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Your design sucks

Too often as web designers we become frustrated with our clients because they dislike our designs. However, perhaps the problem lies in our presentation skills, not with the clients or designs.

in swissmiss

Auditorium Toys

Designer Brad Denboer couldn’t quite find the toys he dreamed about so he decided to build them himself. Auditorium Toy Co.

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ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter is a useful tool to manage your Twitter account.

in swissmiss

Sonntagsblick Magazin

I had the honor to be featured in the swiss Sonntagsblick Magazin yesterday. A big thank you to the lovely journalist Yvonne Eckert and wonderfully talented and smooth photographer Katja Heinemann.

in Experience Matters

Roving Reporter: Behind the Scenes of Cannes 2010 with Contagious Editor, Nick Parish.

From June 20 – 26 many of the most innovative global brands and communications leaders gathered at the Cannes Lions festival to discuss the latest trends in the ever-evolving advertising world.

in Dezeen

The Khan Shatyr Entertainment Centre by Foster + Partners

UK architects Foster + Partners have completed the world’s tallest tensile structure in Astana, Kazakhstan.

in magCulture

Overmatter

The Independent highlights a new tranche of literary magazines, including Popshot and The Drawbridge.

in Fontblog

BR stellt deutsche Flagge zur Disposition

Die Fußball-WM benebelt alle. Ausgerechnet der Bayerische Rundfunk stellt jetzt die Frage »Braucht Deutschland eine neue Fahne?« und lässt darüber abstimmen.

in swissmiss

Inspiration Pad

The Inspiration Pad by Marc Thomasset (and photographed by Marcel Veelo) put a smile on my face. Thumbs up! You can buy it here.
(thank you Nathalie)

in Fontblog

Die unglaubliche Reise des Mister K.

Julia Sysmäläinen ist genial. Ich muss das mal so simpel formulieren, auch auf die Gefahr hin, dass es als Floskel abgetan wird.

in Dezeen

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Jean Nouvel

Here are the first official photos of the 10th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel.

in Six Revisions

Create a CSS3 Call to Action Button

Continuing on with my previous article showing the power of CSS3 for web designers, I’m now going to share with you a method for making a slick call to action button using only CSS.
Like the

in Dezeen

Houses by Peter Zumthor, MVRDV and others for Living Architecture

Five holiday homes by architects Peter Zumthor (above), MVRDV, Nord Architecture (below), Hopkins Architects and Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects are nearing completion in England as part of the Living Ar

in Dr. Web

Inkscape - eine mögliche Alternative zu Illustrator

-->Vektorgrafiken sind eine tolle Sache. Sie lassen sich ohne Qualitätsverlust beliebig skalieren und ermöglichen so eine größere Flexibilität gegenüber Rastergrafiken.

in Dezeen

Competition: five signed copies of Dedon Coming Home to be won

We’ve teamed up with luxury outdoor furniture brand Dedon to give away five signed copies of Dedon: Coming Home, a limited-edition collection of photographs by American photographer Bruce Weber

in Smashing Magazine

The Evolution of The Logo

in Dezeen

OR² by Orproject

London studio Orproject installed an undulating tree-like structure in the doorway of the Italian Cutural Institute in Belgrave Square for last month’s London Festival of Architecture.

in Fontblog

Karl-Heinz Lange (1929 bis 2010)

Ein Nachruf von Ivo Gabrowitsch
Karl-Heinz Lange lernte ich 2007 auf einem unserer ersten Typostammtische kennen.

in Ace Jet 170

Paris dans votre poche

I'm going to make this quick; I'm supposed to be in bed; holiday tomorrow. But I was keen to leave you with something. And this is such a joyous piece of pocket mappery.

in Dezeen

Menzies Research Building by Lyons

Melbourne architects Lyon have completed this medical school for the University of Tasmania with a concrete façade punctuated by flowing arches and slanted windows.

