Yesterday we released the micro site of Urbancare Active, the social branch of the social enterprise Urbancare. Decicated to help and support advocacy groups and grassroots organizations in the area of cost analysis and M&E systems development.
If you are in working for an ONG or simlar, I would suggest to you give a look, and see how you can benefit from their programs for free.
From December 2011, to the summer 2012, I collaborated with Sofrecom Vietnam (a France Telecom-Orange Group subsidiary) and the DRHEAM Institute on the complex web software (this is not an app) dedicated to a new model of the project management field called DRHEAM Monitoring System. In charge of the design of the interface, I can tell that this is so far the most challenging and interesting since I opened this web studio. I will go trough all details in the portfolio page of this project… Beginning of October 2012, we kicked the website of the DRHEAM institute that went finally online 2 weeks ago.
At this point, I must thank all the team of Sofrecom and the DRHEAM Institute for the amazing collaboration we had trough all the project.
With Regards to the iPad:
Apple did not invent the tablet, neither Bill Gates . But back in the days Bill G. was the ONLY ONE who pushed the industry and Microsoft to move foward the tablet, pretexting that the futur will be the screen and the pen. And Apple was mocking him and the concept of stylus. It never worked because people, technologies and OS was not ready yet. In fact tablet came too early. So too expensive.
I had the HP TC1100, one of the best computer I ever had for work. And when I bought the iPad, few hours later I was so disappointed, maybe because of too many memories of the TC1100: how easy it was to take notes during the meetings, and email just few minutes after the minutes, making the checklist on (construction) site… Anyway. Now the Surface Tablet is here, and I really think that I will make the move. Bye bye iPad.
It seems that we got a beef here: 2 months ago, I made a responsive design for ACA Voyage, who needed a website for their service of visa online. When I delivered the design, the only missing thing before launch was the booking form contracted to the company Vietiso.com who not only butchered the responsive layout and typo, but stated in the footer that they made the design…. Seriously!? But let’ s relax, I take it as a comliment. Now let’s Google return them the favor with this post.
Turn your 2D designs into 3D products shots using Photoshop Actions
The are plenty of websites offering PSD templates for any kind of presentation, mock up, buttons… But I was still a bit frustrated as far I know none was giving painless options, I mean put-your-picture-here-and-click and boom, here you are. Time is money as they said.
By accident I found a wonderful website, a must have bookmark: PSDCovers.com . The folks at these website put online a bunch of psd action that might make you cry of joy .
This site will give you many samples of actual corporate branding rendered into Photoshop Actions. Also magazine cover, packaging…
Just upload the action, put your picture, and click! Awesome. You will save a lot and lot of hours in your work, believe me.
With going trough all the details: Few reasons pushed me to refresh the design and especially the content of Vinaganda.com, (the services page that still need to be rewrited in order to reflect our currents services…) Anyway this is more a refresh, as all the old code was ditched away. And of course, the current layout is responsive! So let’s take this opportunity to take a look back at the previous design of Vinaganda.com
This is the very first design of Vinaganda.com, just before we got our business license. Needed a website online ASAP as the contract was already coming.
Multiply looks at the color information in each channel and multiplies the base color by the blend color. The result color is always a darker color. Multiplying any color with black produces black. Multiplying any color with white leaves the color unchanged.
Color Burn looks at the color information in each channel and darkens the base color to reflect the blend color by increasing the contrast. Blending with white produces no change.
Read the rest of the explanation: myinkblog.com
Vinaganda assisted Urban Care ltd. for the conception of the website of the Aids Community Center of Hai Phong: Trung tâm Sống tích cực (PLC), a project by the Center for Community Health Care and HIV / AIDs of Hai Phong implemented in 2010 with the support of the European Union and the Organization CESVI (Italy).
Vivre, voyager et travailler en Australie et NZAustralie & Nouvelle-Zéland
Australie et NZAustralie est un portail d’informations thématiques réunissant des ressources sur les différents aspects de la vie en Australie et en Nouvelle-Zélande : fiche pays, étude et scolarité, fiscalité, jobs, emplois et stages, loisirs et culture, santé, voyage, vie pratique. Aussi un portail d’informations géolocalisées sur les principales villes d’Australie et de Nouvelle-Zélande. Dans les catégories « Villes » : les visiteurs peuvent retrouver des actualités, conseils pratiques, guides d’installation et de voyage pour faciliter leur séjour ou installation Down Under.
IMO, One of the best thing that the Vietnamese government ever made to boost the local internet entrepreneurship was to blacklist Facebook in 2009. And so on: blacklist the proxies to access it.
Let’s get back in time:
Few communities portal was struggle to get the brand new internet users while the penetration of internet was especially made only out of a possible 20 million internet users, and at this stage foreigners social website was not considered as concurrents, maybe due to the fact of the language barrier. But there was something called Facebook that all the world was talking about. Mostly used by foreigners at that time. In less than a year everybody was jumping into it, a splendid growth, something like 2 millions users challenging the local ones who been there since the beginning.
The newspaper the Telegraph (UK) published a survey made by SplashData (more…)
It looks like we are redesigning this website every 8 months. The goal was to cut on the fancies stuffs, more corporate aka borring, but not too much, in order to get ready for their next big things: Conztellation, an app that for aid program analysis and information management.
There was a issue with Illustrator that gave me some headaches: scaling an object with a stroke: Why this #$%$ stroke does not scale?
The solution is so easy: Illustrator>Preferences> check Scale Strokes & Effects.