Monthly Archives: February 2009

Drawing Eyes – From Any Angle

If you’re drawing a face at an angle, it won’t look right unless the eyes are drawn well.

With Tento’s Eye Angle Library, Amy Reeder Hadley has created a reference chart of eyes sketched from 30 different angles, along with an in-depth description of the subtleties of the eye’s appearance in each view.

An E-commerce Market Strategy Framework

Here’s a framework for analyzing and evaluating an ecommerce retailer’s market strategy, the “ChannelAdvisor Ecommerce Framework” by Scot Wingo. Scot goes on to examine Zappos and ideeli as examples.
[The] five pillars of ecommerce that make up the CEF:

Selection
Value
Ease of use
Trust
Merchandising

[F]or a retailer of any size to be successful, they need to [...]

Quick Screenshots

Especially of part of the screen, for quick uploading.  Not comprehensive, just the top tools.
Mac OS X:

Skitch
Jing

Linux (Ubuntu/Gnome):

GIMP – File > Create > Screenshot (or File > Acquire > Screenshot)
scrot
import (ImageMagick)

Windows:

Jing

More lists:

How to Take a Screenshot in Linux (Ubuntu)
How to choose the right screenshot program
Taking a Screenshot
OSX Screenshot Showdown – Jing vs Skitch

Threads on Twitter Pages

If you’re like me and still use the Twitter web interface for at least some of your tweet consumption, you might like this great little [[GreaseMonkey]] script: “Nested Twitter Threads” by Pratham Kumar.
When you’re reading tweets on the Twitter site, the script recursively grabs the previous messages in any @reply threads on the page, and [...]

Franke James – Dinner with a Stranger

“If you got an email from a stranger, who said they’d donate $200 to a charity of your choice if you had them to a vegetarian dinner, would you say yes?”
That’s the question Franke James answers for herself, in her dinner with a stranger blog post.
It’s a great story, and if you haven’t seen Franke’s [...]

Blogging Again

I haven’t been blogging in a long time.  I’m going to start again.  Wish me luck!
I want to try something a little different than just well-formed posts with good narrative.  I plow through lots of interesting stuff in the course of a day; perhaps I can capture some of that into my blog.
I’ve gone back [...]