Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I was searching for some free wordpress themes that (still) haven't been abused and I ran across Tweak!. Tweak! is a free simplified theme version of and if you want to learn more about it click here.

Cristiano Siqueira (

Monday, August 27, 2007

Cristiano Siqueira is an illustrator / graphic designer from Sao Paulo, Brazil. There are not much to say about him... his works speak for him. Marvelous work, beuatiful color combos, intrigue figures... somehow he reminds my of Eric Larnoy. Here are some samples of his work. For everyone intrested to see more of his art check his profile at Nathan Borror's Webspace

Monday, August 27, 2007 is the personal website of Nathan Borror a web designer / developer based in Kansas City. What I particularly like about is the simplicity of the layout. You would say that the layout disappears really making the content to stand out! Another cool feature is the navigation tabs on the left and the way they slide in and out (probably made with a modern javascript library). To find out more about Nathan Borror's work check this link as well. Enjoy!

IKEA: Back to College

Monday, August 27, 2007

What we have here is the minisite for the new IKEA advertising campaign. The target group is obviously the new students that are going to make the big step and live on their own during their studies this year. As you can see the idea is pretty good and well materialized! Again in flash with a touch of more advanced actionscript the final result is pretty warm and cozy something I believe they wanted to succeed. There are some good furniture solutions apart from good web design!

Design Float

Friday, August 24, 2007

For the lovers of Digg here comes Design Float! Design Float is a social bookmarking service (just for the record Design Float is built upon Pligg) that aims to gather bookmarks related to Web Design and Graphic Arts... in other words it's a Digg-like application for designers! Sign up and feed the thing!

Vikiworks™ Studio

Friday, August 24, 2007

Vikiworks™ Studio is the personal blog (Wordpress 2.2.2) of Yichi a graphic designer and specializing in User Interface Design. The current look of his blog is quite an astonishing work as you may see! The little flash part embed in the header of the page and the color combination really lifts off the layout making it to distinguish from the majority of Wordpress themes. Enjoy!

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Daniel Warner: Illustrator & Comic Artist

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Daniel Warner is an awarded Illustrator and Comic Artist that has been in the scene for quite a long time. He is the creator of Cocopiazo which gave him the XERIC FOUNDATION AWARD in 2001 with the release of "Super Deluxe Cocopiazo: A Bright Sunny Day". The releases he made are listed at the bottom of this post.

Daniel Warner's releases:

  1. EXPO 2000 SPX anthology
  2. EXPO 2001 SPX anthology
  3. STEREOSCOMIC 4 anthology of french language comics
  4. Cocopiazo four-issue miniseries
  5. Super Deluxe Cocopiazo: A Bright Sunny Day one-shot
  6. 1 Way Ticket with writer Chris Arrant

Moon Palace: Graphic designer freelance, Webdesigner, Illustrator

Thursday, August 23, 2007 is another sample of fine flash-craftmanship! As you may noticed in the upper right corner, featured as "Site of the Day" at The W-F-A and that didn't happen by accident. The use of actionscript with vector shapes resulted in what you see and you have to admit it's very eye-candy! I also liked a lot the navigation used, while the only thing that didn't enjoyed that much is the empty space that the main scene leaves pretty blank! Other than that the French guys (remember this one?) really know how to rock!

Loworks : graphic, web, typefaces, broadcast

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Normally I should include this website to the 2nd part of Experimental Japanese flash websites, but for some strange reasons I can't finish it... Anyway here is another fine sample of Japanese flash / actionscript work concerning the web part and some really unique illustrations concerning printed work. Loworks is a Japanese based firm that deals with web design / printed works / typography & font design / broadcast. Despite the very cool look that sound looping while loading content really gets on your nerves!

Fully Illustrated

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 is the homeplace of Mike Heald. If you don't know Mike you are about to learn about him. Mike Heald is a very talented illustrator / graphic designer that has earned numerous awards for his work throughout the years. His work ranges from illustrations and comics to photography and 3D design, and as you might notice at his portfolio his is doing very well at all of them. I really enjoyed his character design! Check them out!

BuuHouse Interactive

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Here is another neat flash website and specifically the portfolio website of BuuHouse Interactive, a Norway-based web solution agency. There are some really nice illustrations for brands like NOKIA, that you should check out... some of them could really be included in Desktopography. Currently there are redesigning their website that is estimated to be ready in early 2008. | Explore the web with simple clicks!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I'm back! After a week of holidays and relaxation I'm back for work, studies, fun etc... and so here is the first link for the new season. is a very interesting application that maps the relation of one website with others that have referral links to it. I don't know what runs behind the flash interface but it works pretty well and meets the eye for good! Enter the URL of the website you want to explore and follow the results. Move your mouse over the nodes to see the screenshot while you listen to the site description from your speakers. I don't know if this is something new around the web but it really worths some of your time and attention!

walk2web - Walk. Explore. Have Fun ;)

Time to relax!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

In a couple of hours I'm leaving for my homeland, Crete. I'll be missing for a week so until then have a good time! In case you get bored here is a link for you A Medicine For Apathy!

