The first seven Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by chance in 1947 by Bedouin of the Ta'amra tribe, in a cave (later given the name "Cave 1") near Khirbet Qumran on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. Now they are available in full detail, online. Feel the inclination to transcribe them yourself or click on each verse for a translation, this is amazing detail, enjoy.
OK, WolframAlpha may look complicated, but it's easy to use when looking for statistical information, measurements, stocks, music notes, what the weather was like when you were born, and other interesting facts. Type in a question in plain language and it will interpret your question. Some info can be quite obscure...type in your name and find out its rank in popularity and how many other "Gerards" are in the country, 44,710 in case you were wondering ;o) Check out the overview video to see what else you can find, I think you will find it useful...at least the dataphiles should.
As much as I love Photoshop, its an expensive program, however, there are lots on online photo editing tools available for FREE...here are 28 of them. Each tool offers a variety of tools to edit, distort, and have fun with. I used "Picnik" to do some color correction on a photo of Alex (my son) sneaking up on an unsuspecting sea urchin (no worries, no sea urchins were harmed while filming) Jeffrey Eckhardt (14) was the photographer...nice shot.
Here is a Periodic Table of Typefaces a list of 100 of the most popular, influential and notorious (compiled from several sources noted on the poster). Grouped by classification it includes: family, rank, designer and year created...very nicely done, and a great reference, enjoy.
A well done PSA (Public Service Announcement) video created by an Aussie agency (Colman Rasic Carrasco ) for MTV Exit Foundation & Radiohead. The song is Radiohead's "All I need".
Milton Glaser, one of my favorite designers and teachers (you might remember his "I Heart NY" design), is featured in a short film on hillmancurtis.com. The film and video page is a great resource for designers, teachers, and people who love design... explore and enjoy. For more short films click here for more on Milton Glaser click here
Sutree is a "How to" video library I've shared before. Recently the site has been redesigned and enhanced with new features. Although you don't need to register to you use the site, you will, if you choose to save favorites, which I thought was a useful feature. The site may redirect you to an alternate site that contains the actual video so it may take a few seconds. This link will direct you to the Graphic design section of the site which offers various tutorials in Photoshop many of you may find helpful. http://www.sutree.com/Learn.aspx?c=10024
Although I am a kid at heart, I have been in the graphics and media industry for over 25 years and the web since late in 1993. I have worked as a UI designer, web designer, creative director, art director, professor, illustrator, and graphic designer. In recent years, I have been concentrating on UX (User eXperience) and UI (User Interface) design.