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Instant Design at the touch of a button

Instant Design at the touch of a button More good news for designers -- not only has the ad market bottomed out, now this software from move design spits out instant layouts. Just add the text you want, choose the style, and hit Ctrl-G. The results are surprisingly tasteful. Is this the end of design as we know it, or just a toy for generating new ideas? Would you like fries with that?
posted by fellorwaspushed on Sep 10, 2001 - 23 comments

Scott Adams helps to design the ultimate cubicle.

Scott Adams helps to design the ultimate cubicle. Oh, the irony. According to The Register,
"So has Adams sold out, or what?
On closer inspection, this whimsical parlay could well be a physical extension of the Dilbert strip. How else to account for the 'sun indicators', or as the blurb says:-'Regardless of the weather outside, sunlight travels across your space, glowing and fading with the rhythm of the day.' Yes, to remind you of the futility of your miserable, rabbit hutch existence, of course."

posted by jetgrrl on Aug 30, 2001 - 9 comments

Transmission

Transmission - this is the best (storming use of bog standard - works in Netscape - javascript) site I've seen in ages (via Shift via Play with the Machine) (warning: I'm no web designer, so you trendy people in black out there are free to tell me this is tired old cliche).
posted by andrew cooke on Aug 21, 2001 - 27 comments

The MetaFilter extract from 'Design For Community'

The MetaFilter extract from 'Design For Community' is now online for your reading pleasure.
posted by kchristidis on Aug 21, 2001 - 16 comments

happy birthday jakob

happy birthday jakob Though we all like to scream about his pronouncements or catch him when he makes an error in his own rules, it's time everyone who has a job relating to human factors to acknowledge that Jakob Nielsen's tireless promoting of usability is very likely the reason our bosses or our clients are willing to consider allowing usability testing. Thanks guy! Wish I could afford to buy you that rogers and hamerstein collection...
posted by christina on Aug 20, 2001 - 7 comments

The construction of Memphis area Apple Store held-up by sign ordinance prohibiting the display of food products on signage. Sweet Gods of Commerce: What would Orange Julius do?! [via MacNN]
posted by nathan_teske on Aug 4, 2001 - 8 comments

The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books site has been sensibly redesigned. You no longer have to page through essays, and there are now links to related articles from the magazine's archives.
posted by pracowity on Aug 4, 2001 - 7 comments

B&O goes virtual

B&O goes virtual : Beoplayer 1.0 is a Windows application that sits on your desktop and, like everything Bang, works in a sleek, elegant, unintuitive manner (until you learn what the icons and doodads do, then you can show it off for all your friends). Guaranteed you've never seen a music player like this one.
posted by honkzilla on Jul 31, 2001 - 14 comments

Clippings

Clippings is the GPL-ed code behind IHT's news-clip feature, which has been discussed on MetaFilter before. This is very cool code and I think any site with many front page links could benefit from it. Serendipitously found at smokinggun, which is not the smoking gun.
posted by icathing on Jul 31, 2001 - 19 comments

Demo Design is neat.

Demo Design is neat. Lots of flash to entertain you. Try the sound section; I feel like I'm Ross from Friends wigging out on my ancient synthesizer, but with modern drum loops. And dig the clock if you click on the middle or right symbols that appear if you click on video.
posted by moz on Jul 19, 2001 - 4 comments

Blogger Template Design Winners

Blogger Template Design Winners are up. Finally.
posted by JParker on Jul 18, 2001 - 17 comments

What do you want?


We keep hearing about this "who owes what to whom" now that Assembler has closed, and Kaliber and Dreamless are closing.

But what of it? What does it mean? Are we so closed minded to think our Web world is the only one and that somehow the rest of the universe revolves around those of us privileged enough to be able to embark on it as a daily journey?

All of us feel one way or another towards this debate. Either we hate it, or love it, and what of that too? What *do* each of us want from this virtual world? Is there something here worth redeeming and at least arriving at a point to agree to disagree? Discuss?
posted by sixandone on Jul 14, 2001 - 10 comments

Disassembled.

Disassembled. Assembler.org ("making art with machine code") is no more. Quoth the Zeldman: "Lately we feel like Smokey the Bear - and the forest fires are winning."
posted by fraying on Jul 6, 2001 - 74 comments

Obscene Interiors From Porn Pics

Obscene Interiors From Porn Pics (and more) "Amateur porn photography is one of the rare instances where everyday people expose their naked bodies to the public. Seeing your neighbors nude my be shocking, I, however, am more frequently disturbed by the gross display of amateur interior design found in these photos." (There's no naughty pics, so don't worry)
posted by wackybrit on Jul 4, 2001 - 9 comments

Damn, your media player is ugly.

Damn, your media player is ugly. You should fix it. This site has one of the best collections of skins for various programs I have ever seen under one URL. They almost make WinMedia worth it.
posted by jcterminal on Jun 25, 2001 - 10 comments

Where has Lemon Yellow gone?

