These are my Jumptags for November 5th
- Joker Typography by ~underpk on deviantART – Image of Joker created with the word Joker.
- Typographic Beer Directions by ~Smooth-as-Sandpaper on deviantART – Type used to create image of beer.
- 7Deadlies Typography – Wrath by ~bella-elizabetta on deviantART – Image created completely from the word wrath.
- 32 Beautiful Text Art Creations | Tutorial9 – Text isn't just limited to language, it can be also used to create unique, unusual pieces of art. This roundup features a selection of creative imagery composed entirely with text.
- We are Colorblind » Patterns for the Color Blind – On the site you can find design patterns, good and bad examples, quick tips, and links to various tools. I think the examples section is very good since the accompanying text explains why each example is good or bad.
- Results from WebAIM’s screen October 2009 screen reader user survey | 456 Berea Street – The results from WebAIM’s October 2009 screen reader user survey have been posted. Some results are expected while others can be a bit surprising.
- A List Apart: Articles: You Can Get There From Here: Websites for Learners – Most websites are not learner-friendly. Web creators might aim for beautiful, accessible, usable interfaces to house their smart, web-native content, but they don’t often have learners’ goals or needs in mind—if they even know what those needs are.
- Beyond Grunge: Dutch Designer Wins €10,000 for a Font Grown From E-Coli | Design & Innovation | Fast Company – Jelte van Abbema Last week, Jelte van Abbema won the Dutch Design Awards' €10,000 Rado Prize, which goes to a promising young designer. One work that caught the judges' attention is Symbiosis, a font printed in bacteria.
- Elements Of Design: Shape – SitePoint Blogs: News, opinion, and fresh thinking for web developers and designers
These are my Jumptags for November 4th through November 5th:
- 20 Merry Icon Sets For Christmas – Icon sets for Christmas and holidays.
- Elements of Design: Type – Type is a fundamental part of any design it appears in. It can be used as text to read, as a shape and as a visual element where the choice of typeface conveys an emotion or mood. Type, when used well doesn’t need a photograph or illustration to back…
- Showcase of Big, Bold Typography – Big, bold typography can be very powerful for conveying a message or just for achieving a desired look. In this post we'll showcase more than 25 items that feature big, bold typography. To see more work from a particular artist/designer, click on the…
- 4 Principles of Good Design for Websites – One of the areas of focus that I’ve taken into all my designs are the four major design principles. They include: contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity.
- 6 Ways To Take Your Webdesign From Good To Great – In a previous article I went into detail about the important roles that contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity play in webdesign. This article will piggy back on those principles as I examine 6 ways you can take your webdesign from good to gre…
These are my Jumptags for October 7th through October 8th:
These are my Jumptags for October 6th through October 7th:
These are my Jumptags for September 24th through September 29th:
These are my Jumptags for September 8th
- The Five Design Elements Every Website Needs – Discover the five design elements that every well-built website needs. Includes tips and tricks for content and navigation design.
- How To Jump Start The Website Design Process – Discover a simple four-step process that can help any web designer squeeze inspiration out of a competitor's website design.
- Project2Manage – Free Project Management – Project2Manage is an Online project management system that allows you to stay up-to-date, on task and connected with your team. We’ve taken the hard work of staying organized and simplified it for you.
- 15 Essential Web Tools for Students – It's time to head back to school and there are a number of web-based and social tools to help you get through the school year. Here are 15 essential ones.
- Microsoft Launches Tools For Teachers – Microsoft's Education Labs launched a new project this afternoon and it's better on trees and the environment. The group just announced a new Math Worksheet Generator where teachers …
- Kineo – Tip 27: Tear down the visual wallpaper – It is time to tear down the e-learning wallpaper and take heed of some top tips on using graphics for instructional use.
- 30 Amazing Alphabet Recreations | Tutorial9 – The Alphabet dates back to the Egyptian era and forms the basis of our language, through the years people have experimented and created a wealth of interesting and unique alphabets. This is a collection of some of the best examples.
- 3 Successful Small Businesses on Social Media – To help you see how social media can work no matter how big or small your business, I’ve found some great case studies of small businesses that get it and are seeing results!
These are my Jumptags for July 26th
These are my Jumptags for July 22nd
By way of the Kreativuse blog, I heard about “Bring Down IE 6,” a campaign to encourage web designers and developers to put IE6 out to pasture (or straight on to the glue factory as the metaphor lends). The inconsistency among browsers and platforms for HTML and CSS is ludicrous. Adding hacks to support a variety of browsers is pretty much the norm for developers, because their is inconsistencies about which features are supported within each of the browsers. Having a site look the same in Firefox and IE (not to mention on a Mac and a PC) is pretty much unheard of. Well, “Bring Down IE 6” is one effort to stop a small portion of the madness. From the site, designer Craig Grannell says,
Even in 2001, Internet Explorer didn’t set the world on fire. Incomplete standards support rapidly made it look shoddy in the face of strong competition. In today’s market, surrounded by Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and its own successor, Internet Explorer 7, version 6 of Microsoft’s browser looks positively ancient.
Go on and read the rest of the informative and well argued article. You gotta luv this kind of passion and plea to the masses. What do you think? Can we let IE6 go? I’m particularly interested to hear what the corporate, government and healthcare designers have to say. Can we sing the torch song and set it adrift like a forgotten Viking warrior?