Sixteen sites that offer some inspiration (i.e. ideas to borrow) to web deisgners
Noisy Decent Graphics have covered the numerous fonts used to indicate locations in the most recent Bond film and have generally praised them. I recall finding them distracting and “London” title where the car drives over title text jarred more than these sort of titles should.
Richard Dawkins talks to Derren Brown about psychics, spiritualists, palmists, astrologists etc – and some of the tricks, such as cold reading, they employ to seduce the weak minded in believing in them.
It's the full interview, including re-takes and parts where it goes off track, spread over 6 parts on YouTube, starting below.
The final part (6) talks about skepticism, and we find Derren is, maybe suprisingly, an ex-Christian.
Only $20 from PzG – your Third Reich HQ… currently out of stock, but while you deciding on which colour you'll get why not also take a look at the other great stuff on sale.
Also quite enjoyed the response to a letter sent to the site owner questioning if “Hitler with Santa Hat in Good Taste?”
News today of Blur “re-forming”, though in fact they never actually split up, but an essential part of the band did leave for a while and without him. I suspect it' s about the money, the gig announced is a huge one and it will be interesting to see if there's any new material.
The great thing with Blur was it was four different characters, in fact I can't think of many other bands where I can name all the members. It was the trying to please all four of them that I think gave them their diversity and such a great sound (Alex wanting disco, Graham wanting punk = Girls & Boys). Yep, the BBC article today got it right; Why Graham Is The Heart of Blur
Selling used records or CDs makes sense, but used MP3s isn't such an obvious idea. A new site, still in private beta, called Bopaboo is planning to buy (legally) your MP3s and sell them on, taking 20% cut on the sale.
Prêt A Manger have launched the Pret card, a debit card for use in their stores. The card can be picked up in store for free and registering online puts £2.10 (the price of a coffee) on the card immediately.
There's nothing to stop you setting up as many of these cards as you like, though you'll need a different email address – try Melt Mail mentioned last week to set up a temporary email address.
Amazon.co.uk launces DRM free music download service, cheaper than iTunes and with out Apple's restrictions.
There are 3 million songs already in the library which will play on any MP3 player (include iPods, iPhones) and top selling albums can be bought complete for just £3.
There's also a Amazon Music Download tool available for Windows PCs.
Just visited the local newsagents to find Jamie Oliver's chubby little face adorning the main display, that's not much of a surprise, the thing is this time it was on his own magazine….
Yes Jamie Magazine (surely it should be called Oi Jamie!) Issue 1 was launched today. Inside it's the usual celebrity mate articles, some recipies, a chance to see Jamies huge house again. A whole magazine of Jamie Oliver's ego, who can stomach it.
Songbird is an open source music manager, and potential replacement for iTunes. Songbird supports MP3, FLAC, and Vorbis on all platforms; WMA and WMA DRM on Windows; and AAC and Fairplay on Windows and Mac.