Netdiver Mag #ISSN 1911-866X

/ What's new in the design digital culture

Change of hat

Last day as editor for 15 days. Change of hat: songwriter – composer – arranger -> recording debut album ‘Changing‘.

See ya’ again on Sept 7.

RuleByArt is??

RuleByArt provide designers with the highest quality handmade + digital /art / resources:

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Hand painted typefaces, tileable vectors, graphic patterns, abstract photography, 3d generated art, and more.

As artists themselves they pride themselves in having high standards you can see in the work.

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Rocking offer!

Balboa Technology was started from a private/personal project fully realized as BalboaTech.com in 2003, to save individuals and businesses time, money and headache.

Balboa Technology

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We offer a full range of web hosting and related services. Shared hosting, cloud hosting, managed virtual dedicated servers, dedicated servers with more to come.

Domain registration and DNS services. SSL, trust and site security services. Streaming (ShoutCast and ICEcast) services. Consulting and IT services. Data centers around the world.

Our partcular focus is on security, reliability, good pricing and most important: having the happiest clients possible.

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20 Years ago

I remember – when we ‘upgraded’ to Netscape (and proudly own a ‘hard’ copy).. don’t recall which browser we were using prior in ’95. I recall vividly Bill infamous: "I don’t believe in the Internet" and the big ensuing vicious attack by M$.

Epic and devastating.

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Marc Andreessen may have known what he was getting into when he cowrote Mosaic at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications, but it wasn’t until he graduated from college and met with some Silicon Valley types that the Web revolution really began.

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In 1994 Andreessen launched Netscape Communications, offering his new Navigator Web browser (based on Mosaic) to the world. Finally, users outside of the academic world would get a taste of HTML, and nothing has been the same since.

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Netscape browser archive.

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Netscape chose Netdiver as one of their *Best of What’s New* (Dive in) link from August 2000 to Jan 2001.

July 14/00 *Rage of the day * site by Netscape editors (Dive in).

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Don’t know how they found our fledging little online magazine. Maybe we could submit – can’t recall. But in the end – we actually owe Netscape putting Netdiver Mag on the map sorta speaking – sending huge traffic and giving us massive visibility.

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How Microsoft Attacked the Beast who created Netscape, Mozilla Firefox & Skype.

“It was like a visit from Don Corleone, I expected to see a bloodied computer on my bed next day” – Marc Andreessen to Microsoft.

View the full video!

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via: Jan Jursa + Jason Kokkte + PCWorld

C.R.E.S.

A mission. Cultivate. Resist. Elevate. Sustain.

I cultivate featuring good people – good projects and good designs ONLY.

I resist following trends and false perceptions of hype or edge. I don’t compromise EVER!

I elevate the best in our humanity – we are all imperfect ANYWAYS.

I sustain a passion to empower the creative industry, gain it respect and visibility TODAY.

A little (www) Story

In 1995, JF and I started a little company – Netdiver. It’s original mission was to uncover and report on the economic possibilities of the emerging www.

ndlr: JF & I in pixel regalia presenting a new logo. Still love it (/him too).

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We were going to ‘dive’ to fetch the pearls – in opposition to ‘surf’ – which was then buzz word du jour.

We thought it pretty clever.

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Remember vividly my awe upon ‘entering’ the infant web – wow – we are now connected to the world! To this day – still awed.

First search was this single word: Idea.

Landed on TWChiatDay – Idea Factory which posited on a ‘new’ approach on how to run a creative studio – horizontal instead of hierarchial.

The interior ‘spaces’ were amazing – and have now become the norm for all those Silicon Valley giants and startups: funky offices – team pods – free food – game – flexible hours, etc.

Exactly what I was envisioning.

I concluded – if there’s one maybe there’s hundreds??

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ndlr: Netdiver site banner circa ’99. Diving not surfing ;))

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I remember the early www to be barely above double-digits millions. The web was ‘small’ and somewhat.. uh.. intimate.

