Archive for November, 2006

Guess The Logo

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Award StarShort, fast-paced 2-minute game with a quick description:

You see these logos almost every day, right? – Let’s see how well you remember them.

What else could I add? Try it out and let me know how you scored. :)

Real-Time 3D with CSS and Javascript

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Real-Time 3D with CSS and JavaScriptYeah, you read that right. uselesspickles.com has figured out a way to render real-time 3D using just CSS and Javascript. The magic behind the polygons lies in the CSS border attribute. This ingenious little trick abolishes the need for hundreds of little divs, sparing your CPU loads of cycles. The rotation of the 3-dimensional object can actually be controlled via keyboard commands. Not sure if there are any practical uses for this but cool stuff anyways.

Book Cover Design Tutorial

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Cloud AtlasComputer Arts magazine is offering a tutorial on book cover design. Design duo Kai and Sunny recreate their impressive vector design of the hardcover edition of the Booker Prize shortlisted Cloud Atlas. This hands-on tutorial touches on basic and advanced Adobe Illustrator techniques, tracing your scanned line work, selecting Pantone colors, combining tones for effect, and a neat sun effect. Not the most in-depth of tutorials (more like an overview) but good approaches and advice nonetheless.


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