Archive for April, 2010

CNN: How To Get A Head In Television


Hey maybe he'll put this on his show! What?

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Resources – Tweets of the Week (4.26.10 – 4.30.10)

Happy Friday everyone! Today’s weekly Twitter round up is full of cool, inspirational, and helpful stuff. More specifically, a lot of inspiration, some very helpful articles for freelancers, and even a bit of CSS3 fun. Check it out, and enjoy!

 
 
Working on another intensely illustrated t-shirt design for Disciple clothing, here’s a sketch http://ow.ly/i/1h5m

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RT @uppercasemag: Working on the cover of issue 6 which will feature UK illustrator Debbie Powell. http://www.debbiepowell.net

From @r27
 
 
 
 
Minimal Design + Good Beer - http://jasonvanlue.com/minimal-brew/ - (stay tuned for more info on this project as well…)

 
 
 
 

Memorable & Beautiful: 60 Photos of Greece

Greece is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Greece was one of the first places civilization took hold in Europe and is therefore the birthplace of many things we’re familiar with, including the Olympic Games, Western philosophy, democracy, political science, and Western literature and drama. Surrounded by the Aegean Sea on the East, the Mediterranean on the South and the Ionian Sea to the West, it’s made up of a mainland and more than a thousand islands (227 of which are inhabited).

templeofhephaistos Memorable & Beautiful: 60 Photos of Greece

Obviously, the sea has a huge influence on Greek life and culture, but Greece is also one of the most mountainous countries in Europe, with 80% of its land area covered by mountains. The climate of Greece is varied, with Alpine, Mediterranean and temperate zones. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful country, with varied terrain and plenty of photo-worthy features.

Below are 95 photos of Greece, covering its architecture, mountains, cities, ruins, and seas. There’s plenty of material there to inspire your designs and get your creative gears turning.

Meteora

The Meteora is a complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries built on natural sandstone pillars. It’s one of the largest and most important such complexes in Greece. The sandstone pillars are beautiful and interesting, as showcased by the photos below. At one time there were more than 20 monasteries but only six remain today. Five of those are inhabited by men and one by women.

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Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece and its largest city. It’s also one of the oldest cities in the world, with a recorded history of roughly 3400 years. Classically, Athens was a very powerful city-state within the Greek empire and is credited as the birthplace of democracy and the cradle of Western civilization. It was host to the first modern-day Olympic games and had previously been host to the ancient games.

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Santorini

Santorini is a circular archipelago of volcanic islands in the Aegean Sea. It’s what’s left of a giant volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements. Originally, Santorini was a single island, but the volcano left a giant caldera that is now open to the Aegean Sea. There are no rivers on the islands and water has traditionally come from rain runoff collected in cisterns (though there’s now a desalinization plant on the island).

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Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the largest island in western Greece. There are two major settlements on the island, Argostolia and Lixouri, with a number of other smaller settlements. There are numerous mountains and ports on the island. There are theories that Kefalonia may have been the home of Odysseus as described by Homer.

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Delphi

In Greek mythology, Delphi was the home of the Delphic oracle. It was also a major site for the worship of Apollo after he slew the Python. The Temple of Apollo is one of the most recognizable ruins at Delphi (and is shown in multiple photos below). Delphi was also the site of the Pythian Games, one of the precursors of the Modern Olympics.

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Crete

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands (the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea as a whole) and also the most populous. Historically, it was the center of the Minoan civilization. It’s a very mountainous island, with mountain ranges reaching more than 2,400m high. It also has more than 1,000km of coastline.

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Acropolis

The Acropolis of Athens is the most well-known acropolis in the world. A number of recognizable ruins are located here, including the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena, and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus (all of which are featured below). The Acropolis sits on a hill overlooking the modern city of Athens. It’s a very popular tourist attraction.

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Elsewhere in Greece

The terrain of Greece is varied, offering terrain to suit virtually any taste. Because of the length of Greece’s shoreline, the sea plays an important part in Greek culture, but there are also plenty of mountains and other inland terrain to explore. Below are a host of additional images that depict Greek culture and landscape outside of the areas already featured.

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iPhone and iPad Development GUI Kits, Stencils and Icons

Apple don’t have any comprehensive pre-built GUI resources for app development, making it very hard to match the uniformed style of the iPhone or the iPad. You will need to create your own.

To help streamline your iPhone app design and development, we have put together a fairly comprehensive collection of iPhone & iPad GUI kits that will allow you to focus on developing rather than having to design everything from scratch.
Within this post you will find complete GUI kits and stencils, iPhone GUI elements and PSDs and finally a collection of the best icon-sets perfectly suited for the iPhone. (Some of the preview images are intentionally to large to show the as much of each GUI as possible).

