Link Digest. February 2009

Do it, then fix it is a blog post from ad guru Dave Trott. In it he comments on something I agree with wholeheartedly. Why sit around talking about something when you can just get on an do it? One of the analogies he uses is from the film set.

“On a film set you’ll always have to choose between two ways of shooting something. The worst thing you can do is sit around thinking about it. Because you’re wasting time and money, while the actors and crew sit around doing nothing. And when you’ve done all the thinking you’re no nearer to solving it. So the best thing is just pick one route and go for it. Then you can change it as you see whether or not it’s working.”

I’m subscribed to his blog and I can recommend it. Even though every post is written like an ad end line.

Ever been doing a piece of work and needed a beautiful ampersand? Well, The Mesmerizing Curves of Ampersands is a great resource for helping to find the right one for the job. With links to download and buy – some of them are even free.

Courtesy of James Higgs, Layers is a great little tool which captures your display in a layered Photoshop file. Think Cmd+Shift+4 on steroids.

Grappling with some difficult interface design? ecommr may provide the answer through its extensive gallery of interface design elements.

Just recently found MediaShift. Haven’t spent long rummaging round but first impressions are good. In their own words. “Since January 2006, MediaShift has been tracking how weblogs, podcasting, citizen journalism, wikis, news aggregators and online video are changing our media world. MediaShift includes commentary and reporting to tell stories of how the shifting media landscape is changing the way we get our news and information, while also providing a place for public participation and feedback.”

Want to know how social media tool du jour Twitter came into being? Well now you know.

The Art of the Title Sequence is a collection of some of the most beautiful movie title sequences.

The Directory is a list of design studios, individuals, blogs, shops, photographers, resources etc. May take some time to go through that lot. If I find anything of particular interest I’ll post it here next month.

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