Graphic & Web Design Archives

February 2012

Around end of October of last year, Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine asked me if I would be interested in contributing to the new Smashing Book #3. There were a few options on how I could contribute, but since my days were already filled till around the Summer of 2012, it was clear to me that I could only find the time to design the cover. After a little doubting on my end, as I was a bit concerned about the timing, I decided to take on the project. This was just a too good opportunity, as the briefing basically said "Do your thing. We want your design". It would have been foolish to say no to such a fun creative challenge.
It really has been a while since I last organized a creative contest. Last one was in 2008, where I asked people to design a poster on the topic of "What is Graphic design". The result back then of people entering via the Flickr pool was truly beyond my expectations. The quality of submitted artwork was high and I had a hard time picking out 10 winners. Today, I have good news for graphic design enthusiasts who are looking for a cool creative challenge… I've partnered up with Easy Readers to organize another poster contest! I Love Adaptive Web Design poster contest
Most of the folks here know that I have a great affection for vectors. I'm always on the look-out for great work that involves iIllustrations. The result of that hunt is shown on my Inspiration Stream that I try to update once a week. I just came across this beautiful illustrative retro-styled animated commercial that made my heart skip a beat.
If you are a passionate web professional, who cares about Web Standards and best practices, and you have heard of the term "progressive enhancement", but want to know all about it, than this book "Adaptive Web Design", by Aaron Gustafson, published by Easy Readers, is definitely for you. This book will tell you what it means, how it works, and how it can fit into your workflow. Writing a review of this great little book has long been on my "todo" list. Finally I found some time, and here it is… Adaptive Web Design book review