Thursday, June 29, 2006

Download 400+ Royalty Free Stock Photos for Free!

Download 400+ quality royalty free stock photos for free. Note that these images range from 400kb to around 1.5mb, and are 1200 x 900 to 1600 x 1200. Fantastic resource for websites, Flash animations, playing with Photoshop, etc.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The use of colour in web designing

This article explains the use of colour, what colours signify, and how to find colours that fit with each other in your web pages.

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Monday, June 19, 2006

What if Microsoft designed the iPod Packaging?

Here's a very entertaining video parodying Microsoft's "let's really over do it" design approach, in contrast to the bare-bones look that makes Apple's products really stand out.

Click here for the video.

Friday, June 16, 2006 closes down

I had a bad experience with this website several months ago, and I was happy to hear that they really got what was coming to them. After months of complaints lodged against them with the Rhode Island BBB and Attorney General's office (I filed one of those complaints), on March 27, 2006 - agents from the FBI, Secret Service, US Postal Service, RI State and Providence police raided the offices of Mixitforme.Com and executed a federal search warrant. Read more.

The company is now closed for business, and will be filing for bankruptcy - according to lawyers.

Basically, the big thing this company did wrong was take over $20,000,000 in orders, and let a relatively small number of those orders go un-filled. In my case, they took much longer than promised to fill my order. In fact they never filled it, and only after numerous phone calls and emails from me, would they admit to not having the product to ship me. They ended up giving me a full refund (if you don't count 3+ months of interest on over $6,000 on my Discover card), but getting that out of them was nowhere near pain free either.

I'm very happy will not get another change to screw a customer. I've noticed that their website is no longer accessible, and my only wish now, is that I could grab their domain name and point it to Maybe a little extra business for me could help make up for all the extra headache they left me with. But I'm sure hundreds of other be-guiled customers have the same idea.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Raconteurs - Hands & Yellow Sun @ Irving Plaza

A little more Raconteurs to watch
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes (live on Conan)


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Diet Coke X Mentos

Diet Coke and Mentos never looked so beautiful together. This is really amazing!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Church Sign Generator

This site is pretty cool. You can put any saying you want on to a photo of an actual church sign. The guy who came up with this is some kind of Photoshop genius.