Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Tom Petty

RIP Tom Petty

 Photo: NY Magazine

Sunday, September 24th, 2017


Assembling a new table from ikea. It gives me or anyone more than a new table but the feeling of great productivity. I just built a table.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I could really use this: Patterno (maybe you can too.)

Here’s a competition to win a copy of this pattern generation tool at

As well as sponsoring the site this week, Patterno have kindly agreed to offer ten free licenses to a handful of Mac.AppStorm readers.

This unique app is a tiled pattern and background image generator for Mac OS X, and can be a huge time-saver for graphic designers everywhere. Patterno allows to create various images that you may use to design your site, Twitter, MySpace or just to create a new wallpaper for your desktop!

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Why Workflows Work Better than Sitemaps

An example of a hifi workflow that defines a specific interaction

Great article about using workflow diagrams rather than sitemaps in website planning. (via Smashing Magazine)


Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Cool Website: My Cooking Diary

‘My Cooking Diary’

Recipes by Sharon Hwang, photos by Mike Matas, a fascinating website design.

[Daring Fireball]

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Good Designers Redesign, Great Designers Realign

Great article by Cameron Moll about the evolution of a web site and how there are redesigners and realigners.

Thus, the differences between Redesigners and Realigners might be summarized as follows: The desire to redesign is aesthetic-driven, while the desire to realign is purpose-driven. One approach seeks merely to refresh, the other aims to fully reposition and may or may not include a full refresh. (Note that by “reposition,” I mean strategy and not physical location or dimensions.)

Read the article

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

My Name is Y… the Y

New YMCA logo compared to its current version.

The Y’s new visual system reflects our true identity: a caring, people-oriented organization that is devoted to the cause of strengthening communities. Our refreshed logo, for instance, is bold, active and welcoming, suggesting our determined commitment to social progress. Plus, the many colors reflect the vibrancy and diversity of our communities and activities.
— Logo History PDF

No matter how you feel about the new logo design for the YMCA, I think its a terrific organization. In fact, just this week I started swimming at my local Y at 5am three days/week.

Read the article.

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

A Coder’s Guide to Coffee

Cup of espresso

As most software and creative professionals know, coffee is an important technology for boosting mental acuity and maintaining peak on-the-job performance.

This article is right on target.
Most specialty coffee places have been Starbucks-ized, serving over-sweetened, over-sized, poor excuses for coffee drinks. There are exceptions of course, Peets comes to mind. I believe the best places to find quality coffee (outside of Italy) are your local coffee roasters. Here in Birmingham we are fortunate to have Primavera Coffee Roasters “the best coffee east of Portland, OR”.

Read the article.

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

What is HTML5?

HTML5 (Infographic)

What is HTML5 and why should we all care? via swissmiss

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