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Yes I know! I just can’t help it. I wasn’t happy with the design and decided to give it a new look. Hopefully this design is more user-friendly. Please let me know if there are any bugs.
A couple weeks back I featured the work of Jonathan Haggard who works under the alias of “skryingbreath”. He dropped me a mail to inform me of his newly launched portfolio at jonathanhaggard.com. It is definitely worth a look.
Good news first. I passed all of this year’s exams and will start my MSci Physics in September at UCL. Until then I’ve got all the time to invest myself into the world of fudgegraphics. Also, I bought the latest issue of Advanced Photoshop Magazine this afternoon and while flicking through it I discovered this:
So Advanced Photoshop have compiled a list of the best freebie-websites out there including MyPhotoshopBrushes. My Tea Stains brush set (2nd in the first row) was lucky enough to have made it into the screencap. I’m really excited about this indirect advertising. Also I discovered that my brushes got rated an excellent 5.7/6. Whoop Whoop.
Hugo fragrances has launched a design contest a couple months back and right now the 3rd round of 4 is open for submissions until the 5th of July. The theme of round 3 is “City Sounds”. In each round the top 10 designs get 500$ each. I’d say that is a good reason to participate. Even if you’re new to design you can still enter. The Hugo Create Site has a design generater which allows you to use background templates and design elements such as swirls and arrows to complete your entry. Go ahead and play with it. It’s good fun and inspires at the same time. Obviously the quality ranges from low to high. These are some of my favourite entries.
I’ve just got an e-mail to notify me that the new release of mozilla’s browser, firefox 3, is officially out. To make the release even more special they aim to set a new world record for most downloads in 24 hours. You can download firefox 3 from spreadfirefox.com (which isn’t working right no due to the high demand). Let’s hope all my plugins still work once I can get my hands on it.
Finally I’ve managed to update to the new firefox and it looks really nice. I especially like how it takes on that Mac OSX look. It did mess up my bookmarks though a bit by losing some of them. I’m happy to have made the switch though and can’t wait to discover all the new features. The only downside to it is that the firebug plugin is not (yet) compatible.
Today I signed up for myspace and you’re all welcome to add and interact with me. Although I encourage you to leave comments on my individual posts I know that it is easier to keep in touch through a social networking service. Apart from the hideous design, myspace is still the leading online platform. So go ahead. Visit my space at www.myspace.com/fudgegraphics
I’ve just watched the WWDC 2008 Keynote presentation where Steve Jobs introduced the new iPhone 3G. At only 199$ for the 8Gb model there aren’t any excuses not to get one. By the end of the year this uber-phone will be available in 70 countries worldwide, but Luxembourg is not one of them. What the fudge? I don’t get it. How can one of the founding countries of the European Union not make a deal with Apple. All the primary schools in Luxembourg are operating with macs, but no iPhone for us. I guess I’ll just have to buy it in the UK with an overpriced O2 contract.