new look... Goodbye, AOL...
Tell your friends... Better critiques...
know about you... Teaching computer-based media... NY Minute wins
Best of Show... Nudes in Parma
& hip-hop... More student involvement = better critiques... Photoshop
5.5 vs. Fireworks 2
Design Quiz... Barcelona... AIGA / NASAD briefing
paper... Response to Upgrade Junkies, Pt.
from International Design Conference at Aspen
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...it's amazing what a difference it makes
course I'd read articles saying that getting your website listed in
the Yahoo! directory was important,
but I didn't realize just how important
until the middle of December. It took two tries, with two different
submissions in different categories, but finally Interactive Design
Forum made the big leap: from obscurity to a place on the map
of the Internet that's used for something like 80% of searches.
day that we first appeared under Arts>Design Arts>Graphic
Design>Magazines our visitor count shot up from its
daily average of 9 to 139 unique visits! It's now settling down
to 30-40 a day.
all you Yahoo! searchers. Hope you enjoy your visit.
what you need
the quick search box you see at the top of the column at left to search
Interactive Design Forum. Type in the word(s) or phrase(s)
you're looking for and you'll get the results fast. To find a phrase,
enclose it in "quotes."
the search engine, provided by Atomz.com,
is not only fast, it's free and doesn't annoy your visitors by splashing
a banner ad across the page. There's a Atomz logo that appears on
the results page, but otherwise you can customize
it to look like the rest of your site. A great service; I highly
well, like really cool
On December 15th we were
named as the CoolStop Best of the Cool site of the day. Web
awards are a dime a dozen, so it's good to take these with a grain
of salt. But if you're known by the company you keep, we're happy
to be in the CoolStop
list. It's a great, eclectic collection of websites worth checking
and the Web
I think the Internet is incredibly exciting as a communication medium
that reaches literally around the globe, its ability
to deliver sound and movement and complex interaction leave a lot
to be desired. This will change over the next few years, but for now
some of the best examples of interactive art
and design are on CD-ROM.
also have to admit to a great love for creating interactive projects
using Macromedia Director, a software tool that allows you to create
virtually any kind of interaction you can dream up. Maybe if I were
a programmer I could make the same things happen on a website, but
I think not.
tax dollars at work
and graphics available at the National Archives website (listed in
this month's BEST OF section)
are fascinating. I could hardly tear myself away once I started browsing
(and downloading) high-resolution scans from our nation's past.
like rummaging through the attic. Old treasures (first draft of
the Declaration of Independence), mementos of relationships you'd
like to forget (Elvis' handwritten letter
to Nixon offering to become a narc for the FBI), photos, artwork,
a friend or colleague
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