The Future Perspective is Happening Now

Patrick Rhone has written a wonderful story about watching Television with his daughter. It’s really fascinating to think about how quickly things in the technology front are changing and how that effects future generations. When you work in technology, change is a given fact of life. I suspect that might even be why people are driven to different fields relating to technology. I know that a big part of my interest in web design and development along with IT stems from the fact that it’s an incredibly dynamic field. It’s downright challenging to keep up with things. That sense of newness and challenge is what keep the field exciting.

Rhone’s article put this in a slightly different light for me. I think of how things have changed…and might change in the future. It’s actually pretty fascinating to hear something from someone who doesn’t know the past. Even the very recent past. In this case…’old fashioned’ TV watching isn’t the past yet, it’s something that is on its way out. But let’s be honest, regular cable TV and network TV will be around for a while yet to come. The writing on the wall has been there for print newspapers for years, but they’re still hanging on.

Presentations with Impress.js

This is a very nice use for presenting slide shows. Takes the ideas from prezi.com and implements them using CSS and javascript. The demo page shows a great example slideshow.

It sounds like it would be a lot of work to really implement this (as would using prezi itself), but I think if you really thought visually and outside the box you could make a slide show that was really something. I’d love to use this for the web course teach. Anytime I can use examples based on web technologies as teaching tools is a good thing.

  •  Impress.js : a presentation framework based on the power of CSS3 transforms and transitions in modern browsers

20 Posters for Disney Classics

A very nice set of redesigned Disney movie posters.

A remained movie poster for Bambi

New York City in the 80′s

Steven Siegel has a very cool set of photographs over on Flickr of New York City in the 80′s. This type of photography of urban decay has always been one of my favorites.

Art Saint James

Art Saint James is finally live after all this time. It took a long time for the artist Katie James and I to get this together between deciding on the design and photographing all the work. I’m very pleased with the result!

 

The final result is a very light and airy design. The typeface I used fits great this.  Josephin Sans is used for the titles and Josephin Slab for the sparse body copy. Both are designed by Santiago Orozco and available via Fontdeck, Typekit and Google Webfonts. The point of the website of course, is to showcase the artist work.

Speaking of the artist’s work; Katie James has a show of her sewing machine drawings at Aviary in Jamaica Plain, MA on April 5 from 6-8pm. Stop by if you’re in the area!



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