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Secret Dashcode app on new Macbooks

Source Tuaw.com http://www.tuaw.com/2006/05/24/flickr-find-screenshots-of-dashcode/

Basicly a design app for OS X dashboard widgets. But if you know what widgets really are in secret is just tiny webpages.. ! What does this mean? Well if theory Dashcode is a webdesign app then... Which leads to the hope of a pro Apple web design app... Just need a few extras...

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Dont quit Creative Bits, Stylegala up for sale

Well I am happy to see the server back today, it was not loading anything at all a bit ago..

http://forum.stylegala.com/about3386.html
On the net Stylegala.com is being sold and cssbeauty.com was contemplating it
http://www.cssbeauty.com/archives/2006/May/goodbye_css_beauty/
among others that are gone or near gone..

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When does a design become viewable ?

Lets see here I was wanting to post something to fill the void.. When does a design becomes viewable? Like in, when are you ready to show it to people and take critques? Some post junk and some post gorgeous designs of absolute art even for just a website.. And on that note, the phrase "I design websites" and followed by that is "Oh is that all" just diggs at me.. :<

But how long does it take to post that ?? How long did someone work on it good or bad. When should you stop and show it to the world ??

There are no answers here just ponderings..

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Is iweb a good thing for the web ?

Lets try and get this fixed first.

I am a simi pro at the field now *sigh* when it comes to hard coding a site from code.
Ever since pages came out I clamored to get pages to export html and start using that as a basis to design faster.. alas it would not be..

Sooo a year later we now have iweb. basicly pages in a new skin. It outputs code that actually displays a page correctly now. Buuut at what price?

here is a sample,, does not exist

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Freeway 4 prerelease


Now this is an app that has a LONG time coming as a new update. Suffice it to say I am only hopeful at this point that this app is a knock out css design app. We shall see.

http://www.softpress.com/en/home

Oxford, UK

September 2nd, 2005

Softpress releases Preview of Freeway 4 Pro

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Double click hell

This comes from just getting the new mighty mouse and finding that there is no option to swap the right click for a double click. It brought me back all the way to when I first tried computers and found after a day of double clciking it begins to give you hand an rss pain.

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See all layers at once

This is a very stupid feature but still neat. Use get info on a .psd file in OSX Tiger and look at the More info box. It will list every single Layer and layer name ! XD

Like I said useless but neat, also it shows me how bad my spelling is :P

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Rethinking webdesign design apps

Warning, below is a bug that has bugged me for two years :o

Don't get me wrong, I like to do work in design and get into the nitty gritty. But after you spend hours on hours trying to get something to work that you just cant find out why it wont and have to result to new code or a total new redesign it kina irkes you.

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Learn how to REALLY use Smart Objects in PS

As I was looking for the great happy grow a vector animation tool I found as well a great study on how to use Smart Objects really well and some bad stuff from them

http://xeler8r.com/lessons/pscs2/s_objects/index.html

Show your love and bow to his mastery full and free tutorial :D

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Brain saver, Space saver

Always am I grabbing stuff from the web and saving it as either a webarchive or a bookmark,. Ha that adds up soooo fast and gets lost EVEN with spotlight. A great way to actually learn from these tutorials or lessons of design or what not is to print them :D

Aw but print is expenssive. True. But if you make booklets from them the cost goes WAY down, though it gets a little small ya can still read it ..

Use Coca Booklet
http://www.iconus.ch/fabien/cocoabooklet/

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