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Welcome to my seat at the table. My european heritage eventually led me to the local Volkswagen Tuning scene. You can often find me and my ride at many euro car shows around the country.
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May 19, 2005 | Martin Kulakowski said...

Connecting Business with Programmers

Looking for more freelance projects or maybe a new job in the web design industry? ScriptLance will connect you with thousands of professionals! Newstoday has also recently launched their Global Employment Opportunities section of the site.

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May 18, 2005 | Martin Kulakowski said...

Five Simple Steps To Better Typography

“Typography to me is about design. It’s about words and the conveying of meaning. It’s about setting words that people read. A certain amount of it is creative, a certain amount is expression and aesthetics, but mostly it’s about people reading stuff. Do them a favour and don’t make it difficult.”
Empower yourself and potentially your consumers by reading these five straight-forward typography articles by Mark Boulton.

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August 27, 2004 | Martin Kulakowski said...

New Look for Two Giants this Summer

Two major redesigns this month! First one is MTV.com with their new slick interface, although you can still find some familiar looking elements on the interior pages. Second, Microsoft.com taking a big leap towards standards-compliant design, pretty shocking! Douglas from StopDesign.com summarizes the new Microsoft re-design changes well.

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June 10, 2004 | Martin Kulakowski said...

Google to roll out their own Gmail

Interested in a free webmail service that includes 1,000 megabytes of storage and is fully searchable by powerful Google engine to quickly recall any sent/received messages without actually filing them? Gmail is your answer. Currently in beta stage see what the testers have to say about the upcoming product.

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May 19, 2004 | Martin Kulakowski said...

Taking Advantage of Standards Compliant practices

Two major product websites have been re-designed last week under new ownership. Take a look at new Blogger.com and MP3.com. Both sites take full advantage of CSS2 and XHTML to use rounded corners, sliding doors, direct concepts, and other techniques to make the brand and interface more friendly, approachable, and completely standards compliant.

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May 15, 2004 | Martin Kulakowski said...

Art Direction vs Design - Concept vs Execution

A new article on AListApart from Stephen Hay introduces the principles and techniques of the art director, and shows how art directional concepts can shape memorable user experiences.

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April 19, 2004 | Martin Kulakowski said...

A Reinvigoration of the Web

Already in its 4th year May 1st Reboot is one of the largest Web happenings. Re-visit the contestant sites and vote for your favorites to help the Judges pick who put forth the strongest push.

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My Bookshelf
The Elements of Typographic Style

The Elements of Typographic Style
- Robert Bringhurst

 
Grid Systems in Graphic Design

Grid Systems in Graphic Design
- Josef Muller-Brockmann

 
Graphic Designer's Color Handbook

Graphic Designer's Color Handbook
Choosing and Using Color from Concept to Final Output - Barbara Karg, Barb Karg, Rick Sutherland

 
The Big Book of New Design Ideas

The Big Book of New Design Ideas
- David E. Carter

 
Soak Wash Rinse Spin - Tolleson Design

Soak Wash Rinse Spin - Tolleson Design
- Steven Tolleson

My Highlights

Re-installed Windows XP on the new machines all by myself! Woo!