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Art, Design, Music & Technology Links...

A List Apart (alistapart.com)

  • "For people who make websites". Topics: * Code * Content * Culture * Design * Process * User Science. This, like Zeldman's site is an excellent resource for learning "standards" web design.

Absolute Arts - Dan's Link (www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/d/danosmundson)

  • There's a wide variety of art displayed here ranging from amateur to professional. This site has been around a lot longer and has seen a lot of growth in the quality of work on display. I got in early so I still have my maximum four pieces on display for free... Actually, you can still have four pieces on display for free and sell them via Absolute Arts.

Dan Osmundson's Art'n'Design

  • is my latest website that is structurally complete. It's still in the works, as I need to upload images of paintings that I have for sale, but you can drop by and shop for some unique Expressionist artwork by me, Dan Osmundson. This is my first e-commerce site, aside from the Spreadshirts and Cafe Press e-commerce models. I still need them to print my wearables but with my Artshop you and I can cut out the middle-man (aside from PayPal), as they say, and keep prices lower. If you see something that is in my art portfolio that is not in my artshop, and you would like to purchase it, let me know and I'll add it to my artshop. If you're in the market for an original oil or would prefer to have a inkjet digital reproduction of one of my originals, I can do that - Contact me.

Perkey Fine Art Advisor, www.perkeyfineart.com

  • Professional art consulting services in Los Angeles California. Specialist in unique and outstanding contemporary art for your collection with expert guidance for private collectors and corporations. Call (310) 204-2787.

Chris Coyier (//chriscoyier.net)

  • Let's see, I have never met the guy (other than via email and his online presence) but he seems like the kind of guy with whom you could meet and easily hit it off. My first encounter with him was via StumbleUpon.com. I think he's moved on from there now, though. On his homepage (//chriscoyier.net) he dubs himself, "Web designer. Wanna-be developer. Old-time music lover. Blogger. From Portland, Oregon." He's got lots of projects going and if you visit his site you'll see it all. My recent favorites are his CSS-Tricks.com Screencasts. Once you have a look at a few of these, you'll realize the guy is also a very kind person and a good teacher. CSS-Tricks.com is a really good way to learn stuff that you need to know if you are a web designer, including some development - the more the better.

Dan Osmundson's aRt-shiRts (T-shirt shop @ Spreadshirts.com)

  • This is another new venture... if you'd like to make a small investment in a wearable piece of art, follow this link to buy a shirt with an image of one of my designs or paintings. I have several options there now but I'll be converting more and hopefully be coming up with some fresh designs.

Dan Osmundson's Coroflot Profile (coroflot.com/danojobs)

  • This is an account set up to provide potential employers and those needing a designer to view my portfolio of web design work, similar to the AIGA website.

Dan Osmundson's Last.fm Page (last.fm)

  • I found this music site while visiting Kevin Hemenway's blog, Disobey.com. Kevin writes many articles for O'Reilly Publishing (linked previously but now my security software says to avoid it). I had been reading some of these related to Apache Webserver setup for Mac OS X at O'Reilly's MacDevCenter.com (linked previously but now my security software says to avoid it).

Doodle (doodle.ch)

  • This is a "free to try" online calendar system that allows you to create a poll to send out to hopeful attendees. Those invited respond with their best possible times/places to meet, etc. (whatever is included in your poll) and then you get an email telling you the results of your invitation... hopefully there's a common date/time/place to meet. There is not a page to register to use this tool but I did see that you can use it to advertise or incorporate it into your organization by renting a branded version - see their about page.

Jeff Hughart's (jeffhughart.com)

  • "Welcome to jeffhughART.com Jeff Hughart's own world of demented art and creative doings." ... this is the website's description meta tag. All of the work on Jeff's site is very interesting, expressive and packs a PUNCH! I wouldn't consider it demented by any means, however. My favorites are the crude figurative works with often terse and/or obtuse titles. Jeff sells a lot of work on eBay where, in my opinion, he sells much too low, but that just means better deals for everyone. Enjoy a great show and if you drop him a line, please tell him I sent you.

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents (zeldman.com)

  • "web design news & info since 1995" ...
  • Zeldman is one of the biggest players in the movement for web standards. I consider this guy to be a wizard of web design. He's written two excellent books, Designing with Web Standards (and a Second edition), as well as many other books. Also see A List Apart above.

Simply Devine Jewelry Design (simplydevine.com)

  • This is a site that I designed for a good friend who does jewelry design and calligraphy. I had the most fun putting the gallery together as I was able to look at her designs pretty closely while cropping and scaling the image files. Thanks Betty!

Wendell Arneson (stolaf.edu)

  • I want to be like Wendell when I grow up... this guy is an amazing person and artist! His paintings rival those of Picasso, Van Gogh, Kandinsky... I was lucky enough to have studied art/painting with him at St. Olaf College.

Tools Links...

Adobe Systems Inc. (adobe.com)

  • I use Adobe Photoshop, ImageReady and Illustrator. My license for Dreamweaver and the Studio 8 bundle still say Macromedia, but as soon as I buy the latest version it will all be Adobe. I'm going for the Adobe CS3 Web Premium bundle.

Apple Computer (apple.com)

  • I highly admire Apple Computer, their products and services and their way of doing business. I own two Macs: a PowerMac G5 2.7Ghz DP and a 2012 Mac Mini.
  • I also had a .Mac account for email, creating photo blogs and easy to maintain secure login sites. I started that site at .Mac (now MobileMe) as a portfolio which grew and then I mainly used the account for the many alias emails and iDisk storage... but farewell to that!

Epson America, Inc.

  • I own an Artisan 1430 printer and a Perfection 3170 scanner. I really like the features of each of these and still have not put the printer through all of it's paces!

Wacom (www.wacom.com) *

  • Once!... I strayed from Wacom for another drawing tablet (Adesso (sp?))- it was inexpensive for a mammoth size tablet but it did not perform! I am very happy with my 6" x 8" Wacom Graphire 3, however!