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This week’s best design finds are varied, enlightening and entertaining. We have: ten free tools to manage snippets of code; an innovative design solution to littering; an article on letting go of pixel-perfect web design; a great look at the new Van Gogh museum identity system; and a camera that lets you focus your shot after you’ve taken it. Read on!
I reuse snippets of code all the time, especially with WordPress sites – can’t remember everything! This list showcases 10 different desktop apps that help you organize these snippets (I use Snippley, personally).
Check out Lucerne’s (city in Switzerland) solution to get people to throw away their garbage – make it fun. Now that’s design – solves a problem, and looks good while doing it.
This article is a must-read for old, new and aspiring web designers alike. Can we control our designs, now that we have to deal with a wider array of desktop browsers, plus mobile applications, RSS readers, and the like? Short answer: no.
This look into the new Van Gogh Museum identity is a perfect example of a visual identity being more than the sum of its parts. The logo by itself is underwhelming. But how it is used within the identity, and how the identity is rolled out across various mediums, is great.
This camera lets you change the focus of your photo after you’ve taken it. Click through to Wired’s article and a working demo too. Pretty interesting tech.
See you next week!