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…It’s Movie Monday: Time Lapse Design?

Time Lapse Design

Ross Allchorn from Allchorn Design created this time lapse of his design process on a fictitious blog from mind map to paper sketch to the first Fireworks design concept, and it’s an interesting (and quick!) look behind the scenes of the design process form start to finish:

[Via: Allchorn Design Via: Creattica Daily]

…PleaseDress.Me is tee-rific?

PleaseDress.Me

PleaseDress.Me is the ultimate t-shirt search engine.

Designed by Gary Vaynerchuk (of winelibrary.tv fame), AJ Vaynerchuk, and Joe Stump (lead architect for digg.com), PleaseDress.Me allows you to sift through the vast expanse of online t-shirts using searches by keyword/tag, color, price, or even random generation if you’re feeling especially indecisive.

    PleaseDressMe is a classic example of scratching ones own itch. AJ, Gary, and Joe love finding great new tees, but finding said tees wasn’t the easiest thing in the world. Rather than sifting through multiple websites [they] figured why not just go to one website that makes searching t-shirts easy? Once [they] came to that conclusion, Joe went right to coding and after a few calculated keystrokes [they] brought in Chris to make it pretty. The result is the simple, concise t-shirt search engine.

In addition to being a tee-rific resource for shirt enthusiasts, PleaseDress.Me is also a fantastic example of how to use Web 2.0 methods of promotion to get your product into the public eye.

PleaseDress.Me has an account on Twitter, a custom Firefox search box plugin, customizable widgets, an easy vendor upload process, a Facebook page, an open API, a send to a friend feature, badges for shirt vendors to display, and a full gamut of social bookmarking options, including Facebook, Digg, Pownce, Twitter, Delicious, and StumbleUpon.

So besides being a great example of how to promote a new website, does it actually work?

To test it out, I typed in the word “Ninja”, clicked Search, and was greeted with the following results:

Ninja

A ninja playing a tuba, a teenage mutant ninja turtle in a shredder, a ninja and pirate shirt, and smurfs acting like ninjas?

I’d say it works pretty damn well.

Give it a shot:


Each result features the price, a more info button, a StumbleUpon button, a Facebook button, and a Buy Now button. Clicking on a result’s more info button gives you that shirt’s chosen tags, as well as related shirts that you can view as well.

All in all, I’d say that it’s a fantastic service that makes searching for and actually finding shirts you’re looking for a quick and easy process, and that anyone looking for that perfect shirt to complete that perfect outfit should definitely check it out.

Now PleaseDress.Me!

[PleaseDress.Me]

…Face Your Manga gives you an identity?

Face Your Manga

Face Your Manga is the current craze in the Twitter world, as it allows you to quickly and easily create a face from an almost endless amount of options that you can then use as your avatar.

It also works on forums, social network profiles, and anywhere else you need to put a face to your name, so check it out and see what you can do.

[Face Your Manga]

(Mine is currently on my Twitter Profile if you’d like to see it.)

…Internet forums need better behavior?

In the AOL era, forums and chat rooms were the place to be.

However, as Facebook and MySpace began sucking up everyone’s extra time, forums and chat rooms were suddenly slotted under poking and biting chumps on the Internet order of importance scale.

Fortunately, the forum has remained a vital source of information for some, and because of this, a set of laws and rules has slowly developed to make them more enjoyable.

Unfortunately, not everyone follows these rules, and internet anonymity means that there’s always someone who wants to ruin everyone else’s good time. If that someone happens to be you, then be sure to watch the following video for a quick lesson on How To Behave On An Internet Forum.

Pwned.

And from the same guy, and equally funny video titled “How To Ruin Xbox Live For Everyone Else”:

…Ball games are fun?

Here are a couple of quick and easy ball games to play.

Filler

In Filler, you must fill 2/3 of the screen with growing filler balls, but you must do so while avoiding the bouncing balls that will kill your filler ball, and you have a limited amount of time and number of balls to work with.

White Dwarf

In White Dwarf, you must collect all of the green balls with your white ball. Blue balls bank your points, and red balls kill you.

Can you survive?

[Filler]

[White Dwarf]

[Filler Via: Digg]

[White Dwarf Via: The Presurfer]