Archive for November, 2008

Five for Friday: 11.7.2008

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

This is a day late, but considering my goal was to do this weekly, but have only made one post for this category before now in two months or so, I’ll let it slide.

change.org

Really nice redesign by the folks at Airbag Industries. Change.org is a site for people to stay informed on social issues and get involved with causes and related non-profits.

Housing Works

Another recent redesign of another non-profit group. Started in 1990 by four members of ACT UP, Housing Works helps people who are homeless and have HIV or AIDS. Housing Works not only saves lives, it restores dignity, purpose, and hope to those whom society has cast aside. Excellent work by the folks at Happy Cog.

Is your (website’s) underwear showing?

Jeffery Zeldman, the man behind the previously-mentioned Happy Cog, wrote an interesting blog post this week regarding setting a background color on your web site. Check out the Flickr screen shots.

Pepsi Rebrands

Pepsi unveiled its new logo and branding this past month. Lots of mixed opinions of the design community. Honestly, I’m not sure what I think of it yet.

Portfolio Stadding Blog

Lastly, my friends at Portfolio Staffing added a blog to their site. There’s some very good posts worth reading, especially if you’re looking for a job.

It’s Finally Over!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The elections are over. No more junk mail stuffed in my mailbox daily. No more mudslinging commercials airing on my TV. No more campaign supporters knocking on my door while the baby is trying to sleep. And especially no more recorded campaign phone calls that were around five a day wasting my time. Seriously, any future candidate that supports adding recorded campaign messages to the National Do-Not-Call list automatically gets my support. Congratulations to all the winning candidates throughout the country, regardless of party affiliation. You have a big task ahead of you, don’t disappoint the citizens that got you there