Archive for April, 2007

The new Adobe icons and branding

Monday, April 30th, 2007

by Veerle

So many voices have expressed their thoughts on Adobe’s new icons so far and one of the more noticeable one from users is that they all thought it was some temporary place holder art. When I first saw the splash screen and application icon of Adobe Photoshop CS3 my thinking pattern was that Macromedia had its influence in the branding process: the idea of using different colors for each application and the way the splash screen is organized.

http://veerle.duoh.com/blog/comments/the_new_adobe_icons_and_branding/

10th Anniversary! SHIFT

Monday, April 30th, 2007

The Influential Japanese style magazine updates its site:

http://www.shift.jp.org/en/

A CSS styled table

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

by Veerle

Further to my article about the creation of a CSS calendar the thought crossed my mind to show you an example on how you can style a table using CSS. The data of tables can be boring so all the more reason that we need to attract attention to it and make it as pleasant to read as possible. Presentation and design with some basic accessibility rules in mind is the way to go.

http://veerle.duoh.com/index.php/blog/comments/a_css_styled_table/

Bring on the tables

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Something that often seems to confuse people that are new to CSS-based layouts is the use of tables. I’ve seen plenty of cases where people interpret “avoid using tables for layout” as “don’t use tables at all”. It’s important to remember that tables are still perfectly fine to use – if used correctly.

Yes, do your best to avoid using tables for layout, but for tabular data, tables are what you should use. I’d like to talk about how tables should be used when marking up tabular data. There’s a lot more to tables in HTML and XHTML than just rows and cells. Much more. Especially if you want to make them accessible.

More…

Color Schemer

Saturday, April 28th, 2007
Enter an RGB or HEX value, or click on the Color Palette to create your palette

http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html

Color Consultant Pro

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Color Consultant Pro (CCP) is an interactive color wheel. It is designed to help artists of all kinds apply color theory to design effective color schemes. Like a traditional color wheel, CCP gives visual guidelines to how colors work together. But Color Consultant Pro goes beyond what a traditional color wheel can do.

http://www.code-line.com/software/colorconsultantpro.html

Painter’s Picker – a color wheel for Mac artists

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Quickly find the colors that best match your design.

Create and share harmonious color schemes in almost any Macintosh application.

Have a color wheel handy whenever you need it.

http://www.old-jewel.com/ppicker/

Color Scheme Generator 2

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

Generator of color schemes and palettes to create good-looking and well balanced and harmonic web pages. This is the new version of the previous color generator.

http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

colormatch

Saturday, April 28th, 2007

An online tool for creating colour schemes for online design work:

http://www.colormatch.dk/

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Friday, April 20th, 2007

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