Complete iPhone & iPad GUI Kits

iPhone PSD Vector Kit

iPhone PSD Vector Kit
This iPhone PSD Vector set, from Smashing Magazine and designed by Renee Rist, comes with several button elements as well as six different iPhone interface options.
iPhone PSD Vector Kit »

iPhone GUI PSD Design Template

iPhone GUI PSD Design Template
iPhone GUI PSD Design Template »

iPhone Design Stencils – Yahoo Design Pattern Library

iPhone Design Stencils - Yahoo Design Pattern Library
This iPhone Yahoo! Design Stencil Kit version 1.0 is available for OmniGraffle, Visio (XML), Adobe Illustrator (PDF and SVG), and Adobe Photoshop (PNG).
iPhone Design Stencils – Yahoo Design Pattern Library »

Ultimate iPhone Stencil (OmniGraffle)

Ultimate iPhone Stencil (OmniGraffle)
This 'Ultimate Stencil' for OmniGraffle contains backgrounds, title bars, buttons, selectors, and almost all iPhone UI elements. The text is fully editable on lists, title bars, buttons, and scroll wheels and the buttons can be resized horizontally by ungrouping, resizing the middle element, and then regrouping the elements back into a single button.
Ultimate iPhone Stencil for OmniGraffle »

iPhone 3G Stencil (OmniGraffle)

iPhone 3G Stencil (OmniGraffle)
This OmniGraffle stencil includes standard interface components for the iPhone 3G: buttons, fields, map elements, keyboards, icons… All of the components are on a transparent background and should re-size nicely.
iPhone 3G Stencil for OmniGraffle »

iPad and iPhone Design (OmniGraffle)

iPad and iPhone Design (OmniGraffle)
Design your application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices with this exhaustive set of stencils. All stencils have been originally created by hand with native OmniGraffle shapes and groups and can be scaled, resized and exported to other vector formats in Graffle.
iPad and iPhone Design (OmniGraffle) »

FreshBooks iPhone Application GUI

FreshBooks iPhone Application GUI

FreshBooks iPhone Application GUI »

iPhone GUI as Rich Symbols for Fireworks

iPhone GUI as Rich Symbols for Fireworks
iPhone GUI as Rich Symbols for Fireworks »

iPhone UI Vector Elements

iPhone UI Vector Elements
iPhone UI Vector Elements
iPhone UI Vector Elements »

iPad GUI PSD Design Template

iPad GUI PSD Design Template

This PSD was constructed using vectors, so it’s fully editable and scalable. The workable screen design is formatted to 768×1024 so anything you design in the Photoshop file can easily be brought over to the SDK.
iPad GUI PSD Design Template »

iPad Vector GUI Elements

iPad Vector GUI Elements
This GUI set contains almost all of the iPad UI elements, including buttons, tabs, menus, keyboard, ballons, etc… It also includes scalable and totally editable vector versions (AI).
iPad Vector GUI Elements »

iPhone GUI PSD Elements

MobileMe Full iPhone GUI

MobileMe Full iPhone GUI

MobileMe Full iPhone GUI »

Matte iPhone UI

Matte iPhone UI

Matte iPhone UI »

Sexy Vector Cell Phone

Sexy Vector Cell Phone

Sexy Vector Cell Phone »

MobileMe Full GUI

MobileMe Full GUI

MobileMe Full GUI »

iPhone 3G-3GS PSD

iPhone 3G-3GS PSD

iPhone 3G-3GS PSD »

Apple iPad: Fully editable PSD

Apple iPad: Fully editable PSD

Apple iPad: Fully editable PSD »

Apple iPhone 4G .PSD

Apple iPhone 4G .PSD

This. PSD is based on the controversial iPhone Gizmodo.com obtained and may not reflect the actual final product.
Apple iPhone 4G .PSD »

iPhone App Dev Icon Sets

iPhone Toolbar Icons

iPhone Toolbar Icons
There are 160 clean and simple toolbar icons in this set designed specifically for the iPhone, with a source .psd file for futher customisation.
iPhone Toolbar Icons »

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Glyphish
The Glyphish icon set have designed and carefully optimized specifically for use on toolbars and tab bars in iPhone apps, but would also be perfect for Android Development.
The 130 icons are 24-bit .png images are about 30×30 pixels for tab bar icons and about 20×20 pixels for toolbar and navigation icons.
Glyphish »

iPhone Toolbar Icon Set

iPhone Toolbar Icon Set
This set of 64 icons for the iPhone toolbar that contain beautiful shaded portions to give added depth and to highlight the icon features.
iPhone Toolbar Icon Set »

Free iPhone Toolbar Icons

Free iPhone Toolbar Icons
These icons have been developed specifically for iPhone developers, completely free for anyone to use commercially under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada license.
Free iPhone Toolbar Icons »

30 Free Vector Icons

30 Free Vector Icons

30 Free Vector Icons »

iconSweets

iconSweets
iconSweets is a free icon set containing 60 vector Photoshop shapes, influenced by icon sets such as Glyphish and Pictoico. Perfectly suitable for iPhone & iPad app development.
iconSweets »

Touchscreen Hand Gestures v2 (OmniGraffle)

Touchscreen Hand Gestures v2 (OmniGraffle)
Vectorized version of Dan Saffer's "Touchscreen Hand Gestures" stencil (http://graffletopia.com/stencils/432) containing a collection of drawn hands for documenting touchscreen interactions.
Touchscreen Hand Gestures v2 (OmniGraffle) »

Gesturecons – Multi-Touch Icons

Gesturecons - Multi-Touch Icons
These vector based icons have been created to help in the design, development, implementation and promotion of multi-touch interfaces. You can use Gesturecons inside of your applications in order to demonstrate to users how to complete actions or prompt them to interact with an application when they approach it. You can scale them to any size and alter them in any way you wish.
Within the download package there are 52 high resolution vector icons entirely scalable and alterable (.pdf, .ai, .eps file types.).
Gesturecons – Multi-Touch Icons »

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Capitol File: Nancy Peel-botoxey


Nancy Pelosi, obviously rejuvenated by drinking the blood of Real American children murdered by her fancy new death panels, looks pretty good on the cover of Capital Fail.

The Washington Examiner has the story here! Thank to everyone who sent this in!