And you thought we’d just rest after the holidays! Nope, Friday Focus is still here, with the very last one for 2006. This was an extremely busy week for DL, as we went through server moves, some adjustments, and published two new interviews. Besides are busy world, the rest of the design and development world also kept moving, and we’ve got plenty to talk about.
Sites of the Week
First this week comes Pipeline Deals, a new web application to track deals and offers. Yes, it is another tracker, but I did think the site design was pretty cool, and reminded me of Mint because of the “page on top of page” type look.
Next up in Uberlook, an upcoming resource for the submission of any time of resource; be it site, application, file, video, or anything else you find useful. The service is expected to open in January, and hopefully we’ll be able to provide you with a first hand look before it goes live. The site is simply, but its purpose of getting information about the project out without revealing to much is done right.
Finally this week is a photography portfolio which makes the list more because of the stellar pictures and compositions than a standout design. The site itself couldn’t get any simpler, but I think the photographs let you forget how basic the site is.
Design: How to Create Fake Mini Environments
Ever wonder how to make regular size images seem like they’re made for little plastic toys? This technique is actually very easy and simple, and really only requires the use of filters.
Programming: How to easily Ajaxify Your Site
A short guide to quickly adding some ajax effects to your site using the script.aculo.us framework. Give it a try.
Question of the week
We asked the opposite last week in a sidenote, so this time around we’d like to know your favorite website of 2006. Leave the responses in the replies, and by the way, it’d be nice to see Devlounge as a nominee, we won’t think you’re sucking up 😉