Archive for May, 2007

Photos, About, and Contact

May 25th, 2007

The following areas of weblog are no longer under construction: Photos, about, and contact. They were quickly done but there’s no longer the awful “under construction” pageI had holding their place. The photos area is pretty cool. It’s actually a flash app that this guy created and is an amazing piece of flash work.

For you actionscripter readers with a little diggin’ you can do quite a bit to make it look your own.

Anyway, this is only the first post of what I said would be seven; so hold on my weeks not up yet.

One Week: Seven New Posts

May 21st, 2007
I just might be a bad blogger. It’s been a few weeks now since my last post, but it’s not like I don’t think of things to blog about. I do have an exciting life—I mean we planted the garden over the weekend, Gem can sign she loves me, Diesel has made a race track in the backyard that he runs every time I throw his squeaky fox toy, I’ve discovered this really great pesto sauce, Susan bakes homemade wheat bread, and I’m a boy scout leader—There’s plenty I should be writing about on this weblog, but I have been neglectful.

So, this post is to kick off a week wide of new posts. Yup, fire up those RSS readers or just check back daily for a bunch of new posts.

Dang, This is Brilliant!

May 2nd, 2007
Red Interactive Screen Shot

Red Interactive victorian paper cutout people. Each one is a real visitor of their website. I meet a nice designer from the UK (USER9195) who was checking out the site too.

It’s not that often that I come across a website and think, “dang, this is brilliant!” But a couple weeks ago I clicked upon this site for Red Interactive Agency while it was still in it’s beta and yesterday it was listed as the site of the day at thefwa website.

With all the talk of where the web is going and what web 2.0 will be I have to say that this is it—an evolutionary step in interactive design. Click here to see the site first hand. I especially like the fact you can chat with the other visitors of the site.

Chen Design Associates Screen Shot

Chen Design Associates newly design home page.

Another new website I should make mention of is Chen Design Associates. I got a news flash from them this week saying they were launching a new site. This site doesn’t necessarily push the envelope technically, but CDA is by far one of the best and avant-garde design firms hands down. They are the ones that everyone copies—maybe copy isn’t the right word but inspires—I guess you could say CDA rather than looking to others to see where design is going they’re the ones creating the hot design trends.

What’s interesting is both these design firms have such different strengths. Red is technically leading the world wide web evolution, and Chen Design leading where Red lacks (visual communications). I hope one day that MARCFOLIO will be a leader in both these areas.