When it comes to writing the CSS for a big, complicated page, CSS Grid Systems are an invaluable tool. You get consistency across your code and speed in writing the CSS. There are plenty of options out there already, such as 960.gs, Blue Print, and Susy. However, using a third-party grid system isn’t always the […]
Cost of image production > Cost of web font licenses. (Okay, there are plenty of other great reasons, but this one is pretty hard to argue with)
A bunch of new prints suddenly appeared on chopshopstore.com and are even nerdier than a whole boat load of robot icons. Nerd Rider (left) is actually the original version of a tshirt that has mysteriously disappeared from our collection due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control. The Craftsman (center) was inspired by the video game World […]
Chopping Block first worked with Phish back around the late 90′s on a number of projects including (but not limited to) Farmhouse, Trampled by the Lamb, The It Festival, Phish 2.0 and later Phish 3.0. Depending on the nature of the project, Phish has always leaned heavily toward the absurd and often messing with conceptual […]
We will not be posting about Adobe’s announcement that Flash Professional CS5 will allow developers to build applications for iPhone and iPod touch, instead we are supporting CreativePro’s even more awesome post. See how I did that.
Fall is here and you know what that means, back to school time. This fall, Tim and I will both be teaching at School of Visual Arts. Tim will be teaching Basic and Advanced Flash Weekend workshop classes and I (Matthew) will be teaching an Advanced Flash Independent Project Actionscript class. The Independent projects class […]
The recurring discussion as of late is about hyperlinks opening in new windows (seriously, we actually sit around arguing about this stuff. NERDS!). Some people like that behavior, some people don’t. And some of us believe that it is less about our preference, but what is best for all users of a website.
If you were ever curious about how many haikus you could get written just by offering some free t-shirts… we have the answer. Our tee design weRobot managed to inspire 862 different haikus written about robots on toplessrobot.com. One fellow named Glitchy Goblin actually went out of his way to pen 70 all by himself […]
A few years back the studio designed and developed the HTML and Flash Web Photo Galleries (WPG) that shipped within Adobe Photoshop CS2, CS3 and are optionally available for CS4. Despite the development constraints of the older WPG export engine, the galleries did (and still do) get a fair amount of use. I still see […]
All developer/designer types have a myriad of applications in their arsenal that they cannot live without. I am going to skip over the obvious ones: Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator and focus on a few deeper tracks that you may or may not have heard of. Textmateby Macromates http://macromates.com In it’s simplest form, Textmate is a plain […]