Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ben Ross on Drawn.ca

Ben Ross animation featured on Drawn

Gotta go with 'Ducky Fire' as my favorite so far.

Friday, February 8, 2008

a fancy thing for your website perhaps...


FancyZoom is a lightweight javascript that enlarges images inline. there are some examples at the link.
it took me less than a minute to get it up and running on my site.

i've never been crazy about the behavior of opening images on websites. either it takes you away from the page you were on and forces you to hit the back button, or it opens up an additional window which is plain rude.

i was using the lightbox js on my website, but i was never satisfied about the default functionality. it had a cool feature for viewing sequences of images, but i felt the effect was too severe for one at a time viewing. i'm sure it's possible to alter the lightbox script to suit different needs, but that's outside my code monkey abilities.

anyway i like FancyZoom. it's from Cabel Sasser of Panic software. (if you're using a mac and maintaining a website, i highly recommend you give Coda a try. what little coding i am capable of i taught myself using Coda.) FZ is free to use for non commercial websites. if you make money off your site (i sure as hell don't) it's a one time fee of 39 bones. though i'll gladly fork over the money if things get rolling over at inksktink.net. ha.

apparently FancyZoom has issues in IE 6 (because IE 6 is terrible), but for reals... nobody worth knowing uses IE 6 anymore.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Beasts! Book Two


Seriously. This is pretty big shit.

Seriously. I'm totally gonna try to do one.
Read the post for entry rules.


For those interested I did a little review of the SUPERTRASH exhibition on MY BLOG.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Pick A Square


Simply pick a patch, upload a 50x 50 gif and add a hyper link. You can even do an image made up of several squares.

I've gotten a bunch of hits on my blog from this. So I made second one, made up of 2 squares, for my site.

Use it. Or don't. What do I care.

SVA T-shirt contest

Can we do this? It doesn't say 'current students only' or anything. A little late notice though.

SVA T-shirt Design Contest‏
From: All Concerned (do.not.reply@sva.edu)
Sent: Wed 2/06/08 7:37 AM

Design the SVA Spring T-Shirt. Our student body picks the winner. Grand prize is an iPod and seeing your shirt design produced.

-Design a one-color logo
-Pick the color of the shirt
-Submit a .PNG, .AI or .PSD file on a CD or DVD to the VASA office, located in the George Washington Mezzanine, 23 Lexington Avenue
-"SVA" must appear somewhere on the shirt
-Deadline for entry is 5pm on Thursday, February 14

**Don't forget: the Fall T-shirts are on sale still. We are currently ordering more of the "grey athletics" shirts. Stay tuned.**

Friday, February 1, 2008

drawing again for the first time

just a heads up: the free weekly figure drawing sessions at sva have started again recently:

  • Wednesdays @ 7:00 PM in the solarium of the george washington building

  • Thursdays @ 7:00 PM in the 12th floor studio of the west side building

  • i favor the thursday west side sessions as the poses are shorter (2-5 minutes mostly) and the room is set up for figure drawing specifically. it's also closer to my apartment, and i am lazy. this week i knocked off some rust along with gabe and roni.

    >>edit: you can get in the buildings with your alumni card and photo id. though the guard at the west side building never asks...