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Archive for December, 2005

Visual thinking school from Xplane

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Dave Gray, the founder and CEO of XPLANE started a great Squidoo Lens : Visual thinking school

Visual thinking is about using pictures to help you solve problems, think about complex issues and communicate more effectively. Are you ready to work on your visual thinking skills?

You don’t have to be an artist. This site is different every time you visit: it’s continuously updated via live feeds from the web to bring you the best and most delicious images and links available: visuals to inspire, examples to follow, books to read and things to do, designed to stimulate your imagination and visual thinking.

Visual thinking is a broad discipline with many facets. The list of links you see below is a set of mini-course modules on various subjects. If you’re new to the subject you might want to start with Introduction to visual thinking. Alternatively you can click on the link that interests you most. We’re updating the site frequently, so please check back soon to see what’s new. And welcome to visual thinking school!

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December 20th, 2005 at 2:28 am

Adobe Motion Design Center

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After Adobe completes acquisition of Macromedia they launched Motion Design Center, a new site dedicated to helping you explore, learn, and connect with the latest in the world of motion design and technology. As new creative opportunities emerge, it is your ideas that will define the next wave of communications — infusing commerce and culture with the power of good design. This site is dedicated to helping you refine and perfect those ideas — today and into the future.

Adobe Motion Design

Here you’ll find:

Galleries of work by the preeminent names in interaction and motion design, exploring a range of themes — sometimes personal, always poignant — from communication (what does it mean to you?) to revolution to community and beyond.

Think Tank, a series of forward-looking articles that examines the sometimes tense but always intimate relationship between design and technology. How are today’s designers engaging with technology and what do these experiments mean for design, design tools, and society in general?

Dialog Box, featuring influential voices from the community with insights on critical topics like experience and interface design, web usability, emerging technologies, and industry best practices.

Tutorials, a growing collection of in-depth material from industry experts with intermediate- and advanced-level techniques available as step-by-step lessons or in convenient video format.

Written by anol

December 17th, 2005 at 6:14 am

Posted in Rich Media Design

Free plugin for recording Skype

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At last! PowerGramo is a powerful realtime recording solution for Skype. You can record and replay any Skype call easily and simply.


Basic one is good enough for personal and SOHO use. Pro version ($19.95) let you record the conference calls too.

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December 14th, 2005 at 8:40 am

Posted in Social Media

Yahoo + Movable Type

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Yahoo and Six Apart have partnered to pre-install Movable Type on Yahoo’s small business hosting. Yahoo’s hosting customers will now be offered Movable Type pre-installed. This should help Yahoo move a few more hosting units, and will certainly expand the playing field for Six Apart.

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December 13th, 2005 at 3:52 am

Posted in Social Media

Plastic toy storyboarding: Website Development

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The Website Development Process from PingMag

Cool and cute, nice demonstration of inexpensive storyboarding – guide to building websites is illustrated with photograph composition of colorful plastic toys acting out each step.


The photo was actually one in a whole series of photos I shot for a client presentation, detailing the website design / development process in a manner that was easily understandable and also fun to look at. This article takes you through that process, using the same photos. We hope you enjoy the pictures and if it also helps you to manage your workflow better if you are starting out as a web designer then that’s cool too :)

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December 11th, 2005 at 5:40 am

Posted in Information Design