Thoughts, reflections and a cool new look!

Some quick hits this afternoon. If you’re like me, you’ve been persuaded to move to a feed reader such as Bloglines to have all the latest news and blog postings delivered straight to me. As a result I only really click through to the actual blog every now and then – like when I think I can add to the conversation and leave a comment or when the blogger gets a shiny new site and I need to resubscribe to the feed.

As a result, it was only today when I clicked through to Joe Thornley’s blog that I saw his very flash new digs – very nice sir! It seems as if 76 Design has been kept busy as the Thornley Fallis Group website has also undergone a radical reimaging – with a new, heavy, focus on social media.

The Scotiabank sponsored Nuit Blanche was this weekend past and, while I was too preoccupied with watching TV and sipping single malt, it looks amazing. The blogto guys ran a competition for the best pictures from the evening and you can check them out here.

My favourite, below, is from the very cool fog installation by Fujiko Nakaya and is courtesy of ryro.

nuit blanche

For all Torontonians, blogto and (a past client) are both must haves in your favourites folders.

Chris Clarke has the skinny on a very cool dig-type news site. It’s for Canadian news only and was designed by a 16 year old – wow! Dave Jones also makes a play for title of grumpiest man in Canadian PR in Chris’ comments section. Now, where’s the email from that Spanish banker…

Does anyone else find that writing a blog makes you read slightly differently? Whenever I read something that’s been hyperlinked, my inner voice always gives it the metaphorical quotation marks as if it’s more important. Just me then?

Do you represent a laptop manufacturer or retailer? Do you want your logo here? If you do, please email me!

3 Responses to Thoughts, reflections and a cool new look!

  1. I was thinking about this recently actually. The more people that subscript to feed-readers such as bloglines the less important the blog’s look and design becomes.

  2. slashpix says:

    Thanks for mentioning News 2.

    Speaking about News 2, yesterday in the evening News 2 was updated for the first time. 60 % of the update is focused for a better administration and the core of News 2. Therefore news can be added much faster and easier by users. Another 35% are for user’s comfort, and other 5% for the main look or template.

    What’s New?

    * Small thumbnail of a site where the news is located
    * Totally New user panel
    * An easier administration of all types of news (published, queded)
    * Desing changes
    * Better “friend system”
    * Changes to tool “Add this link to…”
    * Avatars

    What’s Next?

    * PM system
    * Favorite sites in profiles
    * Notification on new stories from any member of your choice
    * Hide stories from any member of your choice
    * Daily subscription (PM and/or email) of Queued, Published or All stories

  3. Raul says:

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