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Summer Potpourri

Posted: June 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Free Stuff, Quick Blurbs | No Comments »

I wanted to share a number of sites/products that might be worth looking into. They are in no particular order, just a scattering of things that have caught my attention.

ColorIris – – transforms your browser into a full-screen, 3D experience for photos and videos across the web. Media comes to life via a cinematic presentation that goes beyond the confines of the traditional browser window. Available for Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari

Searchme – – Searchme lets you SEE what your searching for in an iTunes-like panoramic view.As you start typing, categories appear that relate to your query. You’ll soon get addicted to this – promise.

Visuals of the World – – Want visual inspiration? well, then check out what they claim is the “longest inspirational website” If you are looking for visual ideas you should definitely check this out.

Book – – Check out Dan Kennedy’s new book titled, No B.S. Ruthless Management of People and Profits: The Ultimate, No Holds Barred, Kick Butt, Take No Prisoners Guide to Really Getting Rich (No B.S.) (Paperback) If you want some eye-opening no B.S. insights into the contemporary employer/employee relationships then this is mandatory reading.

DVD – Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard – – You may (or may not) have heard of Werner Erhard but he is really THE guy who helped launch the personal development (transformation) seminar business with his EST trainings. It is a truly riveting film of this dynamic and charismatic individual.

ConceptShare – – ConceptShare is a simple, more effective way to manage feedback and review on creative content built for designers and their clients. I have used a number of times and have been quite impressed with it. Check it out.

280 Slides – – Create beautiful presentations, access them from anywhere, and share them with the world. With 280 Slides, there’s no software to download and nothing to pay for – and when you’re done building your presentation you can share it any way you like.


An Apple a Day . . .

Posted: March 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Free Stuff, Health and Fitness | No Comments »

As designers we can easily become sedentary in our (mostly) computer-based profession and not even really notice it.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly two-thirds of all occupational illnesses reported, were caused by exposure to repeated trauma to workers upper body ( the wrist, elbow or shoulder ). One common example of such an injury is carpal tunnel syndrome.

I, for one, did begin to notice I was working more and more and taking less and less breaks. “I just have to much to do” was my internal conversation.
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@issue Magazine from the Corporate Design Foundation

Posted: March 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Free Stuff | No Comments »

Are you familiar with The Corporate Design Foundation? If not, you should be.

What is the CDF?

The CDF is a non-profit education and research organization founded on the belief that design can make a major contribution to an individual’s quality of life and to a corporation’s success.

They also have, in my opinion, one of the best print publications on the effective use of design in business today.

The publication, called @issue, is a concise, ad-free, exquisitely designed and full of interesting and cool articles.

AND, best of all the publication is free – believe it not!

Check it out by visiting the link below and then heading to the red, left-hand navigation that says “Subscribe to @issue”

Unfortunately this offer is only for residents of the U.S.