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What is the Folk Web?

I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 4, 2012 - 11 answers

High-quality mockup renders

Please reveal your best-guarded design resource secrets and point me towards some low-cost (yet high-quality!) mock-up photos of hands and tablets [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Apr 3, 2012 - 2 answers

Personal website

Thanks to a lead from a question I posted on this mefi thread, I finally found the contraption I was looking for to help disabled people go hiking. [more inside]
posted by dthm42 on Apr 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Since you guys have been amazingly helpful with all my web design questions, please explain to me the "Z Index" as if I were less intelligent than a box of thumbtacks.

Since you guys have been amazingly helpful with all my web design questions, please explain to me the "Z Index" as if I were less intelligent than a box of thumbtacks. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Apr 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Arranging lounge to be cosy

Help me arrange a comfortable living space for comfy sitting around with friends, reading, watching tv. See the sketch up and photo of the room here (not my furniture, this is previous owners). Most interested in suggestions for type of furniture (e.g. 2 chairs, a sofa, a coffee table this size and shape) and where it should go, but specifics ("this sofa", "paint this colour") good too! [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Mar 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Examples of an individual's websites

Seeking suggestions/examples of websites of individuals (not firms or companies) that incorporate a blog but provide a showcase or platform for the individual and their expertise. A few more details and examples given inside. [more inside]
posted by infini on Mar 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Bright and modern.

I'm renovating my office, which is currently a monument to 80 years of bad decor. Help me modernize and brighten. Overview. Many details within. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Mar 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Cubicle Flair

I have started a new job at a established internet startup. Decorating your cube is a big deal around here. I need ideas for something cool. As I am a project manager, I would like to have something somewhat professional but also creative / aesthetic pleasing. Any ideas for cube flair? Any cool cubes you have seen that aren't over the top? Help me have the coolest cube ever!!!
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 28, 2012 - 7 answers

From Developer to Designer

My background is in Web Development, but I just took a "User Interface" Developer position. What are some good resources to help me move from the world of code to the world UI? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Mar 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Need the name of a fashion label with a picture of a running dog?

Looking for a fashion label with a picture of a running dog (or similar looking animal) in it's logo - not Puma. [more inside]
posted by svenni on Mar 27, 2012 - 10 answers

Avoiding confusion with superscript/subscript buttons

Is there any convention or other way to make subscript / superscript icons look intuitive? [more inside]
posted by piato on Mar 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me identify the font of the Belly card logo

Help me identify the font of the logo for the Belly card. It can be seen on their website here is it a custom logo design or a font? I feel live I've seen it before. Thanks!
posted by twoforty5am on Mar 24, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I make a similar graphic?

How can I make a budget/financial graphic like this for a non-profit? It would be incredibly useful for fundraising and board meetings. [more inside]
posted by beisny on Mar 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Good design plagiarism compendium anyone?

I'm looking for a good blog/website devoted to design plagiarism (not just web design rip offs). The best site so far was You Thought We Wouldn't Notice but is is not active anymore. I'm not interested in legal advices, just lots of examples of rip-offs.
posted by kamil_antosiewicz on Mar 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Apple[Awesome]Sauce

Looking for recommendations for beautiful, unique, high-quality iPad apps (and/or references to sites that share lists of such apps). [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Mar 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Hand painting your own custom graphic tees

What are the best paints and other supplies for creating your own graphic tees/t-shirt art? Where can I buy the soft, plain tees for it? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Mar 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Kick ass at user experience

Please help me build a solid foundation in understanding User Experience. I am in technology and this skill will super help me. [more inside]
posted by gadget_gal on Mar 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Who designed this NYSE Understanding Financial Statements pamphlet?

Who designed this 1969 NYSE pamphlet, Understanding Financial Statements? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 15, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I charge for work as a starter illustrator, graphic designer, mural artist, arty project person?

How do I charge for work as a starter illustrator, graphic designer, mural artist, arty project person? [more inside]
posted by torietorie on Mar 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Graphic Designer who wants to start her own screen printed shirt line (i know... I know). But doesn't want to get them printed on ugly looking shirts.

I want to start my own T-shirt company (i know I know. Don't roll your eyes). I am a graphic designer and would like to create shirts that are stylish. Basic screen printed shirts with sayings etc. While I know how to screen print I think my best bet is designing and then getting them printed through, well, an online shirt printing company. The trouble is most of them are very limited and have just the tacky crew neck shirt kind of thing. I don't want to do cafe press or zazzle style printing. So, What's a good company to go with? any suggestions? For example take a look at JacVanek.com Not crazy about her designs but her shirts are what I'm looking to print on. That urban outfitters style! Thanks!
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2012 - 8 answers

I need Newspaper Design Guidelines For Dummies

Help me make this one-time design job for a newspaper ad job go off without a hitch. [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Mar 14, 2012 - 4 answers

Please help me find graphic designers who specialize in scientific figures.

I'm a Ph.D. student who knows how important it is to have great graphics for scientific papers, posters, and job talks. Good scientists don't just come up with results, they present the results in ways that inspire, educate, and amaze others. I'm looking to find contract graphic designers who specialize in scientific work. [more inside]
posted by aki_norev on Mar 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Double, Double, Toile and Trouble...

