CSS Mastery # 2006-07-24

Just bought the book CSS Mastery by Andy Budd, Simon Collison and Cameron Moll. It looks really promising from what I learned, hopeful that it also turns out that way.

Functionality and Photo Update 2006-05-11

I've just made sure the next ›†’ and ‹† Previous links work as expected. I've also uploaded a few new photographs. Expect even more to follow.

The "Benevolent Designer" 2006-05-11

Oh, I really love that title. According to the PersonalDNA test I am considered to be a "Benevolent Designer" and says this (among many other things) about my personality:

As a DESIGNER, you are receptive to ideas and experiences, and enjoy the beautiful things in life, yet you are also grounded and realistic about yourself and the world.

That is what I want to be, and it kept on giving me stuff to brag about:

You are a great person to interact with—understanding, giving, and trusting—in a word, BENEVOLENT

Too kind. It's also good that it suggests areas where I can improve my life, this one is especially striking since I tend to be too nurturing of those I love and forget to take care of myself:

Be as open to your own wishes as you are to those of others.

If not for the first personality test that has actually been pretty on target, this test is also quite thorough and has some great interface widgets that should be experienced. This is who I am (hover mouse over the different fields to display their meaning):

How Do We Remember Logotypes? 2006-03-13

Examples on how australians relate to logotypes from twelve well-recognized brands. This is highly interesting from a Semiotic point of view since logotypes according to modern thought should have a visual flow to the top right. However, many of the participants have drawn the logotypes facing the opposite direction. Read more at Brandmaker

Apple/Intel – Postal Service Similarities (redux) 2006-03-12

This is a re-post of something by internet standards fairly old news. It's a comparison between the Apple PowerMac G5 intro video and the criticized plagiarism by the same director who composed the Postal Service's video. The point is, if you have two videos from a clean micro-chip factory with the video made by the same director you are bound to find similarities.

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