17 December 2018
Jen Simmons passion is both inspiring and contagious on the future of graphic web design. The YouTube channel contains a ton of useful tutorials and insights. Go check it out.
I was amazed and equally impressed that this device exist! I want try one to get a feel of the pen to surface feedback…
Sigal - Simple Static Gallery Generator
looks like a promising gallery generator for the photography section of Pixeleden. Though I have Tumblr for the street photography, I would like to start having more control of my phtos. It is also a gateway to learn and build something with Python.
Get the Font
— Hunting fonts made easy
Pantone chose this ‘life-affirming’ shade as 2019’s Color of the Year
Very satisfying and amazing art restoration work
10 December 2018
I have such high creative regard to stop-motion animation and the team behind it, and Isle of Dogs is so much fun and wow!
Unrolling the Masterful Sushi Scene in ‘Isle of Dogs’ via Variety
Tricks advertisers use to make food look delicious!
“The Last Curious Man”
The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best
Everything in dark mode to match your macOS and browser. Check it out: Dark Reader: dark mode for any website
🧐 Looks familiar? Optician Sans: a font based on eye-charts
“A free font based on the historical eye charts and optotypes used by opticians world wide.”
3 December 2018
Gorgeous macro shots of bees. Check out the article by Atlas Obscura —
How Close-Up Glamour Shots Are Generating Buzz for Bees
Why are tech companies making custom typefaces?
Boing-boing’s spoiler summary: “a mix of corporate vanity and to avoid recurring licensing fees”
The 100 Best Pens, As Tested by Strategist Editors
I want ‘em all!
These days I totally dropped frameworks but I will make an exception for this! :P
Superb rendition of the Beatles’ Blackbird by the amazing boy wonder jazz pianist Joey Alexander
SubEthaEdit 5 - Now free and open source!
Feather Icons – Simply beautiful open source icons that you can use in your projects
Notion - The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
Still enjoying using it!
26 November 2018
Docubyte — A visual guide to computing history with amazing imagery, stunning stylized rendetion of vintage computer hardware.
Tachyons always deliver to its promise:
Create fast loading, highly readable, and 100% responsive interfaces with as little CSS as possible.
I use it heavily for fast prototyping and iteration. Covers the basis to jump-start a project by using utility classes from it’s super light library then just write your own minimal styling for mostly polishing.
Mystery no more. The Mystery Font That Took Over New York
web.dev is Google’s actionable guidance and analysis. Helps developers learn and apply web’s modern capabilities.
🚲 How Bamboo Bikes Are Helping This Community, a Great Big Story video feature on Ghana’s Boomers bamboo bikes
R2-D2 App-Enabled Droid made by Sphero. I want one!
21 November 2018
Amazing in-depth post of Josh Holtsclaw on his graphic art works on Pixar’s Incredibles 2.
I cannot relay more when he said:
“One of the hardest things to do was this cereal box where a character illustration appears next to one of our real characters…”
These are the small things that make the big thing work. But the design journey in itself worth the pain on sweating the tiny details.
Thanks Josh Holtsclaw for sharing your wonderful works and for the motivations it brings!
16 November 2018
This is the first post for Link Pack Weekly! It is a collection of the week’s interesting and useful stuff I’ve found or stumbled upon the Internet.
Cloudflare’s privacy-first public DNS resolver is now available as a mobile app to easily use it to get faster, more private Internet experience. A must!
Google Chrome Labs project launched VisBug, a Chrome extension that make any webpage feel like an artboard.
“Private by Design: …” A post by Mozilla that explain in a comprehensive and illustrated way how they created Firefox Sync. Another compelling reason why I came back using Firefox as my defaulf browser.
Squoosh is an image compression web app that allows you to dive into the advanced options provided by various image compressors.
I am using Jekyll as the site generator for Pixeleden. It is simple and reliable to get started with.
25 October 2018
It’s so nice to be back again! Idle no more because today I am clearing the weeds and get it up running and live again.
Web garden and online journal
Pixeleden has served me well as my online portfolio that showcase my work as a digital designer but soon I will be moving my portfolio in my resumé website. Pixeleden then will be my blog to share ideas, resources and interesting stuff that I find useful. It will also be a sandbox to test ideas. Since it is a journal, I will also feature photographs I made and meant something to me.
A work in progress
Continuous improvement, a practice we adhere at work is also something I will employ to approach the rebuilding Pixeleden.