InteriorDesignFilter: I have three 22x28" baroque frames that I need to fill. [more inside]
posted by erstwhile on Mar 11, 2012 - 6 answers

Cross-browser, cross-platform, cross-country compatibility.

As a Canadian, can I do freelance design work in the U.S. if I move there? [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Mar 10, 2012 - 6 answers

A non-crappy printing solution.

Best home-office printer for an artist/graphic designer? [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Mar 5, 2012 - 7 answers

OK I give up. Someone please explain absolute and relative positioning to me in a way that an oak nightstand could easily understand.

OK I give up. Someone please explain absolute and relative positioning to me in a way that an oak nightstand could easily understand. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Mar 3, 2012 - 6 answers

I have run out of business as I'm about to fly to SxSw? How can I cleverly share my contact info?

Just realized that I have run out of business cards, and I am speaking at SXSW in a week. What clever, amusing, geeky solutions for sharing my contact information are out there? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Mar 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Wordpress getting hacked, need more security

I love wordpress but I am finding that it seems to be very unsecure when it comes to viruses and hacking. What do other Wordpress users do to keep their sites secure and safe? [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Mar 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Boring to 8-bit

How can I take an image in Illustrator and turn it into an 8-bit-looking image? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Mar 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Maps to license

Where can I find maps to license for print media? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde on Mar 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Career anxiety and finding a decent job

How do I get a new job? What kind of jobs do I even qualify for? How do I get over the fact that I didn't graduate from college and present a more confident self to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Feb 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Who can two art/design types move from the UK to the USA and find work?

Why is it so hard for UK citizens to move and work in the USA? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Feb 26, 2012 - 19 answers

I'm a student and want to do it!

I was approached by a teacher of mine, who says a friend of a friend is looking for a graphic artist, and he thinks I'm more than capable and wants to give me the opportunity to try and get some professional work into my portfolio. I'm a freshman, and have no idea how to navigate this situation, or what to expect. Help? [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Feb 23, 2012 - 18 answers

Non-Popup Notifications

What are some well-designed web apps that dynamically add/remove content (notifications) to pages without using lightboxes/overlays?
posted by phrontist on Feb 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Simple usability testing?

How to set up a simple usability test station? I'm thinking a laptop with the webcam recording the user's face + a screen recorder. Anything like this already out there? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Feb 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Left Brain Advice for the Right Brain Guy

Business practicality filter: As a freelance designer, one man shop, what would I have to consider regarding taking on an assistant? Help my underdeveloped left brain... [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Feb 16, 2012 - 1 answer

I need a broader view than what slashdot is giving me now

I realized recently, that I've lost somewhat of my network that kept me up to date on technology trends, software development methodologies and up and coming frameworks. I'm specifically in the enterprise JEE world. What are some software related blogs that you use as a Senior/Lead/Architect? [more inside]
posted by kookywon on Feb 15, 2012 - 3 answers

How to pick the right color

Where can I find good websites, books, magazines, etc. that explain the principles of picking good paint colors to use when painting rooms in my house? I tend to pick a color and paint the room, only to find that I don't really like the color. Are there design standards/rules (e.g. the rule of 3s for photography)?
posted by GernBlandston on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Business Logo Design 101

What's the cheapest way to design a logo for a website/blog/small business? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Feb 11, 2012 - 12 answers

Need help differentiating between image and text links in CSS/HTML

I'm trying to make my image links in a div start at 0.8 opacity, and on hover, bump up to 1 opacity. This works fine - until I also introduce text links to the same div. Then, the 0.8 starting opacity applies to the text as well, making it look weird. Any way to make it apply to the image links only? Thanks.
posted by kmccormi on Feb 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Office Space Talk

Tell me about the offices of CEOs. [more inside]
posted by oxford blue on Feb 9, 2012 - 21 answers

Learning how to create graphics

Learning to create realistic UI graphics/icons [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Feb 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Is there a way to visually organize database tables (and saved queries and views)?

I have a wonderful (Oracle) SQL database and I use Navicat Lite to crunch around in it. My problem is that I'm staring at lists of 50+ tables, 60+ saved queries, 10+ views, etc. Is there anything I can do to somehow organise things in a visually pleasing and/or functional way? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Suggestion for information designers to train?

Any recommendations for information designers or visualizers to do trainings for the large research company for which I work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 1 answer

How do I commission a logo?

How do I hire a graphics person to make a small logo? [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo on Jan 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Design Patterns / Jazz Standards

Hello MeFi. I'm curious as to the correlation between software development Design Patterns for and Jazz Standards. Usual loot from Google: Some dude who thought of it first (and used it as a nice allegoric explanation in Programmers Stackexchange and a somewhat geeky ironic coding-related mention ("Jazz supports interaction through event listeners"). These are all nice examples of the basic similarity between the two, I'm looking for more, though. Are you aware of any materials that somehow approach this idea?
posted by lipsum on Jan 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Best practices for college exam design?

How many questions should a one-hour quiz contain? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Jan 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me think of tattoos

Help me find inspiration for my tattoos [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 31 answers

Cities of longitude and latitude

What major cities have grids laid out on the North/South axis? Are there advantages or reasons for this? [more inside]
posted by minkll on Jan 21, 2012 - 36 answers

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