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Logo history of the batman symbol

A VIsual History… is it branding confusion or an adaption to changing times? via Changes of the bat symbol. – Designers Go To Heaven.

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Content unaware fill: PSD CS5

The other day I accidentally did a content “aware” fill in CS5. The results were unusually surreal. Here’s a before and after:

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Fly-by-gridview: innovative new flight pricing visualization

This new flight search tool has a great interface. But I see they are missing Southwest in the search I tested. http://www.hipmunk.com/

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SFMOMA Artists Gallery: Open Call

I have been showing with these great folks for a couple years… Entry Fee (Artists Review – SFMOMA Artists Gallery): $40.00 The SFMOMA Artists Gallery exhibits artists of established ability who live in the Bay Area and Northern California, providing a source of revenue for the artist and exposure of their work through the Gallery’s […]

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WordPress powers 8.5% of the web & Windows Live now adds 30 million more

Another sign of how successful WordPress has been at solving the blogging and CMS puzzle. You don’t have to be a WordPress expert to see strength in these numbers. I wonder how many of these new users are looking to customize wordpress layout. Microsoft says that it decided that instead of building its own competing […]

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2053 nuclear explosions: InfoVideo

More amazing information design… “2053” – This is the number of nuclear explosions conducted in various parts of the globe from 1954-1998. YouTube – 1945-1998 (by Isao Hashimoto, Japan, © 2003).

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Twitter Tools – WordPress publishing now requires OAuth

AKA the “oauthcalypse“… Twitter now requires all third-party app developers to use “OAuth” for user authentication. Twitter’s reflects a big trend on the social web, where basic authentication is being left behind for the more secure OAuth when services and applications connect user’s accounts The biggest advantage of OAuth is you don’t have to tell […]

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Yelp: The Positive Side of Negative Reviews

This Yelp post has a funny video about a barbershop in LA that advertises its negative reviews. They have a healthy attitude about it. Three Things You Didn’t Know About Negative Reviews 1. Most reviews on Yelp are actually positive — about 85% are 3 stars or above. In fact, this is pretty consistent across […]

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The APA awards 2010 national photo competition

THE APA AWARDS 2010 NATIONAL PHOTO COMPETITION, open to both APA members and non-members, provides a great opportunity to showcase the work of talented photographers from across the country and world.  It is a celebration of photography and recognition of extraordinary image making. fees: Non-member: $40 per image via THE APA AWARDS 2010 NATIONAL PHOTO COMPETITION – American Photographic […]

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WordPress and Mobile Browsers

Most WordPress sites look fine on a iPhone – except any flash content (slideshows, music players etc) don’t show up. The Safari browser in iPhone is virtually identical to the one on the desktop – and there is a windows version too. There are WordPress plugins that will sense when a mobile client (browser) is viewing […]

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