Archive for the category "creativity"

V&A Connects – with onedotzero

Yesterday evening I went to a talk hosted by the V&A, entitled “Digital Futures: Storytelling in the Digital Domain“. The following is a reworking of my notes from the event, they are still pretty much as I … Read more »

@media 2009

I volunteered for this year’s conference so I was there from 6am packing bags then later answering questions and just generally helping out where needed. I did manage to attend a few sessions so what follows is a brief review … Read more »

Jeff on Data Design

Jeff Veen‘s presentation is just as relevant to me now as it was when I took notes back in June. I listened intently since this man’s work history includes setting up the industry leading Adaptive Path and working … Read more »

To Be Contd…

I’ve been quiet on here for some time, only because I’ve been busy running a marathon and starting a new job… all normal stuff :) If you’ve been around you may have seen that I’ve been adding to my bookmarks… Read more »

New Year Gesture

Iain recently reminded me of a website I think I’d seen before, but not recorded: It’s an experiment in not clicking. The website is built in Flash and, after an introduction, actually chastises the user in the event … Read more »

On the spur of the moment

Using QuickTime VR, has collected immersive images of new year’s eve 2006 in over 15 cities across the globe. I particularly like Times Square; there’s so much going on and if you look up you can see … Read more »

My first look at Android

What’s the point of the web if you can’t receive and send information as and when you want it? Google seems to know this and so, for those that haven’t heard, they’ve released the SDK for their mobile platform Android.… Read more »

Boundless Inspiration

I was reading a booklet called Poise from a recent Indy. In it, there’s a quote from Michael Rodber designer of the EuroStar trains. He says, Design is not like fine art, where there are no boundaries. The challenge … Read more »

Extending the font-family

A List Apart posted an article this week describing how fonts could and should be more exciting on the web. As a bonus, it links to two free font creators Ray Larabie and Dieter Steffmann. Great work, I’ve already … Read more »


Phil spotted Streetviewr, a collection of interesting images from Google Street View. However you can’t add your own just yet, google says “we’re not accepting photo submissions”. Wow, think what that could do when combined with something like … Read more »


It makes sense that language use is interesting to people who work on the web. We write it and we create it e.g. Top 10 Worst Web App Names. Web entrepreneurs are hacking together new services and new names … Read more »

Blueprint your CSS

Still a work in progress, Blueprint is a CSS framework that’s for the experienced designer who doesn’t want to always be reinventing the wheel, or the newbie who needs a helping hand to achieve great results. There’s been a buzz … Read more »

Free calls, links galore & @media (again)

Links that I’ve come across over the last couple of weeks: The @media 2007 podcasts have been released (for the first day anyway). posted a piece about Co.mments. Anyone who knows me will understand that anything that aids … Read more »


I gotta say it… In my view the marketing minds behind O2 (the mobile phone people) are doing a great job. My reasons? I thought the O2 Wireless Festival (London) was excellent (some stomping headline acts); I get excited and … Read more »


Mix rich colour, programming and a cool graphic design flair and you get Trafik. Currently a feature at apple. Gorgeous.… Read more »

@media2007, day one

My brief notes from day one of the @media conference 2007. These are the sessions that I attended, I’ll hopefully link to podcasts as they become available, I’m also going to search out notes and presentation slides from the sessions … Read more »

I am Error 404

I haven’t forgotten about writing up my @media07 experiences, many and varied that they were. Do not fear. However I thought I’d give it a week or two while the various presenters posted their notes etc (saves me the job … Read more »

404, Mystery, SXSW and puppies!

Random to say the least, but I found myself reading all of it just in case I missed something. Lots to mull over in Kathy Sierra’s post. It includes a personal view from Josh Clark about the importance of … Read more »

Milky milky

Nothing to do with accessibility etc, but I found this milk promotion fun (if a little shameless): to Danny for pointing it out.… Read more »

Lulu Blooker prize

Fiction, non-fiction and comics are all sections in this Blog-to-Book contest at the annual Lulu Blooker Prize. Check out the short-list for this year. So many books, I wish I could read faster :P… Read more »

Keep it simple stupid

That phrase has popped into my head on more than a few occasions recently (I guess some people will be bored of me saying it). So it was refreshing to see Joe Clarke’s deconstruction of signage on the Toronto public … Read more »

faux 3D 2D buttons, so cool (aqua in fact)

This article by Veerle was spotted by Phil, good reference to where to start with buttons. I’m quite sure the same effects can be produced in Photoshop as well as Illustrator (although probably easier in the latter).… Read more »

Funky designs to be perused at leisure

I especially like, totally off the wall (but the rest are all very good/inspirational).… Read more »

Typography and Whitespace

After a great article by Mark Boulton on Alistapart, one of the comments posted is a reminder of a site I’ve been lead to before but never documented: …and the acompanying book, The Elements of Typographic Style.Also, … Read more »

First post, but useful

Usability Professionals’ Association, Conference Podcast 2006 Synchronise Google Canlendar with Outlook – useful tool? Texture King Free Stock Images … Read more »