After a series of death threats
led her to quit blogging in 2007 (previously)
, the brilliant writer/UX designer Kathy Sierra is back with a new blog, and an excellent new post: "Your app makes me fat."
In typical Sierra fashion, it's personal, entertaining, research-derived, and provocative. (An archive of old Sierra posts can be found either on her old blog, Creating Passionate Users
, or in this 400-page-long fan-made PDF
The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. While its home, the grand Andrew Carnegie mansion in Manhattan, is currently undergoing a major renovation, you can still experience the richness of the collections through its Object of the Day
blog. Recent highlights range from scratch & sniff wallpaper
to the elegant simplicity of an Eames dining chair
The premise of HBO's hour-long special "Talking Funny
" [Part 2, 3, 4]
is simple: invite four top-ranked comedians — Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Louis C.K. — turn on the cameras, and let them talk shop for an hour. There are laughs, of course, but the most interesting parts focus on the technical craft of getting those laughs. Michael Bierut didn't tune in looking for lessons for designers, but he found seven
. [more inside]
It's rare to find a blog where you want to grab every picture, and click every link, but that's how it is at wonderful little mwebi
, and just a few clicks there leads to these other just as tantalizing micro blogs, such as The Year in Pictures
, Kitschy Living
, Cool Pictures
, Design Squish
and Fade Away
(which has a bit of a squishy design). It leaves one wondering out loud, when did blogging get cool again?
Best Web Gallery
is an inspirational gallery site where we collect a wide range of quality design websites (Flash & CSS). What is quality design means to us? Quality Design
. Also, Best of CSS design for 2007
is a creative project run by five russian type designers. Day by day, they create original typefaces and post their results along with routine.
... I thought about posting a link to the distinctive art style of Sam Weber
, or the 25 greatest comic book covers ever made
, or avante-garde Hungarian photographer László Moholy-Nagy
, or this collection of Russian and Ukrainian posters
--but instead, I decided to tell you all about the site where I found every one of these links: Rashomon
, a new and (thus-far) consistently interesting collection of interesting visual arts links.
It's New Blogger,
launched today at 3pm, with a retooled interface, more rounded corners, single entry archives, comments, user profiles
, more template tags, mail-to-blog, knowledge
, and more. (Farewell, good ol' black.
We'll miss you.)
Gender bias? Priority problems? The drab wallpaper of the book world?
These may be the least of problems for a new NYTBR
executive editor Bill Keller wants far worse
. Keller plans to favor non-fiction and potboilers over literary fiction. Sayeth Keller, "I love that Chip championed first novels. But why take up 800 words when a paragraph will do?"
Dave Winer's not happy
about the fact that people are tweaking the orange XML icon
used to link RSS/RDF feeds. You've seen that orange button saying XML at various sites, including MeFi. Milo
just put up one saying RSS instead of XML, which was based on a point brought up by xiffix
, "In hindsight, appropriating the global acronym XML for this narrow use was a mistake. The button should say RSS. Hopefully, people will take Dave’s suggestion to do something completely different to heart and abandon the Userland attempt at a standard icon"
Join the first-ever Blogger Template Design Contest
and you might win part of over $6,000 in prizes!p.s. contest only open to residents of the United States, so nuts to you if you're a dirty steenkin foreigner
Visual Thinking Weblog.
This place is pretty cool, alot of interesting postings there.
is a weblog I just found that has some design that I really like: clean and simple, with some nice menus.