I theorized ‘freelancing’ to become the economic norm – clients to be landed anywhere in the world and the ‘disenfranchising’ of selling both creative skills and goods to be possible.

At long last – designers could change the world with ‘communication’, ‘exchange’ and ‘collaboration. The circulation of new ideas to be unbelievably faster than pre-Internet since new ideas always reached ‘culture’ – post-mortem for authors.

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Followed 3 intensive years of stealth research gazing / gauging the ‘opportunities’ that would be afforded creatives types when they would settle in the then land of MiS, technologists and scientists.

I was mind-mapping infinite files to locate like-minded people who – as us – were exploring and building what today has become such a commodity – although an irreplaceable one as that.

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In ’98, I decided to ‘share’ the results of the ‘likeminded’ research – aka bookmarks with small screencaps – our visual trademark 200 x 115 pixels and a bit of text to describe it.

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ndlr: Wayback Machine archives

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We hard-coded a ‘website’ with frames and attempted to emulate a ‘magazine’ look and started to post (lol) – what would later become Netdiver Mag.

Way long before blogs were even in the ‘pipe’ of extraordinarily talented visionaries.

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ndlr: Netdiver vintage pins + postcard distributed at conferences / events.
Reissue TBA

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Through the years I kept a directory titled ‘x_pired’ in which I saved thumbnails of websites either redesigned or gone offline.

I had this sentimental attachment. I remembered all of them. It made me sad when so much creativity (not counting the man-hours) was thrown out in the ether. Once bright lights. Now gone.

Forever.

I chose to turn that sadness into a somewhat very unofficial web museum of what was new in design.

This is what Netdiver Vintage edition is about.

Since onset – I had and still have a very privileged overview of the web. When I went on hiatus – I don’t exaggerate stating having visited over 150k websites.

I have saved all the ‘archives’ pre-database years – and I am continually adding to it. So far 2.4k projects listed.

Enjoy.

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ndlr: Netdiver Vintage 2 columns interface.

ndlr2: Hard to believe it was once trendy to use very + very small fonts.

Small is beautiful

After Svpply fallout (website is now closed) Very Goods will become the new hub for a community stamped with having ‘good taste’.

There’s this pattern in internet communities called The 1% Rule, which looks like this:

A note on Smallness.

Industry events #01

Mark your calendar – upcoming industry events you may want to attend:

Reasons to be Creative

RTBC 14

Reasons to be Creative is a conference for web designers, coders, & anyone with a creative mind. It is about discovering the best in art, design, code, & inspiration.

Upcoming: September 1-3

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XOXO Festival

XOXO

An experimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology.

Upcoming: September 11–14

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The Brand New Conference

The Brand New

The Brand New Conference is a two-day event organized by UnderConsideration, focusing on the practice of corporate and brand identity.

Upcoming: September 25-26

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Future of Web Design

FOWD / New York

Conference for designers and front-end devs. Learn all about UX, responsive design, CSS, web performance and workflow, and more.

Get 10% off 2 day pass – promo code: NETDIVER

Upcoming: November 3–5

Teehan+Lax is hiring

‘Being great at what you do is the cost of entry at Teehan+Lax, what tends to get people hired is fit. When talented people fit well together they produce some pretty impressive stuff.’

Opening for a seriously talented Sr. Digital Product Designer who is passionate about creating great digital products and services.

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via: Derek Kinsman

52 Weeks of UX

Hapchanced unto this amazing resource: 52 Weeks of UX authored by Joshua Porter & Joshua Brewer. Not really fresh off the web sorta speaking – principles are principles – they don’t succumb to fads or trends.

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Description: A discourse on the process of designing for real people.

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via: Carolyn Wood

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/ Highlights

Featured posts you liked best.

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Noon (-5GMT). Netdiver Mag resurfacing. Honey, I'm back!

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PRPL short for Purple Rock Scissors has such a great culture - should be universal.

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A type of Show #1 strikingly creative typographic treatments.

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Moodboards #1 aka branding collaterals staged in a visual assemblage.

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Anastasia K. That flowery interface blew me away. Exquisitely designed.