in Fontblog

IDZ-Vortrag: Nachhaltige Verpackungsgestaltung

Das Internationale Designzentrum Berlin (IDZ) veranstaltet mit Unterstützung seines Mitglieds Steelcase im Rahmen des Sustainable Design Forum einen Vortragsabend zum Thema »Nachhaltige Verpacku

in Fontblog

Semesterausstellung und Showtime in Aachen

Erstmalig gewährt der Fachbereich Gestaltung der FH Aachen seinen Gästen nicht nur den Blick auf die Abschlussarbeiten im Rahmen der Diploma-Ausstellung, sondern öffnet ab dieser Woche

in Fontblog

Beste Geschäftspapiere und Formulare gesucht

Zum 19. Mal schreibt der Bundesverband Druck und Medien (BvDM) den Wettbewerb um die besten Geschäftspapiere und Formulare in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz aus.

in Six Revisions

Getting Started with the iPhone SDK

This article is a general overview of making iPhone apps using the iPhone software development kit (SDK).
In order to start making your own iPhone apps, you’ll need to sign up for a free Apple

in Fontblog

Design zählt: die iPhone-Signalstärkeanzeige

English version: Design matters – The iPhone Signal Strength Bars

Ein Dutzend unpräziser Pixel können ernste finanzielle oder juristische Probleme nach sich ziehen … Nur eine Woche nach

in Fontblog

Papier mit Zukunft

Am Freitag bekam ich Post aus Hamburg. Eine Pappbox, magenta-schwarz, das Begleitschreiben raffiniert hinter einem Fenster eingebettet. Was kann das sein?

in Fontblog

Kai D. aus B. tappt in Roaming-Falle

Dieses Video ist nicht mehr neu (8 Tage), und trotzdem haben es erst wenig Menschen angesehen, erst 28.000 YouTube-Besucher.

in Smashing Magazine

Showcase Of Web Design In Poland

in Fontblog

Brillante Infografik: WM-Popularität gemessen in Klicks

Die New York Times hat eine wunderbare interaktive Infografik erstellt, die den täglichen Popularitätswandel der Fußball-WM-Stars widerspiegelt.

in viralmythen

It’s not personal, Foursquare, it’s strictly business

Der entscheidende Unterschied zwischen funktional differenzierten und traditionellen Gesellschaften im Wirtschaftsleben liegt nach Luhmann in der Professionalisierung von Beziehungen.

in Slashdot

The Curious Case of SSD Performance In OS X

mr_sifter writes "As we've seen from previous coverage, TRIM support is vital to help SSDs maintain performance over extended periods of time — while Microsoft and the SSD manufacturers have pub

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Independence Day

A collection of early 20th-century postcards manufactured for the Fourth of July.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Today, 07.04.10

Each morning, before starting work, I spend 30 minutes looking for images that are beautiful, funny, absurd and inspiring. Here's TODAY.

in Six Revisions

A Guide to Premium WordPress Themes

The premium theme market has really exploded in the past few years. There are now many of premium themes sites (i.e.

in Dezeen

Funnel by Bevk Perovic Arhitekti for Vertigo Bird

These funnel-shaped lamps for lighting brand Vertigo Bird are by Bevk Perovic Arhitekti of Slovenia.

in Six Revisions

Saving Bandwidth and Improving Site Speed Using CSS Sprites

As a site owner, possibly the worst experience that you could serve upon your visitors is a frustrating wait whilst the clock spins and the page loads.

in Dezeen

Villa Vauban extension by Philippe Schmit

Architect Philippe Schmit has completed an extension to a extension to a Luxembourg art gallery, clad in perforated brass panels.

in Slashdot

The 'Back' Button the Most Clicked Firefox Icon

darthcamaro writes "How many times did you click the 'Back' button in your browser last week? According to a new study from Mozilla, it's likely that you clicked 'Back' a whole lot.

