Category: Design

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TidBITS Redesign Is Now Live!

This has been a long time coming, and now I’m happy to announce that the redesigned Web site for TidBITS is now live. The backend was built by Glenn Fleishman, I did the graphics and HTML/CSS, and publishers Adam and Tonya Engst herded Glenn and I. We’ll be talking more about the redesign in TidBITS ...

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Web Design for Print Designers – Resources

My second presentation at the HOW Design Conference was “Web Design for Print Designers.” Here are a list of resources I mentioned. My apologies if you looked for this last night; I ended up crashing hard at about 9 pm (the first night I’ve slept more than about 5 hours in too many days)! A ...

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Wrangling Fonts Presentation Links

At the HOW Design Conference today, I gave a presentation called “Wrangling Your Fonts.” Here is a list of resources that I mentioned (or didn’t mention but found useful). “Avoid the Most Common Mac OS X Font Mistake,” by Sharon Zardetto Aker; TidBITS, 2006-05-29 Take Control of Mac OS X Fonts, by Sharon Zardetto Aker ...

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Patron Saints of Graphic Design

Designer W. Lynn Garrett has identified the six Patron Saints of Graphic Design, with beautiful accompanying artwork (which you can purchase). No surprise, Saint Anxieté (“Martyr, Patron of Impossible Deadlines & Foamy Coffee”) is one of my favorites: This thirteenth-century domestic servant worked for two generations of the wealthy Asap family, who were often annoyed ...

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Slate Redesign

I hit Slate just now and see that they’ve done a redesign; a horrendously bad redesign. I thought at first that the CSS stylesheet hadn’t yet loaded, but that’s the new look.

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Bionic Office

I’m drooling at the design, the implementation, and most of all the thought that went into the new offices for Fog Creek Software, as related by Joel Spolsky in Bionic Office. How often do you see something and say, “Wow, they really get it“? Beautiful.

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Cabin Design

The cabin where we stayed on our vacation last week, called Siskun Song, is gorgeous. “Cabin” almost feels like the wrong word, since this is really a nice large house that’s rented out as a cabin. The main room features wood floors, a high angled ceiling lined with fir or pine, and lots of big ...