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Is there a good enough way to display 3D models in the web?

Posted in Tutorials, Webdesign | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments Posted on May 18, 2011 by admin

The web is the perfect place for multimedia: Video, Audio, text, we have it all now, and we have plenty of it. But how are things with 3D models? There are lots of cases where it would be useful, like product previews for shops, technical models for engineers and more. Is there a satisfying way to display them in the browser? This article analyses the current state. Continue reading ►

New site, new blog design

Posted in Design, Webdesign | Tagged , , | Leave a comment Posted on May 10, 2011 by admin

Cheers!

Here comes the new layout for this blog!

I had outgrown the old layout and also needed some additional pages for my kicking-off freelance business. Come check out my portfolio. The style of the static website and the blog is now consistent, I hope you like it. Please let me know if you find any bugs.

Photograph by Animesh Singh

Custom Cursor Image: Best practice

Posted in Design, Tutorials, Webdesign | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment Posted on November 14, 2010 by admin

As you probably know, CSS allows you to specify the mouse cursor when hovering objects. There are several pre-defined cursors which work on all browsers. So far, so easy. But what if you want to use your own custom cursor? Here starts the trouble, as each browser handles them differently. So let’s find a solution which fits your requirements and works in most browsers. Continue reading ►

How to present a screenshot with instructions to a client

Posted in Design, Tutorials, Webdesign | Tagged , , | Leave a comment Posted on November 5, 2010 by admin

If you are a web professional dealing with client, you will often have to present instructions of how to use some features of a site etc. But what is the best way to do this? You are a professional and don’t want to send amateurish files to your client.
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Destroy websites with asteroids spaceship

Posted in Webdesign | Tagged | 1 Comment Posted on September 30, 2010 by admin

As a web designer you create websites all the time. But sometimes it is time for destruction instead of construction! This is what this nice application is for: you can shoot and destroy any website you want. Addictive!

Learn how to destroy websites

via Spreeblick and neotorama

How to stop font resizing on Iphone without affecting zooming in Safari/Chrome

Posted in Webdesign | Tagged , , , , | 11 Comments Posted on September 22, 2010 by admin

The Iphone automaticaly adjusts the font size of websites when zooming in/out while browsing. While this is done to improve readability, it can break your website layouts, especially if you use absolute, pixel based positioning. Continue reading ►

Photo blog: Unless you will

Posted in Photography | Tagged , | Leave a comment Posted on September 16, 2010 by admin

I can highly recommend this blog. They present several photographers in each issue, with excellent pictures from there portfolio. There are already 8 editions available.

Unless you will, curated and founded by Heidi Romano, is an online journal that showcases a vision within photo-based art. Our goal is to bring together a collection of notable photographers from around the world and present their work.

www.unlessyouwill.com

via Manjari Sharma

Free font Vollkorn:
Now with Italic and Italic Bold

Posted in Design, Typography | Tagged , , | Leave a comment Posted on September 7, 2010 by admin

The excellent free font Vollkorn by Friedrich Althausen now also comes with Italic and Italic Bold versions.

“[The font] intends to be a quiet, modest and well working text face for bread and butter use. Unlike its examples in the book faces from the renaissance until today, it has dark and meaty serifs and a bouncing and healthy look. It might be used as body type as well as for headlines or titles. »Vollkorn« (pronounced »Follkorn«) is German for »wholemeal« which refers to the old term »Brotschrift«. It stood for the small fonts for every day use in hand setting times.”

Download Vollkorn font familiy

PostScript-OpenType and small caps versions are planned, so it’s worth checking the font’s site in the future.

If you use the font, please consider a donation.

via Yanone

Download now: Hi-res Space Helmet Reflections Poster

Posted in Design, Photos | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments Posted on August 17, 2010 by admin

And here it is, the high resolution version of 3 Tons Gallery amazing Space Helmet Reflections. A million thanks to everybody who helped to collect the images!

The resolution of the Poster is allright for printing in A3, and perfect for A4. You still can print it in higher formats, but it might get pixely if you look at it from very close.

Download PDF for printing

There are also the InDesign Files available, for the case you want to edit it. We did not find all of the images from the original poster, so I used different ones to replace them. And sometimes I did not zoom in as much as 3 Tons did, as this would have decreased the quality for printing.

Update2: Lets make a hi-res poster of Space Helmet Reflections

Posted in Design, Photos | Tagged , | 15 Comments Posted on August 13, 2010 by admin

3Ton Gallery made a truly amazing collection of reflections in movie space helmets. There’s only a low-res version of it, but there are lots of requests for a high-res version. I agree with that and want to create one, but I need your help!

Post links to bigger versions of space helmet reflections in the comments here. Once we have collected enough of them, I’ll create a full resolution version and post it here!

Update: Excellent work everybody so far, this is what we have at the moment:
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5166/reflections.jpg
Help us getting the rest of the pictures!

Update2: The poster is done! Download here

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