Pixeleden

Digital garden and journal of Allan Reyes

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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 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.”

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Macro photo of bee flying 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!

NES.css 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! Via rant-dom

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!

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Docubyte Docubyte — A visual guide to computing history with amazing imagery, stunning stylized rendetion of vintage computer hardware.

PhotoSwipe, JavaScript gallery, no dependencies.

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!

The Graphic Art of Incredibles 2

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!

Link Pack Weekly

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 DNS 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 Icon 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.

Dormant not Extinct

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.

Monstera plants in Madrid's Real Botanical Garden

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.