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Drupal vs. WordPress – designers take note

I hope to attend this (sarcastically named) session at the upcoming Drupal camp: WordPress is better than Drupal, developers take note. Drupal is far behind WordPress in terms of number of users and that’s a cause for concern in the Drupal community. I am straddling both the Drupal and WP communities and it has been […]

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WordPress com-vs-org

The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org can cause some confusion. Overall WordPress.org allows for complete customization of display/design/branding and also full control over  functionality. Design: .com has limited number of themes to start with. every theme has some customizations like header/logo and bg color. paying for css upgrade gives another layer of possible customizations. .org allows […]

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Google AdWords beta testing (Feature X) (Google Boost)

I am under a NDA so I can’t give many details but I wanted to share that I am currently beta testing a new Google AdWords feature/service that has to do with a new, simplified system for businesses to buy ads and manage campaigns. I know enough about Adwords to know that although the interface […]

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Register.com’s sinking prices: try coupon “RENEW77″

I have worked with a number of registrars over the years and they’re all bad. Bad  UI design, constant upsells and confusing policies. On top of that they make it so annoyingly hard to transfer from one bad option to another. But when they start charging exorbitant rates that is going too far! Register.com seems […]

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Joby Gorillamobile 3G – iPhone case and stand

My review for : Joby Gorillamobile 3G – Premium iPhone 3G/3Gs case and stand It’s a tripod for an iPhone. I have used mine for a while with my 3g and now that i can’t use the case with integrated mount i just use the stick-on mount onto a simple clear case and that slips onto […]

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Enhance usability: Footer design for web sites

I was reconsidering how to reorganize the large quantity of date on the TCHO footer: I found some inspitation at designshack.co.uk as well as webdesignerwall.com. And this useful review of 20 websites (from big corporation to small portfolio sites) who organized their footer cleverly to enhance usability.:Webdesigner Depot. TCHO doesn’t use WordPress so it takes […]

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Best Stevia you can buy

I have used this product for a long time and just wanted to let people know that they can order it online now and according to the research done by WFM sales tax is NOT to be applied to stevia anymore since FDA changed its status from “Supplement” to Food (additive). (Disclosure: I’ve done design […]

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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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