Oddities & Diversions: May 2008

May 20, 2008

A List Apart: Issue 259

A List Apart: Issue 259, Get control of your career and your projects, and stop waiting forever for the client to deliver the content. Articles by Pepi Ronalds and Keith Laferriere.

May 19, 2008

A miss is as good as a Mr.

Children & Proverbs, A first grade teacher gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. Awesome.

I'll never use Evite again

Crusher, ad-free, heavily customizable, and just downright awesome invite website. I’ll never use Evite again.

May 14, 2008


Children’s drawings lovingly recreated as surreal photographs. (via Quipsologies)

May 7, 2008

Space Nazis

In 1945 the Nazis fled to the moon. In 2018 they are coming back. Iron Sky, a very interesting looking new film. Looks reminiscent of old Sci-fi pulp, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

May 6, 2008

Month of Adventure

The Iconfactory is celebrating the lead up to the release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with some delectable Indy icons inspired by the films.

Smarter ain't better

NYT: Lots of Animals Learn, but Smarter Isn’t Better. Awesome illustration too. (via Bobulate)

Animal Index

Index your library with… animals!

A List Apart: Issue 258

A List Apart: Issue 258, What does it take to build an online community like Flickr’s? And how can we tell if interface design conventions we take for granted actually help or hurt users? Articles by George Oates and Jessica Enders.

May 5, 2008

Web Form Design

Now on sale, Web Form Design, a new book from Luke Wroblewski that shows you everything you need to know about designing web forms. I know that sounds silly and bland, but I’ve seen Luke speak before, and if you care about the way you design websites, you should have this book.

Information Design Patterns

Information Design Patterns, very handy, bookmarked for later reference.

May 1, 2008

Rob Across America

My bearded friend Rob Weychert is circumnavigating the United States of America in his luxurious 1994 Toyota Corolla throughout the month of May, 2008. We can all follow along from home with the website chronicling his travels, and hope that his bitchin’ Corolla holds together. Good luck, buddy, see you in NY!