An Unhealthy Lust for Design

PhotoFramePlus – A Better iPad Photo Frame

I never quite bought into the idea of using the iPad as a photoframe. It’s too useful for something as trivial as that. Which is why I was a little skeptical about checking out PhotoFrame, but was pulled to it by its rather stunning look. Instead of just showing you an image slideshow PhotoFrame overlays a beautiful calendar and current time at the bottom. The resulting look is nothing short of stunning. This will replace the photoframe and calendar from...

Our Solar System – An experiment with CSS3

[tweetmeme]Oh. My. God. Somebody has recreated the solar system using just HTML and CSS, and yes, they didn’t forget to make it drop dead beautiful. The animation is so smooth on my iMac, and even presentable on the iPad. The attention to detail goes down to the space junk between Mars and Jupiter, and the eclipsing of the moon as it revolves around the earth. Our Solar System is by Alex Giron (@alexgiron), a web developer and designer from ‘Old...

Panic’s Pixel Perfection

A few months ago, a very special email dropped into my Inbox. “Dear Mayor McPreshit,”, it greeted me. I was one of the very few lucky recipients of that email, one of the very few who were selected to test drive an update to the internet’s oldest known, possibly the most beautiful Truck. Originally known as Transit, the gorgeous and powerful Truck went through hundreds of bug fixes and enhancements and was finally unveiled to the public on April 27th,...

Pure CSS Icons: An experiment by Zander Martineau

Zander Martineau, a freelance Web Designer and Developer from London, has put up some rather splendid icons up on his blogsite. These icons, however, have been created entirely using just CSS, using some of the newer features of CSS3 such as gradients and rotation. Since these are built upon completely open standards, you can view the source and study how they were created; a great learning experience. If that’s not the way you like to learn things, Zander has also...

Adam Betts’ CS5 Replacement Icons

As a designer, Adam Betts generally stays under the radar. But come an Adobe CS upgrade, and he’s ready with his replacement icons for Adobe’s clumsy attempts. And here’s his CS5 replacement set which includes “37 application icons, 300 document icons with application folder icons”.

Instinctiv: Prrty Music Player

“It’s preview software”, says the app on first launch. The developers obviously aren’t very sure of this app at the moment, but that’s okay. Okay enough for a feature on BP. Instinctiv is much like Ecoute, an iTunes alternative that lives on the iTunes database. It’s small (though not that small), light, and looks quite fresh. Add to that you can sync your non-iPhone devices, and a bunch of other features thrown in. It’s free, and from what I can...