Where has Lemon Yellow gone?
posted by tranquileye on Jun 12, 2001 - 9 comments

The Standard revisited

The Standard revisited The Industry Standard print magazine has launched it's new design. Check your mailboxes and discuss...
posted by brian on Jun 11, 2001 - 10 comments

'I think my standards have lowered enough that now I think ``good design'' is when the page doesn't irritate the living fuck out of me.'

'I think my standards have lowered enough that now I think ``good design'' is when the page doesn't irritate the living fuck out of me.' Does jwz have a point? (After all, he wrote enough of Netscape to know a bloated browser when he sees one.)
posted by holgate on Jun 5, 2001 - 32 comments

“Nobody needs information architects anymore”

“Nobody needs information architects anymore” “His problem, he figures, is simple: Nobody needs information architects anymore. The entire discipline was overly specialized, a hologram created by temporarily explosive demand for Web-site design, which vanished last year.” (Link sometimes worked and sometimes did not over the course of ten trials in three browsers. ROBMagazine.com → Table of contents → “Crash Test Dummies” will get you there.)
posted by joeclark on Jun 4, 2001 - 21 comments

ICON FEVER!

ICON FEVER! A very cool site, updated weekly, is currently showing a very wild collection of icons...
(Link courtesy of art-tillery.com)
posted by modofo on May 25, 2001 - 13 comments

See-through electronics as prison-chic

See-through electronics as prison-chic [NYTimes link] The see-through iMac and other transluscent and transparent appliances turn out to have a practical uses in at least one segment of the population.
posted by idiolect on May 14, 2001 - 4 comments

The new Webmonkey redesign

The new Webmonkey redesign is slick. Liquid width, CSS positioned boxes (hacked z-index and negative margins to get those overlapping boxes is my guess), easter eggs on the logo, and now a frontdoor split based on skill level. Although this design doesn't lend itself well to their more text heavy subpages, I'd prefer to see a bit more integration than the new on the front and old look inside (the splash of white from every link off the main page is a bit much).
posted by mathowie on May 9, 2001 - 32 comments

White House Web Blasted

White House Web Blasted for poor functionality. This Washington Post article says nothing about the use of electronic e-mail addresses (as opposed to...), the non-clickable e-mail addresses for the people in the White House, or the strange navigational constructs used.
posted by vanderwal on Apr 30, 2001 - 21 comments

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
posted by lia on Apr 27, 2001 - 51 comments

May 1st Skiboot

May 1st Skiboot - Reinvigoration of the Ski Footwear.
posted by riffola on Apr 25, 2001 - 29 comments

New April additions

New April additions to the "Interior Desecrators" gallery of horrific 70's design will leave you in awe (or gouging your eyes out, it's your choice). You'll wonder who on earth would ever use a bathroom like this, if you were child how on earth could you sleep in this room, and why, why, why? It's already 20-30 years behind us, but I distinctly remember looking at my parents' Better Homes and Gardens books like this and wishing I lived in those high tech interiors. Remember to check back each month for updates.
posted by mathowie on Apr 14, 2001 - 14 comments

Astounding Websites dies

Astounding Websites dies This evening I received an email from "Big" Dave Bastian with the sad announcement of one of the best online design communities the web had to offer. (more inside)
posted by Brilliantcrank on Apr 11, 2001 - 33 comments

A Flash usability white paper

A Flash usability white paper that says Flash can improve the usability of a web site.
    "When executed correctly, with attention paid to the needs and wants of users, Macromedia Flash content can actually improve the user experience on any Web site."
Can Flash be saved if developers start thinking about usability? Is this going to impact Jakob Nielsen's 99% figure?
posted by Dugout on Apr 9, 2001 - 8 comments

Clean and of things to come.

Clean and of things to come. My stationery fetish reaches new heights. Cute pads 2cm by 5cm I must have. 1B pencils and thickly nibbed felts in a black rubber coated organiser shaped like a pyramid. This dispenser will go to the left.
posted by holloway on Apr 4, 2001 - 2 comments

MetaFilter is a hosting company now?

MetaFilter is a hosting company now?
posted by mathowie on Mar 29, 2001 - 265 comments

Warning: useless Flash, animated GIFs, slow loading, annoying, buzzing, warped up piece of work.

Warning: useless Flash, animated GIFs, slow loading, annoying, buzzing, warped up piece of work. [Requires Flash and Pepto Bismol to view.] Even though this is a site for a radio station, I figured something was amiss when I was scared to click past the splash page...
posted by hijinx on Mar 26, 2001 - 12 comments

The Layout Reservoir:

The Layout Reservoir: For those reluctant to embrace standards compliant design, the good people at Blue Robot have provided an excellent starting point. The reservoir features three CSS based designs for you to borrow, edit, and learn from. It's a good thing.
posted by aladfar on Mar 12, 2001 - 21 comments

The Web Page from Hell.

