Amazing collection of photos of art made from distressing books. The photo is of Brian Dettmer's work, which I saw last year in a gallery here in Chelsea. Love it.
I'm pleased to announce the first of a series of products that I'm producing for creatives involved in design for the screen. The first 2 products are graph paper notepads formatted for user interface design and design of time-related sequences.
The Wireframe Graph Paper Notepad is made for visual designers, interaction designers, and information architects designing for the screen. The notepad has 50 sheets at 8 1/2 x 11 inches on white 70# paper, glued on the left side. The ink is a non-photo blue (cyan) so that the grid lines and any sketch lines made in non-photo blue pencil can be knocked out when scanned and processed in graphics software.
The Storyboard Notepad is made for creatives who think about interactions over time, whether doing user interface or interaction design or planning video, film, and animation sequences. The notepad has 50 sheets at 8 1/2×11 inches on white 70# paper, glued on the left side. The ink is a non-photo blue (cyan).
You can find out more about these products at http://konigi.com/store. Due to several large advanced orders supplies are limited.
I welcome your feedback!
Followed this tip for running 2 Google Notifiers, because I have 2 different Gmail accounts I use.
Then I modified the unread.png and nounread.png icons icons to add a little badge in the corner so I know which icon is for my konigi.com gmail.
I can't imagine this would be any good on a 2G connection, but if you have the 3G, this might be handy. I used to use my Palm as a modem occasionally, and it was decent for email.
Parallax is a cool tool from Stephen Band. Think of looking through a camera and having layers of objects at various distances moving around. This library achieves that effect using multiple using static images, one for each layer.
"Parallax is [a jQuery library that] turns a selected element into a 'window', or viewport, and all its children into absolutely positioned layers that can be seen through the viewport. These layers move in response to the mouse, and, depending on their dimensions (and options for layer initialisation), they move by different amounts, in a parallaxy kind of way."
Floss (Free/Libre Open Source Software) is a wiki host for open source software documentation. Books on Floss are like Drupal collaborative books. They allow individuals to create chapters to add to a book, and edit existing chapters. Users can then print or export a PDF of the entire book. What Floss offers that is different is the ability to remix books by selecting individual chapters, dragging them into a new book, changing titles, and saving off their new creation. It's a nice idea for users that only want to select parts of a book to save, or insert chapters from other books to create an entirely different book to save. How's that for flexibility?
Contest Machine is a service that lets sites install a widget on their site when they want to have a giveaway promotion. Here's how it works:
Run a contest or giveaway on your blog or website. We handle it all, from collecting entries to choosing and contacting winners.
Seems a lot easier than having to sift through comments for a giveaway.