Oddities & Diversions: August 2007

August 31, 2007

How to properly steal the design of a website

Superbad, Greg Storey tries to make the hurting from design theft stop: When you send that email to the original designer asking if it’s “okay” that you took the design in the first place, I just want to know one thing: are you doing this before or after you’ve tried to mate with oncoming traffic?

August 28, 2007

A List Apart: Issue 244

A List Apart: Issue 244, In this issue: In this issue of A List Apart, father of CSS Håkon Lie advocates real TrueType fonts in web design, while Iconfactory’s Craig Hockenberry (developer of Twitterific) describes in detail how to optimize websites for iPhone.

August 22, 2007

Seam carving

Seam carving, content-aware image resizing. Amazing! (via Subtraction)

August 21, 2007

Everyone's A Design Critic

Everyone’s A Design Critic, a proposed panel by Rob and me for SXSW 2008. If you happen to be planning to attend, and would like to see us speak again, drop a vote in the box.

August 15, 2007

Unstoppable Robot Ninja

Unstoppable Robot Ninja, Ethan Marcotte’s stretchtastic new website!

Mobile Web Design, the book

Mobile Web Design, Cameron Moll’s much anticipated book, available August 28. Congrats, Cameron!

August 13, 2007

Helvetica DVD

You can now pre-order the November 6 DVD release for Helvetica the film. The DVD includes over 90 additional minutes of interviews. You can also spring for one of the 1000 (make that 999) limited edition DVD packages that comes with some letterpressed mini-posters, an actual sort of Helvetica metal type, and other assorted goodies.

Still Life

Still Life, beautiful photos of clay figurines being broken, snapped at the moment of destruction. By photographer Martin Klimas (who is also interviewed by Rosecrans Baldwin).

August 9, 2007

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind, trailer for the new Michel Gondry film starring Jack Black and Mos Def.

Gobble Gobble

Turkey, a Kevin Cornell comic in The Comics Issue of Philadelphia’s City Paper!

Typtopus Shirt

Do you like type and the occasional octopus? Then you deserve a Typtopus shirt, from your friends at InkFinger.

August 7, 2007

NES emulator for iPhone

NES emulator for iPhone, looks really promising.

Die Speech Bubble Logo, Die.

Die Speech Bubble Logo, Die.

August 1, 2007

A List Apart: Issue 242

A List Apart: Issue 242, In this issue: Design your words and put the life back into web writing. Articles by Bronwyn Jones and Amber Simmons.