The Web Page from Hell. Be sure to look at the client list.
posted by cfj on Mar 1, 2001 - 20 comments

Grrrlz R the future of computerz!

Grrrlz R the future of computerz! A suprisingly warm-hearted and atypically unguyish analysis of the “ridiculous” new iMac colours and what they represent for future computer use. If Apple blew it by not letting teenage boys play games, are they smart to make iMacs attractive to sensitive, design-focused people (including grrrlz) as so-called digital hubs? Or will the boyz shoot ’em up on Wintel while the grrrlz rip boy-band MP3s on groovy iMacs? (My claim: Bondi blue remains the bestest iMac shade ever. Discuss.)
posted by joeclark on Feb 27, 2001 - 17 comments

From the "When designers grab random images" file: Many Muslim taxi drivers in Seattle are going to refuse to pick up people from a rave tonight. The rave promoters used excerpts from the Koran on the flyer announcing the event. "We had no idea what any of it meant...It looked good on there."
posted by gluechunk on Feb 17, 2001 - 5 comments

Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh project at Apple, says the windows-based interface is passé.

Jef Raskin, creator of the Macintosh project at Apple, says the windows-based interface is passé. "In my current interface designs, everything you need is laid out for you. You just zoom in, and as soon as you can read the text or see the graphic details, you can work on them. Then there's no need for windows, which you are forever opening, closing, moving or fooling with."
posted by tranquileye on Feb 14, 2001 - 33 comments

Matt has redesigned his home

Matt has redesigned his home and it's certainly not the same as before. It seems to be the season for redesigning your weblog. Lots of change is in the air, and the results are a breath of fresh air, if these sites are anything to go by. (Note too, that he's using custom coldfusion/SQL code on this box to serve his personal site.)
posted by grestall on Feb 7, 2001 - 43 comments

An Ode to the Aeron

An Ode to the Aeron -- Something good may come out of the dotcom collapse at last! As they all go belly up, having lavished lots of their venture capital on $2000 office chairs, will the rest of us finally be able to afford these marvels of office architecture, even if we do have to settle for them being used?
posted by crunchland on Feb 3, 2001 - 27 comments

the SPLEEN

the SPLEEN, one of the first sites about art & design, is still up and running. I remember linking to Piotr's site six years ago; at the time I had seen nothing like it.
posted by muta on Feb 2, 2001 - 2 comments

Glassdog redesigns.

Glassdog redesigns. Is this GD8 or GD9? I think I've lost count...
posted by annathea on Feb 1, 2001 - 14 comments

Born Magazine

Born Magazine : Design, Literature, Together.

Found through The Magnificent Melting Object.
posted by jbushnell on Jan 31, 2001 - 9 comments


I’m not sure whether design is dead or kinky, but Kiiroi is back and looks hott for spring.
posted by capt.crackpipe on Jan 26, 2001 - 12 comments

Two of the biggest tech news sites seem to be coming up a little short in the creativity department. ZDNet and CNet News have both been redesigned recently, and their new similarities are astounding. Worse still, they both now feature huge, ugly ads (which we're supposed to "explore") that completely overwhelm the page.
posted by fraying on Jan 25, 2001 - 24 comments

Welcome to a new era of drop shadows.

Welcome to a new era of drop shadows. Ever since Gore conceded, I was curious about the transition of the White House site. And, um, it's a little sparse right now. Did anyone catch what time it went live?
posted by holgate on Jan 20, 2001 - 59 comments

The IDEO identity card project.

The IDEO identity card project. I'm fascinated by the micro-genre of busness cards. There's something about that tiny space that seems to get people's creative energy going in ways that even the big wide-open spaces of the web don't (not always in good ways). These designers are pushing the envelope in every direction: DNA, Bluetooth, plastic bags, incinerators, cameras, anonymity, you name it.
posted by rodii on Jan 13, 2001 - 11 comments

This by far

This by far is the all-time worst use of flash ever. Boring, long, and utterly unimportant. It blows -- the competition away!
posted by rschram on Jan 10, 2001 - 17 comments

Let Jesus bring light into your life.

Let Jesus bring light into your life. No, I mean, literally. Mary, too.

Or just get a tree and be done with it.
posted by jason on Dec 22, 2000 - 2 comments

ConceptPC @ Intel

ConceptPC @ Intel - pretty much interesting...response from PCs to iMac-mania?....gimme a MagicBean!! (flash required)
posted by candida on Dec 16, 2000 - 7 comments

Reminder: don't forget to buy a wooden stylus to go along with your wood-covered phone, pda, laptop and your wooden monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
posted by gluechunk on Dec 14, 2000 - 9 comments

Feed redesigns.

Feed redesigns. I can imagine the design review: “Easy on the bandwidth!”
posted by capt.crackpipe on Dec 11, 2000 - 39 comments

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