Oddities & Diversions: March 2006

March 31, 2006

The Style Contest

Turn about is fair play, so I’ll be helping out with the judging duties for The Style Contest.

March 29, 2006


And a rant/rebuttal to the non-design advocates: ATDT.

The role of anti-marketing design

The role of anti-marketing design? Good, keep designing shitty looking sites, it makes it that much easier for designers to get work. Simple, “un-designed”, and uncluttered not synonymous, and it doesn’t ever have to be one or the other.


To commemorate Liz’s birthday, Niff explores What Liz WILL do.

March 28, 2006

Opening Titles

The beautiful opening titles for Thank You For Smoking. (via Dean)

March 27, 2006

AEA Chicago

An Event Apart is coming to Chicago on June 2nd. I will be joining the gracious hosts, Eric Meyer and Jeffrey Zeldman, along with local dignitary, Jim Coudal, for a day of laughs and learning. Tickets are on sale now.

March 23, 2006

Best fight scene of all time

Best fight scene of all time. Hell. Yes.

Dave Curd

Dave Curd has some gorgeous illustration work. (via Drawn)

March 21, 2006

The Deck That Didn't

The Deck That Didn’t, Khoi posts the never-before-seen original brainstorm deck (along with some follow-up thoughts) from our “Traditional Design & New Technology” SXSW panel.

March 20, 2006

Dissecting the process

Kevin Cornell dissects How an A List Apart Illustration Comes Together.

March 16, 2006

EE Shootout winners

The ExpressionEngine $15,000 Shootout winners are announced! Thanks to pMachine for asking me to help judge, and congrats to all the participants.

March 7, 2006


Friend and fellow Philadelphian, Joshua Lane, launches his new personal site, BlissfullyAware.

A List Apart: Issue 213

A List Apart: Issue 213, Why you shouldn’t herd your users through arduous forms, plus a bonus primer on Ajax.

March 1, 2006

Veerle redesign

Veerle unveils a beautiful redesign.