An Unhealthy Lust for Design

Tapas OS — Concept Internet Phone

Concept phones are always an interesting, as they allow the artist to experiment with radical user interfaces and concepts that aren’t necessarily bound by technology or a target market. Robin Zhu has been doing concept user interfaces for a while now, and his latest one “Tapas” is sort of an off-shoot between iOS and WebOS, with some real innovative gestures. Some of it is a bit ‘out there’ and extraneous, but interesting nonetheless. Like the guy who forwarded me the...

5 Safari Extensions to beautify your internets

We never really needed Safari extensions until someone showed us how they could change the way we experience the web. I’m not talking about having embedded music players or a full fledged FTP client right inside your browser. I’m talking about the ability to change the way we experience the websites that we use every day. The ability to easily override the stylesheet of any website truly exhibits the power of CSS. Here are but five plugins that the authors...

Associated Press demoes HTML5 based Timeline Reader

The AP Labs have been working on prettifying their work it seems. Today they’ve debuted a beautiful HTML5 based “Timeline Reader“, which allows you to stay abreast of the top headlines for the days. The landing page itself a beautiful sheet with the AP logo, sliding out once everything has loaded in the background. Once you’re in, you can select which sections you want enabled in the left column, while the right will display them in a horizontal timeline. Add...

Collection of Beautiful iPhone Homescreen walls — Round 2

Our last roundup of awesome iPhone 4 wallpapers was especially well received. Many asked for a round 2. Contrary to what you might think, designers aren’t churning these out by the dozen, which is probably a good thing. I’ve made my best effort at finding and curating this second list, but it probably won’t be as good as the first. I pray you beg to differ.

Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator

I’ve always found creating CSS gradients difficult. I’d back and forth between Photoshop and Espresso, entering RGB numbers and approximating where I need to drop colour stops. Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator by Alex Sirota is the first CSS3 gradient generator that actually brings Photoshop’s gradient creating user interface to the web. My two concerns is that it doesn’t support colour opacity and by itself it’s no great pixels (which is why it didn’t get a leading image). A recommended bookmark...

Instagram: Fast, beautiful, photo sharing on your iPhone

The internet has so many image sharing platforms, but none of them so far have consolidated their activities into one workflow. I reviewed Meedeor a while ago, and continue to use it, but it doesn’t cover all its bases. Instagram is a brand new image sharing service and app, that aims to consolidate the shooting, processing, and sharing of images across services. Not just that, it aims to build a social network for all your shares, including a section for...