the use of doodles and hand drawn illustrations give an informal, friendly and accessible value to the website as well as giving a fantastic visual addition to the design. Check out this roundup of 30 stylish examples of doodles in web design for your inspiration, and don’t forget SpoonGraphics’ recent hand drawn doodle icons for use in your own projects.
Social Bookmarking service Ma.gnolia announce today at Gnomedex in Seattle, Wa about an upcoming product released due in September.
The guys at Ma.gnolia are kicking off development of Ma.gnolia 2, or M2 for short. What does that mean? Well, for one, M2 is a ground-up rewrite of Ma.gnolia, re-creating features we love today, taking a second run at what didn’t worked as well as planned, on a distributed, service-based architecture designed to handle the large volumes of data we’ve seen. But even more significant, M2 will be an open source project that can be downloaded to remix and run as your own.
With project goals like:
- To promote the use and benefits of software features that encourage constructive social interaction.
- To ensure that Ma.gnolia can survive and remain useful regardless of the status of Gnolia Systems.
- To create and participate in public and private areas for sharing web-based resources
- To enrich personal and/or organizational use of the web as a research, discovery, collaboration and publishing tool.
One can be sure that a whole wave of digg-like social bookmarking sites will flood the web. But that is not nessicarly a bad thing if people remember to do what the blogosphere has and diversify enough to it target community base.