July 11-17, 2010

July 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

015 – This week, brings color, code and chocolate. The three C’s. What more can a gal ask for?!


I’m in love. With MULITCOLR SEARCH LAB FLICKR SET. Oooooo…. so pretty. Oh so clever.

Click on a color in the palette to the right and pics from Flickr (in that same color) magically appear. Ooooooo.

And, if that tickles you silly, you simply need to click on over to Idée
where you can be wooed with their VISUAL SEARCH LAB and BYO IMAGE SEARCH LAB

The photo finds can inspire, guide, give reference, and go weak in the knees for.

I feel like I’m being courted.

I found this link through a MASHABLE article…. which is always a worthy resource. Oh, Mr Cashmore… behave yourself.


“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”
~ Lucy Van Pelt (Charles M. Schulz)

With Lucy’s help (and a love of chocolate) I was lead to SHOWCASE OF SWEET CHOCOLATE WEBSITES. Mmmmm… delish.

This showcase promises both traditional and unique design layouts. Both rich and subdued colors. Both yummy and yummier imagery.



IMPRINT posted this wondrous first parter: THE WONDERFUL COLOR WHEEL.

Besides the great insight – the hightlighted art is magnificant. And, I want that book.

Plus, now we know how many ways you reshuffle the rainbow… three! I also salute the color giants of centuries past.

(via @PRINTmag)


This week brought a freelance project building FBML for a client. Which now leads me to check out what other capablilities are available with Facebook.

There are templates out there that can get your Fan/Business Page all setup – and a designer or two can be found, who can create pages for you (Hi… have we met?). Basically, the FB page creation is designed with FBML – a writeup language that is similar (read: same) as HTML minus a few nasty coding needs.

In short, you can make your biz look exactly as you wish – minus the FB look that you started with… matching your brand and marketing strategy. After all, a good business model should emcompass designs that match across the board – including social media.

Plus, you can still throw out your thumbs-up with a ‘like’. It’s a win-win.

To get a grand idea of the possiblities, check out these the templates over at: FlashMint.com

And, be sure to check out Web Design Blog’s recent tutorial HOW TO CREATE FACEBOOK FBML TEMPLATE (and don’t forget Part II while you’re in there – along with any other tutorials that tickle your fancy.)

(via @FMINT)

Have a great week…
~ Jennifer

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”

~ Lucy Van Pelt (Charles M. Schulz)

TAGS: color, color wheel, palette, chocolate, facebook, fbml

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