Number thirty! Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Sites of the Week
Starting this week off is Unfortunate. This site makes the list because I really like the idea, and I think it’s pretty fun. The site itself isn’t bad either, but I think it’s the originality of the project that gets more vote a bit more.
Next up is a site for Syntax clothing. If you’ve followed Friday Focus for weeks and weeks on end, you know what I’m a sucker for online store fronts, and Syntax is no different. With a site designed to look likes its inside of a bag, Syntax really looks great.
And rounding out this weeks picks is a personal portfolio, with some really cool work. Owlscout is a dark brown design, but I really like a lot of the graphics and illustration found in the portfolio. Give it a look if you get the chance.
Favorites from the past 7 days
Design – How to make sexy buttons using css
This tutorial was simple and the results were pretty nice. If you want clean looking buttons, considering trying this css technique.
Up and Coming
Design – How do you write a graphic design brief?
A design brief ensures that you know exactly what you want to achieve from your project and allows a point of reference for designers to focus on.
How do you convince a micro-managing style-challenged client that having a plethora of fonts on business cards, posters, or websites is not only third grade, but that it looks absolutely dreadful?
Have your own dilemma? Send Ronald yours and we’ll feature it in the next focus (with a credit to your site).
WordPress Plugin Spotlight
I didn’t find any plugins this week to spotlight, but there is some cool WordPress news. From Avinash I learned that WordPress 2.2 RC1 has been released. I’ve had the opportunity to tinker with it (to test plugin compatibility) and haven’t found any problems so far. The changes are mostly under the hood. One of the features I really like is a plugin sandbox that makes sure a plugin has no errors before loading it or activating it.
WordPress Plugin Series
I have started a plugin series that is sure to benefit all WordPress users who are interested in getting started with plugin design. Here are the posts so far: