Following the Devoid of Yesterday talk and title sequence at OFFF New York myself and Chris were invited to again both speak and present a new title sequence for the Lisbon event in May 2008. Rather than just repeat the previous titles we decided to shoot various sea life in a studio using macro lenses to act as a metaphor for the conference both taking place in Portugal and to have a closer look at the speakers and their way of thinking. Shot over a day and finalised over an eternity with audio by Ben Lukas Boysen.
Following the SOTW (site of the week), a Video Of The Week. Despite all the social media buzz, some people might not be aware of a groundbreaking moment for the web technologies. Meet Ubiquity: Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.
The video speaks for itself, in one huge step towards the cloud.
It’s been a while. The holidays were great, with lots of time away from the computer, just checking email and some occasional Twitterring. I even started pondering about the future of this blog, but not in a blogger fatigue kind of way.
One thing lead to another and a redesign was born. The “Fresh Grid” theme is less cluttered, with no rounded corner clichÃ©s. The focus is now on the content (expect more in-depth in articles), with lots of white space and serif fonts for enjoyable reading (and printing). The homepage was trimmed to only display the latest post and a featured Site and Video of the Week.
Oh, and of course, if you haven’t noticed my avatars this previous week, there’s also a new logo (above), more appropriate to “A Source Of Inspiration”. Enough of the Web2.0 look.
The new Lifestream page
There’s a lot more focus on social media, with a Twitter sidebar and a new Lifestream page, with a quick overview of what’s inspiring me in several web services. That also means the huge blogroll footer is now history, with featured websites getting a one week homepage promotion. So it’s a great chance to send your websites/campaigns/portfolios and have them showcased.
And while changing this whole thing, there’s also an updates RSS feed at http://feedproxy.google.com/ASourceOfInspiration. The previous one should still work, but with the whole Feedburner transition to Google came just in time to include in the redesign.
No technical hiccups are expected with this redesign, but i’d love to hear your thoughts about the new A Source Of Inspiration.. Hope you like it.