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Tuesday: December 18, 2012

Panic takes a look at the magic behind the album art color schemes in iTunes 11.Panic takes a look at the magic behind the album art color schemes in iTunes 11.

If you've used iTunes 11 you may have noticed the adaptive colors used in some of your favorite albums. Apple could have just displayed a thumbnail and used the same colors for text everywhere but instead chose to theme each album to go along with it's individual art. This kind of little touch is really what has always se Apple apart from the rest. The good folks at Panic delve into the kind of programming and logic that may have gone into this kind of display paradigm. It's a great read even if you aren't a developer but its an even greater read if you because they include sample code.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:01 PM | Tags (8) | album | blog | blog | colors | itunes | panic | themes | xcode |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Ten of the most commonly used colors in web design with examples.Ten of the most commonly used colors in web design with examples.

Need some creative inspiration to get started on that next design project? This post  showcases how other designers are using colors to their advantage and even touches on the associated feelings some of these colors convey. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | colors | convey | design | interwebs | web | webdesignbooth |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

A handy tutorial on how to use the almighty power of curves in Photoshop.A handy tutorial on how to use the almighty power of curves in Photoshop.

Never used the curves pane in your beloved copy of Photoshop? Still playing with those brightness and contrast settings? Do you even know what a curve is?  Read through this thorough writeup and you'll be a better photo manipulator as a result. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 4:14 PM | Tags (10) | colors | curves | histograms | howto | hues | photoshop | ranges | tonal | tutorial | tutorial9 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

Funeral for Internet Explorer 6 held yesterday over in Colorado.Funeral for Internet Explorer 6 held yesterday over in Colorado.

Internet Explorer Six, known to friends and family as 'IE6,' is survived by son Internet Explorer Seven, and grand-daughter Internet Explorer Eight. To better accommodate the overwhelming response, we're changing the venue.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | colorado | explorer | funeral | funny | internet | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 18, 2010

Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.

Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 6:40 AM | Tags (11) | ereaders | books | 2010 | wired | ipad | apple | color | flexibility | software | contrast | gadgets |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 11, 2010

Some beautiful Tundra landscape photos for your viewing pleasure.Some beautiful Tundra landscape photos for your viewing pleasure.

This post also serves to let you all know that National Geographic has just recently given their beloved website a bit of facelift.  It's nice to see that their photography now plays a much prominent role on their overall website design.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 3:01 PM | Tags (12) | photos | tundra | landscapes | natgeo | facelift | redesign | colors | cold | winter | national | geographic | design |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 169 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

An amazing collection of liquid art to feast your eyes upon.An amazing collection of liquid art to feast your eyes upon.

What better way to end your day than with a splash of liquidy-colorful goodness. These photos were shot by combining soundwaves with water-based paint using a mic-triggered camera. Wow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Artsy @ 5:05 PM | Tags (8) | artsy | camera | colors | drops | macro | photos | time | water |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Twenty-five colorful advertisements that will grab your attention.Twenty-five colorful advertisements that will grab your attention.

Why not end your day with a little dose of color? Go on, taste the rainbow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 5:04 PM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | colorful | colors | design | vibrant |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 352 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.Wikipedia to start color coding untrustworthy text.

...the program assigns a color code to newly edited text using an algorithm that calculates author reputation from the lifespan of their past contributions. It’s based on a simple concept: The longer information persists on the page, the more accurate it’s likely to be.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (6) | wikipedia | wired | colors | coding | trust | text |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Forty-five colorful uninhabited places to see before you die.Forty-five colorful uninhabited places to see before you die.

Quite colorful, indeed. Some of the descriptions sounds like they belong in a Dr. Suess book.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 2:49 PM | Tags (5) | colors | places | sites | travel | webecoist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

A writeup on how colors may affect your productivity and success.A writeup on how colors may affect your productivity and success.

Certain colors and color relationships can irritate, cause headaches, or make you feel sick. Other colors and color combinations are healing and soothing. Consequently, the appropriate use of color can maximize productivity, minimize visual fatigue, and relax the whole body.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 7:28 AM | Tags (5) | colors | moods | productive | success | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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