Tag Archives: website

Colour Tool for Designers & Developers

Ever seen a website and thought ‘what a great colour they are using here’. Well now, to make your life easier, there is a tool called Colour Tool.

You bookmark the link in your browser, and when you see a site that you love and want to know what colours are used, you click the link and the site will bring up all the colours and variations used on the site.

No need to file through CSS files, and trying to screen capture then use your little eyedropper. Simply click the bookmark and you have everything you need!

The Colour Tool can be found here.

Found other awesome tools like this? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Yours in making life easier,
Lee.

7 sites every designer and developer must bookmark

Designers and Developers across the world need to keep up with the latest technology and trends or get left behind. It’s just how the industry works. The great thing about both of these professions is that everything we could possibly want to know is readily available, right now, for free.

I won’t hold any more of you eager learners back by raving about why you should check the following sites out, and just cut to the chase, below are a few sites you might not have heard of that are definitely worth the bookmark or RSS subscription.

1. OnTwik

An excellent resource for designers and developers dedicated to showcasing lectures, conferences and other video resources.

2. DesignIsKinky

An Australian art and Design resource that is great for inspiration and finding out what’s on locally.

3. SitePoint

An incredidbly valuable resource targeted at pretty much everyone in the Communication Design industry, great podcasts, great articles and just generally useful references. They even write their own textbooks!

4. Fonts In Use

Fonts in Use is a fantastic typography resource, great for keeping up with trends in type and full of awesome tips and tricks.!

5. YouTheDesigner

This is a cool blog full of interesting and useful print, web and photography tid bits.

6. Bittbox

A great place to find both paid and free resources including fonts, designs, tutorials and showcases of user’s work.

7. Design Float

A DIGG-like website for graphic and web designers that has a nice broad selection of topics presented in a very to the point fashion.

Yours in design and technology,

Lee

Sleepeater wins NZ Best Design

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sleepeater website

Everyone’s favourite New Zealand band, Shihad, might have been around since 1988, but they are keeping up to date with new media. They enlisted the help of NZ agency Oktobor to create a microsite for the music video of their new single ‘Sleepeater‘. The innovative site won Gold in the Small Scale Website category and the judges described it as “unlike anything seen before”. I love the visuals – very effective!

To check out more of New Zealand’s best graphic, interactive, product and spatial design click here.

Yours in Design,
Anya

Consumption Atlas

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I just found this really well-designed site which shows your greenhouse pollution, water use and eco-footprint. You can search by postcode and state. It also has tips and FAQs. It’s not so much to content that caught my attention but the great design, easy navigation and short loading times that did. Have a look at the Consumption Atlas and see for yourself.

Yours in design,

Janet-eratops