Fun Stuff:
Fun and peculiar, sometimes even useful stuff.


Vintage Web Icon Set

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Icons can add a sense of continuity to your web page. This set of vintage web icons from the crew over at Icon Shock includes icons of vintage ambulances, microphones, timepieces, arcade games, telephones, maps, furniture, medical devices and other household items that feature an old-school, yet lighthearted theme in remarkable detail complete with wooden textures, gloss, drop-shadow and additional lighting effects. The icons are available for free for both personal and commercial use.

Animated Bar Graphs

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Graphics and visualizations are a must have for adequately representing complex numerical data in an easily digestible format. Though graphics are normally handled in the realm of PhotoShop and other design programs, Derek Mack of Smashing Magazine put together this tutorial to help web designers create an animated bar graph solely using HTML, CSS and jQuery. The tutorial walks designers through the process of building and interactive and animated bar graph from a simple Table element that rivals the visual appeal of static graphics and ultimately exceeds their functionality.

Build With Chrome

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Who hasn’t spent hours building and designing houses, castles, pirate ships and entire  cities out of LEGOblocks? The team at Google Chrome has taken the LEGO-obsession to the next level with the Build With Chrome application for Google Maps. Build With Chrome let’s users construct a LEGO building with any location on Google Maps as the base plate. Choose from an array of blocks and colors to create elaborate designs right from the comfort of your web browser.  Adjustable zoom and controls gives designers an interactive view of their creation.

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Social Media Postage Stamps

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Set your website apart from the pack with a custom set of social media icons from Tony Thomas of MediaLoot. This icon pack includes 24 custom social icons from the most popular social networks with their logos redesigned as postage stamps for a classic design theme. Each icon comes as a high quality PNG file at 64 px by 64 px. The icon pack is free for commercial and personal use and includes icons for Vimeo, App Store, StumbleUpon, YouTube, Facebook, Skype, LinkedIN, Blogger, RSS, Email, SoundCloud and others.

LinkedIN Maps

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As the saying goes, it’s not what you know but who you know that really matters. The rise of Social Media into the workplace has digitized the fine art of networking.  LinkedIN Maps released by the team over at LinkedIN Labs provides you with a visualization of the relationships between the connections in your professional world.  The map allows you to zoom in on each connection to get an idea of the different relationships between your various contacts. The map includes a useful labeling feature that organizes the contacts in your professional network. Click on a contact on the map for a brief summary of their current title, education and past work experience.

 

LinkedIN Maps