Category Archives: Design & Inspiration

Pencil Sculptures

The amazing detail in these pencil carvings are courtesy of a Hungarian artist nicknamed Cerkahegyzo. See more at his DeviantArt gallery. Source:

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Face Your Fears and Overcome Them

Learning Ski Jumping takes courage and this 4th grader has what it takes.

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Dark Pattern Trickery Hurts Us All

Can We Undo It? Do web designers, specifically User Interface Designers, have an ethical obligation to users?  What if our client asks us to do something that we find unethical, such as tricking users into unwanted services or blatantly misleading them?  What if our client wants a design that doesn’t have their own best interests [...]

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The Microscopic Art of Nikolai Aldunin

How many camels can fit through the eye of a needle? Nikolai Aldunin is a Russian artist who has become well-known for his microscopic sculptures made of pure gold.  From camels traveling through the eye of a needle to T-34 tanks  arranged atop a sliced apple seed, his detailed works must be created with the [...]

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Top 10 Tips for a Successful Small-Business Website

Just about every company wants an attractive website that performs well, attracts visitors and converts them into customers.  Good design is important, but there are several other factors that make a successful small business website.  Today we’ll explore the top 10 tips for creating a web presence that satisfies customers and delivers a real return [...]

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World Photography Awards Announced

The World Photography Organisation received 122,000 entries from 170 countries and announced its shortlist of winners to the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards.  The overall winners won’t be announced until April 25th, but the Atlantic has a nice gallery of contenders. Source: World Photography Organisation The Atlantic “In Focus” -

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Where’s ten60six? A 2 Year Hiatus From Blog Posting, Social Media

ten60six, the web strategies company, is now based in Tampa, Florida. Sitting on a Florida beach, staring contentedly at the tip of a fishing pole, the only concern is the almost imperceptible twitching of the shrimp dangling at the end of a line.  No phones, no email, no facebook.  For lunch a grouper is grilled [...]

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For Japan

In a random search for carved crayons I stumbled across one of the most inspiring and touching things I’ve seen in ages. A sculptor and mixed-media artist, Diem Chau, has set a goal of donating 10,000 USD to the Japanese Red Cross Society to benefit the people of Japan in the difficult weeks and months [...]

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Time Lapse Journey Through Japan

Brad Kremer is known as one of the most highly regarded and influential snowboard movie filmers/directors in the industry. In fact, he heads the cinematography division at Burton Snowboards, where he directs and produces Burton’s films and commercials, and directs film crews worldwide. Kremer’s considered a pioneer and innovator in the industry, and has recently [...]

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BREAKING NEWS: The Internet Isn’t A Fad

Business websites, small business blogs, web hosting, domain name registration and social media all see big gains in 2010. According to the numbers reported by Pingdom, the Internet isn’t a fad.  In fact, it’s becoming ubiquitous. The number of people using the Internet increased 14% in 2010, to 1.97 billion.  The vast majority of users [...]

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