Archive: June 2007

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  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design

What did I name that? How many times have you asked yourself that? I know I've been there more than I care to think about. The way to get out of this rut is using intuitive naming. In both my graphic design and my web design work I've taken to being very careful about naming files. I have come up with simple file naming and storage location rules that make sense to me, and I follow them carefully. There are a lot of ways to do this, but the important part for me is that it has to be intuitive.

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  • Web Browser

That's right, Safari is now available for Windows. It's about time.

Like all good things, Safari oon Windows time has passed. We'll miss it.

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  • Photography

A great demo video of Photosynth is presented by Blaise Aguera y Arcas, an architect at Microsoft Live Labs. I find it hard to believe there isn't a real powerhouse computer behind that demo, but this is supposed to be much less memory dependent than it appears to be. Like with most software, time will tell. I look forward to seeing this and other products based on this technology in use.

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  • CSS

What is the difference between the CSS Class selector and Style property? It's both a big difference, and a small one. While they use the same style rules, and can often create the same effects, there are different reasons for using each of them. They are both used to attach characteristics to an HTML element, but the Class selector is used when those characteristics are common to your site. For instance I would use a class selector if I were defining code, like this:

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  • Graphic Design
  • Software

I've been meaning to look up cheap alternatives to the design software I currently use. Photoshop is fantastic, but it's expensive. What can I use on my home computer cheaper? Or on a laptop just for the occasional touch-up? Before I had the opportunity to look this up, I found that someone else had saved me the trouble. Creative Alternatives and Resources It's a fairly comprehensive list of what's available for the designer on a budget... or with no budget.

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  • Graphic Design

Seth Grodin writes about logos and their meaning, or lack there of.

About thirty years ago, three companies dreamed up logos that have become so powerful, I don't even have to show you the images to get them to pop up in your head. - Continued

You need to go and read this. This is what a lot of design clients don't get, and a lot of designers too.