Nice 3-minute break: http://vimeo.com/17083789 or watch below:
Continue reading “A Mystery: Why Can’t We Walk Straight?”
Pretty cool video: http://www.bohemianalps.com/blog/2011/01/ibm-they-were-there/ Or watch it right here!
Continue reading “IBM: They Were There”
A little easier to get into than digging through how to write a videogame screenplay: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/23/movies/23persia.html
Not something you see every day: http://jordanmechner.com/blog/2011/01/pop-original-game-screenplay/ How to compose a story for a videogame.
Dan Benjamin makes great podcasts: http://5by5.tv/b2w/1 and Merlin Mann is really smart about how to stop being a wuss and get back to work.
An interesting idea: http://shwood.squarespace.com/news/2011/1/15/on-becoming-a-virtual-ghost.html But how long will these “social media” sites be around?
One of my favorites: http://www.bohemianalps.com/blog/2011/01/thiebaud and more recently in the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/arts/design/03wayne.html
Continue reading “Wayne Thiebaud – CBS Sunday Morning”
People said he was TOO mean, but I think this is funny: http://devour.com/video/ricky-gervais-golden-globes-monologue/ And judging from the crowd response, I’m not alone.
Hey! This guy worked with us here at County Weekly: http://www.mindzai.net/interview-emerging-nashville-designer-matt-davis/ Nice to see him get some recognition. He’s a good designer.
I’ve been embedding videos from a variety of services into web pages for several years now. At the most basic, these services will allow you to embed a smaller version of the parent video. YouTube gives you the ability to adjust the display size and video player color scheme as well as some other interface options. Hulu is unique (as far as I know) in providing users with an easy-to-use custom clipping interface, allowing you to embed only a part of a selected video. I’ve gotten so comfortable with that feature that I’ve been hoping YouTube would introduce something similar.
Well, there’s good news. It’s not as slick as Hulu, but YouTube does provide some options on their embedded player. Most importantly there’s an option to specify a custom starting point for any embedded video. Here’s the parameter:
You can use this parameter by adding it to the source URLs in the provided embed code. For example, if I wanted to start my embedded video at the 1:12 mark, the YouTube embed code would look like this:
<object width="656" height="517"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/tqXJzZ_T8kg?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&start=72"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/tqXJzZ_T8kg?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&start=72" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="656" height="517"></embed></object>
And the result will be the following:
This batch was made from a kit of Winexpert Selection International Series: French Cabernet Sauvignon ($124) and a $8 bag of French Oak Cubes with “Heavy Toast”.
A great day to discuss design and branding: http://www.duffypov.com/duffy-article/4760/crowd-source-design-critique Even if this WAS posted on Dec. 30.
I was unaware of any backlash against the new Starbucks logo, but this is a great article: http://www.graphicology.com/blog/2011/1/13/324-branding-should-have-a-backbone.html Besides, all they did was remove the circle-filled-with-text. How controversial can that be? Also, I think the new Comedy Central logo kicks serious ass.
Great post, John Gruber: http://daringfireball.net/2011/01/practical_vs_idealistic
But you’re wrong about one thing . . . Continue reading “Google Chrome Without H.264 Scenarios”
Need to read this later: http://libregraphicsworld.org/articles.php?article_id=26