Adobe Edge Experiment

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Web Design | 2 Comments

Please upgrade your browser The animation above isn’t Flash, it’s a JavaScript animation created with Adobe Edge. Adobe Edge is a prototype application that allows designers to create iPhone/iPad friendly JavaScript and CSS3 animations. Edge is an HTML5 technology and designed for mobile devices, but it’s not sophisticated enough to be a Flash replacement. Right […]

Important Statistics about Copywriters

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Advertising | No Comments

This made the rounds about a month ago, but it’s funny.

Flip-book animation

Posted by on Jun 27, 2011 in Advertising, Art | No Comments

Disney XD – Pair of Kings from saggyarmpit on Vimeo. Two flip-book style animations. Both of these are about a year old but still very cool.

Three basic Illustrator tricks

Posted by on May 22, 2011 in Design | No Comments

Lots of helpful Illustrator features are hidden in special key-commands or in the many Illustrator drop-down menus or dialog boxes. These tips may seem trivial, but I know I would have learned Illustrator faster if I’d started out knowing these basic tricks: Creating smooth paths The are several ways to achieve smooth paths without perfect […]

Where is Autosave for Photoshop?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2011 in Design | No Comments

I’ve lost work as a result of Photoshop or Illustrator crashes many, many times. It’s easy to forget to save, or wait too long before hitting save again. Why doesn’t Photoshop include an auto save feature like InDesign or After Effects? Even the CS5 versions lack auto save functionality. Sure, auto save can disrupt your […]

VB&P’s Campaign for Marin County Schools

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Advertising | No Comments

Being from Marin, and caring a lot about education, it’s great to read about Venables Bell & Partners donating their time and resources to help bring attention to school budget cuts. The audience for these ads in Marin may have deep enough pockets to help turn the situation around, but unfortunately most schools won’t be […]

Denny’s Web Video Ad with Sarah Silverman

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Advertising | 3 Comments

It’s kind of surprising that they’re discussing anal warts in an ad for a food brand, but it’s a funny spot. They do know their audience, as they demonstrated with stoned unicorn ad in 2009. It’s good to see that they do some things besides TV ads with shots of food. Production Company: DumbDumb Productions […]

HTML5 Minimalist WordPress Theme

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Code, Web Design | 3 Comments

I really like this blog’s (my old) theme. It was developed by Jeff Star about five years ago. So when I read this article on Smashing Magazine about how to upgrade a WordPress theme to HTML5 I thought I’d update Minimalist. I changed the form styling, and some of the typography, but it’s mostly unchanged […]

SVG Graphics

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Code, Web Design | No Comments

One of the most interesting parts of HTML5 from a graphics standpoint is improved support for Scalable Vector Graphics. SVGs can automatically scale to any size because they are a vector format. Compare the SVG graphic of my logo below to the logo in the upper right hand corner of this site: <p>If you’re reading […]

Converting a Microsoft XML file to <ul>

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011 in Code, Snippets | No Comments

I modified a W3Schools script to get this JavaScript snippet because I needed to add a large excel table to a web-page as an unordered list. I set up a single column table in Excel and exported the table as an XML file called “list” and ran this code in the browser. Hope it helps […]