Stellar Distance whosawhat?
Now that my intelligent-but-curious sounding title has got your attention, I hereby give you a recap of the last few days of my life! Don’t feel cheated now, there are free goodies to be had if you read all the way through.
The last few days have been a weird amalgamations of time, the kind where hours flow into one another but moments pass at a snails pace. It being a Sunday, and me being in France, (thus everything being closed,) today seemed the perfect day to take a moment and get some ideas – of which I have a tone these days – down on paper.
For those of you who follow my tweets, a proper recap of my recent 48 hours in London was part of my Sunday “moment of reflection,” and should be going up later this week.
Otherwise, I’ve been itching to try a little animation. Besides a quickie stop motion video I did a few weeks ago, further experiments in that realm will no doubt start as soon as I can get my hands on a tripod and jot down the semblance of a storyline. To be continued… (excited!)
I’ve also been coming across a slew of really free resources online lately. No really. (See?? Goodies!!) So if you’re into the whole “self-teaching” thing, or are just curious about random topics like say… Quadratic Inequalities, or perhaps you’ve been wondering about Stellar Distance Using Parallax hmm? Khan Academy is worth a peak. There are slightly more accessible topics to check out too: art history, geography, current economics, chemistry, and world history for example.
If you’re itiching to easily learn code, I highly recommend loosing a few hours to CodeAcademy, where computer-speak becomes just easy enough that it’s fun! For budding web designers, there’s also Don’t Fear The Internet, which provides a great overview of what all the HTML and CSS jargon people keep talking about is.
My other go-to favorite is Method & Craft, which I’m sure many of you are already familiar with. But just in case you’re not, it’s a site devoted to the method and craft (duh…) behind graphic design. Interviews, videos and tutorials abound, there are hours of Photoshop secrets and InDesign shortcuts to learn on here.
Last but not least, the most recent addition to my rss feed : A List Apart which features articles and anlysis that will prove interesting to anyone who has ever designed a website.
The multifaceted nerd: Wired, Elle Collections and Monocle.
Reading material for the Eurostar home last week.