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Mar 24
A List Apart: Issue 280
A List Apart: Issue 280, Discover elegance, embrace imperfection, and nurture great content through community building. Articles by Laura Brunow Miner and David Sherwin.
Mar 20
Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable
Clay Shirky provides the most solid primer on what’s happening with the newspaper industry I’ve seen yet in Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable. An absolute must read.
Seed Magazine
Seed Magazine just got a beautiful redesign by Tim Murtaugh and Michael Pick at Monkey Do. I especially love the tag list down the left and how they light up on the article pages.
Hark, a vagrant
Hark, a Vagrant, delightful (mostly) historical-themed comics by Kate Beaton. The Orwell one makes me laugh every time.
Six-Word Reviews of 1,302 SXSW Mp3s
Paul Ford reviews all 1,302 sample mp3s from the acts at this year’s South by Southwest music festival.
Mar 19
Exploring Cufón
Exploring Cufón, Cameron Moll gives a great overview of Cufón, a promising all-Javascript replacement for sIFR. Includes some nice example pages and tests of conversion fidelity.
Mar 12
Drag Me to Hell
Drag Me to Hell, Sam Raimi plunges back into the horror genre, which means I will be there with bells on.
Redesign Mozilla
Redesign Mozilla, Happy Cog’s latest project to redesign Mozilla’s site. The catch is, the designs are up for public critique and input. Beautiful first round of design.
Mar 11
Comics Archetype Times Table
Comics Archetype Times Table, Zombie Robot and Astronaut Lincoln might be my favorites.
On advertising
On Advertising, Mandy Brown on the futility of online advertising.
Mar 09
Marjane Satrapi and Chris Ware interview
Talk to Me interviews comic/graphic novelists Marjane Satrapi and Chris Ware.
Mar 04
President Obama Unveils New Logos
President Obama unveils new logos for Recovery.gov and TIGER. Excellent work done by two of my favorite designers, Aaron Draplin and Chris Glass in partnership with Mode (the agency who contracted Sol Sender to create the Obama ‘08 campaign logo).
Mar 03
Last Rites
Last Rites, great article by Mike Davidson on the devaluation of news and some ideas on what to do now.
A List Apart: Issue 279
A List Apart: Issue 279, Liquefy! Set your grid-based layouts free! And study the elements of social architecture to create better web apps. Articles by Ethan Marcotte and Christina Wodtke.

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