The hardest part of design is presenting work. You can’t even argue about this. I’ve seen people who did amazing work get up in front of a client and lay eggs. I’ve also seen people do alright work and work clients around their little finger. Optimally, you want to do good work and present it well.
All 66 Mac vs. PC ads.
These really were well-scripted and good fun.
A fantastic campaign.
Instead of designing a static banner ad, we decided to code the entire banner, animation and all, without using images.
Check it out. Looks fantastic.
Power of Optics. A light-powered Rube Goldberg machine. Fantastic!
“Biggest [forced] album launch in history.”
Apparently, in order to be able to say they had the biggest album launch in history, Apple has automatically added U2’s latest album, *Songs of Innocence, *to every single iTunes account as a free purchase.
I can indeed confirm this is the case for me as I now have the album in the Music app on my iPhone.
Interesting. At least it didn’t download automatically taking up valuable space.
I wonder if it’s any good.
The illustrations by José Lourenço are stunning.
I can’t get over how well the mobi card works. The connection between my phone and my camera is now almost instant, transfers are fast, and sharing is easy. The mobi line of cards are worth every penny and I’d strongly suggest anyone that misses walking around and shooting with a “real” camera to try them out.
I’ve been waiting for this! Brilliant.
Looks like Apple has updated their website today. And it’s finally responsive!
This photo sums up to me the real paradigm shift that has occurred with Apple’s announcement today.
Payments (online or physical) will never be the same.
It doesn’t mean we’ll suddenly all be paying with our Apple devices but I am sure it will radically escalate the speed at which “digital wallets” become commonplace across the board.
Using a piece of plastic to pay (with all the sensitive info printed on it in plain sight) is really rather primitive.
It won’t be long before credit card companies in their current state are no longer required to be part of the transaction.
The risk associated with live transactions using secure, tokenised details is so much lower that I am sure we will eventually see a huge reduction on fees from the likes of Visa and MasterCard. And it will spawn a new generation of payment companies.
I can’t wait to see where this leads.
… my “free” consulting time has been a driver for my business. Some of these ‘random connections’ have become long-term paying clients. Others have become steady sources of referrals and introductions. ….
I have never spent a dime on marketing or advertising my business. Instead, I focus on maximizing my opportunities to add value – even during unbilled consulting sessions. The referral ecosystem is my engine, and my ‘niceness’ is my fuel.
Worth a read for anyone running their own business.
Fascinating. And somewhat mind-boggling.
A minimal, ui-focused programming language for web designers.
Wow, nice! Can’t wait to try it out.
Jeffrey Zeldman: 20 years of Web Design and Community.
What a legend.