Posts from March, 2009

How to Create a Lifestream of Your Online Activities

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A lifestream is a simple website that compiles your online activity in real time and displays it in chronological order. These days all the cool kids have personal lifestream sites, so let’s take a look at creating our own website that pulls in a range of RSS feeds through SimplePie and displays them together in a cool design.

30 Awesome Design Enhancing jQuery Plugins

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There is a vast range of ready made jQuery plugins available from generous designers and developers from across the web that can help add stunning functionality and effects to your website. Check out these 30 awesome examples, including content sliders, image galleries, tooltips, accordions, lightboxes and modal windows. Download the pre-built scripts and add the code along with the jQuery framework to quickly and easily enhance your web designs.

An Interview With David & Marc Perel of Obox Design

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David and Marc Perel are the team behind online TV Show From the Couch, design blog We Are Not Freelancers and design company Obox Design. I invited the duo to discuss some of their ideas and inspirations behind their sites, find out a little about their backgrounds in design and development and to see what plans they had for the future.

The Line25 Launch Party! Prizes For Everyone

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The web design blog is finally live, and to celebrate there is a bunch of top notch prizes up for grabs as part of the Line25 Launch Party, making up a combined worth of over $700! It doesn’t take much to get involved, just help spread the word of and you will you be put straight in the running for the prize draw!

The Harsh Truth About Life as a Designer

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Life as a designer is great right? You spend the day doing what you love, producing creative design material for big name brands and seeing your work being admired around the town in the form of ads, leaflets or even as a website. People hire you for your experienced knowledge of white space, composition, typography and colour theory, then put the image of their company entirely in your hands to work your magic and put the years of training into practice. In reality things often don’t go quite smoothly, here are 5 comedy videos that show the harsh truth about real life as a designer.

25 Examples of Creative Paper Use in Web Design

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The use of paper and card textures in website design gives a low-fi appearance with a rough cut-and-paste and unpolished style. This hand crafted look works wonders with web design, adding a personal and informal feeling to the design. Check out this collection of 25 of the best examples for your inspiration.