May Weekly Favourites – Web Sites

Coming up in this week’s roundup of interesting and useful links is a group interview with a bunch of designers; a showcase of big backgrounds in web design; a huge collection of designers to follow on Twitter; a tutorial on creating a cool glowing effect and a fun post checking out what random things designers carry in their bags.

DesignM.ag

Design Mag

Steven Snell from DesignM.ag recently put together this interesting post combining the thoughts of a bunch of designers (including myself!) on the pursuit of personal projects.

Vandelay Design Blog

Vandelay Design Blog

Big backgrounds in web design make for an impactful and interesting website design. Check out this collection of some great examples, many of which I personally hadn’t seen before.

Mashable

Mashable

The huge social media blog that is Mashable recently hosted this excellent roundup of active designers on Twitter. The post features 85+ creatives with a short bio and link through to their profiles. Definitely one to browse if you’re looking to receive a wealth of links and handy design resources on a daily basis.

Six Revision

Six Revisons

Photoshop lighting effects seem to go down pretty well with the readers here on Blog.SpoonGraphics, so I figured you would be interesting in seeing this fantastic article from Six Revisions, titled How to Make a Stylish Glowing Box in Photoshop.

The Design O’Blog

Design O Blog

Niki Brown from the Design O’Blog recently posted part two of this fun post, It’s All in The (Designer’s) Bag. The post shows what random artefacts the creative types carry around with them on a daily basis.

Written by Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is a designer who has a love for creativity and enjoys experimenting with various techniques in both print and web. Follow Chris’ daily design links on Twitter, and be sure to check out his second blog over at Line25.com.


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World’s FASTEST graphics card from ASUS

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The fastest graphics card in the world is finally here from ASUS. The EAH4870X2 TOP, armed with 2gb GDDR5 (3.66Ghz) of on board memory. not only that it is huge, but it is also the worlds fastest graphics memory on the market today.

This video card is loaded with ATI® Radeon® HD 4870X2 GPU and supports PCI Express & PCI Express 2.0 with HDMI 1.3 Output (built-in multi-channel 7.1 surround audio over DVI-HDMI Adaptor). It also features ATI CrossFireX™ technology with up to quad GPU support. HDCP compliant and also supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 for ultra realistic games.

I/O Specifications:

  • PCI-Express 2.0
  • HDTV-out
  • dual DVI
  • D-Sub
  • HDMI
  • HDCP compliant

Brought to you by butingtech.com


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DIY/Re[al]view: Flatwire 5.1 Surround Sound Wiring Install, Part 1

We love Home Theatre (pronounced ‘truh’) here at Unplggd. Unfortunately (or fortunately), we have a number of projects going at any given time so we haven’t had even a moment to put together a proper arrangement- until now.

From: unplggd.com