TinyEyes will show you how a baby sees an image that you provide. Our baby-vision simulation method is based on scientific studies of infant visual perception. Please remember that this is our best scientific guess about how a baby of a particular age would see the world. There is quite a bit of individual variability, so any particular baby may see things differently.

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howsociable_wordpress1What Keith Barrett would call “just a bit of fun”.   It searches a lot of major social networking/bookmarking sites for occurences of search term (i.e. your name or ID).  I was interested to finds my ID appears on sites I signed up to, but never used, such as ecademy and ning.  But sometimes interesting to find out where you have been mentioned!  Needs to cover a load more sites though.

HowSociable? – Brand Visibility Metrics

Words to inspire UX designers

A great site I use but I get too bogged down in the business and technical sides of design.  However we like to portray the web, it is a succession of linked documents, and how they look is every bit as important as the functionality underneath.  Good design doesnt have to be a work of art, but it must be intuitive and guide/help the user.

Gallery Slideshow | inspireUX – words to inspire user experience designers

GIMPshop.com – A GIMP hack

GIMPshop.com – A GIMP hack by Scott Moschella

GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.

As someone who only uses image programs for quick resizes, and edits, I always found Photoshop a bit clunky and feature-heavy.  Gimp has been a favourite of mine for many years, offering more useful features than an MSPaint level program, but not as processor-hungry as the full-blown graphics applications.  This modification is a great idea to broaden the audience for Gimp (surely started as a joke name!).