Design Focus

Friday Focus #4

Sites of The Week:

Sites that caught my attention is css galleries over the past week.

Friday Focus - I.G.T

A cool blue theme and a simple, clean design lead to a great looking store front. All they need is some more tees to fill this new design up with!

Friday Focus - Mozilla Firefox 2 Refresh

The new Mozilla / Get Firefox homepage sporting a very colorful illustration. Should be inspiration enough to upgrade to FF 2 if you haven’t already.

Friday Focus - DDMW

A smooth combination of valid xhtml and css along with flash to display portfolio work. Nicely done for a dark color schemed site.

Digg Weekly:

Design: How Much Should a Design Cost?
An interesting article discussing the ever hard to narrow down subject of “how much do I charge for this” or “how much should I expect to pay”. I’ll be writing my own response post to this in the next few days with my own thoughts on the issue, as they do vary a little bit from this authors. I’ll also be covering decided what to charge for advertising.

Programming: 37Signal’s Gets Real W/ Free Read
This has been out for a while, but just hit the weekly popular radar on Digg this week. You can now read and print the entire 37signals book, Getting Real, a guide to building a successful web application, online. As the creators of many of them, I think they know what they’re talking about.

Application of the Week:

If you have yet to upgrade to Firefox 2, then what are you waiting for? While not being web based, Firefox 2 released a few days back, and we’re thrilled to see it reach this stage. FF 2 has quite a few updates, as well as many backend / behind the scenes things that have been tightened up. Make sure you make it your browser of choice – we highly recommend it!

  1. By ronalfy posted on October 27, 2006 at 11:26 pm
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    Probably one of the things I don’t like about FF 2 is the way it handles feeds. I guess I’m used to manually adding in feeds myself, and don’t like it takes over the FeedBurner feeds. Other than that, I’m very happy with the upgrade.

  2. By Gustavs posted on October 28, 2006 at 9:31 am
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    I really like these “Friday focuses” great job.

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