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Works Progress Administration posters

926 high-resolution posters available from the Library of Congress. Beautiful resource of Machine Age design.

www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/wpapos/search/?co=wpapos&sp=1&st=slideshow

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iPhone & iPad wallpapers for the rest of us.

A beautiful collection of iPhone and iPad wallpapers by select illustrators & designers.

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Jez Burrows’ Walden

I love most of Jez Burrows’ prints, but I have a special place in my heart for cabins in the woods, like this print inspired by Thoreau’s Walden.

www.eveningtweed.com/jez/walden/

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Realism in UI Design

The thing on the left is a house. The thing on the right means «home». Somewhere between the two, the meaning switches from «a specific house» to «home as a concept».

ignorethecode.net/blog/2010/01/21/realism_in_ui_design/

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A fundamental rule of the internet

Trying stuff is cheaper than deciding whether to try it. Compare the cost of paying and feeding someone to do a few weeks of hacking to the full cost of the meetings that went into a big company decision. Don’t overplan something. Just do it half-assed to start with, then throw more people at it to fix it if it works.

www.linuxworld.com/community/?q=node/1820

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Oblo didactic puzzle :: Industrial Design Served

I love this awesome nerdy handmade didactic puzzle. Still a bit too advanced for Jack, but I’d love him to get the hand-eye coordination and problem-solving abilities from a toy like this.

www.industrialdesignserved.com/Gallery/ObloA-didactic-puzzle/335901

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Fellowship Technology’s Design Patterns Library & Code Standards

There are certainly some stylistic preferences in here, but Fellowship One’s internal code standards guide is overwhelming good advice and best practice when front-end coding. If you “dabble” in HTML, CSS &/or Javascript, following these conventions will give you the confidence you’re doing things correctly. I would like to put together a similar guide with my coworkers on the K-State Webteam.

developer.fellowshipone.com/patterns/code.php

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Helveticons

icons, glyphs and symbols based on the Helvetica Bold typeface” Wow. I want to go to there. Love these.

helveticons.ch/

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On the redesign

Worksology is back! You’ve missed me, yes?

This redesign has taken more than three years to come to fruition. In the meantime, the site has been either completely broken or nothing more than a cold “on hiatus” message. In fairness, I’ve been busy: getting engaged & married, settling into ...

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