Archive for January, 2011

Making Art is Art Itself…

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Well at least in the case of this music video it is! Director/Producer Mathieu Wothke did just that with The Limousines’ music video of Very Busy People. This witty video of a music video being made takes you from Photoshop to QuickTime and then Safari to Vimeo. (more…)

Design For Free?!? Is it Okay to Say No?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

As graphic and web designer (or any skill-based profession), you are undoubtedly approached with many inquiries seeking your “assistance” with a project or idea that a family member, friend or “worthy” cause wants you to lend a hand with. Of course by “assistance” they mean that they want you to work for free and by “friend” this may be that guy from high school who used to give you wedgies and swirlies on a weekly basis, who in a recent “where are they now” publication from your alma mater discovered your skill set that they are now interested in. Of course it could also be a very close friend or an organization that is helping starving children in Solamila… What do you do??? (more…)

The Utter Torture of “Helping” the Computer Illiterate

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

I am sure that we have all had at least one interaction like this. Perhaps with a boss, a client or a parent, but the feeling is unmistakable. This animation originally created for Reddit by Guy Collins hits the mark spot on. For some of us this is more of a daily occurrence then for others, and I suspect that for many this is just holiday time “fun”. Nicely done. This is a very funny clip!

Toy Story + Inception = Vacuum AWESOMENESS

Monday, January 10th, 2011

This awesome LG Kompressor Elite Commercial had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Would the barbie-in-distress fall pray to the monsters below? Would the ever so adorable young Kate and Leo-esque dolls have their “promise me you will never let go” moment? Enters LG’s Kompressor Elite as the music reaches its climax and I could finally relax every muscle in my body. Joking aside, this is a pretty awesome video! I mean at the first time I watched this I said to myself, “Sweet! A new must see movie.” I totally didn’t see “vacuum cleaner” coming… Kudos LG, best vacuum commercial EVER!

Drupal 7!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Three years with the efforts of an estimated 1000 developers and behold, Drupal 7! Taking a look in the box, Drupal 7 is much more user friendly then its predecessors and is rumored to head further in the WordPress direction in Drupal 8. Easier is the theme of this upgrade. Adding content, creating custom structures, carrying out daily tasks and (this one is huge in my book) teaching clients to use it has never been easier. Check it out!