in Slashdot

Boy Builds Wall-Climbing Machine Using Recycled Vacuums

Joe McIntosh writes "Hibiki Kono just might be a boy genius. The 13-year-old decided he wanted to climb vertical surfaces like his hero, Spiderman.

in Slashdot

Indian Government Threatens RIM, Skype With Ban

gauharjk writes "India's Department of Telecommunications has been asked by the government to serve a notice to Skype and Research In Motion to ensure that their email and other data services comply w

in Slashdot

Most Console Gamers Still Prefer Physical Media

arcticstoat writes "Despite the advent of online game stores on all three major consoles, most console gamers apparently still prefer hoarding collections of gaming discs to downloading games.

in Slashdot

Colleges Risk Losing Federal Funding If They Don't Fight Piracy

crimeandpunishment writes
"The US government is making colleges and universities join in the fight against digital piracy by threatening to pull federal funding.

in Slashdot

New US Broadband Projects Get $795 Million In Funding

snydeq writes "The Obama administration has announced nearly $795 million in grants and loans to 66 new broadband projects across the nation.

in Slashdot

Halo Elite Cosplay Puts Others To Shame

AndrewGOO9 writes "Pete Mander, a special effects artist from Ontario, Canada seems like he might have either had way too much time on his hands or just really enjoys Halo.

in Slashdot

What Bilski Means For Biotech Patents

eldavojohn writes "Patents aren't just a software thing, and while Bilski's dismissal didn't shake the ground for software, it's certainly making waves in the biotech community.

in Slashdot

Google Acquires ITA Software, Regulators May Balk

marino02 tips news that Google has acquired ITA Software, a company who sells travel-related software and information, for $700 million.

in Slashdot

Security Vulnerability Bingo

An anonymous reader writes "Ben Bitdiddle of MIT fame sends an open letter to system administrators encouraging them to stop patching their systems so they can play 'Security Vulnerability Bingo.'"

in Slashdot

Intel Co-Founder Calls For Tax On Offshored Labor

theodp writes "Intel co-founder and ex-CEO Andy Grove calls BS on the truism that moving production offshore to locations with much lower wages is a sound idea.

in Slashdot

Swedish Pirate Party To Run Pirate Bay From Parliament

rdnetto sends in this clip from TorrentFreak. To pursue these plans the Pirate Party needs to win 4% of the seats in Parliament in an election coming up in September.

in Slashdot

Grigory Perelman Turns Down $1M Millennium Prize

Kleiba writes "After turning down the prestigious Field Medal in 2006 for his contributions to mathematics, the reclusive Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman announced yesterday that he is rejectin

in Slashdot

Climategate's Final Days

The Bad Astronomer writes "Climategate may be on its way out. An investigatory committee at Pennsylvania State University has formally cleared climate scientist Dr.

in Slashdot

Russia's Unmanned Capsule Misses Space Station

mikesd81 writes "Russia's unmanned cargo ship Progress 38 missed docking with the ISS and sailed right on by it instead of docking on autopilot.

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

Two new exhibitions open at the AIGA National Design Center

The “365” exhibition—AIGA’s annual survey of excellence in communication design—and an exhibition of AIGA Medalist and National Medal of Arts awardee Milton Glaser’

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

AIGA national board welcomes new directors

Beginning today, five newly elected members join the board of directors of AIGA, the professional association for design.

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

Measuring Up: 5 Reasons to Hone Your Verbal and Written Skills

Do visual communicators need writing skills? Yes, according to a recent survey of hiring managers. Recruiter and author Roz Goldfarb counts the reasons why.

in Experience Matters

Selling Social Media: Back to the Emerging Future

Sarah Hohne | Critical Mass Chicago
“As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
These days, it seems like everything new and groundbrea

in swissmiss

Kiosk Store | America

Yes! Kiosk America 3: Just in Time for Summer, a Collection of Mostly Mid-Atlantic / Tri-State Items.

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Web Invaders

Web Invaders totally made my day. Best Deck Ad I’ve ever clicked on.