Assembly 2007 | Andromeda Software Development - LifeForce Demo

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Well I know that Assembly isn't related with the web as we know it but after searching from some flash demos I ran into ASD's (Andromeda Software Development) Assembly demo called LifeForce. ASD is a Greek Assembly team that deals with Assembly demos for quite a long time. This year participated in Assembly 2007, a meeting that is being held up every year and is like an event for everyone involved with Assembly. Well this year the ASD won the contest for the best demo. It's really astonishing what they achieved! View the video below! demos, experimental flash & actionscript

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Here is a goodie for you. It's all about a place / community that supports and promotes the Flash demo scene. Despite the fact that there aren't many updates there are some really interesting flash demos. Below are the screenshots of my favorite one! Enjoy.

Here are some links you might find interested:

Flash Development: Planetarium

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Here is another cool piece of actionscript / flash development I recently ran across. It implements physics materialized with actionscript and I have to say that the result is really interesting and useful for those that want to build a universe of their own :P The controls are very simple. Just click on the [+] symbol at the upper left corner and manipulate the universe as you like! Add, remove, edit asteroids and planets, remove / change asteroids trails etc. Be careful though... don't evoke a Bing Bang No2!

Blueprint: A CSS Framework

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Great news for the CSS manics around the web! About 2 days ago the new version of Blueprint was released. Blueprint is a CSS "framework" that helps in designing CSS based layouts providing a grid, somethinglike a debuggin tool. The current release (Blueprint v0.3) covers the features listed below.

  1. An easily customizable grid
  2. Sensible typography
  3. A typographic baseline
  4. Perfected CSS reset
  5. A stylesheet for printing
  6. No bloat of any kind
Here is also the "to do" list:
  1. Support for PNG transparency in IE5.5+ (js)
  2. Relative font sizing everywhere
  3. Multiple versions with different grid customizations
  4. Liquid layout version
  5. Compressed versions of the files to reduce load times
As you may understand Blueprint is a very powerful CSS tool that may be useful for both professionals / experienced and novice web designers as it's pretty simple to use and can save you from some really tricky situations, allowing you to design / code with accuracy. The man behind Blueprint is this guy which probably you'd listened in the past. In order to get started follow this link to view a simple tutorial. Happy coding!

Project's homepage

MediaMonks Games - Online advergames & in-game advertising agency

Monday, August 06, 2007

The fans of on-line flash games are gonna love this one! MediaMonks Games is a subdivision of MediaMonks with only cause of existence to make flash games for advertising purposes. What I liked was the character design and the illustrations in general that really boost the final result. The gameplay in almost every flash game is simple, funny and addictive I would say! If you have a lot of spare time to spend click the links below at your own risk!

Jeremy Cowart Photography

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Here is something for your eyes! Brialliant photography / illustrations by Jeremy Coweart. Make sure to check evey section of his photography portfolio!

Universe by Jonathan Harris

Saturday, August 04, 2007

If you read a couple of posts back you'll see and one of its creators Jonathan Harris. I looked over Jonathan Harris personal website and I discovered that the man is really a genius... Just take a look at his jobs and especially the latest on simply called "Universe". The "Universe" collects data, news and reports mostly, from daily life and represents them in an "astral" way... like those science maps back in high school. You may browse the daily updates, the weekly updates, monthly etc. You have quite many ways to choose in order to view the different parts of the "Universe". A short description taken by Jonathan's website may en light thing a little:

Universe is divided into nine "Stages", titled: Stars, Shapes, Secrets, Stories, Statements, Snapshots, Superstars, Settings, and Time. Stars presents a cryptic star field; Shapes causes constellation outlines to emerge; Secrets extracts the most salient single words and presents them to scale; Stories extracts the sagas and events; Statements extracts the things people said; Snapshots extracts images; Superstars extracts the people, places, companies, teams, and organizations; Settings shows geographical distribution; Time shows how the universe has evolved over hours, days, months, and years. In the top left corner is a search box, which can be used to specify the scope of the current universe. The scope can be as broad as "2007", as recent as "Today", as precise as "Vermont on August 27, 2006", or as open-ended as "War", "Climate Change" or "Happiness". The exact parameters of each universe are entirely up to the viewer, and unexpected paths unfold with exploration.

esj·com·au™ | 300 times better

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Here is another flash website for you. There is nothing special about the actionscript part of this flash website but I liked the gfx part. esj·com·au™ is the portfolio of Simon Andrew James, graphic artists from Cape Town, Africa. There are some really good illustrations in there so make sure to view every single one. Enjoy! | Peace, Love, Technology

Wednesday, August 01, 2007 for today! I know that this project is a little bit old because it was released in 2006... but I thought that there might be someone that hasn't heard about it. Well, this is the project of Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar and according to them "Lovelines is an exploration of human desire.". Both Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar aren't any "ordinary guys"... just check their websites. When I first ran across this site I thought that was under construction or something... but later on I figured out what was going on. This project features phrases, photos about love, hate and human desire and generally data collected from blogs using the search engine that was created by We Feel Fine. This is really interesting if you think! You may swing from love to hate using the scrollbar at the bottom of the page. If you want a more detailed description of it click here. Click the thumbs bellow and remember "Peace, Love, Technology"!