work on a Mac and often times I won’t test in IE until I have a sizable chunk of the coding completed. There’s a benefit and a curse in this. The upside to this mode of working is that I can just concentrate on writing web-standards code and let my creative drive (along with a healthy dose of caffeine) fuel my push to complete what I’m currently working on. The downside is that I can sometimes run into issues with my sites not working in IE that could have been easily zeroed in on if I had been regularly testing throughout a project.
These long-exposure photographs by Thomas Birke of Tokyo at night are all-at-once sterile and alive. He was able to pull off a difficult feat: coaxing out beautiful, rich imagery from drab, often-overlooked, subject material. Click through to see more.
After only a couple of email exchanges, Becky and Stefan struck us as a laid-back, easygoing, fun-loving couple. more »
Matt - a professional bassist, and Kerri - a vocalist and theatre-buff, wanted a wedding invitation design that reflected their shared love of music without registering on the cliché-o-meter. more »
Information architecture sits at the core of great web design and, sadly, is often overlooked on small and medium sized websites. What follows is a brief overview of what IA is and some tips on how to apply it’s core principals into your existing work-flow so you end up with better organized, more user-friendly websites.
Pokkisam culled through the National Geographic Archives and pulled some exceptionally beautiful images. This unopened fern was my favorite of the bunch.