This site lets you add the content from your favorite web feed to your website, myspace, facebook, or blog. Free your content! Put it where you want to see it! Be like the cool kids and put my homework feed on your MySpace! http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/cat-digital-design-blog
StumbleUpon is a toolbar that allows you to rate websites and save them for later. You can also easily send them to friends. But what makes StumbleUpon stand out from other competitors is the Stumble button. When you press it, you are magically whisked away to a random website that someone else out there gave a “thumbs up” to. So… Read more →
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself. Students are always blown away when they learn that it will do your bibliography for you. It’s also a great way to keep all your research sources (websites,… Read more →
Google sets is an experimental search tool from Google that allows you to type in two or more words that you think belong together and Google will give you other words that belong to that “set”. For example, if you enter “red”, “blue,” and “green”, it will realize your words are all colors and it will return return “pink”, “yellow”,… Read more →
Google Toolbar for Firefox: “Take the power of Google with you anywhere on the Web The Google toolbar is a great tool for quickly and easily adding content to your Blogger blog. It’s free and installs in seconds System requirements:• Windows XP/2000 SP3+, Mac OS X 10.2+, or Linux• Firefox 2.0+• Internet Explorer version available here
Now that you are an amazing photoshop master, you might not want to wuss around with Picnik‘s simple, iPhoto-style retouching. With Picnik, you can do nice adjustments to color, cropping, and other effects in a web browser. It can load images from your Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Photobucket, or a bunch of other online photo sites I’ve never heard of.
I cannot stress enough how important a good set of fonts is to a designer. We collect them and then spend half of the time deciding which font can carry the meaning of our work the best. The right font can make or break your images– just think of how often a movie font or band logo becomes an iconic… Read more →
Love Firefox but want a browser that integrates with your social media life? Flock integrates with Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Digg, Delicious, Google, Blogger, and several more. It’s a browser, blogging client, media player, and photo uploader all in one! It has become my de facto “mess around” browser– what can it do for you?
This semester, I had all of the students in my digital design class start a blog on either Blogger or Tumblr (.com) where they would be posting all of their work for my class. I then had them send me the web address in an email so I could subscribe to it with a blog reader like Netvibes (or Google… Read more →
Want to get all crazy with your images but you don’t want to pay the crazy price for Photoshop? Aviary isn’t powerful enough or fast enough for ya? Try GIMP– the GNU Image Manipulation Program. Weird name, I know. What isn’t weird is how powerful this image editor is. Give it a try! Windows and Linux kids, go to GIMP.org… Read more →