Dave Shea explains how he turns low quality images from clients into usable graphics for his design.
Khoi Vinh wrote a great piece about Tropicana’s redesign and their subsequent reversal. What I particularly liked was how he pointed out how the usability of the design went significantly down, as I mentioned before.
After coming out with a completely new packaging design, Tropicana is changing it back. I really don’t understand why the new design was ever carried out, not because it looked all that bad, but because it was so different from the previous design, making it near impossible to find Tropicana when going to the store, and the differentiation between different flavors was really small as well.
Sam, of 37signals notices a great feature on the new MacBooks: when installing new RAM, there’s a magnet that catches any screws you might accidentally drop. Brilliant!
I’m bookmarking this article from A List Apart for later reference. CSS bar charts might be a nice way to clean up my notebook page, which, as it stands right now, is a complete mess.
Finally, the mysterious “Save For Web” color shift in Photoshop is solved. Awesome!