Today, Tech Feed debuts a new look! Chompy the hungry, hungry wind-up robot has decided to retire, but won’t be forgotten. :)
In his place, we now have a brand that is a bit more versatile for Tech Feed’s many topics and a different type of curb appeal for an ever-moving, fast-paced, highly conversational and hip audience.
I really enjoyed working on this new branding package alongside the Tech Feed team (Lauren, Scott, Chris) and the very talented motion designer, Brett Putman. Take a look, and also learn about Gmail’s new update:
I’m a little late on April’s music choices because I’ve been busy; literally hauling ass in preparation for major launches at work AND my upcoming time off for the big honeymoon. In any case, the theme of this week’s selections are songs that help me concentrate on design, with little to no lyrics and light enough to stay focused. Enjoy :)
North by Phoenix (2006)
Don’t Move by Phantogram
Song for Zula by Phosphorescent
An oldie but a goodie… My Only Swerving by El Ten Eleven
We are excited. We feed proud. And we also feel like walking zombies after putting in labor over the last
all-nighter. week. year. Today marks the announcement of two major releases for Revision3, and both are near and dear to my heart.
1) We launched a bran spankin’ new Revision3.com
The old site worked for a while, and for it’s time four years ago, it worked well. But a lot happens in four years. We’ve witnessed the rise of social engagement culture. We’ve evolved along with the way people want to consume media. We’ve scaled to more than triple the amount of special interest content (tech, video games, movies, animals, science, news). I’d say all in all, Revision3 has grown up a lot, and the new website reflects that in an improved, engaging, and beautiful experience.
With that said, there are a lot of improvements and new features to be released, many of which are obvious (a better tablet & mobile experience, etc). Being so close to the project for so long, I, in particular, am full of anticipation for features that will make everything more usable. From the website itself, to our growing portfolio of content, and the general experience across our applications, you can be sure that our team is ready to knock out our queue of features one by one.
Thanks to Rob, Rylab, Kate, Rachel, Troy, Freddie, and Evan for all the work in bringing this vision to life, and to Brendon, Jackie, Jen, Chris, and Dale for the continued support in sustaining the beast. :)
That brings me to the next project that we launched today:
I am extremely proud of the way my designs were brought to life. Evan really knocked the development out of the park.
Thanks - and enjoy the new stuff. :)
What I’m afraid people will do to us.
But I’m pretty sure we’ll come out on top.
Me: abc7news says: “Speculation: New Pope will be much younger.” Holla!
Her: w00t! Well, Benedict was like late 70s, or 80 even. Who knows…
Me: 60 year olds are so hot right now.
Her: Haha, that is kinda gross
Me: Kidding! Though… I’m trying to brainstorm who old, handome actors are.
Her: Robert Redford? He’s like 70 something.
Me: He’s 76!
Me: Richard Gere is 63. And not that I’m especially attracted to him, but Bruce Willis is 57.
Her: Yea Bruce Willis is too squinty, and things always blow up around him.
Me: I love that it factors into your assessment of him.
Her: Well it would be dangerous to be his gf!
Other notable Pope readings today:
New pope comes out on a chariot pulled by a bunch of young boys. “Hi haters,” says our new Badass Pope.
Where I come from, white smoke means delicious campsite meat-treats.
My knees are old knees.
I’ve been going to live shows a little less often, and an seldom impressed by opening bands full of meh. But every now and then, there’s an extreme exception. It’s usually a WHY? opener. In Oakland, Astronautalis presented himself. Don’t be fooled by the baby blue eyes. Holy shit, he is entertaining - a blonde, head-bangin, rapping, crooning, screaming MACHINE.
Here’s a sample: Dimitri Mendeleev by Astronautalis
Email newsletters really do work. One of my favorites is from MyFonts, because they highlight a few “rising stars” worthy of filling precious space in your inbox.
Thirsty Script from Yellow Design studio received the “rough” treatment, and it gives this script just the right amount of grunge to make me look twice while still keeping it’s legibility.
The complete family is on sale for $9 right now, but I went ahead and paid an extra $4.50 to grab the license to use the webfonts. Good investment, yes? :)
I’m going to try something new. Each month, I’ll post the best songs I bookmark the month prior. They might be new, or they might not. Most of the discovery comes from word of mouth, or word of post - so if you have something you think would fit my flavor, send it my way! :)
Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood
This one is on repeat. There’s a great part of the song where things slow down and sound like the Broken Bells. The other standout song on the album “I’m Sorry” include Female Robbery.