Thursday, 30 September 2004 Unfortunatley named authors Childish but funny, if only it was my job to do this all day...

Get this... and I'll have one for Christmas while you're at it! PIXELSURGEON | Reviews | Movies | The Shawshank Redemption
“Since I am innocent of this crime, sir, I find it decidedly inconvenient that the gun was never found.”

AlterNet: War on Iraq: Top 10 Reasons to Get Out of Iraq
Are you listening Mr Bush? No, I didn't think so, but then you never were...

Tuesday, 28 September 2004

Let's not make it to easy to make a song form other people's work... Protein Feed - Sampling Law Changed

DonnaM: Usability testing for findability: "Rarely have I heard about a test that explores whether people can understand the content once they have found it, whether they can use it to make good decisions or gain meaning from it."

Molly Holzschlag serves up Integrated Web Design: Strategies for Long-Term CSS Hack Management

All the 'ingredients' for the ideal web site, listed by Keith Robinson...My Recipe For Web Design

If you're into logo design, then this is a good example of the process...Design by Fire: Rebranding the W3C

Wise words which I hope to make use of...Design by Fire: When I grow up, I want to be an interface designer

Another css layout technique to keep you in touch with your stylesheet abilities, hopefully I'll get around to trying it myself...[ws] 2-col tableless layout | Dvousloupcov? beztabulkov? layout

Super levels of storage means an entire film library could be held in a single cd jewel case... BBC NEWS | Technology | DVDs could hold '100 times more'

Super storage possibility, carry your film library in one cd case??!! BBC NEWS | Technology | DVDs could hold '100 times more'

Monday, 27 September 2004

Escher for Real

Saturday night, I spent mostly at my mate Dan's party, with Becx and some good friends, nice... danhodgett | ::MY::PARTY:: photo gallery

Saturday, 25 September 2004

Review: Salford Quays, Manchester

Barely 15 minutes by tram or road from the centre of Manchester (which itself is barely 3 hours from Peterborough), the Salford Quays have seen a huge transition in keeping with the massive reconstruction of Manchester’s cityscape in the past decade. Originally the Manchester Ship Canal was a hive of activity with boats in and out…

The waterside location is becoming a cultural magnet for the Northwest, boasting two modern architectural masterpieces, both enigmatic metallic structures rising from the water’s edge.

The stunning Lowry, all nautical themed stainless steel angles outside, and bright curvaceous colours inside, houses two impressive theatres - including The Lyric which boasts the largest stage outside of London - offering high class ballet and theatre productions.

With numerous bars and a chic modern restaurant, you almost forget that the Michael Willford designed building is home to the biggest public collection of L S Lowry’s work.

A short walk across the Lowry Footbridge and no less stunning is the Imperial War Museum North, designed by Daniel Liebeskind who will re-design the Ground Zero site in New York. A combined theme of architecture and entertaining exhibitions, the displays are modern and emotive, including a vast multimedia display every hour, well worth seeing (maybe a little too loud for smaller children). Well worth the entrance fee, which being a museum is free.

After some culture, retail junkies can check out The Lowry Outlet Mall for a few big name bargains from Marks & Spencer, Whistles, Nike Factory Outlet and Karen Millen among others.

Then you could visit Manchester United's Red Cinema or can eat at Pizza Express (always good value) before chilling out in the cool retro Lime bar.

Well worth a visit, even for non-serious football fans, is the Manchester United tour. While the museum may only be for serious fans, the hour-long tour of the famous ground takes you behind the scenes, into the dressing rooms and boardrooms of the renowned sporting institution, finishing up with a trot down the players tunnel.

Literally down the road Lancashire County Cricket Club offers summer sport fans the chance to watch top-class county and international cricket from the comfort of your own hotel room balcony at the 68-room Old Trafford Lodge hotel, plus in recent summers they have had big name live music on show, this summer R.E.M. and Feeder are amongst the performers.

Across the road from Manchester United’s ground (it is that close) The Golden Tulip hotel offers a good standard of comfort and the excellent Watersreach Restaurant, with its stylish décor and a menu to match.

Impressively all the main attractions and hotels mentioned are situated within one square mile, so you may forget Manchester city centre is only a short Metro ride away. This could be the perfect base to explore the North-west, but there’s plenty of exploring to be done amongst this cultural goldmine.


Tuesday, 21 September 2004

Great design work from Cameron Moll... Archives ~ 08 September 2004 ~ Authentic Boredom

Saturday, 18 September 2004

Get these... 5 Free Windows Web Design Apps You Can't Live Without! [Software Tutorials]

Keep the web standards flag flying people... Digital Web Magazine - News - Adopting Web Standards at Work

Monday, 6 September 2004

Been there, done all that, had a really good time thanks... Salford Quays

Douglas Bowman teaches a lesson in liquid css page design... Stopdesign | Liquid Bleach

For those interested in design and user issues in web design... Digital Web Magazine - Forging a partnership between designer and user

Thursday, 2 September 2004

Web design theft, please ask when using designed work, most people would be more than happy to let someone share some layout or css knowledge or ideas, but stealing a design, no no sir... Andy Budd::Blogography: BAFTA Award Winning Design Thieves

A story of our times, and what might lie ahead, once all the fossil fuels run out. And by the way, it will happen, and those who prefer to ignore this or use what we have left for their own gain, ie Bush, etc, shame on you forever... Cold Turkey -- In These Times