Apparently Myspace finally ponied up and hired Josephmark to do some heavy work on their UI/UE. Suddenly our annoying sparking star .gifs, 50 cent auto-play, and lime green text on pink background doesn't quite work. But at least Tom is still our friend.
Check out the newest installment of the TRAINS-FORMERS series made by Tulsa's own James Farr. Some rich animation for a little audience! (for more info on the TRAINS-FORMERS series, and a small treat, pause the movie in the first seconds and read the "FPI" warning/disclaimer)
If you don't know what Responsive Web Design is yet, you should. Those who are more familiar with the subject are probably familiar with A List Apart's article by Ethan Marcotte. The thinking behind RWD is to design for permanence in a way that automatically adapts to any of the constantly changing ways that someone can view the web (tablet, mobile, desktop, different screens etc.). Essentially all it is is a website that automatically reformats based on the window that you are viewing it through. To find out more about RWD, check out this great Smashing article.
In their new responsive site, Littlefield underlines the importance of cross-device support. Check it out yourself and start resizing your browser window and create new layouts. Its a great new site, incredibly easy to navigate and straight to the point.
Tonight (starting at 7) and tomorrow, Tulsa is hosting a music and BBQ event benefitting the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa . The Art of BBQ even has a stellar (Egotist-approved) identity to match their festive and well-designed (great use of pattern and color) website by GuRuStu. So set down your brand new iPhone 5 this weekend, head over to the Blue Dome District and enjoy some live music, and stuff your face with some delicious grub.
However, if BBQ isn't your thing and you've got a hankering for baklava, Tulsa's oldest ethnic festival is a great alternative to The Art of BBQ this weekend.
Seen a Pirate lately? No, a ship didn't drop anchor in the Arkansas River, nor is it the weather that has Tulsans dressing like scalawags today. Today is international "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and to celebrate (because everyone associates Pirates with donuts), Krispy Kreme has offered free donuts for Tulsans who come clad in eyepatches and pirate paraphernalia. What are you waiting for? Batten down the hatches and go claim yer' booty.
International Talk Like a Pirate Day: Free donut at Krispy Kreme!
July 1, 1941, Bulova fundamentally transformed the field of marketing with the world's very first television commercial. Shown at the start of a Brooklyn Dodgers - Philadelphia Phillies game, it was a simple, silhouetted map of the country centered with a Bulova clock and captioned, "America Runs On Bulova Time." The cost — $9.
We don't believe it but there will be a "last" TV commercial someday too. I wonder what it will share with this one and how it will be different?