The vinyl sheet sticks to the bottom of the MacBook (13 and 15-inch sizes are available) and shows an actual photo taken of the computer’s innards. I love that it sits underneath and not on top — it’s way more subtle and also only gives onlookers a quick and confusing glance as you pack up your Mac and pop it into a bag.
The see-through stickers cost $17 each and are available now.
Tear Down – Vinyl Skin Sticker Decals [Etsy. Thanks, Lily!]
I want to say Up front that there still is no good way of WordPress blogging on the I-pad.
The lack of WordPress modulars is astounding. The Ipad should be the best tool for Blogging.
Also I have not found a good a app for writing Resumes and Cover Letters, formating is the reason.
App shopper- Better than Apple’s App Site
Free Wifi Finder- Down Load National List of WIFI
Icab mobile- Web Browser with Tabs and Massive Sharing Plug-Ins. (still no WordPress plugin WTF)
Atomic web- Download capable Web browser with Tabs(No WordPress WTF)
Go Task- The best Todo list app syncs with your G-Cal Tasks.
Muji calendar- Enter New dates Fast, Syncs both ways with G-Cal
Evernote- A Must Have for keeping track of Web info Syncs w every device(No WordPress WTF)
Dropbox- Transfer files and use them between apps, computer and devices.(No WordPress WTF)
Read it later- Read web pages and articles with no Ads at your leasure (No WordPress WTF)
ZITE- RSS magazine personalized articles, blogs, videos syncs with Twitter or G-Reader or on its own.
Mobile rss- Beautiful RSS Reader with Share Buttons (No WordPress WTF)
Vimeo- Edit Your Videos and then Share them on Vimeo
Instagram-Photo filters and Share Capable ( No WordPress WTF)
Idraw- The BEST drawing app on IPAD- Adobe and Autodesk can suck itThis is really the best combination of basic tools I’ve ever seen. Includes dimensioning BUY THIS
GTalk- Use your Google Video Chat if you have Camera
Last.fm- Padora and Spotify are So Lame Compared to Last.Fm Sign Up and learn How to use this and discover all the music you never new about but that you love.
Yelp- You Should Know By Now
From analyzing the 10 shining grid-based website designs, here are 5 best practices learned in order to create an effective grid-based website design:
* 1. Limit the number of elements – this is forehead-slapping obvious, for sure, but bears repeating: the more elements, the bigger the clutter, so keep it easy for you and your visitors by reducing as much as possible.
* 2. Vary the sizes of each grid – monotony tires the eyes and makes nothing stand out, so include variety in the sizes of the individual grids (not so ones next to each other are varying, but the size of the individual grid boxes for each group of grids).
* 3. Vary the arrangement of grid sections – similar to #2: avoid monotony by having some grids expand vertically, others horizontally, some groups be forming a square, others rectangles, and so forth.
* 4. Don’t have each grid too close together (or too far apart) – the right spacing makes your website highly readable, navigate-able, and scannable, so feel it out when spacing the individual grid squares and grid sections next to each other (or ask others if it’s too close/far if in doubt).
* 5. Have a single big square or rectangle for the featured website element – continuing from #2, have the featured website element—the one you want to draw immediate attention to—big one single big square or rectangle, as this will make it stand out from a grid section that’s a similar size and shape but is broken up by a lot of smaller grid squares.
via 10 Shining Examples of Grid Based Web Design and Best Practices.
A project by Antrepo studio. They took some popular brands’ packaging and made it evolve into minimalist packages. I think many of them work better.
even an Entry Level Job or Internship
Looking for that big break?
1. Decide which country and city you most would like to work in and decide which firm or designer you would most like to work with.
-Consult books, magazines, websites and ask fellow designers and professors: where would they go and who would they want to work with?
2. Make a list of at least 10 different firms and designers that you want to contact.
-Rank them (using criteria such as location, coolness of projects, reputation in design community, specializations, skills you will learn there) so that you know where to put your best effort.
3. Find everything you can about the city and designers and firms of your choice.
-Again, look at books and mags, etc. Get the design firm or designer’s contact information. You can use Coroflot to help you with this.
4. Put together a brief letter of introduction, telling the firm or designer-
-Who you are
-Where you go to school or where you currently work
-What you are doing there (studying, working as a draftsperson, whatever)
-Why you are contacting them (for an internship)
-Why you are contacting them in particular (you feel their design work is the best, they specialize in the field you want to get into.)
-What you hope to get out of working with them (better insight into the field, etc.)
-That you are eager to relocate to their city (if applicable)
-That you are looking to learn and not to earn. (that you don’t need to be paid)
-How to contact you if they are interested (e-mail address, phone number, address)
5. Include samples of your work! Very important!
-Slides, color photos, color printouts, even a photocopied or laser-printed sheet with clear pictures of your projects is enough.
-If you have particular skills or talents, like sketching or modeling or computer work, emphasize them in your samples.
-Five or six images should be enough to whet their appetites, but send more if you have enough quality projects and photos.
6. Include your C.V. or resume
-Keep it to one page.
-List experience with work, computer programs.
7. Don’t over-design this little package!
-Don’t spend hours working on your letterhead and picking special papers for your envelopes and letters. Don’t try any crazy layouts or stunts to make your package stand out – you are not applying for a graphic design position. Just be sure you
-Make it clear
-Make it short
8. Call, fax or e-mail the firm or designer to get a contact name
- the person who handles hiring – and label your package to their “Attention.”
- Send it off!
- Even if the firm says they are not hiring at the moment, get a contact name and send off your package anyway.
9. After sending your packet to the list of designers:
-After a week or so, contact the firms by phone, fax, or by e-mail.
-Be sure to talk to the person you sent the package to.
-Confirm they have received your package. Ask them if there are any questions they have about it. Ask them if they would like to see more work.
-If they have questions, answer them; if they want to see work, send them some more. If they want to have you come in for an interview, do it!
-If you need to travel a long distance for the interview, try to set up a few other interviews for the same time, and give yourself some time to see the sites- make the trip as multi-purpose as possible.
10. Repeat Step 9 every month (even every 2 weeks) or so until you get someone to invite you over for an interview. Being persistent pays! Stay in contact with the firms and send them more of your work as you produce more. Gather firm names and look for firms that are hiring at Coroflot! Keep at it!
giving this PDF a read.
Getting A Design Job | IDSA | Rob Jensen Design.
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