Archive for February, 2006

250 rates collection: XML

250 rates logoThis is the seventh episode of Central Scrutinizer 250 rates collection, the re-order of all the resources suggested in 2005.

(continue from here: CSS, Js & Php, Flash & Accessibility, Typography, Colors, Graphic Projects)

New macro-section dedicated to XML, the markup language that in 2005 confirms itself as a fundamental for the creation of web applications (see the solid use of XMLHttp Request) with some of its sons like RSS (the born of i Google Homepage, MyYahoo, IE 7 with RSS support and ten of new feed readers in circulation and SVG (native plugin in Opera, Firefox and -soon- Safari).

RSS

Your site recoded.
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Don’t let they go out with the rain

Shin TanakaA new site with horizontal scroll, a new experiment of collaborative design: Custom Design Paper Model Collection, by Shin Tanaka, put at your disposal five template in .pdf files with to build some
paper objects as a wall man or as a box man or strange boxes with feet.
Skills and ideas of “builders” will make the distinction in the various decorations.
What? I know, it remember me, too, the milk box protagonist of such a brave story told by Blur in “Coffee + TV”.
Ok, let’s see again that video.

Textorizer

TextorizerTextorizer is a tool that transform a raster image in a vectorial image selecting edges e replacing them with text inserted by user.
The exit format is not a Flash movie, like some previous tools very similar, but a small size SVG file, available at last to “the big audience” (that didn’t download the plugins) thanks to the recent native support in Firefox 1.5.
Source code in C and PHP languages is instead available in this page.

250 rates collection: Graphic Projects

250 rates logoThis is the sixth episode of Central Scrutinizer 250 rates collection, the re-order of all the resources suggested in 2005.

(continue from here: CSS, Js & Php, Flash & Accessibility, Typography, Colors)

With the last of the categories dedicated to “Graphic Design” we close the macro-section DESIGN.
Today we explore again a long series of Graphic Projects born mainly for the print but that on web continue to amuse, to enchant, to inspire.

Illustrations

Drawing emotions.
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Will have their revenge on Seattle?

25 grunge fontsWeb Design Times collected in this post 25 grunge fonts, where “grunge” means a dirt,drawn, gaunt, haggard, hollow-eyed, wan, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, shrunken, skeletal, wasted
(I’m italian, so I allow myself to eye furtively in the dictionary)(ehi, are all of these words in topic?please tell me!) typographic aspect that we found in the more time cited worn look. |inline

250 rates collection: Colors

250 rates logoThis is the fifth episode of Central Scrutinizer 250 rates collection, the re-order of all the resources suggested in 2005.

(continue from here: CSS, Js & Php, Flash & Accessibility, Typography)

Colors

Colour theory

Because the white is the everything. |inline

Strange masks

The RegularsAfter Crying, while eating (I think one of the best sites of 2005, design apart), here’s The Regulars.
This time the cloud of mistery that envelops the pages must be particularly toxic.


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