Winding Down for the Week

After a busy few days of launching sites, meetings, design brainstorming, and readying ourselves for a fun Memorial Day weekend,  we’d like to wind down by sharing the fun that we’ve learned, picked up, and heard over this past week.

Resources

JS Serving the right sized images to the right device width isn’t so hard.
http://codevisually.com/foresight-js-request-hi-res-images-according-to-device-pixel-ratio/

App You can test responsive design easily.
http://www.responsinator.com/

WP These guys make a killer super menu system for WordPress.
http://wpmegamenu.com

Drupal Drupal comes with some excellent resources for advanced searching.
http://drupal.org/project/facetapi
http://drupal.org/project/porterstemmer

App There’s an app that will generate a privacy policy for you.
https://www.iubenda.com/en

App Coda 2 is being released very soon.
http://panic.com/coda/

Articles

Design Advice from a top NY designer.
http://www.swiss-miss.com/2012/05/advice-from-rob-giampietro.html

Technology Singularity University.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/apr/29/singularity-university-technology-future-thinkers

Typography A Closer Look at Font Rendering.
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/04/24/a-closer-look-at-font-rendering/

Fun

Inspiration This photographer knows how to take you to another world.
http://yewknee.com/blog/14361/

Inspiration This is the epitome of Form Follows Function.
http://yewknee.com/blog/14363/

Inspiration What would you do with 1 million straws.
http://www.sharesomecandy.com/2012/05/farmgroup.html

Comedy Portraits + super-powered fan.
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Blow-Job/3926709

Comedy Portraits + glass.
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/05/18/fashion-photographs-with-faces-pressed-against-glass/

Video Cat + Toast.

Music

RIYL = Recommended If You Like

Pop Mat St. Jon – Soulful. RIYL Modern day Lyle Lovett.

Hip Hop B.O.B. – Strange Clouds. RIYL B.O.B.’s last album.

Country Jill Andrews – EP. RIYL Country music that’s ashamed of that twang.

Folk The Whispering Pines – [self-titled]. RIYL Iron & Wine meets Blitzen Trapper.

Rock Holy Mountain – Earth Measures LP. RIYL Black Mountain, The Strokes or J. Roddy Watson & The Business.

Alternative Beach House – Bloom. RIYL Friendly Fires, Band of Horses or The Antlers. These guys are the next big thing.

Electronica Metallic Taste of Blood – [self-titled]. RIYL Middle Eastern-inspired chords leaning on the heavy side + abstracting sounds.

Metal Eths – Sôma. RIYL Kittie, but from France.


Have a great Memorial Day Weekend and make sure to wear your floaties in the pool!

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