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A little (www) Story. In 1995, JF and I started a little company – Netdiver.

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Paula Scher * is not a refiner. She gets it the first time or second or nsever.

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365 Project. Have you a personal project? You should.

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Authentic Hyperkit is a design studio collaboration between a husband-and-wife.

/ Elsewhere

 

Reasons to be Creative

RTBC 14

Reasons to be Creative is a conference for web designers, coders, & anyone with a creative mind. It is about discovering the best in art, design, code, & inspiration.

Upcoming: September 1-3

 

Balboa Technology

Balboa Technology

We offer full range hosting: Shared,cloud, managed virtual dedicated servers, dedicated servers. Domain registration and DNS services. SSL, trust and site security services. Streaming (ShoutCast and ICEcast) services.

Consulting and IT services.

Data centers around the world.

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Promo code: 20% off first year hosting.

 

Uniqlo

Uniqlo LifeWear. Clothes for a better life. Every day. You feel it instantly. So confortable - so right - so you.

 

UPPERCASE magazine

UPPERCASE magazine is for the creative and curious. Much of the written content, photography and illustration is commissioned from our subscribers.

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Subscribe now: Get 10% off. Promo code: NETDIVER.

 

The Brand New Conference

The Brand New

The Brand New Conference is a two-day event organized by UnderConsideration, focusing on the practice of corporate and brand identity.

Upcoming: September 25-26

 

Glug events

Glug - This is Notworking™.
Talks, banter and intoxicated enlightenment for the creative industry.

Upcoming: October 9 / Edingburgh

 

Future of Web Design

FOWD / New York

Conference for designers and front-end devs. Learn all about UX, responsive design, CSS, web performance and workflow, and more.

Get 10% off 2 day pass - promo code: NETDIVER

Upcoming: November 3–5

 

AIGA 2015

AIGA 2015

Provocative speakers, local culture, nightly networking receptions, competitions, exhibitions, professional development sessions and face-to-face roundtables with design heroes.

Upcoming: October 8-10 / 2015

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Industry news
News from the geek / tech / mobile / design and ethos in the industry
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/ Insider info

Work$paces interviews

Workspaces+

I have done interviews with movers + shakers. Preparing a new formula: Designers shoot their space + fav projects + share creative insights about their creative path.

Stay tuned.

 

Special Feature issues

Special Feature issues

SFi is a self-curation experiment coupled with a minimalist interview by people in the design industry I admire.

By invitation only

 

Netdiver Vintage edition

Netdiver Vintage edition

What was new in design worldwide — sort of a very unofficial record of web history as captured from {1998 - onwards}.

Over 2.4K+ projects.

 

Netdiver Best of the Year

Best Of The Year (BOTY)

Netdiver Best of the Year is the long awaited release of featured projects / talents who made a lasting impression in the previous year.

 

Netdiver Mag is sweet

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VBG

VBG stands for Visual Brain Gravity. A producer and developer of concepts, products and brand experiences. Driven by vision.

 

/ Featured by group

Join to share new projects with 2.4K+ other likeminded creatives.

 

Cupcake Ipsum

Cupcake Ipsum

Tired of how boring lorem ipsum got? Chocolate bar caramels lemon drops jujubes apple pie chupa chups soufflé icing.

 

MailChimp

Mailchimp

Design, send and track beautiful email campaigns completely free.

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RePrint

RePrint

Downloadable calendar to print onto the reverse of your misprints to get a second use.

/ by Screenshots

What matters to you x 50

Netdiver long-standing visual trademark: the 200 x 115 thumbnail galleries.

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/ Illustration

Vast array of drawing styles

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/ Imaginative

Conceptual designs standing out

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/ Industrial

Product / packaging design / workspaces +

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/ Motion

Brilliant storyboards / motion / vfx

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/ Photography

Some of the sharpest eyes shooting

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/ Portfolios

New wave of design / interactive / mobile stars

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/ Powagirrrls

Women who rock the design scene with more than pink design

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