Oddities & Diversions: May 2004

May 31, 2004

Ryan Sims lovingly refreshes Justwatchthesky. I heart you too.

May 27, 2004

This one is just for Pete.

May 26, 2004

$132K of Grant to Combat Goth Returned

May 25, 2004

J.K.Rowling has a great little Flash site.

Dave redesigns mezzoblue and starts what’s sure to be a new trend, comment highlighting. Gain notoriety and be placed under the spotlight everytime you comment! The cool kid’s lunch table!

Retro plastic fantastic! Huge online museum for handheld and tabletop video games, from the 70s and 80s.

May 24, 2004

There is beauty in the commonplace, everyday things scene

May 21, 2004

Leftloft has a wonderful agency Flash site.

ALA: Onion Skinned Drop Shadows

ALA: Print It Your Way

May 20, 2004

Guaranteeing salvation since 1612. Wow… just, wow.

Luscious photography from Rob Dobi at New England Ruins. I have actually been in the “training school” before when we used to visit Pete Dalkner at UConn, it was simply haunting.

May 19, 2004

Design Eye for the Usability Guy, Jacob Nielsen gets a makeover

May 16, 2004

Mike Simmons redesigns his site thought anomalies

May 15, 2004

powszechny dom kredytowy is one of the freshest Flash sites I have seen in a long time.

May 13, 2004

Digital Web Magazine is back with a new look and a new outlook on life.

Andy Budd tries to demystify things a bit with the well written, and quite valid, An Objective Look at Table Based vs. CSS Based Design

Malarkey says we are a “Diamond Geezer”. At least he explains just what that is for the sake of us yanks :D

May 12, 2004

Modern Ruins contains gorgeous photos and essays on the decay of the world.

Playground Blues looks hot.

May 11, 2004

Beyond looking bland and seemingly uncomfortable to hold, the new Nintendo portable just comes off as gimicky.

May 10, 2004

Marshall Sokoloff’s photography series Salt is absolutely beautiful. View more fantastic photos on his site.

May 9, 2004

Blogger redesigns, and it looks lovely! Details by Doug.

May 7, 2004

ALA: Art Direction and the Web

More great illustration work from Erica Mulherin

May 6, 2004

Preshaa has some amazing illustration work. Brilliant.

Robert Burns Cameron III has some beautiful drawings.

May 4, 2004

Why wait in traffic? You could zoom around it and zip down the river in your new WaterCar! (via Ian)

Hot damn, head over to Superfluous Banter for another example (and source) for single image rollover navigation, the Navigation Matrix

Spin is just more run-of-the-mill great Flash work from the folks at Hi-Res. I love how this site moves, like I am shuffling through papers on a desk.

May 3, 2004

Because you’ve always wondered, the history of the heavy metal umlaut.

Mr. Zeldman redesigns again, and it’s lovely. This man is unstoppable. Look for another redesign later today.

Beware! Wastoid, Defenders of True Heavy Metal, will rock you so hard you may drop your battle axe.

May 1, 2004

Where IKEA gets the names