Oddities & Diversions: November 2007

November 30, 2007

Flash Match

Layer Tennis Week 10, with Trevor Van Meter vs James Hutchinson, played out in Flash. Quite possibly the best match to date. Superb!

November 28, 2007

Bringing the good to email

The Email Standards Project, works with email client developers and the design community to improve web standards support and accessibility in email.

November 27, 2007

The return of Fray

Fray relaunches as a quarterly paperback book, and gets a very lovely new site to go with it. Great work gang! (But please kern those big headlines on the articles!)

Panic + Iconfactory = Unicorns and sparkles

CandyBar 3, a great utility from Panic and the Iconfactory that allows you to change and organize your Mac OS X icons and dock. Now with Pixadex built in!


for those in NY, AIGA NY holiday party on December 9th. In addition to drinks and dancing, the night includes some wonderful custom wrapping paper designs (one by Kevin Cornell!) and a stellar live auction conducted by John Hodgman!

November 26, 2007

Breakfast Serial

Coudal Partners presents Laboratory Conditions, a documentary in five parts detailing a unique man with a unique hobby in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Tune in all week as one installment is released each day.

November 20, 2007

A page on Flickr for every place in the world

Flickr releases Places, allowing you to view photos tagged (normally and geotagged) with a specific location. Very cool. More info on the Flickr blog.

A List Apart: Issue 249

A List Apart: Issue 249, A whiz bang doozy of an issue: Appreciating web design for what it is; plus a better best practice for setting type on the web. Articles by Richard Rutter and Jeffrey Zeldman.

November 19, 2007

The Superest Guest

d20, my guest contribution for The Superest.

November 14, 2007

Well Done

Well Done, a food company annual report that has to be cooked first. Well done, indeed.

November 13, 2007


Pentagram07, nice new short film from Hillman Curtis about the Pentagram partners.

November 12, 2007

Droid fonts for Android

Ascender creates the new Droid font collection for Open Handset Alliance’s Android platform. The new open source mobile platform has some lovely typefaces. Reading in Android looks like it will be a pleasure.

Ultra-portable Apple notebook?

AppleInsider: Ultra-portable Apple notebook to splash down at Macworld Expo. I hope this is true, With all the travel I’ve been doing, I really hope this is true. (via DF)

November 8, 2007

My Maidens

My Maidens, Happy Cog’s own Greg Hoy documents things he’s never heard or seen before, hilarity ensues.

November 6, 2007

Something's Missing in Web Design

Subtraction: Something’s Missing in Web Design. We have a polarized industry right now, and the result is that Web design is really boring. Sorry, but it’s true. Damn. It’s not the whole story of why, but damned if he isn’t right.

A List Apart: Issue 248

A List Apart: Issue 248, In this issue: Make people read your copy! Stop robots from reading your e-mail address! Articles by Roel Van Gils and Nick Padmore.